Dr. Janet Cheng is a chiropractor and reorganizational healing practitioner in Athens, GA. She was born and raised in New York City, and never considered leaving (or learning how to drive) until she fell in love in and with Georgia. (She has since gotten her license, slowed down her walking pace, but still says “you guys” instead of “y’all.”) Dr. Janet graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA with honors and is recognized for her commitment to vitalism, the philosophy that the body is a self-organizing, self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing organism.
Chiropractic showed up unexpectedly in Dr. Janet’s life during her an academic leave from New York University. What started as a part-time position became a full-time dedication as she saw countless lives touched by the power of gentle and specific chiropractic care. On the weekends, she frequented seminars with her chiropractor to learn more about how to support these healing processes within. She was inspired by the empowered changes that patients made in their own lives, seemingly of their own accord, and wanted to know more.
As people took ownership of their own lives all around her, Dr. Janet saw these changes mirrored in her personal life as well. For years, she had coped with depression and anxiety without truly living. Over time, something changed as she found herself choosing foods and relationships that nourished her body and soul while letting go of those that no longer fit her way of being anymore. One day, while on the adjusting table, she remembers looking up at Dr. Lisa Kirsch, her chiropractor, friend, mentor and inspiration, and asking, “Do you think that I could become a chiropractor too?” That, my friends, is how Dr. Janet ended up in Georgia.
Dr. Janet moved to Athens, GA in January 2017, and has been living it up ever since. She’s been fortunate enough to travel often during her lifetime, and is always on the lookout for the next adventure. She loves creating delicious meals in her kitchen, trying new craft beers, finding new and fun ways to move her body (right now: acro yoga!) and expanding her mind (zen meditation anyone?)
It is Dr. Janet’s personal mission to foster conscious connection in the community of Athens. She believes that self-awareness is the key to peaceful coexistence on earth, and it begins with each person that walks through her doors.