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Anderson Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Kahului doctor focuses on health improvement and disease prevention.

August 8, 2013
Cindy Schumacher , Maui Weekly

If you're seeking to improve and maintain your overall health, Anderson Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Kahului offers a complete wellness program to integrate body, mind and soul. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the Anderson Wellness Center attempts to improve the health of the individual in an effort to prevent illness in the first place.

The word "chiropractic," from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action), literally means "done by hand." Instead of prescribing drugs or performing surgeries, chiropractors use manual treatments of the spine and joints, exercise therapy, massage trigger-point therapy and lifestyle changes to allow the body's natural state of health to fully express itself.

Chiropractic care is like building a house. Certain things have to happen in a particular order for the body to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up the walls before you had a solid foundation, the walls would be weak and eventually collapse.

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Dr. Rick Anderson and his wife, Tracee, offer a true health and wellness collaboration effort with their patients.
Photo: Barbara Liniger, Mauizoom

"The same is true for your body," said Dr. Rick Anderson, owner of the center. "Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully."

Dr. Anderson is a 1990 magna cum laude graduate from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic with a special interest in family wellness and pediatric chiropractic care. For over 20 years, he has diagnosed and treated common spinal misalignments occurring from lifestyle or injuries that cause pain, discomfort and degenerative conditions.

At his Kahului office, he treats back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, sports injuries, auto accident injuries and much more, with techniques and products for optimal health.

"The center provides advanced spinal correction utilizing state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques that are safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before," said Dr. Anderson. "The level of help and expertise that now exists in the field is extraordinary."

Numerous studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for many types of musculoskeletal problems. In fact, it is the second largest healing system in this country with more people than ever recognizing its benefits.

On the first visit, Dr. Anderson explains the principles of chiropractic. After the consultation and evaluation, Dr. Anderson performs a complete chiropractic examination, testing reflexes and flexibility. Depending on specific conditions, he may take x-rays to alert him of any serious conditions.

The chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic. It acknowledges that many lifestyle factors--such as exercise, diet, rest and environment--affect health.

"I often find it helpful to coach my patients on certain activities they should shun or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge," said Dr. Anderson. "Each person is unique; therefore, each one requires a customized wellness plan. Our goal is to help patients achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle doing the activities they enjoy most."

"With that in mind, we offer a true health and wellness collaboration effort between our experts and our patients," said Dr. Anderson and wife Tracee Anderson, dietician and Ideal Protein Weight Loss Consultant.

Tracee, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from California State University in Long Beach, has been successfully treating clients in weight loss at three locations on Maui--Kahului, Lahaina and Wailea.

"The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a four-phase, FDA-approved program developed and endorsed by medical doctors," said Tracee. "By correcting insulin and metabolism imbalances, Ideal Protein has been shown to improve blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in an easy to eat and prepare program."

"With this method, available through trained and certified health professionals, you will not only see results, but also obtain valuable knowledge of nutrition to help you sustain your results long-term," Tracee said.

In addition, the center provides specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance their patients' return to wellness. Specific massage and muscular therapy is tailored to meet the patient's condition and acupuncture services are also available.

"When you are a patient at Anderson Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we will personally tailor a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to your needs," said the Andersons.

To fully understand the nature of your health, the Andersons and their team of professionals encourage you to join their free Website membership programs.

For more information, call (808) 877-1534 or go to



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