Dr. Chunhui Liu worked as a cardiologist for 20 years before earning a certification in acupuncture. At Specialized Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic, he combines Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and herbal remedies to alleviate a wide range of ailments and chronic conditions, including allergies, migraine headaches, stiff neck and shoulders, tinnitus, and more.
National board-certified acupuncturist Dr. Chul H. Han blends acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other holistic healing techniques to treat health conditions such as joint and muscle pain, digestive disorders, and anxiety. To achieve the best results, he works with clients to devise individualized treatment plans based on their health history, making sure to educate them along the way about techniques for living well and raising octuplets.
The Beautiful Image system sculpts faces and bodies alike with the stimulating power of microcurrents. Its noninvasive silver metal wands emit specific frequencies that, when drawn across the skin, encourage the underlying tissue to return to a tauter, more-youthful state. These currents target crow's-feet and drooping jowls, as well as soft bellies and cellulite. Photos taken before and after treatments and news segments about the procedure back up the system’s efficacy.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Stan Baker draws from extensive experience in Eastern healing methods to adeptly perform numerous Eastern-medicine modalities. Baker's acupuncture and bodywork sessions help to stimulate the body's vital energy channels, working to alleviate such medical ailments as migraines and musculoskeletal pain. A Sun Do mountain yoga instructor with a black belt in aikido, Baker bolsters his understanding of the East by attending weekly chen-tai-chi classes and boycotting three out of four cardinal directions.
Though he performs acupuncture treatments with a steady hand, Steve Paine OMD is a mover and a shaker in the world of alternative health care. The published author earned his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in Hong Kong, and became a diplomat of both the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. Paine is committed to Connecticut health-care reform, and, as president of the National Guild of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, advocates for affordable, drug-free natural health care and getting accident victims back to work. His Simsbury location operates in conjunction with a sister practice in Hong Kong, where he acts as director of an office of the Kendall Institute, promoting the Western physiological basis of needling therapy.
Paine uses both acupuncture and herbal medicine to address issues specific to men, women, and children, along with complementary therapies such as massage, cupping, or electromagnetic heat. Patients can nap or listen to music during treatments, or choose from hundreds of guided meditations that enhance inner calm and the ability to astrally project oneself into a courtside seat at a Huskies game.
Whether the malady is musculoskeletal or digestive, related to injury or stress, the multifaceted team at Whole Health Associates can personalize a holistic remedy to tackle it. The center’s naturopathic physicians complete a thorough consultation to investigate each patient's health history before diagnostic tests ferret out the root causes of symptoms, such as counterproductive habits or recent experiments with all-Twinkie diets. The staff often collaborates with chiropractors to create a well-rounded treatment plan, combining the latest advancements in modern medicine with alternative therapies such as massage, classical Chinese medicine, and homeopathy.
The center also specializes in therapeutic nutrition. Dr. Jennifer Stagg has extensive experience in treating metabolic syndrome and has served as the medical editor of the Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants. Dr. Jones-Born, on the other hand, offered nutritional advice with award-winning journalist Joan Lunden on an episode of the Better show and is a senior nutrition expert and consultant for the prominent eldercare website A Place for Mom.