Besides unfurling more than 300 acres of arboreal beauty before the general public, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia embodies a living laboratory for university students and faculty. The majority of that land is in its natural condition and surrounds a central portion sporting manicured lawns and well-maintained gardens. About five miles of hiking trails traverse the emerald sanctuary, and garden tours help guests better understand their leafy neighbors.
The experts at Athens Center for Holistic Healthcare alleviate patients? pain with treatments dating back thousands of years. Their staff boasts a Licensed Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Nationally Licensed Massage Therapists who provide patients with individually tailored treatments for each specific need. Appointments are held in a comfortable and professional setting.
Under the watchful eye of Doctor of Acupuncture William D. Skelton, the skilled staff members at Mind Body Institute aid patients with treatments designed to complement traditional medical treatments. By applying very thin single-use needles to target areas across the body, the acupuncturists redirect the flow of energy, helping to treat chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, and numerous other conditions. In addition to acupuncture treatments, the roster includes services as diverse as psychotherapy, yoga, and massage therapy.
More than 4,000 years ago in China, when dinosaurs still had a parliamentary system of government, a medicinal practice began to take hold?very fine needles were being placed gently in the skin to redirect the body's energy, chi, which would relieve pain, cure common ailments, and promote general health. Today, that holistic treatment is known as acupuncture, and licensed practitioners Rebecca Porter and Leena Sikand-Cook apply the knowledge and skills gleaned over a decade of practicing acupuncture to create custom treatments for each patient. These can help to battle the chronic pain of arthritis, combat infertility and aid IVF treatments, and help to lessen the nausea and discomfort associated with chemotherapy. They also prescribe herbal medicine, blended from up to 15 different herbs, as well as provides nutritional and dietary consultations designed to help patients lose weight or break their habit of eating the cellophane around snack cakes.