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Services & Techniques

Dr. Kristi Vaughan a licensed Functional Medicine Doctor of Chiropractor specializing in holistic and alternative medicine. She believes optimum health is achieved by evaluating structural, chemical and emotional, to establish the cause of the underlying dysfunction. Her experience and practice demonstrates true balance can be a reality when you address all three. Dr. Vaughan’s passion is to educate, empower and inspire others to health and wellness.

Her specialties include:

  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)
  • Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)
  • Quantum Neurology (QN)
  • Functional Medicine (IFMC)
  • Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA)
  • Brimhall 10 step protocols
  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (non-force) (AMCT)
  • Webster Technique (for expecting Mom’s)
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST)
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (S0T)
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Diabetic Counseling & Management
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Hormone Dysfunction
  • Detox Programs
  • Patient Specific Nutritional Program

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Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Functional Medicine Doctor of Chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr Kristi Vaughan has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.

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Corrective Exercises

At Vaughan Vitality Wellness, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced Functional Medicine Doctor of Chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.

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Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see our Functional Medicine Doctor of Chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our Functional Medicine Doctor of Chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.

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Nutritional Counseling

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Costa Mesa chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!

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Spinal & Postural Screenings

There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced Functional Medicine Doctor of Chiropractor such as Dr Kristi Vaughan can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Costa Mesa community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 714-434-9355 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.