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London Chiropractor – EC4 Chiropractor, Chiropractor North London

Did you know that chiropractic has been around since 1895? Chiropractic is the third largest healthcare profession in the world behind medicine and dentistry. There are 70,000 chiropractors in the US, many in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa but only about 5,000 are in Europe. The first chiropractic patient was a deaf man named Harvey Lillard. His hearing returned after being adjusted by D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic. Palmer developed chiropractic into a science, art & philosophy based on the healing wisdom of the body. He focused on the spine and nerve system as it controls health. Chiropractic adjustments are used around the world as a natural way to stay healthy. Highgate Chiropractic, located at 174 Archway Road in North London, is a vitalistic chiropractic clinic focused on restoring health through gentle adjustments to the back, neck, spine & pelvis. When spinal alignment is corrected the inner healing power of the body and its innate intelligence is free to function more fully.

Our city chiropractic clinic is located at 123 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5AX. Call 07904911499 to see our EC4 chiropractor, Dr. Angela Grove. She is trained in chiropractic, physio and back rehab and is skilled in giving exercises to strengthen the spine and prevent back problems.

Highgate Chiropractic, out north London clinic,  is within walking distance of Hampstead Helath, Highgate Village, Whittington Hospital, Kenwood, Crouch End, Archway and Muswell Hill. The clinic is also easily reached from Golder’s Green, East Finchley, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Bisphop’s Avenue, Islington, Finsbury Park, Belsize Park, Camden and Gospel Oak.

We have free parking all day directly in front of the practice. We are located on the Archway Road, A1, and within 8 minutes of Highgate undergroud station on the Northern line. Bus routes 43, 134 and 263 stop in front of the practice.

Please call us on 07904911499 to schedule an appointment.

We offer a free pre consultation to our new patients and their friends and family.

We look forward to serving you at London Chiropractor! See for more info.

London Chiropractor, 123 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5AX, Tel: 07904911499

Vitalistic Chiropractic In London EC4, Bank chiropractor

What is vitalistic healthcare?

Vitalistic healthcare?…hmmm, never heard of it but it sounds exciting!

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Visit a London Chiropractor and improve your health and prevent back problems.

Vitalistic healthcare is true ‘health’ care in that it focuses on what is right in you and not what is wrong in you. It is based on the fact that the human body is a self healing and self regulating organism which strives to achieve balance, heal and adapt to whatever life throws its way. It aims to allow for more communication within the body so the innate healing system can function at 100%. It could be called preventative healthcare but a more appropriate name would be ‘full potential’ healthcare. It’s a way of caring for your health which utilises the body’s full capacity to adapt, heal, function, correct, create and maintain life.

Compare this with allopathic sickness care; a way of caring for the body only when it expresses a sign or symptom like pain or dysfunction. An example would be back pain. Let’s consider this scenario: You have back pain so you visit your GP. He prescribes pain killers so you don’t feel the back pain, sciatica, numbness or stabbing pain in your low back. You think to yourself, ‘I am cured! That doctor is a genius.’

On the inside, your body knows best. It is not fooled for a moment about the artificial way the medication masks the pain….the pain and injury is still there however the pain killer makes you disconnect from it. Does disconnecting from the pain help or hinder the healing process?

You continue with your regular activities, however you don’t feel the pain. You innately feel that its not right to take pills for back pain, but you have plans with your girlfriend to go toGlastonbury. Plus, you really don’t want to miss Amy Winehouse, Pendulum, the Kills or Kings ofLeon. So, you take the prescribed pain killers. You dance, party, camp and have a great time. You battle the traffic, and finally arrive back toLondonafter a few hours, but wait, something is wrong. You can’t get out of the car. Your mates help you out. You can barely walk and there is no way you can stand up straight! You are as crooked as a old witch, but you are only 24! What happened? Was taking the painkillers wrong? Was my body healthy or unhealthy when it told me that my back hurt? Was covering up the pain allowing me to do injury to an already injured part of my spine?

Your body has a built in innate intelligence. What is more intelligent; a pain killer or the human body?

