About Us //
Check out the videos below to learn about Dr. Liz and why she decided to open Brain & Body Health!
Our Vision and Mission | Our "Why"
Brain and Body Health was built upon the belief that you deserve nothing less than the best care possible. You deserve the availability of what we consider to be the best approach to chiropractic care out there. If we didn't believe it was the best, we wouldn't do it.
Our mission is to empower patients to take back control of their health and their future. This isn't care that will make you feel better for a few days, then have you back where you started. This is care that will make a real, lasting difference in your health and life. We teach you how to make choices that will get you healthy and keep you there.
Our vision is to help improve the standard of health for the community of south San Jose by providing high quality chiropractic, brain-based care complemented with foundational healthy living information. We want to see you, your family, friends, neighbors, and the community as a whole living healthier and feeling better.
Dr. Liz is a member of:
American Chiropractic Association
Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance
California Chiropractic Association
Dr. Elizabeth A. Wells, DC |
Owner/ Chiropractor, San Jose, CA
A lot of people ask me why I decided to open a practice so soon after graduating. It all comes back to how brain-based chiropractic helped me. I was born with congenital nystagmus. Basically, this means my eyes shake constantly. Because of this, my neck muscles would become very tight and sore from trying to provide the stability lacking in my vision. For as long as I remember, I suffered from constant headaches and neck pain.
Conventional chiropractic helped me feel better temporarily, but the pain and headaches would return after a few days. Brain-based chiropractic was different. It looked at the root cause- the fact that my brain was telling my neck muscles to become tight to protect me. Brain-based chiropractic care helped improve the communication between my eyes, brain, and neck. This allowed my neck muscle to relax which greatly minimized my neck pain and completely alleviated my headaches.
I know it works, because I have experienced it myself and seen many patients also have success with care. Providing this life-changing care to my community was the reason I knew that opening a practice of my own could not wait.
I attended Life Chiropractic College West and graduated in 2018. While in school, I was president of the Functional Neurology Club. It showed me that chiropractic is about more than just the spine and joints. It's about the powerful role the brain-body connection plays in our ability to move, heal, and live fully.
I have taken many seminars pertaining to functional neurology and functional medicine including those from:
The Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Functional Neurology Seminars
International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.
BTB Health Systems
APEX Energetic Health Seminars
Chiropractic Mission Trips |
So far in my career, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to visit both El Salvador and China on chiropractic mission trips. As you can tell from the pictures, how formal these trips are varies greatly, but the goal is always the same: to share chiropractic with individuals who otherwise would not be able to receive care.
In both China and El Salvador we reached out to communities who many times have difficulty obtaining proper healthcare and very few, if any, have heard of or received chiropractic care. Being able to be a part of these trips to provide, help, and connect with people from different cultures was an amazing experience both professionally and personally. It showed me the priceless value of using your talents, skills, and resources to help people who really need it.
On a Personal Note |
I grew up in south San Jose, and have always loved living here. I feel so lucky to be able to live here and want to give back to this community. When I had the opportunity to open my practice here, I jumped at the chance. Helping improve the community by improving the health of the individuals within that community drives a lot of what I do.
Two things that always bring me joy and happiness are animals and nature.
On my days off I spend lots of quality time with my pets (or my friends' pets) and try to get outside and go hiking whenever the weather permits.
I have a cat named Chloe and a pet rat named Bella. I know what you're thinking- pet rats, really?? I got my first rat, Jello back in chiropractic school because I couldn't have cats or dogs in my apartment. It has been quite an adventure, but I love having them around.
Lastly, because I have quite a few food allergies, I end up cooking most of my meals at home. This has taught me to enjoy cooking very much. I try to share some of my favorite meals on my social media pages with you when I can, and I'm always up for trying out new recipes!