I have been dealing with back pain for the past 9-10 years. While one thing that significantly shifted my level of pain was my first Akashic Energy Healing experience, I still had some pain, and I went to chiropractors to help relieve the pain and to balance my holistic health care regimen. I have been to various chiropractors, and they have provided some short term relief but they didn’t seem to make a significant lasting impact most of the time.
The Journey Begins
On May 26th, 2020, I had my first appointment at Restore Chiropractic in Wayne, PA. There is something different about Restore Chiropractic- they practice a unique branch of Chiropractic medicine called Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Not only that but from the first moment I met Dr. Danielle Gray, the Chiropractor, I could tell that I resonated with her and that I would benefit from being her patient and learning from her. I can tell she walks her talk because she is very vibrant, healthy and she has a healthy and natural posture!
The first appointment consists of an X-Ray, specifically focused on the Upper Cervical region of the spine. You can read more about the specifics of Upper Cervical Chiropractic here, but in this post, I’m focusing on my personal experience. Dr. Gray says “I need to take an X-Ray because the adjustment will be very specific”. So, fortunately, she has an X-Ray machine in-house so we simply walk across the hall to another room. After the X-Ray, we walk back into her office and I see my results on a big computer screen.
The picture on the left is what a healthy spine is supposed to look like. The picture on the right is my X-Ray. You can see the difference especially at the back of C1 and C2, as well as the difference in the cervical curve. This provided proof and sort of an “Aha” moment for me, “So, that’s where my consistent back pain is coming from!”.
The Mind-Body Connection
Now, I know that Dr. Gray is a chiropractor and believes in holistic medicine and living. And she is very scientific in her approach which is amazing! I don’t know her beliefs on Reiki, or the Akashic Records. But, I do know that she believes in the Mind-Body connection, the idea that our mind can be sort of a map of our body (or vice versa). She has also mentioned the importance of mindfulness.
So, with the Mind-Body connection in ‘mind’, I’m not sure whether my subluxation in my C1 and C2 area of my spine is simply a physical, structural issue resulting from one incident, from every day living in this gravity filled plane- or whether there are also mental-emotional aspects or core wounds that caused me to hunch over and hang my head lower. Or maybe, just maybe it’s a combination of both-> (This is what I hypothesize).
HOW DO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS FEEL?
Now, my first adjustment was a bit intense, in a good way! I could feel the cracks. Maybe it even hurt a tiny bit. But a short bit of pain is worth it for the immense relief afterwards.
After the adjustment, Dr. Gray takes her patients the magical healing room- (she doesn’t call it that but I do!)- which is a dark room filled with Zero Gravity reclining chairs. There are even Himalayan salt lamps which make the atmosphere very relaxing. Each patient lies in the chair for 20 minutes and integrates so that the adjustment is beneficial. I, as a Reiki Master and Akashic Records practitioner, love to use this time to open my Akashic Records and give myself Reiki. I feel that this multiplies the healing effects and adds an amazing complement to the chiropractic work that’s being done.
Not every adjustment is the same. Some are more subtle, yet still powerful. During my second adjustment, I was almost going to say “I didn’t feel anything” Because I didn’t feel any cracks. But, I didn’t say anything. Once I got up and got into the Zero Gravity chair, I could tell that something had shifted, and healing had occurred. After each session, I also use my Vida+ CBD products to add to the benefits of my healing. Learn more about the CBD products I use on my website here.
Two weeks and 4 days (and 6 adjustments) later, and I feel like a new human being, with a new body. I feel amazing! I will continue to see Dr. Gray as my regular chiropractic Doctor.
I highly recommend Restore Chiropractic and Dr. Danielle Gray to anyone looking to heal from an injury, or back pain, or to maintain a holistic and healthy lifestyle. (I am not being paid to say or write this!) Thank you Dr. Gray, I give you my utmost gratitude and respect.
Visit her website: RestoreChiropractic.com