Growing up in Hangzhou, Jin Fang spent much of her time in her parents' hospital pharmacy. She watched, entranced, as her mother blended skin creams, and perched on a tall stool as her father mixed a rainbow of colored formulas into new medicines. That fascination stayed with Jin throughout her life. In 1995, she rekindled a partnership with former classmate and Shanghai native John Shang, who was also raised by medical practitioners and had pursued a career in orthopedic surgery for 13 years in China. They married, and together brought their passion for herbal medicine and traditional Chinese healing practices to upstate New York. Today, they blend more than 30 years each of acupuncture experience and Chinese and Western healing methods to ease clients' pain, depression, and anxiety. They release endorphins and balance energy during acupuncture treatments, massage tense muscles using tui na Chinese massage, and open pores and miniature gardens during sessions of herbal facial steaming. Jin, John, and their staff also provide nutritional counseling and yoga instruction for patients looking to reverse infertility. Their treatments complement a range of herbal medications, many of which Jin formulated after first encountering depression, anxiety, and insomnia among Cornell University and Ithaca College students. Her roster of herbal formulas includes Happy Mood, which treats depression, Baby Boom, which addresses infertility, and Grow Taller, which aims to stimulate bone growth in children and enable adults to clean the gutters with ease.
Doctor of Chiropractic Ellis Smith believes that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care?he even extends his services to children, as some treatments may reduce the severity of allergies, asthma, and ADD. He realigns the spines of adult patients with adjustments or refers them to on-staff massage therapist Ayla Fialko,?who gently works out muscular kinks. Fialko also provides body waxing out of Kamala Therapeutic Services, enabling patients to look as smooth on the outside as they feel on the inside after a treatment.
Doctor of Chiropractic George Kraft is passionate about treating his patients with chiropractic care and holistic medicine because he knows first-hand just how effective they can be. After he suffered a stroke that let him partially paralyzed, Dr. Kraft abandoned traditional medicine and turned to chiropractic methods and alternative medicine. He has since regained 95% of his mobility.
Today at his practice, Dr. Kraft applies these same therapies to help his own patients overcome their health problems, including lower-back pain, sciatica, migraines, allergies, and addictions. He manually adjusts spines, eases pain with needleless acupuncture treatments, and dispenses Chinese herbs. He also teaches patients corrective exercises that help prevent further injuries, and he provides nutritional tips for designing a diet.
Dr. Kraft not only treats adults, but also kids and infants as young as 1 day old. And since he believes that wellness begins in the womb, he offers healthcare to pregnant women.
Dr. Czulada wears his title comfortably after 25 years of practice, but he wasn’t born a doctor. He earned his designation with dual biology degrees and extensive chiropractic training at the National College of Chiropractic. Along the way, he also earned recognition for his exemplary bedside manner, garnering the Scranton Times-Tribune reader’s choice award for Best Chiropractor in Scranton. Over the course of his career, he has adjusted more than 10,000 spines, gaining knowledge from each of them. Dr. Czulada and his staff combine their experience with insights gleaned from x-rays and consultations to create customized treatment regimens for each patient or pop-up tent they encounter.
Most people would agree that they need a little TLC in their lives. This is especially true when the acronym stands for "Therapeutic Lifestyle Choices." Drs. Jerry and Joe Rosney take this into account as they examine their patients and formulate personalized treatment plans to address patient health concerns. Whether they’re treating whole families or individual clients, TLC's chiropractors always approach healing with a holistic outlook. Their in-office care is only part of an equation that includes regular exercise and proper nutrition.
Parker Chiropractic's licensed massage therapist, Rhonda Shute, kneads worries into thin air with treatments designed to promote relaxation and relieve muscle tension. Anxiety-ridden areas are smoothed into submission for one hour, loosening knots and revealing inter-organ chatter about the appendix. A 30-minute performance evaluation, patterned after those utilized in professional sports medicine, is designed to diagnose potential soft-tissue problems. The staff devises a treatment plan for each patient, which may include boosting tissue strength through conditioning or removing hefty backpacks full of bowling-ball catalogs. Doctor of Chiropractic Parker is an American Chiropractic Association member with a specialization in rehabilitating painful work injuries and acute or chronic athletic injuries.