Imagine you’re going on a journey. This journey will be long and arduous at times, but from what you have been told by others who have travelled there, the destination is worth everything you have to put up with to get there. Some have even told you that the journey is half the adventure of traveling to this destination in the first place. You can certainly take this journey alone, but you have been told that a guide is well worth the expense, to get you to the destination quickly and safely.
If you have come to this site, you’re considering this journey. Maybe you’ve even started it. But there are so many choices to make along the way. Many roads will get you this destination, but many others will not. You need a guide; you need someone to show you which roads to take to get you to your destination.
I’m Dr. Christa Whiteman. Did you know that “doctor” is derived from the Latin verb docēre ‘to teach’? That is how I see my purpose, to teach, to be your guide to your destination- better health. More then just “not sick,” I want to help guide you to a place of vibrant health. A place where healthy eating, restful sleep and good stress management come easy to you. A place where you have plenty of energy to get through your day. A place where you feel vibrant and radiant. A place where you can fulfill your greater purpose in the world.
Let me be your guide. I’ll show you the best roads for you to take to get to your destination and help you avoid pitfalls along the way. And I promise you, the destination is worth the trip!
Got questions about getting started? Contact me by clicking here. I’m more than happy to answer your questions! You can also continuing reading below to learn more about my story.
In undergrad, I majored in, and eventually earned my degree in, Biochemistry because even back then I was fascinated by nutrition and how the foods we eat eventually become the chemicals and cells that make up our bodies and allow it to function. As graduation began to loom, I knew I needed to figure out the next step, but what? Since I was also drawn to how plants can be used as medicine, I squeezed in a few botany courses and considered going on to study ethnobotany.
After a trip to the jungle in Panama to study ethnobotany, I decided I wanted to do more hands on work to help people directly and chose instead to go to chiropractic college. I was particularly drawn to the ethos of healing ‘without drugs or surgery.’ Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal themselves if given the right foods, exercise, sunlight, supplements and stress management- and are well aligned.
As a chiropractor and natural movement coach, I love to help people experience more freedom of movement with less pain through alignments of the spine and the surrounding muscles. I also teach my patients how that can move better in their day to day lives so that they have fewer musculoskeletal symptoms and less pain.
Instead of studying plants in far flung regions of the globe, I use simple herbs to help support health and internal alignment, combined with traditional chiropractic techniques directed toward addressing spinal distortions and neurologic system dysfunction. The plants have been part of our ‘health’care in our diets for centuries, but many of us are deficient in our modern diets. I enjoy helping folks to make better dietary choices to support their short and long term health goals.
If you’d like to talk to me about how I may be able to help you, call me at 845-687-6387 or email me today.