Crowned with the 2010 Erie's Choice Award by Erie Times-News readers, Iadeluca Chiropractic Center boasts a crack team of Doctors of Chiropractic who search spines for signs of trouble and manually adjust sources of strain. Expert hands seek to soothe lower back pain caused by habitual slouching or folding oneself into a suitcase to save on airfare without inconvenient medications or invasive surgery.
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.
As a licensed acupuncturist and a board-certified Chinese herbalist, Danielle Walters considers herself to be an ambassador for the benefits of Oriental medicine. When meeting with patients for the first time, she collects background information on their medical history, current health-care concerns, and latent superpowers before beginning the acupuncture treatment and explaining what it will entail.
These treatments use hair-thin, precisely placed needles to promote the healthy flow of the body's life energy, which is traditionally referred to as its chi. The theory behind acupuncture is that freely circulating chi can help to restore holistic inner balance while relieving the symptoms of digestive disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and neurological conditions.
Drs. Jennifer and Dennis Lesniak(http://lesniakchiropractic.com/ about/) utilize their experience as athletes and their education in exercise science to immerse customers in a conditioning regimen deigned to work out the entire body. One-hour sessions begin with a dynamic warm-up that prepares muscles for intense intervals of core work, cardio circuits, functional full-body movements, and sudorific walks to water fountains. A proper cool down ends each workout while the instructor addresses comments, concerns, or suggestions from the newly fatigued class. Boot-camp sessions convene 12 times throughout the week with Drs. Jennifer or Dennis leading most of the classes while suggesting ways to tailor exercises to individual fitness levels and preparing students to crab walk their way through ultramarathons.
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.