She is a believer in the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. She believes that eating the right foods and taking the right supplements can heal a person’s ailing body before prescription medications can. She is chiropractor Dr. Gina Courson of Accurate Chiropractic in Mount Pleasant. And, what, you may ask, has brought her to these conclusions?
The answer is that there are many reasons, but, mostly, chiropractic care philosophies hinge on the belief of allowing the body to heal itself naturally. Her personal reason, however, is much different. Dr. Courson healed herself naturally of a life-threatening diagnosis of breast cancer in 2014 — never once receiving chemotherapy or radiation.
“I have eight friends who were all diagnosed with different cancers at around the same time I was diagnosed, and they have all unfortunately passed away at this point,” she said. “I am the only one still alive.”
What she has done is nothing short of amazing. When she was diagnosed she decided in that moment that if cancer was going to kill her, then she was going to succumb to the disease — not the side effects of the treatments.
In the almost five years since her diagnosis, she has completely changed her diet. “I don’t eat sugar at all,” she said. “That feeds the cancer.” She eats food that she has done extensive research on that are best for her personally. “Everyone is different, so one person’s healing diet may not be right for another person,” she explained.
And while Dr. Courson admits that her philosophy and beliefs are certainly not for everyone, she is willing to work with patients who want to seek out a more natural healing process.
She has served the community of Mount Pleasant as a chiropractor for the past 20 years and was the first female chiropractor in the area.
“Many of my patients came to me because they wanted to be served by a female, and then I received many referrals,” she said. “Our practice has a great following.”
She said that chiropractic care is so important because it focuses on whole-body treatment. The spine hinges on the nervous system, and, when a nerve root is interrupted, that trigger can affect many other parts of the body.
“We train the spine over time, much like braces train teeth over time. … It is overall health that we are interested in assisting our patients with and helping them take control of their bodies,” she concluded.
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