Dr. Florence Akinwumiju, the health director at Amazing Natural Health & Wellness, has spent 20 years as a medical nurse and a doctor of natural health. That doesn't mean she has always been healthy herself, though?she struggled with high blood pressure for many years. Ultimately, she decided her Western medications were part of the problem, treating just her surface symptoms and creating myriad unwanted side effects. This prompted her to shift her treatment, as well as her practice, toward natural vitamins and supplements geared to balancing the body.
She never looked back. Today, she helps patients tackle symptoms from migraines to asthma with vitamins and supplements, often tailored to the specific patients via Zyto assessment. During the noninvasive assessment, which takes only five minutes, patients rest their hand in a hand cradle while a machine scans their physiques, then spits out supplement recommendations. However, other treatments approach holistic health from other angles. Ionic footbaths, for instance, draw toxins out through through the soles of the feet more effectively than suction-cup shoes, and colonics flush out toxins with up to eight gallons of purified water.
Tali Pariser came all the way from Israel to New York in a journey that led her to study chiropractic medicine. After another big move to Georgia, her dream became a reality in 2002 when she graduated from Life University of Marietta as a doctor of chiropractic; she has practiced her craft ever since. For more than 10 years, she's used her skills to quell a slew of common aches, such as migraines, sports injuries, pregnancy pains, carpal tunnel, and whiplash. Her team at Radiant Health Chiropractic includes two licensed massage therapists who further her mission, quieting chronic aches by pressing the hard-to-reach mute button at the top of the spine.
As is the case with many great advancements, sheer luck led to the discovery of salt caves? therapeutic effects. In 1843, a Polish doctor realized that salt miners worked day in and day out without contracting the lung diseases so common to other types of miners and fire breathers. But his findings didn?t make much of an impact until the 1980s, when an early version of the artificial salt cave emerged specifically to treat maladies.
Today, at Salt Therapy of Georgia, visitors experience the effects of salt-cave therapy, also known as halotherapy, in rooms saturated with Dead Sea and Himalayan salt. The trick is teensy salt ions scattered in the air, which can seep into even the narrowest of airways. When they do, they fight inflammation, potentially easing respiratory ailments such as asthma, congestion, and even a common sore throat. And when salt hits skin, it starts alleviating acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other complexion-oriented problems.
So they can fully enjoy the holistic, drug-free method of relaxation, guests at Salt Therapy of Georgia are divided into two rooms, one for adults and one for kids and their adult guardian. The adult room sports loungers, soft lighting, and soothing music, and the kids? room keeps youngsters busy with quiet activities.
Cobb Acupuncture Healthcare Center, located on the Emory-Adventist Hospital Campus in Smyrna, operates under the leadership of licensed acupuncturist Esther Kim, who takes a holistic approach to wellness. She believes that the only way to help clients heal is to treat the root of the problem and not just the symptoms, and works to find alternative healing solutions to surgery, aggressive drugs, and embarrassing boo-boo kisses from your mother. Esther specializes in chronic pain, neuropathy, and infertility issues, and recommends Chinese herbal medicines and specific acupuncture treatments during individual consultations with patients. Clients' journey toward wellness might also include cupping or moxibustion treatments, which can help alleviate anything from mirgraines to the effects from chemo-radiation.
Across Cobb Wellness Centers’ two locations, a staff—including doctors, chiropractors, and massage therapists—help evaluate and bolster patients’ health by blending medical care with alternative methods such as chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy. Their wellness programs, including nutritional counseling and physical therapy, take individual needs into account when mapping out the most efficient route to health goals. The team even conducts hard-to-find treatments such as the V-Xad non-surgical spinal decompression procedure, which can help with herniated discs or bones made out of Jell-O.
Doctors of Chiropractic Jared Key and Daniel Roberts work to improve their clients' comfort and health through realigning spines. Their treatments aim to help a range of conditions beyond back and neck pain, including asthma, digestive problems, and migraines.