Chiropractic medicine is known for its non-surgical approach to chronic pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, but also has much more to offer. However, finding the right doctor can be as daunting as shopping for a comfortable pair of shoes. Here, three reputable practitioners talk about securing individualized care and getting the most out of chiropractic.
In addition to offering a full spine manual and activator family practice, St. John teaches her patients what to do after they leave her office. “We teach muscle memory; proper positions for sleeping, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, vacuuming, etc. She also offers Standard Process supplements.
Edwards has owned and operated Life Chiropractic Clinic for 15 years, and specializes in chiropractic services and nutrition counseling. She also provides products by Foot Levelers, a company that produces custom-made orthotic footwear, and the clinic has recently added a Foot Leveler kiosk. The device scans the feet to obtain data pertaining to the arches and how they affect the body’s overall balance.
The nutritional counseling provided at Dixon Wellness and Chiropractic includes blood chemistry analysis and nutrition response testing (muscle testing or AK). A massage therapist is also available and educational seminars can be arranged on nutrition topics for church groups, civic organization and other interested parties.
Jaynes founded Augusta St. Clinic in 1987. The clinic provides chiropractic and homeopathy care, and his specialty is providing holistic care through bio-feedback testing and German biological remedies. Augusta St. Clinic also offers Lyme evaluations, ionized oxygen therapy and MORA biofeedback therapy, and the patients range from infants to adults.
After practicing in Greenville for over two decades, Dr. George A. Auger is well known in the area. He was named Best Chiropractor in the Upstate by the Greenville News for two consecutive years, and received Palmetto State Chiropractic Association’s first ever Chiropractor of the Year award. His most recent publication is a co-authored book, The World’s Best Kept Health Secret Revealed.
Low levels of nitric oxide in the body can lead to multiple cardiovascular problems including arterial plaquing, stiffness and aging. It can also affect healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and sexual function.
“This nature-based approach teaches the client how to quiet their overactive brain and reconnect with their body—the bodymind—to hear what it’s trying to say.” Smith says that with proper guidance and practice, the “bodymind will reveal, organically and naturally, the unconscious material that is ready to be released—often in the form of memories, limiting beliefs, suppressed emotions and body sensations.”
The Upstate is blessed to have a variety of businesses and practitioners that are dedicated to helping prevent cancer as well as working to improve the quality of life of cancer victims. In our own backyard, Dr. Connie Casebolt of Wellness by Design, in Greenville, incorporates into her integrative medicine practice modalities that improve quality of life and support the immune system. These include saunas, various supplements and some specialty IV’s, notably Vitamin C and ozone. And, as you will note in almost all discussions of cancer prevention, making dietary changes—getting rid of all inflammatory foods—is essential.