Alternative Healing Network

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax
info@althealnet.org

A New Roadmap for Health:
Clearing the Barricades to Healing

Has your weight plateaued, AGAIN!? Does your keto and/or intermittent fasting practice seem less effective than it was initially? Are you wondering why your healing journey has stalled?

Think of your body as a bucket. The traumas, stressors, infections, and toxins that surround you are the liquid that slowly fills that bucket. It may take years, but once the bucket spills over, cellular inflammation is triggered, symptoms arise, and disease manifests. Whether it’s weight-loss resistance, hormone dysregulation, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, blood pressure, or high autoimmune, if you do not detoxify at the cellular level, you won’t get well. Learn more about how detoxifying the cell can clear those roadblocks to health.

Wednesday, April 24th
6:30 – 7:30pm

at Adams Avenue Integrative Health
3239 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

SPACE IS LIMITED so please SIGN UP in advance by calling our office: 619-546-4806 or via email: aaihclinic@althealnet.org

Dr. Dave McCann, our Clinical Director, has been a practicing chiropractor since 1997. His unique approach to health and wellness comes from his extensive study of the interplay between the musculoskeletal, neurological, organ, and energetic systems of the body. Through his use of functional health assessment, nutrition, postural neurology and Applied Kinesiology, he uncovers the hidden causes of dis-ease and develops a personalized nutritional support and chiropractic care plan for many chronic health issues.

Dr. Dave McCann will host a FREE Nutrition Talk on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Topics shift each month.

Five Keys to Hormone Harmony
(Menstrual – Feb; Menopausal – March)

FREE WORKSHOPS!

FEBRUARY – Five Keys to Menstrual Hormone Harmony – Hormone fluctuations in a woman’s menstrual cycle are perfectly natural and normal, yet sometimes hormones can swing out of balance. If you experience fatigue, bloating, headaches, pain, mood swings, or digestive issues related to your menstrual cycle, then this workshop is for you. Join licensed naturopathic doctor, Aisha Nouh, to discuss solutions to balance your moon cycle.

Wednesday, February 20th
6:30 – 7:30pm

at Adams Avenue Integrative Health
3239 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

MARCH – Five Keys to Menopausal Hormone Harmony – Menopause is a natural and normal time of transition in a woman’s life. Periods may begin to fluctuate, taper off, and eventually cease. Mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual changes are natural during this transition, but none of these changes should cause excessive stress or suffering. If you suffer from symptoms related to menopause, then this workshop is for you. Join licensed naturopathic doctor, Aisha Nouh, to cultivate a gentler transition into menopause.

Wednesday, March 20th
6:30 – 7:30pm

at Adams Avenue Integrative Health
3239 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

Dr. Nouh will host a FREE Naturopathic Medical Talk on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Topics shift each month.

DR. DAVE McCANN (Clinical Director and Chiropractor)

Maria Gable: Where did you go to school and how long have you been in practice?

Dr. Dave: I’m originally from the Midwest. So, I went to Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis Missouri. I’ve been in practice for about 20 years now. I practiced for about 10 years in Huntsville Alabama before relocating here to Southern California.

MG: How did you become interested in the chiropractic profession?

DD: My undergraduate degree was in Electrical Engineering Technology. My 1st job out of college was in the Clinical Engineering Department at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Anything that plugged into the wall and had to do with patient monitoring, or life-support equipment, we managed that. As jobs go, it was a good one. But I wanted to get into patient care, as opposed to machine care. But I knew I didn’t want to work in a hospital. So, I started looking into nursing and physical therapy. Well, a small group of us decided to take a scuba diving class. I needed a physical in order to participate in the class. When I contacted my primary care doctor’s office to schedule the physical, they said it would be 2 months before I could get in. I had a horrible HMO insurance. One of my buddies said: “You should go see my chiropractor, Dr. Dan. He can probably get you in tomorrow.” So, I scheduled a physical with Dr. Dan. While he was performing the physical, he told me about the chiropractic philosophy of treating the person as a whole, as opposed to just trying to manage symptoms. Everything he said made sense to me. And, here I am!

MG: How has your career changed/evolved over the years?

DD: It’s very different now! I think, like a lot of professions, they teach you just enough in school to get started. Then you have to figure the rest out on your own. So I started out just focusing on neck pain, back pain, and headaches. But I wanted to be able to do more. However, the one thing that I can point to and say, “I’ve been doing that for 20 years” is using the Foot Levelers orthotics. Coming from an engineering background, it just always made sense to me. You have to have a balanced, stable foundation, or it can throw everything off. Your feet may not hurt but they can cause stress and pain throughout the entire body.

MG: When/how did the nutritional aspect of your practice come into play? Tell us a little bit about what that entails.

DD: In 2002, I needed some continuing education hours to maintain my license and chose to go to a seminar that focused on supplementation and nutrition. I was blown away! The speaker, Dr. John Brimhall, has people coming to see him from all over the world with all kinds of ailments. At that time, he had already been using what is now referred to as Functional Medicine, to care for his patients, for more than 30 years. He’s using Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing), cold lasers and detoxifying foot baths in his protocols. He’s incorporating bloodwork, saliva and  stool labs and really healing people with food and supplements. I knew that’s what I wanted to do! Now, that’s where the focus most of my energy and training. As a matter fact I just attended the Apex Energetics, Mastering Brain Chemistry program. Fascinating stuff!

