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Services & Techniques

At North County Integrative Health Center, we take great pride in providing the finest holistic health care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different wellness services we offer in our Encinitas office.

Holistic Chiropractic Care

Dr. Joe provides advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic has the industry been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph De Armas has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. He specializes in both light and deep force adjustments.

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.

Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.

Triad of Health

The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems.  They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer states in his text, The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic, the determining causes of disease are: traumatism, poison and autosuggestion. AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad's functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides. The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patients health problem.


Functional Nutritional Consultations

 We combine your personal health history with a functional evaluation of your blood, saliva, and stool (when indicated) in order to create a personalized functional nutritional protocol.  By utilizing a holistic approach to health and wellness, we will be able to make specific nutritional supplement recommendations and healthy food choices to help create balance to your life. This ultimately leads to greater health potential.

FirstLine Therapy

Dietary & Lifestyle Coaching

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize each of our patients as a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness with a collaborate effort between our trained team of professionals.

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Massage & Bodywork

Craniosacral Therapy

Emotional Release


Cleansing & Detoxification

Corrective Exercises & Physiotherapy

To complement and enhance the healing effects ofour doctor's specific Chiropractic adjustments, we at North County Integrative Health Center also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:

  • Corrective Exercises
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Moist heat therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Diathermy

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.



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