Modern Point Acupuncture’s three licensed acupuncturists tend to physiques with both modern techniques and traditional Chinese medicine. They insert hair-thin disposable needles into key pressure points scattered across the body, increasing blood flow and catalyzing the body’s self-healing process.
During sports-acupuncture sessions, this needling technique pairs with modern sport science to alleviate athletic injuries, such as acute sprains and the mental exhaustion that occurs after searching for four square’s secret fifth square. Women's health acupuncture uses needling to help with fertility and menopausal symptoms. Thanks to expertise in other Chinese healing methods, the acupuncturists also tend aches and prescribe herbal remedies for ailments from acne to insomnia.
Armed with an education from Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington, Doctor of Chiropractic Jen Esselman treats both the body and the mind with holistic spinal adjustments. She advocates chiropractic care both as a remedy for chronic, acute, and obtuse conditions as well as way to keep healthy bodies in top shape and prevent future maladies. In addition to manual adjustments and other therapies, Dr. Esselman helps her patients shed excess pounds with weight-loss programs and lifestyle advice.
West Metro Optical's team of board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists perform a full gauntlet of eyecare procedures, refining eyesight with prescription lenses or corrective surgeries. Optometrists pore over eyeballs during thorough exams, checking for visual acuity before prescribing lenses that can be fitted into their optical shop's selection of designer frames from brands such as Oliver Peoples, Calvin Klein, and Maui Jim. For those who need more permanent vision correction, West Metro's ophthalmologists are well-versed in treating all manner of eye disorders, from cataracts to googly eyes, as well as harnessing the power of LASIK vision-correcting lasers.
Angie Byboth wields her extensive training and certifications to add permanent makeup to faces or erase the tattoos from an impulsive youth. With a tattoo gun and topical anesthetics, Angie fashions defined brows, lined lips, and dramatic eyes while clients rest comfortably listening to music or paying their last respects to their laid-off makeup. Each tattoo treatment comes with a four- to six-week touchup, filling in spots that didn’t fully take during the first bout of tattooing. Angie is also trained in Tattoo Vanish treatments, which can remove unwanted ink from past tattoos without the pain of laser treatments. She can also outfit brows and lashes with dyes to enhance the impact of Ernest Borgnine impressions, and optional lash perm treatments can add subtext to any glance without having to learn to wink in Morse code.
At Metro Life Medspa, a boutique med-spa, onsite doctors meet with clients for detailed consultations before tailoring beauty and skincare services to each individual. A board-certified physician banishes spider veins with a sclerosing agent injected into the vessels. These treatments cause the vein to collapse and, like the need for a mother-in-law’s approval, eventually fade away. Aestheticians working under the supervision of the medical director administer mesoestetic peels to slough off dead skin cells, and a physician further smoothes faces with Pixel skin resurfacing, which stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
MRI Pathways helps patients prevent chronic medical conditions such as stroke, back pain, and arthritis through a combination of advanced screening technology and lifestyle changes. Using MRI technology, the facility screens for carotid-artery narrowing, potentially malignant growths, and even brain aneurysms.
The clinic’s founder and physician-scientist, Dr. Chang-Jiang (CJ) Zheng, is board certified in preventative medicine and has a PhD in epidemiology. He has worked at St. Paul's Regions Hospital and the University of Minnesota and is the author of many peer-reviewed articles. The health expert is also at work on a book about lower-back pain.