A Neverending Education
Back in the 1960's when I was still in high school, I had many chances to observe that the human body is capable of tremendous self-regulation and self-healing. I studied some hypnosis back then, and saw that the mind could turn the body around and get it out of deep trouble. I spent some summers working in the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in both the ER and the Intensive Care Unit. Some of the patients who had been pronounced terminal turned around, while others who were given an excellent prognosis went into tailspins and left this earthly abode. It was enough to make a guy wonder.
Completely unfamiliar with chiropractic or other forms of natural, alternative, or as it later became known complementary medicine or healing, I gravitated toward procuring a medical education. With an excellent academic record (1971 Valedictorian, George Washington H.S.) I was accepted into a pre-med program AND medical school before graduation. If I had stayed with that program, I would have been an M.D. at the ripe old age of 22. As destiny would have it, I was attracted to exploring more radical ideas about psychic healing, dietary cures, exercise and meditation. I wound up with a degree in psychology and a lot of questions.
In 1975, I attended a lecture by a chiropractor about the philosophy and science behind chiropractic work and I was hooked! Everything he said made so much sense to me that I felt I had found my calling. In January of 1976, I enrolled in the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena Texas. I graduated and started practice in 1979. I still had plenty of questions, but I also had some answers.
Since starting practice, I have had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that could help me get better clinical results. I count myself among the lucky few who really love their work. I have been fortunate enough to study with a number of healing arts pioneers from a variety of disciplines who have demonstrated unusual degrees of insight and intuition. Several of their techiques and methods that I use in my practice take years to master. While over the years I have taken dozens of workshops and classes, I have chosen to specialize in the few methods that have really proven themselves to me over time with thousands of patients. The extra work, time, and money I invested have been most worth while. I discuss these methods in detail on the Our Work with You page.
I've been blessed with a large international clientele which includes Oscar-winning actors, top martial artists, dancers, and professional athletes; and rock groups like Chicago and America, as well as many doctors and natural therapists. I also lived in India for 2 years and learned about the special requirements for treating people who are actively pursuing yoga, meditation, and spiritual practice. During my stay, I used chiropractic methods to help some of the country's poorest rural villagers on a charitable basis under the auspices of the Prasad Project. I was part of a multidisciplinary team that travelled from location to location on a mobile hospital bus to provide desperately needed care.
I currently practice in Houston, Texas, and also see patients in New York City and Upstate New York. I also offer postgraduate classes for Doctors of Chiropractic. I have been a member of numerous professional speaking associations, and have completed a book with other authors, including Deepak Chopra and Billy Blanks, entitled, A Healthier You! which was released in the Summer of 2005.