Dr. Soon R. Pak, who has a PhD in Oriental Medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and registered professional nurse. She uses her broad set of skills—not to mention a decade of experience as a nurse—to treat an equally broad range of conditions.
During an acupuncture session, Dr. Pak attempts to bring the body back into balance when it is dealing with ailments such as general pain, stress, headaches, and arthritis. Her eastern medicine treatments can be performed in conjunction with traditional western medicine treatments, which may mean treating just the west side of your body.
Dr. Michael Rogers, a Long Island native, has been tending to the spines of Flushing with chiropractic care for the past 14 years. During exams and adjustments, he helps to isolate vertebral subluxations, which occur when vertebrae shift into an abnormal position and put pressure on the spinal nerves. Dr. Rogers uses his expertise to realign the spinal column so that the brain can resume sending signals to the body, reminding the stomach that it isn’t a dog.
Over the last decade, licensed acupuncturist Jae Hyuk Lee has worked in California and Virginia; now he's taking his acupuncture talents to New York City. Within his cozy healing studio, Jae shares his Oriental medicine expertise through private acupuncture sessions and noninvasive herbal therapy. Clients may also peruse his line of organic, handcrafted soaps, which offer exotic essences of ginseng and green tea.
Chiropractic Rehabilitation targets aches and pains with a quintet of healing techniques. Wayward vertebrae are lassoed into place during chiropractic spinal adjustments, and massage therapists, like angst-ridden pizza chefs, work to knead away the pain. Other staff members specialize in physical therapy, medicine, and acupuncture.
The licensed therapists at Somatic Massage Therapy, P.C. dedicate themselves to helping to relieve a range of muscular ailments, including stored tension, chronic pain, and aching joints accrued from excessive slam-dancing at retirement parties. One-hour sessions include such modalities as Swedish and hot stone, which relax back muscles while increasing circulation. Specialized treatments target problem areas and include trigger-point therapy, during which knots of tension in muscles are located and unraveled with the determination of a string-hungry housecat.
Doweon Park, a licensed acupuncturist who honed his skills in Korea, combines aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to treat patients at his practices in Huntington and Great Neck. He and his staff gently manipulate predetermined points across the body with slender stainless-steel needles to relieve both physical and emotional issues. Among their specialties are headaches, cigarette addictions, and select digestive or respiratory disorders. Additionally, Park practices herbal medicine, prescribing customized herbal blends in the form of a liquid, powder, or question.