Far removed from the revolving door of many health clinics, Doctor of Naturopathy Ashley D. May takes time to get to know his patients. Before administering any of his drug-free services, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or chiropractic adjustments, he learns about patients through consultations, combing through their health history and telephoning their high-school principal. He uses this information to formulate a custom treatment to help clients overcome a full range of ailments.
The doctors at Comprehensive Natural Medicine understand that health is a combination of many factors. They work to promote that all-over wellness by combining the science of western medicine with traditional eastern therapies such as acupuncture and Tui Na massage. Personalized treatments are tailored to fit each patient like a bespoke suit, and can address issues ranging from diabetes and asthma to depression and anxiety.
Before she channels chi, Emerald Gate Acupuncture owner Renee Benedict has a conversation with her clients. During the chat, she asks questions about their health issues and lifestyle, making mental notes that help her customize upcoming treatments. During the sessions themselves, clients need only relax as Renee redirects the flow of their bodily energy using sterile, hair-thin needles.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Lei Ding helps customers treat conditions—ranging from chronic pain to asthma—with acupuncture and other Chinese medicinal practices, including cupping detox and Tai chi. To ensure each client's safety, she uses only pharmaceutical-grade Chinese medicinal herbs and single-use, disposable sterile needles during acupuncture.
The staff at Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic believe that, because it's the body's communication center, the spine’s condition can affect the health of the entire body. During treatment sessions, chiropractors correct the alignment of vertebrae with up-to-date techniques—such as motion palpitation, which detects dysfunctional joints, and active release, which treats overused muscles with motion techniques—that are gentler than past methods and more effective than propping patients up with puppet strings. Other corrective techniques, such as exercises and massage therapy, retrain the muscles to support correct alignment. The clinic specializes in rehabilitating clients with injuries from accidents and other traumas, though they can help patients of all ages and backgrounds maintain good spinal health.
Doctor of Chiropractic Christopher Wolff, an Ironman triathlete, doesn't simply treat distressed bodies at Vitality Specific Chiropractic, he utilizes techniques that focus on proactivity and preventing health problems. He and his staff of chiropractors employ the Blair upper-cervical technique to adjust the top two spinal vertebrae and correct the connection between the body and brain. This allows the body to ultimately repair itself so it can once again be in optimum health and able to fly. The team combines this preventative treatment with massage to improve posture, strengthen the immune system, and reduce blood pressure.