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Thoughts are not intangible clouds that appear over cartoon characters. They are very much tangible, triggering the body to produce neuro-electrical biochemicals (serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, etc...) that flow down a path of connected nerve cells to create emotions which relate to those thoughts. They actually occupy a space in our brain through neurons (nerve cells) and explain why we call them thought patterns (created by nerve pathways).

In our office, we observe that slow healing injuries are usually due to:
    • toxic thoughts & mental/emotional overload,
    • imbalanced diet causing acidic chemistry and malnutrition,
    • sedentary lifestyle, or
    • any combination of the 3

    Every thought causes an action or reaction - an action involves the thinking brain while a reaction is a reflex that by-passes conscious thoughts. Action exists at a conscious level while reaction more at a subconscious level (try the knee-jerk trick). Toxic thoughts produce neurochemicals that can affect emotions in a negative way, the most common being anxiety, fear and anger. These neurochemicals also send signals down nerves to cause muscles to tense, stomach cells to produce less acid and joints to swell. According to neuroscientist, Caroline Leaf, PhD, every thought has an emotion attached to it ( Conversely, every physical ailment likely has an emotion connected to it.

    We've noticed that those willing to recognize and address toxic thoughts are most likely to get well quicker and attain their health goals (ie weight loss, increased energy, decreased pain, increased range of motion....). Those who deny or refuse to address those existing thoughts have limited victory in their dietary and exercise regimens, and ultimately experience discouragingly slow healing. Your thoughts, after all, dictate your actions. Our approach is to help retrain your brain & nervous system to establish healthier pathways, whether by mental/emotional neuro-techniques, nutritional prescription or structural therapy. Through that journey, you will be empowered with strong, healthy thoughts that closely connect with healthy emotions and a healthy body.


    Olivia Chang, D.C., CCSP (sports medicine) practices at dr Chang Health in La Jolla, CA with her team of therapists.  She is also a professional Hollywood Stunt Performer and martial artist.  Her comprehensive, cutting-edge whole person approach includes helping patients connect brain to body dysfunctions, clinical nutrition & cognitive-based rehabilitative exercise re-training.  Chronic pains and conditions disappear when the brain starts being engaged in the healing process.  She travels the world to discover treatment methods immersed in different cultures & find quality health products for her patients and clients. Visit her @ or email