Katie Romano Griffin began her health career as a nurse. After observing the powerful effects of hypnotherapy at the integrative medicine practice she ran, she believed she could make more of a difference in people's lives through working with the subconscious mind. Griffin embarked on a two-year study of hypnotherapy. She integrated her findings into a broader life coaching methodology designed to treat issues ranging from paralytic social anxiety to a fear of bridges.
During her healing sessions, Katie combines the breadth of life coaching with the depth of hypnosis. She examines the patient's life from infancy to adulthood with questions and mental exercises, while delving into the subconscious with the help of relaxation techniques that the patient can repeat at home. Through these methods, Griffin has successfully treated smoking addictions, issues with overeating, and stress. “It is amazing to see someone light up,” she says of her newly liberated patients.
In addition to helping people through one-on-one sessions, the Griffin reaches a wider audience as an inspirational speaker and an author.
The certified technicians at Life Laser Therapy harness the noninvasive power of light to help squelch the body's cravings for tobacco and unhealthy foods. By applying lasers to specific energy points or barcodes on the hands, wrists, and face, they are able to stimulate the release of endorphins, which helps clients power through withdrawal symptoms and stress. They have treated more than 3,000 smoking-cessation and weight-loss patients, all under the guidance of the clinic's medical director.
The center's spa offers detoxifying treatments such as ionic footbaths and infrared sauna sessions, as well as beauty services that include facials, microderambrasion, waxing, and body wraps.
A passion for healing others runs in Dr. Liwen "Lily" Heh's veins. She's the third generation in her family to study the art of acupuncture, a calling she has been practicing for more than 20 years. Before coming to the United States more than 15 years ago, Lily studied her family's craft in China, where she earned a degree from Beijing China Medical University.
Today, as a board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, she eliminates her clients' mental and bodily woes with both acupuncture and alternative medicine. Her cupping sessions help banish discomfort by alleviating pressure in achy spots, and her herbal teas help boost energy levels and reduce the need for midday smelling salts.
The team at Axis Natural Medicine understands that sometimes, the best answer to a medical quandary lies outside the bounds of Western tradition. To this end, their practitioners help patients find new paths to wellness and peace through Eastern medical practices combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. During careful consultations, Dr. Graydon Snow concocts simple, effective treatment plans for ailments including everything from depression and stress to insomnia and fibromyalgia. A specialist in the treatment of migraines, TMJ, and chronic pain, Keri Garcia, LMT uproots underlying causes of illness through relaxation techniques and massage therapy. The team also incorporates some of Western medicine's better qualities, boosting energy with B12 injections.
Experienced chiropractor Dr. Bob Ziegenfuss and his team aim their sights at underlying problems, and never just the symptoms of pain, inflammation, or excess weight. Among the Health Center's slate of services, digital motion x-rays detect deep ligament injuries, lasers plunge deep into tissue to pierce fat cells or assuage chronic pain, and vibration therapy boosts circulation while dispelling side effects of mechanical-bull addiction.
Founded by Dr. Saurin J. Shah—a graduate of Georgetown who completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School—Advanced Radiology Imaging Associates helps to identify potential health problems with a fleet of advanced medical equipment and fast turnaround time. Using MRIs, ultrasounds, and computed tomography, the certified staff performs screenings and swiftly provides patients with primary interpretations, second opinions, and 3,002nd opinions.