Dr. Carol Billingsley
Dr. Carol Billingsley is a 4th-generation chiropractor whose skillful chiropractic adjustments have been the impetus of healing for thousands of people during 30 years in private practice in Conyers-Covington, GA. Her keen insight into how to revitalize the body and her great love for others has drawn people to Georgia from all over the world…Read More[show less]
to receive her expert and unique care; and she also provides fly-out service for those who cannot come to her.
Dr. Billingsley is also known as an excellent teacher and speaker who engages a wide variety of audiences while she educates them about true health and well-being.
Dr. Billingsley grew up around and was personally educated and mentored by some of the greatest minds in the fields of chiropractic, psychology, personal development and the mind-body-spirit connection. From her youth, Dr. Billingsley knew that she possessed a gift of healing, and that by placing her hands on people, they would get well. These influential leaders expanded Dr. Billingsley’s personal vision to help as many people as she could to experience health in their bodies, reach their full potential and succeed in life.
It was the dynamic Dr. Sid Williams, founder of Life University, the largest chiropractic college in the world, who drew Dr. Billingsley into chiropractic as the optimum pathway to heal and serve others. In 1980, she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. Dr. Clay Thompson, the originator of the Thompson-Palmer technique and tables, taught Dr. Billingsley the art of delivering the most effective chiropractic adjustments. A natural and gifted practitioner of this technique, she taught it to hundreds of chiropractic students in a highly acclaimed class at Life University.
As with her education in chiropractic, Dr. Billingsley’s spiritual and personal growth was nurtured along by legendary leaders as well. Among them is Dr. Bob Proctor, founder of the modern science of success and of The Secret fame. Dr. Proctor referred people to Dr. Billingsley for care, and also recommended that she study under Patricia Hayes, whose pioneering work trained millions that right-brain development of spiritual consciousness was possible. Tapping once again into a natural talent, Dr. Billingsley quickly mastered Ms. Hayes’ concepts and turned around to teach them to others, holding 2-1/2 day conferences in New York and Toronto, where one of the attendees was Mary Ann Luckett. Together they founded the Billingsley-Luckett Chiropractic Life Center in 1985.
Another influential mentor was Uell Stanley Andersen, an unforgettable lecturer and the author of Three Magic Words: The Key to Power, Peace and Plenty, who summarized the psychology of winning as learning to create instead of compete.
In all of these, Dr. Billingsley’s most cherished quality is love, which she received as a gift upon her mother’s passing. “Love is an energy that connects us to each other,” Dr. Billingsley explains, “and I really like to be connected.”
Her love manifests in a variety of ways in the community. For example, in response to a shooting at a local high school in Conyers, Dr. Billingsley and Dr. Luckett conceived a powerful program for 6th graders called Welcoming the Differences, that dissolves the isolation of loners that often precedes an attack.
In addition, Dr. Billingsley volunteered at a local middle school for 10 years, and as a mentor for children at risk and as a foster parent, opening her home to many children since 2000. She is an adoptive parent to three children, a grown daughter and two young sons. She is also a great lover of animals and often shelters them too.
Less known is that Dr. Billingsley majored in English at the University of Florida, and carries a deep and abiding love for art, literature and especially poetry. The next time you’re in for an adjustment, ask her to recite a poem; then watch her eyes light up and prepare to be inspired and transported along with her to another dimension.
Dr. Mary Ann Luckett
Dr. Mary Ann Luckett is an international health coach and gifted chiropractic healer who specializes in atlas adjustment, infant care and critical-care cases often considered incurable. Patients have travelled from as far as Australia to Georgia in order to receive the comprehensive and extraordinary care she provides to her patients…Read More[show less]
She is also the founder of the Absolute Health Club that disseminates information worldwide on the web
Dr. Luckett’s ability to heal and restore the smallest and sickest among us comes from a unique combination of excellent education, 15 years of hands-on care for thousands of patients, and her own firsthand experience of overcoming a debilitating, ‘incurable’ disease and a learning disability so severe that in first grade it was announced to her class that she would never be able to learn to read or write.
Now a published author and a vibrant example of having healed herself of the Epstein-Barr virus, Dr. Luckett is passionate about helping others recover from disease, illness, injury and the effects of poor nutrition so that they can experience life with renewed vitality and enough energy to fully enjoy their lives and families.
