New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
At Health in Harmony Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Mursu practices what she preaches. She believes in the healing power of nutrition and staying active, and she demonstrated the results of her own good nutrition and physical fitness by completing the Las Vegas Half Marathon and the Chicago Marathon in 2009. She passionately shares her knowledge of natural wellness with her clients—many of whom are athletes—through nutrition advice and a full range of hands-on chiropractic treatments, such as massages and spinal adjustments.
LED Light Therapy of Illinois harnesses the power of the DreamSpa system to enhance clients’ quality of life. During 30-minute treatments, clients climb into a futuristic-looking pod that surrounds them with photon light energy. As they relax, the beams help to counter everything from stress and sleeplessness to pain and lack of energy.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
Headed by Dr. Stein, Bodies in Balance brings a multi-disciplinary approach to pain treatment and overall health. Laboratory testing reveals potential allergies or missing nutrients, while orthotics and chiropractic adjustments counter and correct imbalances in the spine. Doctors also energize muscles with low-level lasers or electronic stimulation, or employ ultrasonic waves to stimulate fluid movement in the tissue. Dr. Stein and his team use these services to treat the pain that results from repetitive use, workplace accidents, or tickle fights with tractors.