The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (N.U.C.C.A.) has developed a highly advanced procedure that is an extremely precise and gentle technique unlike any other kind of care. A gentle, controlled contact on the first vertebra in the neck is designed to restore balance to the spine. Even though the primary focus is the neck, the effect of the correction influences the entire spine and all body systems. This is because the N.U.C.C.A. procedure influences one of the highest control centers governing body balance, the brain stem and central nervous system.

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Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) is a physical, yet non-forceful, energy-balancing procedure which reestablishes the full healing potential of the body using its natural healing abilities. B.E.S.T. removes interference and/or distractions that are demanding the attention of the body’s healing power, thereby causing an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system and ultimately leading to disease. Researched at major universities, taught as an elective in many chiropractic colleges and in professional continuing education seminars, B.E.S.T. is recognized by the industry as an effective healing science.

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Basic emotions — fear, anger, grief, and others — are part of the normal response to everyday experiences. Generally, these emotional responses dissipate as the situation that triggers them resolves. For example, if you encounter a growling dog while you’re walking down the street, you may feel fear. The fear, in this case, is part of the healthy emotional response that protects your survival, and it will normally dissipate when the threat is gone. However, sometimes there are factors that prevent the body from recovering from what was originally a healthy response. The result is a short–circuit or “glitch” in the nervous system, which can affect physical and mental well-being.

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These Foundational Movement Practices (F.M.P.) and sequences encourage your body and nervous system to recalibrate to the proper structural balance achieved through the N.U.C.C.A. correction. As you learn to navigate and move your body as it is anatomically designed to move, your nervous system starts to create a new muscle memory. You will also gain a new sense of proper posture in everyday activities, such as sitting at your desk, standing in line, picking things up and working out, just to name a few. Your increased awareness will help to relieve tension and strain and reinforce your spinal correction.

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Melanie’s primary focus is to facilitate change and healing in the body using a variety of specialized techniques to address her patients’ unique needs. Her skillset includes but is not limited to the following:Sports Massage, Active Release Technique, Trigger Point Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

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Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-787-7222
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