MG: What do you like to do in your spare time?

DD: Most of my spare time, I spent hanging out with my wife. She’s seriously one of the smartest and funniest people I’ve ever met. I think she sees the world just a little differently than anybody else. I find that kind of fascinating! Nerd alert! We like to play a tabletop game called Carcassonne. But, we play by our own set of house rules and we  call it “Codependent Carcassonne” because we want to stay married. And sometimes I do community theater.

MG: Name a book you think everyone should read.

DD: Well, I’m not much of a “reader”. I mean, I rarely sit down and read a book. I discovered a long time ago that I am very much an auditory learner. So, I have a subscription to audible.com and I am constantly listening to something. Typically, on my way to the office, I am listening to something that I feel supports me in the work that I do. On the way home, I typically listen to
something more entertaining.

So, recently the most influential book for me both personally and professionally has been 10% Happier – How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works, by Dan Harris, narrated by Dan Harris. I have known intellectually the benefits of mindfulness for a long time, and have on occasion recommended some deep breathing exercises to patients. Last year, I read a blog article about it by the author in which he described it as “meditation for the fidgety skeptic.” Something about that really struck a chord with me. Since then, meditative practice has become an integral part of my daily routine. Now, I can speak about it with my patients on a more personal level.
For something a little more on the entertainment side of things one of my recent favorites has been A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – by Mark Twain, narrated by Nick Offerman, and anything by David Sedaris.

Spotlight on Gretchen Vogt, CMT
Adams Ave Integrative Health Massage Therapist:

Gretchen Vogt
Gretchen Vogt, CMT

Gretchen Vogt, CMT first began practicing massage therapy in 2010 in Columbus, Ohio after graduating from the American Institute of Alternative Health. Her initial primary specialty was Swedish relaxation massage, though her interest in deep tissue and sports massage inspired her to pursue more training in these areas. She moved to Melbourne, Australia where she worked with a wellness clinic for two years and continued to refine her massage therapy style and expand her knowledge of different modalities, particularly neuromuscular therapy and clinical massage. Returning to Columbus, Ohio and working at a spa-based practice allowed her to learn how to merge the more site-specific work she had been focusing on with her original interest in relaxation massage. Gretchen has now been based in San Diego for approximately 2 years and is popular among our loyal patient base.

Gretchen is also an amazing visual artist and will be featured at The Studio Door Galleryin North Park for their annual exhibition of the 50 Artists to Watch in San Diego!  The Opening reception is this Saturday, March 3rd from 6 – 9pm.

50 to watch exhibition
Come on out and support her work in the community and call to schedule an appointment with her today at Adams Avenue Integrative Health – 619-546-4806

Heal Your Soul!

a Holiday benefit for
Alternative Healing Network

Featuring Live Music From:

Shakedown String Band

Finnegan Blue

Comedy from Allison Gill (“Mueller: She Wrote”)

Acro Yoga with Becca and Asis (The Upside Down life)

and a Silent Auction filled with amazing prizes to bid on!

Saturday, December 15th
7pm – 11pm – GA – $10 suggested donation

6 – 7:30 pm VIP Pre Party – $40 includes Food, 2 drink tickets
and a special performance from the The Becca Jay Band

@ Queen Bee’s Arts & Cultural Center
3925 Ohio St.
San Diego, CA 92116

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Silent Auction donations? Contact Maria@althealnet.org

Beer Sponsored by Stone Brewing Company!

All proceeds benefit Alternative Healing Network, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates Adams Avenue Integrative Health on a sliding scale, and Free Community Outreach clinics with holistic wellness since 2005. Celebrating over 25,000 free sessions for under-served populations! For more information, visit: www.althealnet.org

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COMPLETE SCHEDULE
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VIP Doors open at 5:30pm – Hosted Dinner and Drinks
6 – 6:45pm – BECCA JAY BAND
6:45 – 7pm – Ghislaine Sopher-Phillips
 
General Admission Opens at 7pm
7 – 7:20 – Acro Yoga with Becca & Asis (The Upside Down Life)
7:30 – 7:45pm – Allison Gill (Comedy)
7:45 – 8pm – Welcome from our Executive Director
8 – 9pm – FINNEGAN BLUE
9 – 9:20 – Acro Yoga with Becca & Asis (The Upside Down Life)
9:30 – 11pm – SHAKEDOWN STRING BAND
 
*Silent Auction ends at 10:45pm
All proceeds benefit Alternative Healing Network, a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit.
 
Info: www.althealnet.org / 619-546-4806
 
SHAKEDOWN STRING BAND is a collective of musicians bound and determined to make you dance and smile to americana, blues, bluegrass, jam grass.
 
FINNEGAN BLUE is a folk band that blends together Celtic, Bluegrass, and New Orleans Second line music with a Punk Rock edge.
 
BECCA JAY is a San Diego based musician. Her indie jazz style & thoughtful lyrics inspire connection, & what she lacks in stature she makes up for in soul.
 
ALLISON GILL – Voted San Diego’s funniest woman and then funniest comic twice, Allison now performs regularly at the major clubs including the Improv, the American Comedy Company, the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store as a feature and headliner. She was selected to perform at the World Series of Comedy the last four consecutive years, and is now headlining festivals like Big Pine in Arizona.  Allison recently earned her PhD and is a comedy writer for multiple series on PBS and NPR. She also hosts her own podcast called: “Mueller, She Wrote!”