In a New York Times article, Dr. Tong J. Gan—a professor of anesthesiology at Duke University—quickly summed up why acupuncture is popular among many of his patients who suffer from chronic headaches: “People who get acupuncture prefer it to medication because of the potential side effects of drugs,” he stated.
Stephen C. Nelson has devoted his career to this 100% holistic approach to therapy and overall wellness, offering an alternative or supplement to conventional treatments. Putting his master's degree in traditional Oriental medicine to use, he strategically places needles in various points on the body with hopes of opening up the body’s energy pathways. In addition to rendering clients temporarily invincible against roving bands of wild balloon animals, he strives to help them overcome ailments that range from arthritis and tennis elbow to depression and nicotine addiction. Nelson meets with patients during complimentary consultations and usually offers same-day appointments.
There was a silver lining to be found in an auto accident. After Brian Hanks underwent chiropractic care and massage therapy in the wake of his car crash, the efficacy of those treatments inspired his eventual career choice—doctor of chiropractic. Now, Dr. Hanks practices at Muscle Science Chiropractic, helping others by specializing in functional neurology therapy, diagnosing and treating brain lesions to boost the health of the nervous system. He also uses craniosacral therapy, acupressure, and lymphatic drainage to get to the source of clients’ maladies. Another pillar of Dr. Hanks’s treatment regimen is massage therapy, which he renders in modalities such as deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point.
When chiropractor Dr. John Owings adjusts a spine, he works with a partner who has no spine at all: the FDA-cleared ProAdjuster. The machine helps him locate hubs of spinal discomfort, which he and his team then treat with a slew of modalities, from chiropractic adjustments to massage and trigger point therapy. All his practice’s treatments eschew drugs and surgery, instead focusing on wellness fundamentals that can be addressed non-invasively. The team realigns spines, bolsters energy flow, and facilitates proper nutrition through meal plans, which help patients avoid unhealthy dishes such as mac ‘n’ cheese, or Ebola ‘n’ glass shards.
At Healthy Habits the experienced team helps clients find relief from chronic pain and muscular conditions by tailoring her massage modalities to their needs. The team offers a wide variety of treatment methods including deep-tissue massages, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release treatments. To help heal injuries and inflammation, they employ a medley of stretching, joint movement, and compression along with a soft-hand technique that increases comfort. Their relaxation techniques counteract stressful stimuli, and their pregnancy massage gives expectant mothers blissful relief from backaches and nausea.
Dr. Szagesh and his team at Health First Chiropractic Clinic P.C. aim to relieve musculoskeletal pain through a variety of services. X-rays and posture screenings can detect misaligned backbones during an initial consultation. On consequent visits, staff work to straighten spines and soothe aches with chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massage.
Trained at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Ryan Klier is now more than 10 years into his chiropractic career, which has taken him to the South. Over that time, he has helped thousands of patients, ranging from babies to the elderly and including athletes, to improve their quality of life.