Acupuncture of Indiana?s staff is small but mighty. As the center's name implies, the 12-person staff employs Classical Five-Element Acupuncture and facial-rejuvenation acupuncture, with each member Nationally Board Certified, Indiana-licensed, and all clinical staff has a background in western medicine. However, the staff's alternative-medicine treatments also include craniosacral therapy, reiki, and qi gong.
Fluent in both Spanish and English, Dr. Richard James uses his multi-lingual skills to reach a broader base of crooked spines. He manually adjusts backs, provides massage therapy to calm unruly muscles, and dispenses customized nutritional programs for patients looking to eat healthier meals or only foods that begin with the letter B. His treatment plans also consists of vibration therapy and corrective exercises.
At Meridian Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Jeff Yoder and his team quickly and efficiently treat patients with traditional chiropractic techniques and advanced technology. The doctor uses the ProAdjuster, a computerized device that exerts a small mechanical force on the body and measures the response through sensors and software. Dr. Yoder also employs physiotherapies such as muscle stimulation and traction. Nationally certified massage therapist and registered medical assistant Amy Warren complements treatments with a variety of modalities, including prenatal massage, sports massage, and rotator-cuff release, which allows break dancers to more fluidly execute an arm wave.
In the most general terms, Doctor of Chiropractic Ron Woods addresses spinal problems for people of all ages. However, his job has many focused offshoots. One is the treatment of symptoms stemming from auto accidents; another is work- and sports-related injuries. He even oversees targeted patient-care programs, including one for fibromyalgia, which incorporates therapies from hands-on adjustments to electrical muscle stimulation. And, when a patient's problems warrant even more detailed attention, he reaches out to neighboring physicians for specialty work, thereby forming a reliable network of caregivers.
The experienced practitioners at Indy Downtown Community Acupuncture meld traditional Eastern techniques with those of other wellness-oriented schools, administering acupuncture to clients in a soothing communal treatment room. At their first visit, patients chart their history and desired results and then step into the shared area's scape of cozy reclining chairs free of bitey geckos. Friends and family can undergo treatments together, offering moral support and tender glances throughout the group acupuncture session. During the treatment, an acupuncturist attends to each physique by targeting the client's chosen zones with hair-thin, sterile needles, which can stimulate the affected body part to rebalance corporal energies and resurrect moments from a past life as a spiny puffer fish. Acupuncture can imbue strained bodies with a variety of benefits including improved sleeping habits, enhanced joint mobility, and reduced stress.
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