Food Therapy/Nutrition Consultation

Nutrition is truly the foundation of health, which makes this topic important for every pet. We utilize diet and nutrition to maintain and promote overall wellness and also in the treatment of illness and disease.



This ancient therapy is still used today! And is effective for humans and animals in the treatment of a variety of disorders and supporting the body to rebalance and heal. Acupuncture uses small, thin, flexible needles inserted at particular points to stimulate the body to release neurotransmitters and hormones into the bloodstream. These biochemical and energetic responses assist the body in general healing, pain relief and normalizing organ function.


Chiropractic care focuses on the role of the spine and nervous system in maintaining good health. Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore optimal range of motion and nerve function, allowing the body to self-regulate and heal. Adjustment techniques can be done manually or with the use of a small “activator” tool which is very safe and gentle. This latter technique is termed VOM, or Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, and is a very useful modality for both dogs & cats.

Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine and western herbal therapy are excellent alternatives to the use of many conventional chemical drugs. Plant medicine is the origin from where most drugs were developed, and this approach often works synergistically with the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Herbal medications are typically safer and can be more effective in the treatment of many medical conditions, especially in the management of chronic disease.


Laser Therapy

Low level (cold) lasers are a cutting edge therapy, which is gaining favor in both human and veterinary medicine. This non-invasive therapy has numerous clinical studies demonstrating its safety and efficacy. These types of lasers work through the principle of “photochemistry”, modulating biochemical reactions via the absorption of photons or light. Laser therapy is used to reduce pain and inflammation and promote tissue healing. This makes laser therapy useful for many conditions including injuries, arthritis, skin disease, wound healing, post-operative surgical healing and internal medicine conditions. 



Homeopathy is the second most utilized form of alternative medicine worldwide. This modality is based on the theory of “like heals like”, with homeopathic remedies aiming to assist the body to heal itself rather than to suppress or treat symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are made from organic substances that have been extremely diluted, making them a very safe alternative or adjunct to drugs and medications.


Cancer Support

Cancer rates are rising in our animal companions as well as in within our human society. This is complex condition that affects us physically and emotionally. Many pet parents struggle with decisions regarding treatments and/or costs of conventional cancer therapy options. Improving and supporting quality of life is our primary focus. Complementary holistic therapies can support immune function, appetite, mood, energy level, and overall wellbeing. These therapies can be added as an adjunct, or in some cases an alternative, to conventional options such as radiation and chemotherapy.


Ozone Therapy

This therapy involves the use of ozone (O3 gas) to deliver extra oxygen to the body’s cells, which promotes tissue healing and repair. Ozone therapy provides a simple, safe, and noninvasive modality which is beneficial in the treatment of inflammation, infection, arthritis, spinal disease and cancer.


Essential Oil Therapy

Therapeutic grade essential oils provide both physical and emotional benefits. These plantderived oils may be applied topically, inhaled (diffused) or ingested. Topical application and ingestion allow access to the blood stream and inhalation allows quick access to the respiratory system and also to the brain via the limbic system. Aromatherapy is useful but the therapeutic benefits go way beyond that!


Microbiome Restoration Therapy

MBRT is gaining recognition as a useful method of immune system and overall health support for both people and animals. The fact is that a healthy microbiome provides crucial beneficial bacteria to keep our body systems in balance. This makes MBRT helpful in treating conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disease, allergies and more.

Chiropractic with Dr. Bek

  1. Maximize Athletic Performance

Performance comes from the brain and body being able to efficiently communicate and send messages back and forth. This takes place through the neurological highway that we call the brain and spine. Therefore, it makes sense to keep this system, called the nervous system, maximized and healthy.

  1. Prevent Injuries

Injuries occur on two levels: acute and chronic. Acute is something that has happened recently. Chronic is something that has been developing over a long period of time. If we maintain the spine and body like a luxury vehicle should be, many injuries related to ligaments, tendons, muscles, biomechanical insufficiencies, and pain patterns can be avoided or solved.

  1. Reduce Healing/Recovery time

No creature is perfect. And Injuries do happen. However, quickening the process of healing is possible. Cells require three things to survive and thrive: oxygen, glucose, and activation. Oxygen is the proper exchange of gas, glucose is the proper nutrition or fuel, and activation is the impulse needed to maintain strong neurological communication. The chiropractic adjustment is the fastest method of activation to reset the nervous system of the brain and body.

The Physiological Response of Energy Healing

Understanding the way the body responds during energy medicine facilitation provides the fundamentals of how healing occurs. This chart illustrates a full perspective of the body’s reactions to energy medicine.

Using energetic vocabulary, this chart explains the body’s physiological response during an energy medicine treatment. Following the chart in a clockwise direction, beginning with “Relaxes Body” and ending with “Regulates Immune System”, this chart demonstrates the body’s reactions during an energy healing session/treatment.

  • Energy medicine treatment initiates relaxation to the body.

  • The relaxation response releases endorphins in the brain.

  • The endorphins relax the muscles.

  • Relaxed muscles create more space between cells providing increased circulation.

  • The increased blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout the body.

  • Accelerated blood flow allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently.

  • Enzymes build for proper digestion.

  • Hormones regulate to strengthen the body’s constitution.

  • Toxins release from the body.

  • Healthy cells begin to regenerate.

  • A sense of well-being is established which promotes healing.

  • When the body has a stable physiology, the immune system is regulated. The resulting stability within the immune system affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual facets of the body’s energy field supporting self-healing.

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San Diego, CA 92121

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