Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Khouri, the exclusive chiropractor of College of Charleston athletics, was born prematurely without fully developed lungs. As a result, he suffered from severe asthma and other respiratory problems throughout his early childhood, at least until he was referred to a chiropractor. After undergoing chiropractic care, he noticed that his asthma attacks were significantly less severe, and so, at the age of 6, he decided he would grow up to be a chiropractor and not the dinosaur most little boys dream of being.
Now, at Khouri Chiropractic Health Massage, Dr. Khouri and his nimble-fingered team assuage patients' aches with holistic, integrated medicine. He and his staff prioritize chiropractic and massage among their many treatments, utilizing adjustments and muscle-manipulation to ease aches and help bodies heal themselves. An acupuncturist is on hand to insert hair-thin needles into specific body parts and stimulate the body's chi, and nutrition and exercise advice help fortify the body. Now, at Khouri Chiropractic Health Solutions, Dr. Khouri and his nimble-fingered team assuage patients' aches with holistic, integrated medicine. He and his staff prioritize chiropractic and massage among their many treatments, utilizing adjustments and muscle-manipulation to ease aches and help bodies heal themselves. An acupuncturist is on hand to insert hair-thin needles into specific body parts and stimulate the body's chi, and nutrition and exercise advice help fortify the body.
Nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Sarah Stowers amassed her expertise in holistic medicine from her studies in both America and China. Using traditional acupuncture treatments, she targets a range of symptoms, from headaches and insomnia to sports injuries. Sarah's training in muscular and skeletal pain, women's health issues, and allergies helps her tailor her treatments to each client's condition before the acupuncture session begins. Arranging groups of hair-thin, disposable needles along corporal pathways, she stimulates nerve responses to restore the body's natural flow of energy. For after-work treatments, Charleston Acupuncture accommodates guests and method actors recently cast as porcupines with extended hours, along with same-day appointments based on availability.
Clinic director Dr. Matthew Hunter––who was chosen to work the Summer Olympics in 1996 and has treated sports greats Dan O'Brien and Evander Holyfield––oversees Real Health's highly trained staff of muscle-menders that safely alleviates irksome aches so the body can heal properly. During 30-minute and 60-minute massages, fingers manipulate sore muscles to lure pain from their dwellings in necks, backs, and suppressed memories of charley horses before propelling them into the harsh light of day. Physician and Hope for Autism founder Dr. Renee Tocco also offers specialized treatment for children and adults with special needs, treating those with conditions such as autism, attention-deficit disorder, and fibromyalgia.
As a teenager, Andrew Browder enjoyed playing soccer and wrestling—at least until he began to suffer pain in his knees and feet. He ended up in the office of an orthopedic surgeon, who didn't seem to understand his ailments and couldn't offer a solution. A decade passed before Andrew made his first appointment with a rolfing therapist. Almost immediately, the pain he had been feeling for years began to dissipate and his posture improved.
At his own rolfing practice, Andrew treats patients with the same techniques that did so much for his own health. During sessions, he manipulates the body's connective tissues, gently realigning joints with a focus on the entire body as opposed to the source of symptoms. Patients often visit because of one particular issue, such as an injury or posture thrown askew by a childhood spent sailing the high seas, but Andrew's treatments seek to restore all-around balance.
Everyday worries soon melt away after clients enter the colorful interior of Integrative Wellness, where Dr. Rafael Llop and his team provide chiropractic insights, therapeutic massages, and oncology services. Massage therapists calm the body with reiki and deep-tissue techniques, and oncology services include hair-loss solutions, compression garments, and mastectomy products.
At The Joint, virtually every aspect of the visitation is designed around patient convenience. Instead of scheduling appointments, patients simply walk in and fill out paperwork. A doctor is onsite to minimize wait time. During exams, patients stay comfortable in their street clothes or favorite footed pajamas while the doctors examine their spine, searching for subluxations and bulges. They devise a treatment plan that can include chiropractic adjustments, which typically only take about 10 minutes.
Trained as a nurse before becoming a nationally certified acupuncturist and herbalist, Robert Stanford uses ancient Chinese techniques to help bring bodies into functional harmony. During the acupuncture session, tiny needles are strategically placed in precise locations on the body to stimulate internal healing. An initial consultation and exam provide an opportunity to question a knowledgeable professional and a sounding board to try out a new batch of doctor jokes on. Taking into account variables such as lifestyle and diet, Coastal Acupuncture can address health conditions including anxiety, allergies, and pain. Like a cactus gearing up for swimsuit season, patients will be de-spined and ready to go in 60–90 minutes.