As a lifelong athlete, Fernando Morales has spent more time on the field, in the weight room, and at the gym than the average guy. He knows firsthand about the strain sports can put on the body and the desire to heal quickly from injuries. So after graduating from Texas Chiropractic College, it was no surprise that he used his musculoskeletal know-how to pursue a career in sports medicine.
At CST Wellness Center, he and his staff take an integrative approach to getting athletes back in their cleats with a blend of spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and physical therapy. They also apply their knowledge of nutrition to keep bodies strong, prevent vitamin deficiencies, and scale the food pyramid in record time.
Element 5 Om’s owner and licensed acupuncturist Sheri Davidson focuses on making disparate parts work together as a whole. Sheri began her traditional Chinese medical studies in 2000, cultivating a passion for Japanese architecture and martial-arts along the way. Through her studies, Davidson has learned extensively in the fields of Acupuncture, moxibustion training, Chinese herbology, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Eastern medicine emphasizes a theory of interconnectedness. For example, the lungs affect the kidneys, which in turn affect the heart. To this end, the clinic’s range of services works to bring clients’ bodies into balance, without standard medications or excessive seesaws. Acupuncture guides the body’s energy flow into more healthful patterns by inserting fine needles into certain meridian points on the body. This is believed to stimulate the flow of energy and can treat a variety of chronic medical conditions, along with decreasing chronic pain. During cupping treatments, gentle suction coaxes tight muscles into releasing tension and toxins, whereas one-on-one health-coaching sessions help clients learn to live a life that fosters wellness.
At weMed Clinic, Chinese-trained integrative physicians Drs. You and Ma work toward their mission of fusing Western and Eastern medicine. They use and combine techniques such as acupuncture, infrared heat, cupping, moxibustion, acupressure, and herbal medicine to treat patients based on lab work and diagnostic exams.
The mission of Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center is a simple one: to educate each patient about the body's healing power, and how chiropractic treatments can bolster it. With this philosophy in mind, Doctor of Chiropractic MaryBeth Asenime, who helps to helm the Center, assists her patients to meet personal-wellness goals. The center's practioners, who've treated athletes, expectant mothers, and children, supplement their skills with specializations in acupuncture and soft-tissue therapy.
Doctor of Chiropractic Hani Said relies on a wide range of adjustment techniques to set spines back into alignment. His methods include the diversified, upper cervical, and Cox techniques, in addition to manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). Often used as an effort to avoid surgery or dance recitals, this specialized form of manipulation is only practiced by a small number of doctors and takes place as the muscles and joints are completely relaxed and limber. It can be an effective therapy when used to address issues such as frozen shoulder, back pain, and fibromyalgia.
Treating symptoms is relatively straightforward. Addressing the underlying causes and promoting holistic wellbeing across the entire body is a more ambitious goal. As a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, John Shay attempts to accomplish the latter by channeling centuries-old treatments intended to locate and remove the blockages inhibiting the natural flow of the body's energy. The idea is that unrestricted energetic flow allows the body's natural healing mechanisms to operate at peak efficiency and not only relieve painful symptoms, but also prevent other conditions from arising in the future.
Originally born in Taiwan, Shay studied at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei before immigrating to the United States and obtaining a formal degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. His approach to healthcare adopts a holistic focus, aiming to restore a sense of balance to ailing systems throughout the body. In addition to acupuncture, he also uses natural Chinese herbal medicines and cupping sessions to help ramp bodies back up to peak performance.