Doctor of Chiropractic Tanya Kekki knows firsthand how debilitating pain can be. After suffering from severe migraines as a teenager, she found relief through chiropractic care, a field she discovered while earning her bachelor's degree in kinesiology. Dr. Kekki went on to receive a doctorate of chiropractic degree, and further specialized as a certified chiropractic sports physician as well as in the Webster Technique, where she can work with pre-natal and post-natal patients, infants, and children. At Kekki Chiropractic, she brings together her extensive knowledge and training to help other people prevail over seemingly inescapable discomfort.
Dr. Kekki employs multiple adjustment methods including the Graston Technique, in which she wields instruments specifically designed to accelerate results. In addition to chiropractic services, the doctor is certified in acupuncture and Kinesio taping, a rehabilitation tool that has been shown to stimulate circulation better than encasing limbs in papier-mâché. She promotes healing with cold-laser therapy and massage modalities such as acupressure and cupping.
The healers at Alternative Solutions for RX Drugs may stray from standard Western medicine, but they're all licensed to practice their Eastern-born crafts. They're led by acupuncture physician Yusuf M. Mihaylov, a healer who's studied Chinese medicine in China, attended a health institute in Moscow, and learned the art of medical massage at a massage school in New York City. He and his staff heal without any prescription drugs, instead opting for ancient techniques such as acupuncture, which was first used 3,500 years ago in China, and massage therapy. The staff also relies on Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, and homeopathy.
Kelvin Yu’s life and career changed after one chance meeting. After meeting an acupuncturist from China and experiencing the healing powers of Eastern medicine, Kelvin dedicated himself to learning and sharing these healing techniques with others. At Ocean Avenue Acupuncture, Kelvin crafts a holistic treatment plan for each patient that integrates therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs, and targeted bodywork. Kelvin also offers needle-free acupuncture sessions, as well as qi gong, which uses synchronized breathing and movement exercises to re-circulate energy in the body.
Dr. Bill Rice has been performing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, along with nutritional and lifestyle counseling since 1977. Along with the trained staff at Gardens Wellness Center, he flushes toxins from clients? figures using a wide array of holistic healing techniques as well as contemporary treatments. Amid bamboo accents, the studio's health professionals administer treatments ranging from acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, and massage therapy to herbal medicine and hypnotherapy. Clients relax atop heated tables in private treatment rooms adorned with lush paintings of bright flora, plants, and doodles of weeping stick figures drawn by U.N. dignitaries.
Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
When she was still just a child, Michelle Tunis witnessed her mother’s battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Michelle assured her mom that, one day, she’d find a way to ease her chronic pain. To that end, she pursued an education in alternative medicine that eventually led her to open The Perfect Touch Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Today, Michelle makes good on her promise by helping clients find relief from pain through acupuncture, cupping, and other methods of alternative healing.