Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to check out a project I’m extremely excited about! This has been over two and half years in the making! I’d like to start with an update on where I’m at right now… I’m currently starting my 11th quarter out of about 13 at Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay Area. I can not believe how quickly this experience is flying by. The last year has been busier and somehow even more exciting than my first year and half in school. The level of personal and professional growth I’ve had the blessing to experience is hard for me to comprehend a lot of the time. Looking at the road to graduation there is a LOT more to come our way, and I’m looking forward to much more growth over the next year!
Serving as a Chiropractor is the culmination of all of my passions yet discovered: communication, business, leadership, service, psychology, neurology, neuro development and pediatrics, peak potential, and of course working with my hands! Over the last year I started delving into the world of pediatrics, which quickly grew into a passion of mine. It has resulted in me starting a post-doctoral pediatrics certification program through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association!
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between spinal health and overall health and function. Every single cell, tissue, organ and system in the body is controlled and coordinated by our nervous systems. The brain communicates with the rest of the body through the spine. Chiropractors are trained to detect and remove areas of neuro-spinal dysfunction, or “subluxation”. Specific Chiropractic adjustments directly impact not only our musculoskeletal system and biomechanics, but also our neurology! Everyone knows that Chiropractic care is great for neck and back pain, but the reality is that this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface!
Specific Chiropractic adjustments have an impact on both the sensory information travelling up the spine to the brain, and the motor information travelling down the spine. When the brain and body are communicating properly, we are able to function at our fullest potential. The reality is that nature knows best, and our bodies are designed for health. When we have the right building blocks and the control system is operating properly with the right information we operate in a state of full health and possibility!
New Delhi - November 2017
In four service days we saw nearly 10,000 people. This trip was an absolute game changer. India is a land of stark contrast: unimaginable beauty and spiritual knowledge as well as horrifying levels of poverty. The days were long, lessons were many, and I was humbled for the opportunity to serve so many grateful people alongside my friends and colleagues.
Haiti - September 2016
Haiti was a spectacular trip that shifted my perspective on life. It was a massively heart-opening experience. Some of the changes I saw with only one adjustment completely blew my mind. I was able to tune into my capacity and calling to serve, and am so grateful that I was afforded the opportunity to offer my care to people who have very little access to any kind of health care.
India Trip Details
I am so excited to have applied and been successfully approved to serve on two TWO trips to India!! Following our trip to New Delhi in November, in a few weeks I will be travelling to Mumbai!
India, with a population over 1.3 billion people currently has only twelve Chiropractic Clinics in the entire country! Life West plays a vital role in supporting the development of Chiropractic in India. The Sant Nirankari Mission (who is hosting us) hosts two spiritual retreats every year. They draw over 1.5 million people to a temporary city in support of a non-secular gathering expressing spirituality and service to humanity! Their vision is really the perfect partnership with our vision. I will admit that I’ve been moved to tears on multiple occasions from hearing the stories shared by my friends & colleagues coming from these trips. I’ve heard many stories during the mission of people waiting for 7 or 8 hours to have their Chiropractic evaluation & adjustment!
My heart has been set on this trip since I first toured Life West in April, 2015. The moment I saw the trip advertised on a bulletin board I just KNEW I HAD to go. We are not able to go on this trip until we reach a certain point in our clinical experience, which I am finally (barely) eligible for!
For more information on the Life West partnership with SANT NIRANKARI you can click HERE.
My funding goal of $2750 USD will fund BOTH of these trips. I’ve budgeted for flights, required donation to the mission ($200 covers accommodation and food), visa, temporary DC license, hotel and food for the day before and day after the mission.
The beautiful thing about many chiropractic techniques is that they only require your trained head, heart, and hands. Mine are ready to come together and serve once again. I’ve been training in more than ten different chiropractic techniques to ensure I have the tools available to serve anyone I come across.
I welcome you to join me on this journey if you feel so moved… Hopefully you understand that it is not about me, but about helping others because we are in a position to do so. I’m so grateful for this gift I’ve been given and feel a responsibility to share it. It’s really about improving people’s lives, one nervous system at a time!
**Please note this page is in USD.
Thank you so much for considering joining me on this journey!
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