Acupuncturist and Oriental medicine expert Joseph Zen holistically treats his patients for conditions ranging from chronic pain to addiction, making full use of the eponymous Acupuncture and Herbs. Services include acupuncture or acupressure, which similarly access key meridians across the body to help restore balance and eliminate pain or discomfort. Patients may also be supplied with Chinese herbal blends, which draws on more than 5,000 years of knowledge, tradition, and smelling like herbs.
Agape, derived from Greek and connoting spiritual love, is a fitting name for Joseph Ramirez's massage business. At Agape of Massage, located inside The Look Salon, he soothes bodily tension and stress with mindful strokes and deep-reaching kneads, promoting inner peace and calm in the process. Custom massages are attuned to individual pains, allowing clients to step out of the salon feeling especially refreshed.
The team at Central California Hypnosis harnesses the power of the subconscious mind to help clients overcome personal hurdles and optimize their potential. Staffers employ a friendly couchside manner and positive, encouraging attitude as they help visitors curb addictions, tame phobias, and put cases of insomnia to bed.
Dr. Trunkey and his staff work to keep patients comfortable during each procedure, whether they're performing an exam, a fluoride treatment, sedation dentistry, or teeth whitening. The office takes digital x-rays that create 90% less radiation, and it offers mercury-free fillings that contain no metals.
Terrio Therapy-Fitness, a physical-therapy and fitness center, constantly looks to its mantra, “there has to be a better way,” when helping patients and the local community deal with problems. That’s why it creates custom therapy and fitness programs, why it developed two pediatric centers that cater to children with disabilities, and why it has expanded from one small outpatient clinic to 12 clinics throughout the area with 35 physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Though the staff primarily cater to sports injuries, the range of services has evolved to treat both adults and kids with a variety of therapies, such as occupational and speech therapy, teaching kids and adults how to deal with pain or say “my name is Sharon” in Esperanto. The centers’ fitness facilities build muscles through group classes such as Pilates, fencing, and sports-specific skills training, and personal-training sessions provide one-on-one workouts with exercise gurus such as Steve Sobonya, who has trained Olympic gold-medal winners. In order to further aid in weight loss, Terrio Therapy-Fitness’s nutrition experts offer metabolic testing and personal consultations to discuss nutrition goals and why eating bacon for every meal and snack is a bad idea.
Empire Eye & Laser Center operates under the watchful eyes of Drs. Joseph and Daniel Chang, brothers who each boast highly accomplished professional backgrounds. Joseph currently serves as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, demonstrating current methods of cataract surgery and banging erasers together for the school's resident surgeons. Daniel, a former chief resident in ophthalmology at Emory University, recently spoke at an international conference on lens implants and volunteers as a surgeon for his own foundation that accommodates patients with little or no insurance.
They, along with four other physicians and one laser aesthetic nurse, perform treatments from a menu divided into two sections: see better and look better. See better treatments tackle a range of ocular needs, from eye exams for kids and adults to LASIK surgery for patients such as MLB pitcher Colby Lewis. Oculoplastic surgeries populate the look better section, as well as laser cosmetic treatments that decimate hair and signs of age.