After earning his master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine, Peter W. Tricarico honed his skills in several Shanghai hospitals and clinics. His drive to help others through holistic treatments stuck with him when he returned to the United States and prompted him to found Sleepy Hollow Acupuncture, LLC, where he administers cupping and herbal formulas in addition to five styles of acupuncture.
By aligning needles to specific bodily pathways, he strives to remedy ailments that range from headaches to stress to smoking addictions. Each disposable needle is sterilized and individually packaged before sessions, and Peter hides them in haystacks afterward. He also accommodates patrons with busy schedules by holding weekend and evening appointments and making house calls.
At Nyack Integrated Health Services, health is all about balance. The team defines health as more than absence of illness, but as a state in which the mind and body operate in tandem to create physical, mental, and social wellbeing. With more than a quarter of a century of experience merging Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Naomi Pelzig and her staff attempt to balance the body and achieve health by customizing non-surgical treatment plans incorporating acupuncture, herbal medicine, and meditation.
Certified hypnotherapist Denise was once in her clients' shoes, on the receiving end of hypnotherapy. It was Denise's own personal success with the practice that led her to become a hypnotherapist herself, using hypnotherapy to help clients lose weight, quit smoking, and correct other habits detrimental to their physical and emotional well-being. In addition to hypnotherapy, Denise also offers services such as guided meditation, reiki, and past-life regression.
Dr. Lance A. Johnson and his staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists combine their noninvasive skill sets to administer holistic healing without the need for drugs or surgery. He envisions the entire person being well, not just having healthy lungs or healthy knees or healthy banana-peel sensors. This approach, in Dr. Johnson's view, dodges the problem of merely making patients' symptoms go away instead of getting to the root of those symptoms' cause. His staff devotes themselves to getting to this root and, once there, correcting it with such tried and true chiropractic techniques as adjustments, massages, or physical therapy.
Doctors of chiropractic Michael Cocilovo and Gilbert Rodriguez believe pain relief and healthful eating habits lead to an improved lifestyle. To that end, the two graduates of New York Chiropractic College schedule chiropractic adjustments and nutritional counseling at New City Chiropractic Center. Each doctor plies his trade with his own specialty: Dr. Cocilovo is a certified Sports Team Physician and Manipulation Under Anesthesia practitioner with more than 25 years of experience and Dr. Rodriguez is a board-certified chiropractor and physiotherapist. Together, the pair strives to root out chronic pain, so that no one has to see them again?a paradox elsewhere only pursued by aspiring ghosts and elite hide-and-seek champions.
A woman’s relationship ends, and she finds herself on the couch with a pint of ice cream; a college student is nervous for his upcoming midterm, so he stuffs his face with chips and candy. Lauren, owner and founder of The Hungry Heart, relates to these all too common scenarios, as she knows firsthand what binge eating feels like. But more importantly, she knows what it feels like to put an end to bad habits. At the Hungry Heart, she and her staff lead one-on-one hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling sessions designed to break compulsive gorging and yo-yo dieting so clients can lose weight and fall into normal eating patterns.