Whole Body, Whole Health Solutions

Downes Family Chiropractic~ Whole Body, Whole Health Solutions is the most comprehensive physician-based integrative wellness services available.

For over twenty-five years, Dr. Downes has practiced holistic health principles as a graduate of the world famous Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and has been on a journey of learning and expanding services continually during all those years.

Having been a long-distance runner and martial arts enthusiast, injuries and interest led her to study sports medicine. She was awarded certification in Sports Medicine (CCSP) from the New York College of Chiropractic in 1990.  As a sports physician, Dr. Downes had the honor of working with many professional athletes, college teams, the BudLite Triathalon, AST Dew Tour, the BRRC and hundreds of local fitness and sports enthusiasts who are the lifeblood of daily practice.  Keeping runners on track and athletes in their game is a big part of the day at DFC.

In an effort to serve more fully, Dr. Downes studied acupuncture at the esteemed International Academy of Medical Acupuncture of Carefree, Arizona.  Dr. Downes became a Fellow of the IAMA in 1999 (FIAMA).  Dr. Downes uses state of the art Computerized Meridian Imaging and is known for her work in infertility.  We are proud to be part of the process of ‘feathering the nest’ for hundreds of families to have children.

Always evolving, Dr. Downes has studied and implemented the cutting-edge principles of Functional Medicine for over ten years.  She has studied with the world-renowned nutritional biochemist, Jeffrey Bland, PhD, cardiologist Sherry Rogers, MD, neurologist, David Perlmutter, MD, Lynne August, MD, Michael Wald, DC, MD, Bruce Bond, DC, Bob Rakowski, DC, and countless gastro-enterologists and various Functional Medicine specialists.

These passionate and brilliant scientists, along with thousands of learning hours and countless studies have contributed to Dr. Downes’ vast knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of the most difficult chronic and degenerative conditions.  Her work is comprehensive in rehabilitating gut, brain and stress issues which are often compounded by medications.  Patients travel from all over the world for her diagnostic ability as well as revolutionary treatment.  Dr. Downes is a DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) physician, and considers their protocols quite similar to those of Functional Medicine.   Dr. Downes uses, almost exclusively, whole food nutrition strategies to upgrade genetic potential for health and wellness.

The most progressive development in has been the addition of mind-body medicine.   It seemed to Dr. Downes that people’s life situations and repeated patterns of thinking invariably affected their health.  While adjusting the spine, supporting the feet, enhancing nutrition and detoxifying the body was a tremendous service, she found inner turmoil and unresolved stressful events were perpetuating many physiologic problems.  To address these issues, Dr. Downes became certified in Neuro Emotional Technique in San Diego, California in 2004.  She is one of less than 500 certified practitioners worldwide and is the only certified NET practitioner in Maryland.  This part of her practice has pulled all the other areas of expertise into a comprehensive approach for her patients.

Dr. Downes is one of the most comprehensive whole body, whole health experts in the world and is refreshingly available to discuss your concerns and respond to your needs with personal and professional care.


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Headache Relief with Chiropractic Care
Many people suffer from chronic headaches needlessly. Some headaches can be attributed to stress or tension which can affect the neck. In fact the latest medical literature1 reports that many cases of chronic headache are caused by a biomechanical problem in the neck—which is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized by physicians.
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Power Immunity
Just say no to H1N1

Our bodies do not have an immune system, as much as it is an immune system in its functional totality.  Systems such as the skeletal system, respiratory system, reproductive system, endocrine system, central nervous system, etc. are complete functioning systems with a clear set of organs and responses.  The human body does not have a single immune system, as it is better described as having an immune alliance among various systems  and organs which when coordinated by the brain, give an immune response to the presence of disease associated factors, such as bacteria or vital invasion.  The immune alliance is comprised of the thymus gland for lymphocytes, the spleen for antibodies, bone marrow for blood cell formation, digestive system and its acid to destroy parasites, intestinal flora, which destroy pathogenic microbes, and the liver for detoxification and enzyme production.
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Whole Food for whole body health
As a chiropractor I came to my work in whole food nutrition not by design but by necessity. My earlier thought was that there were plenty of nutritionists, plenty of nutritional advice, and lots of vegetables to be had if one wished to follow that path.
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We can help arthritis
Twenty-five years in the back-care field has brought more people through my door who thought they had no hope concerning their daily quota of aches and pains. "Oh its my "arthritis", or my "rhematism", nothing anyone can do about it, my mother had it, four of my brothers have it, it just runs in our family...
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