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John Spence, D.C.

I have had a family and wellness based chiropractic practice in upstate New York for over 25 years. I practice and reside in Clifton Park, NY, which is about 15 miles north of Albany. My wife and I have two beautiful, healthy and active children (ages 14 and 16).
The study of nutrition and assisting people in finding the right diet for them and their family is also a key component to my practice.
I have always had an immense respect for the innate ability for the human body to heal and maintain high levels of health. The type of chiropractic I practice allows me to gently and effectively restore a person's process of healing when it is interfered with.

The food choices common in the American diet is a source of stress to the intestinal tract, the immune system and the brain and nervous system. Of highest importance in determining the best diet for a person, I place a high priority on foods that are nutrient dense, are easy for the body to digest and cause little irritation to the intestinal tract and immune system. In my study of diet I have found the principles of a Paleo template diet along with foods found in many traditional cultures from around the world as promoted by the Weston A. Price foundation to be a good starting point to determine what is best for each individual or family. It is clear to me that genetically we have specific nutritional requirements that must be met in order for us to achieve our health and healing potential. Personally, since following the principles of these diets, I have lost weight and feel stronger and healthier. I have also seen improvements for my patients with weight loss, reduced pain symptoms and improved digestive disturbances. This is why I believe that teaching people these principles of food choices, along with reducing stresses and interference to the nervous system with chiropractic will allow a person to reach their greatest health and healing potential.

Specialties

The Chiropractic approach I use is called Torque Release Technique. It is a gentle, instrument based chiropractic technique. Through specific reflex analysis of the spinal cord, areas of abnormal tone or tension are identified and corrected. This allows better flow of signals being transferred along the spinal cord and nerves. As a result the healing potential of the body is released.
One of the systems of the body that has been shown to be disrupted due to tensions on the spinal cord is the brain reward cascade, which eventually concludes with the release of dopamine and a feeling of well-being. Torque Release Chirpractic can help to restore an abnormal brain reward cascade and allow a person to experience an improved sense of well-being. One group of individuals that have been identified as having a reduced ability to experience a sense of well-being are those who suffer with addictions, including those who are addicted to carbohydrates and are overweight as a result. People undergoing Torque Release Chiropractic with auricular therapy and given certain amino acids along with traditional addiction treatment have been shown to have a much higher success rate compared to traditional addiction treatment and placebo. By reducing the toxic load of the standard american diet and focusing on nutrient dense foods, as with the Paleo or Weston A. Price diets one has an even greater ability to heal and recover.

Background

Undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, majoring in biological studies.
1988- Doctor of Chirpractic Degree, Life Chirpractic Colloge, Marietta, GA
1989- Present- Private chiropractic practice
2013- American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders, Certified Addictionologist (CAd.)
2013- Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP), GAPS- Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome. Visit www.gaps.me for more information.

Memberships

International Chirpractic Pediatric Association
American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders