Biorient Integrative Clinic owner Dr. Katalin Csoka combines the best of Eastern- and Western-medical perspectives. After studying conventional Western medicine in her native Hungary, establishing a family practice, and working as a licensed pulmonologist, Dr. Csoka packed up her belongings and rode a dala horse to Scandinavia. She earned a PhD in clinical pharmacology in Sweden, and her extensive cancer research has appeared in numerous articles that have been published in professional journals. Dr. Csoka is also a licensed acupuncturist, and has undergone advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine in California.
Dr. Csoka believes that illness and disease stem from distortions in the body's energy network or organ function. As such, she uses natural methods that incorporate physical and mind-body healing. Within her private, welcoming office—which is affiliated with Mission Hospital—Dr. Csoka performs auricular and esoteric acupuncture, as well as cupping and Japanese shiatsu acupressure treatments. She interprets the results of micronutrient and food-sensitivity testing, and recommends herbal formulas to supplement nutritional intake or enhance the ability to find four-leaf clovers. Practicing what she preaches, Dr. Csoka herself has not taken any pharmaceuticals in more than eight years.
Salon 117 & Essence Day Spa treats tender outer layers to the touch-ups and rubdowns they so earnestly crave. The combo massage rubs out tension in a session that alternates between gentle Swedish strokes and diligent deep-tissue techniques.
Whether suffering from pain from an auto accident, sports injury, skydiving mishap, or desk job, Dr. Dan Scodeller’s professional, pain-releasing power can alleviate tension and aching through a variety of techniques. In Core Chiropractic's light and airy sky-blue office, you'll receive a physical examination and x-rays to help identify the areas in need of treatment. Once the pain is located, a spinal adjustment may be given on the spot or at a later date, based on the doctor’s decision and the Mayan calendar. The adjustment properly aligns spinal vertebrae, which allows the brain to send healing signals to the rest of the body without disruption. A 30-minute, muscle-melting massage will also be administered, targeting key pressure points in order to knead your back and front into relaxation. Once molded and adjusted, you will be able to resume back-intensive tasks such as bending over in order to pick up chocolate turtles and climbing through drain pipes.
Transferring energy from pin to skin, licensed acupuncturist Richard Bishop takes patient wellness into his hands, healing aches and pains with natural techniques. Acupuncture pairs the ancient practice of Eastern medicine with modern healing techniques that relax the body and regulate its qi. Upon arrival at the clinic, patients will receive a consultation with a medical professional to discuss patients' needs and debate the likelihood of a sea-monkey uprising. After an enlightening discussion, Groupon holders may receive treatments for a range of ailments, including headaches, arthritis, weight-loss, chronic fatigue, and chronically poor grammar. Many services require several sessions to see results, though the benefits of these all-natural treatments may be felt immediately.
Citizen of the world Pieter Elsen was born and raised in The Netherlands, but his thirst for spiritual knowledge eventually took him to India, where he lived for more than a decade as a Vedic monk. Pieter's journey of self-discovery later led him to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, where he earned a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and learned how to unlock the power of the subconscious mind. Today, he relies on hypnosis to help his clients overcome fears, kick bad habits, and beat all of their friends in staring contests.
The doctors at La Paz Spine and Rehab believe the best way to treat pain and illness is to prevent it in the first place. To do that, they customize programs for each patient and implement the least invasive treatments to address maladies such as back pain, pinched nerves, and even allergies. If pain relief is necessary before beginning the wellness program, they perform adjustments that correct slight dislocations or misalignments in the spine. Treatments also include everything from physical and massage therapy to laser therapy.