Dr. Paul Moon
Dr. Paul was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, and he earned his Bachelors Degree in Human Physiology from the University of Saskatchewan.
He moved to the United States to study at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota. After he graduated in 1998, Dr. Paul worked with his mentor, Dr. John Thatcher, a very successful and respected Chiropractor with over 40 years of clinical experience. It was during this time that Dr. Paul learned the secrets of building and operating a successful Chiropractic practice.
In 1999, he opened Y-Chiropractic in Plymouth, Minnesota. Dr. Paul intended to have a double meaning to his office, Y-Chiropractic. Dr. Paul has fulfilled his most basic responsibility of adjusting bodies back to health. But Dr. Paul has distinguished himself by creating a family environment focused on HEALTH, HOPE, and HEALING. Dr. Paul’s patients appreciate his commitment to empowering them with knowledge for a healthier and more balanced life.
Dr. Paul and his wife Jean were married in 2004 at the Church of All Nations, where they originally met. It is still unclear who asked out whom first.
“Only God knows,” they both say.
The Moons have two children, their son Tyden who is 9, and their daughter Cora who is 7. They also have a ten-pound yorkie-maltese-shistu mixed dog named Boki, which means “a little piece of something” in Korean.
Dr. Paul’s Story
I was raised in a very traditional, medically oriented family. My father was a medical radiologist and my mother was a nurse. One day my family and I were driving to visit relatives when suddenly a drunk driver smashed into us. As a result of the accident my mother suffered two fractured vertebrae. Her life from that moment changed forever.
What I didn't know is that so did mine.
My mother went from vibrant and energetic to tired and lethargic. Imagine trying to raise three young boys (at the time 4,5 and 7)? Impossible! My father had specialists from all around the world examine my mother, but all the drugs and therapies actually made things worse.
Then one day my mom’s friend suggested Chiropractic. My mom found a Chiropractor an hour away so my dad would not find out. Well you know what happened next…
After only a few adjustments, she finally experienced relief that two years of traditional medicine could not produce. My mom was given control of her life back. She had more energy, her headaches were gone, and finally, no more pain. It was amazing! I thought Chiropractic had healed my mom.
This is when a young Dr. Paul was born.
Little did I know that my childhood Chiropractic experience would come full circle. A family originally from Canada now living in Minnesota came to me after they were involved in a car accident.
It reminded me so much of my family's experience.
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Dr. Brian Boyd
Dr. Brian received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1999. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Before joining Y in 2003, Dr. Brian had his own practice in Duluth, Minnesota for over three years. While he and his wife Cyndi enjoyed the beauty of the north shore and all the wonderful people they met while in Duluth, they decided to return to the Twin Cities to be closer to family.
Dr. Brian and Cyndi have three children, Grace, Hannah and Isaiah. The Boyds reside in Plymouth and attend Grace Church in Eden Prairie.
Dr. Brian's Story
Growing up I considered myself fairly healthy. I came down with a cold or had flu symptoms every once in a while like anyone else, but I didn’t think of myself as sickly.
However, I did have headaches several days a week for as long as I could remember. I would take aspirin or Tylenol, which would sometimes help for a little while, but the pain would always come back. I just figured it was something I had to live with. My mom had headaches all the time and I figured I would as well.
And live with it I did. I continued to have headaches all through college. I also suffered from colds often, and it seemed like I was always taking some kind of over the counter medication. If that wasn’t enough, I developed some intestinal problems. After many diagnostic tests, the medical doctors told me I would also have to live with it.
Now in a typical chiropractic success story I would tell you that I then went to a chiropractor and everything got better. However, I guess I am not typical. I took the path less traveled, and wow, am I thankful that I did.
You see, I decided to become a chiropractor before I ever went to a chiropractor. Sound strange? Well, I thought chiropractic was for people with bad backs, and I thought my back was okay. Besides, I figured if I wanted to be a brain surgeon I wouldn’t undergo surgery to see if I liked it!
I wanted to go into the health field to help people, and after volunteering a couple of summers in the emergency room at a local hospital, I knew that was not the direction I wanted to head. Someone told me of chiropractic, a drugless healing profession, and it sounded very appealing. There were a lot of people with bad backs, and I would be able to help them.
After enrolling in Chiropractic College, I did start chiropractic care through the student clinic, followed by care through one of the chiropractors in the area.
What I experienced changed my life. Once I started getting adjusted, the health problems I had began to clear up. My headaches that I had several times a week all my life began to disappear. My intestinal problems that I was told I would have to live with totally healed. I also found myself much healthier and I didn’t have to take any medications!
