By Taylor Nicholson
I never imagined that a health workshop in a chiropractic office could be standing room only. But when I arrived at Dr. Billy DeMoss’ office in Newport Beach (5 minutes early), I could only find seating in the back row.
“This guy must be good,” I thought to myself.
I quickly learned that a packed house is par for the course at DeMoss Chiropractic, which boasts a huge backroom (referred to as “the clubhouse”) dedicated to educational health, nutrition, and lifestyle workshops that are open to the public.
As the night went on, Dr. Billy spoke passionately about a range of health-related topics, including chiropractic care: an often-overlooked field that holds the potential to fix much more than back misalignment. He explained how chiropractic was founded by trailblazers who discovered that manual adjustments of the spine could improve health and even cure disease. Chiropractic has successfully relied on the body’s ability to heal from within for well over a century. Though many chiropractors have begun to step into the realm of modern medical practices, a few chiropractic outliers, like Dr. Billy, still honor the roots of their predecessors.
“Just think,” he explained to the engaged audience, “if every man, woman, and child were under regular chiropractic care, Orange County would be the healthiest community in the country.”
After a few adjustments of my own, my daily tension headaches subsided, my skin cleared up, my digestion improved, and I even stopped biting my nails. Chiropractic care surprised me, to say the least, but I have to admit Dr. Billy surprised me more. His personalized care is second to none and the waiting area in his office is always buzzing with happy, healthy patients ranging from newborns to surfers to the elderly. He insists on a hug before every patient leaves and always has something to share about current events, healthy living, or the waves off of 52nd Street in Newport Beach.
In 2008, he decided to expand DCS by founding California Jam, an event which allows him to invite world-renowned experts in public health and global sustainability to the Segerstrom Center of the Arts in Costa Mesa. The event exists to educate and empower people, not just chiropractors, from around the world who find natural solutions more attractive than harmful manmade ones and share a desire to ensure the wellbeing of future generations. The mission of Cal Jam is simple: awaken, empower, action.
Dr. Billy ended our evening in the clubhouse by quoting one of the founders of chiropractic: “Professions are often concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit any environment”.
For more about Cal Jam, which takes place February 22nd-24th 2019, including featured speakers and general public ticket information visit californiajam.org or call (949) 428-8699. To visit DeMoss Chiropractic, call 949-250-0600.
Pull quote: (if there’s room!) The waiting area in his office is always buzzing with happy, healthy patients ranging from newborns to surfers to the elderly
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By Taylor Nicholson