The practitioners at Dallas Lifestyle Management Clinic help patients find relief from stress, pain, and excess weight with chiropractic medicine and alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Mark Currington, the clinic's founder and chiropractic practitioner, delivers acute spinal care along with preventative wellness measures. His team of licensed massage therapists keeps the body chugging along by applying a range of massage modalities or simply winding up its clockwork motor. Slimming options include methods as varied as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) drops and the ear staple.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Acupuncture and Reiki
Pro Tip: Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time; relax with a cup of tea.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I became a licensed massage therapist in 1986, and was introduced to acupuncture by my Shiatsu teacher, who was a licensed acupuncturist. After observing him work and obtain amazing results, I knew becoming an acupuncturist was the next step.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am certified in the NADA technique (AcuDetox), NAET (allergy elimination), and reiki, and have multiple certifications in pregnancy massage.
Jennifer Cunnings is a certified Reiki Master and Holistic Health Coach.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
"Qi" is pronounced "chee," and is the Chinese word for "life force energy." [We have] many things to choose from at The QiBar to raise and move your qi.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We love creating a comfortable, relaxing environment and helping you to feel at home.
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