by Joe Dunne and Kathy Tarbell
Born with a compassionate nature, it’s no surprise that Dr. Jennifer Redmond was naturally drawn to helping and healing others. After achieving two degrees, a B.A., and a doctorate in chiropractic, Redmond founded Samsara Chiropractic Wellness Center, a fixture in the Somerville community for over eight years. The word samsara has Hindu and Buddhist origins and means “the cycle of life, death and rebirth, and the resistance to such is the source of existential suffering.” Working to alleviate this suffering through respecting the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate is the foundation of her practice.
When asked why she founded the center, Redmond softly stated, “I love helping people come alive.” The almost whispered tone couldn’t hide the passion evident and readable in her expressions. She continued to explain, “The mind and body are not separate, even though we’ve been taught that they are. In my office, I look at people as a whole complete person. I was trained as a chiropractor but the adjustment is not the end of the road. Addressing toxicity, exploring homeopathic remedies, identifying missing essential building blocks such as nutrition and supplements, including the emotional component—all of this is part of the road to healing and wellness.”
Redmond is also relentless in her pursuit of knowledge and new ways to help her patients. This led her to a revolutionary modality referred to as Neuro Emotional Technique (NET). This technique has allowed her patients to experience breakthroughs in their care and lives in ways she had never seen before.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is an interactive, non-invasive mind-body technique that helps release the stress connection in the brain within a few sessions. Stress can be an insidious, hidden culprit for many issues affecting the body and mind. It can make its presence known without warning or be an ongoing problem. Stress is also suspected as a contributing cause to many diseases through its undermining effects on the immune system. Yet, common methods for addressing stress often offer only temporary relief. Studies are still ongoing, but the effects of NET appear to be permanent.
Redmond knows the value of NET, scientifically and personally. As she explains, “I wish that more people were aware of this work because the miracles that we, as practitioners, get to see every day are amazing. And people don’t even realize that it’s a possibility.” One way to reach a larger audience is through the arts. Director Luke Segreto, founder of Indigo Rising Films, wanted to create a movie about stress without causing stress, which led to Redmond, along with several expert practitioners, to be featured in his documentary “Stressed.” Through stunning visuals, original music, animation and expert commentary, the film presents in layman terms the science behind stress and the mind-emotion-body connection, and why, a mind-body approach, such as NET, to help stress related conditions works so well. A common result using NET is described in this way, “I still remember the event, but I no longer react to it. I’m calm now.” “Stressed” received an Award of Excellence at IndieFEST and may be viewed for free through Amazon Prime.
In addition to her work at Samsara, Redmond also hosts a podcast focused on eliminating the stigma of homelessness called Open Heart Conversations. She has completed two Ironman triathlons and enjoys swing dancing. Samsara Chiropractic is also a gathering and educational facility. Current offerings include a Holistic Mom’s Club held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday, third Thursday and last Saturday of each month, Trans-formational Breathwork workshop and other events.
Location: 1 Eastern Ave., Somerville, NJ. For more information, call 908-300-8800 or visit DoctorRedmond.com. April 2019