After a motorcycle accident left his 16-year-old body injured and in pain, Douglas Schwan faced a choice that would end up defining his future. Rather than having steel rods surgically implanted in his back, he paid his first visit to a chiropractor, whose integrated, noninvasive methods left an impression on his career path as well as his body.
Fast-forward to the present day: after three decades as a chiropractor, Dr. Schwan continues to distinguish himself through publications and his daily work at Schwan Chiropractic & Acupuncture. He approaches each patient’s condition with a philosophy of integrated wellness, drawing on acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine as well as chiropractic adjustments. He often blends these techniques to ease complaints such as chronic pain and stress from working long hours in the office or as a human bridge.
In line with his holistic philosophy, Dr. Schwan sometimes employs acupuncture to help patients to lose weight, quit smoking, and fight fine lines and wrinkles with both needle and needle-free acupuncture. Face-lift acupuncture treatments stimulate acupuncture points with rubber electrodes, smoothing out complexions without the risk of surgery or the embarrassingly high-pitched voice associated with helium injections. Dr. Schwan’s embrace of modern technology extends to computerized acupuncture, which digitally charts meridians to determine the exact locations of physical ailments.
Timothy L. Lloyd DC, FIAMA, CSCS, a licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, encourages full-body well-being by performing the holistic, drug-free treatments that he's been perfecting for more than 15 years. Employing chiropractic services and the Japanese style of acupuncture, Dr. Lloyd is able to gently decrease joint aches and muscle tension without inflicting pain. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Lloyd can also help clients build the muscle they need to improve their athletic performance or smash their commemorative plates into a fine powder useful for filling in grout.
Shanghai-based QuZi Health & Weight Loss exports healthy-living practices to more than 400 weight-loss clinics across 10 countries. The trained staff attacks flab with a barrage of holistic techniques, including infrared-emitting stones, herbal masks, and massage, working to accelerate fat loss without needing to count calories or buy love handles a Porsche Boxster for their birthday.
Homemade salsas accompany the traditional and modern Mexican dishes at Te'kela Mexican Cocina y Cantina, a place where diners can choose between items such as authentic street tacos or a Mexican-style hamburger. Garnished with avocado relish, chili mayo, and tomatoes, the burger updates an American classic with south-of-the-border flavors, just like a muscle car that runs on salsa. Bartenders man the bar, pouring a wide array of blanco, reposado, and añejo tequilas, as well as Mexican beers and nonalcoholic Mexican soft drinks.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Dumas has been keeping his patients' spines in tiptop shape for more than 25 years. Tapping into his board certifications in acupuncture, sacral-occipital technique, and cranial procedures, he calls on multiple disciplines to delve into the root causes of pain and illness. During initial appointments, he conducts any necessary x-rays, MRIs, and laboratory analyses to examine your posture, palpation, and muscles. With test results and a patient history in hand, Dr. Dumas eases misalignments through chiropractic treatments ranging from spinal and organ manipulation to orthotics, therapeutic exercise, and laser therapy. He also prescribes acupuncture treatments to correct flow in the body's 12 energy pathways, or meridians, as well as the unlucky 13th meridian that only runs under ladders.
With a bucket of pins and a master’s in acupuncture, Laura Parks revives health while instilling qi with maximal dexterousness. Sufferers of a broad array of conditions, from chronic fatigue to anxiety, may enjoy the needle's relieving effects, which aim to not just blot out symptoms, but to bring the entire body back to holistic wellness. The tiny pins are a small fraction of the size of typical hypodermic needles, so a slight pinch is typically the most that is felt during the one-hour sessions. Cloud 9's community treatments accommodate five to six clients in one room, with a sliding-scale payment plan to ensure that all who ail have access ($15–$40). Or choose a private room to guarantee a relaxing, solitary experience.