When asked what factors influenced their career choice, not many people would answer, "The location of my college apartment." But that’s exactly what Dr. Eric Smith did. He lived next door to a chiropractor's office during his freshman year, and from his desk, Smith could see patients—including entire families—coming and going from the adjacent building. He noticed that they appeared to be in pain when then walked in, and seemed to have more pep in their step as they left. Smith got a chance to see for himself what all the fuss was about after sustaining a serious neck and back injury. In extreme pain, he headed next door for treatment, eventually making a remarkable recovery. Smith even began working for the chiropractor part time, learning more about chiropractic care and developing a passion for helping others. After earning his chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic's west campus, Dr. Smith began practicing, allowing people in pain to experience the same healing he had felt.
That was 25 years ago. Today, at Smith Chiropractic, Dr. Smith alleviates discomfort and illness with a variety of techniques, including spinal-decompression therapy and gentle adjustments with the instrument-based Activator Methods. Dr. Smith also donates his time to local businesses and events by offering free wellness workshops on topics such as weight loss, stress, and ergonomics in the workplace.
Natural healing therapies can be an healthy alternative to aggressive medicines and unnecessary surgery, which is the care practiced and embraced by the Source for Wellness staff. This spa-like, integrated health center offers chiropractic services as well as group fitness classes, together helping clients look and feel their best. Chiropractic neck and back adjustments may be the ticket to relieving migraines or chronic pain, and massages and gentle acupuncture treatments help soothe the body and replace the needles you've naturally shed over time. Above all, the experienced practitioners treat each person as a whole, working to get to the root of health problems instead of simply treating the symptoms.
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Since 1976, the Acupressure Institute has offered comprehensive Acupressure trainings in traditional Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) such as Chinese Meridian Massage (Tui Na) and Shiatsu massage. We also teach a subtle touch form of Energy work we call Ren Shen* (“Compassion Spirit”, transliterated Japanese = Jin Shin).
As a young man, Doctor of Chiropractic Korosh Shakeri was a rugby player, and like many athletes playing full-contact sports, he was subjected to a number of hard collisions. His resulting injuries inspired him to become involved in chiropractic studies. At Life Chiropractic College West, he focused his studies in neurology training. Today, Dr. Shakeri specializes in treating ailing athletes, including football, tennis, and soccer players.
At Berkeley Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Shakeri’s services emphasize the whole-person approach. All first visits include a consultation to address persistent health or lifestyle concerns. Using this information, Dr. Shakeri and his staff can map a blueprint of chiropractic treatments, corrective exercises, or nutritional counseling to treat these issues. In addition, massage-therapy treatments aim to alleviate muscle pain and swelling and help people to recover from athletic injuries and gigs as a grand-piano mover.
Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old form of medicine from China which in the United States has become a leading choice for the treatment of pain and hundreds of other conditions. During a typical treatment very thin, solid, hair like needles are placed with little or no sensation at specific points on the body. The stimulation