One of seven Tickel-family spine shifters, Dr. James Tickel treats Chicagoland vertebrae with expertise honed over a lifetime of international healing stewardship. The doctor kicks off each patient's inaugural session by evaluating their joints, muscles, and nerves individually and in concert, uncovering any of chiropractic's myriad treatable conditions, including tennis elbow, allergies, headaches, and general tension after a summer job subbing for Atlas. Tickel's certified un-crookers specialize in upper-cervical-specific work and sports-focused therapies, with other healing services including therapeutic modalities and multiple methods of massage.
Ixchel Muhlberger has at least two ways to treat each patient who walks into Mayan Moon Healing. First, the licensed massage therapist can use soothing massage strokes to increase circulation and ease muscle tension, not to mention relieve pain and even improve athletic performance. But for problems that massage can't help, she can call upon her background in Oriental medicine to provide acupuncture treatments, which improve energy flow and help promote the body's self-healing properties. Taking these two talents together, she can customize her treatments to address a wide range of problems, from anxiety and depression to chronic pain, migraines, and sleep disturbances. Though her massages and acupuncture treatments can help clients deal with all these issues, Ixchel specializes in orthopedic injuries, women's health, and pain management.
Technically speaking, an alloy consists of two types of metal, blended together to create a stronger metal. At Alloy Physical Care, Doctor of Chiropractic Adam Mozdzien applies that concept in the healthcare sphere, blending Eastern and Western therapy modalities to form stronger, more versatile treatment plans. He draws on more than a decade of clinical experience as he combats aches and pains with a mix of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and massage, instead of clothes woven from band-aids.
They say laughter is the best medicine, and Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Smith takes that saying literally. A chiropractor for more than three decades, he combines his medical training with a rib-tickling wit cultivated at Chicago’s Second City and the American Association for Therapeutic Humor. Chiropractic care is designed to help the body heal itself, and Dr. Smith reasons that the body best accomplishes this goal when it has been relieved of stress through laughter.
Dr. Smith is joined in his healthful mission by fellow Doctor of Chiropractic Carly Smith. Together they and their staff administer hands-on chiropractic treatments, perform massage therapy, and lead yoga classes designed to help overcome stress and other ailments. The practice also provides custom weight-loss programs, which foster healthier relationships with food than having daily wrestling matches with the refrigerator.
The staff at The Holistic BodyLab works to maintain long-term health with natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments. Led by in-house medical director, Dr. Joseph Maides, and natural medicine doctor, Kevin Gill, they blend spa treatments, such as facials, with holistic treatments, such as massage, in order to revivify bodies both inside and out. This mix of modern medicine and age-old spa treatments aims to both soothe and heal, just like all those old lullabies about mockingbirds curing babies' tension headaches.
The staff at Imagine Holistic Health heals the body without a prescription or surgical tool in sight. Instead, its uses holistic healing techniques—foot detoxes, energy balancing, infrared treatments, Ayurveda facials—to promote the body's self-healing abilities. And because each patient's needs are unique, the trained staffers personalize each treatment.