(732) 222-2219

Dr. James Proodian, DC, CCSP

Founder, Chiropractic Physician, Health Educator
An advocate of functional medicine and integrative care long before they became buzzwords, Dr. Proodian founded Natural Healthcare Center to help people feel better, function better and live as many disease-free years as possible.

Dr. Proodian earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University, where he minored in nutrition and completed the pre-medicine program. His post-graduate work includes a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) degree from the National College of Chiropractic in 1994 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) degree from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2003.

Dr. Proodian is certified in the Cox Technic system of decompression spinal pain management. Many leading medical doctors in the fields of orthopedics, interventional pain management, and neurosurgery refer patients to Dr. Proodian for nonsurgical therapy in the treatment of spinal and extremity pain.

A dynamic, sought-after public speaker, Dr. Proodian offers health education programs to help local businesses and organizations improve the health and productivity of their employees and members and reduce health insurance costs. Since 2014, Dr. Proodian has served as Health Educator for CityWell, a free educational and clinical resource created to help employees of the City of Long Branch and their families lead healthier lives. He is also a regular contributor to the Asbury Park Press and blogs frequently about timely health issues and current events. In 2008 and 2017, Dr. Proodian was recognized by NJBIZ as a Healthcare Hero for his contributions to the quality of healthcare in New Jersey.

Dr. Proodian’s greatest passion and inspiration are his wife, Stacy, and five children.

Facts about Dr. Proodian

Dr. Proodian was 115 pounds soaking wet when he graduated high school. When he went to college, he also walked into a weight room and trained to become a bodybuilder, winning the Atlantic Cup Natural Bodybuilding Show in 1989.
Dr. Proodian says every day with his wife, Stacy, is as exciting as their first date. He always wanted to be in love the way he’s in love with Stacy, and the two share a deep Christian faith that they practice every day.
Dr. Proodian enjoys studying apologetics. Apologetics is the philosophical and theological discussion about the questions we all have about life – where we came from, our purpose, knowing right from wrong, and where we go after we die – from a Christian worldview.

99.2% of patients would refer friends and family to us.

99.2% of patients would refer friends and family to us.
Dr. Proodian & Dr. Kurt always look to find and treat the source of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms. An amazing place overall, great staff from the top to the bottom.
Derek T.
The most caring and professional staff in the area. Hands down my favorite place to go for acupuncture and adjustments!
Dave Z.
Very professional, caring, compassionate service. Would highly recommend this group of professionals. Being a healthcare educator, Dr. Proodian is well informed by his research.
Lorraine B.
Natural Healthcare Cebter is a first class operation. They are true professionals and the office is run like a well oiled machine. I have only seen Dr. Kurt and am extremely pleased with his service. I would highly recommend them.
Michael L.
I'm so happy I decided to take this step. I would say, "run, don't walk" to discuss your healthcare plan with Dr. Proodian and Dr. Coetzee (actually, the entire staff is worth mentioning - they are a great team!) Indeed, this is one of the best choices you will make in your life!
Susan M.
I can't say enough about how thankful I am to have been referred to Natural Healthcare. From the moment I called, to my most current appointment this week, Dr.Proodian and his staff have been AMAZING! If you are pregnant and have sciatica, or back issues in general, this is the place to go- you have the opportunity to find relief!
I had pulled out my back due to the stress I had experienced from the overseas trip my wife had gone on. Well since I been going to a chiropractor for over 30 years, I know the benefits of going to one. The Natural Healthcare Center performed the treatment that I needed. Their staff was excellent in addressing my problem and they solved my back situation in the first visit. As they recommended, I went back the following 3 days and was completely healed and that's why I gave them a 5 star rating
Mike L.
I own a personal training studio (Fresh training) and have always been very hesitant in referring my members out for medical support. Dr. Proodian and his staff are at a completely different level then the rest of their field. They give each patient exactly what they need. You can comfortably go with the knowledge that your best health is the centers #1 concern.
Rob L.
Not only is everyone at Natural Healthcare so friendly and caring, they really know what they are doing. I spent years visiting different chiropractors, orthopedists, massage therapists and physical therapists and no one could properly diagnose my shoulder pain. Dr. Claudia is the first person who was able to look at the big picture and realize that most of the pain in my shoulder was coming not just from my shoulder but from my neck. When I started PT I could barely move my neck to either side and could not turn my head. I finally feel like I am making real progress.
Siobhan F.

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In your free first consultation with Dr. Proodian, your entire health profile will be assessed to create a proactive plan of action that lets you take control of your health again.
Flagship Office

10 West End Court
Long Branch, NJ 07740
P: (732) 222-2219
(732) 229-8863
Monday: 8AM-7PM
Tuesday: 8AM–7PM
Wednesday: 8AM–7PM
Thursday: 9AM–3PM
Friday: 8AM–7PM
Saturday: 9AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed

Middletown Office

9 Leonardville Rd
Middletown, NJ 07748
P: (732) 671-9005
(732) 671-9006
Monday: 9AM–8PM
Tuesday: 10-3PM
Wednesday: 9AM–8PM
Thursday: 9AM–8PM
Friday: 9AM–6PM
Saturday: 10AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed