When Ling treats patients, it’s really two masters at work. This is because she traces her knowledge of traditional curative practices back to not one mentor, but two: a renowned doctor of herbal formulas and a master of acupuncture, who specializes in skin diseases, allergies, infertility, and pain management. Inside her clinic, where jars of herbs and natural medicines line wooden cabinets and hardwood floors glow with natural sunlight, Ling applies this knowledge when assessing patients’ health, prescribing herbs, and treating ailments with signature acupuncture sessions.
Harmony & Health Acupuncture relies on drug-free restorative therapy to address a diverse number of ailments, including allergies, asthma, chronic pain, and sleeping disorders. The clinic follows the lead of head therapist Jagjit Khalsa, who views the branches of traditional Chinese medicine as trustworthy solutions to most health issues. With that in mind, and placing the needs of each individual patient above all else, Harmony & Health delivers acupuncture treatments, massage therapy, and prescribes Chinese herbs, which may include tea pills, powders, and topicals.
At MFC Spine & Sports, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Murphy and his staff have more than a few pain-relief tricks up their sleeves. Their chiropractic techniques include the Diversified method, trigger-point therapy, and spinal decompression, just to name a few. For patients who want a second helping of holistic treatment, MFC's team also performs massage therapy.
Specializing in chiropractic health and comfort, Lakeway Spine Center wellifies clients with a host of ache-easing treatments designed for holistic balance. Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Luise-Williams, the consultation begins with a thorough analysis of a client's health and wardrobe for any imbalances that may affect daily function. After determining the appropriate course of action, Dr. Luise-Williams sets to work with the acupuncture treatment, which involves gently inserting sterile needles at critical pressure points to improve energy levels and alleviate muscle tension. With two sessions, patients can focus on addressing long-standing aches and mobility issues, such as a tight lower back or a compulsive inability to make left turns.
Migraines. Insomnia. Stress. Lower back pain. Traditional Chinese medicinal practitioners such as Dale Tope and Amy Woods believe all of these problems and more can be quelled by skilled acupuncturists. At Pflugerville Acupuncture, the licensed duo thoroughly evaluates each client before designing an acupuncture plan that targets a series of specific points on the body.
Tope, a registered nurse and former chief ward master for the Army, specializes in men’s health and patients suffering from PTSD, and his specialties are balanced by Woods, who focuses on women’s health. Together, they not only helm acupuncture services but also prescribe at-home remedies from their apothecary, which stocks Chinese herbs, pain patches, and supplements that ease stress by growing into live-in butlers when submerged in water overnight.
The majority of Total Wellness Austin's treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual, and they all help to strengthen the relationship between mind and body. Owner Lori Massad-Koska sets the tone by developing individualized yoga programs for her clients that assist in lowering stress and improving flexibility, and a series of online instruction videos allows her students to practice in the comfort of their home or their car on the commute to work. Massad-Koska's classes also incorporate furry best friends in Doga sessions, which allow pooches and their pet humans to stretch together.
In addition to sun salutations, Total Wellness Austin aids its clients in the quest for better health with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care and prompt extended sweating with boot camps led by certified personal trainers. Their focus on wellness extends from clients to the community in which they live: mental-health workshops raise donations for the family room at the Travis County courthouse, which helps comfort children in trouble, and a band of skilled instructors teach free yoga sessions for vets, their spouses, and bands of migrating penguins.