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Health in Balance

Laguna Beach, California, Orange County

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Health in Balance

Laguna Beach, California, Orange County

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Many people suffer from pain and health challenges that the conventional medical model doesn’t have a solution for. Through integrative medicine, we combine the best of many healthcare disciplines and natural practices to help people get to the root of the problem and find true, lasting restoration.

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Randy Schultheis

5 November 2019

When people ask about work I'm having on my back and neck I have to explain "this is not just about chiropractic work", it is much more. As it is. The benefits I receive working with Dr Gary and Dr Jordan along with Dirk and Noah in Therapy is exceptional. I know the work we are doing together, yes there is home work, will help me enjoy life for years to come. More...

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Teresa Wilson

31 October 2019

The best personalized treatment ever. My shoulder is better!

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Tricia Reis

7 October 2019

Today is HLB Community Appreciate Day where anyone can receive a FREE treatment ALL day!!!!! So when I say treatment it's the good stuff! They offer a free CHIROPRATIC ADJUSTMENT and MASSAGE from the best of the best in intergrative medicine. Dr. Gary Arthur and Dr. Lisa Arthur have been great friends of mine for over 10 years. If you can't make it today sign up by email and look for the next community day in your inbox!! Take care of your body and live a full life. More...

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Lillian Murray

7 October 2019

Great visit. Great treatment. Took time to hear what I had to say and gave me some really good advice. Made a second appointment and ready to go!

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Priscilla Roach

7 October 2019

This really IS the place where you feel like home. They truly care about your overall health and well-being and enabling you so that you are unencumbered by ailments that may prevent you from living your best life. Talk about passion! These people really strive to bring their talents to the forefront to every patient in order to heal and promote wellness. In a world of extremes, HIB restores balance to every area of your life! More...

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Susan Blalock

30 September 2019

Health and Balance was a miracle for me! One day I couldn’t walk anymore and I was referred to them. Madison talked to Dr. Gary & Dr. Jordan and although they were booked, they stayed past closing to see me. Theresa helped get my schedule all set up to my road to recovery. Dirk and Noah do therapy downstairs and are so helpful with using all different techniques to help heal you! Mo is such a friendly face who will do anything to help. I am only 24 years young and am healthy so when my hip was in such pain I couldn’t walk, I was terrified. With the help of everyone here, I can walk again! I am still getting better each day and it is all thanks to there care! I HIGHLY recommend this place!!! More...

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Susan B.

28 September 2019

Health and Balance was a miracle for me! One day I couldn't walk anymore and I was referred to them. Madison talked to Dr. Gary & Dr. Jordan and although they were booked, they stayed past closing to see me. Theresa helped get my schedule all set up to my road to recovery. Dirk and Noah do therapy downstairs and are so helpful with using all different techniques to help heal you! Mo is such a friendly face who will do anything to help. I am only 24 years young and am healthy so when my hip was in such pain I couldn't walk, I was terrified. With the help of everyone here, I can walk again! I am still getting better each day and it is all thanks to there care! I HIGHLY recommend this place!!! More...

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Oscar Moran

21 September 2019

I love coming here, always feel better after.

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Jorge Cuadra Fueyo

14 September 2019

I had a great experience with the treatments. Very professional and effective.

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JC Alvaerz

22 August 2019

Dr Gary and ataff were great with my treatment

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Roger Wade

19 August 2019

Great to be back at Health in Balance getting treatment for my back !

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Lesley Paul

8 August 2019

Dr Gary and his team have been a wonderful haven for healing . The multitude of services offered at Health in Balance from spinal decompression to IV therapy to diagnostic testing and analysis has helped keep me pain free from my fibromyalgia and allowed me to actually begin to heal my body from chronic injuries . When I step into this clinic it truly feels like home ! Everyone is kind , caring and incredibly skilled and passionate about what they do and it's always the best day of the week when I visit this awesome clinic ! More...

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Carlos Menes

27 July 2019

HIB is amazing. Everyone is truly caring. The entire staff makes you feel welcomed. This outfit is legit. They tell you what is wrong, and what you need to do to get better. Thank you

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Moya Mitchell

23 July 2019

HIB has been the answer for our family. Their team approach has provided relief for us. We highly recommend their practice to anyone looking to feel better, to feel cared about and to be listened to.

