Dr. Russel Sher has been practicing chiropractic for over 30 years. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Sher, had wanted to be a healer, and was attracted to chiropractic and nutrition as a natural way to promote health and healing. Renowned for his success and passion for treating the “whole person”, Dr. Sher was invited to join a team of physicians at Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab (now Genova Diagnostics) in 1998, to receive training in applications in the emerging field of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Sher felt strongly that Functional Medicine, a dynamic and science based approach to whole person health care, was the right path for him in his mission to assist people in their healing process.
He went on to, and continues to participate in, in-depth post – graduate training in many aspects of Functional Medicine. He has lectured and consulted throughout the world on aspects of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Sher opened the Asheville Center for Healthy Living in 2003 to create a platform for practicing Functional Medicine and educating people about the fundamental elements of vibrant health and how to apply them in daily life. The success of his practice is measured through the health and satisfaction of his patients. In 2013 and 2014 Dr. Sher was voted “Best of WNC Chiropractors”, by The Mountain Express’s annual readers’ poll.
Our Practice focuses on the following areas:
Dr. Sher graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. He has practiced Chiropractic and Functional Medicine both in South Africa and the U.S.A. He is a member of the board of the North Carolina Integrative Medical Society.
Dr Sher uses several techniques to improve musculoskeletal function.
These include the use of instruments and gentle hands-on therapies to address bothe joint as well as soft tissue problems.
This is an emerging field in health care utilizing a scientific approach to detecting and resolving underlying imbalances in physiology . The important distinction in this approach is that we seek to resolve the cause of symptoms rather than suppress them. We use special methods including advanced laboratory test and, in-office clinical tests. We offer solutions to resolve imbalances that are natural and safe and include nutritional supplements, diet, exercise, stress management, etc .
This technique is based on Chinese medicine principles to help the body attune itself with substances it normally reacts to.
This soft tissue technique provides a means to resolve imbalances in the fascia that can cause long term pain
This is gentle and safe technique is focused on removing adhesions to the organs restoring normal movement of the organs which can have significant effects in improving health.