Whether you suffer from a chronic cough, a bad back, or a suspicion that your slow metabolism and uncontrollable high-fiving are somehow related, the fully licensed and friendly practitioners at Yong Kang Chinese Medicine will assess your situation, make a diagnosis, and design a treatment plan. Like detectives on a hunt for truant vital energies, they'll ask you in-depth questions about your health history and how you've been feeling before performing a brief physical exam.
Doctor of Chiropractic Zach LaBoube will use a series of carefully placed needles to provide electrical stimulation to specific points on the ear, which can mediate the physiological symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. While auriculotherapy may help eliminate cravings and lessen the discomfort of snubbing your very last cancer stick, liberating yourself from tobacco's hacking grip takes personal commitment. Read up on how you can couple InsideOut's spot-on pokes with motivational techniques to quit here.
Dr. Steven J. Ryan ventured into chiropractic medicine after experiencing its healing effects firsthand, overcoming a slew of athletic injuries that didn't improve with conventional treatments. Today, he takes a holistic approach with each patient, often combining chiropractic care with services such as acupuncture, cold-laser therapy, and nutritional counseling. In addition to his work helping clients overcome pain, regain function, and restore alignment, Dr. Ryan takes a great deal of pride in his supervised weight-loss program.
Chiropractic Care & Sports Rehab, Inc. proves there's much more to chiropractic care than spinal adjustments. While the doctors who operate the clinic certainly know how to apply corrective pressure to address many orthopedic issues, they also have many other tools to turn to. For example, Dr. Lily Liu practices acupuncture, a discipline she studied in a respected Chinese university. Massage therapist MollieShea Stephens adds Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the mix, and Dr. Gina Scognamiglio, a certified chiropractic sports physician, can help patients develop a "chiropersonal fitness" regimen. Dr. Josh Browning values collaboration with other healthcare providers, combining the knowledge of a range of physicians to give patients the best possible care.
Maureen Fox Acupuncture's needle-wielder draws on experience as a registered nurse as well as training in traditional Chinese medicine to battle stress and chronic conditions with acupuncture. Initial sessions last approximately 90 minutes, beginning with a consultation in which patients describe health concerns and expectations through a half-hour interpretive dance. Afterward, skilled hands guide hair-thin needles to some of the roughly 2,000 acupuncture points across the body that can ease anxiety, bolster fertility, and increase the energizing flow of chi.
With a master's degree in Chinese medicine from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, acupuncturist Heather Wheeler strives to relieve pain and discomfort by redirecting chi (energy flow) at the behest of thin needles gently placed under the skin. Each treatment is preceded by a 90-minute initial consultation, during which she discusses the patient's past and present health issues in terms of Chinese medicinal practice. Once she has an idea of what needs to be done, she gingerly slides the disposable needles under the skin and allows the patient to relax for 20 minutes in a private room. She then removes the needles and performs further feats of chi legerdemain, which may include tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (gentle skin abrasion), and nanna nanna boo boo (the technique of mocking pain until it dissipates in shame). The first acupuncture appointment lasts about 1.5 hours, and the follow-up appointment is only an hour, barring unforeseen needle thievery committed by the knitting club next door.