- Emma B
“I started coming to Congruent Life when my husband and I started talking seriously about my need to go to a higher level of care for my eating disorder. After two hospitalizations in the past three years, I knew it was time to try something completely different than the psychiatrists, therapists, and medications. When I started going to Congruent Life, my mood was very unstable and anxiety was extremely high, especially regarding food and exercise, I was at a weight much lower than my healthy range, and I had lost my menstrual cycle for over a year. When I found Congruent Life, it all started to make sense- I had never heard anything about my nervous system from my previous care providers. True recovery from my eating disorder would not happen until I started taking care of my master controller, the nervous system!
For the first time in a LONG time, I feel SO hopeful, empowered, and excited about the healthy life that is ahead of me, a life I was not sure I’d ever be capable of. Since starting care, my anxiety levels have reduced significantly and I am better able to adapt to stressors coming my way. The connection between my body and mind has improved in amazing ways. After just a few adjustments, my hunger signals started to return and I was better able to nourish my body in appropriate ways, thanks to the education from Dr. Mike which has really changed the way I view my body and the awesome ways it functions. Also because of this, I have been able to restore weight at home instead of in the hospital. Getting to stay at home with my husband, puppies, friends, and everything I love has been absolutely priceless. And my menstrual cycle has returned. It has been so amazing to be able to have to fun talks and dreams with my husband, excited that we will one day be able to try to have a family. I have been told many times that it was highly unlikely I’d ever be able to get pregnant or carry a child and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Mike for giving us hope again. On top of all of this, I am sleeping better, I am able to better focus and engage in relationships and conversations, my body has physically felt amazing whether it’s been increased flexibility in yoga or boosted endurance while running. I have heard so many awesome comments from family & friends about how much better, happier, and healthier I seem and I am so happy that I can agree 100% with them.
Dr. Mike is truly unlike any healthcare provider I have ever worked with. He always addresses me with compassion, understanding, and curiosity. At my first appointment, he allowed me to share my struggles with mental illness and he was able to both provide comfort and so much information and educate me in ways to help me understand how normal these illnesses are and how treatable they are through chiropractic. For people struggling with mental health who are being told they will likely never get better or have to take medication for the rest of their lives, I truly want to yell from the rooftops that chiropractic works. Getting adjusted is always a highlight of my day. Everyone deserves to receive this quality of care. I am so grateful to Dr. Mike, Mady, and Victoria for the passion they practice. Congruent Life has saved and changed my life!”
“I originally came to Congruent Life because I thought they might be able to help me with my anxiety, which would allow me to decrease my medication. My anxiety held me back from doing a lot of fun things with my daughter. We wouldn’t go out into the heat because I might have a panic attack and pass out. I wouldn’t do anything that involved heights, because my anxiety was just too high. I missed out on a lot of experiences with my daughter. My anxiety also caused a lot of stress in the workplace. If I wasn’t performing perfectly, I was terrified someone might be mad at me. I felt like I was trying so hard, and my only option was medication. I didn’t want to rely on medications, especially since I was still struggling. My anxiety caused me to suffer in many areas of my life, rather than explore life.
Since starting care at Congruent Life my anxiety levels have definitely decreased and I am so much more care free now. They were so different because they put an actual plan in place and tracked my progress along the way with the neurological scans. It really helped me put my full trust in them. I’ve been able to decrease my anxiety medication for the first time in YEARS, and I have hope that I can continue to decrease!
My daughter and I are connecting so much more now. I’m able to give her attention rather than just getting through the day. I’m able to actually BE with her, and not just in the same room! I’m just so hopeful looking into the future!”
“I originally started care because of a back issue I was having, but I had also been suffering with anxiety and depression for a long time. My depression and anxiety really started when I was pregnant with my now 5 year old, but I just let it go. Then when I got pregnant with my youngest, it continued to get worse. I was always against going on medication, but I was at my breaking point. My kids needed me, and I didn’t know what else to do. I tried to get out of the house and do things for myself, but nothing was working. Ultimately I decided to get on medication to help me.
I had been on 3 different medications, with multiple doses for the last 3 years. They kept increasing doses, and I felt dependent. I knew I wanted to try something different. What I was doing just wasn’t working for me. My son started care at CLC, and after seeing the great results he was getting I decided to take the jump and start care as well.
The big difference with CLC was the freedom that came with being truly heard. You actually helped me figure out the cause of my struggles and I felt hope that I could find help without covering up my symptoms! You listened to my actual needs and told me WHY I was struggling. Seeing it on paper with the scans, and hearing you explain it made perfect sense. I finally understood why I was feeling so down, depressed, stressed and anxious.
