My Approach

Bio-Geometric Integration (BGI)

Chiropractic is founded on the understanding that the body has the ability to heal itself. In fact, it happens no other way.

As a chiropractor, Dr. Dannielle applies her deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and the body’s energetic systems to find and release the ways in which your structure (bones, muscles, fascia etc.) may be interfering with your body’s ability to self-regulate, repair and respond to its environment.

Dwell as near as possible to the channel through which your life flows.

-Henry David Thoreau

There is an intelligence inside of you that coordinates, renews and heals every cell of your being. With no conscious thought, it beats your heart, digests your food and helps you learn from and adapt to the environment. Chiropractors call this vital life force Innate Intelligence.

Your nervous system, consisting of your brain, spinal cord and an intricate web of nerves, is the main distribution system for this Innate Intelligence. It is constantly balancing between receiving and integrating information from both inside and outside the body.

At times, the information coming in is more than our body’s systems can handle. Rather than crashing like a computer, the body’s wisdom adapts and compensates by storing that information as an interference pattern in the nervous system that reflects through the body as a pattern of tension. In chiropractic we call this interference SUBLUXATION.

sub/lux/ation  =   less/light/expression

Like static on a phone line, this nerve interference hinders the expression of your Innate Intelligence. As subluxations accumulate, the nervous system becomes progressively more rigid and the body expresses more dis-ease (lack of ease) which can present as a variety of symptoms including stiffness, pain, sleep problems or digestive difficulties.

The body’s ability to adapt, self-correct and recover from stress decreases. Also, since the nervous system is our “window on the world”, our perception becomes distorted making it harder to be in the present moment.

The body’s ability to heal is so great that given the slightest chance to improve, it will.

Chiropractic adjustments release subluxations, giving your body just that chance. Getting adjusted releases nerve interference, freeing up that stored tension/energy for better use, and allowing a greater expression of your innate potential.

…if all your experiences were perceived through a clear nervous system.  Imagine if your body was flexible enough to flow with every physical, emotional, and chemical stress that it encountered.  Imagine if your Innate Intelligence could express fully, without interference.

Bio-Geometric Integration (BGI) is an honoring approach to chiropractic that incorporates low force contacts with gentle structural adjustments to help the body remember that it has the ability to:

  • release stored tension
  • create new strategies for coping with stresses in each moment
  • increase physical and emotional flexibility
  • experience a greater sense of well-being
  • heal

Chiropractic is not a treatment for any specific disease or condition. The purpose of chiropractic is to restore nervous system function. Dr. Dannielle’s gentle adjustments remove blocks to normal communication within the body thus creating space for the body to better self-regulate and heal.

Below are some of the issues people have presented to the office seeking help for:

Acid Reflux




Athletic Injuries

Back Pain

Balance Problems

Breastfeeding Issues

Breech Baby

Buttock Pain

Chronic Fatigue




Digestive Disorders

Frequent Colds

Fertility Issues


Herniated Disc

High Blood Pressure

Decreased Immune Function


Learning Disorders

Low Back pain

Menstrual Problems

Mid Back Pain


Migraine Headaches

Neck Pain


Otitis Media (Ear Infection/Fluid in Ear)

Pubic Bone Pain



Seizure Disorders

Sensory Processing Disorders

Sinus Problems

Sleep Disturbance




Waddling Gait



3111 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 523-1221


Radiant Life Chiropractic

BGI Master: Dr Dannielle is one of 21 doctors in the world who have completed a 180 hour postdoctoral Master’s Certification in Bio-Geometric Integration.

ICPA Member: Dr Dannielle has completed a 200 hour postdoctoral course in Pediatric & Family Wellness offered by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association & has contributed to their Practice Based Research Network.

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