Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
The broad spectrum of holistic treatments performed at Lighted Path Therapeutic Spa shines through its healers’ areas of expertise. The staff consists of an acupuncturist and allergy-relief specialist, a life coach and reiki practitioner, a holistic health coach, and a hypnotherapist and Lif3 Numb3rs reader—to name just a few. Forms of healing include Cranial Sacral, Body Tock, and others. The healers also offer complementary spa services, such as foor-and-face zoning, aromatherapy, and far-infrared sauna treatments.
Utah Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic understands that good health depends on more than just medicine. Practitioner Tiffany Garofalo employs a mix of Eastern and holistic philosophies, resulting in a comprehensive menu of wellness treatments. She aims to alleviate pain through acupuncture, Chinese cupping therapy, homeopathy, and other holistic treatments, and treats issues ranging from gluten sensitivity to chronic headaches.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy
Pro Tip: Please arrive early for paperwork and wear comfortable clothing.
Life Long Wellness's aim is in its name: enduring health. Its healers work to reverse pain with acupuncture and massage techniques. Among its massage modalities, Life Long Wellness offers satori massage, which combines infrared heat and jade stones with the hopes of detoxifying the body and aiding in healing.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Whetton journeyed around the country and the globe, from Southern California to the Philippines, in pursuit of both holistic and medical knowledge and experience. Developing a program that revolves around a combination of acupuncture, nutrition, and spinal decompression, Dr. Whetton honed his healing practice with the help of completely noninvasive treatments. While acupuncture calls on thousands of years of tradition to aid ailments such as headaches and allergies, spinal decompression uses modern technology—and some techniques from the distant future—to help relieve pain from sciatica, herniated disks, and injuries resulting from overzealous somersaults.