Whether you suffer from a chronic cough, a bad back, or a suspicion that your slow metabolism and uncontrollable high-fiving are somehow related, the fully licensed and friendly practitioners at Yong Kang Chinese Medicine will assess your situation, make a diagnosis, and design a treatment plan. Like detectives on a hunt for truant vital energies, they'll ask you in-depth questions about your health history and how you've been feeling before performing a brief physical exam.
Maureen Fox Acupuncture's needle-wielder draws on experience as a registered nurse as well as training in traditional Chinese medicine to battle stress and chronic conditions with acupuncture. Initial sessions last approximately 90 minutes, beginning with a consultation in which patients describe health concerns and expectations through a half-hour interpretive dance. Afterward, skilled hands guide hair-thin needles to some of the roughly 2,000 acupuncture points across the body that can ease anxiety, bolster fertility, and increase the energizing flow of chi.
With a master's degree in Chinese medicine from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, acupuncturist Heather Wheeler strives to relieve pain and discomfort by redirecting chi (energy flow) at the behest of thin needles gently placed under the skin. Each treatment is preceded by a 90-minute initial consultation, during which she discusses the patient's past and present health issues in terms of Chinese medicinal practice. Once she has an idea of what needs to be done, she gingerly slides the disposable needles under the skin and allows the patient to relax for 20 minutes in a private room. She then removes the needles and performs further feats of chi legerdemain, which may include tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (gentle skin abrasion), and nanna nanna boo boo (the technique of mocking pain until it dissipates in shame). The first acupuncture appointment lasts about 1.5 hours, and the follow-up appointment is only an hour, barring unforeseen needle thievery committed by the knitting club next door.
Dr. Steven J. Ryan ventured into chiropractic medicine after experiencing its healing effects firsthand, overcoming a slew of athletic injuries that didn't improve with conventional treatments. Today, he takes a holistic approach with each patient, often combining chiropractic care with services such as acupuncture, cold-laser therapy, and nutritional counseling. In addition to his work helping clients overcome pain, regain function, and restore alignment, Dr. Ryan takes a great deal of pride in his supervised weight-loss program.
Doctor of Chiropractic Zach LaBoube will use a series of carefully placed needles to provide electrical stimulation to specific points on the ear, which can mediate the physiological symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. While auriculotherapy may help eliminate cravings and lessen the discomfort of snubbing your very last cancer stick, liberating yourself from tobacco's hacking grip takes personal commitment. Read up on how you can couple InsideOut's spot-on pokes with motivational techniques to quit here.
The board-certified medical professionals at Citrin Chiropractic Center deftly knead the knots out of muscles and meticulously examine skeletal alignments for pain-causing irregularities. A 60-minute swedish massage propels waves of relaxation throughout the body, soothing aching joints and ligaments with movable pressure, vibration, friction, and compression enacted along the body’s muscles and soft tissues. The benefits of massage are numerous and can include chronic-pain relief and a greater range of flexibility and motion for high-fiving parade stilt walkers. During the chiropractic exam, one of the center’s chiropractors will thoroughly inspect your spine’s function and structure for abnormalities that rattle the nervous system and cause the body to spontaneously break-dance. The chiropractors scan physiques for nerve interference, which may be the culprit behind a range of ailments, such as neck and back pain or headaches.