Sometimes it takes more than medication to heal. That?s why acupuncturist Linda Wentz founded Holistic Touch Center and its mission to help hasten the healing process by offering services that extend beyond the body to incorporate the needs of the mind and spirit. There, Silvy Franco, the center's holistic esthetician, blends years of skin care experience with training in natural health and energy medicine to produce treatments that restore the body while rebalancing the mind and spirit. She reads each client's skin like a map, plotting out appropriate treatment courses that are delivered as part of one of the center's rituals, which include components ranging from traditional facials and detoxifying peels to Vitamin C infusions and cold stone massages. In addition to performing these rituals, Silvy also helps clients adapt these treatments for use in at-home skin care regimens, keeping epidermises glowing and well-adjusted to changes in seasonal weather.
Those interested in acupuncture may enlist in Kirsten Jacob, a trained herbalist who received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, Az. In addition to specializing in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, she also possess a background in pediatric respiratory therapy as well as general family treatment. Her specialities include pediatric and family acupuncture, behavioral/learning issues, and stress reduction and internal medicine. Kirsten incorporates classical Chinese botanical therapy into her work, which includes tui na?or Chinese medical/therapeutic massage?cupping, and moxa. When she is not helping her clients attain inner peace through eastern healing techniques, she tends to her kids while indulging in reading, writing, and traveling.
Massages at Jetaun's Massage Therapy are custom tailored to meet the needs of any sore back or tense shoulder. The licensed practitioners run down a playbook full of deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massage techniques that they blend and manipulate to address their clients' specific injuries and areas of discomfort. Mental bothers, such as office deadlines and the name of the kid in E.T., can also be dulled to invisibility with relaxing Swedish massages and aromatherapy treatments. After clients depart their tabletop havens, they can purchase candles, oils, and massage music that will turn any bedroom or crowded elevator into an oasis of tranquility.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That?s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement?they?ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
Drawn by the holistic lure of chiropractic medicine, Paris native and owner Dr. W. Jean-Luc Sansfaute teamed up with an acupuncturist and a massage therapist to tackle ailments from all holistic fronts.
A wide range of spine-adjusting techniques allows Dr. Sansfaute to address both illness and physical pain, for which he offers immediate relief. Using a "whole-person approach" to wellness, he and his staff search for underlying causes of pain and help patients to adopt healthier lifestyles with nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, and trigger words that make them suddenly crave apples.
Hormones don't just power puberty—they can also cause weight gain. At The Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Eric Berg helps bring this phenomenon to light by crafting weight loss plans that shift the patient's focus away from small portions and exercise. Instead, Dr. Berg's diets center on what patients eat; some foods encourage fat-burning hormones, while others encourage fat-storing ones.
The best-selling author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, Dr. Berg has been featured on CBS, ABC, and in various fitness magazines for his unique and effective approach to weight loss. In practice for 25 years, he not only understands the hormonal mechanisms of weight loss, but also understands that it's personal. He and his team tailor their regimens to each client's body type and stats, which they measure with a high-tech monitor and never with educated guesses. The machine digitally reads the body's fat levels, metabolism rate, and other statistics that are relevant to weight loss and help the team create results for their patients.
Though he's no stranger to modern medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Nicastro rarely reaches for pain or fever meds at the first sign of trouble. The doctor runs My Chiropractor PLLC with his wife and their two young sons and has a true enthusiasm for natural health—the Nicastro family even grows their own organic vegetables—so, it's not surprising that some of his personal ideologies carry over to his clinic. Whether treating children or adults, each appointment at My Chiropractor begins with a thorough initial interview and physical exam, which allow Dr. Nicastro to confirm that each patient is, indeed, a vertebrate. Afterward, Dr. Nicastro maps out a suitable treatment plan for their pain and discomfort. From there, he may perform a series of adjustments—something he’s been treating his own children with since birth—or prescribe trigger-point therapy or the HydroMassage bed.