Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Cathy Ng.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Dr. Cathy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I first heard about chiropractic when I was in the 7th grade. My science teacher told me about how chiropractic care helped the body’s nervous system control everything. I found this very interesting as I was having health challenges and was frequently going to the doctor and trying different medications. When I was in college, I had an earache and thought I needed antibiotics for an ear infection. My doctor told me the pain was probably caused by inflammation to my jaw joint and he prescribed pain medicine. Feeling discouraged by this, I remembered about chiropractic and took it upon myself to see a chiropractor. I got instant relief after an adjustment and that was when I decided to become a chiropractor. Up until this point, I thought that being healthy was very much reliant upon taking the right kind of medicine that would cure my ailments. After that point, I couldn’t imagine what the overall effect would have been if I had just filled that prescription and taken it to treat the earache.
I attended Southern California University of Health Sciences and have since found joy in providing wellness care for children and families. I started out as an intern and then became an associate doctor in a practice in Highland Park, CA. I branched off to sublease a room in another chiropractic office and now I currently have my own practice, Natural Living Family Chiropractic. I care for entire families from newborn babies to grandparents who have come regularly over the years to get adjusted because it has helped them be able to recover from sickness and injury quickly and improve their health and quality of life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Owning a business comes with its challenges, but I have been blessed to have been able to face them as they come. From the office flooding from a broken water pipe to personal contradictions I had to reconcile within myself, it has been stressful and rewarding at the same time. I have learned that when struggles come along, to practice the art of “failing faster.” This means recognizing (and grieving, if necessary) the challenge and making the decision to resolve and move past it as quickly as possible.
Please tell us about Natural Living Family Chiropractic.
Natural Living Family Chiropractic provides natural health care for families without the use of medication or surgery. Through specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments, I help the body’s master control system, the nervous system, function the best it can so that the body can heal, restore and adapt better to stress. This is very important in pregnancy for the mom and developing baby because the birthing process can be very traumatic and adversely affect spinal nerves leading to challenges such as poor sleep, difficulty nursing, colic, skin problems and frequent illness, just to name a few. I have a certification in the Webster Technique which promotes ideal alignment for pregnant mothers, allowing her body to do everything it needs to do to properly grow and birth a baby naturally.
Often, children come to see me because they didn’t have the best start. Their birth didn’t go as planned, they had difficulty breastfeeding, they have severe eczema, asthma or allergies, speech delays, sensory processing issues, behavior issues, or get sick often. Many of these children have a team of medical specialists and therapists managing their health. I have been so amazed at seeing these children’s resilience and ability to heal when adjusted regularly. Each individual has an innate potential to thrive and I am proud to be able to help them do that successfully and to see what that looks like.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have engaged more in a community of other chiropractors instead of trying to figure things out on my own. Everyone has to learn and make mistakes but it is a lot nicer to do that with others who are doing it too or who have done it already. I currently have a great community of chiropractors who I know have my back at a moment’s notice, who are smart, caring and epic people.
- Address: 323 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste B
Arcadia, CA 91006
- Website: www.NaturalLivingChiro.com
- Phone: (626) 344-8586
- Email: email@example.com
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