Dr. Warren M. Patch - Chiropractor, Ocean Beach, CA

Holistic Spine Care

When your spine is out of order, nothing in your life goes right. Yes, we specialize in spine care, but we don't just take care of bad backs and achy parts; we take care of whole people. A holistic approach to health is one that considers you as a complete living being with physical, chemical and mental attributes. That's why I designed the Triad of Health pamphlet below as a guide to holistic self-care so that you can play an important role in achieving and maintaining good health, naturally. Spinal adjustments are tailored to your needs each and every visit. I use several different techniques depending on the condition, including manual, instrument, and the Thompson drop-table adjustments.
Triad of Life - Physical, Chemical, Mental
Dr Warren M. Patch, Chiropractor

Keep your Triad of Life checklist handy where you can view it regularly and monitor your progress. Remember, if you make one change, positive or negative, it affects all three sides of the triad. It is a life's work to achieve and maintain good health. It is worth it. Persevere.

If you have any questions about the Triad of Life, or chiropractic, feel free to inquire. Dr. Patch is available on a limited basis for speaking engagements on the topic of Health and Chiropractic to students or public groups.

Warren M. Patch, D.C.
1952 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107


A native San Diegan and graduate of USD, Dr. Patch has been a licensed chiropractor since 1982. His family practice, located in Ocean Beach since summer 1984, is a holistic, health-based practice with emphasis on good posture, moderate exercise, healthy lifestyle, and the chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Patch is equally comfortable adjusting little bitty babies, robust athletes, semisedentary office workers, or venerable senior citizens. He is also a second-degree Reiki practitioner, which helps explain why his hands are so attuned to the artistry of the adjustment. His athletic, outdoor lifestyle-surfing, snow skiing, golf, camping, spear fishing-combined with his strong science grounding, fascination for the natural world and all walks of mankind make him an interesting, fun, empathic, and informative doctor.

The office is freeway convenient on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at the corner of Santa Monica.

Office hours: M,Tu,W, & F: 9-12 & 3-6
Thursday: Gone Surfing
Ocean Beach, CA at sunset
Dr Warren M. Patch, Chiropractor

The Triad of Life is fun and useful guide to your holistic Health-not just lack of disease or symptoms, but an exalted state of the highest, most perfect physical, chemical and spiritual function. The checklist within helps us manage the essential requirements of life, and gives us something to strive for. There are three sides to the triangle: Physical, Chemical and Mental. They are all interlinked; each side supports and affects the other two. Although you cannot stay alive without all three, of foremost importance is the physical, without which there would be no life form called You. You, as a conscious, living creature have the power to influence all three sides of the Triad. Here are my recommendations:


Avoid: injuries; lethargy; obesity; sitting all day; a slumped, tired, stiff and painful spine, with resultant loss of nerve energy or vital life force.

  • Walk, exercise, work, and play in a manner that recreates your body daily
  • Rest, sleep and take naps for refreshment and healing
  • Get chiropractic adjustments for an optimal spine and nervous system
  • Practice yoga, stretching, Qi Gong, or other revitalizing procedures daily
The expression of a healthy physical body includes: strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and a readiness to engage in either physical action or dynamic rest.
Triad of Life - Physical, Chemical, Mental


Avoid: poisons in food, drink and air; cigarette smoking; alcoholism, (drinking yourself into submission several times per week); drinking soda pop or coffee instead of pure, clean water; junk food addiction, (excess eating of non-nutritive, appetite-stimulating, crunchy, salty, sugary, fatty, MSG-laden packaged snacks or fast foods from the "Scarf and Barfs")

  • Eat organic, fresh, live food; 50% or more uncooked
  • Drink clean water without pollutants or chemicals
  • Breath in a long, slow and rhythmic manner
  • Take nutritional supplements to nourish and protect your cells
The ultimate sense of chemical health is dynamic energy, endurance, full oxygenation of your blood stream, and a bubbling abundance of happy polypeptides in your brain.


Avoid: negative mental ideas; feelings of fear, dread, hate, and hopelessness; lacking a sense of a higher purpose; consuming too much TV, newspapers and radio mind pollution.

  • Watch and manage your thoughts!
  • Build and maintain a constant attitude of joy, gratitude, love, praise and enthusiasm
  • Practice daily meditation, prayer, worship or communion with something greater than your self; attain peace and inspiration.
  • Live with a sense of purpose in your life; set goals, know why you are here
The ultimate feelings of good mental health are peace, love, bliss, joy, gratitude and enthusiasm.

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