Jackie Reed, MS, DC

Jackie Reed is a graduate of Logan University and a licensed Chiropractor in Missouri. Her specialty is Applied Kinesiology (AK), the chiropractic technique that focuses on the Triad of Health—structural, emotional and nutritional aspects of health. She has completed over 200 post graduate hours in AK, 200 hours of Touch for Health, and advanced training with Donna Eden to complement her formal study.

Dr. Reed started a six-month intensive training in Internal Health with the Food Enzyme Institute in 2007. Since 2007 she has completed over 200 additional hours in advanced enzyme therapy and nutrition. She uses the principles of enzyme therapy to help her patients meet the demands of stress. The intensive training includes a detailed analysis of the visceral systems of the body and what is needed to restore health and normal function.

She also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She has worked in the sports field for over 20 years coaching, teaching, training, and managing fitness facilities. She has worked in safety and ergonomics in both office and manufacturing settings. She focuses her treatment on educating her patients on proper nutrition and exercises to support their spine and nervous system.

Dr. Reed enjoys lecturing to various social and educational groups.


body, mind and heart

Chiropratic Care and Counseling

My Approach

Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology taught me that no two people are alike. I chose the name “Blueprint for Health” to emphasize that

each patient has a unique path and course of action needed to achieve his or her own optimal health.

My first career was primarily corporate management in fitness, health and safety.  Realizing that I wanted to help people achieve quality health sent me on this journey. I started practicing in August 2000. In 2007 I had the good fortune to attend a continuing education course taught by Dr. Howard Loomis.  The course opened my eyes to the missing link – enzymes. My continuous extensive study with Dr. Loomis and the Food Enzyme Institute has allowed me to help my patients reach a maintenance status versus chronic care status.  People can get well if the cause of the stress is identified and then treatment ensues to rectify it.

Symptoms are simply the way you know you are not meeting your body’s energy needs.  None of us needs to live with pain, digestive stress, and low energy if we are willing to remove the causes of stress and restore normal function through exercise and enzyme nutrition.


Dr. Jackie is an excellent chiropractor - she is skillfull, thorough, smart and a problem solver.  In her holistic approach to health, she has helped me improve my nutrition, exercise and overall well being.

- Linda P.



Carolyn Arendt

After graduating from Springfield College in Springfield MA in 1983 Carolyn worked for 15 years for the Life Skills Foundation serving adults and children with Developmental Disabilities. Additionally she attended Missouri College and received a diploma as a Medial Administrative Assistant.

She has worked for SSM St. Joseph Center for Wound Care, SLU Care Otolaryngology and SSM Surgical Arts.


She started with Blueprint for Health in July 2018.

Kripa Nithya

Kripanidhi Nithya "Kripa" received her name from her spiritual teacher in India traveling there numerous times. Prior to her travels, she attended St. Louis University at Parks College studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. She spent years behind the front desks of various resorts and hotels in Alaska, Arizona and in Anzio, Italy.

Now she finds herself behind a different front desk in a chiropractor's office, helping with billing and general office procedures.  She feels at home within the chiropractic field saying, "I can't imagine my life without chiropractic care."


Donna Kitchen, LCSW

Donna has been in practice for 46 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglass College at Rutgers University in 1969 and her Masters in Social Work from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, St. Louis, MO in 1973.


Donna's original training was in Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group Process.  Over the years she has added many techniques and tools and especially likes Internal Family Systems theory.  In the 1980's she trained extensively with David Grove, M.A., who is the originator of a unique style of therapy, which helps people resolve trauma through the use of  personal methaphors. .


Donna provides individual and couple counseling.  She is currently accepting new clients.  She is also enjoying working with a third generation of clients she has seen over the years.


For four decades Donna taught classes, which she developed with her first mentor, Carla Cunningham, M. Ed., LPC.  They were called SNAP Classes (Self-Nurturing, Anger and Problem-solving) and taught basic tools and skills for communication and personal growth.  The beginning classes morphed into intermediate and then advanced level and then became ongoing therapy groups. 


“Because Donna retired from leading her evening therapy groups and because clients have been requesting reviews of basic information taught in the classes, Meramec Counseling is exploring a version of presenting information in a blog or virtual class format. If you are interested please let Donna know your thoughts and or requests. She values your input.

The Carla Cunningham Foundation

In 1985, Carla Cunningham became a founding partner of Meramec Counseling. After her passing In 2000 a group of Carla’s friends and family set up a not-for-profit foundation known as The Carla Cunningham Foundation. She had helped create the Women’s Another Chance Program through Zonta International and always had great compassion for single mothers who struggle to better themselves and their families by returning to school.  We thought it fitting to follow in the tradition that was truly hers.

The purpose of The Carla Cunningham Foundation is to sponsor scholarships for single mothers who are trying to further their education.  In 2008, governance of the foundation was transferred to Harris-Stowe College to fund a scholarship in Carla’s name.

To make a donation, please mail a check to:

Office of the Persident
Harris Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Avenue  St. Louis, MO 63103
Please put Carla Cunningham Foundation in the memo field.

Our Favorite Resources


Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology is a system that evaluates structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health by using a method referred to as muscle response testing alongside conventional diagnostic methods. Uses of AK range from abdominal pain to cancer, diabetes, learning disabilities, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, vertigo and many other health problems.

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Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books is an independent bookstore located in St.Louis. It is the oldest, independently operated bookstore in Missouri. Left Bank Books sponsors reading groups, book signings, author appearances, and community literary activities. The Washington Post named it one of the best bookstores in the United States.


Loomis Enzymes

Loomis Enzymes® continues to help healthcare practitioners improve their patients' quality of life by providing the highest quality enzyme and herbal supplements available. For nearly 25 years, these products have been born from extensive clinical research and validated by clinical results.


BIA Testing

Bio-electrical impedance Analysis (BIA) is a method used for estimating an individual’s body composition, in particular body fat and muscle mass. A BIA reading measures your life power through phase angle and impedance (or resistance) in the body.


David Grove

David Grove originated Clean Language, a technique used in counselingpsychotherapy and coaching but now also used in education, business, organizational change and health. It has been applied as a research interview technique called Clean Language Interviewing.


Donna Eden

Donna Eden is an author, lecturer, and teacher of energy medicine, a form of complementary medicine based on the theory that a vital energy flows through the human body. The goal of energy therapy is to balance the energy flow in an individual to reduce stress and anxiety and promote well-being.


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1562 Woodlake Drive., Chesterfield, MO  63017