Matthew Sanchez traveled all the way to Beijing in search of wisdom from the masters of Oriental medicine. He practiced advanced pulse diagnosis and herbal formulary with Master Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang for eight years and honed his acupuncture skills in the style of Master Tung. Today, Matthew is a certified diplomate and a doctor of Oriental medicine. When he isn't practicing acupuncture techniques, such as cupping and moxa, Matthew promotes healing through custom herbal prescriptions. During his sessions, he recommends that clients wear comfortable clothing with easy access to knees, elbows, toes, shoulders, and heads.
Licensed acupuncturists Abbey Theroux and Jacqui Nelson strive to help clients achieve healthy, svelte physiques with the help of Chinese and Eastern medicine at Desert Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Acupuncture aims to chase away a medley of mental and physical maladies, and both doctors share their extensive knowledge during treatment sessions and frequent, informative community lectures. The practitioners also bolster wellness with online weight-loss programs and hormone-balance tests, and Theroux is a certified doula, trained to guide soon-to-be mothers through pregnancy and childbirth.
Sometimes, the best things come in small packages. That?s the case with the hair-thin needles Lisabeth Detwiler uses to help her patients find relief from head-to-toe ailments. With information gathered during an initial consultation, she tailors each treatment plan to address each client's unique concerns, whether it's chronic pain, allergies, digestive issues, insomnia, or math. She works within the soothing confines of Gambei Wellness Spa, which features Buddha statues and a koi pond.
Double Happiness fosters a holistic balance of comprehensive wellness with a host of ancient traditional Eastern methods. Helmed by licensed acupuncturist Mary-Beth Thompson, a consultation commences with a thorough analysis of the client's health history, dietary patterns, and squirrel-catching habits to hone in on imbalances that may inspire weight gain or sluggish bodily function. After formulating an appropriate course of action, Thompson enacts a custom-tailored acupuncture treatment pattern based on the ancient art of painlessly inserting sterile needles at critical pressure points to bolster energy levels and alleviate the stress that may lead to weight gain. To commemorate the session, clients receive a weight loss report from Thompson, which details recommendations for a healthy diet, herbal medicines (not included with your Groupon), and lifestyle changes.
Genesis Health Spa's professionals promote health, beauty, and wellbeing through treatments that are highly customized and performed in a relaxing environment. Along with facial, massage, and waxing services, the spa employs an experienced makeup artist to revamp exteriors with Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics during makeup applications, lessons, and special-occasion services for brides or eccentric ex-vaudevillians. For treatments in the tradition of oriental medicine, Dr. Heather Jones helps to balance body and mind with holistic Eastern healing methods. Acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine are just a few of the services offered to help alleviate bodily ailments without prescription drugs or a steady diet of sunshine, along with lesser-known services include Gua Sha––a massage-like technique that aims to release muscular tension by gently scraping animal horn, jade, or ceramic across troubled areas to release tightness.
At Beauty in Wellness, doctor of Oriental medicine J. Marcus Trujillo takes a three-step approach to cosmetic acupuncture, striving to slow the aging process through facial rejuvenation, body sculpting, cellulite treatments, and other services. After Dr. Trujillo observes a patient's energy patterns, he gently places acupuncture needles onto the body and targeted area, a process that encourages an increase in circulation and collagen production. Once the body balancing process has begun, he then recommends dietary changes to help foster better, longer-lasting treatment results and may prescribe granular herbs or other supplements. Finally, Dr. Trujillo outlines how the patient can continue to maintain results at home by exercising specific muscles, using medicinal wrinkle-fighting creams, and snuggling with hedgehogs at least once a week.