It was while in the throes of the E-B virus, her strength gone, daily fevers for eight years and near death, that she received a special type of chiropractic adjustment and felt an immediate rush of health through her body, and with it, the belief that she could recover. Traditional medicine had offered her unlimited antibiotics and antidepressants, but no hope of healing. In that moment, receiving an atlas adjustment from Dr. Matthew Sweat, son of the originator of the method, she determined to become a chiropractor and help others come back from brink of death to health.
Dr. Luckett graduated from Life University with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1998. This feat was fostered by the discovery that severe dyslexia had caused her lifelong learning difficulties, which she had masterfully masked. With supportive techniques, she was finally able to comprehend and excel.
She furthered her studies as a seven-year apprentice to Dr. Carol Phillips, who applied the cranial-sacral advances of Dr. John Upledger to infants. Dr. Upledger’s research into the cause and treatment of malfuctions of the brain and spinal cord earned him a spot in TIME magazine’s 2001 list of the Next Wave of Innovators. It was during this time that Dr. Luckett’s giftedness with infants emerged, and since then she has participated in the healing of hundreds of babies from all kinds of health challenges.
Becoming a foster parent in 1998 exposed Dr. Luckett to another level of need in our society, seeing foster children with bag of pills – one to sleep, one to wake up, one to sit still, one to be happy – as well as the cycles of abuse and their effects on children and families. She and Dr. Billingsley were inspired to learn more ways to help children and ween them off of these dangerous drugs, which they did successfully. It also set Dr. Luckett on a path to see the bigger connections between food, nutrition, environment and health and to develop protocols and launch education and care to support Absolute Health in everyone who seeks it.
Dr. Luckett is an avid community volunteer who mentored at-risk elementary school children for 10 years at a local middle school and donated a year of full-time service to help build the Horse Park that hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics equine events in Atlanta.
Since 2000, she has been a Rockdale County foster parent, providing an interim home and care for many children. Dr. Luckett is the adoptive mother of three, a grown daughter and two young sons, whom she nurtured to health from unstable beginnings. As a mother, when she learns new information about how to be healthy and raise healthy children, she applies it at home, including eliminating processed and GMO foods, to great results.
In 1999, as a response to a local school shooting, she and Dr. Billingsley created a program for 6th graders called Welcoming the Differences, which helps prevent school violence by drawing children perceived as outsiders into new friendships.
Dr. Luckett is the author of An Answer From Heaven, the true story of one of her patients who had a near death experience during which he met the “I AM” and had all of his questions answered, along with those of many readers. Her second book, INSERT NAME, will be published in 2014.
Dr. Luckett was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her early career includes a short, successful stint as a pharmaceutical saleswoman that was long enough to gain an insider’s perspective on the influence of big pharma on medical doctors. She also managed a cardiac rehabilitation program that provided developmental research for cardio-vascular health tests, and was instrumental in the first studies of the effects of meditation and exercise on well-being in the workplace that took place in Canada. In that course of that work, she attended a seminar taught by Dr. Carol Billingsley and the two began teaching together. Dr. Luckett emigrated to the United States in 1985 to establish the Billingsley-Luckett Chiropractic Life Center with Dr. Billingsley. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Luckett managed the practice.
In all cases, Dr. Luckett educates people wherever she goes, connects with her patients soul-to-soul, and contributes her part in the miraculous self-healing abilities of the human body and the Intelligent Life Force.
Dr. Aaron Rossi
Dr. Aaron Rossi is a 3rd generation chiropractor whose life reflects the diligent application of the practice, principles and philosophy of chiropractic as a lifestyle that he calls “Life Affirming Empowerment.” Dr. Rossi’s passion is twofold: first, delivering excellent chiropractic care to his patients…Read More[show less]
and second, educating and inviting others to adopt his chiropractic lifestyle so that they too can experience a heightened level of health, happiness and well being.
In 2004, Dr. Rossi received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, where he was elected student body president and under his leadership was able to unite the student body during the most challenging time in the school’s history.
