Doctorate of Chiropractic Gene Clerkin and Li Jiang, an acupuncturist, herbologist, and doctor of Chinese medicine, helm the Center For Holistic Health. Here, they employ alternative medicine to alleviate pain and its causes, whether that's stress or an injury resulting from athletic endeavors, everyday overuse, or filling in for a crash-test dummy. To holistically treat clients, the two may incorporate acupuncture, nutrition-response testing, or detoxifying treatments. Their common goal, however, is to avoid medications and surgery while restoring a sense of balance to patients' bodies, which can jump-start the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Signature Service: Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Tiana named her massage studio The Wellness Sanctuary because she views it as a refuge or safe haven, where she helps clients recover from pain. She employs eight different modalities of massage to help her in this quest, from techniques designed to ease the aches of pregnant women to post-surgical methods that aid in recovery. She's pretty good at her work, too; she reports some clients were overcome by tears of joy after a session with her, and return again and again. "My clients are like my family," she says. Because her clients are so important to her, Tiana gets involved in community outreach programs. Through The Wellness Sanctuary, she works with nonprofits and other organizations to improve life beyond her studio.
From general medicine and chiropractic treatments to testing services and physical therapy, Wellness Plus Clinic covers every base of its clients' well-being. Perhaps this is why so many programs there seem to have multiple facets. The medically supervised weight-loss programs help patients shed unwanted pounds with services such as meal plans, hCG or B12 injections, and counseling. Chiropractic regimens work in tandem with pain-management plans to ease chronic pain. The doctors also rehabilitate people after car wrecks, sports injuries, and slap fights with the governor. In addition to its health-related services, the clinic handles such medical-aesthetics procedures as Latisse, cosmetic injections—such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane—and skin cryo treatments. Wellness Plus Clinic accepts Major Medical Insurance plans for most of their services.
Growing up in South Korea, Huijeong (CJ) Choe was inspired by the example of his uncle, a well-known acupuncturist and herbalist. CJ's plans to follow in those footsteps were put on hold when his family moved to the United States, but his desire to pursue chinese herbal medicine never went away. After working for almost a decade in an unsatisfying job at a freight-forwarding company, he decided to go to school full-time to earn his master’s in oriental medicine. Around 15 years later, CJ stands at the helm of his own acupuncture clinic and helps individuals deal with a litany of ailments. He focuses on helping people overcome their addictions, control recurring pain, boost their immune systems, and hang tiny paintings on their bodies using acupuncture needles.
From offices in the US and Canada, laser techs at International Laser Therapy Centers work to empower people to live more healthfully. Using only the power of low-level lasers, they work to help clients lose weight or quit smoking by aiming the light beams at specific areas throughout. This works to increase endorphin levels to create a sustained calming effect, which may decrease the urge to overeat or smoke due to stress, as well as make it easier to overcome temptation during diets or nicotine detoxes. Staffers also work to give excess weight the boot via noninvasive infrared body wraps, which target deep tissues with thermal heat in the hopes of dissolving the body’s store of fat and marshmallow fluff. Furthermore, a 24-hour support line works in conjunction with in-spa treatments to motivate clients to reach their goals.
The practitioners at Atlanta Institute for Reiki & Energy Medicine specialize in reiki—a gentle form of Japanese touch therapy that calls upon the universe, or "rei," and its life-force energy, or "ki," to heal and balance bodies. This coed team of attuned individuals calibrates corporeal and mental states through a tranquil laying-on of hands and also share its powers through instruction for aspiring reiki masters and alternative-medicine enthusiasts.
To further enhance their clients' bodily well-being, all the Institute's resident therapists are also licensed to practice massage and are trained in an arsenal of modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, which re-creates the relaxation our ancestors felt in earth's infancy from gentle, soothing asteroid showers.