When Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Cocks describes himself as a student of the Gonstead school, he's not taking a shot at his alma maters Life University and Sherman College of Chiropractic, he just has an affinity for the Gonstead technique. As a result, he meticulously inspects each patient's body using x-rays, palpations, and his own eyes before devising a personalized course of action. He supplements his efforts with custom orthotics, life coaching, and exercise routines at his clinic, White Marsh Spine and Health Center.
Doctor of Chiropractic Adam Maddox knows how to restore a spine's curvature using clinical biophysics, and he has the certification to prove it. He first studied the technique during his fellowship, learning that you needed spinal traction to restore the spine's curvature and then a personalized exercise program to strengthen the muscles and atom-sized Atlases that support everyone's spine. Today, at his clinic, Ideal Health Chiropractic, Dr. Maddox continues to practice the nonsurgical spinal-correction technique alongside other chiropractic services such as nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and Webster-technique-aided spinal adjustments.
Abbe Creaney is more than just a licensed acupuncturist, she's a very grateful, long-standing patient. A little over a decade ago she relocated to China to teach English with her eldest daughter. Her daughter, then 16 months old, was stricken with bronchitis, and rather than being treated with antibiotics, she was treated with Chinese herbs to great success. That was the start to what Abbe has now built into a successful career in Oriental medicine. Drawing on a degree from The Maryland University of Integrative Health, Abbe can treat a wide array of maladies with acupuncture or herbal therapy––the very same methods she uses to treat her own five children.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
Embrace Health Colon Therapy's certified therapist Nancy can help revitalize clients' general health. She says the colon is home to the body's largest concentrations of bacteria, and their build-up can leave people dragging through their day with chronic fatigue and digestive issues. At her colon hydrotherapy practice, clients step inside a warming and inviting atmosphere and understand that they are in for a different experience. Nancy uses the FDA-approved, medical-grade Hydro San Plus system, which has disposable tubes that flush the colon with warm, filtered water. This water loosens and eliminates waste material, and also has a number of potential benefits. People who have used the treatment have reported that it helps with fatigue, tension, insomnia, and depression.
Nancy recommends that clients have only light meals two hours before the session, which results in no downtime—in fact, most people feel lighter and more relaxed after a session. In addition to soothing clients through colon hydrotherapy, she offers acupuncture and massage services.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Mahoney has always wanted to help people. From his graduate studies in chiropractic to his continuing education in body function and nutrition, Dr. Mahoney has focused his efforts on improving his patients' quality of life. Today, Atlas Family Chiropractic Center is one of the largest practices in Howard County, and his chiropractic-massage therapy has helped scores of clients recover from pain. The procedure purges the body of unwanted toxins in the muscles by improving circulation, and a firm touch alleviates soft-tissue injuries as well as less-tangible symptoms, such as headaches or stuck-on backpacks.