The expression of intelligence through matter is a core concept of chiropractic, meaning we’re both metaphysical and physical beings.  Metaphysical means “transcending physical matter or the laws of nature; a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses; supernatural,” according to Merriam- Webster dictionary. The root of chiropractic in greek is similar to the ancient greek word kyros, which means Gods presence, Lord, supreme in authority or master in scripture.   Innate intelligence is God’s life and wisdom in us, which adapts and coordinates all life processes in the body.  

Everyday I’m amazed by God’s awesome power and intelligence in all life.  The vis medicatrix naturae (“the healing power of nature”) is inherent in all creation and in our body’s ability to heal itself.  We’re spirit and body, the unknowable in earthen vessels.   

The specific chiropractic adjustment reconnects man the physical with the spiritual, allowing life force to flow uninterrupted throughout the nervous system, and clear reception to the inner spirit.  This natural process re-establishes a state of ease and healing in the body.  

Miracles are real!  Principled chiropractors expect miracles. 

“Miracles are manifestations for which science has no definition, no analysis.”

– B. J. Palmer

The supernatural adjustment is when God takes our natural and adds his super.  I believe miracles happen in the presence of love, focus, belief and faith in chiropractic and God’s ability to heal.  In the office we pray, listen to praise and worship music, use anointing oil, speak the word, and follow the Holy Spirit when taking care of people.  The laying on of hands, praying for patients, and the anointing (presence of God) brings supernatural accelerated healing, peace, joy with signs, wonders and miracles.  







Keep Ya Head Up

Cell phones are changing our posture and spines!  Tupac Shakur, the late famed rapper, got it right with his song, “Keep Ya Head Up.” His inspiring message is about staying positive and keep moving forward through challenging times. Tupac’s music came out in the early 90’s, before cell phones were popular, but I think he knew what was coming. 

Long term cell phone use is negatively affecting our spinal
alignment and health.  Check out my colleagues Dr. Ben Glass, DC and Dr. Irena Velichko, DC and their blog article- 3 Highly Effective Exercises To Shift Your Text Neckabout forward head posture and includes exercises and strategies to improve “text neck”. There’s many other interesting articles on their blog about Chiropractic and natural wellness. 

Dr. Ben Glass and Dr. Irena Velichko are chiropractors and owners of The Shift Chiropractic in Oakland, California.  We are Life West Chiropractic College alumni and friends from school.  Dr. Glass and Dr. Vzelichko are leaders in chiropractic and the health consciousness revolution.  Visit them or refer a friend if you ever need amazing chiropractors in California.  

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”Irish Proverb

7 ways to improve sleep

Sleep is vital to optimal health and longevity. A restful sleep is key to feeling rejuvenated and energized. 

When you’re in deep sleep, your entire mind, body and energy system recharge. You’re connected to the internal intelligent stream of power, which allows you to regenerate and heal.  Scientists have no idea what happens when we sleep or even dream.  It’s an ancient mystery.  All we know is that sleep is essential to life and health.  

Here’s some tricks I’ve tested and use to improve my quality of sleep.  They’re listed in no specific order of importance. Try them out and see what works for you.

Good sleep is one of the most important ways we can take care of ourselves and feel our best.  Night Night!


Essential Oils

Use a few drops on your skin or place drops in an oil diffuser.  

These oils are known for their relaxing qualities:

  • Lavender, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

It’s important to use natural high therapeutic grade oils with no cheap additives.  I recommend NOW and DoTerra brands


Sleep Tonics

Try making one of these simple elixirs at night:

  • Hot water, apple cider vinegar, and a touch of honey
  • Herbal teas- Chamomile, Lavender, Valerian
  • Any quality sleep tea (Yogi, Cellestial, Trader Joes brand) 



Keep your room dark at night.  Cover all lights in your room, including your digital clock and TV/ cable/ internet box.  Anything that creating a lucent glow.  Shut the blinds. The body does well with total darkness at night.



Use calming sounds to induce sleep.

I recommend a white noise fan by OHM. I love this fan. It’s my go to and has been around for 50+ years. White noise creates a soothing sound environment for your mind to rest.

Nature sounds and sleep playlists are good too. 


Meditation/ Breathing

Clear your mind before you go to sleep.  I listen to binaural beats, solfeggio frequencies, and guided meditations to help me relax and focus on breathing.  Try a gratitude practice reviewing your day and feeling appreciation for life.  It’s a great practice to help ease you into a deep relaxing sleep. 


Don’t eat late night

Eating late at night and large amounts before going to sleep isn’t ideal.  Try eating your main meal 2-3 hours before going to bed, and limit yourself to a light snack if your hungry at night.


Sleep Schedule

Having a disciplined sleep schedule can help create healthy sleep habits.  Experts say at least 6-8 hours is ideal, and this is specific to each individual.  Make sure you’re getting enough rest to improve your health and energy levels. 


Bonus- Limit Blue Light Exposure

Phones, computer screens and TV’s emit blue light which disrupt your sleep cycles when overused at night.  Here’s a couple tricks to help your eye strain and sleep.

  • Adjust settings on your phone and computer to limit the blue light. On IOS Mac and iPhones go to settings- display- night shift- adjust the levels to warmer and times
  • Try wearing blue light glasses when using screens
  • Limit use of screen time at night