Chiropractor in Northwest Houston | Sara Lovelace Riley, D.C.
The Road to Chiropractic...
I am originally from Oklahoma City. I am from a family of Emergency Medicine doctors, so when I was younger, I figured that ‘s where I would end up. All through my undergraduate studies, my coursework was heavily focused on science and the medical field. I took all the prerequisites for medical school, P.A. school, nursing school; I had it all covered. After meeting my future husband who lived in Houston, I moved here in 2001. I began working as a mental health professional in a psychiatric setting with children, but knew I was destined to further my education.
The focus of my studies changed course when I met a chiropractor while attending a continuing education course. After visiting with her multiple times, and learning more about what it is that chiropractors do, I had figured out which route I would take. I applied to Texas Chiropractic College, and the rest is history. While I was in school, I studied many different techniques for getting people well with conservative techniques. I took as many courses as possible, always having the attitude that the more tools I have in my tool belt to help people, the better. I love being able to use my hands to create a positive effect on the lives of my patients, and I like the fact that I don’t have to write a prescription for every ailment.
While in school for my Doctorate of Chiropractic, I also completed the Acupuncture diplomate program!
Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old Chinese system of natural healing ( No drugs, no surgery), which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands, and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the malfunction due to disrupted energies.
The Chinese definitions of Health is “All parts of the body functioning normally.” If there is an interruption in the transmission of energy flow, then organ malfunction, disease, and pain and suffering are inevitable.
The interruption of energy occurs in two sites: the channels of energy flow which are located throughout the body just beneath the skin’s surface; and/or in the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve branches.
The list of conditions treated with acupuncture is quite long. Typical ailments include headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, tics, spasms, shoulder conditions, tennis or golf elbow, osteoarthritis, back pain, sciatica, bed wetting, depression, female disorders, hay fever, allergies, knee pain, and TMJ. The list goes on.
Statistically speaking, 8 out of every 10 people will respond favorably to acupuncture. There are varying factors why the 20% don’t show positive results. Advanced age, severity of the condition, irreversible tissue damage, etc. are deterrents to recovery in any treatment situation.
Chiropractic and Acupuncture Can Help You!
Here at Affinity Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer acupuncture to compliment your Northwest Houston chiropractic care. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give our Northwest Houston chiropractic office a call! We look forward to hearing from you!