Optimal Wellness Family Chiropractic’s savvy spine specialists, including Doctor of Chiropractic Michaella Walter, who was featured on Examiner.com, and Doctor of Chiropractic Jennifer Boechler, tend to a wide range of ailments by mitigating subluxations in the spine that may hinder the nervous system and overall well-being. The doors at Optimal Wellness Family Chiropractic are wide open to every type of humanoid, including pregnant women and children, whose complaints of colic, earaches, and allergic reactions may lessen with treatment.
Chiropractic alignment for new and existing clients treats musculoskeletal complaints and aims to prevent disks from slipping due to athletic activity or mislaid banana peels in the spine. Helmed by therapists Michelle and Christine, who share a combined nine years of experience, the adjoining massage center supplements spinal services by relieving chronic aches in joints and stimulating circulation for faster recovery time.
For more than five years, founder of Renaissance Chiropractic Life Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Upchurch, suffered from lower-back pain and sciatica, often going for days with numb hands and the inability to stand. His standard medical treatment involved taking pills, but these evinced little change in his condition until he submitted himself to chiropractic care. Inspired by his dramatic transformation, Dr. Upchurch entered Life Chiropractic College, where he mastered the spinal-manipulation techniques that helped restore his own health. Dr. Upchurch uses these natural methods to assuage the aches of his clients and continues to receive regular adjustments himself to gird his active lifestyle and prevent his vertebrae from fossilizing.
Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Tominello has been a believer in the healing potential of spinal care since the age of 10, when he received his first chiropractic treatment. Since then, he has gotten taller, graduated from the Life College School of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and logged more than 15 years practicing holistic medicine. Dr. Tominello takes satisfaction in helping his patients find relief from pain, and refers them to other healthcare providers when they have an ailment outside of his wheelhouse.
Pistons player Tayshaun Prince may have a few feet on Dr. Shuyun Xu, but when it comes to treating pain and walking through doorways without ducking, she’s the star. A photo of the towering NBA player and Dr. Xu on her website shows the pair beaming after a session, speaking to the adeptness of her skills and the warmth of her personality. Both her talent and joy stem from a life spent helping others. Dr. Xu’s quest toward holistic healing began when she was 5 and started learning traditional Chinese techniques from her mother and grandmother. She went on to study at some of China’s leading universities and hospitals before importing her skills to Troy Acupuncture Center. Here, her patients reap the benefits of her learning through acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion treatments.
All three traditional Chinese practices aim to unblock chi—energy that flows through the body along channels. Through the insertion of fine acupuncture needles, pressure from cupping, or the burning of moxibustion’s signature herb, Dr. Xu frees blocked chi and helps assuage a plethora of conditions ranging from insomnia and smoking addiction to infertility and hypertension.
Though they traffic in Swedish, hot-stone, and shiatsu massages and other traditional forms of bodywork, the therapists at Sacred Garden Healing Arts Center don't confine themselves to conventional treatments in designing their clients' pain-relief regimens. Instead they call upon such alternative therapies as reiki, which involves placing hands over the body's energy centers, and pranic healing, which manipulates the body's life force using a no-touch technique that won't be interrupted by rappers commanding people to throw their hands in the air like they just don't care. The center's treatments are meant to complement one another, so after craniosacral therapy or a Native American raindrop massage, patrons can retire to the salt room, where they can inhale air rich with Dead Sea salt, which can help to clear sinuses and relieve skin problems, among myriad other benefits.