Your Most Effective Alternative Treatment Options
Many of Dr. Shea's patients and clients have tried traditional Western medicine without success. They come to us not only for second opinions but for proven, effective and alternative treatments they cannot get anywhere else in Santa Cruz, CA or the surrounding communities of Aptos, Bonny Doon, Scotts Valley and Soquel. They see us because they want to achieve and maintain their true health potential. Two of our most popular and effective treatments are:
Chiropractic Care in Santa Cruz, CA
No high-tech equipment can match the incredible healing power of a good chiropractor's hands. Unlike traditional medicine that attempts to heal with drugs and surgery from the outside in, chiropractic and naturopathic care use the body's natural healing powers to heal from the inside out.
Hands-on chiropractic manipulation can relieve pain and restore function to the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care achieves this by correcting spinal misalignments called subluxations that interfere with vital nerve-energy impulses and result in pain or dysfunction. Patients respond quickly to chiropractic care. When Dr. Pat Shea combines her three decades of experience with chiropractic care, craniosacral therapy (CST) and frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM), she can relieve your pain even more effectively and quickly, including:
- Back pain, lower back pain
- Neck pain, whiplash injuries
- Joint pain, arthritis
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- TMD/TMJ disorders
- Sports injuries, including tennis elbow
- Work injuries
- Auto injuries
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) in Santa Cruz, CA
Also called cranial-sacral therapy, this unique treatment involves using a light, gentle therapeutic touch to regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. CST removes blockages within the nervous system caused by acccidents, trauma, stress and illness. Trained CST practitioners apply light touches to the face, skull, spine and pelvis to relieve the symptoms of tension or stress. Patients often say they feel deeply relaxed during and after CST sessions. And Dr. Shea teaches more effective ways to deal with stress, enhance awareness and improve physical and mental function.
"After one session of CST with Dr. Shea, I was pain-free from TMJ pain and I continue to be pain-free after six months – finally after years of trying other therapies that offered only temporary relief, if that."
Get compassionate care and effective treatment for just about any health problem from a functional medicine practitioner. Call us at 831.425.4525 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form.