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Immune System Treatments

We are learning more about our body and its natural defenses as a result of the coronavirus. People are becoming more interested in taking better care of themselves through natural and alternative therapies. As part of the body’s natural immune function, we can all appreciate the healing benefits of the lymphatic system. The lymph system, which is the bodies second circulatory system consist of a connecting network of tissues and organs that helps to deliver nutrients and filter out water, bacteria, waste products and other debris of cell metabolism. 

Your body has the amazing natural ability to combat disease and heal itself. Whether it’s a fast-paced, stressed-out life style, not enough good quality sleep, or poor diet choices, it’s these day-to-day lifestyles that can interfere with the lymphatic system and immune process.  Stress, lack of movement, poor diet, and lack of sleep can cause stagnation and a lack of circulation for proper bodily function, resulting in susceptibility to poor health.

Causes of a slow lymph system 

•High Stress Levels

•Poor Diet

•Getting Sick

•Surgery

•Pulmonary Chronic Issues  

•Cancer

•Conventional Cancer Treatments

•Lack of Physical activity

•Little Sleep/Rest

Unfortunately, unlike your veins, the lymph system is not a closed system and has no central pump like your heart, to support its cleansing.  So, Lymph massage without the use of the hands, also known as PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage Therapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice. It’s a very relaxing treatment; it is vital to maintain wellness and overall good health, and it’s even used as a beauty treatment.

PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage is a specific immune lymphatic treatment which includes gentle pulling pressure and pumping with a device to remove waste from the body. This treatment is a stand- alone therapy for everyone interested in preventing illness and keeping the immune system running smooth. It is extremely beneficial for those who have swelling in the body from sports injuries, damaged or blocked vessels in the lymph system following surgery, fibromyalgia, arthritis, congestion, and post cancer treatment. 

PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage is also known for its beauty benefits. It clears and brightens skin by promoting circulation which calms inflammation, reduces swelling, aids in collagen production and improves elasticity.

The following doctors offer the PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage treatment:

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

11620 Wilshire Blvd. #710

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-444-9393

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Massage therapy. What’s better?

  • Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) uses percussion and mechanical vibrations to stimulate nerve functions.
  • DMS provides deep muscle tissue therapy.
  • DMS is percussion and concussion vibration.
  • DMS also concentrates on general or local muscle spasms. It increases muscle metabolism and increases the lactic acid cycle to relieve pain.
  • Deep, rapid, short-duration percussion is the key to the elimination of pain.
  • DMS can be used in effective management of acute and chronic pain, not exclusive to, but including: headaches, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, edema, myofascial pain and frozen joints.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Tucker was personally trained by the inventor of the DMS.
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Chiropractor Sports Medicine

Chronic Pain Patients Offered Help

If you have neck or low back pain for more than 3 months that is considered chronic pain. It will be important for you to find a doctor that combines the most recent and relevant treatments to help you. The assumption is that “Doctors want to help patients” but Doctors and patients alike often prefer subtle changes in practice and patient care. In simple terms, Doctors can be slow to adopt new technology that helps improve outcomes and patient care!

TheraLase laser therapy is a relatively new yet effective treatment that can help reduce chronic pain, however, laser devices have been considered expensive to most doctors. For doctors, purchasing a laser has become as simple as buying an old fashioned ultrasound device. For patients, there’s really only one thing you can do. And that’s to go to your doctor, and ask him or her about laser therapy.

Laser is a solution to help chronic back and neck pain sufferers – it may make the lives of many pain sufferers a lot more enjoyable and a lot less debilitating for a fraction of the cost of surgery and spinal injections.

TheraLase – a Canadian based company introduced a laser that may help prevent nerve (radicular) pain through the interruption of the lack of oxygen and blood flow (the ischemic metabolic pathway) to painful tissues; Theralase may interrupt the generation of inflammation and help decrease inflammatory chemicals that have already occurred and be causing chronic pain; TheraLaser may improve reinnervation in chronic nerve pain (radiculopathy).

What Theralase would do is essentially give doctors and chronic pain patients with mild-to-moderate musculoskeletal pain an option for treatment that is relatively inexpensive compared to drugs and surgery.

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, a Chiropractor in Los Angeles, California combines TheraLase, hands-on massage therapy, diet and exercise as a perfect fit to help chronic pain patients. Tucker says “Laser therapy combines well with physical therapy, for increasing range of motion to stiff and painful joints and muscles, and increasing muscle strength. Doctors often move too slowly to adopt new technology that can help patient outcomes, then patient’s end up on the wrong side of recovery and health”.

Whether you are an athlete or chronic pain patient, you can never give up finding ways to improve performance and progressive thinking is crucial. The most basic drive for doctors to change is when patients go to their doctor’s office and ask about all of the new possible ways for help. Unfortunately if your doctor doesn’t work that way, you as the patient may have to take a detour from that doctor and find a practitioner using new technology like the TheraLase laser. Call 310-444-9393 if you would like a laser session,

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Total Health Center at 310-444-9393 offers

Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) massage method. Dr. Tucker wrote the DMS manual with Dr. Jake Pivaroff, the inventor of the DMS. Dr. Tucker and his trained staff are the most experienced DMS practitioners.

The benefits of DMS massage:

Penetrates soft tissues and connective tissue better than hands.

Allows the spine and bony structures to feel less stiff.

Promotes blood flow and oxygenation to the tissues.

Speeds up soft tissue repair and recovery.

No need to remove clothes during your DMS session.

Preferred over hands-on-massage once you have experience the DMS method.

One 30 minute DMS session covers the feet, calfs, outer calfs, Hamstrings, Tensor Fascia Latae, Illiotibial band, Quadriceps, Piriformis, Glutes, Hip flexors, sacrum, low back, mid back, upper back, posterior shoulder area.

Call 310-444-9393 for a DMS massage session

$45 per 1/2 hour

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