D’Vida Injury Clinic provides various types of alternative therapies for pain in Beaverton, Oregon, including Facial Acupuncture, Arthrostim®, Auricular, Cold Laser, Cupping, Interferential, and Kinesio Tape.

Facial Acupuncture Therapy

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Cupping, and Gua Sha

Using facial acupuncture in place of Botox, Juvederm, or plastic surgery eliminates risk of damage, infection, or poisoning from any of those invasive procedures. Facial acupuncture also involves the treatment of your whole body, so not only will you see a reduction in your wrinkles, you’ll notice an improvement of your overall wellbeing!

How it Works?

Facial acupuncture involves the insertion of especially tiny needles into areas of the face and neck that show signs of aging. This stimulates fibroblast production which builds collagen and elastin; two of the essential ingredients for facial construct rejuvenation and regaining a more youthful appearance.

Why Facial Acupuncture Treatments?
Using facial acupuncture in place of Botox, Juvederm, or plastic surgery totally eliminates risk of damage, infection, or poisoning from any of those invasive procedures. Facial acupuncture also involves the treatment of your whole body, so not only will you see
 a reduction in your wrinkles, you’ll notice an improvement of your overall wellbeing!
By using this method, you can expect to see reduction or elimination of:
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Jowls
  • Neck lines
  • Chin and lip lines
  • Forehead and eyebrow lines
  • Crow’s feet
Facial acupuncture treatments can also help produce hair growth for age related hair loss, and plump up areas of your face that may have lost their luster.

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    Chiropractic Beaverton

    Arthrostim® Therapy

    Manual Therapy Alternative

    ArthroStim® adjustments are another form of adjustment that uses a tool called an ArthroStim® to adjust the spine. It is a handheld tool that is held up to the spine and makes small thrusts at 12-14 per second. This allows the chiropractor to make adjustments that are more difficult to do by hand.

    How Can an ArthroStim® Adjustment Help Me?

    In much the same way, manual spinal adjustments can help.

     

    ArthroStim® adjustments are used to treat:

    • Headaches
    • Back and Neck Conditions
    • Stress and Tension Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Arthritis
    • Chronic Injuries

    And can help with:

    • Improving joint and disc mechanoreceptive activity
    • Improving range of motion (ROM), which improves nutritional joint perfusion and synovial lubrication during repair
    • Lessening joint adhesions / scar tissue
    • Improving vascular supply
    • Releasing entrapped synovial folds or plica
    • Relaxing hypertonic muscles by sudden stretching
    • Unbuckling of motion segments that have undergone disproportionate displacements
    This video by The Hayden Institute is dated but does a great job of showing the effects of the Arthrostim®.
    Do ArthroStim® Treatments Hurt?

    Not at all. In fact, some patients are only given treatment with ArthroStim® because of the sensitivity to normal treatment. This treatment is safe for all ages, and the treatment is customized based on each patient’s needs.

    How Does it Work?
    While producing small thrusts to the spine, the ArthroStim’s® movement stimulates a patient’s special nerve receptors, called mechanoreceptors. These receptors are activated during most daily activities. More importantly, however, it does not activate your nociceptors, the sensory nerve receptors responsible for sending pain signals to the central nervous system.
    mech·a·no·re·cep·tor
    mekənōrəˈseptər/
                 noun 1. a sense organ or cell that responds to mechanical stimuli such as touch or sound.
    no·ci·cep·tor
    nōsēˈseptər/
                noun 1. a sensory receptor for painful stimuli.

    Auricular Therapy

    A Pain Free Alternative Treatment

    We provide alternative therapies for pain in Beaverton, Oregon, such as auricular therapy, which integrates Western and Chinese theories of health as balance and equilibrium. The use of acupuncture ear seeds in the ear is based on the rich and multiple connections it has to the central nervous system.

    The shape of the body is projected onto the ear and every point of the body corresponds to a point on the ear. Points in the ear are activated by ear seeds or ear tacks being placed on the points.

    Auricular therapy is used with great results in addiction treatment, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions.

    How is Auricular Therapy Used as a Treatment?

    Auricular therapy may be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other treatments. It is generally incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. In addition to using acupuncture points on the rest of the body, the acupuncturist may feel you would benefit from activating points in the ear.

    Auricular therapy is also good for a patient that is new to acupuncture, nervous, or uncomfortable with needles.

    What are Ear Seeds and Ear Tacks?

    Ear Seeds and ear tacks are used to stimulate the points longer. Ear seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. These seeds can stay in the ear for 1 day up to 2 weeks.

    Ear tacks are very small needles with an adhesive backing. Ear tacks are inserted into the ear and left in the ear for a few days or up to one week. At D’Vida Injury Clinic & Wellness Center, our acupuncturists use primarily ear seeds.

