Since she addresses pain at a fundamental level—the nerves themselves—there seem to be few ailments Dr. Stephanie Stang can't help her patients overcome. She relies on a combination of acupuncture needles and traditional chiropractic adjustments to reroute nerve impulses and help the body heal itself. Apart from pain, she also plies her healing trade to patients looking to give up smoking, lose weight, or boost their fertility.
The Hippocratic oath?do no harm?defines the work at Ahimsa Medical Center so completely that they named themselves after it. "Ahimsa", which means "do no harm" in Sanskrit, stands as the model for the center and its practitioners, who specialize in naturopathic medicine, chiropractic health, and massage therapy. Each one brings a holistic approach to his or her work, whether administering clinical services such as acupuncture treatments and nutritional management or aesthetic services such as scar therapy, age spot removal, or birth-year reassignment.
As a doctor of Chiropractic and medical Acupuncturist, Dr. Steven Brown combines multiple therapies in order to alleviate his patients’ pains. Working closely with his medical staff, Dr. Brown performs adjustments, manipulations, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. With so many services under one roof, the center aims to treat clients holistically and save them the trouble of having to go to multiple facilities just to treat a classic case of hungry spine.
Dr. Susan Williamson, NMD, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, leads the staff of the W Clinic of Integrative Medicine through acupuncture, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, vitamin therapy, and other therapies that can help patients meet their wellness and weight-loss goals. Dr. Williamson uses a whole-person approach to medicine, considering each patient's medical history before recommending both traditional and alternative treatments.
Though she started her career in a traditional medical practice, Dr. Christine Brass-Jones believes that health is about more than prescriptions and pills. Her current practice at The Center for True Harmony Wellness and Medicine takes into account holistic remedies that factor in the health of the patient's body and mind no matter what ailment is being treated. An experienced staff of doctors and massage therapists offers services to promote a lifetime of wellness, such as women's health, family medicine, and massages. As they treat maladies, perform checkups, and test trivia retention, Dr. Brass-Jones and her associates offer naturopathic remedies for ailments when possible. The variety of treatments the clinic offers includes traditional Western massages as well as Eastern approaches such as reiki, pain-relieving cupping, and facials with Rhonda Allison products.
Bart Vermilya didn’t always want to be an acupuncturist. He might still be building computer mainframes for a living had it not been for a shoulder injury he incurred while practicing martial arts. In severe pain, he went to a chiropractor and a massage therapist, both of whom failed to help. He then went to an acupuncturist who reclined him on a table, ignored his shoulder completely, and proceeded to insert needles into his ankle.
“It kind of has to do with tricking your nervous system,” Bart explains. A computer networker and engineer, Bart has a logical approach to problem solving and researches his own treatments with the fervor of a caffeinated skeptic. He finds fascination in sciences that work in spite of logic. “I was surprised too. My ankle. But it worked.”
Inspired by his experience, Bart began studying holistic treatments. His vocation as an engineer, combined with training in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and holistic healing represents a merger of Eastern and Western philosophies. Today, he custom-blends Chinese herbs based on the client’s condition and on his own extensive scientific research, and integrates various treatments into his practice: a patient complaining of a sore back might receive acupuncture on limbs while Bart places cups along the spine.