One of the main contributing factors that makes Dr. Chris Jacobi such a successful chiropractor is that he's been involved with athletics for most of his life. Playing several sports in high school and college helped him better understand how the body works and how the muscles interconnect - experience that he applies to everyone he treats. With that base of knowledge to inspire him, he went on to earn his doctorate of chiropractic degree before entering the field and to establish a practice that focuses on connecting with clients on a personal level to fulfill their unique needs. As his practice has grown, so have his treatments, which now encompass mechanical massage to help relax muscles, stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as chiropractic adjustments.
Acupuncture of Iowa's certified practitioners draw on their varied backgrounds in ancient Chinese medicine and athletic training to alleviate a cornucopia of modern ailments, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain. After a presession assessment pinpoints the best pin points for your physical complaint—be it tennis elbow or a migraine from Iowa City's new "everything's fine" siren—Laura strategically places tiny ultra-thin needles in precise locations on the body, which stimulate a natural internal healing process. The relaxing treatment corrects any kinks in the body's energy flow, and Chinese herbs and traditional medicines help speed up the healing. The National Institutes of Health concluded in 1997 that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including asthma, allergies, and menstrual cramps.
The doctors and therapists at Washington Street Wellness Center—who specialize in areas such as natural medicine, chiropractic, and massage therapy—work as a team to craft personalized medical regimens that draw on their collective wisdom and talents. Nutritional advice and natural medicine form the basis for many treatments that take a holistic approach to managing hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal complaints, and a variety of other ailments. The center’s chiropractors straighten the spines of those suffering from chronic back pain, and on-site massage therapists call upon therapeutic and relaxation techniques to alleviate stresses from sitting in traffic jams and tossing bulky SUVs to the side of the road.