Welcome to Gotham Healing Arts-the office of
DR. DAVID SIMPSON
Dr. Simpson diagnoses and treats patients with a comprehensive approach using the best in convention health and complimentary helath philosophies. He uses the three pointed triangle for the blue print to health: EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL. The chemical refers to natural and synthetic chemistry. Both have their place in this trangle, though they often can be viewed as being in different paradigms too.
Dr. Simpson was the skills to analyse and treat the whole person. Besides being a licenced, practicing CHIROPRACTOR for 22 years, he is a licenced MASSAGE THERAPIST, certified in EXERCISE rehabilitation and ORTHOPEDICS from LACC(Los Angeles Chiropractic Colege), and a NY State qualified NUTRITIONIST.
My New York City Chiropractic practice specializes in treating a variety of conditions, from the more common lower back pain and neck pain to problems in the arms, legs, and jaw. Our NYC Chiropractic services also include chiropractic treatments and therapeutic procedures for the following conditions:
- Tennis elbow
- Sports Injuries
- torn meniscus
- frozen shoulder
- carpal tunnel
- chronic fatigue
- adrenal dysfunction
- inflammatory arthritis
As a LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST there is often a great deal of need to do soft tissue massage techniques during treatment sessions. I also focus a lot of treatment on exercise rehabilitation, ergonomic postural education, and neuromuscular re-education (I am CERTIFIED in EXERCISE REHABILITATION). Many of my patients need nutrition to feel better; some want to be preventive. I use a specialized applied kinesiology technique (NRT or Nutrition Response Testing) to analyze and recommend a specific diet and supplementation program. Some patients need laboratory testing to determine a program. In terms of pain management, my goal is to get you out of pain, keep you out of pain, and make you more self-sufficient. Joint manipulation or "chiropractic adjustments" are a large part of my chiropractor practice, but I consider it to be one of many total health chiropractic and therapeutic procedures I use, and is not always the most important one. I can also provide information about improving your diet, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health. The Gotham Healing Arts Center also provides space for an excellent ACUPUNCTURIST and MASSAGE THERAPIST.
Diagnose this: Applied Muscle Testing ferrets out your allergies, bad boyfriends, and more
Sure, patients come to chiropractors for adjustments. But for David Simpson, D.C, a New York City chiropractor for 25-plus years, it’s your life he wants to help straighten out, not just your spine.
Simpson is leading a whole-being approach to chiropractics called applied kinesiology (AK), or applied muscle testing. It’s a diagnostic practice used ferret out the substances that ail your body—from the food you eat to things you’re exposed to, like a bossy boyfriend or chlorine bleach—and aims to make you feel better with proper nutrition, supplements, and life changes.
Most New Yorkers visit Simpson for lower back pain or tendonitis, for which he uses massage, chiropractic and physical therapies. But if the patient doesn’t improve after a few weeks, he switches to a mind-body approach. “If there’s little or no progress, then we look for something in their lives on a functional, day-to-day level that’s preventing them from healing,” Simpson explains. “I take into account everything from past emotional traumas to their present environment, which in New York City, could easily be causing it.”
These vials contain "trigger substances" that reveal your body's sensitivities
While Simpson can’t exorcise your childhood issues or control the city’s air quality, he can help you identify your stressors. He administers a test that assesses your strength when exposed to irritants. Kind of a cross between that carnival mallet-and-gong game and traditional allergy testing.This is how it works: You lie down face-up, with your arm raised so it’s perpendicular to the floor. He applies pressure to your arm, which you press against without too much effort. He then tests how your arm withstands pressure when he places small glass vials filled with potential triggers, right beneath your sternum. The vials might contain substances like wheat, nuts, dry cleaning chemicals, and a nefarious-sounding “bacteria/viruses.” Depending on the contents, you may not be able to keep your arm raised, and these are the perpetrators that may be making your muscles weak and your body ill.I confess I was a total skeptic: I didn’t understand how exactly stressors in small glass vials affected the way my muscles functioned. But time and again, I couldn’t hold the pressure of his arm when the he placed the wheat vial on my stomach. (I got a second opinion from an acupuncturist who also diagnosed my digestive vigor as “weak” and recommended I cut out gluten.)
Dr. David Simpson
After identifying the substances you should avoid, Simpson will coach you on the right foods to eat. He likes the Eat Right For Your Blood Type Diet, and may also recommend supplements such as probiotics or digestive enzymes, and suggest ways on how to reduce stress, always a key factor. Depending on your medical history or situation, he may co-treat you with another doctor or alternative medicine specialist.
Simpson acknowledges that while the testing isn’t foolproof, he sees AK as a useful diagnostic tool. “I’ve had cases where I’ve prevented unnecessary surgery with supplements, or someone addressed their failing marriage, got divorced, and the pain evaporated. But there are much harder cases,” he says. “I’m always looking for the connections between what’s happening in a patient’s body, their diet, and their mental hygiene, so I can guide them. Muscle testing extends my ability to do this.”—Bora Chang