Your Partners in Healing

Thomas Mitchell, D.C. Raleigh Chiropractor & Acupuncturist

Thomas Mitchell, D.C.
Raleigh Chiropractor & Acupuncturist

Dr. Tom Mitchell received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Parker College in Dallas, Texas in 1997. During his four years of chiropractic college, he received rigorous training in anatomy, pathology, physiology, radiology and chemistry in addition to the art and science of chiropractic. In order to become licensed to practice, chiropractors must pass demanding state and national board exams. He opened his chiropractic practice in Raleigh across from Rex Hospital in 1997.

A fellow of the Acupuncture Society of America, he was certified to practice acupuncture in 1998 and has pursued his interest in Ayurveda since the early 1980s. Since 2002 he has worked closely with Dr. Pankaj and Dr. Smita Naram, two of the world’s leading experts in nadi vigyan (Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis), whose patients have included the Dalai Lama and Mother Theresa. Dr. Mitchell sees patients together with Dr. Pankaj and Dr. Smita in clinics in both India and the U.S.

Dr. Mitchell is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, the only peer-reviewed herbalist organization in the U.S. He is highly proficient in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, using this skill to detect a wide range of early-stage health problems that often go undiscovered by the medical system.

Dr. Mitchell has been on the board of directors of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association since 2008, and served as president of the board in 2015 and 2016. Dr. Mitchell also teaches yogic breathing courses for the Art of Living Foundation, a nonprofit educational and service organization.

Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Mitchell welcomes Spanish-speaking patients to his practice.

Christine McNally

Christine McNally joined the team of Mitchell Chiropractic Healing Center in January 2019. Christine became a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist in 2004 after studying at the Center for Massage & Natural Health in Asheville. Over the course of the next dozen years she accrued hundreds of hours of advanced educational training, including certification in 2011 as an Ayurvedic Studies Level 1 Practitioner at the prestigious Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico.

Christine’s therapeutic massage career began in a world-renowned resort setting at The Grove Park Inn & Spa in Asheville where she offered an array of modalities ranging from Swedish, hot stone, and deep tissue massage to shiatsu, reflexology, body wraps, color and hydrotherapy, and Reiki.

After four years in a spa setting Christine wanted to work in a more therapeutic environment, so she relocated to Durham to work at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center at the Duke Integrative Medicine Program. There she was part of a holistic medical team that supported the clients’ goals of making lifestyle changes through dietary nutrition, fitness, behavioral classes and self-care via massage, acupuncture and yoga therapy. She moved to New Mexico to study Ayurveda with the renowned clinician and educator, Dr. Vasant Lad. After graduating from the Institute, she worked for seven years in Ojai, California as a massage and bodywork therapist in a diet and fitness program. When wildfires swept through the Ojai Valley in December 2017, many businesses closed including where Christine had worked. She relocated to Raleigh to join Mitchell Chiropractic Healing Center.

Lisa Joy Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell was drawn to study Ayurvedic cooking twenty years ago, when chronic health problems began taking center stage in her fast-paced life as a public relations consultant. On her road to wellness, Lisa, changed her diet and began an informal study of Ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India that emphasizes a balanced and individual approach to eating.

It is this culinary and lifestyle wisdom that Lisa has incorporated into her award-winning book, Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook. During the course of gathering material for this book, Lisa studied informally with the renowned Ayurvedic physicians Dr. Vasant Lad in the U.S. and Dr. Smita Naram in India, as well as with her husband, Dr. Tom Mitchell.

Lisa is now a wellness mentor and Ayurvedic cooking instructor, working in partnership with Dr. Mitchell. Her focus is consulting with patients about dietary changes. Lisa teaches how to combine foods and spices creatively to support vibrant health and how to manage chronic pain and illness with an Ayurvedic approach to diet. During the past decade, Lisa has cooked for hundreds of participants in Ayurvedic clinics and meditation courses. She has been meditating and leading meditation groups for more than 30 years, and she shares her experiences about the noble and sacred undertaking that cooking truly is.

Laurie Hirneisen

Laurie came to work at Mitchell Chiropractic Healing Center in January 2010, and has became the office manager in 2015. Laurie brings a wealth of organizational skills and billing knowledge to support the practice and individual patients.