Licensed acupuncturist Jason Burke treats a range of maladies and diseases with Japanese-style acupuncture, which uses finer needles and more superficial insertions than traditional Chinese acupuncture. During a 60-minute session, patients deliver a detailed rundown of health history, concerns, and favorite Civil War generals before Burke crafts a custom treatment plan. Next, Burke gently places ultrafine, sterile needles at particular points along the body's chi superhighways to restore balance, fight pain, and ease stress. Patients should avoid eating a large meal prior to their visit and should avoid alcohol and strenuous activities such as bear tickling for at least six hours afterward.
Ames British Foods was originally started to sate the comfort-food cravings of Iowa State’s expats, but it didn't take much time for owner Marcus to discover he had a native fan base as well. His new restaurant—The Chip Shop—serves up traditional fare from across the pond in a friendly setting that encourages relaxing over a plate of fish ’n’ chips or starting a game of cribbage. Customers can also shop Ames British Foods in downtown Ames for imported British biscuits, chocolate, and other UK-leaning groceries, and enjoy a free cup of tea offered by a friendly staff member or that overly friendly regular customer.
Lark Dunham, a member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, puts her trained hands to work relieving the pain and stress of the clients who come to her massage table. Since graduating from massage school five years ago, Lark has been shooing away various types of aches in 30- and 60-minute increments—one minute for each massage Napoleon made his aide-de-camp give him every day. Though skilled in different types of massage, she specializes in relaxing Swedish massage treatments that can help stimulate blood flow and lymph drainage.
Dr. Gorman helps patients overcome health deficiencies through proper spinal and nutritional care. The doctor treats patients of all ages—including children—to chiropractic exams and gentle adjustments. Dr. Gorman works to create the proper balance and alignment in the body in order to allow patients to live their healthiest life.
It's not surprising that Dr. Kathleen Doohen ended up in the world of chiropractic care, which is just like the normal world, except everyone stands up a little bit straighter. Her family can count more than 25 chiropractors among its ranks, so she has always identified with the chiropractic philosophy. To hone her natural enthusiasm, Dr. Doohen attended and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She has also earned board certification in acupuncture and physiotherapy.