Global Service Trips
Give. Do. Love. Serve.
When you attend Life West, you will be attending a college dedicated to service and sharing the benefits of chiropractic. You will have the opportunity to provide natural health care to those most in need through the chiropractic adjustment. You’ll have the chance to travel through our service trips, and witness the power of chiropractic yourself as you work in some of the most under-served communities in the world. Let’s make a lasting imprint that will be transformational, not only to the lives you serve, but to your own.
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San Francisco’s Mission District
This humanitarian program, sponsored by Life Chiropractic College West, is a student/faculty coalition that provides complimentary chiropractic care to those in the San Francisco Bay Area with little or no access to health care.
The program was founded in August 2008 by two Life West students and the Life West Academic Counselor, who shared a desire to serve the health needs of those in our own backyard. Communities right here in the U.S. are experiencing many of the same conditions as disadvantaged populations in third-world countries.
Life West India Service Trip
Life West works with the Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors, Sant Nirankari Mission and doctors from all over the world to serve thousands of people from the India community during these service trips to India.
The chiropractic clinic is part of a larger event attended by thousands and thousands of people. Many of them have never experienced chiropractic care, and students and staff report seeing amazing responses to the care they give.
Life West Tonga Service Trip
Life West travels three times a year to Tonga to deliver care in a two-day chiropractic clinic.
The first trip came after a visit from Dr. Saia Piukala, Tonga’s health minister, in 2018. Students, staff and faculty members from Life West traveled to the Kingdom of Tonga in December 2018 for an initial visit to provide free chiropractic care to the public, and regular trips have occurred since that first visit.
Expanding our reach
Additional service trips in the planning stages
Life Chiropractic College West has a legacy of commitment to service. Our vision is to share chiropractic with the world, creating a brighter future for humanity.
We’re planning service trips to Panama, and we hope to add China and Africa in the near future. We’ve also held clinics for active-duty military and veterans in San Francisco’s East Bay area, and we’re expanding our care and service throughout the Bay Area.
In addition to service trips, Life West is establishing permanent clinics so that we can continue to deliver care beyond our service trips. Look for a clinic in Tonga next.
“The humility and gratitude for life from each and every person I met brought my heart to a place of peace and love like I had never felt before. It was an honor to both experience the feeling building in me and to have it reflected back into each and every person I laid my hand on.”
“They didn’t come in with any preconceived notions about chiropractic. They were there to heal. We made the adjustment, wished them the best, and saw how far they came. It was incredible.“
“That experience will forever inform the way that I care for people, because I’ve now learned that language in my hands and in my tone of voice and in my eye contact.”
“As part of the culture in the Nirankari Mission, it is customary to touch the feet of the other person when greeting them. After the adjustment, he knelt down on the ground and touched his head to my feet, which my translator told me was the highest form of respect.”
“The India trip was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had in Chiropractic. I would most definitely recommend it to anyone considering, and I even look forward to going back one day! I am still processing the experience, and a bit beyond words, however, I think it is safe to say that the India trip embodies the concept of Give, Do, Love, Serve and even takes it one step further: Give, Do, Love, Serve, GROW!”
“Sometimes you only need one adjustment to make the biggest impact on an individual. We were able to ask people to come back, and we would see huge improvements in such a short amount of time.“
“We were able to have faith in what we were doing, and that it was effective and safe. You can’t put a price on being able to feel what we were doing was the right thing.“
Want to continue exploring Life West’s commitment to service?
You might enjoy reading through some of the articles below about how Life West shares chiropractic with the world.