Therapists, counselors, and social workers all play a role at Medcare Medical Group. The practice helps rehabilitate adults and children affected by disabilities or injuries. But people also go to Medcare Medical Group not simply to get well, but to stay well, which often means assuaging stress and boosting energy. Light therapy bathes patients in mood-elevating photons, laser treatments get at deep-seated chronic pain, and massage helps muscles stay comfortably springy.
The licensed aestheticians, therapists, and wellness practitioners at NuVie Skin Care and Wellness Center—French for “new life”—help clients bring “new life” to their skin and bodies with beauty and wellness treatments. Facial services cleanse pores and exfoliate skin to treat specific problems including dull, red, purple-polka-dotted, or aging skin. Nufree hair removal smoothens skin by eradicating coarse, unwanted hair without wax. NuVie also stocks a variety of gentle, natural, and organic skincare products from PCA, Bioelements, and Alteya Organics, respectively, so that clients can continue their beauty regimens in their homes or offices.
The center also improves clients’ beauty from the inside out with stress and life coaching, nutrition and fitness coaching, and acupuncture sessions that treat inflammation and chronic pain while balancing bodily systems. Massage therapy helps clients relax while improving their circulation and joint mobility through direct pressure, stretching strokes, and soft-tissue manipulation.
The trained practitioners at A Center for Oriental Medicine treat bodily ailments from generalized pain to stubborn winter flus with treatments derived from ancient eastern healing practices. The team includes two published authors trained and certified in China and the United States—one of them the president emeritus of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the other a fertility acupuncturist whose work has been featured on Fox Thing in the Morning and CBS Evening News with Dan Rather —and an expert reiki acupuncturist. The staff brings multiple specialties to the North Shore clinic, treating everything from fertility problems and depression to elder-care-related issues with a blend of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and counseling.
Tension and worry creep through the body, elbowing into sleep, pinching at joints, and generally making life unpleasant. As harbingers of that larger monster, stress, they are formidable foes—but they prove no match for the staff of The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc. Led by founder Dr. Howard K. Weissman, the team develops personalized plans to help clients to manage mental and physical ailments. Concerns can be washed away with water and heat during flotation-tank and infrared-sauna sessions that afford clients solitary peace and quiet. Further aid takes the form of massage and art therapy, yoga sessions, and unlimited rolls of bubble wrap ready to be popped.
Despite graduating as a medical doctor in 1986, Yevgeny Zakusilo didn’t follow the traditional path of Western medicine. Instead, by 1987, the Russian native pursued a certification in acupuncture and embraced the tried and true wellness practices of the East. Today, Zakusilo, better known as Dr. Z, helms Eastland Acupuncture, where he picks up where Western medicine and vision boards failed by treating clients to acupuncture, tui na massage, qi gon, and herbal remedies. Through these holistic and natural healing methods, Dr. Z, along with his master herbalist Monica, help dissipate a range of health conditions from allergies, anxiety, and headaches to infertility, diabetes, and depression.
As a competitive equestrian show jumper, Christine Renz became interested in acupuncture after witnessing the incredibly healthful effects it had on her horses. She decided to pursue this form of holistic healing on humans and received her Master of Science degree in traditional Oriental medicine, rendering her a licensed acupuncturist with the ability to dole out both therapeutic and preventive treatments. She calms allergy symptoms by soothing reactive organ systems with acupressure and restores balance to bodies and Bozo the Clown bop bags with Chinese herbs and needling sessions.