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Dr. Darisa Espinal Naturopathic Physician has joined Carucci Chiropractic
Dr. Darisa Espinal is a nationally board certified Naturopathic Physician. Dr. Espinal graduated from the University of Hartford cum laude with her BS in Biology. She earned her Naturopathic Doctoral Degree from the University of Bridgeport summa cum laude and was awarded “The Clinical Excellence” honor at graduation. She is currently working on completing the Master’s of Science Degree in Human Nutrition form the University of Bridgeport.
Dr. Espinal started working at Carucci Chiropractic Center in 2013 at the front desk. while attending her undergraduate studies. During this time she was enlightened by the healing power of chiropractic care in conjunction with other holistic care disciplines and methods. Today she devoted to giving personal attention tailored to the individual in the Naturopathic and Chiropractic Holistic model.
More about Naturopathic Doctors
Naturopathic doctors attend a four-year, accredited doctoral level program following successful completion of a bachelors degree. The first two years are focused on mastering basic sciences such as human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pathology. The last two years consist of clinical rotations under the supervision of a licensed naturopathic physician. The curriculum then shifts to therapeutic modalities that incorporates both Western treatments and Holistic, noninvasive treatments and approaches. For more information on Naturopathic Medicine and its role in the health care community please visit AANMC.org.
Dr. Espinal offers Saturday hours – call the office to schedule your appointment
This technique utilizes solid filament acupuncture needles to “needle” (part the fibers) of the muscles and other soft tissues to decrease pain and improve fiber alignment and function. Dry needling is often combined with stretching, cold laser and or chiropractic adjustments. This technique is over 60 years old and was originally performed by medical doctors but now is more commonly performed by chiropractors and physical therapists. Dry needling IS NOT Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a 3000 year old health care system – dry needling is a therapy as stated above.
Cold Laser Therapy
Do you enjoy gardening, golf, tennis, knitting, or computing but haven’t been able to participate in these activities? Cold Laser therapy may be the tool you have been waiting for.
This therapy can help the following conditions:
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
New soft tissue injuries: bruise, strain, sprain, disc
Research on this therapy has demonstrated that it can help these conditions.
How it works:
Cold laser therapy uses light in the form of a laser to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. Often times, tendonitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, bursitis etc. have chronic inflammation. What this means is at the level of the cell, the inflammation is “different” than it is when there is a “new” injury. Hence, the healing process is suspended. The application of the cold laser helps to diminish the inflammation which allows the cells to move into a more “normal” phase of repair and regeneration thus allowing healing. The rehabilitative process can then continue with flexibility and strengthening and restoration of normal activities including hobbies and sporting activities.
Cold laser therapy also works on new injuries by decreasing the inflammation and keeping the area of injury to a minimum and stimulating the cells to repair.
Whole Body Vibration
This technology comes to us from the Russian Space Program. Back in the 1970′s and 80′s the Russians realized that the cosmonauts lost significant amounts of bone density and muscle mass while in space. They invented the Whole Body Vibration system to stimulate bone and muscle density and mass. Since this invention, many others now enjoy increased bone density, training and conditioning, injury rehabilitation and even weight loss. There is some evidence that WBV can be helpful for those with depression. Call us today to learn how you can have access to this technology.
The CT Wellness Institute
The CT Wellness Institute is now sharing space with Carucci Chiropractic Center. The CT Wellness Institute is a holistic health company committed to bringing it’s patrons holistic services, products and classes that unite the body, mind and spirit.
Ionic Cell Cleanse Foot Baths
The Rife Energy Wellness Machine Massage Therapy
Rolling Massage Therapy
Whole Body Vibration
Holistic Life Coaching
Shape ReClaimed anti-inflammatory, immune re-setting, weight loss program
Products: Vitamins, minerals, herbs
Cervical Spine Pillows
Shape ReClaimed approved salad dressing, soap and coconut oil
Rehabilitation, KinesoTape, Spider Tech Tape
Our office will features a rehabilitation room for injury rehabilitation, core stabilization and cardiovascular exercise. Please consider us for your rehabilitation needs. We also utilize the Japanese taping technique known as Kinesio tape and Spider Tech Taping to aid in lymphatic drainage, injury stabilization and neuromuscular re-education. Call Dr. Carucci today to see if you are a candidate for this taping therapy.
Cupping is a technique which improves circulation, lymphatic drainage and decreases inflammation. Additionally it stretches the deep tissues and helps stimulate the healing response in stubborn cases.