Chris Szarka, M.S.W. strives to help psychotherapy clients find real-world solutions to their current problems, rather than digging back into the past. Her sessions incorporate energy-healing techniques as well as talk therapy to help clients achieve lasting emotional change. This holistic approach to healing is typical of staff at Integrated Health Center, whose licensed practitioners meld Eastern and Western medical practices. Within private rooms wrapped in hues of cream and taupe, staffers ease out illness with services that include mental health counseling, nutritional coaching, chiropractic, and acupuncture. The practitioners also empower clients to find their own voice for self-advocacy by teaching them to sing their medical history to the tune of their choice of top 40 hits.
Although becoming a doctor is a good way to make any family proud, the family of Dr. Zhizhong Nan—of Nan's Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic—were especially delighted upon his graduation. That's because by going into acupuncture, Dr. Nan became the third generation of his family to practice this ancient art. Now, more than than 20 years later, he uses his experience in traditional Chinese medicine to heal patients for a range of maladies. Using tiny needles, he can harness the body's chi and natural energy to heal itself, whether he's calming down kids with ADHD or helping insomniacs get to sleep at night. His treatments can also be used for more debilitating illnesses, from pain to asthma to TMJ. Rather than just alleviating symptoms by prescribing numbing medication or giving patients more and more candy until they feel better, acupuncture helps Dr. Nan resolve the core issue behind illnesses.
Camille Rodriguez, the woman behind Jade Moon Acupuncture & Wellness, graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in April 2012. To earn her degree, Ms. Rodriguez completed 2,265 hours of education, 525 hours of clinical acupuncture, and about 30 minutes of paperwork.
She puts this experience to good use during acupuncture sessions that treat pain, stress, and other health issues. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez practices Chinese medicine such as cupping and moxibustion, which leverages the curative properties of burning mugwort to fortify blood health and bolster the healing process.
Deanna Kayyali helps patients find relief from pain by using a combination of the five branches of Oriental Medicine: Acupuncture and adjunct therapies; Chinese herbal remedies; diet and lifestyle analysis; bodywork; and meditation, self-awareness, and spiritual connection. The licensed acupuncturist and certified Reiki Master treats allergies, chronic aches, digestive issues, and smoking addiction.
When he was a young child, Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathon Mainieri's asthma could only be calmed by medications or the occasional trip to the hospital. However, after a trip to the chiropractor, his symptoms began to slowly and steadily improve. Now presiding over his own practice, Dr. Mainieri treats patients head to toe with the same holistic approach as well as some newer breakthroughs. A computerized nerve scan helps the doctor compile a complete medical history for each client and select the appropriate treatment from a trio of services. Tiffany Taylor soothes tense musculature with gentle massage, and Julianne Ambrosia blends acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine to encourage the body's natural energy flow. Dr. Mainieri performs gentle adjustments using state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques and gives clients that extra inch necessary to be tall enough for the best roller coasters.
Discover Health & Wellness's staff of chiropractors and massage therapists is dedicated to boosting clients’ overall well-being by building relationships and facilitating education. Initial consultations and noninvasive tests help discover undetected nerve damage or vertebrae playing musical chairs, allowing doctors to adjust spines and therapists to massage muscles with technical precision. The doctors themselves can vouch for the efficacy of chiropractic care. As a young man, Doctor of Chiropractic Cameron Hall worked on ski patrol. As he explains in his bio video, skiing for 10 hours a day took a hard-hitting toll on his back and knees, and nearly laid him low. Happily, a chiropractor on staff set his spine straight, saving him from a life bereft of his favorite hobbies, including rock climbing and river rafting. The experience inspired him to become a chiropractor.