When Dr. When Kalli Paris became a chiropractor, it didn’t take long to realize that people were not getting the holistic treatment that so many needed.
In July, Paris opened the Mind, Body and Spine Wellness Center at 1111 S Main Street in North Canton. In addition to chiropractic care, the center also offers massages, mental health and couple counseling, naturopathy and nutritional education.
“When I first started practicing, I noticed that there was some misunderstanding between providers who care for patients,” she said. “The human body is very complicated; There are several systems involved. There is no two-way communication between doctors. Nobody ever looks at the person’s entire body. “
“I don’t want to say that we have everything from a single source, but you have to handle everything. I can’t treat the spine or cater to a person’s anxiety and depression. “
Parish said the center opened “in the middle of the pandemic” last summer.
“The state asked us to stay open because they wanted to keep people out of the (emergency room) during the first wave,” she said. “They wanted us to stay open so that people could have a place to be in pain.”
According to Parish, the center follows all standards of the Ohio Health Department and the US Centers for Disease Control. Patients and providers have to wear masks, surfaces are cleaned constantly and daily, and the office is cleaned every night.
“It’s a lot of extra work, but it’s worth it,” she said.
Savannah Sprankle, the center’s marketing director, said the pandemic had raised many people’s awareness of their health systems.
“Because there is so much focus on health right now, a lot of people are looking at holistic and natural services and things they could do on a regular basis,” she said.
Paris said Dr. Liz Rickard from Orrville, who specializes in naturopathy, came to the staff in February.
“Your job is to determine what is wrong with the person,” said Paris. “She uses a variety of screenings, including urine samples, hormone panels, blood labs, and other tests. She is figuring out what is the best and most natural way to fix this. “
Paris said Rickard also deals with nutritional supplements, diet changes, “anything and everything” that could help a customer.
“It’s very patient-dependent,” she said.
The center also offers the expertise of a “natural nurse”.
Paris said the natural nurse is helping clients naturally detoxify chemicals left in the body from food and drugs. She also performs food sensitivity tests and offers services in Reiki, reflexology, bio-communication, and more.
“She also does a lot with a healing electromagnetic booster coil and a 25-pound magnet that you hold,” said Paris. “Each of our systems creates an electromagnetic field around us. When there is a disease, there is an imbalance. Holding the devices actually corrects this imbalance. “
Paris said because chiropractors cannot prescribe medication, the center works with regional health care providers.
“Our goal is to get people to the place where they don’t need medication, but I can’t legally free a customer of medication,” she said. “There are many drugs that have side effects. Vendors aren’t always good at looking at all of the drugs people are taking. We’re not doing this very well in mind. “
“Everyone has different degrees of interaction when it comes to natural medicine,” said Sprankle. “We don’t stop people from using drugs they are happy with. It is a case by case. “
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Paris said it is always looking for new practitioners to expand the offerings for customers. There are also plans to add more rooms and an area for health classes.
A new group coming on board is Light After Loss, a self-help group for suicidal loss survivors led by Shannon Ortiz who is trained in yoga trauma therapy.
Paris is from Marietta and has been in the practice for four years. She has two associate degrees from Washington State Community College and a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Ohio University. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. After Palmer, Paris returned to Ohio and took a job with a chiropractor in Wooster for two years. He commuted from Canton, where she met her husband.
When asked what was most rewarding, Paris and Sprankle said it helped suffering people find relief.
“You can see how every service we offer helps bring people to a place of total wellbeing,” said Sprankle. “It was a really nice feeling to see people getting involved in good nutrition and mental health and becoming more and more radiant.”
“It’s when they call me and cry because the pain they’ve had for years is gone,” said Paris. “Because of COVID, I can’t get as many hugs as I want. So it’s worth having a client in my office with so much pain who has nowhere else to go and then we can heal them and get them on their way to well being. I cannot describe the feeling. I honestly believe that it serves my purpose in life. “
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