At BodyBalance Techniques, the staffers view themselves as mechanics who jump-start the body's self-healing mechanisms. Instead of using jumper cables hooked up to a magical Ford Mustang, though, they rely on acupuncture treatments, nutrition therapy, and homeopathic remedies. For arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic aches and pains, BodyBalance's team may recommend deep-tissue muscle-balancing sessions.
Dr. Karen Harris's path toward naturopathy began when an illness led her to seek out and study natural alternatives to wellness. Her findings not only led her toward improved health but also uncovered a passion for holistic solutions that set her on the path toward her future career. Today, this doctor of naturopathy and nutritional counselor serves as the head of Saba' Health Center, where she operates under the philosophy that the body can heal itself if given the right ingredients, which may include exercise, a healthy diet, and the expulsion of toxins. To help hasten the healing process, she aids bodies with services that range from colon hydrotherapy to detox formula supplements to body scans for conditions such as gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, and provides access to products including liquid multivitamins and antioxidant juices.
Schluter Chiropractic helps patients find their healthy place with the musculoskeletal adjustments for which chiropractic is known. After a consultation to determine a patient's medical history and areas of discomfort, doctors conduct an initial examination and decide upon a treatment plan. Then, over the course of several sessions, they perform external adjustments to the bones that are meant to relieve pain and improve range of motion.
Before the treatment even begins, though, they put patients at ease with their family-friendly atmosphere. The Schluter family fills almost every role within the office, from the chiropractors to the chiropractic assistants to the office manager.
When Jessica's brother developed Ogilvie syndrome, a severe intestinal disorder, doctors could do little to help. Jessica and her family found that only colon hydrotherapy?a session that flushes the large intestine with warm, filtered water?helped to manage her sibling's symptoms. Remembering their struggle to find a provider in the Tulsa area, Jessica jumped at the chance to become the founding manager of operations at the Colon Care Center of Oklahoma, a hydrotherapy facility that flung open its doors in early 2012. Today, its staff of colon hydrotherapists?all certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy and some possessing more than 30 years of experience?work to soothe symptoms such as bloating, constipation, and compaction in clients with difficulties similar to Jessica's brother's. The therapists take continuing-education classes to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date. They pass along this knowledge to their patients, and encourage those with questions to contact the center for more information or to check out the FAQ.
During sessions, therapists may assist by monitoring pressure and temperature or leave the room to let the patient manipulate a gravity-fed open system as fans draw away odor. Colon Care Center of Oklahoma recommends hydrotherapy to patients interested in undergoing preventative colon care or reducing bodily toxins. The session may also help those about to undergo a colonoscopy who don't respond well to traditional medical cleansing methods such as eating hamburgers stuffed with pipe cleaners.
Doctor of Chiropractic Justin Snyder is a second-generation physician, and an experienced wellness speaker, who uses chiropractic treatments to help heal without drugs or surgery. A hallmark of chiropractic care, his whole-patient approach is designed to relieve symptoms all over the body. By integrating acupuncture, nutritional counseling, and massage therapy into his practice, Dr. Snyder presents patients with a custom template that helps bodies heal themselves. Dr. Snyder’s passion for athletic hobbies, such as snowboarding, cycling, and battling piranha invasions at local lakes gives him a firsthand look at how bodies function, and he uses this knowledge both in his practice and during his lecture career. He travels to companies, schools, and clubs to share his wisdom on back-injury prevention, pregnancy and postpartum care, and workplace ergonomics.
Doctors of Chiropractic Drew Lawrence and Scottie Lawrence, a husband-and-wife duo, helm HealthSource of Tulsa. They work to restore physiques’ symmetry with artful spinal adjustments rather than by installing a sixth finger on your normal hand. The duo also oversees their practice’s signature weight-loss regimens, which complement exercise and healthy meals with a daily dose of the fat-burning hCG hormone.
In the onsite spa, meanwhile, a team performs medical spa procedures. The cold laser beams of their laser lipo treatments noninvasively dissolve fat, catalyzing weight loss. They also provide massages and cosmetic treatments such as eyelash extensions, which emphasize eyes more safely than flaming glasses.