In Align­ment With Self-Heal­ing

MidWeek (Hawaii) - - Front Page - In­ter­viewed By Kelli Shi­roma

Where di d you re­ceive your school­ing and train­ing, and how long have you been in prac­tice?

Af­ter earn­ing my Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in bi­ol­ogy at UCLA, I de­cided that I wanted to em­power peo­ple to take con­trol of their health, so I earned my Doc­tor of Chi­ro­prac­tic from Life Chi­ro­prac­tic Col­lege — an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed school in the Bay Area where stu­dents are trained in more than 13 dif­fer­ent tech­niques. I’ve worked with more than 10,000 pa­tients in Hawai‘i for nearly 20 years. Hav­ing been born and raised in Hawai‘i, it was im­por­tant for me to re­turn home to open my prac­tice.

in­ter­ested in a ca­reer as a chi­ro­prac­tor?

From the age of 2, I was never able to con­sis­tently stay healthy, which prompted my mother to seek al­ter­na­tive heal­ing meth­ods. Due to a sweat upon the tip of my nose and I also suf­fered from mi­graine headaches. If it was not for a chi­ro­prac­tor — who worked on my head and cra- I do not be­lieve I’d have the health and vi­tal­ity that I have to­day. I devel­oped a con­fi­dence in my body’s abil­ity to heal. All of these per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences ig­nited a pas­sion in me to end the suf­fer­ing of oth­ers by be­com­ing a health care provider.

How­ever, a few im­pact­ful ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing my clinic in­tern­ship opened my eyes to what I am do­ing now. In­stead of fix­ing peo­ple or to get peo­ple out of pain or have a per­fect aligned spine, I dis­cov­ered the im­por­tance and ne­ces­sity to teach peo­ple to in­crease their aware­ness of how stress im­pacts them neg­a­tively and have the abil­ity and adapt­abil­ity to ad­dress pains and health ail­ments. It’s im­por­tant for each in­di­vid­ual to take own­er­ship of their bod­ies so they can even­tu­ally learn how to heal them­selves and rec­og­nize how their phys­i­cal and emo­tional ail­ments are serv­ing them. This gives them the power to choose in­stead of re­act­ing to sit­u­a­tions, and there­fore, make the nec­es­sary changes ac­cord­ingly. about Aloha Chi­ro­prac­tic.

The mis­sion of Aloha Chi­ro­prac­tic is to em­power each and ev­ery in­di­vid­ual to trust them­selves and live life in the present. My fo­cus is on well­ness and not just treat­ing symp­toms. I see my­self as a mind-body spe­cial­ist who helps to ed­u­cate and help fa­cil­i­tate oth­ers in discovering the root of their health ail­ments by rec­og­niz­ing their body’s sig­nals in re­sponse to stress and mak­ing the nec­es­sary ad­just­ments.

The body’s abil­ity to re­lease stress and uti­lize stress as en­ergy is an­other strate- gy peo­ple learn while un­der care. I am an ed­u­ca­tor and fa­cil­i­ta­tor, and to ac­com­plish those means, I have cre­ated an app called In­fi­nite Body Aware­ness, and I have writ­ten four books (the lat­ter two are il­lus­trated): Wis­dom, ness, This Pain in My Neck and This Pain in My Butt.

When do i ndi­vid­u­als know they need to see a chi they should watch for)?

Any in­di­vid­u­als de­sir­ing to op­ti­mize their well­ness and en­hance their well-be-

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