With my newfound personal experience along with all that I was learning about how the human body worked, I began to realize the tremendous implications this had on who I would be able to help as a chiropractor. I now understood that chiropractic wasn’t just for people with bad backs. Chiropractic has the potential of helping anyone who wants to be healthy!
It is from this understanding that I strive to educate people on what chiropractic is and what it can do to help people. Why should anyone suffer their whole life with a problem that could have been helped early on, as was with my case?
For that reason I encourage you just to get checked to see if there is possibly a spinal problem that could be interfering with your ability to be healthy. It could change your life!
Hello, my name is Scott Chapman and I practice Neuromuscular Therapy at YWellness.
What is Neuromuscular therapy you are most likely wondering? I’ll come back to that.
I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Paul and Dr. Brian for over 10 years now, helping our clients achieve their best health.
I live in Plymouth with my beautiful wife Amy, and three children, Owen, Sam and Norah, and our Alaskan Malamute dog Nala. Between our never ending home remodeling and living an active lifestyle with everything from biking and kayaking with the family, I would at times incur injuries and always looked for a natural approach to treatment.
The more I was educated about how the body functions, the more passionate I became in wanting to help myself and others to attain better health.
Now back to Neuromuscular therapy…put simply, it is problem solving massage therapy.
I gather information about your health and injury history, then analyze your posture. I then use manual therapy techniques to reduce pain or discomfort and improve function. Home care activities then reinforce the positive outcomes.
I welcome the opportunity to help you with your wellness goals or concerns, and to resolve issues you may be experiencing due to an accident or sports related injury, pregnancy discomfort, stress related or other factors affecting your health.
I love what I do here at Y. One of my clients called our office “Cheers” (the 80s TV show), where everyone knows your name. It fits our warm, caring office atmosphere at Y Wellness! I look forward to helping you reach & maintain an active lifestyle and to live your best life.
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Anne has been practicing massage therapy since 2004. She is a graduate of the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She has extensive training and experience in a number of massage therapy techniques including: Swedish/Relaxation, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sport Massage and Prenatal Therapy.
Anne is very much an outdoor enthusiast enjoying cycling, skiing and camping. Her goal is to provide individual and need based care to enhance each of her clients’ unique lifestyle; to keep you living your life.
You can schedule with Anne online at your convenience: www.ywellness.fullslate.com
Dr. Josh Eha
Dr Josh Eha unleashes our innate healing potential by maximizing blood circulation and clearing physical and emotional toxicity with the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has almost 20 years of clinical experience in evidence-based pain relief and internal medicine to care for a variety of chronic conditions. In addition to private practice he has worked with:
- Larry Fitzgerald NFL Receiver Camp
- San Diego Spirit WUSA Soccer Team
- UCSD Athletic Training Center
- ARCO Olympic Training Center
- Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
- Acupuncture instructor at American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Dr Josh began his career focusing on sports medicine and is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® for the treatment of orthopedic and neurological conditions with an emphasis on getting his patients back to full functionality. He went on to be certified in acupuncture for cancer support through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has also dedicated himself to mastery of the pulse diagnosis, the basis for Chinese medicinal prescriptions. He rounds out his approach using Emotional Energy Clearing and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) with an understanding that the mind has immense power in the perpetuation of dis-ease and its surrender. This allows him to treat young children and needle-phobes without the use of needles.
Evidence-based modalities are employed on an individualized basis including Master Tung Style, meridian-based acupuncture, Dr Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture and Tan’s Balance Method, Chinese medicinal prescriptions, exercise prescriptions, gwa sha, cupping, active release, moxibustion, and Emotional Energy Clearing.
Many patients appreciate the clarity with which Josh educates, the efficiency with which he can relieve suffering even when other therapies have failed, and the wisdom of Chinese medicine in re-contextualizing triggers for a more sustainable perspective.
When not in the clinic, Dr Josh enjoys teaching, his wife Lauren, their pup Belle, soccer and the outdoors. He has traveled to almost every region of the world and is a lifelong learner of the human condition.
Jo Ann Petersen
Birth Educator and Doula
My name is Jo Ann Petersen and I am passionate about women having a positive birth experience. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, childbirth educator and doula.
I have been married to my supportive husband, Jim, for 24 years. Together we have 5 adult children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.
I received training for teaching childbirth classes through the AHCC which qualified me to teach The Bradley Method. After many good years of teaching Bradley, I opted to branch out on my own so that I could give my students the benefit of the additional information and research that I had acquired through the years. That was the beginning of my journey with Cherish Our Baby.
I became a certified doula through DONA. Over the past 35 years I have attended many births and I have had the privilege of working alongside some of the most amazing caregivers. We have such a wonderful birthing community and it is my hope that I will not only enhance your experience by sharing my knowledge, but also introduce you to many available resources in our area.
I look forward to meeting you! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org