Services We Offer at Omni Wellness Center in Charlotte, NC
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.
At Omni Wellness Center, we use a combination of Eastern and Western acupuncture practices to balance energy and decrease pain. We treat the following types of conditions with acupuncture and perform acupuncture using laser or needles.
- Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
- Headaches, including tension and migraine headaches
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Anxiety and Depression
- Cravings and Addiction
If you have any additional questions about acupuncture or to schedule and appointment please call 704-392-9999 or email us through our contact page.
At Omni Wellness Center, we believe there are three key components to successful weight loss:
- the goals of the patient losing weight;
- the patient’s support system; and
- the diet plan.
What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why our Charlotte chiropractor gets to know each patient personally before developing a custom diet plan. Our plans help patients lose an average of 5 to 7 pounds during the first week, and 2 pounds each following week. By providing ongoing support, nutrition and exercise advice, we help our patients achieve their weight loss goals.
Please contact us for your diet and nutrition needs.
At Omni Wellness Center, we believe in true correction, not just pain relief. We use Rehabilitative therapies to strengthen structures that are weak to prevent any imbalances or misalignments from reoccurring. Depending on your specific problem, we will design a rehab program that is right for you.
If you have additional questions about Rehabilitation therapies or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 704-392-9999 or fill out the contact us form.
Red Light also known as Photonic Therapy is a safe, natural, non-invasive way to promote healing and control pain. This therapy has been proven to help animals as well as people. Our product emits a specialized 660nm red light which can be applied directly to the skin. This technology has been studied for over 40 years and produces fast relief and healing with minimal, if any, side effects.
Red and near-infrared light can penetrate tissue because they are not blocked by blood or water as much as other wavelengths. This wavelength is used in medical settings for burn treatment, wound healing, joint and muscle pain, sports injuries, etc., but the machines made available to medical professionals are considered to be cost prohibitive for the average person. Over the past several years, new technology allowed improved battery efficiency, increased voltages, and more light output to be packaged into a small affordable device.
Photonic therapy works because the body’s tissue can absorb this type of light at a cellular level, converting it to cellular energy (known as ATP). Many studies have shown that this energy accelerates activity in the mitochondria (the part of the cell that generates protein, collagen, and healing materials) as well as improving blood flow in the area being treated, speeding healing and minimizing pain.
The brain receives signals to release endorphins (natural pain killers) and serotonin into the body. This chain reaction:
- Reduces pain and swelling
- Increases lymphatic activity
- Strengthens the immune system
- Accelerates cell regeneration
- Increases circulation
- Relaxes muscles
- Increases anti-viral properties
- Encourages collagen production
- Regulates serotonin levels
Visible red light (at the correct wave length) penetrates skin tissue to 8-10mm and is beneficial in the treatment of numerous conditions and aliments, some of which are:
- Acute/Chronic Injuries
- Arthritis/Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Behaviors: fear, aggression, anxiety, depression
- Colic/digestion issues
- Viral infections
- Muscle Strains & Soreness
- Tendon/Ligament Injuries
- Cuts and Open Wounds
- Immune System Disorders
- Body Soreness
Research has shown no ill side effects from this type of therapy. There may be a feeling of relaxation, light warmth, skin tingling at the point of contact, and a sense of well-being.
Contact us today to learn how Photonic Therapy can help you and your family.
Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner is a board certified chiropractor and is an internationally certified animal chiropractor (IVCA). She is a musculoskeletal specialist and not a veterinarian. You should contact your veterinarian for the primary care of your animals.