FAQ:


What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the most sought after natural healthcare system in the world. Millions of people visit a chiropractor every year. Chiropractic is based on the scientific understanding that we are self regulating and self healing organisms and our natural homeostatic state is extraordinary health. If you are not your best physically, mentally or emotionally something has went wrong. Chiropractic care is about integrating the stress and interference to your nervous system so your body’s innate intelligence may do exactly what it was designed to do so you may heal from the inside-out. As your body returns to its innate design and functioning you will enhance your health and quality of life.


How much will it cost?

The initial visit is approximately 60 minutes and costs $119. This includes your full health history, assessment and receiving your first adjustment that day, if warranted. Subsequent visits are $45.

An initial visit for your child is only $80, subsequent visits are $35.


why would I see a chiropractor if I'm not experiencing neck or back pain?

A simple fact of life is that we will all have to invest in our health at some point in our lives. We can do it on the front end and be progressive creating greater and greater levels of health or we can do it on the back end when we get a tap on the shoulder with a diagnosis of a symptom, sickness or disease (this creates a lot more stress, pain and cost). The choice is yours. The most important part of our health is maximizing the full expression of our master control system, the nervous system. When you are clear and connected through your nervous system your innate intelligence makes you more resilient towards disease, more adaptable and allows you to vastly improve your health and quality of life regardless of where you are on the health and disease spectrum. For the same reasons that one exercises, eats well and decreases the amount of stress in their lives, people choose Chiropractic to Live Optimally.


Can anyone come to heart of life?

Yes! At Heart of Life: A Centre for Optimal Living, we serve people of all ages from newborns to adults and everything in between, including pregnant mothers. Whether you have physical pain, emotional tension, mental stress, or are looking to maintain your health and improve your overall wellness, we can create a custom care plan based on your needs.

If you have additional questions about our care that were not answered by this page, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.


What are the 5 pillars of health?

The Five Pillars of Health were created and established by Dr. Jessica’s teacher and mentor, Dr. Sukhi Muker. Dr. Sukhi is an award winning author, inspirational speaker and leader in the chiropractic community. Throughout his 16 years of practice at his Centre for Optimal Living in Vancouver, B.C. he has created a system that truly transforms people’s quality of life. To learn more about Dr. Sukhi’s work and would like additional resources to aid you along this journey please visit www.drsukhi.com.

  • OPTIMAL Nerve Flow
    • The flow of information through the nerve system is the life line to every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Hands on tonal adjustments to the master control nerve system are a major key to healing and expressing radiant health
  • OPTIMAL Mindset
    • Understanding the most cutting edge principles to creating radiant vitality and optimal health is paramount. Optimal mindset principles allow clients to have focus, direction, and an optimistic outlook to better create their health and life.
  • OPTIMAL Nutrition and Minerals
    • Every organ and system within the body requires fuel for sustenance. The proper balance of optimal nutrients & minerals creates radiant health, disease prevention and optimal body composition and weight.
  • OPTIMAL Biomechanics & Movement
    • Every exercise program is not for every person. Specific biomechanics of each person is assessed to recommend which activities are best suited to create optimal fitness and weight loss in minimal time.
  • OPTIMAL Stress and Toxic Reduction
    • Stress and Toxins are major contributors to mortality and morbidity. Releasing them from the mind and body allows people to be more adaptable, heal from disease, be healthier and have a greater peace of mind.

Can I bring my children with me?

Yes! To have the opportunity to care for a child is such a special gift and one we don’t take lightly. Child chiropractic care is so important!

It was once believed that the health of your child could be determined by the presence or absence of symptoms. However, it is now recognized that this is not always the case and that the health and quality of life of your children is better determined by their ability to interpret, integrate and appropriately respond to environmental stimulus and experiences.

This master control system is the nerve system, responsible for repair, growth and the function of every cell, tissue and organ in the body. It is also responsible for sending out appropriate chemicals, hormones and neuropeptides responsible for emotions, higher thought, new perspectives and levels of consciousness. If there are blockages or interferences, they can go undetected for many years and may manifest later as physical problems, emotional disturbances, poor sleep, anxiety or behavioral issues.

Chiropractic wellness care is about adopting a lifestyle that will actively empower your children in expressing their greatest gifts fully connected to their mind, body and spirit. It is never too soon to introduce your children to chiropractic wellness, and we would be honored to care for them.


can you actually help me age gracefully?

Aging well through chiropractic care is possible. In the western world the average life expectancy has increased by over 30 years in the last century. Research has shown that medical care has contributed to 15% while lifestyle factors contributed to 85% of the increase in life-span of 30 years. Therefore, your quantity and quality of living is dependent on factors over which you have full control over.

Research has also shown that not fully integrating life’s experiences and creating subluxations as you age has been linked to chromosomal damage, loss of muscle strength and a loss of memory. It is wonderful to live longer, however, the quality of life during these extra years is vitally important.

Adults who receive regular chiropractic care:

    • Are more likely to exercise vigorously
    • Are less likely to be hospitalized
    • Are more likely to report a better health status
    • Are less likely to need and use prescription drugs
    • Are less likely to need to use a nursing home
    • Are more likely to be active in the community

Your quality of life and health is dependent on the choices you make today. Be proactive and adopt a wellness lifestyle that will add more years to your life and more life to your years.


why is it important to bring a newborn to be adjusted?

Newborn chiropractic adjustments are gentle, safe, and help your baby adapt to their new life. Even when there are few complications during labor, there is no denying that the birth process is a major event that may be challenging physically, chemically, and emotionally for your newborn. If your baby does not fully integrate the birth process it may store in their body as a subluxation. One of the most dangerous and expensive misconceptions held by people today is that an absence of symptoms equates with being healthy. This is especially true in the case of subluxations where interference patterns will dampen the nerve system predisposing your baby to symptoms, sickness or diseases that may manifest months or even years later.

Chiropractic wellness care is about being proactive, co-creating and manifesting the life of your dreams. The earlier one gets checked, the better they will fully experience life, physically, mentally and emotionally from a connected place of trust. By allowing their intelligence from within to be fully expressed they will be better prepared to face all the challenges that life has to offer. Similar to all experiences, integrating the birth process fully will ensure your newborn has the best start in life.


do you adjust pregnant mothers?

Yes! Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to be safe and beneficial for both fetus and mother. As pregnancy progresses mothers bodies will be changing immensely and it is vitally important they are completely integrating the entire experience. Pregnancy chiropractic care has been shown to help mothers get well, stay well and be their best – before, during, and after pregnancy.

A study by the American Medical Association found that women who received regular chiropractic care during their 3rd trimester, carried and delivered with more comfort. Another study concluded that with regular chiropractic adjustments mothers decreased the need for analgesics by half during their delivery. Chiropractic care has also been shown to be able to relieve intrauterine constraint and decrease the average amount of time spent in labor. We love working with pregnant mothers to help your body respond to pregnancy in the best way possible.