Melinda Wenzel, an independent contractor working out of Salon Republic, makes every effort to minimize pain while removing clients’ body hair. She uses hard wax rather than harsh strip wax, reducing both discomfort and the chance of fostering ingrown hairs. Wenzel also uses spa-quality Dermalogica products for facials and skincare.
Andi Kohn’s relationship with traditional Chinese medicine began as a patient wowed by the healing effects its methods had on her. The experience motivated Andi to become a practitioner herself, a dream the licensed acupuncturist has fully realized with Source Qi Acupuncture & Wellness.
With Source’s namesake treatment, Andi uses fine needles to stimulate the body’s natural energy, aiming to relieve patients of ailments ranging from digestive disorders to anxiety. She complements acupuncture with other staples of Chinese medicine, including heat therapy, herbal consultations, and cupping. Andi even uses acupuncture to assist clients with weight loss, incorporating weekly or biweekly treatments into regimens of healthy eating and herbal supplementation.
As a child visiting his grandfather's small clinic in Garland, Dr. Eric Wu witnessed the rejuvenating benefits of traditional acupuncture therapy firsthand. Then later in life, when an automobile accident had left him with chronic pain, Dr. Wu found relief in the form of chiropractic care. Because of these past experiences, Dr. Wu embraces both approaches at his practice, knowing that a combination of chiropractic sessions and acupuncture treatments tends to have a synergistic effect upon a person's health.
Chiropractic care and acupuncture share the common goal of jump-starting the body's natural healing capabilities, albeit by different means. During chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Wu checks for any misaligned vertebrae, which can place pressure on the spinal cord and interfere with the nervous system's function. Correcting these alignment issues facilitates uninterrupted communication between organs and helps alleviate the constant aches and fatigue that can interfere with everyday life. Alternately, acupuncture treatments focus on points of stagnation in the flow of the body's natural energies. These blockages can be removed by inserting needles, applying fingertip pressure, or using electrical stimulation. Dr. Wu specializes in needle-free acupuncture, opting instead to stimulate pressure points with a low electrical current, making the treatment ideal for children and adults afraid of needles. Needle-free treatment is also helpful for treatment of sensitive points on the head and face. Both chiropractic sessions and acupuncture appointments promote a sense of holistic wellbeing, without resorting to unnecessary medications, surgeries, or tongue-depressor prescriptions. Instead, they aim to relieve existing symptoms while also bolstering the body's ability to stave off future complications.
Licensed acupuncturist and applied clinical nutritionist Masako Wada has one simple goal: to encourage self-healing. Armed with an education in acupuncture, shiatsu massage, and clinical nutrition, she spearheads effective treatments that focus on balancing the body's natural energies and its marshmallow filling. Treatments at the clinic include allergy therapy and nutritional consultations.
Part teacher, part doctor, and part mother, Dr. Phyllis Books focuses on non-chemical approaches to medicine. Her proprietary neural-therapy method is designed to treat myriad conditions, ranging from TMJ to balance problems to her specialization: dyslexia. Customers can also obtain services such as migraine relief, allergy elimination, and ionic foot detoxification.