Dr. Christina Meakim, D.C.
Dr. Meakim D.C. has been practicing in San Francisco since 2002. She has a bachelors from Penn State and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She is Part II certified in the NUCCA procedure. Dr. Meakim was faculty at Life Chiropractic College West training istudents NUCCA chiropractic or 5 years. She is certified in spinal trauma and whiplash, Applied kinesiology, Activator methods Neuro-Emotional Technique, the Nasal Specific Technique, and an Access Consciousness Certified facilitator.
Why I Practice NUCCA chiropractic: I became a NUCCA chiropractor because it helped me personally with the pain I had for years. I love inviting patients to the ease, strength and joy that is possible in their body with this beautiful, gentle, powerful work.
Dr. Gordon Chen, D.C.
Dr. Gordon Chen D.C. graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science. His focus was on the best ways to improve the health of those in his community. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West, Magna Cum Laude and with Clinical Honors.
Why I Practice NUCCA chiropractic: After learning a multitude of chiropractic approaches, it became apparent very quickly that upper cervical chiropractic was radically changing the lives of my patients in a way no other technique could. I continue to see each and every day the elegance and efficiency through which NUCCA heals patients. I am devoted to helping our patients thrive with gentle NUCCA chiropractic.
Dr. Tera Roycraft, D.C.
Dr. Roycraft graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Nutrition Studies, with emphasis on Health and Wellness. She was also a collegiate handball player. Over 12 years ago, a chiropractor in my hometown helped me heal my body from sports injuries. Chiropractic care reduces pain and other symptoms, and it facilitates the ultimate expression of YOUR, very own, wonderful YOU-NESS.
Why I Practice NUCCA Chiropractic: NUCCA chiropractic is wonderful. It is a very light force, powerful technique with massive results for our patients. It is truly amazing to watch patients glow once they are in alignment, I am extremely grateful to be a part of their transformation.
Dr. Teresa Lonsbury, D.C.
Teresa Lonsbury, D.C., graduated summa cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Lonsbury has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.
Why I Practice NUCCA chiropractic:
When I first got adjusted with the NUCCA technique, I noticed right away that my posture had improved. I felt more peaceful and relaxed, and aches and pains started going away.
I decided to specialize in the technique. I have worked with Dr. Meakim and her team for more than 7 years. It has been an absolute pleasure, and I feel fortunate to be part of such an uplifting and inspiring group of people.
Our Patient Care Specialists
We've been helping our patients since 2004, with key help from our specialists!
"When I was 21 years old I felt a sharp pain in my lower back, hunching over. My grandmother took me to the ER & they could only prescribe me aspirin & couldn't tell me WHY I become bedridden for a month. It wasn't until I started working for a Manual Manipulation D.C. that my life changed & I finally knew the root cause of that pain. The DC took X-rays and explained my scoliosis to me, that it had been with me since I was a young child, just finally feeling the pain & could have been corrected if I had known sooner. Even knowing how much Chiropractic helped me, I made the mistake of not maintaining my care. I came to work once again in the Chiropractic field with Dr. Meakim in 2015, missing the connection with patients and saw how much my spine had degenerated without care. Under NUCCA care I have slowed this degeneration & my insomnia has gone away. Now, It is my mission to help patients not make the same mistake I did and to maintain true correction at our office & make sure EVERYONE gets checked to learn about their own body sooner than I did, most importantly kids. I am here to help!!"
“I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors in Biochemistry in May 2016. During my time at SFSU, I volunteered on three mission trips to Central America where I provided medical, dental and public health assistance to the underserved communities. My passion for helping others and educating people about their health drove me to pursue a career in the health field. Originally, my intention was to become a medical doctor or a pharmacist. However, after seeing many of my immediate family members experience adverse health effects from prescription drugs, I was on the search for an alternative approach to healing. The patients of Healthy Life Chiropractic inspire me every day with their success and desire to attain health and wellness on a holistic level. It’s a pleasure coming in to work every day and seeing how our patients lives have been transformed by NUCCA."
My mother always told me that the people you surround yourself with are those who you tend to embody. I graduated from SF State with my Bachelors in Philosophy and all I’ve ever wanted was to help others and be the best version of myself everyday. I desired to work in an environment that promotes happiness and positivity and I'll say, as soon as I entered Healthy Life Chiropractic and saw bright smiling faces that welcomed me, I knew this was it! I love coming to work everyday. I love being the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the door. I truly enjoy seeing our patients getting the care they need and sharing that moment when they walk out the door with a smile of relief on their faces. It is a pleasure working alongside such amazing doctors that put their patients' needs first. I am so happy to be part of a loving team that treats everyone like family. HLC is my happy place and not many can say they have that privilege.
I studied to become a Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville over 15 years ago. Before graduating, I got rear-ended on I-80 where my car was totaled. I suffered from whiplashed and lumbar pain. My lower back would seize up often even with little movements and painkillers alone was not enough to relieved it. Massage therapy and Chiropractic care helped me recover faster. I learned then the importance of being in alignment, and how the career I have chosen can really make a difference in people’s lives. So early in my career, I worked for both chiropractic offices and luxury spas.
In 2016, I started my own mobile spa practice servicing the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I would often refer my clients to visit their Chiropractors but many of them are afraid of the “cracking” sounds when getting adjusted. I knew there were gentler techniques that gets the job done but did not know anyone who can help personally. It’s no accident that I’ve found my way to Healthy Life Chiropractic who practices NUCCA chiropractic, a light force yet powerful technique with inspiring results. To see each of our patients leave a little happier in every visit shows how effective and amazing it is to be a part of a team who are making an impact in people’s lives everyday. I am grateful to be working with incredible, kind, compassionate and fun group of people.