Dr. Ayesha Qureshi employs certification in Active Release Techniques and a holistic, full-body approach to inspect and remedy aching physiques. The 45- to 60-minute treatment package kicks off with a thorough discussion about the patient’s corporeal concerns and medical history, including former muscle injuries or careers as human cannonballs. Next, Dr. Qureshi scrutinizes spines and examines aches, and if necessary, employs x-ray vision to further examine bone positioning. Patients in need of bodily rehabilitation can indulge in individually tailored exercises that target an entire throbbing region rather than a localized point. Customized workouts aim to rehabilitate injuries by fostering bonds between muscles and ligaments that are stronger than that between Santa and the ninth reindeer, who doesn't have to pull the sleigh.
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.
Dr. Jeff Allyn has been a practicing chiropractic physician for more than two decades. In 1994, he opened the doors to his own practice at Berkley Chiropractic Clinic. Here, Dr. Allyn and his staff manage issues with muscles and bones in an honest, ethical fashion, zeroing in on each individual's unique needs. The process typically starts with a free consultation, which enables Dr. Allyn to pinpoint problem areas and determine whether or not a patient is actually just two pranksters stacked on each other's shoulders. From there, the doc and his staff decide if chiropractic manipulative care is an option, and if other forms of therapy, such as massage, could also be helpful.
Before Rebecca became the owner of Shanti Yoga, she spent 13 years in the financial industry. Now she fuses her practical knowledge with her love of yoga to help others gain peace in their minds and their wallets. While drawing on her background in Sivananda yoga, Rebecca––a Yoga Alliance instructor––helms a team of teachers who lead classes inside a quaint red-brick building. The instructors help pupils forge healthy minds and bodies with Vinyasa, Agni, and Yin yoga techniques.
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 McCarthy and Doctor of Chiropractic Elizabeth Biehl, 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, Randilynn, Amber, Tonya and Guistina, who share years of experience, the adjoining massage center supplements spinal services by relieving chronic aches in joints and stimulating circulation for faster recovery time.
As a vegetarian teen exploring meditation and yoga, Kathryn Knox probably did not expect that as an adult, she would cement her interest in the intersection of spirituality and health with a stint in the military and a grueling exam. The path to becoming a board-certified doctor of naturopathy and opening A Touch of Grace began with jobs in a health-food restaurant, a health-food store, and a health and fitness club carved out inside a giant apple. Along the way, she complimented her growing knowledge of nutrition with massage therapy and yoga-teacher training. Her progress was interrupted by a two-year enlistment in the U.S. Army, where she entered the 10th Special Forces, a Green Beret unit. Her curiosity about human physiology only deepened when she was away, so she became a licensed emergency medical technician after her enlistment, showing a proficiency that earned her a scholarship to nursing school. Drawn still to holistic healing, she turned down the offer and instead pursued energy healing and completed the Naturopathic Physicians course at Trinity College.
Now she oversees A Touch of Grace with more than a quarter century of experience. Massage is her principle focus, given that she is skilled in 14 modalities. Among them are traditional Swedish and deep-tissue therapies that relax and heal injury, respectively, a Hawaiian style that mimics the roll of the ocean, and a series that eases women's bodies during pregnancy. As a doctor of naturopathy, she can evaluate your health with a 10-point exam that results in programs of Isotonix supplements and herbal tinctures.