While working a cruise ship, holistic doctor and acupuncturist Ahuva Gamliel treated a passenger complaining of digestive issues. Impressed by how fast she found relief, the patient said she would send her husband so that Gamliel could treat his shoulder pain. But the woman added, "My husband is not going to tell you this, but he has erectile dysfunction and I want you to treat him for it." Noticing the man didn't mention erectile dysfunction on his intake form, Gamliel proceeded to treat him for it anyway, along with tending to his shoulder. A few days later, the woman stopped by and said, "What did you do to him? I feel like we are on our second honeymoon." Dr. Gamliel thrives on hearing such patient testimonials. Knowing since she was 5 years old that she would become a doctor, Gamliel began working as a phlebotomist in high school. But her first experiences with conventional medicine?which she recalls as "cold, callous, and impersonal"?left her disenchanted. After completing undergraduate study in psychobiology, Gamliel discovered the field of natural medicine and went on to earn a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture from Bastyr University. Today, Gamliel pursues her vision of bringing natural healthcare to the masses through MiBaSo, an acronym for mind, body, and soul. Gamliel hopes to turn MiBaSo into a franchised, membership-based practice that increases the visibility, accessibility, and affordability of natural medicine.
Though Dr. Patricia Ares-Romero has extensive training in functional, anti-aging medicine, she still maintains a passion for holistic treatment. As the chief medical director of SmartBody MD, she combines the two disciplines to create a wellness buffet, directing a medical staff and personally helping patients design custom programs to address their concerns and work around their nighttime superhero responsibilities. These programs can incorporate medically supervised weight-loss regimens or basic nutritional guidance, but they all have the same goals: promoting whole-body well-being and developing healthful habits. To this end, knowledge is the most powerful tool that Dr. Ares-Romero and her staff share with patients, but they occasionally use lipotropic injections, dietary supplements, Botox, or bio-identical hormone treatments to aid them in their efforts.
Through the concentrated use of infrared light, LA Tans & Aesthetic Center helps clients reach their health apex through internal cleansing treatments. Take a seat in the sauna, a steam-free booth filled with infrared heaters waiting to saturate the skin in radiance as powerful as the sun's, minus the damaging ultraviolet rays and obnoxious ego. The infrared heat targets fat cells, lifts them head over heels, and shakes their pockets loose of contaminants in the form of perspiration. Infrared sessions are thought to increase circulation and stimulate tissues, which may be useful for treating arthritis or limbering up for a strenuous jazz-hands performance.
Whether patients are seeking birth control, or a facial, AStar Medical Group has the team to accommodate them all. Helmed by Dr. Rene Perez, the center offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services. But the center is unique in that it also offers aesthetic services that include laser treatments for unsightly veins and hair, wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, and other helpful procedures. There are also maintenance-based skincare options, including Vivant Skin Care acne facials and Image Skincare peels, which exfoliate using apple stem cells, bearberries, and other ingredients that might be as tasty as they are effective.
At Bella Nuova Med Spa & Wellness Center, a physician oversees a staff of registered nurses and aestheticians, who beautify bodies and faces with advanced cosmetic procedures such as stem-cell facials and cellulite-reducing vacuum therapy. The lobby and private treatment rooms surround visitors with bright, white walls and simple geometric furnishing, evoking the image of an ultramodern luxury spa or a reasonably furnished space-time machine. During wellness consultations, clients confer one-on-one with knowledgeable medical professionals, detoxifying their bodily systems with metabolic cleansing, or fighting the effects of aging with bio-identical hormone replacement. Cosmetic treatments rejuvenate skin cells and slim down adipose tissue through procedures such as ultrasound cavitation or wrinkle-smoothing platelet-rich plasma injections.
Medically speaking, the team at Opa Medical Group covers a lot of bases. Primary care services include physicals and blood work, cosmetic treatments like Botox injections renew visages, and alternative procedures such as hormone replacement therapy combat internal maladies to restore overall balance. Clients looking to fit into last year's skinny jeans or next year's invisible parka, Opa's staff can create hCG diet plans and administer B12 injections that kickstart metabolism.