At Blue Ridge Chiropractic, licensed chiropractor Earl R. Hedrick and his staff eschew medication as they thwart bodily aches with hands-on services. Prior to each treatment, they meet with patients to unearth the sources of pain and hammer out a course of action that may range from spinal alignment to education in pain management without the use of drugs or puppy photos. For ailments ranging from arthritis to sports injury, the staff may suggest lifestyle changes as well as performing decompressions, acupuncture, and massages from certified massage therapist Samantha Williams.
After 20 years of waiting—a time spent studying reiki therapy and massage, as well as training 3.5 years to be a licensed acupuncturist—Carole Favero, L.Ac., realized her dreams of becoming an alternative-medicine practitioner when she opened Flying Dragon Acupuncture. Carole tailors her treatments, based on in-depth consultations with her patients, to help to combat any of the more than 140 ailments—such as fatigue, depression, and inhaled balloons—that the World Health Organization recognizes can be effectively treated by acupuncture.
Dr. Liu's passion for healing has taken her around the world. After receiving her doctor of medicine degree from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she went on to earn an additional master's degree in combined Eastern and Western medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Liu practiced in the city as a physician, focusing on an East-meets-West approach to health care before carefully folding her expertise and bringing it to the United States.
Today Dr. Liu draws on that experience while performing acupuncture treatments in her private office. She uses the ancient method to treat conditions such as depression, weight control, and women’s health issues. Dr. Liu’s pursuit of well-being extends beyond her healing practice—she also promotes mental and physical calm through her instruction of tai chi.
Licensed acupuncturist Teresa Green performs various types of traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbal therapy, to help treat her clients' ailments. Combining these services, she treats a variety of issues, from depression and digestive problems to pain and infertility. When she isn't busy helping people heal with acupuncture, Teresa may be found working on her health blog, writing health-related articles.
A dual-modality health-care clinic, Hawthorne Healing Arts integrates the naturopathic remedies of Craig T. Fasullo, ND, and the Chinese medicine of Maegan N. Hodge, LAc. Together, they develop programs of treatment aimed to restore patients to the peak of health⎯a state that goes beyond the lack of disease to an ebullient state of well being and immunity toward falling over. Through naturopathic medicine, Fasullo aims to reinforce the body's self-sufficiency with homeopathic treatments and nutritional counseling. Hodge, meanwhile, draws from broad training in herbalism and acupuncture to address a long list of ailments, from allergies to chronic pain.
The technicians at Advanced Skin Therapy look to both nature and science when smoothing out clients’ skin. Natural, organic serums help restore vibrant appearances with antioxidants such as ellagic acid and tannins. To reach tissues under the skin, technicians turn to the office’s microcurrent systems, which bend low-frequency energies to stimulate collagen production. These roused cells cause the skin to appear fuller, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, computer-keyboard indentations, and wrinkles.