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Francesca Gallo

23 July 2019

My experience while going to Health in Balance has been a very positive one in many areas. I started going for IV Vitamin Therapy which I find to be very helpful in my daily life insofar as giving me more energy and allowing me to focus on my health. I have also been getting treatment from Dr. Jordan because of a very stiff neck which he has been working very gently to try to release some of the tension. I really like Dr. Jordan because he is patient and also gentle with me. I have had massage therapy and energy healing with Michael regarding stiffness in the neck as well. I am happy to be with Dr. Gary’s group. They provide many types of restorative services that I can incorporate in my life. More...

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Erik Delgadillo

23 July 2019

My experience at Health & Balance has been more than great these last couple of months. I have seen more progress with my therapy than any other clinic I have visited. Everyone here really cares for your well-being. Highly recommend the Detox Foot Bath, you get to relax and improve your body while enjoying an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. More...

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Lauren Puoci

16 July 2019

I Can’t say enough good things about dr Gary and the whole staff. Everyone is always so friendly. I was in a hunched over position from tweaking my back and I went in, we made a game plan and even though I’m in the middle of treatment I am a hundred times better. Can’t wait to see the lasting results! More...

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Dominique Jorion

9 July 2019

I came to health in balance for a back problem. After months of physical therapy, chiropractors, different opinions and no result, I had to find a place that would resolve my back pain. After taking x-rays, they had the right diagnosis...with treatments at the center, home exercises, I am on my way to full recovery... the staff is very friendly and focus on your well being.. More...

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Mary Hurlbut

30 June 2019

Gary and Lisa have been our doctors for decades now, helping my family heal from various structural pains and correcting chemical imbalances.Here are just two examples from many: I no longer have sciatica pain because Dr Gary had me go get my legs measured. One leg is shorter and I now wear a small wedge inside my shoe - no pain! When menopause hit, Dr Lisa put me on a couple supplements and encouraged a change in my diet. My hot flashes calmed down! More...

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Stacie coastal ambassadors

30 June 2019

Love them! 17 years of keeping me and my 3 kids healthy !

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Bethany Glenwinkel

30 June 2019

They have great community events here!

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Nick Achee

30 June 2019

Lovely space and very professional staff I will be back!

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Michelle Van Wyhe

30 June 2019

Love love love the people and philosophy at Health in Balance!! They have helped me correct my posture and have guided me through finding and fixing my pain points. Truly a remarkable group of people!! More...

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M Brammer

30 June 2019

Everyone here is amazing, helpful, and the therapy is top notch!

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shawna moznett

30 June 2019

Health in Balance is my favorite place to put my health back into balance:) I have worked with Dr Lisa, Dr Gary and most recently Dr Jordan for several years now and have sincerely valued the care and attention I've received for not only chiropractic care, but also a variety of health issues attributed to nutritional deficiencies, good allergies and hormonal imbalances. Coming here has changed the way I approach my healthcare and for that I am most grateful. The staff is fabulous and professional, and the physical therapy team is too notch. I always look forward to my visits and highly recommend Health in Balance for all your health care needs! More...

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randall kroha

30 June 2019

When your orthopedic surgeon tells you your debilitating hip and leg pain is caused by a damaged lower back and surgical options may produce partial benefit and significant restrictions for an active skiing-hiking grandfather in his mid-60s, you feel doomed. Both my orthopedic surgeon and primary care doctor strongly recommended testing non-surgical options.That is where “Health In Balance” came into the picture. Before saying anymore, at the six week point of a unique combination of very personalized therapy, my debilitating hip and leg pain completely vanished and has not re-occurred once in the last month. Yes, Health in Balance “HIB” has advised me to continue a few simple home exercises to maintain the progress accomplished.The results of my therapy were more than I hoped for and much better than the down time and lasting limitations after back surgery. HIB was a much better risk/reward/cost option than surgery for my back and neck problems.• I found HIB through younger, very athletic friends. • I was initially skeptical of HIB’s eight week therapy plan, but my primary care doctor told me I would have some down time and a couple months of rehab after surgery.• HIB is not like my previous experience with “Physical Therapy” or like a typical Chiropractic approach. HIB is a unique combination of very personalized hands-on physical therapy, Chiropractic and MD practices.• HIB establishes baseline measurements from MRI and X-rays to measure structural progress, in addition to your visit-by-visit symptom updates.Finally, the quality of the HIB team, their integrated process and their collaboration on each patient’s weekly status is impressive. Health-in-Balance is a very professional, well run program. More...

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Randall K.

