Dr. Gabriel Ariciu, DC received his practical nursing certificate from Ozarks Technical Community College and a Bachelors in Religious Studies from Missouri State University, both in Springfield, MO. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University in Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Ariciu has completed over 300 hours of postgraduate education in Systems Health Care, Applied Kinesiology, nutrition, functional medicine, and physical rehabilitation.
He is certified in Systems Health Care and Applied Kinesiology. His library is ever growing with books on various topics and he strives to keep up-to-date on the most effective care for his patients.
Dr. Ariciu and his wife of 5 years currently reside in Fayetteville, AR.
Everything I do, I do because I believe in challenging the status quo in healthcare. Chronic, lifelong illnesses are becoming the norm. I believe in thinking differently. The way I challenge the status quo is by finding the root cause. It is by going upstream and finding what is truly the culprit. The course I follow is personal to me.
I became a nurse because I wanted to help others, I wanted to serve them. Loved ones close to me deal with chronic illness and I wanted to be able to help. But working as a nurse, I became disillusioned to the conventional approach. I saw patients on multiple medications continue to slide into further and further impairment and sickness. My soul often cried out there must be more. Furthermore, I dealt with chronic debilitating migraines. I was told I would have to be on medication for the rest of my life and that I would still have migraines. However, I did not let this deter me, but it became an additional catalyst that guided me to natural alternatives. I searched and searched. I studied, I went to different doctors, and I prayed hoping to find relief. I changed my career path, leaving behind nursing and medical school to attend chiropractic college. Finally, while attending a seminar during school I was able to find a practitioner who revealed the underlying cause of my migraines. It was something I would have never tried. He found that I was sensitive to gluten. To this day, I have not had a migraine since unless I ate something accidently with gluten in it. Since then he has become a mentor to me. I learned a technique called applied kinesiology and under his tutelage I learned Systems Health Care (SHC). SHC is a systematic approach that allows a practitioner to effectively and efficiently diagnose and treat a patient’s issues.
After all that has been said, my goal is to help others find the same relief I have found, to take their healthcare into their own hands and obtain optimal health. To not have to rely on a broken system, medication, or someone else for the rest of their lives. Essentially, my goal is to inspire hope. For it exists in great abundance.
To quote The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had word them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.