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Applied Kinesiology

Allows the doctor to evaluate the
patient using muscle testing.

Neuro-Emotional Technique

Evaluate and release emotional barriers that create physical imbalance. This technique uses muscle testing and tapping acupuncture points.

Nutritional Consultation

Lifestyle coaching, dietary consultation and supplemental suggestions using Applied Kinesiology.

Sacro-occipital Technique

A gentle yet specific way to evaluate and adjust the spine, and internal organs.

What is SOT?


Promotes energy flow through the placement
of needles and/or acu-beads.

Pediatric Chiropractic

Gentle adjusting, cranial sacral
therapy, and nutrition for infants, toddlers,
children and teenagers.

Essential Oils

Essential oils can help with digestion, mental clarity, mood, sleep, and a plethora of other imbalances.

Cranial Techniques

Gentle modes for treating bones
in the skull and pelvis.


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a system that addresses an individual’s whole health. The physical body.
The emotions. The mind.

The human body has energetic rivers that flow freely when the body is functioning at optimal levels. If a body is out of balance, the practitioner promotes healing by encouraging energetic flow with needles, heat (moxibustion), and scraping (Gua Sha) tools. 

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a form of analysis that uses muscle testing to determine how your body is functioning. AK is used to determine imbalances in your body, and to decide which therapy suits your needs.

In general, an applied kinesiologist finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not strong. The applied kinesiologist then determines your needs based on testing your body’s response to multiple potential therapies. After treatment, AK can be used to determine your response to the therapy and whether or not your function has improved.

Dr. George Goodheart founded applied kinesiology in 1964. The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was founded in 1976 by a group of doctors who teach AK. The purpose of the College is to promote research and the teaching of applied kinesiology, review and standardize diagnostic and treatment methods used in AK, and bring together doctors and students studying and practicing AK. Check out their website here:

Dr. Shepard uses AK and History, physical exams, and labs, to understand the complete picture of your health. Using these tools, she looks for the “big picture” and creates a healing plan to promote your health and vitality.

What is Cranial Sacral Therapy?

The cranium houses and protects the very delicate tissue of the brain. Proper movement allows the normal brain to expand and contract as necessary, thereby preventing an increase in intracranial pressure (nerve pressure). 

Cranial Chiropractic is that branch of chiropractic which specializes in the detection, reduction and elimination of cranial subluxations. 

An increase in cranial pressure can cause a disruption of proper brain function due to increased nerve pressure to the delicate brain tissue.