As a licensed acupuncturist and a board-certified Chinese herbalist, Danielle Walters considers herself to be an ambassador for the benefits of Oriental medicine. When meeting with patients for the first time, she collects background information on their medical history, current health-care concerns, and latent superpowers before beginning the acupuncture treatment and explaining what it will entail.
These treatments use hair-thin, precisely placed needles to promote the healthy flow of the body's life energy, which is traditionally referred to as its chi. The theory behind acupuncture is that freely circulating chi can help to restore holistic inner balance while relieving the symptoms of digestive disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and neurological conditions.
Before she became a certified reflexologist, Karen Kuehmeier Rosolowski used reflexology to help keep her own children happy and healthy for eight years. She also earned certification in anatomy and physiology, and she continues to expand her knowledge of meridians and energy forces. Inside her massage room, candlelight flickers against Japanese-style room dividers. After clients settle into a cushioned chair or onto a therapy table, they can fall asleep or chat with Karen as she massages their bare feet with reflexology techniques facilitated by lotion or essential oils. While Karen works, she targets the 7,200 nerve endings in feet, which relate to other areas of the body by way of a vast network of blood vessels, tissue, and ethernet cables. When properly executed, reflexology can subdue stress, increase circulation, and strengthen the immune system.
Certified reiki practitioner Marcela Campillo wishes to evoke samasta in her clients—a Sanskrit word meaning wholeness or completeness. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Marcela can decongest energy channels with a reiki session, or restore balance with crystal-healing and aromatherapy techniques. Spiritual life coaching is also available to guide clients through life’s complicated questions such as “why am I here?” and “why is a peanut neither a pea, nor a nut?”
It?s 6:30 p.m. and another one of Dr. Jack Saia?s free seminars is about to begin. For the next hour, the conversation will focus on weight-loss techniques, tools, and services, which include herbal body wraps, weight-loss programs, and infrared saunas. The center's technological arsenal also includes ZenFrames, an eyewear-headphone combo that emits soothing pulses of light and sound that, when combined with audio sessions, can help patients break unhealthy habits, such as smoking and picking fights with bears.
Trained in the treatment of a wide variety of aches and ailments, Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Nightingale specializes in helping getting athletes back on their feet after an injury. His techniques have helped professional hockey players, lacrosse players, and golfers return to the ice, field, or putt-putt course, and drivers recover faster after an auto accident. He uses computerized gait analysis to fit patients for orthotic shoe inserts and nutritional counseling to restore vitality to patients? diets.