Doctor of Chiropractic, Wendy Shimer has over 13 years of training and experience in giving spinal adjustments to patients. Her patients range from children to seniors and anyone in between. The goal of Shimer Chiropractic is to help all clients reach their level of optimum health as quickly as possible. There is no “normal” when trying to heal a human body. Every body is different, every person is different. Dr. Wendy excels at looking at your current state, listening to the physical complaints that you are having and then combining the two to offer pain relief and overall health improvement. At Shimer Chiropractic, we strive to created body balance so that you are healthier and better equipped to handle the everyday stress in your life. Our goal is to offer individualized treatment plans to help you heal as quickly as possible and enable you to continue to stay that way.
Chiropractic adjustments have been know to help with many conditions in the body including sciatica, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, low back pain, previous injuries to extremities and even things like depression, anxiety and heartburn. The body is an amazing circuit board of intertwined components. If one of those components is out of sync, it can cause all kinds of symptoms – it’s Dr. Wendy’s job to get all the circuits firing at the same time so that you can move forward pain free and shine.
Virginia Eichorn holds an M.S. of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University, Austin TX. This program includes over 3000 hours and 3 ½ years of studying traditional Chinese medicine, including Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, courses in biomedicine and over 1000 hours of clinical internship, which include Chinese herbal prescriptions. She is also a nationally certified massage therapist with over 1000 hours of training and has been practicing massage therapy for over 15 years, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbs for over 4 years.
She uses a unique blend of Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and massage therapy skills to treat chronic and acute pain, including headaches. She has also had successful clinical experience in the treatment of sleep, mood, respiratory, gynecological, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Virginia wholeheartedly believes in the Traditional Chinese Medicine principal that everyone is treated as a unique individual. She addresses patients’ concerns from both the manifestation and the root of the problem. Many people notice that during the course of treatment for one specific problem, other problems remedy themselves as well. This is because Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the whole person, not just the symptom. Learn more about Zion Acupuncture here or call 703-939-0207.
Dr Shimer spends time educating her patients so that they can understand why their bodies are reacting to certain conditions which cause them pain. She helps create awareness of activities, past injuries that have been forgotten and everyday habits that could be affecting the overall health of the patient. She asks you to evaluate your posture, core strength, how you hold your body during work hours, driving, etc. All of these daily events will affect your body and why it is experiencing pain. Adjustments will help align the spine, however, to keep it aligned often behavior needs to be observed and changed.
Nutrition and diet have a large impact on overall health. I encourage my patients to consider a food lovers diet, meaning they learn to fall in love with nutritious food again. It really isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle that ends the battle many of us have with food. It shifts the internal conversation from one of self punishment and rewards to that of fueling your body with food that will energize and expedite your healing. Dr. Wendy Shimer believes we need to fall in love with our food again, the food that fuels us. This includes increasing fresh fruit, veggies and lean meats and decreasing the amount of indulgent foods. Dr. Wendy also recommends specific strengthening exercises and supplements that help progress optimum health.