Dr. Mindi Miller Jentes, wife of Grace Brethren pastor Mike Jentes (he’s on staff at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, Calif. and serves as coordinator of mobilization initiatives at Encompass World Partners), is featured on VoyageLA, an online news site that serves the Los Angeles area. She tells of her journey to become a chiropractor and opening a practice in Los Alamitos, Calif. (She is also the daughter of former Grace Brethren pastor, church planter, and church-planting coach, Kurt Miller and his wife, Anecia.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Meet Dr. Mindi Jentes of Brio Wellness Center in Los Alamitos
Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Mindi Jentes.
Dr. Jentes, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began my chiropractic journey not long after I had given birth to the last of my 4 children. My own birth was traumatic and caused spinal problems. As a result, I lived with tremendous migraine headaches for over thirty years. During my pregnancies, these headaches subsided and my overall joint pain decreased. However, between pregnancies, all my pain would return. After giving birth to my youngest child, my headaches fired up with a vengeance. The chronic joint pain became so severe it was in bed most every day for nearly a year. I was not able to attend many of my children’s school field trips, go to school events, or do much of my daily activities around the house because of the constant daily pain. I sought help from my primary doctor as well as my OBGYN. No one had any answers and told me I needed to manage my stress better.
Seeing my health rapidly declining, a friend of mine, referred me to a chiropractor who utilized a specialized technique called Activator Methods. I figured if he could do something to get rid of the headaches, I could deal with the rest of my pain. After just a few visits, my headaches were gone and my joint pain began to fade. Within 5 months of frequent weekly visits, I was no longer debilitated and was able to run around the bases with my children for the first time EVER! After 8 months of weekly visits, I had my life back! It was then, my chiropractors asked me if I would work for them running the front desk. I couldn’t believe it! Not only did they give me my life back, they offered me a job in a profession that changed my life! I will never forget the day husband in tears shook my chiropractor’s hand and said, “Thank you for giving me my wife back!”
The amazing life transformations I witnessed in that chiropractic office were incredible! I witnessed people with chronic diseases go into remission. I witnessed babies with birth trauma make a full recovery. I witnessed elderly patients who stood completely hunched over, return to standing fully erect. I witnessed people in severe pain with anger issues, become some of the most fun-loving people. I witnessed whole families maintaining a chiropractic lifestyle because they would rather invest in their longevity than other luxury items. I saw my husband’s and our children’s health transform before my very eyes!
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