About Dr. Jenkins


Dr. Avery Jenkins

Dr. Avery L. Jenkins, a primary care chiropractic physician, is one of only a handful of doctors who have been awarded board-certified status in the fields of both clinical nutrition and acupuncture.

Dr. Jenkins has served as the Director of Examinations for the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, recognizing his clinical expertise in the field of nutrition and herbal therapy, and he is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncturists.

After graduating second in his class from University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Dr. Jenkins opened his first chiropractic office in Kent, CT. He is now located in Litchfield, at the Center for Alternative Medicine.

Over the past 19 years, Dr. Jenkins has published over 25 articles on alternative medicine. His work on clinical nutrition has been published by Nutrition Perspectives, a professional journal, and Dr. Jenkins’ original research was published in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association.

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Dr. Jenkins was a featured presenter at the 40th annual convention of the Connecticut Psychological Association, and he has been a guest lecturer on multiple occasions for the New York Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Jenkins has also presented lectures frequently at the Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants’ annual convention.

Dr. Jenkins has also been the subject of biography in the second and third editions of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Dr. Jenkins has served as a member of the Town of Litchfield Board of Ethics, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Trail Crew Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Appalachian Mountain Club Trail Crew. He currently volunteers as a trail maintainer for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Connecticut chapter, maintaining a stretch of the Appalachian Trail through Connecticut.

A long-time student of the martial art of Aikido, Dr. Jenkins received his shodan rank from the United States Aikido Federation. He trained at the Litchfield Hills Aikikai, under the direction of Laura Pavlick Sensei.

A cyclist for many years, Dr. Jenkins is a cycling instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists. He holds League Cycling Instructor certificate #2684.

He is also a member of the ManKind Project, having been initiated at a New Warrior Training Adventure in 2013.

You can reach Dr. Jenkins by email at alj@docaltmed.com, or by phone at 860-567-5727.

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