After two decades of working in the medical field, Janie Medrano was disenchanted with pharmaceutical medicine. She decided to devote her time to teaching people how to treat what ails them through holistic means, rather than by swallowing pills or bubblegum-flavored band-aids. Janie opened The Wholistic Healing Center, where her greatest enjoyment is recommending options to meet clients’ nutritional or detoxification needs. She’s joined by Bonnie “Jodie” Huggins, an 11-year holistic veteran, who guides patrons to wellness through treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, reiki, and the emotional release of holistic kinesiology.
Doctor of Chiropractic Thomas Bithell established his practice in 2000, operating out of a small house in downtown Castle Rock. By 2006, his thriving practice needed a bigger home, so he decided to create a new space from the ground up that would feature large, private treatment rooms designed with the patient’s comfort in mind. Dr. Bithell takes the same kind of hands-on approach with his treatments, as opposed to old-timey doctors who just stared at spines until they cracked. He and his dedicated team employ natural, drug-free methods to help heal a variety of ailments, including headaches, back pain, and sport injuries, after first consulting with clients to better understand their symptoms and the root causes of their pain.
Doctor of Chiropractic John Stevens understands the wear an active lifestyle can have on the body. Over time, joints that are consistently put under stress can cause their owners aches and pains and start to limit movement. Dr. Stevens uses his chiropractic expertise to relieve his patients’ pain with nine different adjustment techniques, including full spinal adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and Thompson and Diversified techniques. Dr. Stevens also conducts cold-laser therapy to promote healing and utilizes the DRX9000C to treat patients with disc problems. He also teaches patients exercises and stretches they can use to avoid injury and prolong their ability to engage in and enjoy physical activities.
The experts at Healing Laser Centers can ease pain without a single touch. That's because they harness the healing power of the cold laser, a device that sends low levels of energy deep into strained and injured muscles to jump-start the healing process. In each 5- to 20-minute treatment, staffers suffuse the body with this powerful light energy to relieve pain caused by work stresses, athletic endeavors, or attempts to give itself a back massage. Many patients feel nothing during the treatment and often feel progressively better for days afterward. To enhance the technology's muscle-mending capabilities, the center also keeps massage therapists on staff for hands-on tension relief.
Versatile as a Swiss Army knife-wielding polymath, Julianne Ambrosia is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a professional member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. She is experienced in treating a variety of conditions, such as musculoskeletal, respiratory, and digestive, and is also trained in Oriental Medicine and adjunct therapies such as Chinese massage, Eastern nutrition, moxibustion, cupping, electric stimulation, guasha, auriculotherapy, and lollipop distribution.
Melanee Higgins decided to make a career out of colon hydrotherapy after seeing firsthand the benefits it yielded in her own life. Now an I-ACT-certified practitioner at Colorado's Best Colonics, she helps her patients purge harmful toxins from their bodies—in turn improving nutrient absorption, recalibrating internal pH levels, and boosting energy stores. She preaches proper hydration, advising patients to drink a gallon of water or a lake through a straw each day, and recommends increasing fiber intake before treatments for optimal results. Further cleansing can be found in her detoxifying body wraps and ionic foot baths, which eliminate poisons from the body and improve organ health.