Cathryn Woon has been drawn to the health and understanding of the healing process since the mid-1980s. She started as a massage therapist working with Dr. Carl Nelson and Dr. Geniveve Haller in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where she learned from their dedication, generosity, and knowledge. In 1996 she graduated with honors from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Since then she has continued her education, studying a wide array of classes from pediatric chiropractic, to the effects of trauma on the brain and body, while holding the core understanding that each person has an innate intelligence that supports their health and healing. She is honored to work with her patients to improve their health, function, and well-being and utilizes a variety of techniques dependent on each person's specific need.
We're glad you asked! Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.