After more than 15 years working in medicine, Family Nurse Practitioner Dee Warner took her health-improving passion to Pure Homeopathy in 2012 to break free of standard short office visits. To do this, she now practices a method which includes using a blend of traditional and holistic medicine while also performing physical exams and ordering prescription medications when needed. Warner counters the conventional practice of placing labels on medical conditions by personalizing appointments and collecting information from her patients to create individualized treatment plans, which include changes to lifestyle and diet.
The clinic also specializes in homeopathy, where patients are guided through their weight loss goals with the help of Dr. Lisa Amerine, ND and a registered dietician. Massages are also offered from a certified massage therapist.
Acupuncturist and Chinese-herbal-medicine practitioner Stuart Dimson has a personal relationship with pain. After sustaining a work-related injury in 1992, his efforts to heal led him to receiving his first acupuncture treatment. It worked, and he hasn’t looked back since, changing his career to become a full-time acupuncturist. Today, Dimson works to share that relief with others at Awakening Acupuncture. Besides the eponymous procedure, the center’s other treatments, such as hypnotherapy and moxibustion, work to support clients’ inner balance and gently shake awake their own healing mechanisms. Dimson and his colleagues can also provide traditional Chinese herbal medicine to supplement sessions.
Traditional Chinese medicine is built on the belief that healing begins when the two forces at work within the body settle into equilibrium. The practitioners at Berkeley Community Acupuncture and Massage trust this holistic principle will overcome their modern patients’ afflictions just like it did for those who practiced it before “ouch” was even assigned a petroglyph. Their acupuncture and massage treatments cure pain and disease from the inside out, and whereas acupuncture enlists thin needles to rebalance the flow of energy through the body, massage does the same thing using gentle kneading motions. Clients can combine the techniques or select just one in order to help ease digestive and respiratory disorders or simply diminish the stress of daily life.
At The Human Joint, Doctor of Chiropractic Julie Seymour oversees a one-stop holistic health service whose consortium of practitioners aid clients in their pursuit of natural, all-over wellness. Dr. Seymour adjusts clients of all ages, treating from newborn babies to wizened great-grandparents with gentle, low-force bodywork that realigns spines and recalibrates energy centers. Massage therapist Vivian Masters heals persistent pain with Swedish, trigger-point, body-insight, and deep-tissue massage techniques that focus on strengthening clients' mind-body connection. Other practitioners target inner well-being; hypnosis helps nix smoking addictions, encourage weight loss, and deal with anxiety, and health coaching inspires clients to trade harmful behaviors for new healthy habits.
Potted herbs and blooming flowers surround Apothecary Tinctura's doorway. This flora often mixes into the shop's essential oils, perfumes, teas, and tinctures. Herbalists consult with clients to determine their needs before custom-mixing medicinal blends to treat issues ranging from allergies to thyroid imbalances.
Natural healing methods also come into play in an on-site spa, where practitioners tone skin with Dr. Hauschka facials, work on the body with delicate acupuncture needles, and massage tense muscles. Hypnotherapy and reiki sessions are also available to restore cognitive and energy balances.
Body Mind Energy Center’s 12 alternative health practitioners combine their knowledge and experience in Reiki, massage, CranioSacral therapy, yoga, and acupuncture to help their clients and teach them new ways to find balance. Massage therapists and Reiki practitioners draw on decades of cumulative experience as they customize sessions according to their clients' specific concerns. Workshops focused on spiritual growth, meditation, and Reiki teach students new skills they can use to cultivate a daily peace of mind, help treat loved ones, or realign energy pathways in themselves and others. Beyond the wellness classes, the center’s yoga teachers lead a variety of classes designed to center the mind, alleviate muscle stress, and aide in rehabilitation processes.