About Health in Balance

Chiropractor Laguna Beach CA Gary Arthur and Team Huddle

"THE DOCTOR OF THE FUTURE WILL GIVE NO MEDICINE, BUT WILL INTEREST HIS OR HER PATIENT IN THE CARE OF THE HUMAN FRAME, IN PROPER DIET, AND IN THE CAUSE AND PREVENTION OF DISEASE."

- THOMAS EDISON


Our Philosophy of Care

From pain relief to emotional wellness, we get your body back in balance so that it can heal itself and get you back in charge of your journey toward a more holistically healthful life.

You are more than your diagnosis.

That’s why we don’t just treat symptoms: we treat the whole you.

Our care plans are personalized to your unique needs and incorporate chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, homeopathic care, nutritional care, Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), and more from our scenic Laguna Beach office.

Our 4 Systems Approach

When functioning properly, the body heals itself as it was designed to do. Health challenges arise when the body’s systems get out of balance. We seek to identify and diagnose the underlying issues inhibiting natural healing.

Through high quality, holistic treatment, we address the whole body in order to bring about real change. We work with you to create a personalized plan of care that works with your lifestyle and provide ongoing guidance as well as pivot when needed.

This allows for symptom relief and long term correction and restoration leading to a healthy, active, energetic, and pain-free life!

Let us introduce you to our doctors:

Chiropractor Laguna Beach CA Gary Arthur

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC

Gary Arthur, D.C.

Dr. Gary works with patients to find the root causes of their health challenges, design a lifestyle and treatment program for correcting the underlying causes, and restore flourishing health. He is here to change lives for the better using our unique integrative approach.

At the early age of 9-years-old, Dr. Gary learned the importance of good health when his father, a young minister, died at the age of 39. He had suffered from a myriad of health problems. "It made such a strong impact on me that I vowed to God to commit my life to helping people be healthy. I love being a doctor and a health coach, helping others heal, and empowering them to take charge of their lives and become their best."

Dr. Gary studied for 5 years in Pre-Med and Music at L.A. Pierce Junior College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. At age 21, his health diminished rapidly after receiving a severe whiplash in a rear-end car accident. He also experienced the toxic side effects of mercury toxicity from complications caused by amalgam fillings. Three months later, he started losing his hair, his skin turned pale and he developed bags underneath his eyes. He found help and recovery through natural healthcare including: applied kinesiology, chiropractic, detoxification protocols, and nutritional therapy. This chain of events completely changed the direction of his life. He then began an extensive study of nutrition and completed his degree as a Nutritional Technician. He continued studying the laws of natural healing and worked as a nutritional and fitness consultant for 4 years. He was accepted into Naturopathic Medical School, but, at that time, they were not allowed to practice in California, where he was raised. After researching all of the different healing professions and what they had to offer, he and his wife, Dr. Lisa decided that becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) was the most well-rounded healing art for their path in California. The scope of practice as a D.C. could include all-natural healthcare, except for prescribing pharmaceutical medications, surgeries, and puncturing the skin.

Gary graduated with honors from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in 1987 where he specialized in Applied Kinesiology. He chose Applied Kinesiology (AK) because of its comprehensive natural perspective of the body and the incredible results that he witnessed and experienced.

Dr. Gary and his wife, Dr. Lisa founded Health in Balance in 1987 with the mission to see lives changed for the better through a unique, integrative approach, so that we all may flourish and lead active, pain-free lives. They have brought together a vibrant team of people with the same vision. Dr. Gary and his team have worked with numerous professional and Olympic athletes. He has worked as the sports doctor for the Women's Professional Volleyball Association as well as Laguna Beach High School athletic teams. He has seen thousands of patients get out of pain and be restored to an active, flourishing life.

The Arthur's enjoy a full and balanced life with their four children. They have offered their unique and uplifting message of health on television programs and educational seminars, and have been active members of their community in Laguna Beach and beyond.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Palmer West College of Chiropractic Medicine, 1983 - 1987
  • Internship: Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine Clinic, 1986 - 1987
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Westbrook University (not a CA-accredited school, unlicensed in CA)- 2018

PRE-MED EDUCATION

  • College: L.A. Pierce College, Associate of Arts Degree, 1975
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, pre-med studies, 1975 - 1978
  • Clinical Nutritional Technician 1981, Doctors University of Natural Health Sciences

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • California Chiropractic Association
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology, 1985-present
  • Selected as a member of Who’s Who for executives and professionals, 1995 - 1996
  • American Chiropractic Association

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Issued 1986, Certificate #31373
  • State of California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • License 1/22/88, State License#18730
Chiropractor Laguna Beach CA Lisa Arthur

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC

Lisa Arthur, D.C.

