DR. CHRISTINA MEAKIM D.C.
Dr. Christina Meakim D.C. graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She was a Presidential Scholar who graduated with honors. Dr. Meakim D.C. received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Meakim D.C. is Part II certified in the NUCCA procedure and is actively involved in certification. She was a member of the faculty at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California training chiropractors in the NUCCA technique for 5 years. She is also certified in spinal trauma and whiplash.
In caring for patients, Dr. Meakim D.C. also uses applied kinesiology, Nasal specific technique, nutrition, and N.E.T. as needed.
Why I Practice NUCCA chiropractic:
17 years ago my life changed forever when I had a car accident. My friend t-boned another car. The doctors at the hospital told me that all I needed was some pain medication and sent me on my way. The next day I awoke with pain everywhere and it just kept getting worse. I had neck and back pain, tingling down my right arm and leg. I developed fibromyalgia.
For years I spent a lot of time and money trying to cure the pain going to all types of doctors. Then someone told me about a NUCCA chiropractor. The adjustment was so light I barely felt it. I began crying with relief as I felt the pain leave my body for the first time in years. I thank him daily for changing my life. I became a NUCCA chiropractor!
DR. TERESA LONSBURY, D.C.
Teresa Lonsbury, D.C., graduated summa cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. Dr. Lonsbury has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in the NUCCA technique.
Why I became a chiropractor:
I decided to become a chiropractor when I learned that the chiropractic philosophy is based on the belief that the human body has the ability to heal itself. I had always envisioned working in the health care field, and after college, I eventually ended up in pharmaceutical sales. Although I do believe that there is a time and place for drug intervention, the idea that people can regain health and wellness just by natural processes was intriguing to me. It is exciting to me to be in a profession where I can help facilitate that process.
Why I practice NUCCA chiropractic:
When I first got adjusted in the NUCCA technique, I noticed that I was sitting much straighter in my chair. My posture had improved - and I didn't even know it was bad. I also felt more peaceful and relaxed after getting adjusted, and aches and pains started going away. After studying this technique, it made total sense to me and I decided to specialize in it. I am still under NUCCA chiropractic care and continue to get adjusted on a regular basis.
DR. CHANG, D.C.
Dr. Arlene Chang, D.C. came to the bay area in 2006 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science. Dr. Arlene was always fascinated by the complexity of the human body and helping people. She quickly earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Life Chiropractic College West, where she graduated with honors. While in chiropractic school, she served on two mission trips in Fiji and China to adjust people She has trained in many upper cervical techniques but fell in love with the NUCCA spinal care that Healthy Life Chiropractic provides!
Why I practice NUCCA chiropractic:
For years I suffered from chronic migraines, neck pain, back pain and at one point, debilitating shooting pain down my leg. I had been in multiple car accidents and received physical therapy and traditional chiropractic care. While training at Life West Chiropractic College, Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic was recommended by a friend. It was the best advice I was ever given. I had never realized how even a slight pressure on my brain stem could have such a traumatic impact on my life. I am grateful for this work as a patient every day. Like the patients, love NUCCA's specific and gentle approach and the results. I have been a chiropractor for 10 years and under full spine chiropractic care for over 25 years. After a car accident, I turned to my long time colleague and teacher, Dr. Christina Meakim for help. NUCCA’s gentle upper cervical chiropractic care and the Nasal Specific Technique were exactly what I needed to recover from my accident.