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.
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 newly-opened Northwest Medical and Urgent Care Center pairs knowledgeable medical professionals with modern care equipment to serve a variety of patient needs. The facility houses not only medical and urgent care facilities, but also an onsite pharmacy, rehabilitation area, diagnostics lab, plastic surgery office, and sleep center. As doctors diagnose ailments and injuries, staff members fluent in Spanish, Polish, Serbian, Arabic, and Russian translate patient concerns to professionals and medical directions to patients, saving everyone the trouble of communicating via charades.
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.