Pistons player Tayshaun Prince may have a few feet on Dr. Shuyun Xu, but when it comes to treating pain and walking through doorways without ducking, she’s the star. A photo of the towering NBA player and Dr. Xu on her website shows the pair beaming after a session, speaking to the adeptness of her skills and the warmth of her personality. Both her talent and joy stem from a life spent helping others. Dr. Xu’s quest toward holistic healing began when she was 5 and started learning traditional Chinese techniques from her mother and grandmother. She went on to study at some of China’s leading universities and hospitals before importing her skills to Troy Acupuncture Center. Here, her patients reap the benefits of her learning through acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion treatments.
All three traditional Chinese practices aim to unblock chi—energy that flows through the body along channels. Through the insertion of fine acupuncture needles, pressure from cupping, or the burning of moxibustion’s signature herb, Dr. Xu frees blocked chi and helps assuage a plethora of conditions ranging from insomnia and smoking addiction to infertility and hypertension.
The clinical director Doctor of Chiropractic Tanya Dejkunchorn has treated formidable injuries while caring for professional football players and international athletes. Though her patients now rarely complain about being hit by a 350-pound lineman or being yelled at by a rude coach, Dr. Tanya always takes the time to listen to and correct the unique needs of each ailment. Along with her team of physical and massage therapists, she employs natural, noninvasive healing techniques, including acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
For years, chronic pain plagued Mark Rogers. He?d tried everything?visits to the chiropractor, traditional bodywork, even back surgery. But it wasn?t until he stumbled upon Bowen therapy that he finally found relief. Originating in Australia, Bowenwork shares few characteristics with other forms of bodywork. Instead of subjecting the body to forceful realignment, the methodology incites self-healing with gentle, precise movements aimed at the muscles, tendons, and nerves. During a typical session, the Bowen practitioner will deliver these moves in a series of patterns, stepping out between each series to allow the brain and body time to process the effects. Within an hour, some clients will feel a reprieve from afflictions ranging from back pain to asthma and depression. Mark also specializes in post-concussion symptoms and issues with infertility. According to Mark, the majority of clients notice a change for the better within three to five sessions.
Wayne State University was where Jeffrey Rogers had planned to study sports medicine, but after suffering health problems and witnessing his body’s response to acupuncture treatments, he decided to transfer to the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The change of scenery didn’t alter his goal of helping athletes recover from injuries; it just altered the means of treatment. Today, at Acupuncture Wellness, the board-certified acupuncturist uses fine needles in lieu of surgical tools to treat everything from chronic pain to digestive conditions. Complementary services include moxibustion, cupping, and Chinese herbs that can heal ailments or substitute for basil.
Alpha Lifestyle Center's origins date back to 1986, when the first location in Windsor, Ontario began offering clients the therapeutic benefits of low-level laser treatments. The kindly team of nonmedical specialists wield advanced laser technologies during services designed to achieve weight loss and help smokers finally beat their nicotine addiction. More than 100,000 persons have over the years been nudged toward optimal health via comprehensive programs that utilize the modern magic of laser light energy with added attention to matters of psychological wellness and detoxification, including behavioral-modification techniques and stuffing cigarette papers with menthol-flavored cake frosting.
Jeffrey Remer, owner of Eight Gate, applies 21 years of studying Eastern healing techniques to each of his treatments. After receiving his master's degree from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, he studied acupressure, Chinese massage modalities, and zen Shiatsu, then learned constitutional-acupressure-renewal methods from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield at the Chi-Akra Center. He strives to foster health in his clients by working in harmony with Western medicine and in vocal harmony with passing barbershop quartets.