Dr. Laura Hershey Can Help You!


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Welcome to San Diego Non-Force Chiropractic

Dr. Laura Hershey’s Approach

The backbone of Dr. Hershey’s practice is a very gentle style of adjusting that was promoted by Dr. Richard Van Rumpt, DC. Dr. Van Rumpt developed this style for chiropractors in the 1920s in California. Dr. Hershey’s version is quite similar to Dr. Van Rumpt’s Non-Force Technique. Dr. Hershey performs a hands-on style of adjusting. Her adjustment gets its power from its thoroughness and specificity. She adjust bones, ligaments, muscles, and discs when they need attention. There is no abrupt impulse into your flesh. Dr. Hershey’s adjustment is a gently vibratory unbending of her elbow. She can get away with such a gentle action because of the specific location, direction, and care taken in applying the adjusting pressure to the body. Dr. Hershey uses no more pressure to attain a correction than would be comfortably applied to a closed eye. There is currently a list of chiropractors with permission to use the DNFT acronym to promote their practices. I am not on that list.

Another wonderful facet of Dr. Hershey’s adjusting style, aside from the gentility, is the ability to check the adjustment. Because of the leg reflex used, she can be sure of the accuracy of the adjustment. The adjusting Dr. Hershey does is appropriate for athletes and newborn infants as well as fragile elderly.

Other Services Offered


Very few of Dr. Hershey’s patients need x-rays. She refers out for x-ray when she needs to rule out fracture, infection, and cancer.


The massage Dr. Hershey offers is a basic Swedish type of massage, with lots of relaxing kneading, the type she used while working in saunas of cruise ships. This type of massage is very soothing. It’s just the kind of gentle treatment you would like to give as a gift for your mother or as a midweek hour-long vacation for yourself.

Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique is Dr. Hershey’s favorite self-help method of ridding oneself of unhelpful emotions. Most fear, pain, anger, anxiety, and sadness can be ameliorated by Dr. Hershey’s interpretation of Gary Craig’s Emotional Freedom Technique. Emotional Freedom Technique is not chiropractic. Learn more about EFT at www.emofree.com


For your convenience, please download either the ‘Chiropractic’ First Visit Information Sheet, the ‘Emotional Freedom Technique’ First Visit Information Sheet, or the Informed Consent Form Print it out, fill it in and bring it with you to your first visit. Thank you.

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