Let Me Introduce Myself

Hi, I’m Dr. Howard Walsdorf, or Dr. W as I’m often called. Some people call me the 4 Element Guru. I do have to say it sounds sort of strange to my ears, but it does speak to something I’m all about – Nature’s four elements – Fire, Air, Water and Earth.

There’s a good chance that you won’t find anyone out there as knowledgeable about, and tenaciously focused on them as I am. They’re about an ancient wisdom that few people know about, and fewer people talk about. I’m here to change that.

As a doctor and scientist I’ve applied modern science to these ancient concepts

Like other scientists and doctors before me – and so different from most today – I’ve been seeking to understand our human body in terms of a set of life-positive, and arguably “spiritual” principles”.

For example, Fire, Air, Water and Earth (in that order) are embodied by the body’s nerves, muscles, organs, and bones. 

I’ve helped create a useful model to help people to see a “sacred architecture” to our human body. We as humans are as evolved as we are because these principles are most elegantly combined in us.  

The Four Element Holistic Model helps Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Yoga instructors, Sports and Work-out enthusiasts to gain more insight into the body’s structure and function. They learn how to tap into nature’s foursome of life-positive principles by activating certain muscles and kinetic chains.

I’m the founder of The Four Element Institute. Its mission is to create a positive synergy as it brings researchers together to explore what happens when this four element pattern is applied to science’s various hard and soft fields.

“Natural forces within
us are the true healers
of disease.”


 4 Element Yoga – it’s Revolutionary!

4 Element Yoga™, the exercise system I’ve devised over the last 30 years, is revolutionary in the way it helps people draw in and translate into the fabric of their body, a set of cosmos-spanning, nature-framing holistic principles. Through 4 Element Yoga, people learn how to balance those cosmic-natural-spiritual forces that shape their body and our human condition.

“I’m trying to make it easy for people to become more holistic, and four-element strong”

With this holistic four element passion strong in me, I’ve been busy doing other things to get the four element word out there. This includes 4ElementLifestyle where people can discover how to live a more holistic lifestyle by using organic teas, spices, nutritional supports, and more.

Purchases from 4ElementLifestyle support research on applying this ancient wisdom to solve important problems of our time – developing a holistic module for children’s health classes and (on the other end of the spectrum)

studying the potential for helping Alzheimers’ by way of pumping movement into the skull – the promise offered by the four element biomechanical model.

4ElementLifestyle also has articles I’ve authored discussing how to deal with various health problems in natural ways. I like to think of it as a way to help people think, live and heal in more holistic, four element-inspired ways.

I’ve created a Holistic Learning Program

One way people can learn more about this ancient holistic model of living – and apply it to themselves – is to take the free Holistic Learning course I offer at Growing Holistically.com. People find it to be an easy way to discover how amazing this (almost lost) Fire-Air-Water-Earth knowledge is. 

Available there is the 30-Day Holistic Challenge, which I developed for my patients. And too, you’ll get easy access to my “Quick Minutes”, which help you gain this natural wisdom in easy to digest nuggets.





You’ll discover the how and why of good nutritional habits – as you learn about the various life-positive principles that make up different foods. You’ll learn how to “heel strike” more effectively as you walk in order to bring “more Earth energies” into yourself. That will help you to become mentally sturdier, and physically more bone-strong. You’ll find yourself breathing in four element-inspired ways to gain more “chi” – and changing your posture in positive ways, too.

In addition to its Learning Program, Growing Holistically is also a community geared around helping you to become the best you can be. We are each here to encourage others to find their own positive, elegant, productive balances of these natural principles.

Excerpt from Dr. Walsdorf’s Book –

Fire, Air, Water & Earth: Apply an Ancient Wisdom to Your Life (and Your Family’s, Too)

Table of Contents, followed by Chapter 3, Nerves, Muscles, Blood and Bone

Read Excerpt

(You’ll be brought to 4ElementLifestyle.com)

“Dr. W is available for TV, radio,
podcast or print interviews”

In-Office Treatments

Dr. Walsdorf is not your average doctor. As a holistic chiropractor at University Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center in Syracuse, NY, he has, for over 35 years, dedicated his life toward finding the best in natural treatments – often combining parts of both Eastern and Western medicine.

An important part of what makes him so unique and helpful for so many people coming in with a wide variety of problems is his 4 Element Natural Healing System.

This system of healing enables him to help patients address their deep health issues that involve organs like the heart, stomach and adrenals, as well as skeletal issues that involve back and foot pain, arthritis and posture.

In addition to utilizing spinal adjustments and nutrition in his practice, Dr. W is one of the few chiropractors that applies hands-on cranial-facial techniques for helping patients with concussions, migraines, sinus, jaw and early Alzheimer’s.  You can learn more about Dr. Walsdorf’s practice at University Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center