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Hi, I'm Dr. Carol Shwery

I’ve been a dedicated healthcare practitioner for over 40 years and am committed to helping people find the root causes of their health challenges in order to improve and restore their health. I love to spend time with my family, garden, practice yoga, dance, and continue learning and practicing health and healing.


I am a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, specializing in Applied Kinesiology and non-force techniques. I am certified as a Clinical Nutritionist, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Doctor, Menopause-Type Doctor, and am certified in Functional medicine by the Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine and am a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine. I have received the distinguished honor of being considered a Center of Excellence business and also the award of Best Chiropractor in Santa Cruz, CA. 


My Story


At this time in my life, my friends tell me that I’m the Energizer Bunny and I have an abundance of energy. I can work in my  garden for eight hours a day, and do whatever I want with joy and with grace.

But it wasn’t always this way. Eighteen years ago, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor after a five year struggle. The fourteen hour operation left me paralyzed on one side of my body. I was incapable of functioning on a physical or mental level. I had to relearn how to do the most basic of things. My recovery and the life I lead today is considered a miracle by all accounts, and would not have happened without the help of Functional Medicine and Chiropractic. I truly am grateful for this experience that has made me a better person as well as a better doctor by far.


Let's Create Your Success Story!

I treat people from one day to 100 years old. I particularly love caring for people who are struggling with their health and want to feel their best in their 40s, 50s, and beyond, because of my own midlife battle with a brain tumor and inspirational return to health. We really can age younger!

If you are experiencing issues with aches and pains, low energy levels, mood, brain fog, weight gain, slowing metabolism, gut issues, blood sugar, or just want to improve your body or fear declining health – I may be the doc for you!

My mission is to share my knowledge about the wonderful partnership of self-care and natural healthcare. Let’s find your root causes and fix them – together, so you can feel fantastic too! 

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