Long before the advent of modern medicine – before pill-popping, IV machines, before any surgery more complex than amputation – people still had a need to take care of their bodies. In the earliest known medical documents of recorded history, we can find allusions to the chiropractic care people engaged in to soothe their stresses and woes. Hippocrates himself once demanded of his readers; “get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite of many diseases.” A little over two thousand years later, we can only conclude that Hippocrates gave excellent advice.
Over the years, increased knowledge of the body has allowed chiropractic care to flourish, become more nuanced, and accurately address a huge number of the imbalances and issues a body can accumulate. In the United States alone, there are approximately 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic treating 27 million adults and children across the country. According to the Consumer Reports Health Rating Center, chiropractic outperformed all other back pain treatments available, and is now classified as a primary care approach for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of back pain and spinal disorders.
At SOHMA, we strive to bring you the best combination of ancient practice with modern implementation. Our Doctors of Chiropractic come to you with the finest aspects of over 2,000 years of accumulated medical knowledge – all with the comfortable amenities of a contemporary studio. Whether realigning your vertebrae, relaxing your muscles, or providing your body with the strength and care to tackle the days ahead, SOHMA can help you. Come in and partake of our warm, welcoming facilities and unparalleled care – for the better alignment of your mind, body, and spine.
On August 20th 2015, we had the privilege of facilitating a self-care session for the Los Angeles County Dept of Mental Health Wraparound Coordinators. Included was a brief discussion on Tai Chi philosophy and how it relates to trauma-informed practices! We also led the entire Tai Chi 24 form Yang Style to bring the mind back into the body.
People said it was life changing.. We had so much fun and so did they!
If you are interested in having SOHMA do a mind-body session at your next company event, contact us to learn more.
The session was led by our Instructors who are also professional Health Care providers: Founder and Owner, Dr. Daniel Hoover DC, LAc, MH, Mind-Body therapist, Veronika Lee LCSW, and Expressive Arts therapist, Madoka Urhausen LMFT ATR-BC.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Series
Join our newest team member April Vuong. Yoga allows April to come to her mat and be playful, take risks, build core strength, breathe, be mindful, and slow down to live in the present moment. Come learn with April and share in her playful, core strength building, and mindfulness approach to Yoga!
What to expect:
• Receive guidance with slow, mindful, alignment based yoga techniques
• Benefit from personalized instruction with modifications to ensure safety and therapeutic movements
• Receive physical assists/adjustments to deepen postures (with advance consent from students)
• Build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus
• Link breath to movement and work towards a moving meditation
• Yoga transforms and benefits your overall health and well being
• It makes you stronger and have a deeper mind body connection
• Yoga promotes growth spiritually and psychologically
We are proud participants in the Long Beach Internship Challenge. Interns from the Pacific Gateway program are learning skills for their future here at SOHMA. As an added bonus they are being exposed to the healing powers of Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine, Herbalism, Tai Chi and more!
SOHMA Health Tip: Want to look good for summer? Looking good is a reflection of feeling good and being healthy. If you want your physique to improve, you have to get physical. Easier said than done – I know. The best way we have found to get people to exercise is to not call it that. Exercise is often boring. Instead, we recommend you “PLAY” your way to a new physical state of health. Do you like to dance, play ball, swim, hike, horse around, skip, throw a ball, play tag, garden? Pick any of these activities and have fun. Your body will begin to adapt and change with you. If you like the look of a particular physique such as a swimmer, volleyball player, rock climber, cyclist, etc., then start doing those things they do, and you’ll be amazed at how your body will begin to shape that way too. In physiology there is a principle that states: that the body will make specific adaptations to imposed demands. Meaning it will literally adapt to the demands you place on it. Once you get some momentum with your playful activities you’ll notice how good you feel and want to do more. Okay, you want to play, but don’t have time? Strange as it may seem, we all have the same 24 hours every single day. Put yourself first as a priority because no one else will. Take care of yourself, get out there and have fun! Your body, your friends, and your family will thank you.
Cosmetic Acupuncture now being offered at SOHMA. The great thing about this natural approach to cosmetic enhancement, is that you also receive treatment for your other health concerns at the same time at no extra cost. We use holistic methods that work with your physiology to enhance collagen production which decreases fine lines. Feel great and look great without expensive injections or surgery.