At the helm of Healthy Life Acupuncture Center is Dr. Kimi Gudmundsen, who, besides holding a Ph.D., earned a masters degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and an aesthetician's license. She's able to put her extensive training to good use at the holistic wellness and natural beauty practice, where the treatments run the gamut from healing cold laser therapy to refreshing facials and peels.
Of course, acupuncture is the main specialty here, and Dr. Kimi and her team use the centuries-old technique to help recalibrate internal energy levels and address ailments such as anxiety, pain, and consumption. During the treatment, Dr. Kimi inserts very fine, sterilized needles at precise points, stimulating the body's self-healing mechanisms and redistributing energy flow so that it goes to the areas where it is most needed. The procedure is nearly painless, though some patients may experience a slight tingling sensation, feelings of warmth, or sudden empathy for hedgehogs.
Katherine E. J. Cheon is the esteemed acupuncturist at Healing Tree, and her career path seemed decided from birth. Raised in South Korea, her parents owned a holistic organic-herb farm, and she grew up playing with a wide variety of herbs. This innate passion let her to South Baylo University where she fine-tuned her herbal knowledge and began studying acupuncture. Now a licensed acupuncturist, Katherine is equipped to treat traditional maladies, and also fill the "effectiveness gaps" in conventional Western medicine, treating such issues as chronic back pain, infertility, headaches, and hat hair.
Equipment: Ballet barre, balls, weights, resistance bands
Students Should Bring: Yoga mat and wear leggings
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We are upstairs from Big 5, and [you] can use either set of stairs to get there.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
[With] fun and new styles. Barre is new to this area and because it is a ballet-based workout taught by dancers (to new pop music), the choreography of the class changes all the time. [Clients can] also try sassy burlesque classes or barre [classes] without the barre. Balance your hardcore classes with Dancers Stretch or yoga.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Unity is where it all comes together?fitness, diet, and mindfulness. We have a licensed massage therapist on hand who uses organic products only [and] two nutrition-health counselors, one of whom offers applied kinesiology. [We have] a noninvasive test to find body imbalances, such as a vitamin deficiency or even food allergies. We will offer our clients' kids classes to [teach them] coping skills via breathing exercises [and] games, and [to teach them] ways to regulate themselves, resulting in a more whole healthy family. [We also have] monthly seminars on health-related topics, such as essential oils, MELT, cancer prevention, and more.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Unity is owned by a professional dancer, who teaches the importance of proper placement for injury prevention. Most barre studios are franchised and not run by a dancer who has trained for many years. We will offer ballet placement classes to break down where your body should be before you add weights and bands and get hurt.
Since 1981, doctor of Oriental medicine Fay Yang's care has helped patients in China and the United States rebound from disorders and afflictions. In addition to years of experience in the treatment room, Yang has a degree from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, another degree from Alhambra Medical University in Los Angeles, and a practitioner's license. Her schooling and training are on display at Rancho Eastern Medical Center, where she offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, acupressure, and cupping services.
If you're looking to relieve chronic back pain or make it easier to perform everyday tasks, all without surgery, chiropractic treatment may be the answer. Through the ChiroMassage Centers's list of affiliates across 25 states, patients enlist the help of a licensed doctor of chiropractic, eschewing drugs or invasive treatments for targeted spinal adjustments.
Areas of chronic pain stand little chance against the specialist's careful manipulations, which may help increase range of motion, restore joint function, and prevent vestigial tails from drooping in an unseemly fashion. The knowledgeable doctors not only get to the source of illness and discomfort with joint and spinal treatments, but also help their clients prevent future issues with education and wellness instruction.