Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Khouri, the exclusive chiropractor of College of Charleston athletics, was born prematurely without fully developed lungs. As a result, he suffered from severe asthma and other respiratory problems throughout his early childhood, at least until he was referred to a chiropractor. After undergoing chiropractic care, he noticed that his asthma attacks were significantly less severe, and so, at the age of 6, he decided he would grow up to be a chiropractor and not the dinosaur most little boys dream of being.
Now, at Khouri Chiropractic Health Massage, Dr. Khouri and his nimble-fingered team assuage patients' aches with holistic, integrated medicine. He and his staff prioritize chiropractic and massage among their many treatments, utilizing adjustments and muscle-manipulation to ease aches and help bodies heal themselves. An acupuncturist is on hand to insert hair-thin needles into specific body parts and stimulate the body's chi, and nutrition and exercise advice help fortify the body. Now, at Khouri Chiropractic Health Solutions, Dr. Khouri and his nimble-fingered team assuage patients' aches with holistic, integrated medicine. He and his staff prioritize chiropractic and massage among their many treatments, utilizing adjustments and muscle-manipulation to ease aches and help bodies heal themselves. An acupuncturist is on hand to insert hair-thin needles into specific body parts and stimulate the body's chi, and nutrition and exercise advice help fortify the body.
Mary White believes in the power of movement to rehabilitate both bodies and minds. As an alternative health expert who has been practicing for almost 20 years, she relies on an integration of yoga, massage, and water movement therapy to put clients on the path to wellness. Her programs are entirely inclusive, welcoming yoga beginners to experience the same restorative poses that have benefitted athletes and irreparably tangled acrobat pairs.
Inside the studio, a blend of styles—including Kundalini, Bikram, and Vinyasa flow—merge with Pilates and muscle-specific stretches. The combination of motion-based techniques works to combat pain and recurring ailments as it hones enough mental focus to defuse a bomb while stressed out by the fact that you’re in a cartoon in the first place. Mary strives to dispense her teachings to walk-in students as well as specific therapy groups, including Alzheimer's patients and single women in need of support.
Nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Sarah Stowers amassed her expertise in holistic medicine from her studies in both America and China. Using traditional acupuncture treatments, she targets a range of symptoms, from headaches and insomnia to sports injuries. Sarah's training in muscular and skeletal pain, women's health issues, and allergies helps her tailor her treatments to each client's condition before the acupuncture session begins. Arranging groups of hair-thin, disposable needles along corporal pathways, she stimulates nerve responses to restore the body's natural flow of energy. For after-work treatments, Charleston Acupuncture accommodates guests and method actors recently cast as porcupines with extended hours, along with same-day appointments based on availability.
At Skin Therapy Center, Dr. Zeyi Chen invokes decades of experience in dermatology to calm skin of all ages, whether it suffers from teenage blemishes or timeworn wrinkles. To fuel their selection of face and body treatments, the spa uses its own line of products. Originally launched 19 years ago, these elixirs use everything from peptides to Chinese herbs to strengthen and clarify skin. Dr. Chen and his staff also apply the centuries-old practice of acupuncture therapies. Hair-thin needles gently clarify the body's energy channels to unseat stagnant tension, bolster immunity, and accelerate intestinal intranet connections.
All acupuncturists follow the principles of Chinese medicine, but Charleston Community Acupuncture takes things a step further. Following the model of its Chinese counterparts, the center arranges its recliners, Zero Gravity chairs, and massage tables in sets of three or four so that patients can rest, relax, and heal together. Private treatment areas exist as well, but the staff values the restorative effects of a peaceful, social environment—performing most of its acupuncture treatments in a community setting that helps patients relax and find strength in numbers. Patients are also encouraged to take their time and decide for themselves when to end the treatment, indicating with a nod or a telepathic shout that it's time to remove the needles.
Chad Houfek and his staff of specialists share a collective expertise in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage. Their holistic emphasis on wellbeing allows them to mix and match treatments for a wide spectrum of maladies, including chronic pain, asthma, depression, digestive issues, and infertility.
Board-certified acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist Sara Putman of One Life Wellness Studio fights a gentle war against most types of stress. Operating under the belief that the human body needs a helping hand to regulate its health, she combines holistic treatments with lifestyle advice to address each client's personal ailments. Before each massage session and acupuncture treatment, which can include Chinese herbal medicine, Putman investigates the client's medical history and devises the appropriate plan of action during a thorough consultation. She welcomes visitors of all ages and backgrounds into her studio, and ensures guests never feel rushed by reserving large blocks of time for every appointment and hanging wall clocks that whisper, "Hey, take it easy," instead of ticking.