Acupuncture is ancient, but its implementation doesn't have to be. That's why licensed acupuncturist Augusto Romano opts for modern Pointer Pulse technology, a painless tool that uses electricity and lasers to ensure ideal needle placement. After 25 years in practice, Augusto has adopted another alternative method: rather than using Chinese needles (which are traditionally thicker), he relies on thin Japanese needles for maximum comfort.
Licensed acupuncturist David Mitts takes the expression "looks can be deceiving" seriously when it comes to his practice. A patient who walks into his clinic exhibiting signs of back pain may actually be dealing with a digestive problem. A client with headaches may have no head-related issues at all. David's form of acupuncture is uniquely suited to tackle deceptive cases like these. Classical Five Element Treatment, as opposed to many forms of Western health management, doesn’t just treat symptoms, but instead zeroes in on the root problem. By nipping diseases and ailments in the bud, David helps his patients not only achieve the symptomatic relief typically achieved Western medicine, but also improve their overall health in the long term.
Before he was an acupuncturist, Dr. Kay Kim was a soldier in the US Army. While he was serving, he underwent back surgery and experienced a speedy and complete recovery that he attributes to acupuncture. The experience piqued his interest in the craft, and when he left the military, he studied acupuncture at LA's Dong Guk University. Nowadays, at Northwest Wellness and Covington Family Wellness, he specializes in acupuncture without needles as well as classic physical acupuncture with hair-thin needles.
Eastern-medicine practitioner Dr. Kim works to alleviate patients’ pain, most notably sufferers of cancer, stroke, digestive problems, insomnia, and anxiety. He inserts hair-thin acupuncture needles into the skin to redistribute the body’s energy, applies cups to the skin to suck out blood stagnation, and mixes medical herbs that can be ingested.
Shane Hoefsloot devoted more than 25 years of his life to working as a registered nurse in more than 15 hospitals spread across three different countries. These decades of experience sparked his passion for discovering holistic treatment modalities, which, unlike traditional medical procedures, focus on restoring a sense of balance to the body and treating symptoms as well as their underlying causes. This holistic approach forms the basis of Shane's philosophy at Wellness Northwest. Using computerized scanning devices, Shane and his staff take clients' bioenergetic readings, searching for the sorts of imbalances that can interfere with the body's normal function and can even facilitate the onset of illnesses. Wellness Northwest's team strives to correct these imbalances by using everything from plant stem cell treatments to pulsed magnetic therapy, which jump-start the body at the cellular level and help restore the unhampered flow of its natural energies. Additionally, personalized nutritional programs explain the importance of embracing a diet composed of local, organic, and nutrient-dense foods that are low on the glycemic index and devoid of toxins such as packing peanuts.