Doctor of Chiropractic George Kraft is passionate about treating his patients with chiropractic care and holistic medicine because he knows first-hand just how effective they can be. After he suffered a stroke that let him partially paralyzed, Dr. Kraft abandoned traditional medicine and turned to chiropractic methods and alternative medicine. He has since regained 95% of his mobility.
Today at his practice, Dr. Kraft applies these same therapies to help his own patients overcome their health problems, including lower-back pain, sciatica, migraines, allergies, and addictions. He manually adjusts spines, eases pain with needleless acupuncture treatments, and dispenses Chinese herbs. He also teaches patients corrective exercises that help prevent further injuries, and he provides nutritional tips for designing a diet.
Dr. Kraft not only treats adults, but also kids and infants as young as 1 day old. And since he believes that wellness begins in the womb, he offers healthcare to pregnant women.
Dr. Czulada wears his title comfortably after 25 years of practice, but he wasn’t born a doctor. He earned his designation with dual biology degrees and extensive chiropractic training at the National College of Chiropractic. Along the way, he also earned recognition for his exemplary bedside manner, garnering the Scranton Times-Tribune reader’s choice award for Best Chiropractor in Scranton. Over the course of his career, he has adjusted more than 10,000 spines, gaining knowledge from each of them. Dr. Czulada and his staff combine their experience with insights gleaned from x-rays and consultations to create customized treatment regimens for each patient or pop-up tent they encounter.
Growing up in Hangzhou, Jin Fang spent much of her time in her parents' hospital pharmacy. She watched, entranced, as her mother blended skin creams, and perched on a tall stool as her father mixed a rainbow of colored formulas into new medicines. That fascination stayed with Jin throughout her life. In 1995, she rekindled a partnership with former classmate and Shanghai native John Shang, who was also raised by medical practitioners and had pursued a career in orthopedic surgery for 13 years in China. They married, and together brought their passion for herbal medicine and traditional Chinese healing practices to upstate New York. Today, they blend more than 30 years each of acupuncture experience and Chinese and Western healing methods to ease clients' pain, depression, and anxiety. They release endorphins and balance energy during acupuncture treatments, massage tense muscles using tui na Chinese massage, and open pores and miniature gardens during sessions of herbal facial steaming. Jin, John, and their staff also provide nutritional counseling and yoga instruction for patients looking to reverse infertility. Their treatments complement a range of herbal medications, many of which Jin formulated after first encountering depression, anxiety, and insomnia among Cornell University and Ithaca College students. Her roster of herbal formulas includes Happy Mood, which treats depression, Baby Boom, which addresses infertility, and Grow Taller, which aims to stimulate bone growth in children and enable adults to clean the gutters with ease.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Drew Sack was a kid, he loved digging through his father's desk in search of treasures. One day, he stumbled upon a cracked cassette tape of a lecture from 1979 that championed the health benefits of chiropractic treatments. He listened to it repeatedly, inspired by the idea that chiropractic has the ability to change the world, which he still believes in to this day.
He now practices at Lehigh Valley Integrative Health, where he and his expert team employ several adjustment techniques to enrich clients’ spines. He uses the Webster technique to release pelvic stress for pregnant women, the Gonstead technique to assess spine health with a heat-sensing device, and the Old Wives Tale technique to seal back-breaking cracks in neighborhood sidewalks. His Nazareth office accommodates patients five days a week, after which Dr. Drew heads home in the car that still carries the cracked cassette tape.
At Roots of Vitality, massage therapist Kelly Kark melds a decade of experience working in a medical setting with five years of holistic health expertise. Specializing in therapeutic integrated massage and bodywork, Kelly draws from common modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to offset pain and improve health. She also treats corporeal forms to lesser-known healing practices, including reiki and BioMat therapy, the latter of which relies on far infrared rays, crystals, and negative ions to help increase circulation and alleviate stiffness.
Bartek Chiropractic's husband-and-wife team, Drs. Ed and Mary Bartek, work to help their patients conquer pain with hands strengthened through years of training. Their specialties include treatment of lumbar disc syndrome, leg pain, headaches, and fibromyalgia.