Bob McCallister's teacher liked to compare a patient's symptom to the tip of a tree branch. Just as the branch can be traced back to its root, a symptom must be traced to its underlying cause?and only by treating the cause will symptoms disappear. Now a master of Oriental medicine, a certified medical qigong practitioner, and a licensed acupuncturist, Bob devotes himself to treating the root of patients? ailments with classic Chinese medicine.
Before administering a single healing technique, Bob examines each patient and draws up a personalized treatment plan. This could involve inserting hair-thin acupuncture needles at specific points of the body to adjust the flow of energy. Bob also prescribes custom herbal formulas to maintain the body?s energetic balance, and he performs medical qigong therapy to combat chronic pain and side effects from chemotherapy.
Kathleen Caruso encourages wellness and relief for her clients by finding and correcting the energetic imbalances that can contribute to chronic pain and prevent people from living fuller, happier lives. To restore this sense of holistic harmony, she employs a range of treatment modalities?energy medicine, massage, acupressure, reflexology, reiki, chakra balancing, and more?as she help jump-starts the body's natural healing processes. Raindrop therapy, for instance, involves the use of Young Living Essential Oils on the spinal column to penetrate pores and facilitate relaxation for the whole body.
The staff at Healing Arts Institute instructs aspiring therapists in body work that aims to eliminate pain from the center of the body. Anatomy and physiology classes, classrooms with full-length mirrors, and more than 1,600 square feet of space help interns learn body mechanics. A vast understanding of the body?s inner workings help them as they move from classroom study to the school?s onsite spa, where clients can schedule massages with them or with the school?s experts. Student interns complete over 200 hours of training, and while beginning interns perform gentle Swedish-style massages, more advanced practitioners can quell injuries with their handiwork. Regardless of style, all of Healing Arts Institute?s clients depart from the massage clinic feeling more relaxed than a sloth traveling through a speed trap.
Healing Arts Institute also has a community-acupuncture clinic where a licensed acupuncturist, not a student, inserts needles into several clients at once. Clients lie back in recliners and rest while the needles go to work. Because the acupuncturist can treat multiple people at a time and no private treatment rooms are used, community acupuncture costs less than private acupuncture. It is also the type of acupuncture commonly used in Asia.
Insomnia, weight gain, and chronic pain seem unrelated, but to Body Restore’s head, Dr. Sean Patterson, they all stem from the same root causes. He and his team of chiropractors, dietitians, and massage therapists tend to those three symptoms and myriad others at their practice, using therapies that facilitate stronger connections among mind, body, and spirit. Their treatments range from nutrition counseling and chiropractic adjustments to cold-laser therapy that catalyzes the healing process by enhancing cellular function. The clinic’s whole-body vibration, meanwhile, can activate the metabolism without overusing muscles.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Acupuncture, massage therapy
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