While she was paying the bills by writing, producing, and casting Hollywood projects, Roxy Han, L.Ac., harbored a secret fascination with health. In her spare time, Han would research health-related topics, and when anyone on set had a headache, a cough, or a sniffling pet rock, she would draw from a well of wellness wisdom to dole out advice. Eventually this earned her a reputation as the unofficial doctor wherever she was, but she didn't switch careers just yet.
Then, at a jujitsu convention, Han reached forward to perform an advanced-level throw on a black-belt fighter. In one painful pop, her shoulder was out of commission. Fortunately, Han's sensei was an acupuncturist, and the skills he demonstrated throughout the following week lessened her injury?s impact. Galvanized by this personal experience, Han trained with master acupuncturists, graduated from her program with honors, and became a professional needle master. Now, with the help of Doctors of Chiropractic Mary Ensign and Rick Fox, skilled acupuncturist Sandy Lee ? a former classmate of Han's who specializes in pain relief and psycho-emotional issues ? and a team of licensed massage therapists, she holistically treats a range of bodily symptoms.
Licensed and board-certified oriental-medicine practitioner Shadye Peyvan considered the entire history of health care to select her profession and inform her practice at Green Wellness Acupuncture. She noticed that continuous study helped Western medicine become safe and effective, and that non-Western, holistic techniques had been similarly honed over several millennia, but had been overshadowed by modern technology's neon billboards. To revive them, she enrolled in South Baylo University, where she graduated with honors in oriental medicine, acupuncture, and herbology.
The tranquil office balances intuitive health care with the scientific aspects of acupuncture, which the World Health Organization reports is a clinically proven therapy for more than two dozen ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis and hay fever. Preliminary consultations empower patients to help guide their care while developing trust, a necessity given that Peyvan specializes in reproductive, emotional, and neurological disorders. Tea service uses an age-old ritual to erase anxiety of visiting the doctor or encountering the Mad Hatter.
Licensed acupuncturist Jean Dao Chung didn't just open Healthy Green Acupuncture on a whim. First, she earned her master’s degree from South Baylo University School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, became licensed by the state of California, and traveled to Beijing to apprentice under some of the most respected professionals in the field. Healthy Green Acupuncture opened its doors in 1990 aiming to offer traditional Chinese-medicine treatments including acupuncture and herbal therapy. Backed by 5,000 years of tradition, Dr. Chung now alleviates conditions as diverse as gastrointestinal problems, endocrine disorders, and insomnia.
A passion and appreciation for wellness is the foundation of AcuSpa Wellness Center & Spa. The staff seeks to nurture, restore, and beautify their clients through acupuncture, massage therapy, and spa treatments. During acupuncture, they insert fine needles into the body to restore balance and help the recipients heal from such ailments as depression, hypertension, allergies, and migraines. Along with acupuncture, the state-licensed practitioners use an array of Chinese medical treatments including acussage: a combination of acupuncture and massage. They also preform a cosmetic Chinese facial to promote circulation and reduce puffiness, fine lines, and the likelihood of sour-beer face.
At Cote d'Azur, don't be surprised if you get a mud wrap from a barefoot aesthetician. Being shoeless helps some of the staff members stay centered, and it reflects the spa's down-to-earth approach to healing. Similarly, many of the treatments draw from natural elements. Lemon and mint invigorate sore toes during the Tibetan foot soak, and Dead Sea salt nurtures the flow of positive energy during Salt Glow treatments. Many services draw from exotic and ancient modalities that focus on holistic wellness, from Thai bodywork to acupuncture treatments that are geared toward fostering spiritual balance.
Licensed acupuncturists, a chiropractor, an energy and nutrition specialist, and a cosmetologist make up the team at Origin Natural Care. Together, this holistic crew helps patients find relief from acute and chronic ailments with therapies that restore balance to the body and drive away toxins. To do this they rely not only on acupuncture needles and traditional spinal adjustments, but also on biothermal stones and gadgets that test the wellness and tire pressure of the meridians.