About Dr. N. Rowan Richards

Dr. N. Rowan Richards was recently awarded the distinction of being invited to become a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractors. An invitation to Fellowship is issued only after a vigorous investigation of a doctor who has been nominated for the honor, and only one such invitation is offered. Last year, Dr. Richards was elected to The Distinguished Chiropractors of America. Only 100 doctors per year, from each state are offered this honor. She is one of the one hundred chiropractors from the state of California to be awarded this national recognition.

Distinguished Chiropractors of America

Dr. N. Rowan Richards is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists and a Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture. She specializes in an integrated approach to optimum health including nutritional and lifestyle programs, cranial therapy, Bennett reflex work (Neurovascular Dynamics) and laser meridian therapy. She is also a certified herbalist through the Australian College of Phytotherapy and Texas College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Richards has been in practice since 1987, providing caring, individualized, and complete alternative health care to her select patients in the Los Angeles area.

A visit to Dr. Richards is equivalent to seeing five different doctors! She is one of the few health care professionals who truly believes in taking time with her patients. Dr. Richards provides a standard of care that is refreshingly “old fashioned.”

At her clinic in Glendora, California, she treats a wide variety of patients – everyone from newborns to geriatrics. Some of the more interesting challenges in her clinic include: severe head trauma, cerebral palsy, Tourette’s syndrome, congestive heart failure, heart block, intussusception, aseptic meningitis (aka polio), reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Raynaud’s phenomenon, thalassemia minor, diabetes, endocrine disorders (including menopause, benign prostatic hypertrophy and adrenal insufficiency), stroke, esophageal achlasia, mastitis, suckling disorders in newborns, walking pneumonia, post surgical recovery, prenatal care for healthy delivery, allergies, learning disabilities, trigeminal neuralgia and Bell’s palsy.

Because of the growing concern about West Nile Virus, she has done extensive research on the subject, and is an expert in alternative health care for WNV.

Dr. Richards is affiliated with the following professional organizations: Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders of the American Chiropractic Association, past Secretary/Treasurer; International Chiropractors Association Council on Pediatrics, Founding Member; Sacro-Occipital Research Society, International; Founder, Chiropractic Practice Rights Coalition; Founder, NVD Masters; Post-Graduate Faculty, Parker College of Chiropractic; Steering Committee for National Symposium, Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders; Post-Graduate Faculty, Northwestern University of Health Sciences.

She has produced a wide variety of publications, including: a series entitled: Miracles in Health Care. Titles in the series include: Neuroemotional Technique, Spirometry and Lung Health, Neural Organizational Technique, Meridian Therapy, Neurovascular Dynamics, and Cranial Therapy. In 1989, she wrote an article for Mother to Mother magazine entitled Inside the Problem Child, delineating for parents the physical basis for “problem behaviors.” Beginning in 1991, she authored a monthly newsletter on topics of interest in health care and the latest nutritional research. In 1991, she was requested to prepare a case study for the new Chiropractic Pediatrics Newsletter, concerning a severely handicapped, neurologically damaged child. In 1993, she edited The Internist, a newsletter for Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders. And, in 2000, she undertook that task again, for the Council on Family Practice. In addition, she has written two booklets for use in her practice: Ten Most Common Childhood Illnesses and What to Do About Them and Understanding Your Structure and Function. In addition, she has written all of the material for her web site http://www.RichardsFamilyHealth.com. Currently in production is a book for the lay public which addresses the appalling inadequacies of the medical profession and highlights some of the most dramatic recoveries in her practice.

She has also produced an audio tape Creative Stress Relief, which is an audio training program in deep relaxation and guided imagery with a guided visualization of a healing journey on side 2. She has also produced a 2-cassette video of the NVD Basic Symposium. It is currently available for doctors who have taken the course and want an aid for review purposes.

Dr. Richards has an on-going commitment to professional education and teaches the Bennett reflex work (Neurovascular Dynamics) on a national basis. She has presented a case study regarding aortic stenosis and phonocardiography at the Council on Family Practice’s national symposium, as well as an introduction to the use of the phonocardiogram in practice. She has also prepared and presented a syllabus on organ specific nutrition for a CMRT class presented in the Seattle area with Dr. Gordon Townsend. In 2001, she presented the Bennett reflex work at the Council on Family Practice National Symposium and scheduled 4 2-weekend seminars around the country.

She regularly lectures to lay audiences, and has an extensive library of audio tapes on a variety of health topics. She has been a guest lecturer at WED (Disney’s engineering division), as well as with the Occupational Health Nurses’ Association, So. California Chapter. She also has spoken to Bradley birthing classes and to the Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology Association. She has addressed the Endometriosus Association connected to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

Professional Seminars

> NVD Classes in Glendora, California sponsored by National University of Health Sciences 2004

> Organ Specific Nutrition in conjunction with CMRT taught by Dr. Gordon Townsend, sponsored by SORSI, 2005.

> Instructor in Neurovascular Dynamics (NVD) 1989

> Four weekend class at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic 1990

> One weekend class, Kentuckiana School, sponsored by the Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders 1993

> NVD Class, Portland Oregon 1996

> Annual NVD classes at office in California 2001 to present

> Presenter at Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders, National Symposium, “Use of Phonocardiography” 2000

> NVD classes at National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL 2000

> Presented “Aortic Stenosis, Congestive Heart Failure and Phonocardiography – A Case Study” at National Symposium of the Council on Family Practice, American Chiropractic Association 2001

> Organ specific nutrition for Dr. Gordon Townsend’s CMRT Seminar, sponsored by SORSI 2001

> Present “Mastering Internal Disorders; An Introduction to Bennett Reflex Work” at National Symposium of Council on Family Practice 2002

> NVD classes in Charlottesville, VA, Orlando, FL, Ontario, CA and Chicago, IL 2003


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Daniel  |  June 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Hello dr Richards… there was a guy saying that RU58841 caused blindness in rabbits and on a human test subject.. im not sure hes reffering to you but he said “Dr Richards safety results” this is what the guy wrote to me

    The problem is on the paper the user of RU stated he was suffering ‘no sides at all’, it wasent until Dr Richards ran tests on his eyes and showed the chemical had damaged the structure of his retina attachment, exactly the same as shown in the rabbit trials. Basically once you experience sides, its too late already. Look up ‘RU58841 Dr Richards safety Results’ on google to read more, published this year!. The danger of the stuff was originally put to attention in the initial french trials years ago, hence the reason it was never made for commercial sale and never investigated further as a legitimate treatment.

    can you get back to me on this? not sure if hes reffering to YOU specifically…but do you know anything about this study at all? im using RU for 1 month now im worried…

    • 2. Dr N Rowan Richards  |  September 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      I just saw your comment. I am not the Dr. Richards you cite in your post, and I know nothing about RU58841. Good luck.


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