COVID-19 Announcement


A Message from Dr. Arik Axness Regarding COVID-19

We see you. We hear you. We acknowledge you.
We are here for you!

Axness Integrative Medicine is OPEN during regular days/hours

Dear Patients,

As you all know, the Minnesota governor has mandated a “Stay at Home” policy beginning on Friday evening, March 27, 2020. As a healthcare facility, we are asked to stay open to serve and treat patients. After a thorough review of the document, it is clear that our government wants its citizens safe but not suffering at the same time. It is also clear that leaving your home to visit a healthcare professional is allowed. Some people do not realize Chiropractors are Physicians by law. In fact, we at Axness Integrative Medicine view ourselves as a part of the solution to this overwhelming crisis- now and in the future. Chiropractic patients have been shown to have less hospital stays, ER visits and require less medicine*. Because of this, I feel we are helping to reduce the patient load on a stressed healthcare system as our government attempts to “flatten the curve”.

We realize your health and healthcare decisions are personal and feel it is our responsibility to remind you that you are still free to make those choices for yourself and your family. We will remain OPEN for you, your family, and our community to receive the chiropractic care that you

With COVID-19 health concerns, is it safe to be adjusted?

Yes- more than ever! Here is what we are doing to create a safe and healthy environment while following the CDC guidelines:

  • The clinic is sanitized before, during and after each shift.
  • Additional disinfectant wipes and spray will be made readily available for you.
  • All tables, chairs, therapy equipment, and countertops will be wiped down after each patient.
  • We are structuring our schedule to limit crowding to less than 10 people in the clinic at the same time.
  • We will offer an optional parking lot reception room. If preferred, simply call (218) 454-5050
    when you arrive to check-in, and we will let you know when to come in for your adjustment.
  • The adjustment is the most important thing. We may limit therapies at surge times if necessary.
  • If you are immune-compromised or over 60 years old, please call the clinic about special arrangements that can be made for you.
  • We will update you with any office hour changes by email and text, as well as posts on our Facebook page.

IMPORTANT: If you are feeling any of the symptoms of possible infection, please STAY HOME. Information about what to look for can be found at

An increase in nerve function is an increase in immune function.

Chiropractic care strengthens the connection between the brain and the body. Our brain utilizes the nervous system to communicate vital messages to all organ systems and cells of the body through the nerves that exit the spine. Every chiropractic adjustment increases HEALTHY LIFE VITALITY and OPTIMAL NERVE FUNCTION.

Major Ways Chiropractic Care Supports Your Immune System

Decreases your chronic stress hormone- Cortisol: Cortisol comes from your adrenal gland and when its production is decreased, your body can heal faster and promote better sleep.

Increases your IL-2 Production: Interleukin-2 is known for being the specific chemical signaling molecule for controlling your white blood cells which are responsible for immunity. Studies have shown an increase in IL-2 production following a spinal adjustment.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times. We are committed to serving you, your family and our community. Please remember, this is all temporary. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (218) 454-5050.

Thank you, and stay healthy, kind, and positive!

Be well,
Dr. Arik Axness

*Clinical Utilization and Cost Outcomes From an Integrative Medicine Independent Physician Association: An Additional 3 - Year Update; Richard L. Sarnat, MD; James Winterstein, DC; Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, PhD

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1:30pm - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5:00pm



Axness Integrative Medicine
7350 Clearwater Road N
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 454-5050