The experts at Northstar Facial & Body Sculpting know that there is no way to turn back the clock, but they also know that time’s body-wearying effects aren’t as unchangeable as its passage. They fight the wrinkles and blemishes that accumulate over the years with FDA-approved Beautiful Image microcurrent technology. During facials, the currents stimulate blood flow and mitigate blemishes while tightening and smoothing skin, giving clients an alternative to remedies such as undergoing surgically invasive face-lifts or taping baby pictures to their foreheads. The center also uses the technology for body sculpting, which works to ease cellulite, diminish sagging, and erase scars and stretch marks. In addition to these microcurrent treatments, Northstar delves into elastin-infusion therapy, which was developed to heal soldiers injured in Iraq. Now cleared for civilian use, the therapy helps the body retain collagen, which aids in skin hydration and can mitigate laughlines around the eyes and mouth.
Searching for the right chiropractor can cause headaches. Luckily for those who've found Doctor of Chiropractic Jason Whitaker and Alliance Health and Wellness, the headaches aren't just over; they're healed. A specialist in treating headaches, Dr. Whitaker tailors his treatments to individual patients, often combining soft-tissue techniques, acupressure, and chiropractic care. With a focus on the overall health of every patient, Dr. Whitaker and his staff also use massage, adjusting, stretching, and tractioning to help clients achieve wellness. For those requiring more assistance, the staff recommends certain nutrition and weight-loss options that include calorie requirements, buddy systems, "running with the doc" programs, and instructional guides on how to befriend standoffish carrots.
ThinFast MD's team of weight-loss specialists—including physicians, nurses, and dietitians—works together to design custom programs for patients of all sizes and ages. With focuses ranging from appetite suppressants to diabetes and nutrition counseling, they help regulate the body's intake of food and spotlight the healthiest choices for each patient's body. They also work with the Optifast meal-replacement program, which kick-starts weight loss with 16 weeks of nutritious meals, custom transition diets, and regular labs and monitoring as needed. Every patient receives a complimentary initial consultation so that the doctors can divine realistic goals. At the root of those goals is the recognition that the best reason to adopt a healthy diet and start exercising is not simply to lose weight or make a lazy pet jealous, but because it feels good and develops a sense of overall well-being.
For more than 20 years, Dr. George Gauthier has practiced holistic medicine and rehabilitative healing. But his experience hasn’t diminished his humility or approachability; he prefers that his patients call him "Dr. George" or, more simply, “Doc.” First intrigued by natural health and drug-free medicine as a student, Dr. George has since translated this to his work as a licensed acupuncturist and chiropractic physician. He also provides massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and ear candling, an ancient cleansing technique that improves hearing, earaches and headaches, as well as a propensity to identify with soy candles.
Whether visitors need to ease pain, heal an aliment, or simply keep their bodies relaxed and working, chances are that Vitality Health Center will have their solution. The center, which was named a runner up in Naperville's 2013 list of its best clinics, employs a diverse and friendly staff that runs the gamut from spine specialists and massage therapists to acupuncturists and fitness instructors, each of whom strives to keep their clients healthy and pain-free through caring, personalized treatments. Those nursing muscular injuries can benefit from services such as physiotherapy and corrective exercises, whereas those looking to keep themselves healthy and fit can attend a fitness class, get nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice, or channel their inner chrysalis in the center's slimming body wrap.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.