Erin’s Encouragement and Setting Healing Expectations – By Erin M. Copenhaver, PA-C, CHC

When I think about where my body used to be–daily pain in my 20’s to the point of running out from my office in New York City to see my chiropractor down the street just so I could finish my day of patients. I felt like I was 80 years old, and my chiropractor compared me to his 78-year-old patient. I had mood swings and severe headaches a couple times a week. Post-babies with sheer exhaustion due to hypothyroid and lack of sleep coupled with chronic pain daily.

The journey to healing started 4 1/2 years ago for me. I would say I still turn a significant corner by seeing improvement every 4-6 months. Detoxification (Detox) has played a huge role in moving my progress forward. I’m grateful to have found programs like the Rhett Women’s Center detox, providers like Gene Blake, my acupuncturist, my body mechanics specialist and others. It takes a healing village and each person has something unique to contribute! I am still learning new things about my body and never thought I could feel as good as I do right now.

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