As an acupuncturist with 13 years of professional experience, Shawn Jacobs has learned to augment treatments with a variety of supplemental techniques. Clients can request add-ons such as e-stem, a pain-relief method for which Shawn affixes mildly electrified clips to the acupuncture needles, intensifying the stimulation and resulting blood flow. Shawn also uses her Master’s degree in Oriental medicine to suggest herbal remedies for ailments or particularly bland teas, and can combine herbs and acupuncture to help encourage fertility.
The staff members at Carolina Health Innovations don’t stop at simply treating chronic pain—they delve into its source to try and correct the cause. Their thorough approach advises a combination of several disciplines, including chiropractic medicine, acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling. With licensed experts manning each branch, the wellness center dispenses noninvasive treatments that are tailored to every client's needs.
The Center of Bliss, LLC, helps clients achieve peace of mind and body by offering a holistic health plan. Founder Katie Edwards heads a team of acupuncturists and herbalists who use traditional Chinese medicine to keep bodies healthy and in balance. Ashtanga yoga classes help clients foster a deeper connection to their own bodies and breathing, and a massage therapist soothes stress in connective tissues.
Like many Europeans, Simon B. Cairns has done his fair share of travelling, but not solely for leisure. After dedicating himself to the study of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, Simon travelled from Ireland to China, Israel, Holland, and finally to the United States as he honed his craft. Today, he uses his expansive knowledge, numerous certifications, and assortment of souvenir spoons to treat conditions ranging from migraines to depression. Although the full list of conditions he treats at Acupuncture Solutions LLC is long, Simon specializes in helping people overcome addictions.
Licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine James C. Kapetanakos clears out clogged meridians and reroutes blood flow to ailing areas during acupuncture sessions that bridge broken synapses between the mind and body. With calm, unwavering hands, the doctor inserts hair-thin needles into the skin to target pain at its source and clear away circulatory traffic jams. Having honed his skills in a variety of Eastern medical disciplines, Dr. Kapetanakos employs the same acupuncture techniques on patients that he once used to quell his own chronic pain and fear of balloon-wielding clowns. These techniques include neuromuscular reeducation, passive resistance, and a targeted “spot-shotting” method designed to address the root causes of ailments such as neck pain, headaches, and sports-related injuries.
Under the direction of owner and licensed acupuncturist Amanda Stierwalt, Henderson Acupuncture's holistic healers perform East-infused treatments to alleviate a range of conditions including pain, allergies, and digestion disorders. Licensed and certified acupuncturists probe pelts with thin needles to redirect energy through the proper meridians, reawakening snoozing organs and eliciting a sense of calm more effectively than meditating in the arms of a tree sloth. Sore striations bow down to the dexterous digits of licensed massage therapists, and a cornucopia of Chinese herbs soothes a range of symptoms when taken via powders, liquids, tablets, or osmosis.
Acu-Na Wellness Center, now located in the Fletcher neighborhood, offers a wide range of wellness services from holistic health consultations to organic day spa treatments––including body scrubs, body wraps, and facials––to fitness courses, wellness consultations and programs, hydration therapy, and acupuncture. To an acupuncturist, the body’s surface is not just skin; it’s a map that can be used to refresh natural functions and mute chronic pains. This is done with very thin needles, which encourage the body to heal when inserted in specific points, a process that many describe as painless and relaxing. This ancient Eastern healing method is just one of the natural modalities that Acu-Na Wellness Center’s primary practitioner Mary J. Houge has mastered. She wields training in Chinese herbs, bodywork, functional nutrition, and lifestyle education to soothe such common bodily issues as neuro-endocrine imbalances to high blood pressure and cholesterol. Along with a team of massage therapists, wellness coaches, hydration specialists, and aestheticians, her associate staff––which includes a Kundalini yoga instructor––Mary helps to support healthy lifestyles by offering a FirstLine therapeutic lifestyle program, as well as an assortment of fitness classes such as personalized wellness coaching and sports nutrition training.