East Hills Chiropractic's Dr. Jason S. Brattner believes that it's his responsibility to diagnose and treat chronic pain. It was this philosophy that led him to voluntarily provide chiropractic care to first responders after 9/11, and that still leads him to attend to the root cause of his patients' aches, whether it be a sprain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, or stress, with natural and holistic chiropractic methods. The Graston Technique, an athlete-developed soft-tissue mobilization, uses steel instruments to detect and break down scar tissue, treating fibrosis and chronic inflammation. His gentler techniques, such as soft-tissue massages and chanting of ancient lullabies, work to assuage tension throughout the body. Before patients leave his office, Dr. Brattner teaches them ergonomic back exercises that they can perform at home.
A certified Chinese herbalist and recipient of a master’s degree in Oriental medicine, Alexandra Gerazounis wields her acupuncture skills for more than just feelings of relaxation. She specializes in both using the ancient treatment to help her clients lose weight and working in tandem with reproductive specialists to boost fertility in women. Her holistic methods extend to Chinese herbal supplements and ear candling to gently remove excess wax, moisture, and the sound of overplayed Top 40 hits.
Licensed acupuncturist Billy "Shonez" Singh is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of traditional Chinese medicine with his patients. Believing that the body should be treated as a whole, he incorporates acupuncture, tui na therapy, cupping, Chinese herbal remedies, and moxibustion stimulation treatments into his clients' health-care routines, helping to alleviate chronic pain, migraines, allergies, and depression, among other complaints.
Liz Fatone grew up in Southern California, surrounded by a natural bounty of produce and lean protein. She didn't realize how lucky she was until career and stress took away her born and bred healthy eating habits. She noticed a decline in happiness and health, and when her daughter was born, she decided it was time for a change. She sought training at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, learning over a hundred dietary theories and studying the effect of food on all aspects of life. Armed with this knowledge and a desire to help others discover a healthier lifestyle, she now acts as a nutritional counselor, providing in-person or over-the-phone advice on shopping and cooking to individual clients and whole families.
With technology such as the Insight Millennium testing station at her fingertips, Doctor of Chiropractic Esther Jimenez is well-equipped to analyze spinal dysfunction and recommend a course of holistic healing. She stays up-to-date on the latest developments in the chiropractic field by attending quarterly seminars, which inform her nutritional counseling and manual adjustments. Dr. Jimenez also gives back to the community through free wellness events and charity drives, as well as manually straightening the girders in downtown buildings.
Lorry Salluzzi of Soma Healing Center has many highly developed talents—most of them in areas completely foreign to the average earthly being. As a professional medium, clairvoyant, and alternative healer, she helps her clients commune with loved ones' spirits, learn about their futures, and feel better balanced through chakra work, Reiki, tuning fork therapy, and needle-free acupuncture. Gong Wash workshops lead participants deep into the forgotten past to slough away the karma and out-of-date fashion choices that accumulate during former lives. To reinforce their own psychic abilities, guests can sign up for psychic development workshops, and Reiki practitioners of varying levels can hone their skills under Salluzzi's expert guidance.
Many of her clients visit—or call—for psychic readings. Salluzzi prides herself on her ability to see energy, which lets her glimpse auras and always know if her clients are hiding batteries in their mouths. Tarot cards facilitate each reading, but the deck is just a vehicle through which Salluzzi channels her focus. She encourages visitors to bring specific questions, and even pictures and personal items, to their readings.