23 June 2019

When your orthopedic surgeon tells you your debilitating hip and leg pain is caused by a damaged lower back and surgical options may produce partial benefit and significant restrictions for an active skiing-hiking grandfather in his mid-60s, you feel doomed.  Both my orthopedic surgeon and primary care doctor strongly recommended testing non-surgical options.That is where "Health In Balance" came into the picture. Before saying anymore, at the six week point of a unique combination of very personalized therapy, my debilitating hip and leg pain completely vanished and has not re-occurred once in the last month.  Yes, Health in Balance "HIB" has advised me to continue a few simple home exercises to maintain the progress accomplished.The results of my therapy were more than I hoped for and much better than the down time and lasting limitations after back surgery.  HIB was a much better risk/reward/cost option than surgery for my back and neck problems.* I found HIB through younger, very athletic friends. * I was initially skeptical of HIB's eight week therapy plan, but my primary care doctor told me I would have some down time and a couple months of rehab after surgery.* HIB is not like my previous experience with "Physical Therapy" or like a typical Chiropractic approach.  HIB is a unique combination of very personalized hands-on physical therapy, Chiropractic and MD practices.* HIB establishes baseline measurements from MRI and X-rays to measure structural progress, in addition to your visit-by-visit symptom updates.Finally, the quality of the HIB team, their integrated process and their collaboration on each patient's weekly status is impressive.  Health-in-Balance is a very professional, well run program. More...

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Stephanie T.

7 June 2019

Health in balance was a great spot for the whole family. Dirk works beautifully with children and the adjustments are on a whole new level.

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Nicholas A.

7 June 2019

Seriously this place is the best. All of there staff is extremely nice and the best in the business. I will be back!

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Hannah Kubisak

26 April 2019

I wish I would of known about health in balance earlier! This was the only place I could find in the area that does high dose vitamin C IV therapy. They test you before hand to make sure it’s safe for your body. Everyone there is super kind and sensitive to patients needs. I love all the staff members. They don’t try to push you to do treatments or medical things you don’t feel comfortable with! Most important- I feel so much better since starting IV therapy. Thank you health in balance!! More...

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Jody D.

31 March 2019

Welcoming, warm, flexible and masterful health care team in Laguna​ Beach with parking!  Health in Balance practitioners​ provide exceptional personal treatment working with individual needs and goals.  Go here; feel better!

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Kay Metis

25 February 2019

Love this place! It’s been so fun to watch Health in Balance grow into an Integrative Medical Center.

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Jennifer Dudley

25 February 2019

I literally love everyone at Health in Balance and what they stand for and educate others on!!! They were wonderful with my son and all of his treatment!! They are wonderful giving back to our community of Laguna Beach !! Go see them!! More...

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Molly Rademaker

25 February 2019

Everyone is so helpful here. The integrative approach is already exciting because I’ve done a lot of research and contacted a lot of doctors, offices, treatment centers, insurance companies, hospitals....the list goes on and it’s super rare to find such a helpful and HIGHLY FRIENDLY/functional approach that combines all the science and art of healing. More...

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Carson Cooper

25 February 2019

Amazing service and great people. The location is lovely and I feel great. Come and see. They do good work that will get you limber and well.

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Marisa Esquivel

25 February 2019

Here for community appreciation day and EVERYONE is amazing and so help, you can tell they totally have a passion for what they do. Lisa is incredible and so informative on any and all help issues that might be ailing you, also Micheal is amazing with massage! First massage/ adjustment I e ever had where I didn't walk away adjitated! More...

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Soul Harmony Yoga

25 February 2019

Awesome family, awesome care!! A true family business - the WHOLE family works here....many great wellness offerings... A view of the ocean – does it get any better?!

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Lorien Marie

25 February 2019

They helped me get on the right vitamins to help my liver go back to a normal size (it was enlarged) and start processing caffeine again, naturally without additional medicine! They’re always so kind and really listen to you. More...

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Emily Jayne

9 February 2019

Awesome Family - awesome care!! See for yourself! ����

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Josh P.

8 February 2019

I just moved to Laguna Beach and saw a free event here the same day! Came to check it out because I have been in need of an adjustment and messuage therapy. They offer amazing services and have great customer service. The even has been awesome so far would definitely recommend! I will be back personally for therapy and treatment. More...

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Kay M.

8 February 2019

It's been so exciting to watch Health In Balance grow into an integrative medicine practice.  Love it!

