Chiropractic Care, Nutritional & Stress Analysis
At Brooklyn Integrative Health Care, in Bay Ridge Brooklyn we offer a combination of services that benefit the mind and the body to help create vitality, balance, good health, and alleviate pain. Please explore the following healing benefits and then call us at (718) 748-6644 if you have any questions:
Chiropractic care starts with a detailed structural and functional analysis. This includes a complete spinal exam, advanced non-invasive infrared and surface EMG (Electromyography) evaluation of nerve and muscle function and, if warranted, X-rays to determine the exact location and severity of a vertebral subluxation ( spinal nerve imbalance), or other spinal issues. Once the area of nerve irritation is identified, a series of gentle adjustments are performed to remove the interference to the mental impulses that travel over the nervous system and regulate body function.
It is our belief that the body is a self-healing organism and is programmed to want to heal. The goal of all our therapies is to help remove the interference to the normal healing process.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug free treatment that facilitates the healing process and alleviates pain and discomfort for many conditions.
A Nutritional evaluation allows us to see what your personal biochemical imbalances are, what your needs are, and allows us to help you in that area in a profound way.
This evaluation consists of the following:
A physical exam.
Body composition evaluation via bio impedance.
Heart rate variability study.
Completion of several questionnaires; which include a 7-day diet, activity survey and sleep quality report and a systems survey.
Based on the combination of Eastern and Western Medicine, Dr. Huml analyzes the early manifestations of health issues through physical markers on the fingernails, tongue and other parts of the body.
Zinc tally taste test to screen for zinc status.
Blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation.
Routine blood work is requested and, if necessary, other evaluations such as parasite testing, allergies, organic acid testing, toxic metal and essential mineral testing, iodine loading test etc.
Computerized Science-based Nutrition™ evaluation of blood values with a 12-15 page comprehensive report detailing what is out of balance and how to address it.
This information allows us to give you a personal and comprehensive program to help restore your health and vitality.
We evaluate heart rate variability, bilateral vascular tone and muscle spasm because we know how damaging stress can be to the body. Stressors in your life can lead to a bevy of problems including hormone imbalance, chronic pain and fatigue, depression, and bone loss; just to name a few.
By utilizing the Heart Math© system of accessing heart rate variability, you are able to see how well your nervous system is handling your current level of stress. Specific breathing exercises that Heart Math© has developed are utilized to allow your nervous system to reach a state they call Coherence (balanced and healthier). This well-researched method can have a profound effect on physical and mental well-being.
There are also a variety of classes we offer on stress related topics. Drop by the center and see what works and what doesn't when it come to eliminating STRESS!
Massage Therapy - Including Certified Pregnancy Massage!!
Therapeutic Massage is a powerful tool for helping in stress management and muscle and ligament injuries. It increases circulation, lymphatic drainage and helps to reduce fatigue and stress hormones. Most people report feeling better and sleeping better after trying this type of massage. Chronic injuries to shoulders, neck and lower back usually require some muscular rehabilitation with massage therapy.
For our pregnant patients, we have licensed massage therapists working on specially-constructed pregnancy massage tables, so you can relax face down while our therapists work on every muscle.
Benefits of Massage include:
Tranquil relaxation and reduced stress.
Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips and legs.
Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.