Making people feel good is a way of life for Deanna Harrison

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By Kenny Mitchell
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There is a long list of things that might come along in a person’s life to change their direction. I dare say, few have ever altered the course of their life because a barrel horse came up with a limp.
Yet, that is exactly what happened to DeKalb High School graduate Deanna Harrison.

The dyed in the wool country gal stays busy with acupressure and Meridian therapy, and uses a technique known as The Balancing Method, and it was in 2005 when a limping barrel horse started her down the road of Chinese medicine. I started studying Chinese Medicine in 2005 when I a barrel horse that was limping.  They told me at Texas A&M that there was nothing they could do for him so I came home searching for some way to help him feel better.  Chinese Medicine did help me manage his pain, and I retired him last year at the age of 23, he was still running!   I have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine ever since.  It is ongoing education.

Deanna says, “They told me at Texas A&M that there was nothing they could do for him so I came home searching for some way to help him feel better.  Chinese Medicine did help me manage his pain, and I retired him last year at the age of 23, he was still running!   I have studied traditional Chinese Medicine ever since.  It is ongoing education.”
Deanna is also now heavily involved with aromatherapy and missing essential oils, stating that she has an oil for everything from a stuffy nose to nerve pain.
Harrison does all of this with a motivation to help people feel better. She says, “God just put that need to help people who are hurting in my heart from a very young age.  I come from a family of nurses and doctors, so I guess Chinese/holistic medicine was my calling.”
Deanna and her husband Rick have been married 40 years and the couple has two sons, Ryon Harrison and Casey Harrison and a daughter in law, Jessica Groves Harrison.  
Deanna, who is inspired nost by her family and friends,  really means it when she says it is an ongoing education, so she plans to continue to study and learn all that she can about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aromatherapy and to help people’s bodies to heal, saying “our body’s ability to heal itself is so much greater than we have ever been lead to believe.”
In fact, the only thing she would change about her life if she could would be to go back and start learning about the benefits of holistic medicine sooner.

Deanna says, “I thank the Good Lord for giving me the desire to learn and achieve the ability to do what I do!  And my husband, Rick, for cooking me supper on the nights I need to work! He supports me 100 percent.”

Her good friend Kim Birdsong sums up Deanna well and summarizes what so many think of her by saying, “Deanna is the most chic, down home country girl you could ever meet with the most generous heart of anyone I know! She is the epitome of a true friend! And she has a redneck saying for every occasion that will crack you up! She truly doesn’t realize the creativity she possesses, from decorating to redoing old furniture to playing the guitar and singing, and the list is endless.”
One thing is for sure, Deanna Harrison is definitely a hard working woman and one that uses her work to make other lives better, whether it be a song around a campfire, restoring an old rocking chair, or helping her friends, the two legged ones and the four legged ones, feel better.

 

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