Andrea Schilling worked for nearly 15 years as a licensed massage therapist before her love of eastern medicine drove her to broaden her skill set. Combining her already significant knowledge of the body with extensive training in acupuncture techniques, Chinese medicine, and facial rejuvenation, Andrea founded Acupuncture Works so that she could provide her clients with comprehensive holistic health services. Specialties include acu-facials, infertility, and pain management.
License acupuncturist and massage therapist Jonathan McDonnell resents the term “alternative medicine”. To him, it implies that acupuncture, herbs, and traditional Chinese medicine are designed to replace modern medicine. But, as someone who worked as a physical therapist in the United States and trained in Chinese medicine in China, he believes Eastern and Western approaches to medicine complement each other. His clinic always tries to work with a patient’s primary-care physician, discussing treatment options and whether or not the patient is a cyborg before administering therapies, such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, and massages.
Certified reiki practitioner Marcela Campillo wishes to evoke samasta in her clients—a Sanskrit word meaning wholeness or completeness. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Marcela can decongest energy channels with a reiki session, or restore balance with crystal-healing and aromatherapy techniques. Spiritual life coaching is also available to guide clients through life’s complicated questions such as “why am I here?” and “why is a peanut neither a pea, nor a nut?”
Chet Cardinale, a licensed acupuncturist and registered dietetic technician, has trained extensively in acupuncture and herbal medicine both at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and at the Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital. At his eponymous clinic, he employs the traditional and esoteric acupuncture techniques he's learned, placing thin, sterile needles along the body's energy pathways and supplementing their healing effects with Chinese herbs and nutritional counseling. He tailors each session to individual patients, aiming to help them quit smoking, reduce energy imbalances, or assuage stress and anxiety.
Dr. Don Foit strives to make chiropractic care easy and affordable for all manner of patients, boldly straightening spines on the fly with no need for regular scheduled visits, pesky queues, or lumbering paperwork. His available and unique unlimited-chiropractic approach allows patients to pay by the month rather than the visit, allowing for regular weekly adjustments within that time-frame (limited to one adjustment per day during office hours). First-time visitors get a new patient’s examination to pinpoint their sources of pain and discomfort, determine a chiropractic plan of action, and gaze dreamily into the eye-sockets of attending model skeletons. After the initial exam, the visiting vertebrate can get started on their month of unlimited chiropractic—or, if the patient prefers, nab a 30-minute massage to melt away muscular knots and kinks like hot bowsprit through whale blubber.
Though Dr. Robert Grobelny holds advanced degrees in acupuncture and chiropractic medicine, his pursuit of knowledge is not limited to the classroom. In 2007, he traveled to Hang Zhou, China, where he assisted in rounds at a teaching hospital. Back home, Dr. Grobelny is one of only three Erie County doctors licensed to practice in both acupuncture and chiropractic medicine. Invoking the nearly 5,000-year-old holistic remedy of acupuncture, Dr. Grobelny treats ailments ranging from arthritis to addiction using tiny, minimally invasive needles. He also diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal-system distress with a discerning chiropractic eye and the deft touch of a neurosurgeon concert pianist.