Licensed physician and surgeon Dr. K. Kam. Zand has seen a lot of patients in his more than 30-year career. After completing a fellowship in hematology at Harvard and receiving obstetrics and gynecology training at Washington University, he was named chief resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. There, in the hospital that Einstein built with his own hands, patient after patient walked into Dr. Zand?s treatment room hindered by weight gain and aging. Looking for new ways to help his clients, Dr. Zand began learning about cosmetic procedures, anti-aging tools, and medical weight-loss programs.
Today, Dr. Zand shares his expertise as medical director at Los Gatos Smart Lipo. His clinic tends to patients with an array of cosmetic services, including wrinkle-smoothing Botox, laser skin-tightening and liposuction, and surprisingly non-evil laser hair removal.
A Best of the Bay 2010 Viewer?s Choice winner, Herbal Mineral?s four California locations couple a devotion to recapturing youth with a commitment to cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products and practices. An arsenal of vegan, earth-friendly beauty products speaks to their commitment to bettering the planet, and visitors sip fair-trade-certified tea that helps to fund landslide restoration and reforestation. The staff?s diverse palette of skills runs the gamut from waxing and organic facials to candling and herbal body contouring, the latter of which can help shape silhouettes into comely hourglasses or vertical representations of the New York skyline.
It’s rare to find a single treatment that works to address anything from headaches to weight loss, but the acupuncturists have been using their methods to do so for more than 5,000 years. Guided by licensed acupuncturist Arthur Pan, South Bay Acupuncture Health Center's team is versed in acupuncture and other methods of traditional Chinese medicine, including herbal therapy and fire cupping. In the past, clients have used these therapies to find relief from many kinds of pain, debilitating addictions, fatigue, and gastrointestinal problems, including those caused by the uncontrollable impulse to eat still-life paintings of fruit.
The team at Butchart Health Center consists of Dennis Butchart, a doctor of chiropractic, and fellow physicians, Dr. Robert Duplain ND and Dr. Corrine Wang ND. Together they take a deeper a look at the root of patient's surface symptoms to target the underlying cause. The root of many ailments often can be traced to spinal misalignment, which he and his colleague Dr. Jeremy Jones then treat using a variety of adjustment techniques and stern lectures.
Their teammate, J. A. Servatius, a naturopathy specialist, takes a similar holistic approach to his weight-loss and wellness treatments. He aims to help his clients make positive changes in their lives by adopting proper nutrition and healthy habits.
At Renew Body Sculpt, the key ingredients for achieving a slimmer silhouette include a balanced diet, exercise, and light. The technicians are in charge of delivering the latter element?they administer body-contouring treatments that reduce fat through light and heat, tightening areas such the arms, stomach, and legs. They have both the i-Lipo and Lipo-Light systems at their disposal. During appointments, pads placed on the body emit light, emulsifying fat cells and sending their contents to be processed by the lymphatic system. The treatments are noninvasive and don't require any bed rest, unlike surgery or wearing a corset on every limb. Whole-body vibration therapy is also available to enhance the metabolic process.
Make no mistake, however: the staff does not consider their services to be quick fixes. Their overarching focus is on healthy lifestyles, of which inch-loss is only one part. Dietary consultations, exercise programs, and screenings for metabolic imbalances help the center create a customized wellness approach for each client, in turn empowering them to obtain a sustainably svelte physique.
When he was studying kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Justin Marchegiani planned to attend a traditional medical school. To prepare for post-grad life as a doctor, he not only accessorized exclusively with stethoscopes, but also worked in a surgical center. There, his plans began to change. As Justin watched patients struggle with chronic conditions and turn to surgical solutions, he steadily became more attached to the idea that preventing disease is better than treating it after the fact.
Off to chiropractic school he went. After receiving his degree, Justin studied clinical nutrition, exercise, and functional medicine. Today he heads his own practice, where he uses holistic techniques to heal patients, specializing in issues that relate to hormones, thyroid function, weight, and digestion. Dr. Justin works alongside massage therapist Heatherly Stankey and reflexologist Arthur Hamilton, who aim to restore bodies' function in natural, non-bionic ways.