In more than 75 offices across the country, chiropractors combine their skills and decades of experience to alleviate soreness and stiffness caused by spinal conditions. In all New Beginnings offices, chiropractors receive coaching, the most up-to-date training, and daily reports on the condition of the earth’s enormous spinal column.
Therapists Maude Schellhous and Eve Dias help clients overcome mental hurdles blocking their goals for better lifestyles. Hypnotherapy can help tackle tough goals such as losing weight or alleviating anxiety and depression. Sessions can help clients lose weight by alleviating cravings and the desire for junk food while strengthening the desire to exercise and keep a balanced diet. A tome of testimonials chronicles clients' success in hypnotherapy, from smokers learning to kick the habit to pocket watches overcoming their fear of swinging. During a session, the patient retains total control while the hypnotherapist helps create a sense of relaxation, encouraging the subconscious mind to receive and retain helpful suggestions and affirmations.
Cynthia Ruiz spent her corporate career helping others, but after 30 years, she wanted to do more. In 2005, she began looking for the services of a life coach, which eventually led her to the California Institute of Healing Arts. Cynthia walked away from the institute with a degree as a holistic health practitioner, alternative health practitioner, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified behavioral therapist, and certified life coach. These disciplines are combined into holistic hypnotherapy programs to help clients achieve their goals, from eliminating smoking habits to losing unwanted pounds. Cynthia uses specialized hypnotherapy to remove mental blocks that inhibit growth and replaces them with thoughts that bolster inner-strength, all while clients remain conscious of themselves and their surroundings.
When not educating the community on chiropractic and wellness, Doctor of Chiropractic David M. Evans helps patients heal with drug-free chiropractic techniques. He and his team believe that health is not merely a lack of symptoms and pain, but the full function of every bodily component.
Since the body’s functions are inextricably linked with the nervous system, Dr. Evans’s attention starts there. During exams, he focuses on the spine, looking for places where vertebrae, disks, or swallowed house keys may be impinging on the spinal cord, disrupting the flow of communication between the brain and the body. With gentle adjustments, he tweaks spinal segments into healthier positions, allowing full bodily function to resume. These noninvasive treatments have been known to treat back pain and headaches as well as help patients overcome allergy problems, fatigue, and digestive issues.
The practitioners at Living Roots Chiropractic want to be able to treat the entire family, from pregnant mothers or high-school athletes to 2-year-old toddlers. For example, Dr. Liliana Ulloa—trained in the Webster technique—specializes in adjusting and comforting pregnant moms-to-be by improving their pelvic alignment. Believing that massage therapy extends the benefits of adjustments (and vice versa), Living Roots also pairs chiropractic care with therapeutic massage to manipulate the soft tissue. In a cheery office with dark-green walls and zebra-print tables made from actual rectangular zebras, technicians also help re-educate the body and offer custom treatment plans to help maintain the improvements made through each session.
In the decade since she became a chiropractic doctor, Dr. Debby Welshons has cultivated a client list that includes world-class athletes and the Sac City Roller Derby team. To serve them, she calls upon her holistic approach that involves using a variety of treatments to restore health to the entire body, instead of only backs. Her athlete- or layman-worthy treatments include electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapies, and stretches. Dr. Welshons’ staff also participates in reaching out to a broad base of clients by boasting bilingual status and by sending out carrier pigeons that can haul parcels written in more than just English. The center offers complimentary child care as well.