Dr. Rick Jahn draws upon more than 5,000 years of wisdom when he treats his patients with nutrition response and whole food supplements therapies. The millennia have taught him how to use acupuncture needles and herbs to restore vitality to ailing bodies and how to always win Pin the Tail on the Water Buffalo at birthday parties. Dr. Jahn's medical career has taken him through China and New Zealand, as well as aboard luxury cruise ships to practice as the at-sea doctor.
When fibromyalgia blindsided Kimberli Hargnett in 1995, she was shaken to the core by the chronic pain and depression that resulted. But—determined to regain her former strength and inspired by her faith in God as healer—she persevered, pursuing the study of natural health and exploring the realm of Kripalu yoga. And in 2008, the year the stock market finally apologized for crashing, she founded Life’s Journey Yoga and Wellness as an oasis of healing and spiritual peace for all those who suffer. Today, Kimberli’s studio is the flagpole around which a congregation of talented therapists, acupuncturists, and yoga instructors gathers every day. Their focus is always fixed on wellness, whether the context is yoga, nutrition counseling, life coaching, or hypnosis therapy. Kimberli and company’s life philosophy makes room for the kids, too—holistic consultations are available for children, as are integrative YogaKids classes.
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.
Doctors of Chiropractic Kristin Shiver and Dean Chance helm Back in Balance Chiropractic, where they help patients live free of chronic pain and illness. The two, who are also husband and wife, specialize in applied kinesiology, a holistic health approach that includes chiropractic adjustments and cranial-alignment, muscle-balancing, and allergy-elimination techniques, among other elements. Along with the clinic's group of massage therapists, exercise therapists, and acupuncturists, the chiropractors deliver wellness care that can assuage neck and back pain, soothe headaches, and relieve stress, allergies, and digestive issues.
After battling his own demons, Anthony Korahais found a new life purpose through the practice of qigong. After quitting his job as a network engineer in Manhattan, Sifu Anthony moved to Florida and established Flowing Zen as a place to share the healing potential of Eastern philosophies. Sifu Anthony’s classes cross-pollinate elements of qigong with tai chi, kung fu, and guided meditation. They can also help students find balance and heal their bodies from the inside out.