Among her clinic’s cottage-style furnishings and stained-glass windows, Summer Collier practices Kiiko-style acupuncture, which allows her to diagnose ailments through palpitation. Using palpitation, a style of Japanese acupuncture that is said to have been developed by a blind man, she gains information through touch. This approach can alleviate seemingly unrelated problems by correcting any disharmony in the body. Summer supplements acupuncture with additional holistic techniques, such as herbal medicine, gua sha, and japanese abdominal diagnosis.
Through her mobile service, Summer brings acupuncture to women in labor and clients recovering from car accidents. When she isn't treating patients, she shares her knowledge of holistic healthcare on her blog, discussing things such as how to clean your hair without using shampoo or running through a car wash.
Above all else, Full Circle Fitness owner Anthony Silva wants his clients to be happy. After earning his Master of Science in Nutrition more than 13 years ago, Tony spent years working with seniors in need of special care, patients with HIV-related illnesses, and recently returned veterans. Tony's experiences and old-school training instilled in him a commitment to helping people lead a happy, balanced life through one-on-one counseling, interactive nutrition coaching, and meal planning, as opposed to health trends that claim to offer instant gratification and quick fixes.
Clients meet in person, over Facetime, and on Skype with their personal coach and bolster their health regimen and nutrition guidance with food diaries and daily motivational check-ins. Full Circle Fitness's holistic approach is tailored to each participant's needs, with acupuncture, massage, and hypnotherapy to bring minds as well as bodies into a blissful state of wellness.
Certified hypnotherapist Loretta helps clients tap into their subconscious to battle weight gain, depression, and smoking addiction through the power of positive thought. Loretta is also a certified reiki practitioner, and uses the technique to rebalance the body’s chakras and energy levels.
World travel and exploration led Leslie Huddart to where she is today—her own natural health clinic at Mountain Lake Wellness, where she is a licensed acupuncturist. The study of Asian bodywork in Japan introduced her to alternative forms of healing and a stint in a yoga ashram in India helped her embrace the connection between mind, body, and cricket bat. She found her calling restoring these connected human elements to full health with acupuncture and Oriental medicine in treatments that are often so relaxing the client falls asleep. She also performs needleless treatments using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.
Like a comic-book superteam, the medical specialists at Grain Integrative Health combine their powers to maintain peace within clients’ bodies. By providing health-care services such as acupuncture, massage, counseling, and naturopathic primary care, they aim to safeguard bodies against environmental and pharmaceutical toxins.
Clients can also opt for complete nutritional health evaluations, as well as testing for food allergies or sensitivities. Specialists also offer detoxification services to battle acute and chronic diseases brought on by sleeping inside a tub of old thermometers.