After a few weeks of care not only was my back issue improving, I didn’t need that extra cup of coffee in the morning. I actually wanted to get up and start my day! I wanted to keep going to get better! My mom even started to notice my extra motivation for things! It’s truly amazing to go somewhere where they actually care about you, and how your week is going. I’m so glad Dr. Mike gave me the extra push to get myself scanned and start care, because I didn’t know I could feel this good! It’s nice to know there are good people out there that really want to help you!
Coming here is the highlight of my week! I feel like I am being truly heard and healed! Since starting care, this is the best I’ve ever felt! Things aren’t perfect, but my anxiety isn’t constant anymore and I can deal with it now. I can just breath and know my body is healing. After taking medication for 3 years, I am finally off it all!!”
- Emma W.’s mom
“Emma struggled with separation anxiety, and cried all the time about not being “normal”. She struggled in school and had to go to the counselors office to help her cope and make it through the day. She was missing class all the time, and was always having to make up work. She was self conscious, and as a mom I was worried about her being made fun of and the impact that would have socially.
Emma really wouldn’t leave her room. She was sad, and stressed from all the school work she had to make up. When I had to leave and go to activities, she would cry and hold on to me. Someone would have to physically pull her off of me. She missed out on a lot because of her stress and anxiety. She was on 3 medications, taking 8 pills every day.
After starting care at Congruent Life, we noticed a difference in her happiness right away. We stopped her tick medication pretty soon after starting. After 2 months we decreased the other meds, and after several months she is COMPLETELY OFF ALL HER MEDICATIONS!!
What does life look like for Emma now? A couple months ago she went to a friend’s house and spent the night, she was SO proud! She is happier, and no longer has a facial tick. She is going to school FULL days and doesn’t have to go to the counselors office. She’s more confident, and she even tried out & performed in the school talent show ALONE in front of the whole school! She’s even thinking about getting into b-ball this year! Emma can just be a regular kid and be more social without anxiety or fear!”
I started bringing my baby here and I was able to learn how chiropractic care could help my overall health as well. I was interested in seeing what the scans would show about the stress in my body. I’ve always had problems with regulating my blood pressure, bowel movements and my anxiety.
All I ever really knew was being in a state of fight/flight. I was wired to always focus on the risks of everything. Whether it was in a big social gathering or doing an activity we were doing with the kids; rather than finding the joy in it my brain would always just revert to “what are the risks”. While those are still important, I’ve been able to just enjoy my life more now that my nervous system is more balanced and in a calmer state. I didn’t want to continue with that fearful mindset because I was worried how that could potentially impact my kids.
It was so interesting to see the scans, learn where my blood flow was shifting throughout my body, and how that correlated to function. I learned about how my nervous system was stuck in a sympathetic state. Protection mode was all I ever knew because I was operating in fight or flight for so long. It’s really all I ever knew before starting here. It was a vicious cycle.
Having high blood pressure and a high resting heart rate was something that has always been noticed by my primary physician, but they have basically just said “well this is your baseline”, “you’re up here and everyone else is down here but that’s how you’ve always been”. I was just looking for a more wholistic approach rather than trying to take medication to bring my “baseline” down. Being able to see the scans and tracking that initial heart rate compared to what it’s at now has been really cool. We’ve seen big reductions in not only my resting heart rate, but in my blood pressure as well since addressing the imbalance in my nervous system and getting more into that parasympathetic, calm state. Even if I start to feel my blood pressure increasing now when I’m under a state of stress, getting adjusted almost immediately helps lower it again.
After my first adjustment, I remember being able to feel the shift in the blood flowing throughout my body and head, it was a really cool experience. After 2 weeks of getting adjusted, I started having DAILY bowel movements which I’ve never experienced before. I used to go up to 8 days without any movement. It was so exciting to experience this because I always just attributed it to “running in my family”. It was so uncomfortable. My entire body is in a relaxed state now so it’s able to function the way it is supposed to.
Since coming here I can find that calmness so much easier. I’m able to handle things like being alone at night with the kids, or going to a big gathering. I can enjoy these moments with my kids without fear now. It’s not super stressful like it once was. My brain doesn’t automatically revert to “oh what if something happens to me and the kids are too young to call for help” or “what happens if we have to evacuate and we aren’t the first ones out”. It’s hard living like that. Even wearing my glasses out wouldn’t be something I would’ve done in the past because I was always too concerned if I got in a car accident and I couldn’t find my glasses I wouldn’t be able to get to my kids. Now I’m sitting here wearing my glasses because I just don’t think like that anymore since I’m out of that constant state of fight or flight.
You guys do a fantastic job with the education and always giving your patients additional resources to help optimize their health. It’s been so exciting to learn a lot about how the nervous system works and the direct correlation it has on my health. It’s been so cool to see that as the scans have improved, so have things like my energy, digestion, anxiety, resting heart rate, and blood pressure. Chiropractic care has helped me become a better wife, mom and colleague. It’s all been so worth it.