Dr. Lisa sees powerful results with her patients by combining chiropractic care, natural medicine, and homeopathy. She is a mother of four and enjoys working with families and patients of all ages to support a vibrant quality of life. She specializes in finding the cause of symptoms and walking patients through lifestyle changes & treatment plans for lasting results.

I graduated with a doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine from Palmer West Chiropractic College in June of 1987. Together, my husband, Dr. Gary Arthur, and I have a full quiver of four amazing children, who have all been a part of Health in Balance at some point!

I was originally inspired to be a healing practitioner because I became a student of health at a very early age. Chiropractic was a logical and natural step in continuing my studies in health and longevity. I've chosen to devote my life to the healing arts because that is what makes the utmost sense to me. I am grateful I did so because I love to see people regain their health and abide in their full potential!

I strongly believe in the principles of natural healing, which support the belief that the body can heal itself if given the opportunity. The roadblocks to healing must be identified and then overcome.

I believe with all my heart in how I practice and always continue striving to improve my skills. I want to help people get well and stay well! I believe everyone needs to give their body the chance to thrive on its own before drugs or surgery are introduced.

My husband and I established this clinic in Laguna Beach because it is an enclave of people who live and breathe, wanting the best for themselves and their families. They want to spread that health and wealth. This clinic is safe, peaceful, and dedicated. The whole purpose of this clinic is to give our clients the best of what is cutting-edge in the healthcare world.

What seems to make this practice unique is that we are all believers in the power of the body's ability to heal itself. My personal promise to you is that we will do all we can to help you get well, and if it is beyond our scope of expertise, we will refer you to someone who can help you.

In Good Health,

Dr. Lisa Arthur, DC

PROFESSIONAL

  • Palmer West College of Chiropractic Medicine, 1983 - 1987
  • Internship: Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine Clinic, 1986 - 1987
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Westbrook University (not a CA-accredited school, unlicensed in CA)- 2018

PRE-MED EDUCATION

  • High School: Corona Del Mar High School, Graduated 1977
  • College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, pre-med studies, 1977 - 1981
  • University of California Santa Cruz, 1981 - 1983

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • State of California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • License 1/22/88, State License #18731

HEALTH & FITNESS BACKGROUND

  • Cable TV health series, Santa Cruz, CA, Co-Host from 1981 - 1882
  • Aerobic Instructor at the Decathlon Club– San Jose, CA 1983 - 1987
Chiropractor Laguna Beach CA Jordan Martin Meet The Team

CHIROPRACTOR

Jordan Martin, D.C.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I promise to come alongside my patients and help them achieve their goals and achieve a better quality of life. I love helping patients transform their lives and return to their passions. It's a joy I would not trade for anything. I look forward to helping and assisting you on this journey of healing.

I would like to share a bit about myself and why I am a Doctor of Chiropractic. My name is Dr. Jordan Martin, and I was born and raised right here in Laguna Beach. I studied psychology at the University of Santa Cruz and then graduated at the top of my class with my Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer West Chiropractic College in September 2015. I currently reside in South Laguna with my wife, son, and two daughters. Outside of Chiropractic, my passions include: freediving, surfing, fishing, hiking, volleyball, and spending time with my family.

I was inspired to become a chiropractor at the young age of 16 years old. Up until this time, I was sure I wanted to be a Marine Biologist due to my passion for the ocean and marine life; however, life took an unexpected turn when I became a patient at Health in Balance. Always being involved in sports, I had my fair share of injuries. One recurring injury of mine was sprained ankles. Prior to being treated by Dr. Gary Arthur, I would always treat my ankle sprains with conventional western medicine, which consisted of wearing a boot and taking 4-8 weeks off my activities. This all changed one day when Dr. Gary witnessed me sprain my ankle as I was playing volleyball. I immediately received chiropractic care right here at Health in Balance, and I discovered that I not only didn't have to wear a boot again, but also was back playing in a week and a half. This blew my mind and sparked my interest in chiropractic care. Throughout my remaining high school years, I became a consistent patient at Health in Balance, successfully treating lower back pain and relieving the body's stressors to allow my body to heal itself. To this day I have never had another ankle sprain.

I am grateful to have chosen the path as a Chiropractor because nothing compares to the reward of helping people get well and educating them on their body and overall health. I strive to help my patients understand why they are in pain, how to alleviate it, and how to let their body function at its peak performance. The human body is an incredible machine that is built to heal itself if given the opportunity to do so.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Palmer West College of Chiropractic Medicine, 2015

PRE-MED EDUCATION

  • Laguna Beach High School, 2006
  • University of California Santa Cruz, 2010

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • State of California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • License 12/31/2015, State License #33451
Chiropractic Laguna Beach CA Bree Simon

DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE
LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST/ CERTIFIED HERBALIST

Bree Simon, D.A.C.M., L.A.c.

