While working a cruise ship, holistic doctor and acupuncturist Ahuva Gamliel treated a passenger complaining of digestive issues. Impressed by how fast she found relief, the patient said she would send her husband so that Gamliel could treat his shoulder pain. But the woman added, "My husband is not going to tell you this, but he has erectile dysfunction and I want you to treat him for it." Noticing the man didn't mention erectile dysfunction on his intake form, Gamliel proceeded to treat him for it anyway, along with tending to his shoulder. A few days later, the woman stopped by and said, "What did you do to him? I feel like we are on our second honeymoon." Dr. Gamliel thrives on hearing such patient testimonials. Knowing since she was 5 years old that she would become a doctor, Gamliel began working as a phlebotomist in high school. But her first experiences with conventional medicine?which she recalls as "cold, callous, and impersonal"?left her disenchanted. After completing undergraduate study in psychobiology, Gamliel discovered the field of natural medicine and went on to earn a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture from Bastyr University. Today, Gamliel pursues her vision of bringing natural healthcare to the masses through MiBaSo, an acronym for mind, body, and soul. Gamliel hopes to turn MiBaSo into a franchised, membership-based practice that increases the visibility, accessibility, and affordability of natural medicine.
Though Dr. Patricia Ares-Romero has extensive training in functional, anti-aging medicine, she still maintains a passion for holistic treatment. As the chief medical director of SmartBody MD, she combines the two disciplines to create a wellness buffet, directing a medical staff and personally helping patients design custom programs to address their concerns and work around their nighttime superhero responsibilities. These programs can incorporate medically supervised weight-loss regimens or basic nutritional guidance, but they all have the same goals: promoting whole-body well-being and developing healthful habits. To this end, knowledge is the most powerful tool that Dr. Ares-Romero and her staff share with patients, but they occasionally use lipotropic injections, dietary supplements, Botox, or bio-identical hormone treatments to aid them in their efforts.
Through the concentrated use of infrared light, LA Tans & Aesthetic Center helps clients reach their health apex through internal cleansing treatments. Take a seat in the sauna, a steam-free booth filled with infrared heaters waiting to saturate the skin in radiance as powerful as the sun's, minus the damaging ultraviolet rays and obnoxious ego. The infrared heat targets fat cells, lifts them head over heels, and shakes their pockets loose of contaminants in the form of perspiration. Infrared sessions are thought to increase circulation and stimulate tissues, which may be useful for treating arthritis or limbering up for a strenuous jazz-hands performance.
Whether patients are seeking birth control, or a facial, AStar Medical Group has the team to accommodate them all. Helmed by Dr. Rene Perez, the center offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services. But the center is unique in that it also offers aesthetic services that include laser treatments for unsightly veins and hair, wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, and other helpful procedures. There are also maintenance-based skincare options, including Vivant Skin Care acne facials and Image Skincare peels, which exfoliate using apple stem cells, bearberries, and other ingredients that might be as tasty as they are effective.
Dr. Jacob Silverstone of Foot Restoration treats a variety of conditions that range from arthritis to sports injuries, specializing in fore-foot, rear-foot, and ankle reconstruction. He and his team can tackle trauma and abnormalities with in-office services; those services start with x-rays to assess the issue, and might include developing custom foot braces or orthotics to correct the problem. They can also perform laser nail procedures, conduct circulation studies, and decrease spider veins in the feet to relieve pain.
You couldn't accuse the staff at Palm Holistic Healthcare Center of not seeing the forest for the trees. They specialize in holistic treatments that nourish the whole body while maintaining the delicate balance that exists between your mind, body, spirit, and the koala bear wrapped around your leg. Many of the treatments help rid the body of impurities, including colon hydrotherapy and ion detox cleanses. Others, such as massage and acupuncture strive simply to bring about an increased sense of wellbeing. They also carry a full selection of vitamins, aromatherapy, and meditation aids to help you live a better life at home.