    Cold Laser Therapy

    Low Level Laser Healing Therapy for Chronic Pain

    D’Vida utilizes Cold Laser Therapy (also known as low level laser therapy or LLLT) to address acute and chronic pain, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and promote tissue healing. In multiple clinical studies cold laser therapy has proved a safe and effective method for promoting and enhancing healing, not just treating symptoms.

    What Is Low Level Laser Therapy?

    Low Level laser treatment (cold laser, or LLLT) applies red and near infrared light to activate cell function. The level, or frequency, of the laser must be within a specific range to produce results.

    Is Low Level Laser Therapy Painful?

    No. Cold laser treatment is a safe and effective form of treatment which is not painful when applied.

    What are the Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy?

    Cold laser light therapy helps reduce acute and chronic pain, increase collagen production, reduce inflammation duration, reduce edema magnitude, increase microcirculation and increase the speed, quality, and tensile strength of tissue repair.

    Cupping Therapy

    Pain Relief for Back, Neck, and Shoulders

    At D’Vida Injury Clinic & Wellness Center, our alternative therapies in health and medicine include cupping sessions that focus on the back and shoulders.

    The patient will lie face down on a massage table, and a small amount of massage oil is placed on the skin. Cups are then placed on the back and shoulders, and the patient relaxes for a short time with the cups in place. Sometimes the acupuncturist will move the cups across areas of the back and shoulders while the suction is active.

    What is Cupping?

    Cupping provides suction to the acupuncture points, meridians, or energy pathways, and muscles. A partial vacuum with cups are placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This increases circulation of blood and Qi, or energy, promotes oxygenation and releases tension / contraction in the muscles, tissues and meridians.

    Traditionally, glass or ceramic cups were heated and placed against the skin, and as the air cools it would pull the skin up into the cups. More recently, vacuum can be created with a mechanical suction pump that pulls the air from a valve on top of the cup.

    Are Cupping Treatments Painful?

    Treatments are not painful, most patients say it feels very relaxing, but it can leave red marks from the suction placed from the cups. The feeling has been described as “reverse massage” where the muscles and skin are pulled up instead of compressed. Cupping has become popular among many of our patients, and some have found extreme relief and reduction in swelling and inflammation in other parts of the body as a result.

    Interferential Therapy

    A form of physical therapy that uses an electrical signal to treat muscular spasms and strains.

    We typically use Interferential Treatment as a complimentary treatment to chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage. This method of reducing soreness and pain in the muscles and tissue allows other treatments to be more effective. When our providers do the initial evaluation, they will discuss if it is recommended.

    We offer treatment through take home Tens Units as well as use of a larger interferential machine in our clinic.

    What is Interferential Therapy?

    Inferential Treatment (IFC) is a form of physical therapy that uses an electrical signal to treat muscular spasms and strains. At least 4 Electric patches are used. They are typically placed in an X pattern to create a cross electrical current. The current is used to create a massaging type affect that relaxes the strained muscles, increases blood flow, reduces pain, and promotes healing.

    What Does an Interferential Treatment Feel Like?

    In the middle of the “X” pattern a different current is produced. It typically feels like a buzzing or tingling sensation as it relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Interferential Treatments typically last approximately 15 minutes. It is a natural form of remedy that treats back pains along with many other muscle spasms and pain you might feel in the body.

    Kinesio Tape

    Healing Muscle and Joint Support

    D’Vida offers Kinesio tape by one of our licensed practitioners. Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative technique often used to improve athletic performance and decrease pain.

    What is Kinesio Tape?

    We provide alternative therapies in health and medicine, which include Kinesio (or kinesiology). This involves a type of tape that comes in a thin, elastic, and often colorful cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. If you’re an athlete, it’s likely you’ve already seen or worn it. It is like human skin in both thickness and elasticity so it can be worn without restricting movement. The concept is to help with the body’s natural healing while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. Kinesio was invented by a chiropractic doctor, Kenzo Kase, in the mid 1970’s in response to the limitations he encountered with traditional athletic tape.

    What are the Benefits of Kinesio Tape?

    Kinesio tape can provide pain relief, muscle and joint support, and even help prevent injury when applied correctly. Call D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center in Beaverton today to learn how Kinesiotape can help for your specific pain or injury! (503) 902-4251

    What Types of Injuries can be Treated with Kinesio Tape?

    It is often used to relieve pain caused by shin splints, calf strains, quad/hamstring strains, iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis. It can also be used to address a variety of other injuries and strains, including back pain and whiplash pain.

    Is Kinesio Tape Safe?

    Yes! Kinesio tape is latex-free and safe for use by any age group.

    How Long Can I Wear Kinesio Tape?

    Kinesio tape can be worn for days at a time. You can swim, shower and most other normal daily activities.