For four years, Dr. Rossi operated his own private practice, closing it in 2009 and relocating to Canada, his wife’s homeland. Seven months later, he initiated an opportunity to return to the US and join the Billingsley-Luckett Chiropractic Life Center.
Dr. Rossi is a central and stabilizing figure in the practice who wields tremendous influence among staff and patients alike because of his integrity, positive attitude, radiant health, and his commitment to the highest ethical standards of personal and professional conduct. “Chiropractic is a spiritual thing to me,” Dr. Rossi states. “When I adjust someone, I’m helping them connect to themselves and to God. When I adjust someone, I picture light going through them.”
Raised in a home in which both parents were chiropractors and created an extremely healthy and drug-free environment for him, Dr. Rossi has never received a vaccination, taken an antibiotic or even an aspirin. He has never experienced an ear ache. He was routinely exposed to the brightest minds in chiropractic and natural health care, and was inspired by them. Attending a chiropractic conference at the age of 12 where both parents were featured speakers, he declared during an open microphone session that one day he too would be a great chiropractor and help many people. Also in attendance and witness to his passion for chiropractic were Drs. Carol Billingsley and Mary Ann Luckett, colleagues of Dr. Rossi’s parents.
Throughout childhood and in school, while participating in soccer, wrestling, track and cross country, and now in professional and married life, Dr. Rossi experiences excellent health and wellbeing; and his passion for chiropractic has never wavered.
His hope is that during his lifetime many more people will come to understand and take advantage of the full potential of regular chiropractic care, not just to relieve pain, but to support peak performance and optimum wellbeing. Toward that end, Dr. Rossi teaches classes weekly at the Billingsley-Luckett office on a wide variety of health topics, including: Health Resiliency Training and his most recent lecture, Life Affirming Empowerment: The Secret to Health. He also publishes a blog, A Health Philosophy.
Dr. Rossi is married to Brigitte, a chiropractor and fellow graduate of Life University, and together they have established a healthy, drug-free environment for their family. They are the parents of four children, all of whom were born at their home: Avery, Alex, Liam, and Evianna. With fatherhood as a high priority in his life, Dr. Rossi spends most of his free time playing tag and wrestling with his children, and if he gets a chance, gives Dungeons and Dragons a go.
Dr. Rossi’s life motto is: First, know your purpose and work hard towards it; second, love your family and make sure they know it; third, know yourself and be true.
Ms. Marcy Ballard
Marcy is the Accounts Manager, overseeing insurance, finances, payment arrangements, customer service and patient advocacy since 1995. “I’m here to help our patients get everything they can possibly get out of their chiropractic care,” Marcy says. “I strive to make their health as important to them as it is to us.”…Read More[show less]
Marcy loves the more natural lifestyle. She and her husband live on a farm with horses, Little Gal, Scout and Dee; dogs, Nugget and Grace, and cats, Loke, Opal and Smudge, as well as Dr. Billingsley’s steer, Bulldozer. They raise as much of their own food as they can, including beef, chickens, eggs and vegetables.
Personal: I love the more natural lifestyle. My husband and I live on a farm with our horses, Little Gal, Scout and Dee; our dogs, Nugget and Grace, and our cats, Loke, Opal and Smudge, plus Dr. Carol’s steer, Bulldozer
We raise as much of our own food as we can in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, including beef, chickens, eggs and vegetable gardens.
Expertise: All things Insurance and Finances, Payment Arrangements, Customer Service, Patient Advocacy.
Passion: I’m here to help our patients get everything they can possibly get out of their chiropractic care. I strive to make their health as important to them as it is to us.
Ms. Jane McGhee
Jane joined the team in 1998 as a Chiropractic Assistant. She works the front desk and is passionate about patient advocacy. “I love my job because I get to see people be healed every day,”Jane says “I believe in chiropractic. I like the way our chiropractors educate patients – that’s a real benefit for them…Read More[show less]
The office is like a second home for me.” Jane loves children and babies and had a 20-year career in daycare. She has three sons, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She and her husband owned a stable for more than 20 years, traveling all over the states showing racking horses such as Tennessee Walkers, and they won several state championships. Jane was widowed in 1998.
