Acupuncture served as the main healthcare treatment for thousands of years, and it is still the go-to therapy for millions of people worldwide. Acupuncture physician Richard Browne is at the forefront of this field as both a practitioner and an educator.
Browne is the cofounder and president of Acupuncture and Massage College, which has been a community staple for more than 30 years. When not teaching budding acupuncturists how to strategically place needles or deflate sinister-looking balloon animals, he can be found at Affordable Acupuncture Clinic, practicing acupuncture himself or overseeing his interns while they practice it.
Browne and his staff also offer services ranging from cupping therapy to shiatsu massage to Reiki. They work to relieve such ailments as back pain, headaches, and insomnia.
Acupuncture and Massage College helps its surrounding communities in two ways: by teaching students the art of pain and stress relief through therapeutic treatments and by empowering those students to treat those in need. With guidance from experienced instructors, students learn the various techniques of ancient acupuncture and massage, both in the classroom and in the field. Patients can come to the college and bid adieu to their aches and worries by lying down in a treatment room and be treated by a supervised learning practitioner. Students shoo away pain with 50-minute acupuncture treatments or massage sessions, customized to address problematic areas or work around any ventriloquist dummies clients refuse to put down.
Specializing in adult and geriatric medicine, Dr. Tzewan Wong of Pinecrest Medical & Wellness Center oversees a range of services, all of which are completed or supervised by physicians. His center’s personalized diet programs help patients slim down, while acupuncture treatments address a variety of issues such as chronic pains or difficulties blending in at porcupine conventions. Other treatments include Radiesse wrinkle fillers and Juvèderm injectable gel, both of which help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as laser hair-removal treatments and affordable labs, x-rays, and diagnostic testing.
From its community acupuncture area—and with some suspension of disbelief—Tree House Wellness Center looks like it could be an actual tree house. A scenic canopy hugs the outside of the second-floor office, creating a peaceful ambiance marked by gently rustling leaves and squirrels taking candlelit baths. Amid the tranquility, licensed acupuncturist Dr. Edward T. McGinley, A.P. places hair-thin needles into patients lounging next to each other on recliners to help alleviate their ailments, whether it be pain, insomnia, stress, or infertility. He also treats clients in private sessions, which include an in-depth exam and consultation and can include therapies such as cupping and electrical stimulation.
She spent 18 months soaking up Chinese culture in Shanghai, but Veronica Trollerud?s trip was more work than play. The licensed acupuncturist expanded her education and practiced her skills at ShuGuang Hospital, which specializes in internal medicine and women?s disorders. Upon returning home, Veronica opened Acupuncture Centers of South Florida, where she specializes in fertility issues and pain management. Every appointment at the center begins with a consultation and diagnosis; from there, Veronica prescribes the best plan of action, such as acupuncture, cupping, or quality time with a litter of puppies.
After earning his Master of Oriental Medicine, Carlos Alea spent time interning at Shuguang Hospital in Shanghai where he was surprised to see just how many patients were treated with acupuncture. He decided to bring the healing art to South Miami, where he opened Acupuncture and Herbal Remedies. There he offers a variety of Eastern treatments, such as cupping, herbal medicine, and auriculotherapy to help his clients find relief from a wide range of physical and emotional maladies.