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Meet Dr. Erika Grushon

Dr. Erika Grushon profile

I grew up in Yellow Springs and wisely chose to return to this characteristically diverse and mindful village to practice the way I had imagined I would, I suppose, even before I went to school. I have the benefit of serving friends, family, and community members in a way that enriches their lives while at the same time I continue to gain tremendous insight into the human body and how it works. Even after the thousands of hours of training and practice, I am still surprised every day at how efficiently the body can work. I was always surprised at this, but knowing what I know now I am even more amazed.

I grew up in a fairly allopathic medical model, even in Yellow Springs. I got “shots”, took Tylenol, was put on antibiotics…I put band-aids and ace bandages on my friends and family, and had access to a plethora of pharmaceutical nightmares such as hydro-cortisone creams and cough syrups with the number one ingredient being sugar…

Lucky for me I had a cynical father who made me question the need and basis for everything and a highly intentioned mother who opened her eyes, read, and began to change her paradigm of living as more and more evidence was surfacing and being publicized about the human body, how the body heals from a physiological standpoint, and the guiding principal that has always held true: the body has the innate capability of healing itself. There are roadblocks in the form of toxins, trauma, and emotional stress, and when these components are identified, isolated, and removed there is nothing that will keep the body from going toward what we call homeostasis, the ability of the body to maintain a constant regular internal environment even in an ever changing external environment.

Once I learned this there was a whole new world that opened up for me. I began meeting people who agreed with this same physiological truth, and, again, lucky for me I met a chiropractic family who lived what I would consider the ideal lifestyle. My own family’s desire to learn more about the human body came after my sister was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. After years of seeing health and medicine at its most critical while my sister struggled and finally overcame this illness, and paralleling that with meeting this chiropractic family who was striving to live as healthy and natural as it is possible, my experience shaped up to be a well-rounded exploration of the human body and mind, how much it can tolerate, and what it takes to get the body into a state of homeostasis.

Photo of Dr. Grushon with her family

An Extensive Education

I attended Ohio University, majoring in biology. While I was an undergraduate I worked in the research department doing epidemiological research while always reading up on healing botanicals, natural remedies, and other such literature.

I then chose to go to Palmer College of Chiropractic for 4 final years of school (or so I thought) to learn more thoroughly about the physiological mechanisms responsible for this inevitable healing process. I remember sitting in the auditorium on my very first day of chiropractic school feeling very confident and knowledgeable about my depth of understanding about this process. The professor giving us our welcoming speech said, “You have now just touched the tip of the ice burg, fledgling chiropractors. You have just begun to explore the surface of this vast pool of information—don’t take it for granted.” Well, that put me in my place to say the least.

As I sat during my graduation ceremony 4 years later, my doctoral hood securely in place, I was immediately awed by the realization of all that I had learned. And I was immediately humbled because I finally understood what that professor on that first day of class was talking about. Although I had just garnered an endless wealth of information, I still felt that I was just at the tip of the ice burg of knowledge, even after all of the schooling I had just gone through. The paradoxical quote is true. The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.

Unlocking the Body’s Natural Healing Power

Every day I am humbled as I watch this phenomenon occur where patients find their way into my office, some of them very sick, and after we identify the roadblock, whether it be adding something that’s missing, getting a toxin out of their system, or being adjusted, their body is able to then heal itself, and it almost always does. It took me a long time to realize and accept that health does not come from a magic potion, a pill, or another person, it comes from within ones self. We may assist the body and locate the raw ingredient that was missing or help avoid a toxin to become a whole synergistic body, but at the end of the day, the healing doesn’t come from us, it comes from the patient.

As I said before, I thought I was done with school after I flung my cap up in the air but I’ve realized that life is school and the way to stay focused and interested is to always keep learning new ideas, new movements, and new jokes.

I practice with my sister-in-law, Dr. Katherine Hulbert, who has been an amazing colleague and confidant, as I continue to learn about the body and continue to be humbled by the power that the body has and can acquire if given what it needs to be healthy.

Outside the Office

I am enjoying life with my wonderful husband, Matthew, and and our two children who I get to regularly adjust and help to live as healthy a lifestyle as they possibly can.

We are surrounded by friends and family who have been such a blessing to have close by and I am thankful for that.

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Dr. Erika Grushon | (937) 767-7251