In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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At Morales Holistic Health Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Downey chiropractic office, but please call us at 562-622-4444 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Roberto Morales has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Physical therapy can significantly improve your quality of life. Our PT professionals will create a treatment plan to maximally enhance mobility and function during your day-to-day activities. We will be able to return you back to functional stability with strength so that you can enjoy life activities again and again.
At Morales Holistic Health Center / Morales Chiropractic Orthopedic Care, we provide immediate active care for patients of all ages and conditions. Physical Therapy management is available at our outpatient clinics for spinal conditions, joint conditions, pre-surgery and post-surgery care, and also in the following specialties:
Cardiopulmonary • Geriatrics • Neurologic • Orthopedic • Podiatry • Wound care
Acupuncture is a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to restore health. Acupuncture helps to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body, and strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease.
The 1997 National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus on Acupuncture reported that the physiological effects of acupuncture are due to multiple biological responses that are mediated by sensory neurons that affect the Central and Peripheral nervious systems. The NIH also suggests that acupuncture may activate the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus affecting the secretion of neurotransmitters and hormones, and causes changes in the regulation of blood flow and alterations in immune functions.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has proven effective in the treatment of the following common conditions:
|Addictions - drugs, smoking, alcohol
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Supportive Care for Chemotherapy
Urinary Tract Infections
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
Morales Holistic Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory Welch M.S. to the health care team. Gregory is an exercise physiologist with substantial background in exercise training and nutritional counseling. Just a few of his credits include Director of Sports Medicine for the United States Olympic Committee; consultant for the Women's Pro-Beach Volleyball Association and Head Athletic Trainer for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Since receiving his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Greg has been a faculty member of Cal. State University @ Fullerton and Santa Ana College, and currently sits on the board of Cerritos College which oversees the Personal Training Certification program. He is also a board member for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and serves as a consulting editor for American Fitness Magazine.
Greg is recognized nationally as an authority on exercise with specific expertise in special populations. He has published chapters for textbooks as well as numerous articles in fitness journals on subjects ranging from exercise for the older adult, to physical training for firefighters. Greg holds certifications in Personal Training, Athletic Training, and as a Medical Exercise Specialist and will be available for exercise and weight loss counseling. He will also be providing seminars to the Morales Holistic Health Center in the near future. Please feel free to contact Greg through the Health Center or at his email address: SpeciFit@aol.com.
Gentle Yoga Class consist helping us feel grounded and graceful once again. It will leave you feeling grounded and connected with your whole self, body and mind. Emphasizing on relaxation as well as awareness of tension. Focus will be on resting in the pose with deep breathing that will aid in developing the physical health and help calm the system. One must never strain or use force to reach the prescribed position.
Does Yoga poses help relief joint and muscle aches?
Performed correctly, yoga's fluid movements allow swollen or otherwise painful joints to glide smoothly over one another, increasing mobility and strength without excess wear and tear. Yoga is a safe alternative to weight-bearing exercises that could worsen weak joints because it strengthens the muscles around them, which reduces tension and increases mobility.
Yoga encourages overall health and wellness
Yoga is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga allows students to be still in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility achieved through focused training appeals to everyone.
Yoga’s deep breathing and meditation practices help foster an inner shift from to-do lists, kids and spouse’s needs, financial concerns and relational struggles to something a little bit bigger than the issues you face. Yoga helps relieve stress and helps you increase your focus.
Benefits of practicing yoga:
Recommended to bring:
-Clothing that is comfortable enough to allow you to move and stretch
-A yoga mat (we also have them available for nominal fee)
-A block or straps, and a cushion to sit on
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Roberto Morales can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Downey community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 562-622-4444 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.