Practicing a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese medicine techniques, Lauren harnesses ancient practices to restore balance in her patients as she holistically combats a variety of ailments. Specializing in extensive pulse diagnosis gleaned from her education at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, Lauren uses gentle pin-prick pressure to alleviate digestive disorders, stress, depression, headaches, and back pain. Lauren's treatments may inspire you to find curative uses for other sewing implements, like thimble band-aids and spare button-based tissues.
Surrounded by warm tones of taupe and brown that are illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows, Nature's Way Organic Salon & Spa's staffers shun the use of noxious chemicals as they forge radiant and glamorous appearances with hair, nail, and skincare services. The sound of running water gurgles against damp hair in a rinsing bowl as a hairstylist washes an ammonia-free, organic color formula from a client's newly hued locks. Meanwhile, tucked away in private rooms, therapists and acupuncturists ease tension from achy muscles with massage strokes or carefully placed needles, and aestheticians remove unwanted fuzz from human bodies and add height to bodies made of rock candy using the age-old method of sugaring. The studio furthers its focus on natural ingredients in its eco boutique, which stocks a colorful array of organic-cotton apparel, natural skincare products, and invigorating essential oils.
The massage therapists at Active Wellness know that treating pain isn't only about making it go away. They also make a discerned effort to prevent pain from returning again in the future. Persistent neck and back discomfort falls by the wayside with the help of services ranging from acupuncture and lymphatic drainage to sports massage, which helps rehabilitate injuries caused by playing sports or excessively high-fiving while watching sports. The therapists can perform treatments in their cozy office or travel to the client's home for added convenience.
Emulating the spreading branches of the mulberry tree, this clinic takes an approach to holistic health care that's broader than most. Here, a doctor of oriental medicine and an orthopedic surgeon partner to give patients the benefit of an integrative diagnosis. Resident acupuncturist Dr. Christopher Cheshire deftly identifies sources of pain, and works to alleviate aches with filiform needles administered to strategic points and secret stress cellars along the body's nerve network. Dr. Hubert Vesser, meanwhile, draws on experience earned during his orthopedic surgery tenure at the Mayo Clinic in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues.
Rizzo-Ovia, a national board-certified acupuncturist, employs her know-how in traditional Chinese medicine and nutritional counseling to mend patients' minds, bodies, and spirits. She greets new clients with an initial acupuncture consultation, which determines proper treatment based on symptoms, diet, lifestyle, skin condition, and exoskeleton thickness. In sessions ranging between 15 and 45 minutes, Rizzo-Ovia gently peppers her patients with hair-thin needles inserted at selected points along the body's meridians. Like miniature football linebackers, the sterile, disposable needles open the body's blocked energy pathways to facilitate the flow of Qi, blood, and other vital substances.
Licensed acupuncture physician John Kotsch hasn't always been healthy. In his 20s, he suffered from digestive issues diagnosed as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. When conventional treatments came up short, he turned to alternative medicine. Inspired by the effectiveness and simplicity of the treatments, John left his career in journalism to pursue the study of acupuncture.
Today, John shares this improvement with others, helping apply acupuncture to the goal of overall wellness, stress release, and vitality. He sees only one client at a time, ensuring he can devote his full attention to their needs and vacation slideshows. In addition to administering acupuncture treatments, he also shares his knowledge of natural medicine so patients can continue their healing regimen.