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Chris B.

8 February 2019

This was an amazing experience! The day I went in they were giving back to the community so I got a free adjustment and massage. Everyone was extremely friendly and the chiropractor was very knowledgeable. My back felt amazing when I left. Definitely will be returning More...

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Jennifer Langley

26 January 2019

This place is so nice! Enjoyed my service so much my husband had to checked it out as well. Highly recommend.

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Jason Laikam

26 January 2019

This place is awesome. I like the quick knee
X-ray without having to go to another location. The Dr’s advice was great. I can play beach volleyball with confidence now. More...

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Luis G.

29 December 2018

After not having seen a chiropractor for several years, and after experiencing numbness in my arms at night and general back and neck discomfort, I decided to visit Dr. Gary's office for an adjustment. Dr. Gary assessed my history and determined that it would be best to get x-rays AND MRI to confirm what he suspected: that I had discs in my spine and neck that were beginning to fuse, and also my spine was not curved as it should have been. I was put on a plan of chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Jordan, therapy from the staff of therapists, and home care exercises. I was diligent about the home care part, and I visited the office for adjustments and treatments as often as I could, given that I travel a lot.  My treatment plan included adjustments, stretches, decompression, and therapy. From the very beginning of assessment and diagnosis and throughout the treatment process, I felt genuinely cared for by Dr. Gary and his staff. They have the holistic view of health that I have, looking at causes of symptoms and natural modalities to support the body in healing itself. Dr. Gary took a lot of time to educate me on what was going on, and educated me on my options. The decision to work/partner with Dr. Gary, Dr. Jordan,  and staff was mine, provided I agreed with Dr. Gary that I would make this commitment and follow his recommendations. Within just a few weeks of working with Dr. Jordan, the numbness began decreasing in my arms. The pain in my elbows started to decrease, my held tension began to release, and my range of motion began to increase. After 7 months of regular treatments at the office in addition to my dedicated home care, x-rays indicated that my spine was actually improving! I could see the difference as we compared the before and after x-rays, and I could feel the difference in my range of motion and overall. I feel as if I've reversed the degeneration of my spine and discs, and I feel lighter, pain free, open, and fluid/flexible! Amazing! Dr. Gary, Dr.Jordan, Dirk, Noah, Mitchell, and the entire staff at Health In Balance are exceptional! Do you want heart-centered, research-based, high-quality, chiropractic and holistic health care? I urge you to not delay and make an appointment to visit Dr. Gary! You will be so grateful, as I am so very grateful! Luis Gonzales More...

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Arthur Grant

8 November 2018

We have been patients and friends for 23 years!

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Alyce Gardner

8 November 2018

Most caring and professional care I ever received at a chiropractic office! When Kim at front desk asks "how are you today?" She means it sincerely

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Georgia Mireles

8 November 2018

I have every confidence that Dr Arthur and Dr Dominguez will find and fix what's trying to finish off my husband, Louie! It's just a shame that BIG PHARMA doesn't cover these brilliant doctors. BIG PHARMA wants to sell you their poisonous PILLS that neither help nor cure anything! The hardest part is the out of pocket expenses if you don't have any excess cash lying around. Lol. But my husband's been circling the drain lately so I'll figure out the $$ part somehow! We love this place and these Doctors!! More...

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Dana Nichols

8 November 2018

The entire office and staff are amazing! I saw Dr. Gary And Dr. Jordan for a knee problem and an acute back crisis. They are healers in every sense of the word. Their comprehensive approach, expertise and caring hands deserve a recommendation there aren't words for. I feel blessed to have found them and so will you. More...

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Melissa Davies Ladaire

8 November 2018

I had my second of a three-part evaluation and treatment plan today. This team of talented and friendly doctors and support staff are so thorough. I can't wait for the treatment plan that comes next. I've had Chiropractic treatment in the past, but nothing that takes this team approach, looking at the entire body and how everything integrates. Excellent! It just makes sense. More...

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Carrie M.

17 October 2018

A friend referred me.  I loved Dr. Lisa.  Very helpful. After I got my cast off, Dr. Lisa worked the muscles around the break. It really helped with my mobility.  The liver cleanse protein powder is the best I have tasted. I enjoy the benefits of Applied Kinesiology- natural, holistic and non-evasive.  Highly recommend! More...

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Kristie H.

