Pains caused by dysfunctions or injury of the musculoskeletal system are, in most cases, treated conservatively, without requiring surgical procedures. The chiropractor is a specialist in the field of conservative care for musculoskeletal health problems, in particular of the pelvis back and neck.

In order to provide the most suitable care, the chiropractor may use diagnostic imaging, or collaborate with other health specialists.

Different forms of manual therapy are available. These include, for instance, spinal mobilisation or manipulation, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise and postural correction. Chiropractic is indicated for all patients, including newborns and the elderly.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese medicine is based on healing principles that have been used and fine-tuned over centuries. Symptoms typically relieved by this type of treatment are often general and non-specific. For instance, pain, headache, fatigue, anxiety, shivering, and malaise.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is known to help with a wide range of conditions including: neurological conditions, digestive problems, gynaecologyal and obstetric disorders, urogenital and skin disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries etc .

Acupuncture is indicated for all patients, including newborns and the elderly. The different forms of treatment typically used are:

Acupuncture implies inserting fine needles in specific points on the surface of the body so as to regulate the flow of « Qi ». In Chinese medicine, “Qi” is the principal source of energy, responsible for the equilibrium of bodily functions. This flow of energy may typically be blocked by certain stressors of daily life such as lifestyle factors.

The word “Moxa” comes from the Japanese mogusa and means: burning herbs. This technique uses heat for healing purposes.

Cupping and Gua sha
In these techniques, the skin is lightly suctioned and scraped.  

Acupuncture and dry needling

Acupuncture needles are used in three different types of treatment: classical or TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncture, medical acupuncture or dry needling.
Classical acupuncture is based on ancient principles and aims, in theory, to release energy blockages along certain well-defined energy channels, also called meridians. A particularity of acupuncture is that points at a distance from the pain are used, thus allowing for a comfortable treatment even if there is a high sensitivity to pain (e.g. fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome). Acupuncture thus differs from manual therapies which are often focused on the painful areas in question.
Medical acupuncture uses the same points and the same nomenclature as classical acupuncture, but is based on scientific principles. Indeed, it is known that acupuncture acts by stimulating the nervous system and thus allows a modulation of pain and/or other symptoms. Acupuncture may also have an influence on the endocrine or cardiovascular system.
Dry needling is a procedure that directly stimulates painful areas. This technique can be very useful in a number of cases, but can be painful for some patients.  The aim of dry needling is often to relax muscles or reduce inflammation.
All of these different approaches are used at Cabinet Houweling and can be applied as needed depending on the indications. In some cases, acupuncture needles can even be combined with manual therapy. We aim to find a personalised approach that best suits your needs.

Naturopathy and nutrition

Naturopathic medicine encourages well-being and prevention of disease using natural remedies in order to support the self-healing ability of the body. Methods used include, but are not limited to:  nutrition, iridology, herbal medicine, Bach flower therapy and Schüssler salts.

Nutrition (the science of the impact of food on health) is an important aspect of naturopathy.