One of seven Tickel-family spine shifters, Dr. James Tickel treats Chicagoland vertebrae with expertise honed over a lifetime of international healing stewardship. The doctor kicks off each patient's inaugural session by evaluating their joints, muscles, and nerves individually and in concert, uncovering any of chiropractic's myriad treatable conditions, including tennis elbow, allergies, headaches, and general tension after a summer job subbing for Atlas. Tickel's certified un-crookers specialize in upper-cervical-specific work and sports-focused therapies, with other healing services including therapeutic modalities and multiple methods of massage.
Ixchel Muhlberger has at least two ways to treat each patient who walks into Mayan Moon Healing. First, the licensed massage therapist can use soothing massage strokes to increase circulation and ease muscle tension, not to mention relieve pain and even improve athletic performance. But for problems that massage can't help, she can call upon her background in Oriental medicine to provide acupuncture treatments, which improve energy flow and help promote the body's self-healing properties. Taking these two talents together, she can customize her treatments to address a wide range of problems, from anxiety and depression to chronic pain, migraines, and sleep disturbances. Though her massages and acupuncture treatments can help clients deal with all these issues, Ixchel specializes in orthopedic injuries, women's health, and pain management.
The staff at Imagine Holistic Health heals the body without a prescription or surgical tool in sight. Instead, its uses holistic healing techniques—foot detoxes, energy balancing, infrared treatments, Ayurveda facials—to promote the body's self-healing abilities. And because each patient's needs are unique, the trained staffers personalize each treatment.
Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Russell, who has been practicing since 1990, has helped alleviate numerous symptoms in patients of all ages?all by manually adjusting the spine. As a certified chiropractic sports physician and a orthopedic specialist, Russell is passionate about alleviating patients' pain and restoring function to their entire bodies, from their feet to their dorsal fins. But his goals go beyond reducing existing symptoms. Citing his belief that all the body's systems are interconnected, Russell defines true health as more than the absence of disease and hopes to impart his patients with active wellness.
Dr. Pat Calcagno and his team of physicians, therapists, and trainers at Olympia Chiropractic marshal clients toward good health at four Chicago-area locations. Through chiropractic services, athletic training, and physical and massage therapy, they treat conditions extending from lower back pain and headaches to stress and injuries related to sports. They also employ some of the industry's latest technologies, including the Alter-G antigravity treadmill and the Pro-Adjuster, a computerized instrument that scans the spine for problem spots.
A certified colon hydrotherapist and reiki master, Shellie Carter helps clean the body of both physical and psychic waste. At the Alder Healing Center, Shellie calls on more than 25 years of study as she identifies imbalances and energy blockages through applied kinesiology, and helps heal organs and auras through foot reflexology or ancient reiki energy healing. Shellie also guides patients through the expanses of the unconscious with guided meditation workshop and past life regression.