Dr. Simon is equal parts Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, and Medicinal Chef. She has great enthusiasm for treating her patients and believes wholeheartedly in the idea of giving them the tools to heal themselves. Dr. Simon puts great focus on creating individualized patient-centered care tailored to meet each patient's specific needs. Dr. Simon clinical focus is centered around whole-body care that involves the mind, body, soul, and senses.

Dr. Simon completed her Doctoral (DACM) and Masters (MSTOM) work at Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego which included 4800 hours of clinical and didactic hours in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Western medicine. She completed clinical externships at both the Tubman Chavez Community Center, focused on low-income patient care, and the PTSD-centered Veterans Clinic. Dr. Simon completed a semester of clinical training at a teaching hospital in Beijing, China. In Beijing, she completed clinical rotations in the Gynecology, Pain Management, Orthopedic, and Neurology departments.

Dr. Simon is also passionate about holistic skincare and has completed advanced training in cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. She has also received training and certification in Holistic Microneedling with AcuDerm and AcuMirco.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Simon enjoys spending time with her young daughter and husband. Together with their family they live and work on a biodynamic organic farm where they cultivate and create specialty herbal products.

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About Your Treatment

It’s so much more than an adjustment. Learn what you can expect from your first and second appointment below, but feel free to call us during office hours if you have questions or want additional information about our approach and treatment plans.

Your First Visit

After entering our scenic Laguna Beach office, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff. You’ll have a chance to fill your new patient paperwork online in advance, but if you don’t get to it, that’s okay! You can arrive 20 minutes early to fill it out upon arrival. This paperwork will gather information on the nature of any current health problems you have and/or would like to address as well as how you’re feeling overall.

We are particularly interested in how you feel we may best care for you.

Regardless of whether you're here because you have some pain or condition that needs immediate attention or you've come in to discuss prevention and maintenance, we have treatment options to best help you in your health journey.

CONSULTATION:

We start by listening.

One of our team members will review your New Patient Form and meet with you for a personal consultation to listen to both your symptoms and goals. We will determine if moving forward with an examination is the best option for you.

EXAMINATION

Our doctors will do an in-depth examination to determine your diagnosis. The process differs depending on your symptoms.


FOR STRUCTURAL CASES:

Chiropractic Exam:

The chiropractic exam includes pain, postural, and range of motion analysis as well as an integrative exam to determine the biochemical, emotional, and electromagnetic components of your health concerns. This comprehensive approach allows us to explore a wide range of possible causes of your symptoms in order provide a thorough diagnosis.

Then, x-rays mayl be taken, depending on the severity of your pain and type of pain. We use low-dose radiology equipment for your protection.


FOR BIOCHEMICAL CASES:

Integrative Exam:

One of our doctors will meet with you to go over your symptoms and Metabolic Assessment Form. They will take a look at all systems of your body and the stressors in each. They will provide you with recommendations for moving forward which could include further testing, nutritional programs, cleanses, supplementation, etc.


FOR MIND-BODY CASES:

One of our doctors will go over a stress intake form with you and determine the state of your mind-body health and do an initial N.E.T. session with you.


POSSIBLE REFERRAL FOR ADDITIONAL TESTS:

If further testing is needed, our doctors may refer you to receive an MRI, CT-scan, blood test, stool test, or other laboratory tests. First aid/pain relief care may be given if you are in acute pain.

Your Next Visit

After our team of professionals has met to review your case, discuss your diagnosis, and collaborate on the best treatment options for you, we will meet with you to review everything.

REPORT OF FINDINGS One of our doctors will:

  • Go over the results of your exam with you.
  • Show you your x-rays (if taken).
  • Explain your diagnosis.
  • Provide you with a recommended plan of care to fix the root cause of the problem and
  • reach your health goals

PLAN OF CARE:
The doctor will then discuss your treatment options for moving forward and helping you achieve your goals the most efficiently and cost-effectively. We can provide you with Pain Relief Care and Corrective Care Plans. We invite your spouse or those involved in your healthcare decisions to join you.

ONGOING CARE:
In most cases, the best results are seen with ongoing care and maintenance. Your treatment plan may evolve over time as you feel better and your goals change. Ongoing care can include everything from Home Care (exercises you are given to do at home), to a supplement regimen, to follow up, in-office appointments.

No matter your what your diagnosis or goals are, we work with you on your treatment plan to create a plan that is sustainable for your ongoing health and wellness. It’s a team effort and we’re here to support all your care needs through all stages of your life.

Looking forward to seeing you for your first appointment!


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OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
7:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
7:00am - 7:00pm


Thursday
7:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
7:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday
Massage Only
8:00am - 12:00pm

Monday
7:00am - 11:00am


Wednesday
3:00pm - 6:30pm

Health in Balance

330 Park Ave #3
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
P: (949) 497-2553
F: (949) 497-5273