Founded 20 years ago by Dr. David Perlow, Any Lab Test Now boasts more than 100 centers nationwide where technicians administer thousands of standard lab tests priced to increase access and affordability for uninsured or low-income patients. Each location doubles as a draw center, where technicians acquire the specimens necessary for popular services—including glucose readings, HIV screenings, and urinalysis—before sending them to an offsite laboratory for testing.
Any Lab Test Now respects the need for discretion, so each HIPAA-compliant test can be taken anonymously in certain instances. Results are often available within 24–48 hours, and can be mailed, faxed, picked up, or transmitted telepathically for ultimate confidentiality. Though the team doesn’t divulge any medical advice, results can also be passed on to primary-care physicians for further analysis.
More than a decade ago, Lisa Lapwing became a personal trainer to fulfill her passion of helping others improve their quality of life. During that time, however, she discovered the world of Oriental medicine and realized she could help people beyond fitness. She eventually enrolled in the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and earned a master's of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Today, Lisa draws from her knowledge of holistic services at her clinic, where she helps clients who suffer from a range of issues, such as sciatica, allergies, and stress.
Lisa works to help patients naturally stave off colds and fatigue with custom Chinese herbal pairings, which coax the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The practitioner also encourages optimal well-being via the ancient art of gua sha massage, which detoxifies the body by applying quick strokes against the skin, as well as acupuncture, a centuries-old treatment that relies on strategically placed needles designed to release excess energy and hot air clogging up the body. In addition to Oriental medicine, Lisa is also on hand to help clients reach a healthier weight through exercise and nutritional counseling.
Dragonfly Wellness Center's all-female team of practitioners encompasses licensed massage therapists and acupuncturists whose primary focus includes both men's and women's overall well-being and access to care. The holistic healers dispense services ranging from structurally focused massage and acupuncture to nutritional counseling.
Certified reiki master Craig Catapano believes in the power of healing positive energy. Citing angels as his guides, he plays soft, uplifting music as he places his hands above his clients, directly guiding life energy from his hands to the places he is prompted to help send healing vibes. Clients often fall asleep as they bask in the warm glow of radiant life-force energy said to be felt during angelic reiki sessions.
South Austin Community Acupuncture offers affordble acupuncture in a comfy group setting. We operate on a sliding scale where you pick what you pay betweeen $15 and $40. We do this so more people can afford to use acupuncture realistically - as often, or as long as you need to get better and stay better.
Traditional medicine never quite did the trick for Nicole Lenffer. Prior to earning her acupuncture and herbalist licenses from the Texas Medical Board, she suffered from various health problems that never responded to her doctor's prescriptions. In 2000, she tried acupuncture on a whim. It left a deep impression, because not only did she feel better, she decided to abandon her desire to be a teacher in favor of focusing on traditional Oriental medicine.
Today, 10 years after first opening Natural Health Center of Austin, Nicole's commitment to acupuncture continues unabated. She begins each client relationship with a free consultation and Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, which helps her determine whether health conditions will respond to acupuncture and if patients are alive. Post-acupuncture, patients often find that the treatment yields the same results it did for Nicole, bringing relief from maladies such as allergies, fibromyalgia, and emotional imbalances.