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Therapies We Use

Structural Balance

Chiropractors have found that if there is pressure along the spine, irritating and interfering with the nerve, it will cause pain. It is highly probable that it will affect muscles, joints, blood vessels, and even organs. The chiropractor relates various levels of the spinal column to various organs and conditions. For example, if tenderness is found at the base of your skull, it may be related to headaches, sinus problems, or to your jaw. Lower down the neck may be found displacements that relate to problems of pain and numbness in your shoulder, arm, or hands. People suffering from chest and stomach problems may have a displacement of the bones between the shoulder blade affecting those organs. Lower back and leg symptoms are often associated with problems with the intestines, bladder and prostate, because of the same nerve supply.



Applied Kinesiology

Dr. Christine Audette employs a technique called Applied Kinesiology, which is a form of muscle examination used to aid in the arrival of a correct diagnosis. During the 1960’s this new system of evaluation began to develop in chiropractic. Dr. George Goodheart found that evaluation of normal and abnormal body function could be accomplished by using muscle tests. These tests give the doctor added ability to evaluate function of the nervous system, which controls organs, glands, and other tissues. This information is combined with other diagnostic findings to enhance the examination.




Your chiropractor can help guide you to good health by doing more than adjusting your spine. Chiropractic colleges teach in-depth courses in nutrition which will allow your doctor to advise you on a healthy diet plan. To be able to function over a long period of time, you should eat as close to nature as possible. Avoid smoking, alcohol, as well as caffeine and carbonated drinks. Also, try not to eat a lot of spicy, greasy or fried foods. One of the keys to longevity is to not overeat. At the Audette Chiropractic Clinic, you examination is augmented with Applied Kinesiology by evaluating how you body responds to particular nutritional substances and chemicals. This adds a functional evaluation that takes into consideration the biochemical individuality of people.

Meridian Therapy

The ancient Chinese developed a system of treating disease and maintaining health that balances the energy in what are called meridians. In modern times, acupuncture - or more accurately "meridian therapy" - has proven a valid method of treatment. Dr. Goodheart et al. have provided some of the first advancements in this treatment in the Western world. By using applied kinesiology techniques, the flow of energy in the meridians can be evaluated and corrected if off-balance. Correction can be made by many methods of stimulation, such as electrical, needles, small tape patches with metal balls, or simply by touching certain spots. You will note an immediate improvement in muscle function after meridian balancing.

Cranial Bone Movement

Until fairly recently it was thought that the skull was a solid mass primarily protecting the brain. In reality, there is minute movement of a predictable nature between the bones that is necessary for normal function of the nerves and spinal fluid. Spinal fluid surrounds the brain and spinal cord, providing nutrition, lubrication, and hormone movement. A bump on the head can jam the bones of the skull, causing abnormal or no movement. Improper nerve function may result that can cause problems in many organs or structures of the body. Dysfunction of the skull is called a cranial fault. If one is found, a specific gentle pressure is applied, allowing for an immediate improvement of a previously poor muscle test.

Neuro-Emotional Technique

Our emotional reality can dramatically affect our health. Emotions such as fear, anger, grief, and many others can negatively affect us long after the original event that caused them. When our body fails to "let go" of these emotions, we can find ourselves with unexplained aversions, self sabotaging behaviors, destructive beliefs, phobias, and many chronic physical problems. The Audette Chiropractic Clinic uses an approach called Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to identify and help you let go of "stuck" emotional patterns. Just as Pavlov's dog linked the sound of a bell with being fed, events and situations in our life can be linked to emotions and feelings. Locating and resolving these emotional snapshots from the past does not take the place of counseling, analysis, or other types of therapy. Actually, many psychotherapists use NET in their practice. Rest assured that we make appropriate referrals as necessary.