Those looking to add to their chiropractic routine, should look no further than Karada. Karada, is a Japanese clinical approach to many of the body’s stress-related ailments such as shoulder and back pain, muscle stiffness, and locked joint, many of which are the main reasons that most people seek out chiropractic care in the first place.
Karada, meaning “body,” has the principle that believes that 70 percent of body pain is caused by stress.The the combination of principles from chiropractic care, seitai (body maintenance) and Judo seifuku (judo martial arts), Karada founder Yuki Koyasu has developed a patented treatment called Atlas and Pelvic (AP) Balance that is tackling pain like nothing before.
AP Balance aims to realign the pelvic position, this is because one of the many principles that AP and Karada as a whole believe is that proper pelvic and spinal positioning can reduce pain immensely. Those who undergo AP treatment say that their is a perceivable decrease of body pain almost instantly after the adjustment. The adjustments are supposed to relieve the body of stress and corrects hormonal imbalance.
The treatment is similar to chiropractic in that they both offer alignment and correction of the spine. Chiropractic treatment adjusts the segments of the spinal column; Karada focuses on realigning only the atlas or C1, one of two upper cervical vertebrae, and the pelvis. When used in conjuction with regular chiropractic care, the joints, ligaments and muscles of the body, specifically in the spine, are strengthened to provide a better and morse stable base for overall health. Proper alignment and upkeep of the atlas vertebrae can, over time, affect the nervous system, circulation and the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole, which in turn damages overall health. Karada may be an effective complement to chiropractic care.
Karada is based on a natural healing power by combining bone realignment with therapeutic massage and stretching. Correcting the atlas vertebrae can improve posture, and can prevent a series of postural defects such as hollow back, scoliosis, stiffness, swelling and pain. The thumb-based kneading and pulling that is the basis of the technique aims to restore alignment and in doing so, AP balance uses the body’s weight to give pressure, not force as is common with many other practices and therapies.
Karada is also safe for children as young as 12 years old, as long as the child has no serious medical injury. The AP Balance may be customized to age and condition. Karada can rebalance hormones, and improve blood circulation, flexibility, posture and digestion, as well as addressing alignment issues. Treating the spine and back in its entirety gives better opportunity for healthy living, Karada and chiropractic care combined do this effectively.
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