15 October 2018

Woke up this morning with a sore throat and called Health in Balance to see if they could get me in for the Cold Buster IV. Had an appt within 30 minutes and am here. Rachelle is amazing! I'm scared of needles and I didn't feel a thing. Sitting here with an Ocean View. Also found out that I am also getting a free foot detox with my IV. Going to get more toxins out. Can't say enough wonderful things about Health in Balance!! More...

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heather f.

14 October 2018

Dr. Gary, Dr.Jordan, Dirk, Noah, Mitchell, and the entire staff at Health In Balance are exemplary. They truly exude person-centered healthcare -- from the very beginning of assessment and diagnosis, throughout the treatment planning process, I felt cared for, understood, and hopeful. Dr. Gary took a lot of time to educate me on what was going on with six bulging discs, and educated me on my options. While learning the truth about what is going on with your body is scary, this attention made me feel seen and more hopeful of a positive outcome. The whole staff there is very knowledgeable and, while some treatments are hard work, they make it fun. I am beyond grateful for the holistic and individualized care that I am getting. Thank you HIB team. More...

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Brad B.

12 October 2018

Dr. Gary is one of the most talented human beings on the planet. His ability to see far beyond the normal doctor, makes him one of the most talented people I've ever had the gift of working with. Dr. Gary completely changed my life, finding strong allergies in my body, and illuminating them. I would recommend anybody and everybody to Dr. Gary for he is able to fix even the most questionable issues. Thank you Dr. Gary for everything! I owe you my life! More...

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Nancy S.

9 August 2018

My first visit to Health in Balance was on Tuesday for Ladies Night and what a treat!!!!  Rochelle did my IV Therapy and I felt rejuvenated and energized still and it's been 2 days since the IV Therapy.  She was gentle and kind.  Mary did my facial and was product knowledgeable and also friendly and real.  My waxing was a nice experience also.  I highly recommend Health in Balance for the staff members are lovely and it's a wonderful place to love yourself more and not less.  I would love if they did Ladies Night once a month.  I would totally sign up every month.  Such an amazing experience for me and I am so glad I did it!In gratitude,Nancy More...

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Kim C.

20 July 2018

I came to see Rachelle, the NP, because of problematic GI issues that were persisting for over two months.  Rachelle spent quite a lot of time with me trying to understand my symptoms, diet, sleep patterns, exercise and lifestyle.  She ordered full work up of lab work to get to the bottom my diagnosis.  While I was there I was able to get an IV treatment, a nutritional therapy, to replace the much needed and depleted fluids in my system.  Aria, at the desk has been very kind and flexible in scheduling my follow up appointment and working with the labs for turnaround.  I'm waiting to follow up on my lab work and anxious to get better. More...

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Paige P.

5 June 2018

Simply the best doctors, treatments and vibes! I came into Health In Balance with lower back pain, digestion issues and uneducated on how to effectively and naturally reduce stress. After my first structural treatment I felt immediate relief in my lower back. I also received NET for my stress and supplements for my digestion. I cannot believe that within a week my body was feeling better than it's felt in years! My back pain is gone and by taking my supplements and changing my diet my leaky gut is healed and stress has been greatly reduced. I felt at home from day one and love how passionate and dedicated the team is, so grateful for all of you. Thank you Health In Balance for helping me find a balance for my health! More...

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Thasa Z.

5 May 2017

Dr. Gary and Dr. Lisa and the staff at Health and Balance are absolutely amazing.  They really care about their patients and take the time to really find out what is going on with you.  I have been a patient for many many years and know that they are there if I need anything from health, nutrition or homeopathic medicine.  You will not find a more professional and caring staff. More...

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D N.

26 April 2017

I am writing this review late but I just finished an hour and half workout with no pain at all in my back. I have booked a 40 mile/4 day hike to Havasupai Falls in September and am so excited to go!  In September 2015  I was in so much pain from my sciatica pain and leg numbness it was difficult to enjoy a normal day and get out of bed to complete a work day.  Since I am self employed there is no one else to rely upon to earn a living.  I was scared.  I went to meet with Dr Arthur after my general contractor recommended him. I was so skeptical of chiropractors up until that meeting.  He immediately was able to get Anthem to approve an MRI and evaluate it right away.  Together we designed a 30 -40 planned visit program. It covered PT visits, massage, safe saline type injections, adjustments  and disc decompression.  Over the next few months I became a different person.  My pain almost immediately subsided and now 18 months later I have literally no back pain or numbness anywhere on my body.  He is not only one of the most genuinely kindest human beings I have ever met but has the rare quality of listening with an open heart and then with his enormous brain designing a plan specifically for his patients.  I feel blessed in my life for my health now and for meeting Dr. Arthur.  The disc decompression machines changed my life, his therapists are all super qualifed and top professionals, Michael the masaage therapist has hands of an angel and his staff are always so wonderful.  I will go to Dr. Arthur for any ailments I may have in the future as there is no other medical professional I trust more than him.  His practice covers all necessities that someone may need and if you want someone who cares and listens, then he is your man.  I am pain free and my future looks brighter each day! More...

