184 W. Main Street, Suite 200 Collegeville, PA 19426 610-228-4366
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Alternatives To Traditional Medicine

  • October 20, 2016

Sometimes looking after your health and well-being calls for something different, but with so much information floating around on the internet it can be difficult to find the treatment you’re searching for. LANAP and Dental Implant Center started our Wellness Center in Collegeville, PA for patients like you. Dr. DiGiallorenzo is a dentist who also wants to provide his patients total-body health choices for wellness.

The information you receive from our Wellness Center is approved by our in-house wellness director. That isn’t always the case when you find info on the internet or receive the card of someone with few credentials who claims to be holistic healing expert. And we absolutely seek to create a balance between traditional medicine and it’s alternatives, not to replace one with the other.

This is a simple guide to some of our treatments and how they can benefit you. For a tailored treatment plan, you can call us for a consultation. One of our Wellness Center team members would be happy to help guide you. Simply call 610-228-4366.

Acupuncture And Acupressure

Acupuncture and acupressure are both ancient Asian healing techniques that stimulate parts of your body that can activate your body’s self-healing capabilities. Acupuncture uses needs that are too thin to feel and acupressure uses a firm touch. Some benefits are:

  • Relief from tightness and pain in your back
  • Stress relief or even relieve other emotions you might carrying in a physical way like trauma
  • Ease the burden of chronic fatigue
  • Help with addiction recovery

Our specialist, Amanda Ruth, has studied four different styles of acupuncture and is highly skilled in rebalancing the flow of energy within your body.

Reflexology

Reflexology is similar in acupressure in the way it uses touch and pressure to bring you relief. Reflexology focuses on your hands and feet. This therapy is grounded in the belief that various nerve endings in your hands and feet are linked to other muscles and organs in your body.

It’s ability to induce a deep state of relaxation in its patients is reflexology’s biggest benefit. If you’re looking to unload some stress, reflexology could be the ideal  treatment for you.

Cranial-Sacral Therapy

Practitioners of cranial-sacral therapy, also known as cranial osteopathy, apply light pressure with their hands to your connective tissue and skeleton, particularly the area where your skull and spine meet. They’re seeking to help alleviate:

  • Headaches
  • TMJ disorder
  • ADHD
  • Ear problems
  • Neck pains
  • Issues sleeping

Massage

For some patients massages are than just a luxury, they find them crucial to their health and well-being. There are many different types and styles of massage, but the purpose is the same. To ease muscle tension and put you in a state of relaxation. A growing number of studies have shown that massage can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • TMJ disorder
  • Sports injuries
  • Digestive issues

We even use massage as a method for relieving your dental anxiety!

Prior to receiving a massage you’ll want to discuss any health issues you might have with your massage therapist to make sure it’s a good choice for you. Following a massage, you’ll want to make sure you stay well-hydrated.

Medical Detoxification

Making the decision to stop using can be a challenging one. Once you make that choice for yourself, the Wellness Center might be able to help you through the process with a medical detoxification. A medical detoxification helps manage symptoms of withdrawal like:

  • Restlessness
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Depression

Medical Facial

A medical facial is done under doctor’s supervision. This means medical-grade products and special tools that would not otherwise be available. The focus is actual skin improvement and not just pampering your face like you would during a trip to the spa. Have you been considering a medical facial? You could be a good candidate if you’re interested skin that is:

  • Tighter
  • Brighter
  • Firmer
  • Smoother

We also offer facial rejuvenation treatments for the patient who is looking to turn back the hands of time. At our Wellness Center you’ll also find services for nutritional therapy and homeopathic care.

Watch some of our Wellness Center specialists discuss their treatment techniques and how they’ve been able to benefit our patients. Ready to experience a holistic approach to wellness? For the total-body experience call our Collegeville, PA office – conveniently located just outside of Philadelphia – and schedule your appointment today!

Call us at 610-228-4366. And of course you can dial that same number if you need dental care or you visit our Williamsport, PA location, just call 570-505-6908 to schedule your appointment.