Supportive Therapies in Santa Clarita

non-needle alternatives for acupuncture

In conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and techniques in Santa Clarita, Dr. Ekengren provides a number of physiotherapy techniques, which complement your chiropractic care and speed the quality and success of your healing.

Myofascial Release in Santa Clarita

We’ll find tender areas where muscles and connective tissue are producing pain and restricted movement and gently release it. read more»


This high-tech tool produces light in the red portion of the spectrum, which has been shown to assist in the healing of soft tissues. read more»


This high-tech deep tissue “micro-massage” helps reduce swelling, increase blood flow, decrease pain, reduce joint stiffness and stimulate cell-repair. read more»

Electrical Muscle Stimulation-EMS

By applying tiny electrical pulses to specific areas of your body controls pain, increases blood and lymphatic circulation, reduces muscle spasm, relaxes or stimulates the nervous system and aids in the healing process. read more»


Acupressure is a healing art that involves applying pressure to specific points on your body to produce health-promoting effects. Applying direct pressure to specific nerves throughout your body on a regular basis is a simple and powerfully effective way to stimulate your nerves and bring them optimal blood flow, which in turn, promotes good overall health.

Ice Treatment

Ice treatment is most commonly used for acute injuries. If you have a recent injury or an old chronic injury (within the last 48 hours) where swelling is a problem, you should be using ice treatment.

Ice packs are used to lower the temperature of the soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin. Ice packs applied to the surface of the skin constricts the blood vessels below the surface to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.

Hot Treatment

Heat is generally used for chronic injuries. Sore, stiff, nagging muscle, or joint pain is ideal for the use of heat therapy.

Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and can temporarily relieve painful symptoms and muscle tightness. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles in spasm is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, and other treatments.

Using heat to calm tissues suffering from long term spasm or irritation is an effective way to increase flexibility, range of motion, and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation pain and tension and as well, as scar tissue. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha that is also great for chronic pain.

Acupuncture Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

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Ekengren Chiropractic

28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy Suite 120
Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 254-9400