To study Chinese medicine, James Rodowca went to the source. He studied at Guangzhou University in China to earn credentials that enhance his already stacked resumé—he also holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s in Oriental medicine. His extensive studies inform his practice of these ancient arts at Acupuncture One, though he also gets some help from technology. Digital Meridian Imaging maps the body’s energy pathways, as well as the spots on the body where energy’s movement is blocked by external forces or by the heart’s annual street parade. With the insertion of thin acupuncture needles, James can unblock these passageways and help the body restore balance in order to alleviate such common ailments as allergies, stress, and depression. James also curates a stock of potent herbal supplements that complement his hands-on treatments to treat a slew of issues.
Melissa Kelly isn’t afraid of feet; she’s spent more than 5,000 hours practicing reflexology rendered on sets of stompers. At her wellness center, she offers multiple services, including ionic footbaths, ear coning, and reflexology. By targeting particular points on the feet, soles, and heels, she’s able to help bring balance to bodies that have been thrown off by suffering from illness or hanging out in a cement mixer—specifically, she helps them achieve homeostasis through acupressure. Her reflexology sessions also help increase circulation throughout the body, and can even be a relaxing experience thanks to a soft, leather chair. Beyond the comfortable furniture, Melissa’s center imparts a cozy vibe with warm reddish-orange walls, plush rugs, green plants, curtains, and colorful artwork that separate it from a sterile corporate spa.
Chiropractic expertise is in Dr. Khristi Kennedy Otto?s genes. She's one of a staggering 30 chiropractors in her immediate family, and that's not counting the uncle who gives a really relaxing noogie. But Dr. Otto relies more on experience than inherent skill at Appleton Chiropractic, where she provides relief from chronic pain in the form of spinal adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, and other proven techniques. Dr. Otto complements her treatments with nutritional advice, and the clinic also offers LipoLaser treatments that work to slim waistlines, thighs, and arms.
Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation Center is helmed by Dr. Clint Dorn, a Shiocton native who earned his spine-saluting stripes as an associate doctor in a southern Minneapolis clinic. As he consults with clients from the towns he grew up around, Dr. Dorn aims to locate root issues and develop comprehensive treatment plans that are not dependent on medicine or wishes made at mall-food-court fountains. He also applies the knowledge earned as a member of the Motion Palpation Institute to provide clients with the physiologically sound care they desire.
The licensed and certified therapist at Advanced Massage specialize in pain management, helping guide patients toward relief and greater mobility whether pain is temporary or chronic. Inside the Advanced Chiropractic Health Center, trigger-point and hot-stone massages focus their attention on specific body areas, while Swedish and deep-tissue sessions get blood moving. Advanced Massage also offers pre- and post-natal massages to quell the physical stress of having a baby and the mental stress of shooting down "Archibald" as a middle name.
At Wisconsin Hypnosis, a team of experienced hypnosis professionals help clients tap into the subconscious to unlock hidden potential, demolish mental blocks, and conquer fears. Through a well-trained unhypnotizing of the brain, hypnotherapists help patients find the motivation to stop smoking, lose weight, tackle work projects with a renewed vigor, or build confidence when speaking in public.