About Us

Located in La Palma, California, Ahead to Wellness specializes in a neurological-controlled, holistic approach to support optimal healthy healing. Dr. Augustine focuses wholly on releasing the nervous system, using Biocranial – so that the body heals to the best of its ability.

How does this work?

Healing is controlled and regulated by your nervous system. And your nervous system controls and coordinates all organ systems, tissues and cells in your body. Which is why it’s essential that you have a well-functioning nervous system to heal. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should stop taking your medications and stop seeing your doctors. But having a healthy nervous system is key to optimal healing.

We believe that everyone has the capacity to heal; it’s just a matter of making it easy for your body to do so.  And that’s what we do best.

About Dr. James Augustine

I began practice in 1988, and have since pursued innovative and profound ways to bring health and wellness to people.

My practice is based upon three principles:

  1. The body is a self-healing organism.
  2. The nervous system controls and coordinates ALL cells, tissues, organs and systems within the body.
  3. If there is interference to this system (nervous system) then problems arise in the body (health challenges).

Foundationally, my job is to find and release this interference, and the body heals itself.  I emphasize a very important distinction, and that is that the body treats, heals and cures, not me.   The real doctor in this equation is you!

My story…my mother passed away in May of 1997.  Leading up to this was a grueling story of pain and suffering.   She first began with bladder cancer in her late 40’s, followed by Rheumatoid arthritis.  She was on major medications just to reduce the pain enough to be able to function.   She bounced around from one medication to another, never getting anywhere with her health.  Then Diabetes set in, so now insulin.  It was a never-ending battle, all the while, a downward spiral of failing health.   My wife and I moved into my parents’ house to care for mom the last 2 years of her life.  During this time, my practice was entirely musculoskeletal and my mother’s spinal condition was too fragile from corticosteroid drugs. I couldn’t adjust her. I watched the best that medicine had to offer, create more and more illness and health problems. At this point, she was beyond repair.   As I watched and helped take care of my mother, I was overwhelmed with despair.  She finally passed away, one morning, from a bowel obstruction.   She was so feeble that it could not be corrected with surgery.  So we had to just stand by and watch her fill up on food and drink and literally drown to death.

This was a great turning point in my career.  Holistic healthcare became my passion, as I NEVER want to see another person go through what my mother went through.   It gave me great motivation to encourage, coach and bring people out of sickness and disease.  As a result, I want to provide the most powerful solutions for creating wellness.



Associate Arts (AA) 1984
Bachelor of Science (BS) 1987
Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) 1988

Academic Achievements

Delta Tau Alpha Honor Fraternity 1987, 1988
Graduate Cum Laude 1988

Post-Graduate / Techniques

Gonstead Chiropractic Technique
Thompson Chiropractic Technique
Meric Chiropractic Technique
Sacral Occipital Technique
Leander Flexion / Distraction
Pettibon Chiropractic Technique
Biomechanically efficient adjustive procedures (A.S.B.E.)
Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.)
Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering (A.S.B.E.)

  • Advanced Coursework – Case study & Standards of Care Symposium
  • Board Certified Candidate Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal   Biomechanical Engineering ( F.A.S.B.E.(C))
  • Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering ( F.A.S.B.E.)
  • Post Graduate Faculty member Life Chiropractic College West / Instructor for A.S.B.E.
  • Member – A.S.B.E. / Chiropractic Standards of Care Textbook Editorial review committee

Autonomic Response Testing (ART)
Foundations of Nutritional Therapy
Lift Technique
Torque Release Technique (TRT)
Auricular Therapy
Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)
Electro Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV) Biomeridian International – Meridian Stress Assessment
Biocranial System of Healthcare
Biocranial System of Healthcare / Instructor
Electro Interstitial Scan / ES Teck Complex
Pulsed Power Technologies – high voltage PEMF
Bax Aura technology
SpectraVision technology
Quantum Reflex Analysis

Post Graduate Specialties

Mastering Brain Chemistry
Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry
Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry
Functional Endocrinology
Functional Neurology
Solving Autoimmune Disease
New Insights in Neuroendocrine Health
Beyond Metabolic Syndrome
Cancer Support & Prevention – A Holistic Approach
The Endocrine / Digestion Connection