Graceful Health Chiropractic

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Welcome,

I trust you will find the information on our website informative and helpful in your quest for health and vitality.

Nearly everyone is interested in greater health and well-being. More than ever before, people are taking a real look at how to authentically improve their body and maximize their potential.

At Graceful Health we assist people the easy way.  Nothing forceful or painful, just gentle, effective care.

Dr. Andrew gently working with little Gabby

Graceful Health will be open the following hours, unless noted in the calendar below. Consultations and exams are scheduled outside these hours.

Monday

9:00 to 11:00

&

4:30 to 6:30

Tuesday

11:30 to 1:00

&

4:30 to 6:00

Wednesday

4:30 to 6:30

Thursday

11:30 to 1:00

&

4:30 to 6:00

Friday

9:00 to 11:00

&

4:30 to 6:30

 
 

I have my mother and father to thank.  My father -artist, geologist, white-water kayaking pioneer, instilled in me a love of the outdoors and adventure.  He taught me about rocks and trees, took me camping, canoeing and kayaking.  He showed me the pleasure of being confident in my skills, of trusting myself and my body.
I was one of those girls in love with horses.  It took me until I was 7 to get one of my own and I was not much older when I decided that my way to make a difference was to become a vet.  A horse vet, of course.   My unswerving determination served me well-I graduated valedictorian of my high school with scholarships to UC Davis-zoology major, pre-vet.  I took every horse class I could.  I loved it, it was all so fascinating, but when I went to work in the horse barns at the vet school I quickly became very disillusioned.  I guess I had not

really understood that a veterinarian studies and practices medicine.  That medicine and surgery are a prominent part of practice.  This was not consistent with my way of thinking about health and wellness, for me or for animals. What to do?  I continued pursuing my horse studies.  One advanced class I wanted required a nutrition class as a prerequisite.  I fell in love.  I found it miraculous how our body could take a food and change it into living flesh.  How we process different things differently.  How we get rid of what we don’t need.  My understanding of these processes and the implications of our lifestyle and diet choices would deepen greatly as I journeyed with my mother through breast cancer and her search for answers.  She studied with Anne Wigmore in Boston introducing me to wheat grass and the powerful concepts of living foods.   We traveled to Mexico so she could receive care at the Gerson Clinic.  Here we took classes and learned about the miracle of fresh juices.  While at the Gerson Clinic I met a recent chiropractic graduate there with his father.  It was from our lengthy discussions on nutrition, chiropractic, health and wellness that committed me to chiropractic.  I was inspired by the basic tenets of chiropractic, the innate healing capacity of the body, the expression of health from the inside out.  Above, down, inside, out.  It all made sense to me, tying together so many of the pieces of my upbringing.  I loved and excelled at school, graduating magna cum laude.  Part way through school I married my sweetheart, Andrew Downey, fellow traveler, visionary and very bold adventurer.  Committed to ourselves, each other and the service of others in the pursuit of health and expanding wellbeing, the adventure in always close at hand.  Together we continue to explore the natural world-both inside and out joined now by our two exceptionally intelligent and healthy boys.  

                                                                       Learning.  Sharing.  Serving.  Making a difference.

 

I was 9 years old when I knew I was going to be a doctor.  I had no idea the path that lay before me, nor how rewarding helping people would be.   The same weekend I fell in love with Naomi, I learned the basics of chiropractic and healing. During our drive to the Toulumne River to go kayaking, Naomi was excited and passionate about this thing called chiropractic.  Her enthusiasm about the self healing capacity of the body, the miraculous nervous system and how chiropractors enhance life's expression fascinated me.  Once we got on the river though, the only thing that held my attention was Naomi and with complete focus I scored myself a wife! I learned more at Life West where Dr. Anthony Trumain was lecturing for Naomi's philosophy class.  I was on the edge of my seat as he spoke of the Innate Intelligence and its ability  to self organize and heal the body.

He spoke about how chiropractors, through gently adjusting the spine could maximize that healing capacity.  After class I went directly to the admissions office.  That was 24 years ago.  

After I graduated, with high honors, in 1998 we moved to Chile, South America. We quickly made it legal for chiropractors to practice in that country and set up it's first chiropractic office. Politics and their incredibly challenged social structure helped us decide to venture home.  Our timing returning to California could not have been better. Within a month we purchased one of the longest running Network Chiropractic offices in the state.  I am grateful to witness and contribute to maximizing health for my clients.  Nearly every day in practice I get to hear about, or see a major life change.  I appreciate being a partner in creating health.  I am looking forward to many years of service.

 

Graceful Health

Chiropractic

2260 Thistle Patch Road

Newcastle, CA 95658

916.955.0686

Andrew.Naomi@att.net

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