Integrative Health Solutions

Integrative Health Solutions

Our downtown practice combines western and eastern health modalities allowing the patient to heal from all angles. We currently offer acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and primary care.

At Khouri Chiropractic, we stay open until our last appointments Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which are usually around 6:00. Tuesday and Thursday, Dr. Khouri works a half day before heading to the Hannahan office!

Operating as usual 06/02/2015

Farewell Shereen, New Mt. Pleasant Clinic, and Maca Powder, Our New Favorite Supplement!

Farewell Shereen, New Mt. Pleasant Clinic, and Maca Powder, Our New Favorite Supplement! 04/02/2015

How's the Health and Fitness Challenge Going?! 💪👏☝

How's the Health and Fitness Challenge Going?! 💪👏☝ 03/19/2015

Fitness Challenge

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Best of Charleston 2015

Help us secure best of charleston 2 years running. we're up in two categories: best chiropractor and best acupuncturist. thanks so much, we appreciate you! Vote for Best of Charleston 2015 01/13/2015

"Best of Charleston", Biomechanical Muscle Imbalances

"Best of Charleston", Biomechanical Muscle Imbalances 12/09/2014

Toys for Tots, Acupuncture Talk with Shereen, and Biochemical Muscle Imbalances

Toys for Tots, Acupuncture Talk with Shereen, and Biochemical Muscle Imbalances 11/03/2014

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips And How To Control Seasonal Migraines

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips And How To Control Seasonal Migraines 10/02/2014

Sports Apprenticeship, Kombucha, and Our Associate Shay Jones D.C.

Paleo! What is it and how can it help you? Open house success and more! 08/11/2014

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August Newsletter 10/09/2012

Exercise and cold weather: Tips to stay safe outdoors -

Hey y'all its fall! The Mayo Clinic has a few good tips on exercising in this cold weather. Check it out. Exercise in the cold — Bundle up and use common sense to stay safe.


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Beautiful week so far and an amazing week at Khour Chiropractic!

It's Hump Day! What have you done for yourself this week?

Remember: Never think taking care of your body is a privilege. It is your right.


Migraine? We have chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy for that!

What Is A Migraine?
A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.

Migraine headaches result from a combination of blood vessel enlargement and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around these blood vessels. During the headache, an artery enlarges that is located on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple (temporal artery). This causes a release of chemicals that cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery.

A migraine headache causes the sympathetic nervous system to respond with feelings of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This response also delays the emptying of the stomach into the small intestine (affecting food absorption), decreases blood circulation (leading to cold hands and feet), and increases sensitivity to light and sound.

More than 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, and females are much more likely to get them than males.

What causes migraines?
Some people who suffer from migraines can clearly identify triggers or factors that cause the headaches, but many cannot. Potential migraine triggers include:
• Allergies and allergic reactions
• Bright lights, loud noises, and certain odors or perfumes
• Physical or emotional stress
• Changes in sleep patterns or irregular sleep
• Smoking or exposure to smoke
• Skipping meals or fasting
• Alcohol
• Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, hormone fluctuations during menopause onset
• Tension headaches
• Foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and some beans), monosodium glutamate (MSG), or nitrates (like bacon, hot dogs, and salami)
• Other foods such as chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, dairy products, and fermented or pickled foods.

Triggers do not always cause migraines, and avoiding triggers does not always prevent migraines.

What are the symptoms of migraine?

Symptoms of migraine can occur a while before the headache, immediately before the headache, during the headache, and after the headache. Although not all migraines are the same, typical symptoms include:
• Moderate to severe pain, usually confined to one side of the head, but switching in successive migraines
• Pulsing and throbbing head pain
• Increasing pain during physical activity
• Inability to perform regular activities due to pain
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Increased sensitivity to light and sound
Many people experience migraines with auras just before or during the head pain, but most do not. Auras are perceptual disturbances such as confusing thoughts or experiences and the perception of strange lights, sparkling or flashing lights, lines in the visual field, blind spots, pins and needles in an arm or leg, or unpleasant smells.

Migraine sufferers also may have premonitions called prodrome that can occur several hours or a day or so before the headache. These premonitions may consist of feelings of elation or intense energy, cravings for sweets, thirst, drowsiness, irritability, or depression.

How is migraine diagnosed?
Physicians will look at family medical history and check the patient for the symptoms described above in order to diagnose migraine. The International Headache Society recommends the "5, 4, 3, 2, 1 criteria" to diagnose migraines without aura. This stands for:
• 5 or more attacks
• 4 hours to 3 days in duration
• At least 2 of unilateral location, pulsating quality, moderate to severe pain, aggravation by or avoidance of routine physical activity
• At least 1 additional symptom such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound.

Full Article from Medical News Today 09/07/2012

A simple massage could keep you from getting sick

Ending the work week with a bang! The seasons are changing and allergies and sickness are on the rise. Check out this great article on how massage can help! A simple massage could keep you from getting sick


Starting the week off right here at Khouri Chiropractic after a wonderful weekend!


FASCIA! We all have it! Check out this article and beautiful picture!

What is Fascia?
Fascia is tough connective tissue that creates a 3-dimensional web extending without interruption from head to toe. Fascia surrounds and infuses every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ, all the way down to the cellular level.