My twins and wife started at Congruent, and when I saw incredible changes in them, I knew it was something I wanted for myself too. I was dealing with anxiety and panic attacks that would happen at least once a week. I couldn’t hardly go to work on the days that I was having panic attacks. I would be so down into them I wouldn’t want to do anything but sleep. I also was experiencing pretty severe tingling into my arms that would keep me up at night; I had a terrible time sleeping. Additionally, I used to do a lot of concrete work and would get really bad pain right above my tailbone every morning.
Since beginning care at CLC, I am able to handle stress so much better now. I don’t fly off the wall like I used to. I don’t get very angry anymore, I used to be able to snap so quickly. My anxiety and panic attacks I used to have are slim to none now. I can’t even remember the last time I’ve had one. I truly believe a lot of that has to do from getting my adjustments. Now that I’m not easily tempered, I feel like I am a better husband and dad.
Additionally, I don’t have any tingling in my arms anymore, so that is no longer disrupting my sleep. The pain in my tail bone is gone. If I don’t have my weekly adjustment, my body definitely feels it. My whole body feels so much better after getting adjusted both physically and emotionally. Receiving chiropractic care here has changed my entire family’s life.
- Lisa G.
“Before starting care at CLC I was suffering with back/leg pain, headaches, depression, anxiety, poor sleep and STRESS. I was either sleeping all the time, or not sleeping at all. I was taking 4-5 medications daily for my depression, anxiety and ADD. I had even been hospitalized twice for depression. I felt like a total mess! I felt like I had hit rock bottom. I had a hard time enjoying my grandkids. I couldn’t get on the floor to play, and I couldn’t go to the park with them or go for walks. I was not enjoying my life.
The moment I realized that my care at Congruent Life was making a difference was in my first week of care when I went in with a headache (didn’t tell Dr. Mike) and when I left it was gone! Since starting care at CLC I can now enjoy playing with my grandkids and taking walks! I’m in so much less pain and it’s even motivated me to watch what I eat! I actually get out of bed before my alarm goes off, rather then sleeping all the time like before. For the first time in my LIFE I’m not on any medications! I finally enjoyed the holiday season for the first time in 10 years! I’m enjoying life and my grandkids!”
“I first came to CLC because I was struggling with anxiety, depression, severe menstrual cramps, lack of energy/motivation and panic attacks. I would either have to bathe myself in peace & calming or valor essential oils or suffer side effects of medication.
The doctors at Congruent Life were different because they wanted to get to the root causes & help my brain send the appropriate signals! I realized Chiropractic care was working when my suicidal ideation + irritability diminished and I had increased energy + joy!
Since being under care at CLC I am more motivated to workout, I love being a mama even more and I am getting my passion & zeal for life back! The cramping I used to experience during my periods has improved drastically. Postpartum depression and anxiety sucked that away from me -but with functional medicine, aromatherapy & Congruent Life Chiropractic I am learning to thrive again! Thank you!”
We brought Beckett to CLC seeking to help her be able to regulate her emotions and behaviors better.
She was all over the place in terms of her ability to focus, sit still, or interact with others. We were starting to notice some challenges with school and hyperactivity issues. These challenges started around the age of 2; she would have a hard time calming herself. She was full of high emotions and high energy. She didn’t have a lot of “down time” from an early age. She’s 7 now and we were noticing consistently there just wasn’t a lot of calm here.
CLC takes a whole body approach. You don’t treat people like there is something wrong with them. We didn’t need to “fix” Beckett, we just wanted to help her be able to regulate her nervous system better. It was different than a quick fix approach that we would get if we took her to a medical doctor and would likely just be given a diagnosis and medications. We weren’t interested in diagnosing her with a “disorder”, medicating her, changing her… we just wanted to help her mind feel at ease. I knew through my own research there were other holistic options out there.
At CLC, you aren’t symptom focused. Your goal is to help people’s nervous systems function as optimally as possible, and when you do that things can change and healing starts to happen.
After the initial few months of care, we started to see the benefits Beckett was receiving from adjustments. She was able to regulate her emotions better. We saw a lot more CALM starting to be present. She’s able to have periods of rest when her body is telling her to relax now. She doesn’t have the need anymore to make noises and do other sensory seeking behaviors during times of quiet. Simple things like telling her to go brush her teeth, are no longer resulting in meltdowns. She’s able to wake up in the morning and focus on a routine, rather than being super hectic and crazy. She’s overall in a good mood and is experiencing a decreased number of emotional outbursts. Beckett has a lot less anxious tendencies now. She no longer bites around her nails, picks at her fingers, or does her mouth “tic”. I feel so much relief for her.