Vitalistic healthcare is based on optimising the intelligence of the human body. It focuses on allowing more connections within so you can fully function. Allopathic or traditional sickness care focuses on shutting off the communication in the body so you feel less and are less connected.

I am a vitalistic chiropractor. I am committed to making vitalistic chiropractic mainstream.

Angela Grove

Vitalistic Chiropractor

Please call us on 07904911499

London Chiropractor, 123 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5AX

Swine Flu: Is Fear Driving you to Chose the Vaccine or Logic?

An amazing chiropractor and friend, Dr. Michelle Nielsen, designed the youtube video below to help people make informed decisions about the swine flu and the vaccine. Dr. Nielsen is a pioneer in the field of natural health and is dedicated to educating all people about true health, healing and ways to manifest a better life.

I would highly recommend spending 5 minutes to review the material presented in her informative youtube video. She presents some simple facts and statistics that can help you make an informed choice for your health.

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The video presents the truth behind the swine flu, the statistics of past flu epidemics and the latest facts which researchers are presenting. The rush to go out and get the vaccine may be a big plan by the pharmaceutical companies to scare people into getting the swine flu vaccine.

Is the threat really that big? Past predictions about former flu epidemics were incorrect. Researchers say that the swine flu is no more dangerous than regular seasonal flu. Also, the numbers say that you are 322 times more likely to die in a car accident than by the swine flu. Do the risks of chemical laden vaccines outweigh the benefits? What are the side effects of the swine flu vaccine?

Please stay informed about this important issue. Also, do your own research, take care of your health, rest, maintain a positive mental outlook, improve your diet, and keep your spine healthy with chiropractic and stretching exercises.

Approach the swine flu with an informed and open mind. Don’t let fear drive your choices and most importantly, think of the basic and most natural ways to prevent potential health problems. You then have a greater chance of strengthening your immune system and keeping the swine flu away from you and your loved ones.

In Health,

Dr. Angela Grove

London Chiropractor EC4, City of London chiropractor, North London chiropractor, Kensal Rise chiropractor

Serving the City of London and Notting Hill and Kensal Rise areas for over 12 years. Visit your local Kensal Rise Chiropractor today!

Please contact your London Chiropractor for more information about ways to stay healthy. Our London chiropractic clinic is located at London Chiropractor, 123 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5AX, Tel: 07904911499 or visit our website

Chiropractic: A Natural Solution for Better Health

Do painkillers fix your health problems? Do drugs cure you or correct the causes of your pain? Is medication actually helping you or does it possibly cause more damage?

Though it isn’t required, many of my patients consult my clinic after getting a referral from their GP. More consult my practice on their own accord after being dissatisfied with the solutions that their GPs propose for their health problems. 

Almost daily, my patients complain to me that the only health solutions offered by their GPs are medications or prescribed painkillers. Nowadays, most people who attend my clinic are not happy to take more over the counter pills or prescribed drugs.

You don’t have to be a ‘healthnut’ to take on this viewpoint. I see retired people, pregnant women, mothers, students and office workers who all prefer to avoid medications if possible. For most people, it just makes sense to fix things as naturally as possible when it comes to the body and their health concerns.

I think humans innately know that trying to achieve health through unnatural ways is not good for them. I do not intend in any way to criticise  the medical profession as their presence is so important to so many people.  But even medical professionals are quick to admit that many common medications have possible side effects and that prolonged use of medications may cause future complications. Other problems with pharmaceuticals include mistakenly consuming incorrect dosages or even mix ups in hospitals or pharmacies with giving out the wrong medications. The research and the statistics are out there that support the numerous mistakes with medications. Nowadays it has become more mainstream for all people, even medical doctors, to support natural ways of staying healthy.

So, why the trend toward natural ways to help the body stay healthy?

We all know that our bodies require natural foods to stay healthy. Drugs, pills, chemicals and anything artificial is not something our bodies are designed to process. Foods that are consumed in their whole and natural form are more in alignment with the biochemistry of our bodies and easier for us to process. Pharmaceuticals, though helpful to those with specifically diagnosed needs, contain an array of potentially harmful chemical and artificial ingredients that may produce various side effects.

