Health is a decision, not an event, and a human is more than strictly physical. In this ADHD society of social media influence too many people let trusted sources dictate their thoughts. Logic, critical thinking and analysis get lost. What is in your head? Our thoughts create our reality, so make the good ones outweigh the bad ones. Focus on what is right with you, not what is wrong. As Dr. Seuss wrote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to change, it’s not.” Learn to listen to and nurture the healer within.
Your nervous system controls every thought, movement and sensation you have. When you feel something is wrong with you, it is because that is the message your nervous system receives and repeats to your conscious mind. When you are ready to love what is right with you and amplify that with a whole lot caring; then I am ready to help you rehabilitate your nervous system. The Brain and the spine have amazing recuperative powers. They are the keys to wellness.
I am Dr. Pat Dougherty DC. I’ve been a holistic chiropractor since 1994 and practiced in Spokane since 2005. Over 1000 hours of continuing education have shaped me since graduation. Patients are also my teachers. I’m always becoming a better chiropractor.thanks to patients and my studies.
The heart and soul of chiropractic is the chiropractic adjustment. Our world is pathologically stressful. People often need more than adjustments in order to optimize their health. I have studied nutrition and other lifestyle factors that allow me to function as a holistic chiropractor. I address underlying factors that often cause people to not respond as well to adjustments as we would like.
My job is to help people rehabilitate their nervous system in order that they may restore their innate healing ability. Most of the studying I do is about the nervous system and how to help it become more efficient in the task of healing.
Whether you want to get out of pain, have childhood health problems, are pregnant, have a sports injury or just want a want a healthier, happier lifestyle that looks beyond only your symptoms it leads back to one place. The nervous system needs to be addressed. My approach is to understand a person’s goals then help turn on the healing light of comprehension. The result is the elimination of physical, chemical and emotional stresses that prevent optimal wellness.
I work alone and schedule 30 minute appointments. Not all of that time is treatment time. Scheduling and payments must also take place during that 30 minutes, the rest is your time for face to face interaction. The initial consult is an hour. It is a two-way interview. We determine if I am the right person to help you. Depending on how much depth is needed to explore your conditions and concerns, we may have time for a treament in addition to the history, exam and supplement prescriptions. I do not make longterm recommendations. I use muscle testing to ascertain the schedule moving forward.
My mission is education. I want to live to see the world change from a sick care society to a wellness society. My website has an extensive library of health-related articles I’ve written, and interviews. I currently have three published books: Medical Intuition & Muscle Testing, Quantum Energy: The Synthesis of Chiropractic and Reiki and Do You Wanna Get Better? The Future of Health Care. Each of these books is an effort to educate the public to the importance of living a healthier lifestyle. Holistic Chiropractic is part of that lifestyle.
I have lived in Spokane since 2004. Before that I practiced chiropractic for 10 years in Denver. My partner, Sheila, and I are guinea pigs for a wellness lifestyle. We study nutrition, cooking, exercise techniques, science of the mind and more in efforts to enhance our lives. What we learn is passed on to you. We garden in the hopes of having healthier foods to eat. I love my job and it is my goal and expectation to practice chiropractic until I am 80. That would be 2032. With the help of people like you I will get there.
Contact Info: To find out if chiropractic is right for you call for an appointment today.
Dr Pat Dougherty DC, office:509-327-4373. Cell: 509-844-4204. email: [email protected]