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Jordan S.

18 July 2016

I cannot say enough good things about DR. Gary and his team. I saw him on my vacation to California with extreme pain. He took the time to not only treat my neck pain, but also told me the best course of action for me to fix my pain long term.  He showed a great deal of compassion and allowed me to enjoy the rest of my trip. I'm very grateful for his hell! More...

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Mace W.

21 February 2016

I received very high quality care from Health in Balance. I have only received chiropractic treatment a few different times throughout my life and what I received here was better than the others. It made a huge impact on my injuries and I believe is the reason they will not 'bother' me throughout the rest of my life. Also the physical therapy staff is incredibly effective. More...

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Daisy B.

15 July 2015

My daughter loves going to Dr Arthur. He has helped her beyond words. He truly has a gift and shares it with us graciously. I believe in him and recommend him highly! More...

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Amy N.

8 May 2015

I couldn't be more impressed with the Doctors and staff at Health in Balance. They are incredibly kind, very professional and have provided me with almost instant relief of my chronic back pain. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking to improve their health, manage their pain or even just get a massage. They really know what they're doing! More...

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Gary S.

14 April 2014

Let's be honest, when you have severe pain you search for someone who can help. In many cases, you are at the mercy of the closest person, or someone who is open, or maybe someone you once heard about.......I found myself in severe pain one morning, and looked around for a chiropractor that could help me. In fact, my back did not hurt, my leg hurt beyond belief. This is the start of my journey with Dr. Gary and his very capable staff.Dr. Gary met with me, asked me a few questions, and then did something remarkable...he sent me directly to get an MRI. He knew based on my symptoms that I had herniated discs. The mark of a quality health care giver is one that listens, and Dr. Gary did exactly that. Listen, and then he acted. I was told that there were many paths to my recovery. By some, I was told to get surgery; others wanted to shoot me up with drugs. Dr. Gary sent me down a path of stretching, de-compression and posture exercises. He was very inclusive of the stretching work I was already doing at the gym....his willingness and ability to include all aspects of my recovery was paramount in my treatment. I am happy to report 4.5 months later I am free from any pain. I am back at the gym, I am back on my bike, I have proved many wrong that says you need surgery for herniated discs, or that you need one year to recover. Finally, I must add my deep admiration for the crew downstairs and the staff upstairs.  They know who they are. Dr. Gary has a great staff; caring, involved and most importantly, dedicated to getting you better.  I highly recommend Health in Balance. It's not your daddy's chiropractic care.....this stuff really works. More...

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Courtney K.

21 October 2013

Dr. Gary (Arthur) is a very good chiropractor and the Health In Balance team are all wonderful and really genuinely care about their clients.

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Mary H.

2 April 2013

Drs Gary and Lisa Arthur have been treating our family for 15 years...from minor aches and pains, to treatment when sick with the flu, to helping me recover from major surgeries. They and their whole staff are wonderful!The best example: I was struggling to recover from brain surgery which had had me feeling weak, unable to concentrate and my left leg completely numb. The MD I was seeing basically had me on a series of drugs for my symptoms. Dr Gary immediately got me on nutritional supplements to help my body start to heal and started chiropractor adjustments to ease the severe back and hip pain  that had developed from weeks of favoring my left side. He then suggested seeing a trusted acupuncturist to get my nervous system working again. Within just a few weeks the numbness was gone in my leg and I began to feel stronger and like myself again. Best of all, I was off all medication! More...

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Cat F.

