The Chinese mapped a network of channels through which energy, or qi, flows through the body. Tentatively naming it The Inter Net, before that name was discarded as silly, these early pincushioneers discovered than uneven flow of energy through these pathways can cause any number of diseases, ailments and pain. Acupuncture works by applying small, virtually painless needles to areas of the body where qi likes to hang out, stimulating proper energy flow and relieving impediments to good health. Done correctly, acupuncture has been said to relieve everything from back pain and allergies to depression and infertility. A number of common questions about the treatment can be answered through Inner Balance's FAQs page.
The stresses and demands of everyday life can take their toll mentally as well as physically. At Lake Forest Spa Massage, these troubles are easily forgotten as therapists indulge clients with a variety of rejuvenating bodywork and skincare treatments. Massages styles include gentle Swedish techniques and knot-releasing deep-tissue pressure as well as shiatsu, which uses a combination of acupressure techniques, stretching, and breathing exercises to calm bodies and minds. Additionally, the center's staff can pamper visitors with facials and body scrubs intended to restore the skin's naturally radiant glow, and waxing treatments that leave it as smooth as a freshly shaved statue.
At The Giving Chi Acupuncture & Wellness Center, licensed acupuncturists Eric Carlisle and Tera Kahlon Carlisle handle families' holistic-wellness needs with nutritional guidance, herbal therapy, and acupuncture services. Whether helping clients improve their diet or to alleviate muscular discomfort, The Giving Chi provides all-natural solutions that seek to bring harmony and balance to clients' entire lives.
Biorient Integrative Clinic owner Dr. Katalin Csoka combines the best of Eastern- and Western-medical perspectives. After studying conventional Western medicine in her native Hungary, establishing a family practice, and working as a licensed pulmonologist, Dr. Csoka packed up her belongings and rode a dala horse to Scandinavia. She earned a PhD in clinical pharmacology in Sweden, and her extensive cancer research has appeared in numerous articles that have been published in professional journals. Dr. Csoka is also a licensed acupuncturist, and has undergone advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine in California.
Dr. Csoka believes that illness and disease stem from distortions in the body's energy network or organ function. As such, she uses natural methods that incorporate physical and mind-body healing. Within her private, welcoming office—which is affiliated with Mission Hospital—Dr. Csoka performs auricular and esoteric acupuncture, as well as cupping and Japanese shiatsu acupressure treatments. She interprets the results of micronutrient and food-sensitivity testing, and recommends herbal formulas to supplement nutritional intake or enhance the ability to find four-leaf clovers. Practicing what she preaches, Dr. Csoka herself has not taken any pharmaceuticals in more than eight years.
Salon 117 & Essence Day Spa treats tender outer layers to the touch-ups and rubdowns they so earnestly crave. The combo massage rubs out tension in a session that alternates between gentle Swedish strokes and diligent deep-tissue techniques.
Whether suffering from pain from an auto accident, sports injury, skydiving mishap, or desk job, Dr. Dan Scodeller’s professional, pain-releasing power can alleviate tension and aching through a variety of techniques. In Core Chiropractic's light and airy sky-blue office, you'll receive a physical examination and x-rays to help identify the areas in need of treatment. Once the pain is located, a spinal adjustment may be given on the spot or at a later date, based on the doctor’s decision and the Mayan calendar. The adjustment properly aligns spinal vertebrae, which allows the brain to send healing signals to the rest of the body without disruption. A 30-minute, muscle-melting massage will also be administered, targeting key pressure points in order to knead your back and front into relaxation. Once molded and adjusted, you will be able to resume back-intensive tasks such as bending over in order to pick up chocolate turtles and climbing through drain pipes.