New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
The year the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded, its leaders met to decide on a succinct yet comprehensive definition of health. The WHO settled on the following explanation: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." The definition remains unchanged to this day, and its holistic intent continues to guide Balancing Point's Dr. Kristina Chung.
Dr. Chung's interest in holistic remedies stretches back to her childhood in South Korea, when her parents would use acupuncture and medical teas to treat common maladies. As she grew older, Dr. Chung turned this interest into a profession with a BS degree from Ball State University, followed by a doctoral degree in chiropractic and certificate in acupuncture from National University of Health Science.
When she founded Balancing Point Center for Wellness in 2000, Dr. Chung sought to create a wellness center that treats the individual as a whole, not just a list of symptoms. Along with her team, Dr. Chung addresses her patients' complete mental and physical health, including digestive, respiratory, weight loss, and emotional issues. Acupuncture and chiropractic care remain the doctor's specialties, but she also incorporates other Western and Eastern treatments when necessary. This might mean designing individually customized medical weight-loss programs, administering various massage therapies, or even treating pain with a non-invasive device that sends out small shockwaves.
Ravenswood Health Center's professional staff synthesizes fitness routines and chiropractic services, bestowing fit-seekers the power to sculpt their ideal physiques and achieve a properly functioning form. To pump up muscles and endurance, the modern fitness area imbues flexers with myriad cardio equipment, free weights, and training implements more modern than the vibrating-belt exercise machine. Dr. Jason Fennema, a licensed doctor of chiropractic, employs techniques such as spinal adjustment and electrical muscle stimulation, which can soothe chronic pain and injuries.
The professional wellness team at hpiChicago strives to keep exercisers injury-free by integrating fitness training with physical therapy and chiropractic care. Licensed chiropractors and therapists can devise custom plans to treat chronic pain based on clients’ medical histories and favorite pro wrestlers. A fully equipped gym with treadmills, kettlebells, and weight machines hosts boot camps and personal-training sessions with an emphasis on injury prevention, helping ease recovering patients back into exercise routines.
Dr. Andrew Gard returns wavering vertebrae to alignment at Chicago Spinal Care by incorporating his chiropractic expertise into nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and other methods that work together to maintain physical health. The clinic's holistic approach to revitalizing bodies allows the staff to search for underlying causes of physical discomfort, such as past injuries or swallowed handcuff keys, and adjust treatments to each client's problem areas.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.