About the Encyclopedia – Start Here


Welcome to the ChiSpree Wellness Encyclopedia!   This encyclopedia was developed to assist you in understanding what wellness is, to provide information on a variety of holistic methods and services that can contribute to a person’s well-being.   While many non-medical wellness based approaches have been shown to be very helpful in preventing and reversing […]

The Value of CranioSacral Therapy


CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle approach for releasing restrictions deep within the body to help relieve pain and dysfunction. In the early 1900s osteopathic physician William Sutherland discovered that cranial sutures were designed to express small degrees of motion throughout life. He originated and taught a system of manipulating cranial bones called cranial osteopathy to […]

Creating Healthy Relationships

Love Coach Greg

Relationships, romantic, or not so romantic… are a cornerstone of life. When we are young we are led by hormones and romance stories to believe that the perfect someone is out there, if we could only find him or her.  And if we could just find that one true love, we would live happily ever […]

Weight loss – without dieting?


Did you know that when you feel hungry, you might actually be THIRSTY! According to one study, 37% of Americans’ thirst mechanism is so weak, they consistently mistake thirst for hunger. What if each time you felt like going for your favorite snack, you reached for a glass of water instead? Consider this – drinking […]

Swollen Ankles, Feet, or Hands? One Simple Answer that Works!


The best treatment for fluid retention is to drink plenty of fresh, purified water. When the body doesn’t get enough water, it goes into survival mode and retains as much as possible.  The stored water shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics are a temporary solution at best.  They will release stored fluids, […]

8 Keys to Understanding the Small Intestine & Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Acupuncture for wellness   1. The Physical function of the Small Intestine The Small Intestine is a semi-permeable barrier that has a basic function of sorting the food we eat into: •       Something to be used by the body •       Something to be passed out as waste. The outer […]

Is Antiperspirant Really Bad for You?

Natural Beauty

Beautiful and healthy inside and out!   When selling my natural deodorants, people often expect me to lecture them on how bad antiperspirant is for you. I can tell I disappoint them when I don’t launch into claims about how  commercially made antiperspirant causes breast cancer and the Aluminum Zirconium causes Alzheimer Disease. I don’t […]

The Efficacy of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine


Acupuncture for wellness   As of January 1, 2014, according to the Essential Care and Benefits Bill (passed by the state of California in April 2012) portion of the Affordable Care Act, every insurance (except Medicare, Medi-Cal and Tricare) company must cover acupuncture services for the treatment of pain and nausea, regardless if the acupuncture is dispensed by an M.D. […]

Chiropractic Care – What it is (and Isn’t…)

Healthy Body Chiropractor

Chiropractic for wellness   So much misinterpretation of the word and the profession has happened that speaking about what is not chiropractic first is more relevant. Getting a massage is not chiropractic, having electrical stimulation is not chiropractic, using hot packs is not chiropractic, taping muscles and limbs is not chiropractic, taking supplements is not […]

What are Health and Wellness; Sounds Simple Right?

Healthy Body Chiropractor

 What is wellness?   Health and Wellness are very broad ideas with a multitude of considerations. According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. For some, health has been considered simply to be the absence […]