At Ideal Health and Wellness, Dr. Allen Houshiar, a doctor of osteopathy, and Doctors of Chiropractic Joseph Pacelli and Mark Johnson pull from various holistic techniques to treat headaches, body pains, and injuries from work or automobile accidents. Physical therapist John Djerbaka and registered dietitian Tara Miller round the bill of skilled specialists who tune up bodies to function at their best. Their services include chiropractic work, massage therapy, pain-management treatments, and medically supervised weight-loss programs that vanquish unwanted flab with supplements and injections.
Doctor of Chiropractic Sean Milam has a passion for health. His passion led him to chiropractic college and work with professional and amateur athletes. At Elite Spine Care Center, Dr. Milam surrounds himself with an expert team of doctors that help heal guests with their specialties, from treating traumatic stress to natural healing through acupuncture or massage therapy to the most-powerful healing method known to man: knock-knock jokes.
At Tustin Bodywork Bistro, founder Dr. Laila Nayab-Murshidi, and her staff help alleviate pain and improve overall wellness through chiropractic adjustments and other all-natural treatments. These treatments work to correct the underlying causes of pain, instead of simply masking the symptoms with prescription drugs or a number of strategically placed smiley face stickers. A major part of her mission as a chiropractor is to educate patients about their treatment options, a component she often finds lacking in the health-care industry. To this end, Dr. Nayab-Murshidi often delivers free health and wellness workshops to the greater community both inside her clinic and at local schools, churches, and area businesses.
The team at the Orange Coast Chiropractic Group specialize in therapeutic fibromyalgia massage. Because the staff's Keith Kausler has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 30 years, he can now proudly say that he treats several third-generation patients. His previous patients' children and grandchildren now come to him for the latest therapeutic treatments, which Dr. Kausler keeps abreast of during annual continuing-education seminars. In addition to helping kids feel better via chiropractic adjustments, he has served youth in the community as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin and the team doctor for several football teams in the Pop Warner program—a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating football and cheer programs for youths around the world.
Fellow chiropractor Ron Vaselenko is also backed by three decades of experience, specializing in areas including spinal trauma, homeopathy, and alternative nutrition. Licensed acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine expert Christine Lee can recommend herbal treatments for specific goals, such as losing weight or pogo-sticking faster to and from work.
Dr. Zhu first started studying Chinese medicine when he was a young boy growing up in Beijing. He graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and became the orthopedic surgeon-in-charge at China-Japan Friendship Hospital. Dr. Hong Guang Xiang—a world-renowned Chinese physician—took notice of Dr. Zhu's skills and shared all his theories with the young doctor. After he came to America, Dr. Zhu shared his knowledge of orthopedics and tui na with students at Samra University of Oriental Medicine. Now the owner of Evergreen Health & Herbs, Dr. Zhu draws on more than 20 years of clinical experience and his knowledge of eastern and western techniques to treat ailments. In addition to acupuncture and acupressure, which redirect and rebalance the body's energy, he can also diagnose disease by simply taking a patient’s pulse or counting their blinks. Complimentary herbal teas with ginseng and jujube quench thirsty patrons while they wait.