Dr. Fred Silveria, a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, has been gently adjusting patients and soothing pain for more than 30 years. Drawing on this experience, Dr. Silveria can find the source of back pain by probing the back gently by hand, using x-rays to identify imbalances, or asking if you’ve starred in a series of popular trampoline-accident videos. Once he has discovered potential issues, he draws on a range of treatments. These can include physical therapy and supplements to help strengthen the body or orthopedic supplies designed to counter the tiny imbalances in the feet that lead to back pain.
Certified colon hydrotherapist Dr. Barry Wachs, whose detoxing services have been profiled in Style magazine, clears and cleanses the body's lowermost tributaries through gentle irrigation. The discreet, hygienic facilities at The Colon Therapy Center include private treatment rooms and bathrooms, disposable plastic accessories, and plumbing that emits filtered water as pure as Snow White's thoughts. Dr. Wachs also helps clients rid their bodies of poisons with ionic footbaths, which employ ionic and low-voltage energy to banish internal detritus into the basin's roiling currents.
Healing Alternatives Meditation Center fosters a heightened awareness and deeper relationship with one's own body and mind. Founder Lisa Chapman-Sorci, a certified Komyo Reiki Kai teacher since 2001, employs skills honed in hospitals, wellness institutions, and animal hospitals to calm energy fields with the ancient Japanese practice of reiki. Certified practitioners host weekly introductions to Shoshin meditation held in their comfy meditation room adorned with soft red pillows and floor-to-ceiling windows. Through behavioral therapy and life coaching, certified therapist Alicia O'Hara gives patients the tools to manage day-to-day challenges and offers hypnotherapy as a way to connect with the subconscious mind. Patients also exercise bodies along with minds through yin yoga classes, which allow time to fully explore postures through a gentle soundtrack of one hand clapping.
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.
Consciously Living In Light operates with the knowledge that it’s not simply physical pain that can cause muscle aches and tension. The hands-on healing practice, which includes Reiki, Aromatherapy, Swedish and Deep-Tissue massage, and Acupressure, aims to alleviate tension caused by various stresses and restore harmony and balance to the mind, body, and spirit. To help release, replenish, and rejuvenate its clients, Consciously Living In Light focuses on energy shifts to enliven the divine spirit that resides in each client.
Cynthia Ruiz spent her corporate career helping others, but after 30 years, she wanted to do more. In 2005, she began looking for the services of a life coach, which eventually led her to the California Institute of Healing Arts. Cynthia walked away from the institute with a degree as a holistic health practitioner, alternative health practitioner, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified behavioral therapist, and certified life coach. These disciplines are combined into holistic hypnotherapy programs to help clients achieve their goals, from eliminating smoking habits to losing unwanted pounds. Cynthia uses specialized hypnotherapy to remove mental blocks that inhibit growth and replaces them with thoughts that bolster inner-strength, all while clients remain conscious of themselves and their surroundings.