Urban Acupuncture Center grew out of the shared vision of three friends. Licensed acupuncturists Steve Drugan, Sue Bowlus, and Linda Chun were passionate about the ancient Chinese technique's potential to heal?especially after finding personal relief from conditions such as migraines and sciatica?and wanted to make it accessible to more people. After learning that clinics across the country were offering services on a sliding scale, the trio took a trip to Detroit to visit three community acupuncture centers. They saw people from all walks of life receiving acupuncture treatments together, and, recognizing the need for a similar establishment in Ohio, decided to found their own community-minded clinic.
Today, within the center's open, communal setting, patients relax in cushy leather recliners among Asian-inspired room dividers and multimedia works crafted by local artists while thin, sterile needles alleviate the stresses and imbalances that leave bodies low. Patients await treatment on the reception area?s pew-like bench beside a trickling fountain, where they can focus on centering their energies or finding the moisture needed to affix a temporary tattoo.
The A-team of health experts at Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Ohio consists of surgeons, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and even neurologists. This diverse staff helps patients manage ailments of nearly any kind through holistic and medical means. The healers are especially focused on pain management and restoring function to out-of-order joints, helping clients recover from auto accidents and sports injuries.
Gary Hopkins can divide his mid-20s in two parts: the time before he discovered self-healing, and the time after he discovered self-healing. Before, overwhelming stress and overworking caused him to suffer from anxiety, insomnia, spinal misalignments, and gout. Then, he started meditating, practicing tai chi and energy healing, and taking natural supplements. Not only did these practices help remedy his ailments, but they also led him to a new career as an intuitive healer. Continuing these studies into his 30s, he added such holistic healing methods as Thai massage and reflexology to his regimen.
For more than 10 years, he’s shared his knowledge through a private practice and at Light Path Discovery Center. He is dedicated to helping others conquer physical, psychological, and emotional issues with carefully honed skills and several bodywork methods he developed on his own. For those unable to visit him personally, Gary has penned two books— The Master Within and Axiatonal Integration —that guide readers as they attempt to unlock their happiness, which is usually kept in a safe and buried under their childhood home.
With a bucket of pins and a master’s in acupuncture, Laura Parks revives health while instilling qi with maximal dexterousness. Sufferers of a broad array of conditions, from chronic fatigue to anxiety, may enjoy the needle's relieving effects, which aim to not just blot out symptoms, but to bring the entire body back to holistic wellness. The tiny pins are a small fraction of the size of typical hypodermic needles, so a slight pinch is typically the most that is felt during the one-hour sessions. Cloud 9's community treatments accommodate five to six clients in one room, with a sliding-scale payment plan to ensure that all who ail have access ($15–$40). Or choose a private room to guarantee a relaxing, solitary experience.
The staff at Herbal Therapy Body Wraps envelops clients in bandage-like wraps saturated with a cocktail of herbs to rejuvenate the skin and slim the silhouette. The expertly selected cadre of herbs works to drain the body of extra fluids and toxins and to soften weathered hides. Wraps infuse skin with goodies for 60 minutes during each session, aiming to contour while providing immediate inch loss, relaxing the body, and easing joint pain. The treatment may also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, ensuring a smooth canvas onto which tattoo maps to secret gumdrop lairs. Wrapees can wear underwear, a bathing suit, or a fashion-forward grocery bag under herbaceous layers. Herbal Therapy recommends multiple wraps to achieve optimal results.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Vanessa Edwards looks beyond symptoms to find the underlying cause of physical ailments and promote the body’s natural healing abilities through holistic means. Helping clients get healthy and stay healthy is her primary goal, which is why she combines treatment with education in order to aid patients in learning about their bodies and what it takes to live a healthier life. Inside her office, she offers a full menu of naturopathic services that includes nutritional counseling, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine. She also utilizes special lab testing that can help to identify food sensitivities, determine blood type, and check for midi-chlorians. Dr. Edwards has volunteered her healing services on numerous medical missions to foreign countries, bringing her knowledge of holistic healthcare to locations such as South Africa, Russia, Romania, and the Philippines.