Licensed acupuncturists, a chiropractor, an energy and nutrition specialist, and a cosmetologist make up the team at Origin Natural Care. Together, this holistic crew helps patients find relief from acute and chronic ailments with therapies that restore balance to the body and drive away toxins. To do this they rely not only on acupuncture needles and traditional spinal adjustments, but also on biothermal stones and gadgets that test the wellness and tire pressure of the meridians.
A warm, pleasant interior welcomes soul sacks to Dawna Ara's stress-nullifying sanctuary, where she employs her nurturing, caring presence and certified healing techniques to cleanse the mind and body and mobilize the life force, known as the qi. In an opening consultation, Dawna carefully listens to each patient talk about his or her needs, total health, and competitive jackhammering career before she outlines her procedure and answers questions. During the relaxing, private treatment, gentle needles penetrate the skin and combine with customized therapies to relieve stress and heal a variety of ailments. After tenderly kneading away any lingering tension with a massage, Dawna Ara will conduct another consultation via email and draw on more than 10 years of experience in the health field to provide advice on improving your nutrition and overall health.
At Dao Wellness Center, two bilingual licensed acupuncturists have devoted their lives to Chinese medicine—in one case, because Chinese medicine saved his life. Kenneth Hu's childhood was punctuated by frequent trips to the hospital for asthma attacks so severe that, according to his bio, doctors declared him "dangerously close to death" four times. Hu's parents eventually brought him to a Taiwanese herbalist and Chinese-medicine expert, who performed a combination of herbal medicine, acupuncture, and traditional therapies that eventually cured young Kenneth of his asthma. Spellbound by traditional Chinese medicine's healing power, Hu began to study it under the expert's seasoned tutelage and soon relocated to the United States to share his new gifts with others.
Today, Hu and Jason Geng offer everything from skin remedies to whole-body detoxification through their medical acupuncture treatments. To complement the treatments or heal on its own, the ancient tui na modality combines acupressure with medical strokes to clear energy blockages and boost holistic health. Clients can also take home herbal remedies formulated to bump up energy, flush away toxins, or season bland soups.
Located in the heart of Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard, Miracle Spa offers a respite from the bustling streets with a slew of relaxation and beauty services, specializing in foot reflexology. At the soothing and professional haven, certified therapists and aestheticians welcome clients to sink into cushy leather reclining chairs, and then get to work on weary feet. They apply firm pressure to specific points on the feet, which are thought to bring physical benefits to organ systems, such as cheering up a sad spleen. But feet aren't the only body parts that surrender to relaxation here, as the aestheticians also perform facials and massage therapy.
Registered acupuncturist and medical professor Dr. J.R. Zhou helms Acupuncture Clinic of Pasadena, where she uses sterile, disposable needles and natural herbs to break cycles of illness and anxiety. During acupuncture sessions, Dr. Zhou stimulates specific points across the body, helping to unblock energy pathways, pinpoint new freckles, and potentially assuage stress, anxiety, or pain. She also prepares customized herbal teas and supplements that, in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine, deliver natural curative benefits to the body.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Peggy Lo calls on her master's degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine to create holistic treatments that help her clients achieve balance in their lives. Her expertise in a variety of healing modalities, including moxibustion, Qi Gong and tui na, and trigger-point quick-needling techniques helps her diminish clients' pain effectively without medication, and abdominal acupuncture, or Fu Zhen therapy, can often help banish allergies. Her talents even extend into the aesthetic realm through acupuncture facelifts and facial tui na.