Led by Shawn Taher, DC, who was recognized as one of Houston's Top Doctors in 2011 by H Texas Magazine, Body Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center takes a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to health. The staff, which includes a medical doctor, a chiropractor, physical therapists, and massage therapists, looks for the underlying causes of each problem. This allows them not only to effectively treat patients but also to suggest lifestyle adjustments for continued health. The center's medical clinic is designed to help patients suffering from ailments such as fibromyalgia, headaches, injuries, and backgammon withdrawal. Alternatively, the wellness spa is where clients come to receive massage therapy, Botox treatments, and laser hair-removal services.
While most of his peers were entering bars with fake IDs, 19-year-old Patrick McNamara was entering medical school. A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. McNamara takes a whole-body approach to wellness during his medical-spa services at The Skin Renewal Center. His staff gently abrades skin surfaces with microdermabrasion to remove damaged layers and targets faces with injectables that reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vaser liposuction removes fat using ultrasound technology that liquefies fat without disturbing surrounding tissues. Meanwhile, Thermage tightens skin with radio frequencies that stimulate collagen production using the theme to All Things Considered.
Acclaimed by Forbes as one of the United States' leading plastic-surgery providers in 2009, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery enhances natural beauty by tweaking clients' existing features. SkinMedica chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments both foster deep exfoliation and cell renewal, and laser hair removal lifts away body hair without harming or blinding the skin. Bianca Moreno, RN administers cosmetic injections for Botox, Juvederm, and more.
The chiropractic doctors at Clear Lake Chiropractic strive to treat the sources of pain and discomfort, not just the symptoms. X-rays help reveal potential issues, which the staff solves with adjustments and massage therapy. They also work to treat individuals who’ve been involved in motor-vehicle accidents or caught between hugging Robocops.
Element 5 Om’s owner and licensed acupuncturist Sheri Davidson focuses on making disparate parts work together as a whole. Sheri began her traditional Chinese medical studies in 2000, cultivating a passion for Japanese architecture and martial-arts along the way. Through her studies, Davidson has learned extensively in the fields of Acupuncture, moxibustion training, Chinese herbology, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Eastern medicine emphasizes a theory of interconnectedness. For example, the lungs affect the kidneys, which in turn affect the heart. To this end, the clinic’s range of services works to bring clients’ bodies into balance, without standard medications or excessive seesaws. Acupuncture guides the body’s energy flow into more healthful patterns by inserting fine needles into certain meridian points on the body. This is believed to stimulate the flow of energy and can treat a variety of chronic medical conditions, along with decreasing chronic pain. During cupping treatments, gentle suction coaxes tight muscles into releasing tension and toxins, whereas one-on-one health-coaching sessions help clients learn to live a life that fosters wellness.