Medications don’t ‘fix’ or ‘cure’ the actual health problem, but rather fool your body into ‘thinking’ or ‘feeling’ that your are well. Usually medications offer a false sense of well-being because they make symptoms less noticable. They often cause a change in the production of this hormone or that receptor in the body. This tricks the body into ‘thinking’ that all is ok. You may then go on with your regular activities and may not be giving the body the necessary time required to heal.

Taking control of your health requires that you shift your normal beliefs about pain and symptoms to how the body expresses health, displays potential problems and how the body adapts, functions and heals.

Your body is programmed for survival and for health. For example, we get high fevers to kill off bacteria or infections in the body. We perspire to cool down and to maintian our body’s constant core temperature. Joints get swollen and inflamed after an injury so they become more stable and less moveable which allows damaged tissues the time to heal. If we ingest  bad food, we may vomit or get diarrhea to expel the damaging bacteria. This is the body’s way of maintaining balance and expressing its natural built in defense mechanisms.

So, what happens if we take a pill or potion to suppress these expressions of health? We may feel better. All signs of the problem may seem to disappear. But what happens next? Perhaps we may experience a side effect. Read on to hear my story…

I personally had a horrible experience with NSAIDS which are commonly prescribed or purchased over the counter. (NSAIDS are non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs).  I developed a severe stomach ulcer at the age of 24. I was prescribed ibuprofen (This is an anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAID. This drug is available over the counter in the US and the UK and is often an ingredient in nurofen, paracetamol or motrin). This medication was prescribed by an orthopaedic medical doctor for a foot injury I sustained during my ballet training. I continued with my dance rehearsals and  felt no pain. Was I cured? When I finished bottle of  ibruprofen,  I discovered I was not cured but in even worse pain than before. I was in agony. I realised that I was doing myself more harm because I was dancing on an injured foot, not allowing it to heal. Although I didn’t feel any pain whilst dancing, I certainly was not giving my body what it needed to get well. Then a stomach ulcer appeared 4 years later. I know it was because of my use of ibruprofen. I was regularly prescribed anti-inflammatories for my injuries throughout my dance career. I often needed to perform, despite injuries and I listened to my medical doctor.  In any case, it was apparent to me that medications were interfering with my inborn defense system. I found out the hard way that complications or side effects do occur from using a medication regularly.

Often painkillers give you a false sense of wellness.  This means you don’t give the body the time required to heal. This may result in  a relapse of symptoms, extended healing times and sometimes permanent damage.

So, what is the solution?

Dr Joe Mercola, a well respected health professional ( says the following, “Care, not treatment, is the answer. Drugs, surgery and hospitals are rarely the answer to chronic health problems. Facilitating the God-given healing capacity that all of us have is the key. Improving the diet, exercise and lifestyle are basic.”

Chiropractic is a lifestyle habit that can help with the body’s healing and function. The body has a master control system called the nervous system which is responsible for controlling and coordinating all internal functions. Interference with this system can disrupt the healing capacity of your body. Chiropractors assure the smooth running of this system by giving gentle adjustments to misaligned spinal bones.  If the blockages to the nerves are removed your body has a greater chance of expressing health, adapting and healing.

This is natural and  non invasive way to stay healthy.

You are responsible for your health, your lifestyle habits and the health choices you make.

So, what sounds better to you;

  • natural or chemical?
  • prevention or crisis, suffering  and treatments?
  • healing from the outside or healing from the inside?
  • maintaining health or fighting diseases and conditions?
  • balance or imbalance?

Chiropractic make sense.

To find out more please go to or stop by our north London clinic.

 Highgate Chiropractic, 174 Archway Road, London N6 5BB, Tel : 020 8341 2212 ,

Dr. Angela Grove is a Doctor of Chiropractic. She trained at Life University’s College of Chiropractic ( in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and has been in practice for 9 years. She is fully qualified with the General Chiropractic Council of the UK. She continues to attend regular seminars in continuing education, clinical research, chiropractic technique and philosophy, as well as courses in health, fitness and personal development. She also enjoys practicing yoga, pilates, meditation, rollerblading, snowboarding and running.

Dr. Angela Grove in her Highgate practice

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