Personal: I love children and babies. I’ve worked in daycare for more than 20 years. I have three sons, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. My husband and I owned a stable for more than 20 years, traveling all over the states showing racking horses, Tennessee-walker types, and we won several state championships. I was widowed in 1998
Expertise: Front Desk and Patient Advocacy
Passion: I love my job because I get to see people be healed every day. I believe in chiropractic, and I like the way our chiropractors educate patients – that’s a real benefit. The office is like a second home for me.”
Ms. Pam Jones
Pam joined the team in 2011 as a Chiropractic Assistant. She works the front desk, answers the phone and handles appointments and payments. “I believe in what I do because I’ve seen chiropractic change people’s lives,” Pam says, “ and I like helping them…Read More[show less]
apply it in their lives and daily routines.” Pam is the mother of six and is deeply committed to Upwards, the youth basketball program at her church. She also loves crochet, cross stitch, painting and general crafting.
Personal: I’m a mother of six, and I’m very committed to Upwards, my church basketball program. I love crafting – crochet, cross stitch, painting and general crafts.
Expertise: Front Desk, Phone, Appointments, Payments
Passion: I believe in what I do because I’ve seen chiropractic change people’s lives and I like helping them apply it in their lives and daily routines.
From the Founders: Our Practice Philosophy
We are passionate Chiropractors, and true believers in the value of Chiropractic Care for overall health and vitality; more specifically, we are true believers in the caliber of chiropractic doctors that we are, and the quality of chiropractic care that we deliver. We founded Billingsley-Luckett Chiropractic Life Center in 1985,…Read More[show less]
We founded Billingsley-Luckett Chiropractic Life Center in 1985, and since then we have participated in the healing and recovery of thousands of people, some of whom you can read about in the testimonials. Four pillars uphold our Practice Philosophy
We founded Billingsley-Luckett Chiropractic Life Center in 1985, and since then we have participated in the healing and recovery of thousands of people, some of whom you can read about in the testimonials.
We believe you can only give away what you’ve got. So to the best of our ability, we walk our talk. We seek the best information about how to be healthy, and as we learn, we put our new knowledge into practice in our own lives. We eat healthy, we meditate, we reduce stress, we’re active and we receive regular chiropractic adjustments. It hasn’t always been that way, and it hasn’t been an easy path to follow. Going through the process of healing ourselves, educating ourselves and continually evolving our health consciousness gives us incredible empathy for our patients and makes us better chiropractors.
Chiropractic doctors, just as medical doctors and other professionals, are not interchangeable. We all vary widely from individual to individual in our level of skill, knowledge and expertise. We believe it’s wise and worthwhile to entrust one’s health only to the best practitioners. So when we use the term ‘chiropractor’ or ‘chiropractic,’ we are referring to our caliber of chiropractic care: We’ve consistently obtained excellent results for patients of all ages, from all walks of life, from all over the world, with all kinds of challenges over the course of 30 years in business. Based on those results, you can rest assured you’ve found the best.
Chiropractic has evolved in significant ways over the years. If you’re still thinking that chiropractic care is only to relieve pain, or only as a last resort when Western medicine fails, or thinking of chiropractors only as ‘bone crunchers,’ then we’ve got even better news for you: Chiropractic is the gateway to optimum health and vitality, and that’s now proven with scientific research (see next section, ‘The Science Behind the Practice’).
Our goal is to deliver excellent chiropractic care to our patients, and to inspire each person to live his or her healthiest lifestyle. A chiropractic adjustment is the art of chiropractic in motion; the science refers to the understanding and application of the principles behind it. We commit to being great at both.
Keeping all of that in mind, we want to introduce the four pillars that uphold our Practice Philosophy.
- Trust the Intelligent Life Force
- Deliver Neuro-Based Chiropractic Care
- Teach our Patients to Seek Chiropractic First
- Disburse Empowering Education
1. Trust the Intelligent Life Force
This refers to an understanding that the same intelligent life force that creates each human body also imbues each one to be self-healing. Our bodies work hard to express health, maintain health and to recover from illnesses and other conditions that threaten our health. We trust the intelligence of the body’s life force: it is the healer, and we are the instruments. We work with it, not against it, to unleash its self-healing functions more fully in our patients with every touch and interaction. This is a 180-degree difference between chiropractic care and Western medicine, which is based on treating symptoms with interventions that usually disrupt the body’s natural healing abilities.
