Only a short hairbrush toss from Aiea Bay, Beautiful Soul pampers the senses with a menu of indulgent spa services. Owner Leina Keomalu can rehab mugs with an exfoliating facial, or draw on her lash certification to outfit eyelids with elegant faux mink extensions. Clients can also solicit the spa?s waxing services to nix unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, or cherished pet rocks.
When it comes to pain relief, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the answer. That’s why Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation’s team isn’t populated by professionals versed in a single field or specialty. Instead, the roster consists of medical doctors, non-surgical orthopedic doctors, a chiropractor, physical therapists, an acupuncturist, and rehabilitative massage therapists who help treat such conditions as whiplash, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and sports injuries. Their diagnostic services mix old-fashioned physical examinations with electromyography and ultrasound testing. After determining the underlying cause of discomfort, doctors might ease inflammation in the joints, alleviate muscle spasms, and reduce swelling with injection therapy. They also perform chiropractic services that realign the spine to remove discomfort and aid in healing. When conditions call for extra relief, the doctors call in colleagues including physical therapists, licensed massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. They set to work dissipating deep-seated problems with their specialized treatments, whether they’re applying pressure to problem areas and kneading out knotted tissue or unblocking energy pathways and promoting inner healing through the strategic insertion of tiny needles.
Plum Blossom Clinic's toolkit of healing methods gives off a distinctly Eastern energy, embracing traditional Chinese medicine ranging from acupuncture and acupressure to qi gong meditation and palmistry. Founder Michael Hamilton, LAC, is the driving force behind these alternative approaches. Since earning a master of oriental medicine from the Tai Hsuan Foundation in 1997, he's been helping people remedy their ailments with holistic treatments such as tui-na medical massage, herbal medicine, nutritional or diet therapy, and qigong moving meditation as a physical therapy. However, acupuncture remains Michael's hallmark treatment, drawing on every one of its modalities, from moxibustion and cupping to ear acupuncture.
A licensed acupuncturist and a master herbalist lead Rebalance Healing Center. They take pains to administer painless acupuncture sessions, which can treat a wide range of conditions from Crohn's disease and gout to depression and endometriosis. Acupuncture treatments use very fine sterile, disposable needles for optimum comfort and safety. And their work produces results—many clients experience affirming effects within 24 hours of treatment.
Open Path Acupuncture’s Leith Nippes has seen firsthand how acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can effectively provide relief from injury and various conditions, while also promoting and maintaining health and balance physically and emotionally. During a treatment, he inserts hair-thin needles into certain points along the body where the energy might have become blocked due to stress, anxiety and depression, allergies, injury, or a broken stoplight. This, along with moxibustion, can treat a range of conditions, including chronic pain, digestive disorders, skin issues, and immune-system problems.
An accomplished student of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and martial arts, Marc Capener uses a holistic approach to help restore balance and release pain-causing blockages of energy. At Acupuncture Arts, Marc and his staff employ the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine to spark the body's ability to heal itself, fend off disease, and grow an impenetrable exoskeleton. In addition to acupuncture, practitioners offer patients a variety of treatment options, including cupping, moxibustion, reiki, and meditation counseling. A master herbalist, Marc also serves as head caretaker of the herb farm at ICAOM, where he teaches classes and oversees the cultivation of organic herbs.