Certified holistic-health coach Elizabeth Rocchino has been trained in more than 100 dietary theories. For her, that's still small beans—she believes that nutrition plans should be customized for individuals, with less rigid rules and more flexibility as to what they can eat. Her approach isn't limited to food, either. On her integrative-nutrition plate, factors such as relationships, career, and exercise border balanced portions of fruits, veggies, and proteins. She examines all of these facets when guiding clients toward weight loss and wellness goals. In addition to personal coaching, she also leads corporate programs, cooking demos, and onsite kitchen makeovers, which leave pantries both organized and wholesome.
Acupuncture served as the main healthcare treatment for thousands of years, and it is still the go-to therapy for millions of people worldwide. Acupuncture physician Richard Browne is at the forefront of this field as both a practitioner and an educator.
Browne is the cofounder and president of Acupuncture and Massage College, which has been a community staple for more than 30 years. When not teaching budding acupuncturists how to strategically place needles or deflate sinister-looking balloon animals, he can be found at Affordable Acupuncture Clinic, practicing acupuncture himself or overseeing his interns while they practice it.
Browne and his staff also offer services ranging from cupping therapy to shiatsu massage to Reiki. They work to relieve such ailments as back pain, headaches, and insomnia.
Dr. Jason A. Bailey was playing football his sophomore year at Vanderbilt when he injured his hand. After two years of conventional medicine, two of his fingers still felt numb so he decided to give chiropractics a try. A few adjustments later, his digits were in tip-top shape. Though he could now finally pursue a career in professional finger painting, Dr. Bailey was inspired to become a chiropractor.
Since then, Dr. Bailey has opened his own practice and shares his spinal know-how as the co-host of a radio show called High Performance Health and Healing. At the office, Bailey treats patients with myriad techniques, using hands, heat, lasers, and mechanical systems to provide drug- and surgery-free solutions for his clients.
The team at Genesis Total Health doesn't attempt to solve all of their clients' problems with a single service. Instead, they embrace a holistic approach, using a range of tactics to treat the root causes of medical issues. They offer an array of wellness services, including chiropractic massage, QuickSlim Lipo, along with detox and weight-loss programs.
To tackle the diverse needs of their clients, the weight-loss team uses scientifically based methods that stress the habits needed to keep weight off permanently. For more medically complex cases, they work with a physician, rather than consulting with a roguishly good-looking TV doctor."Everyone is different," says program coordinator Tara Duque, noting that getting to the root metabolic causes of health issues is "the key to unlocking your goals, getting to them faster, and maintaining them." She and the rest of the staff prefer to use dietary programs designed to be sustainable, "instead of being another yo-yo diet plan with no end." Getting healthy is the main goal, she adds, while "weight loss is a side effect." But that doesn't mean the weight less isn't effective: Tara notes that most of the women drop 3–5 pounds a week on the program, while most men lose 4–7 pounds.
Fueled by a lifelong fascination with the herbal remedies of his ancestors, Robinson Gaviria— a public-health specialist with close ties to the Peruvian community—embraces Eastern medicine. He shares his passion for holistic therapy in the form of acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice that, according to the World Health Organization, has been shown in controlled trials to treat such maladies as depression, headaches, nausea, dental pain, sciatica, and feelings of inferiority to porcupines. Robinson also offers in-home appointments by request and performs other alternative treatments such as herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping, and tui na massage.
Dr. Silver and his staff team up at Silver Chiropractic Centre to restore bodily harmony to troubled physiques with a repertoire of holistic methods, which includes spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and massage. For the last 23 years, the practice has used physical therapy and x-ray technology to study as well as treat the debilitating aches and pains caused by sports injuries, auto accidents, and everyday stress. The staff's multidisciplinary approach allows them to alleviate immediate aches, while also providing preventive care that suppresses the resurgence of pain. X-rays and thorough chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurologic exams inform specialists on the appropriate hands-on treatments for specific ailments, and additional therapies, such as ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation, undoing the pains of falling asleep.
The wellness professionals at Body Mind Spirit Natural Health Care work with the intention of boosting all three aspects of vitality. They rejuvenate bodies with massages, wraps, and acupuncture while calming the mind with soothing hand movements and reassuring pats on the back. They restore wholeness to the spirit by lavishing clients with undivided attention, whether enveloping clients in steam tents or performing fully customized facials.