4 December 2012

Several years ago, I was in such horrible back pain, on a scale of 1 - 10, I was at a 10. Due to the pain I was unable to remove myself from my car and I was calling friends, crying to see if they could come and help me.  Thankfully, a friend recommended that I call Dr. Gary, once I had him on the phone he had me do several different movements.  Once he heard my responses he had me come in immediately.After about 4 or 5 treatments he was able to bring my evel 10 pain to a 1-2.  In addition, over the years I have seen numerous back specialists and several MRI's none of them were able to diagnose my back situation. After, a set of x-rays Dr.Gary saw that I had a deformed disk which was the root of my pain. I can not believe that he was able to see what numerous "specialists" failed too.Since my first experience with Dr. Gary, each time I experience a slight pain in my back I immediately make an appointment to see him. For I know first hand that he will be able to remedy my problem before it becomes escalated.  Another plus, is that he does not rely on pharmaceuticals to help relive and/or mask pain.  He and his staff are able to help you achieve a pain-free existence naturally. More...

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Natalie P.

12 October 2012

My husband and I went to Laguna Beach for our Anniversary / Babymoon when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant.  After we were there for a day I became in excruiating pain, couldn't sleep, and it hurt to breath.  After a couple of days of this, I could no longer handle it and turned to yelp to help me find a chiropractor.  After a full body review, Dr. Gary said that it appeared that I had a rib out of place and that's what was causing all of my pain.  Dr. Gary adjusted me and the pain in my back went away.  Then later on that night I could feel the rib right under my breast bone was out of place.  This was the worst pain ever.  That next morning was a Saturday and I was miserable, I went down the the wellness studio and was able to get ahold of Dr. Gary.  Between his daughter's soccer game and a funeral, he came down and put my rib back into place.  He then schedule a massage with his therapist Michael to help ease some more of the pain.  It has been about three weeks now and no more rib issues.I felt compelled to write this review, as Dr. Gary didn't owe me anything.  I am not from the area and will probably never see him again, yet he treated me as if I had been a patient of his for years.  Hands down I would give Dr. Gary and his staff ten stars if I could.  This is truely a legit facility with amazing staff, from their physical therapists, massage therapists, doctors, and the front desk. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! More...

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Marian G.

6 August 2012

Dr. Cynthia Costa and the amazing staff at Health In Balance have guided myself and my family through the healing process. It started when daughter (then 21). Alex had suffered from migraines since she was 3 years old. She lived with constant headaches and only took medication when they were unbearable. The headaches caused fatigue, lack of energy and sometimes a lack of interest in the world. We had tried what we thought was everything when a friend told us about Health In Balance. Alex went to Dr. C and after an initially meeting Dr. C recommended  a series of tests. Alex's adrenal glands were fried from all the physical and emotional stress her body had been dealing with due to her headaches. BUT most important she had many food sensitivities. Dairy being the most crucial. Dr C had her eliminate the foods she was sensitive to, do a series of cleanses, add supplements to her daily routine to support her body and  go through a series of structural sessions. Within the first month the headaches stopped. Shortly after the many side effects of the headaches also were resolved. As a patient Alex put all her trust in DR. C and followed every direction she was given. NOW  Alex has not had a migraine in over 2 years and she is living life to the fullest and loving every day.She says, "The worst day of my life now was the best day of my life in the past"As a mother this comment is both joyous and heart breaking. Thank you Dr. Costa and Health In Balance for opening the door to the life Alex now lives. More...

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R S.

14 May 2012

This is the first review I have written and I felt that I had to complete because of the fantastic care that I was given by Dr. Gary and his entire team at Health in Balance.  I have been to numerous doctors and chiropractors to deal with back and neck pain over the years, no one compares.. I was recently on vacation in Laguana and hurt myself playing basketball, couldn't get out of bed on Monday morning, was referred to Dr. Gary, after the MRI, I was diagnosed with two hierniated discs. They provided care that isn't common in the marketplace, withing two days, my pain level dropped from a 10(scale of 1 to 10) to a 2 , and I was able to walk normally, I went five days in a row, utulizing all of the techniques, decompression, physio therapy, ART therapy and therapeutic massage. They has the most comprehensive facility that one could imagine and everyone has a deep understanding the body and how tell leverage the technology and skill sets to reduce pain and reduce the time allocated to the healing process. They are a must.. wonderful people, totally accomodating and true professionals.. Thank you Dr. Gary and the entire team! More...

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Mike B.

