Certified holistic-health coach Elizabeth Rocchino has been trained in more than 100 dietary theories. For her, that's still small beans—she believes that nutrition plans should be customized for individuals, with less rigid rules and more flexibility as to what they can eat. Her approach isn't limited to food, either. On her integrative-nutrition plate, factors such as relationships, career, and exercise border balanced portions of fruits, veggies, and proteins. She examines all of these facets when guiding clients toward weight loss and wellness goals. In addition to personal coaching, she also leads corporate programs, cooking demos, and onsite kitchen makeovers, which leave pantries both organized and wholesome.
Acupuncture served as the main healthcare treatment for thousands of years, and it is still the go-to therapy for millions of people worldwide. Acupuncture physician Richard Browne is at the forefront of this field as both a practitioner and an educator.
Browne is the cofounder and president of Acupuncture and Massage College, which has been a community staple for more than 30 years. When not teaching budding acupuncturists how to strategically place needles or deflate sinister-looking balloon animals, he can be found at Affordable Acupuncture Clinic, practicing acupuncture himself or overseeing his interns while they practice it.
Browne and his staff also offer services ranging from cupping therapy to shiatsu massage to Reiki. They work to relieve such ailments as back pain, headaches, and insomnia.
Led by a chiropractor with more than a decade of experience, Bailey Chiropractic?s staff of technicians and massage therapists helps patients maintain a healthy body free from chronic pain. Along with spinal adjustments?designed to correct subluxations, or nerve-blocking misalignments of the vertebrae?patients come in for spinal decompression, a surgery-free back therapy that can treat issues ranging from herniated discs to osteoarthritis. Chiropractic services focus on the spine, and therapeutic massages and specialized exercises seek to counteract muscular imbalances that can cause tension and lower a person?s maximum high-five elevation. To help clients in their quests for a pain-free existence, Bailey Chiropractic?s facility features a slew of state-of-the-art equipment, including a digital x-ray machine, electrical-stimulation devices, and Triton DTS decompression tables.
From its community acupuncture area—and with some suspension of disbelief—Tree House Wellness Center looks like it could be an actual tree house. A scenic canopy hugs the outside of the second-floor office, creating a peaceful ambiance marked by gently rustling leaves and squirrels taking candlelit baths. Amid the tranquility, licensed acupuncturist Dr. Edward T. McGinley, A.P. places hair-thin needles into patients lounging next to each other on recliners to help alleviate their ailments, whether it be pain, insomnia, stress, or infertility. He also treats clients in private sessions, which include an in-depth exam and consultation and can include therapies such as cupping and electrical stimulation.
She spent 18 months soaking up Chinese culture in Shanghai, but Veronica Trollerud?s trip was more work than play. The licensed acupuncturist expanded her education and practiced her skills at ShuGuang Hospital, which specializes in internal medicine and women?s disorders. Upon returning home, Veronica opened Acupuncture Centers of South Florida, where she specializes in fertility issues and pain management. Every appointment at the center begins with a consultation and diagnosis; from there, Veronica prescribes the best plan of action, such as acupuncture, cupping, or quality time with a litter of puppies.
Licensed and practicing since 1987, Dr. Paul Malavenda, DC, directs a chiropractic clinic that provides chiropractic treatment and alternative therapies for diseases caused by vertebral subluxation, or out-of-position vertebrae that irritate spinal nerves. Dr. Malavenda identifies and treats subluxation, which can cause nerves to malfunction, affect muscles, and degenerate bones. The clinic also provides massage, physical therapy, accident treatment, nutritional counseling, and thermal imaging, which can be used to detect pre-cancerous tissue.