When fibromyalgia blindsided Kimberli Hargnett in 1995, she was shaken to the core by the chronic pain and depression that resulted. But—determined to regain her former strength and inspired by her faith in God as healer—she persevered, pursuing the study of natural health and exploring the realm of Kripalu yoga. And in 2008, the year the stock market finally apologized for crashing, she founded Life’s Journey Yoga and Wellness as an oasis of healing and spiritual peace for all those who suffer. Today, Kimberli’s studio is the flagpole around which a congregation of talented therapists, acupuncturists, and yoga instructors gathers every day. Their focus is always fixed on wellness, whether the context is yoga, nutrition counseling, life coaching, or hypnosis therapy. Kimberli and company’s life philosophy makes room for the kids, too—holistic consultations are available for children, as are integrative YogaKids classes.
Licensed chiropractic physicians Dr. Kelly Huber and Dr. Lee Ann Fowler take the helm of Chiropractic Plus's spine-soothing staff, who cosset and correct corporeal aches with chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and customized wellness regimens. The team members join forces to cultivate a full roster of pain-relieving services, such as acupuncture, neuromuscular massages, and detoxifying ionic footbaths. They bolster the tried-and-true treatments with an arsenal of state-of-the-art gadgetry—including on-site x-ray equipment and laser chiropractic tools—and contemporary modalities, such as the Graston technique, a system that utilizes six stainless steel instruments to soothe away chronic inflammation in the soft tissues. To fortify overall health, the staff can even devise personalized physical therapy and nutrition plans.
Julee Miller never wondered what she wanted to be when she grew up. She knew she was destined for a career in healthcare, and her time spent volunteering at the Bay Pines VA Hospital's physical-therapy department only solidified her trajectory. She graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a master's degree after achieving a bachelor's in athletic training. She also added a massage-therapy license to her resume, with certifications in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, prenatal massage, and reflexology.
Now Julee is a board-certified acupuncturist who skillfully executes Master Tung's pain-management techniques at Health Pointe Jacksonville. In addition to acupuncture and massage, her services include infrared-sauna treatments and weight-loss programs, and she focuses on women’s health by treating hormonal imbalances and infertility. Her clientele includes professional athletes, as well as golf, running, and biking enthusiasts. According to Julee, she worked with the 2004 Olympic massage-therapy team, where she provided therapeutic treatments to all the overworked, injured, and cyborg athletes.
Jacksonville Chiropractic & Acupuncture, on the south side, is a full service alternative treatment center for chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy. The center focuses on natural and alternative healing and treating the whole person to prevent injuries and conditions from affecting their quality of life. Dr. Jeremiah Carlson will detail an individualized treatment and wellness plan according to patient’s needs and conditions, and the clinic teams up with Massage Suite to provide massage therapy services, as well as Brandon Lee who serves as the acupuncturist. From the state of the art office, with cream walls, a welcome and information counter at the entrance and well-equipped adjustment, massage and acupuncture treatment rooms with comfortable therapy beds, patients can have all their integrative care in one convenient location. Most insurance is accepted as well as family plans and flexible payment arrangements are also available.
A Parker College of Chiropractic graduate, Doctor of Chiropractic Alan Smith was unsure where to begin his chiropractic practice, so he let fate decide for him by throwing a dart at a map. He settled in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2001, opening a practice based on the five axioms of heath: chiropractic, exercise, positive mental attitude, nutrition, and sleep. After a decade, Dr. Alan relocated to Florida, where he continues his mission to restore bodies to their optimal states of wellness.
Dr. Alan thoroughly explains chiropractic science to all who enter his practice and discusses expectations and results before each patient undergoes any treatment. This complimentary consultation helps Dr. Alan and his patients work together to develop a customized-treatment plan based on the patients’ individual needs.
Holding a bachelor's degree in health science in one hand and a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the other, Haley Honeysett exercises her wealth of knowledge and depth of experience with holistic remedies at the helm of Honeysett Acupuncture. Employing the ancient techniques perfected by Chinese acupuncturists over 2,500 years, Haley and her staff stimulate specific points across clients' bodies using hair-thin needles, helping boost blood flow and treat diverse ailments such as back pain, migraines, insomnia, and trouble digesting swords. Haley also has experience using the therapy to support clients' fertility and to cultivate inner butterfly gardens.