Dr. Molly Meinhardt, DC
Dr. Molly first began their journey toward becoming a healer and holistic practitioner when their own health challenges perplexed conventional physicians, forcing Dr. Molly to look beyond what mainstream medicine had to offer in order to heal. After years of seeking, studying, and experimenting, they finally stumbled across chiropractic. Within two months of getting under care, they started experiencing relief that years of strict diets, various herbal remedies, and sundry other healing modalities had been unable to achieve. Dr. Molly knew then that they were meant to share this gift with others.
Dr. Molly uses a broad range of tools and techniques, tailored to individual patient’s needs and preferences. Their overall approach to care is guided by the principles of Biogeometric Integration (BGI). BGI applies to the human body the concept of tensegrity, the mechanism by which a balance of tension and compression throughout a system of struts and cables allows that system to function against gravity with minimal energetic output. By understanding how the entire body is interconnected, Dr. Molly can get right to the root of the issue to achieve the best results. Within that framework they integrate tools from a variety of techniques including chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and various subtle and energetic healing modalities.
Dr. Molly completed their undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. They graduated with the highest honors from the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Life University. They have also studied energy healing, stone medicine, and healing movement locally.
- Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the North Carolina Chiropractic Board of Examiners
- Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, 2018
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UNC Asheville, 2015
Craniosacral therapy addresses the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that nourishes and detoxifies the central nervous system, through gentle, subtle manipulation of the fascia around and within the cranium and along the length of the craniosacral pump. This modality aims to reestablish an uninhibited rhythmic flow between the brain and the rest of the body. It can be wonderfully supportive for anyone with a history of headaches or migraines, head trauma including concussion/TBI, mental stress or overwork (such as students, parents, busy professionals), as well as emotional trauma.
Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body. A practitioner will use gentle manipulations with the goal of improving mobility in your abdominal area.
At the core of Visceral Manipulation (VM) is ‘listening’ to the tissues with our hands. Through manual listening techniques, trained hands of a skilled practitioner feel where the tissues are pulling toward the areas of restriction, the areas where the body is not moving, and the areas of the greatest impact on the person’s wellbeing from the manual therapy perspective.
Visceral Manipulation is used to locate and solve problems throughout the body. It encourages the body’s own natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of organs, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance mobility of the musculoskeletal system through the connective tissue attachments, and influence general metabolism. If various tissues are restricted or organs are unable to move properly because of an injury, illness, accident, etc., then they do not function optimally.