Growing up in Kenya, Akinyi Osano experienced a variety of healing techniques. Her mother used traditional medicine to cure basic ailments, and her father shepherded the family to a western-trained doctor whenever sickness hit. Years later, she learned that the traditional medicine of her people in West Kenya was very similar to traditional Chinese medicine. She was intrigued, and began to educate herself more on alternative healing techniques that bypassed the need for drugs or invasive procedures.
Today, Akinyi is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncturist with certifications in Chinese nutrition, homeopathy, and a number of other modalities. At Acupuncture Herbs Clinic, she gently treats patients' fertility issues and chronic pain using hair-thin acupuncture needles. To help patients combat pain even further, Akinyi may also integrate cupping treatments, herbal medicine, or body suits constructed out of bubble wrap into treatment plans.
Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Paul Murphy draws on 15 years of experience when helping patients address myriad health issues. During acupuncture treatments, he deftly inserts sterilized, disposable needles into specific body parts, aiming to eliminate pain and restore bodily balance. The needles are very thin, and cause no pain as they safely and effectively address such ailments as lower-back pain, infertility, or chronic ticklishness. Paul is also certified to perform low-level LASER therapy, which he uses to treat skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, and eczema.
Seneca Anderson, licensed acupuncturist, naturopath, and founder of Longevity Health Center, takes a holistic approach to overall health, treating patients with the additional expertise of his attentive staff. Comprehensive services guide patients down the road to overall wellness, abating chronic ailments and curbing poor eating habits. Tools to achieve such goals include bio-energetic evaluation, a method for identifying the environmental toxins that contribute to chronic ailments, as well as chiropractic care and massage therapy. The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, a means of balancing bodily energy and communing with the spirits of ancient hedgehogs, can alleviate the vice-like pain of headaches and the discomfort of stomach issues, among other maladies.
Part of the ancient discipline of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is gaining more and more acceptance by practitioners of Western medicine. The treatment uses hair-thin needles placed into the skin to help alleviate the symptoms of a variety of health problems, including chronic pain, stress and anxiety, and gastrointestinal disorders.
During a client's first appointment at Northside Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturist Julie Shengaout reviews their medical history and Fantasy Football lineup and performs a physical examination. She also evaluates the client’s current medications, vitamins, and supplements before the acupuncture treatment.
Tian Tian Holistic Spa taps into the deep lineage of its owner—a fifth-generation holistic specialist—to treat patients with time-tested organic therapies. Massage therapists counter injuries and chronic aches with an assortment of modalities, targeting specific ailments such as prenatal discomfort as well as general stress from hours spent copyediting Internet message boards.
Acupuncture sessions redirect the body's energy to activate self-healing mechanisms that work to rectify a wide range of afflictions, from injury to insomnia. Clients seeking a glowing complexion to match their revived spirits can pay a visit to the spa’s skincare specialists, who use electronic instruments and organic YuLian products to erase blemishes, spider veins, and hastily drawn mustaches.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus—the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.