The fascial system affects every system and function in your body- musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic, etc. The white, glistening fibers you see when you pull a piece of meat apart or when you pull chicken skin away is fascia.

What is Fascia made of ?
Fascia consists of a complex which has three parts:
1. Elastin fibers - This is the elastic and stretchable part of the complex.

2. Collagen fibers - These fibers are extremely tough and give support to the

3. Ground substance/matrix: A gelatinous like substance that transports metabolic
material throughout the body

What does fascia do?
The fascial system generally supports, stabilizes, and cushions. Fascia creates separation between vessels, organs, bones, and muscles. It creates space through which delicate nerves, blood vessels, and fluids can pass.

What are Fascial Restrictions?
In a healthy state, the collagen fibers wrap around the elastic fibers in a relaxed, wavy configuration. Trauma, repetitive motion, inflammation, or poor posture can cause the fascia to become solidified and shortened. These thickened areas are referred to as a fascial restriction. Fascial restrictions have the capacity of creating up to 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch in a restricted area. That crushing pressure can compromise any physiological system in the body resulting in pain and dysfunction.

The fascia throughout the body is all interconnected like the yarn in a sweater or a complex spider web. A restriction in one area of the body creates tension throughout this web pulling on other distant structures. This explains why some people may have pain that appears unrelated to their original injury. Furthermore, myofascial restrictions do not show up on common standardized tests such as x-rays, MRI, CAT scans, etc.

Fascial restrictions can pull the body out of its normal alignment, compressing joint surfaces and bulging disks, resulting in pain, loss of motion, and weakness.


A great morning today! A big thank you to the new likes for our page! The week is winding down. It may have been stressful with back to school but now is the time to kick back and relax. Do for self.

What will YOU be doing for YOURSELF this weekend? 08/09/2012

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient Makes Awesome Makeup Tutorials

Very inspiring from Chase After A Cure Talia Joy Castellano has plenty of reasons to be sullen. Not only is she a 12-year-old girl (a demographic for which being moody and sullen is pretty much a requirement), but Castellano is also suffering from not one but two forms of aggressive cancer.


Check out this cool article from Real Bodywork - Anatomy about SHOULDER PAIN!

Here's an infographic on shoulder pain from us at Real Bodywork. It includes a test for each structure. You'll need to download the full image to read the text, since it is poster sized. Feel free to print out a copy for your wall.


The week is coming to an end and aren't we all glad the weekend is here for some relaxation and self time.

Stop in and start your self-healing off with an adjustment and massage!

Smile today!


Anatomy In Motion

Common Running Injuries

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Let's start the week off right with a positive outlook in life. Taking care of your health can be a great step!

Stop by Khouri Chiropractic and let our team of professionals personalize an approach to your needs.


Khouri Chiropractic and team of amazing, hard working massage therapists are back at it this week to personally help you achieve as best of a pain free lifestyle as possible!

Have a great day...and don't forget to make someone smile today. :)


Friday is here and it's a beautiful day at Khouri Chiropractic! Back pain? 50% of Americans admit to having it. Check out this great information!

We've been discussing back pain with our last post, so I decided to make an infographic showing everything I could think of about back pain... what do you think?

(its huge, so if you want to see all the detail, you can download it here


Catch out massage therapist Tanisha Johnson and in house acupuncturist Sara Stowers at Pivotal Fitness in West Ashley today from 530-7 to answer some of your questions about how massage therapy and acupuncture can do for some of your aches and pains!


It's a beautiful day! What have you done for your health lately? It's not a luxury to take care of your body. It is a necessity to enhance the well being of your life.

Combine these options for an enhanced lifestyle:

*Well balanced diet
*Massage Therapy

Make someone smile today :)


Hmmm pineapples! Awesome for the body and oh so tasty. Great summer snack! Check out the benefits!

Health Benefits of Pineapple fruit

Fresh pineapple is storehouse of many health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

The fruit is low in calories (provides only 50 cal per 100 g), contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin.

Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.

Fresh ananas is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. It is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

It also contains good amount Vitamin A (provides 58 IU per 100 g) and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skin and essential for vision. Studies have suggested that consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.


Look familiar? We can help with that!

Any of these look familiar?


It's a wonderful day Khouri Chiropractic! We have some amazing and hard working massage therapists here ready to personalize your next therapeutic massage to suit your needs.


All you Cooper River Bridge Runners out there! Come in and get a massage and adjustment before the big race this weekend! Remeber to stretch and keep your body hydrated!


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Take time this week to make time for yourself! Always remember that in order to take care of others, you must take care of yourself first. Call for a massage, adjustment or acupuncture, and treat yourself to some holistic healing!


Don't forget to purchase a Valentine's Day gift certificate for your loved one! Show some love by giving the gift of a massage, acupuncture or adjustment!


If you liked our Groupon deal for massage, you will love our YELP deal for your next chiropractic adjustment! Half off for cash patients! We keep the deals coming to make sure we can help as many people as possible!



149 E Bay St, Ste 100
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 1pm
3pm - 7pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 1pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 1pm
3pm - 7pm
Thursday 8:45am - 1pm
Friday 8:45am - 1pm
3pm - 7pm
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