Rainier Valley Natural Medicine offers holistic primary care for pediatric, geriatric, and adult populations. Our primary care includes treatments that may use herbs, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, physical medicine, counseling, supplements, or pharmaceutical medications.
Craniosacral therapy– is a type of bodywork that is intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull, spine, and sacrum. These gentle manipulations work to relieve tension by influencing pressure of cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord).
Activator method chiropractic technique– is a method of body alignment assessment and adjustment by evaluating leg length and using an activator (a chiropractic adjustment tool). Activator methods includes a basic scan protocol that searches the entire body for malalignment.
Muscle energy stretching– is the active contraction of a muscle against a resistive force provided by the clinician. The muscle is then stretched and lengthened by the clinician. This helps tight muscles to relax and pain from tension to decrease.
Naturopathic body manipulation– is a high speed and high force manipulation of joints that is quick and painless. It often used to bring the body back into alignment.
Hydrotherapy– is the use of water in various forms as therapy. The water can be warm or cool, liquid or steam, and the patient can be submerged in it or wraped in moist cloths.
E-stim therapy– Electronic stimulation therapy includes the use of an e-stim machine that sends gentle electrical pulses in the body wherever the pads are placed. E-stim therapy has been used by physical therapists for years to stimulate the nervous system, decrease chronic pain, decrease healing time, reduce inflammation, and reduce swelling.
Myofascial massage-is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It is different from deep tissue massage and works by helping to relieve tension caused by trigger points (tender manifested stress points in the body).
Kinesio taping– Therapeutic elastic taping can help retrain and support the body while allowing the body to continue to move freely (whereas conventional athletic taping is rigid and restrictive).