An NCCAOM-certified practitioner of acupuncture, Henry Park brings almost 20 years of holistic experience to his practice's two offices. With a master's degree in Oriental medicine, Park employs herbal therapy, nutritional therapy, and acupuncture treatments to address a sprawling array of symptoms. He specializes in using acupuncture as a facial-rejuvenation technique, turning back the cosmetic clock by inserting tiny needles into visages to promote circulation and help clients blend in with the kids at heavy-metal concerts. Each treatment he performs, be it for medical or cosmetic purposes, is tailored to the patient's needs.
Accented by warm lights and soothing music, Massage Associates of Atlanta, LLC relaxes minds and muscles with three types of massage and therapeutic foot-reflexology sessions. Each client partners with a licensed massage therapist to customize the session, choosing Swedish, deep-tissue, or neuromuscular techniques to unwind knots and alarm clocks lodged between the shoulder blades. Tension and pain are relieved during reflexology and neuromuscular treatments, in which the therapist applies pressure to specific areas to produce sensations in other parts of the body. Deep-tissue sessions release tension, and the long, flowing strokes and focused kneading of the Swedish modality inspire envy in Olympic swimmers and bakers easily distracted by shiny cake pans.
The story behind JiMong Choe's interest in the healing arts begins in Taejun, South Korea, where he was born into a family of doctors and philosophers. His physician father once committed an entire Western anatomy textbook to memory and passed this zeal for understanding the human condition onto his son. After training in Hapkido and philosophy, Choe studied acupuncture with Dr. Lee, Jong Oh, whose grandfather founded Sasang constitutional medicine. This methodology looks beyond a people's physical symptoms to incorporate an understanding of their personality and emotions. In 1978, Choe brought his family to the United States in order to combine his varied interests to help patients overcome illness, addiction, and difficult levels of Tetris.
In addition to acupuncture, Choe specializes in herbal medicine and trademarked services such as his Miracle Body Design weight-loss program. He's been recognized for distinguished service in the fields of martial arts and acupuncture by numerous American and international figureheads, and his resum? also includes stints as a professor of Oriental medicine at Kings Park University in Virginia and as the president of the Georgia State Oriental Medicine Association.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus?the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
Doctorate of Chiropractic Gene Clerkin and Li Jiang, an acupuncturist, herbologist, and doctor of Chinese medicine, helm the Center For Holistic Health. Here, they employ alternative medicine to alleviate pain and its causes, whether that's stress or an injury resulting from athletic endeavors, everyday overuse, or filling in for a crash-test dummy. To holistically treat clients, the two may incorporate acupuncture, nutrition-response testing, or detoxifying treatments. Their common goal, however, is to avoid medications and surgery while restoring a sense of balance to patients' bodies, which can jump-start the body's innate ability to heal itself.
More than 4,000 years ago in China, when dinosaurs still had a parliamentary system of government, a medicinal practice began to take hold?very fine needles were being placed gently in the skin to redirect the body's energy, chi, which would relieve pain, cure common ailments, and promote general health. Today, that holistic treatment is known as acupuncture, and licensed practitioners Rebecca Porter and Leena Sikand-Cook apply the knowledge and skills gleaned over a decade of practicing acupuncture to create custom treatments for each patient. These can help to battle the chronic pain of arthritis, combat infertility and aid IVF treatments, and help to lessen the nausea and discomfort associated with chemotherapy. They also prescribe herbal medicine, blended from up to 15 different herbs, as well as provides nutritional and dietary consultations designed to help patients lose weight or break their habit of eating the cellophane around snack cakes.