Patricia Mahone and Barbara Simpson, the healers at Gate of Life, treat patients holistically, employing a combination of modern Western medicine and traditional Eastern acupuncture and moxibustion. The duo use their years of experience and understanding of Five Element acupuncture to treat the root cause of patients' pain. Sessions commence with an initial assessment, during which therapists evaluate patients' medical history and determine that they are not evil twins. The therapist then gently inserts the thin needles along the body, targeting specific energy points to help to relieve aches, strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels, and, ultimately, free up stagnant chi. Gate of Life also provides moxibustion sessions⎯burning cones made of the Chinese plant moxa⎯along the acupuncture's injection sites to enhance the treatment's effects.
New Health Chiropractic & Vibration Studio's husband-and-wife team of experienced chiropractors work together to pinpoint the cause of chronic symptoms, marshaling holistic services to help the body heal itself. Chiropractic treatments aim to unblock frazzled nervous systems, improving holistic health and the ability to snake through rush-hour traffic. Other noninvasive therapies, including whole-body vibration and nutritional programs, can reduce cellulite and enhance weight-loss efforts by detoxifying cells and boosting metabolism. The studio's signature total health solution package combines all of the above for a powerful approach that is greater than the sum of its parts.
License acupuncturist and massage therapist Jonathan McDonnell resents the term “alternative medicine”. To him, it implies that acupuncture, herbs, and traditional Chinese medicine are designed to replace modern medicine. But, as someone who worked as a physical therapist in the United States and trained in Chinese medicine in China, he believes Eastern and Western approaches to medicine complement each other. His clinic always tries to work with a patient’s primary-care physician, discussing treatment options and whether or not the patient is a cyborg before administering therapies, such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, and massages.
With years of experience working with FDA-cleared technologies, Doctor of Chiropractic Anthony Bianchi can perform a repertoire of services for patients that heal without resorting to conventional physical therapy, pain pills, and boo-boo kisses. Treatments such as laser therapy help the body release natural healing chemicals to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Those looking to lose weight can find a solution with whole-body vibration, which stimulates circulation and weight loss without the impact from weight-bearing exercise or really tight unitards.
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to physical health. Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Trzaska helps patients take control of their health by sharing her knowledge. She educates her clients while performing a variety of healing techniques, including drop-table adjustments, kinesiology taping, and Graston-technique massages, which incorporate smooth stainless-steel instruments to create a cross-friction movement across the soft tissues. Dr. Trzaska's practice also has elements of a spa; clients can relax in a Himalayan-salt infrared sauna, for example.