At the core of oriental medicine sits balance, an internal equilibrium that helps the body stay healthy as its systems work harmoniously with one another. Balance Acupuncture seeks out and retains this balance with herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments that send a flow of natural energy throughout the body. Licensed acupuncturists Susan Groller, a former registered nurse, and Anthony Thompson, a former massage therapist, draw from their master's degrees in acupuncture and oriental medicine to reduce chronic pain, help treat injury, and enhance the feeling of well-being without drugs or monetary bribes.
Diane Garris of Healing Energy Massage calls the body a "complex bio-machine," and believes it functions interdependently with the mind and spirit. She seeks to bridge the gap between Western medicine and other healing traditions, believing that they can work in tandem with one another for a greater effect. As such, her massages are not just meant to relax and de-stress, but to help restore and heal. She also performs energy work to help draw together the mind, body, and spirit, and her aromatherapy treatments work on a sensory level to foster overall wellness.
Dr. Tony Hemphill and his staff undo the detriments of car accidents and chronic conditions by first locating the source of the pain. During thorough consultations and exams, the doctor investigates aches with hands and x-rays, searching for discs bumping into delicate nerve tissue. He administers gentle spinal adjustments and aligns them into healthier positions. Dedicated to noninvasive techniques, Dr. Hemphill also mollifies muscles and tendons with therapeutic massage therapy.
Licensed acupuncturists Ke Zang and Ting Zhang studied and practiced traditional Chinese medicine in China years before moving to the United States. Their workplaces must feel somewhat like home, since the treatment rooms at their ACI Clinic & Wellness Center’s two locations are the settings for an array of traditional Chinese medicinal services, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, foot reflexology, qi gong therapy, and tui na bodywork.
Each location also offers chiropractic care and massage therapy, headed at the Kirkland location by Doctor of Chiropractic Allison Zang-Greene, whose specialty is neuromuscular disorders. To the north, at the Lynnwood location, chiropractic therapy is overseen by Doctor of Chiropractic W. Lance Elben, who has a knack for treating injury-related pain. The decor at each location has some unique features, but each interior is outfitted with pleasant green plants and pleasing artwork on the walls.
Dr. Mary Beliy’s approach to wellness includes detoxification and holistic bodywork. Dr. Beliy once practiced as a medical doctor in Minsk, Belarus, but decided to pursue a more holistic path and became a doctor of naturopathic medicine in the United States. She relies on her wealth of Western- and alternative-medicine knowledge as she helps her patients improve their lives with nutritional and lifestyle advice. Some of the services they offer include: detoxification, healthy lifestyle, colon hydrotherapy, B12 injections, and nutrition response testing.