Although much of Eternal Spring Natural Health Center's mission centers around the notion that healing comes from inside the individual, the practice is equally committed to putting its imprint on the well-being of its community. The center's licensed acupuncturists work on an honor fee, the goal of which is to better make their services available to a larger group of people. The center's other specialties include nutrition, chiropractic and massage treatments, and they offer private lessons that focus on yoga qi gong, meditation work, and learning how to breath in the void of outer space?which is where one can end up during effective meditation. Eternal Spring?s Todd Shulfer earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Leola Jacobi has a bachelor?s degree in nutrition as well as a master?s in oriental medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine.
Chiropractors Alyssa and Grant O?Brien specialize in using chiropractic care to promote their patients' overall wellbeing, helping people maintain their health naturally. To accomplish this at Align Chiropractic, they apply adjustment techniques to locate and reposition misaligned vertebrae. When misaligned, these vertebrae can place undue strain on the spinal cord and the surrounding musculature, potentially worsening the aches and pains that patients are already experiencing due to an accident, a sports injury, or an overenthusiastic hug from a pet octopus. The doctors' approach promotes healthy communication throughout the entire body and supports the natural healing processes that can address symptoms in addition to underlying causes. Align Chiropractic also specializes in providing care for runners and young children.
To study Chinese medicine, James Rodowca went to the source. He studied at Guangzhou University in China to earn credentials that enhance his already stacked resumé—he also holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s in Oriental medicine. His extensive studies inform his practice of these ancient arts at Acupuncture One, though he also gets some help from technology. Digital Meridian Imaging maps the body’s energy pathways, as well as the spots on the body where energy’s movement is blocked by external forces or by the heart’s annual street parade. With the insertion of thin acupuncture needles, James can unblock these passageways and help the body restore balance in order to alleviate such common ailments as allergies, stress, and depression. James also curates a stock of potent herbal supplements that complement his hands-on treatments to treat a slew of issues.
Melissa Kelly isn’t afraid of feet; she’s spent more than 5,000 hours practicing reflexology rendered on sets of stompers. At her wellness center, she offers multiple services, including ionic footbaths, ear coning, and reflexology. By targeting particular points on the feet, soles, and heels, she’s able to help bring balance to bodies that have been thrown off by suffering from illness or hanging out in a cement mixer—specifically, she helps them achieve homeostasis through acupressure. Her reflexology sessions also help increase circulation throughout the body, and can even be a relaxing experience thanks to a soft, leather chair. Beyond the comfortable furniture, Melissa’s center imparts a cozy vibe with warm reddish-orange walls, plush rugs, green plants, curtains, and colorful artwork that separate it from a sterile corporate spa.
Chiropractic expertise is in Dr. Khristi Kennedy Otto?s genes. She's one of a staggering 30 chiropractors in her immediate family, and that's not counting the uncle who gives a really relaxing noogie. But Dr. Otto relies more on experience than inherent skill at Appleton Chiropractic, where she provides relief from chronic pain in the form of spinal adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, and other proven techniques. Dr. Otto complements her treatments with nutritional advice, and the clinic also offers LipoLaser treatments that work to slim waistlines, thighs, and arms.
Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation Center is helmed by Dr. Clint Dorn, a Shiocton native who earned his spine-saluting stripes as an associate doctor in a southern Minneapolis clinic. As he consults with clients from the towns he grew up around, Dr. Dorn aims to locate root issues and develop comprehensive treatment plans that are not dependent on medicine or wishes made at mall-food-court fountains. He also applies the knowledge earned as a member of the Motion Palpation Institute to provide clients with the physiologically sound care they desire.