Oriental medicine (OM), also known as Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a healing art that existed in some form or other for more than 3,000 years. Some of the earlier texts date back from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 ACE). In the western world, it is commonly known as acupuncture. However, acupuncture is only one of several modalities that physicians of TCM use to treat patients. TCM emphasizes the role of the body in the healing process and uses herbs and natural agents to maintain health. It is an effective form of treatment and a particularly safe form of therapy. TCM is a complete medical system that takes into account every aspect of human life to promote health and well-being. It sees the body as one whole entity like a “Garden” and encompasses its physical, emotional, energetic, as well as its spiritual aspects. It emphasizes on the “Vis medicatrix” the “healing power of nature” better known as “the inborn ability of the human body to respond to the insult of illness or injury and restore itself to health in most episodes of disease or trauma (Whorton, 2002, p. 6).” The goal for treatment is boosting the ecological condition to favor self-regulatory capacity. Physicians in the eastern world are trained to examine skin, complexion, bones, channels, smells, sounds, mental state, preferences, emotions, tongue, pulse, demeanor, and body build to discern patterns that underlie a patient’s complaints. TCM’s wholistic approach to healing addresses the underlying cause of disease, and allows the body to heal itself naturally. Physicians are taught to treat the cause not just the symptoms of an illness so that the body can function more efficiently and therefore ensuring true health.
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Chiropractic | Acupuncture | Massage
1898 S Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 120 Daytona Beach, FL 386.872.7167
Your First Chiropractic Visit
Your first visit at our office typically takes anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your condition, medical history, and how quickly you fill out your intake paperwork. If you'd like to save 10-15 minutes on your first visit, please fill out and submit your intake form .
On your first visit, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and asked to present a picture ID and your insurance card, if you have insurance. Once your intake paperwork has been completed, you will be taken to one of our exam rooms, pictured on the right.
Once seated, you will be introduced to chiropractic care via a short 3-minute introductory video while your doctor reviews your intake paperwork. Shortly thereafter, your doctor will enter the room and begin your consultation. You can expect your doctor to go over your medical history and discuss the reason for your visit, as well as your current health goals. You can expect to have several opportunities to ask questions and share your concerns during your time with the doctor.
After your consultation, a postural screening and physical examination will be conducted, focused on your areas of concern. The exam will have many of the same components as a typical visit to your medical doctor, with a few differences. The doctor will use her hands to examine your spine and the overlying tissues to evaluate for any joint or soft tissue abnormalities. She will also put you through different motions to assist in arriving at a diagnosis and decide what treatment plan is right for you.
After your evaluation, your doctor will briefly leave the room to write up your report of findings and present you with your postural assessment results. While she is out, you will be presented with another short video describing the chiropractic treatment process. Upon her return, the doctor will discuss your condition with you, along with your available treatment options. She may also provide you with an exercise or stretching program to help speed up your recovery. In some cases, other things may be recommended such as supplements, back supports, or referrals for imaging. You will be given a personal folder to take home, containing information on your treatment plan and your condition. You are encouraged to ask questions at any time during this process. We are more than happy to provide you with more literature or research evidence on various topics in health at your request!
For more questions about your first visit, call our Daytona Beach office today and find out how you can benefit from chiropractic care. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any lingering questions you may have! You may schedule your first visit by visiting the link to the right or by calling our office at 386-872-7167. We look forward to hearing from you!