At Meridian Harmonics Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, a natural healer rests his faith in ancient methods that date back more than 8,000 years. Mark Tryling—a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and oriental-medicine provider—helms the practice, working with a spirit of generosity and respect toward his fellow practitioners and patients. Master Chinese herbalists eschew processed pharmaceuticals and Flintstones vitamins in favor of natural remedies, combining herbs with acupuncture to harmonize organ functions and facilitate the flow of energy. Most treatments drive toward the goal of restoring positive energy, which, when achieved, can yield a healthy mind, body, and spirit animal.
Dr. Carolyn W. Quist and Astrique fight fat cells with the powers of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
We offer services for “What Women Want.” These include cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and tummy tucks to improve the contour of a woman’s body. Options to improve one’s health include gynecologic, anti-aging, and weight loss services.
Nationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Vicki Tri welcomes all fitness levels to her indoor and outdoor boot camp sessions. Held throughout the week and on Saturday mornings, the boot camp classes combine aerobic and anaerobic conditioning for a cross-training effect. Participants alternate running and walking hill segments, plyometric drills, and traditional military exercises such as push-ups, jumping jacks, and intense saluting, as well as resistance training, abdominal work, and yoga stretches. Vicki can also modify the routines to accommodate those with physical limitations, such as knee or hip problems, and those new to a workout program. To eliminate stress on feet and legs, all outdoor sessions are in grassy areas and never on pavement, which is full of dangerous mother-back-breaking cracks. Vicki also provides nutritional advice to help participants lose weight, placing an emphasis on behavior modification and portion control. Her women's weight-loss support group meets indoors on Thursdays and combines 20 minutes of nutrition work with 40 minutes of exercise.
Staffed by passionate opticians, Clearview Eyecare and Laser Center serves clients with family-friendly eye care and crafts new qlasses fast with one-hour service available on most prescriptions. The shop stocks more than 1,000 different styles of adult and children’s frames, all backed by a price-protection guarantee. Lenses ($60+) and colorful eyeborders from Adidas, Kipling, and Reflections ($90+) make fashion statements without landing wallets in the emergency room. Chic designer specs from Ted Baker, Vera Wang, Guess, and other brands serve as both a trendy accessory and a means for preventing customers from mistaking a garishly dressed friend for a Christmas tree.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to losing weight and learning to live a healthier lifestyle. Effective regimens hinge upon a combination of medical insight, professional guidance and encouragement, and continuing education. Above all else, real-life change stems from a steadfast commitment to making changes and adjustments. All of these factors are taken into account by the professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers, who use the most current understanding of weight-loss techniques to design personalized programs that complement individual needs and goals.
Going beyond traditional BMI measurements, the centers' technicians use Biospace InBody technology to obtain a detailed assessment of body composition, including muscle mass, body-fat percentage, water balance, and muscular development throughout the torso and limbs. Based on these data, the staff members are able to design a program that emphasizes the importance of a proper diet. These programs typically involve recommendations from the 70 available physician-developed meals, which are easy-to-prepare dishes that feature balanced servings of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll.
The meal regimens also aim to alter eating habits by encouraging clients to eat smaller portions at regular times throughout the day, controlling the cravings that can lead to overeating. Throughout each program, professional counselors will routinely meet with clients to ensure that they remain motivated and on-course.