2. Deliver Neuro-Based Chiropractic Care
We have a brain-body based approach to chiropractic care in which the central nervous system is of primary focus and everything else is secondary. When you understand the body as three systems in one – passive, active and control – the significance of our approach becomes clear.
- The Passive System refers to the bones and joints. These provide structure, attachment points and the potential for movement, but do nothing on their own.
- The Active System refers to the muscles. They provide the power for movement, elimination and respiration, but do nothing on their own.
- The Control System refers to the central nervous system – the brain and the spinal cord. This is the central organizing authority that controls the passive and active systems, function, defense, recovery, healing and metabolism.
The focus of our chiropractic adjustments is to affect the control system with the intent to create harmony within all of the body’s systems. Everything in the body is controlled by the brain: When the brain is functioning well, the body functions well. When the body is able to communicate its needs back to the brain without interruption, the body functions well. The importance of understanding this cannot be overstated. For example, where does the body experience pain? Our immediate answer is, ‘in the part that hurts.’ However, consider that a person with an amputated limb often experiences what we call ‘phantom pain.’ The limb is gone, but the person feels pain in it. So what part of the body generates pain? Pain is generated by the brain. It always was and is.
Problems occur when the brain-body’s ability to regulate itself is impaired. There are many causes for this, including compromised air, water, food and chronic stress, but the primary reason is subluxations. A subluxation is when there is less than optimum nerve function somewhere in the nervous system.
Someone can get a subluxation from how they laid in their mother’s womb, through birth, falls, accidents, posture, illnesses, body structure and emotions. We could combine all of these events and call them ‘stressors.’
The reason chiropractic is so effective is that the adjustment increases brain wave activity, which in turn sends an increase of health messages to the body, which then heals and repairs the body. It resets the whole system. When the brain is invigorated, it clears, realigns and re-establishes the self-healing pathways of the Intelligent Life Force.
3. Teach our Patients to Seek Chiropractic First
In addition to the scientifically proven benefits of regular, life-time chiropractic adjustments, we believe chiropractic care is the best support for the body’s self-healing functions when sickness, disease or injury occur. For many people, chiropractic is an after-thought or last resort. However, we know that people will be healthier and have better health outcomes if they seek chiropractic care first, as soon as possible, whenever they detect a problem with their health, including the onset of colds, fevers, flus. We want our patients to receive chiropractic care first, before they seek care that might disrupt or interfere with the body’s self-healing work. When traditional care is sought first, it often suppresses the body’s natural defense responses and also places the burden of additional challenges for the body to overcome, such as side effects.
Western medicine seeks to diagnose and treat symptoms, often called ‘evidence-based care,’ without regard for the cause; our approach is based on neuroscience and ‘cause-based care.’ For example, fevers serve a purpose in the body; yet based on the Western model, most people believe a fever should be suppressed with over-the-counter medicines. Treating symptoms in this manner, or with invasive procedures and prescription medication that suppresses one set of symptoms and simultaneously creates another from the side effects is like playing the whack-a-mole game with your body, and does nothing to heal what’s going wrong in the brain.
As patients become more educated about how the brain and body work and what they need from us to function optimally, it becomes easier to resist the medical and pharmaceutical marketing messages to ‘take a pill’ or ‘get a shot’ or submit to invasive procedures.
We are not saying other care is never necessary; we are saying
‘Try Chiropractic Care First.’
4. Disburse Empowering Education
Accurate information is empowering; ignorance and misinformation are disempowering. Many causes of illness and disease we can trace directly back to the health myths and misinformation being disseminated to the masses. This misinformation has led to commonly held beliefs and practices that undermine health on a daily basis.
We can no longer, if we ever could, blindly trust information from medical, pharmaceutical and food marketers, makers and regulators. Because what we eat, use in and on our bodies, and expose our bodies to all have such a direct impact on our brains, bodies and overall health, we have made it a high priority to bust myths and identify truths about how to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.
We commit to continually research, learn, apply and pass along our knowledge. An entire section of this notebook is devoted to your health education. We believe that true knowledge empowers people to make better choices to support their ability to live healthier, happier lives.