Dr. Alisa Gates and the staff at Body Equilibrium offer a variety of holistic procedures and services to help heal the body without costly medications or surgery. If you suffer from back pain, stiff neck, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, or other neurological disorders, please call us for a free consultation to see if we can help you.

Below is a list of some holistic and pain-free treatments we provide at our Charlottesville VA downtown office:

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a drug-free, all-natural approach to health.  The profession emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of biomechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system.  The most common conditions treated include: Neck pain, headaches, mid back pain, lower back pain, herniated or “slipped disc”, sciatica, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome and sports related injuries. We also treat patients with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatique Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy and other musculoskeletal conditions.


Acupuncture is a form of therapy that promotes natural healing of the body. The science and art of acupuncture involves inserting needles into specific points along the meridians of the body.  It is a safe and effective natural therapy and an increasingly popular form of care that is used by a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. The major benefits of acupuncture are as follows:

  • Drug-free pain relief
  • Assist in prevention of disease
  • Treats both the cause and the symptom
  • Holistic approach enhancing the mind-body connection

Peripheral Neuropathy

Sharp, shooting or burning pains in your hands or feet may be symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy (PN).

Until now, most people suffering with PN choose between taking medications or simply learning to “live” with the pain and other symptoms. At Body Equilibrium, we offer the Total Peripheral Neuropathy Program ™. It’s not just an improvement in the quality of your life – it’s getting your normal life back.

Neurological Relief Center Technique

Do you suffer with severe pain, chronic fatigue, headaches/migraines, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Restless Leg Sydrome (RLS)? These are just a few examples of the neurological symptoms that physicians, including Dr. Alisa Gates, have successfully treated with NRTC (Neurologic Relief Center Technique) a non-invasive, hands-on therapy specifically designed to treat chronic pain caused by meningeal compression in the spine.

As just one of three physicians in the State of Virginia trained in NRCT, Dr. Gates does not eliminate or cure Fibromyalgia or other neurological conditions. Instead, her goal is to reduce the CSF pressure and/or meningeal compression that causes neurological disorders. In most cases, this procedure involves little or no pain.

If you are a candidate for treatment, Dr. Gates will use a combination of non-invasive techniques to relieve the meningeal compression of the spine with the intent of lessening negative symptoms, which usually means pain reduction. The length & frequency of treatment varies to meet individual conditions. Every body is different, each condition is different in what stage or severity it is and each case we treat is different; therefore it treatments may take days, weeks or even months to bring relief. When treating the most severe cases, we approach treatments with the consideration that the condition most likely has developed over many years.

Hormone Balance

Hormone imbalance is a widely misdiagnosed condition, especially in men. Hormones regulate much of the body’s function and are produced by the endocrine glands & released into the bloodstream to reach various parts of the body. Both genders have these glands and excessive or reduced production of hormones may result in imbalance. Hormone imbalance symptoms include excessive hair growth, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, low sex drive, water retention, PMS, sudden weight gain, depression or acne in all ages.

Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing & Detoxification

The average person takes in an more than 82,000 different toxins PER WEEK through the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe. A full history of the person’s work and living habits can help pinpoint potential heavy metal sources. Heavy metal toxicity symptoms include a hyper or hypo thyroid (70% of women have sluggish thyroids from heavy metal toxicity), fatigue, problems losing weight, dry skin or hair loss, getting cold easily and neurological imbalance. We now have the least expensive and best instant urine test to measure the removal of toxic chemicals. We can immediately tell what toxic chemicals are in the body!

Adrenal Fatigue/Ragland’s Test

Adrenal fatigue (also known as hypoadrenia) is a condition that is slow to set in, therefore, very deceptive. People are often treated for anxiety and other symptoms, without consideration of an underlying condition. These manifestations of adrenal fatigue have a cause and should be taken very seriously as the adrenal glands are ground zero for stress management. Ragland’s Test is a painless, simple postural blood pressure check.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us  today for your free consultation.  We look forward to helping you feel your very best!