Calming music wafts through Northwest Acupuncture's soothing, gently-lit confines, in which licensed acupuncturist Craig Jadown infuses well-being with holistic practices and Chinese herbal therapies. The clinic seeks to exorcize tension and chronic pain with a variety of Eastern techniques as potent as homemade jellybeans for each patient with a personalized consultation. Delve into the wisdom of time-tested treatments as 10–20 slender, flexible needles—designed to be largely painless—tap into sub-dermal deposits of personal energy. The single-use needles are left in place for up to 45 minutes, while patients relax beneath scented eye pillows that bestow the serenity of a lullaby sung by a panda. The acupuncturist may then recommend herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, or further sessions, as each individual requires.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
Chiropractics was founded in Davenport, Iowa nearly a century ago, which explains why Davenport native Dr. Jen thinks she was "born to be a chiropractor." Considering her passion for natural health and healing, she probably would have ended up in the profession no matter where she was born. Dr. Jen began her career as a certified massage therapist and then graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic at the age of 23, making her one of the youngest chiropractors in her class.
At Life Force Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Jen fulfills her destiny with treatments that relieve chronic pain and correct spinal misalignments. She relies on her own two hands as her primary tools, performing adjustments so gently that even babies register no cause for complaint.
At Movement Health & Rehab, Doctors of Chiropractic Seunghan Lim and David Fish draw on their wide-ranging specialties—which include acupuncture, adjustments, and nutritional consultations—in order to correct chronic back pain, sciatica, and more. Dr. Lim can also approach patients' health issues through functional medicine, which seeks to treat the underlying biochemical causes of symptoms.
Janine Jozwiak has hired a team of licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and Chinese-herbal-medicine experts to treat an eclectic list of ills since 2007, though her experience began somewhat earlier. In 2002 she decided to augment her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology with a three-year master’s in acupuncture, during which she discovered the world of traditional Chinese medicine. Today, she is a reiki master, a certified clinical medical thermographic technician, and a practitioner of a 2,500-year-old form of acupuncture. Her staff at Nature’s Balance Acupuncture maintains an arsenal of infrared saunas, ion cleanse foot baths, and Delta Pulse technology to find holistic and drug-free methods to ease stress and boost overall health.
When it comes to wellness, Doctor of Chiropractic Gregory Kuhlman knows that symptoms in one part of the body might be caused by a problem in an entirely different part. That's why he and his team approach chronic pain with a comprehensive set of treatments. After diagnostic testing reveals underlying causes of potential trouble, the team gets to work, relieving discomfort with everything from chiropractic alignments to physical therapy and massage. They also partner with healthcare providers throughout the community, helping them seamlessly incorporate their treatments into existing healthcare regimens.