At Jax Acupuncture, the hands of a skilled acupuncturist, massage therapist, and hypnotherapist combine, using the principles of Chinese medicine to help allay chronic pain disorders and boost bodies to tiptop shape. Complementing a roster of deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and shiatsu massage with herbal therapy, cupping, energy healing, and moxibustion, the holistic professionals can target ailments beyond pain, too, including chronic fatigue, infertility, and autoimmune disorders. Together, their services can restore balance to the body without a trip to a shady back-alley healer.
At Blue Lotus Acupuncture, practitioners Patti Menefee and Chris Rohman stem pain and discomfort by unblocking the body's energy pathways, or meridians. Grounding their practice in the tenets of ancient Chinese medicine, Patti and Chris free obstructions in chi through acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbs, moxibustion, and cupping. The center also offers tuina, a massage technique that integrates acupoints as well as shoni shin.
"Something hurts." The doctors at Absolute Medical Clinic?which has eight locations in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas?are used to hearing that from their patients. Fortunately, their clinics' thorough diagnostics systems can swiftly pinpoint the issue in most cases. After x-rays, ultrasounds, or other tests, they work with men, women, and kids to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Like a truck driver who's way ahead of schedule, their treatment plans might take a lot of different routes. In addition to chiropractic treatments, the doctors on staff have experience in rehabilitation, physical therapy, and various forms of medical care. They work alongside massage therapists, and the team also gives guidance on nutrition and overall health. Med spa treatments including laser hair removal and body contouring mean that the outside of the body gets almost as much attention as the inside.
For Sarah Wilde, therapy is both a passion and a pursuit. Her journey of healing began when she was a student at the Art Institute of Chicago and found her paintings to be a form of personal therapy. She splashed acrylics onto canvas and mixed them with bits of sand and leaves, creating swirling gases in the cosmos as a way of connecting her inner life with the outside world.
Once Sarah?s studies came to an end, she directed her passion into massage therapy to help people to achieve the same wellness she felt while painting. She explored a variety of Eastern medicine techniques, including acupuncture, reiki, and energy medicine treatments, and she founded Dancing Phoenix Wellness, named for a mythical bird that, according to a Chinese proverb, ushers in peace and tranquility when it dances and does the Worm. Patrons sip complimentary tea while they wait for treatments in a room bathed in the soft glow of tea lights and filled with the scent of eucalyptus and lavender aromatherapy oils.
Since the first therapeutic lasers were cleared by the FDA, Laser Pain Relief Center has kept a close eye on their development. Today, the center uses one of the strongest noninvasive lasers, K-Laser's Class IV laser, to relieve pain with targeted heat. In a matter of minutes, red and near infrared wavelengths dive deep into tissue, stimulating tissue regeneration, reducing inflammation, reducing chronic or acute pain, fighting bacteria, and entertaining cells with laser-light shows. The therapy has been known to diminish discomfort in those suffering from arthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, and more, and various college and professional teams use it to for soft-tissue recovery.
Feet, knees, sinuses, wrists—Doctors of Chiropractic Sean Smith and Suzy McGuffin tend not just to spines, but extremities as well. They provide adjustments to joints throughout the body and help active people improve their physical performance. Extremity adjustments fill just one slot on McGuffin Smith Chiropractic's lengthy roster of techniques, which also includes adjustments performed by hand, with an instrument, or on a drop table.