25 September 2011

If you are having any kind of health issue I highly recommend making an appointment with Health in Balance.  We recently moved to CA from KY and after the move I was having some major issues with my neck and left shoulder.  I had been diagnosed in 2008 with a herniated disk at C7 so was aware that there were some issues.  The 2008 diagnosis was with a renowned neurosurgeon in Louisville, KY at the Jewish Medical Center.It probably should not be much of a surprise being that a surgeon gave me the diagnosis that his recommendation was to do "surgery".  As I tend to be scalpel averse I asked if there were any other treatment options.  His reaction was that physical therapy and pain killers would be the only other alternative.  After 3 months of PT and worsening symptoms in 2008 I dropped out of PT and decided to just live with the pain.I should also mention that I had checked out two chiropractors in KY.  In one experience the first guy came across like a total whack job so one appointment and I was gone forever.  The second was cracking my back on the first visit without any diagnostics.  I left that one with pain in new locations in addition to what I walked in for, sooooo, you might say that I'm a little skeptical when it comes to alternative medicine.  However, having worked as an EMT while in college has provided me with enough behind the scenes knowledge to know that that traditional healthcare should be avoided like the plague.Fast forward to July 2011.  After moving 2,000 miles and all the packing and unpacking I was having major pain and neurological cramping in my hands.  I was having trouble picking up a cup or holding a newspaper (sorry for the woe is me story so far but "spoiler alert" keep reading for a happy ending).I decided that there should be top tier alternative medicine here on the West Coast so went to Yelp to start researching chiropractors.  My search led me to Health in Balance.  I called for an appt and they got me in the next day.Dr Arthur was on vacation that week so my appointment was with Dr Costa.  She was awesome!  One sure sign that you are in the wrong place is when treatment begins without thorough diagnosis.  Dr Costa was very cautious and would not even begin to make any kind of adjustment to my spine or neck without x-rays.  This gave me a great deal of comfort.  The x-rays indicated some issues that were just not showing up well she then scheduled a MRI.  In the interim she was ordering hydro therapy, massage and several supplements to immediately alleviate the pain I was experiencing.I have been in therapy for about 2 months.  No doubt I will be a long term patient as my MRI wound up indicating not only the original disk herniation still present but 6 others had decided to join in.  It will take time to correct the condition but the amazing thing is that I already have significant improvement.  My pain is gone and the range of motion is amazing in my neck and shoulders (and no one had to slice into my back).So, the happy ending I promised is that if you are looking for healthcare that starts with thorough diagnosis, realistic prognosis and treatment plans that make sense, this is the place for you.The staff is wonderful, professional genuinely caring, and the kind of people who if not focused on your health you would generally want to just go to the beach and hang out with because they're just that cool.  (ask about reggae night!)Thanks Dr C. More...

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Diane B.

3 August 2011

You will feel completely taken care of when you are treated by Dr. Gary Arthur.  His staff is highly skilled and thoroughly trained. Dr. Gary does a complete work up to determine the cause of your problem. He then works on you in a holistic way using several techniques to address your issues.  He understands nutrition and will work with you to find the appropriate supplements and the appropriate amounts for you using applied kinesiology. He also helps with food alergies, and diet.   He is something of a wizard.  My husband had been diagnosed with Irritable bowel symdrome. An illness for which there is no cure.  Dr. Gary determined that he had a gluten allergy and he is completely cured.  I have gone to Dr. Gary over the years for headaches and back pain and I always walk away feeling better.  Most of all you feel the love when you're there.  It's a special place.  I highly recommend it to anyone. More...

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Teressa F.

15 December 2010

Dr. Gary & Dr. Costa are absolutely wonderful to see! Everyone in their business is extremely polite and a pleasure to visit with. I started going there with lower back pain and very sore ankles, and finally the pain has stopped with their help and expertise. It is a great, relaxing, and very positive environment...They truly love helping others....And the RAD circuit is the best. More...

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Tripp M.

27 August 2010

Dr. G. Love - Not only is he a great guy, he's helped my in recovering from a pretty major back issue.  Everyone there is SUPER nice and a pleasure to deal with.Love this place!

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Allison L.

30 September 2009

I just starting going to Health In Balance and they are great. Dr. Gary has been working with me. Everyone that works here is extremely nice and friendly. They all seem to enjoy what they do, which makes for a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. What I especially like about Health In Balance is that everyone is very knowledgeable and is able to explain what is going on and how to resolve it in a way that is very easy to understand. I got a massage here as well and it was great. I liked my massage therapist (her name started with a K and sounded like Nadia...I'm bad with names).  I have had a very pleasant experience here so far (*knock on wood*). If you are having chiropractic problems I recommend trying this place. More...