Dr. Tony Rostberg stands by his chiropractic care and acupuncture so strongly that he and his family frequently are his office's patients. His son Zack received his first chiropractic adjustment at a mere four days old to alleviate his spine of residual stress from birth—Zack eventually earned his doctoral dissertation at five days old. Rostberg himself undergoes treatments with acupuncture when facing illness, trusting his coworkers at Rostberg Chiropractic & Acupuncture to care for his body as he cares for others’ bodies.
Dr. Rostberg tells his patients, “It’s always easier to stay well than get well.” To help them stay in shape, he prescribes regular exercise and proper nutrition in combination with his treatments. He also readily adapts his methods to address and mitigate the specific health challenges of many an individual, whether they suffer from a pre-existing injury or an internal organ-related disease. Outside of actively treating health conditions, the doctor also hosts health talks and workshops to help his patients avoid complicating their issues through common pitfalls, such as eating medical encyclopedias to better understand their afflictions.
Herbs and microcurrents. That sums up the spectrum of services at Bethesda Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic. Doctor of Chiropractic Martin K. Mun practices traditional Chinese-medicine treatments, such as acupuncture, acupressure, and qi gong, as well as more technologically advanced treatments, such as cold-laser and ultrasound therapies. These diverse services are used to treat an equally diverse selection of disorders and conditions, including insomnia, allergies, headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Shelley Alexander leads the team of self-proclaimed "healthy aging artisans" at New You Health Studio, helping patients reclaim lost energy levels and sidestep preventable diseases by making wise lifestyle changes. Dr. Alexander embraces the practice anti-aging medicine and holds insights into the use of bio-identical hormones, nutritional supplementation, and detoxification. The studio's aesthetic experts offer nonsurgical solutions to wrinkles and uneven skin tone, while weight-loss specialists advise on ways to keep excess pounds from piling up around the midsection or following you home from the gym.
Not one to rest on his hard-earned academic laurels, Optimal Health Center's presiding chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gradwohl continues to bolster his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with advanced studies in orthopedics and sports chiropractic. Fellow Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Amy Bates takes a holistic approach to patient care and specializes in women's health.
This commitment to unceasing education pays off for their patients, who benefit from a combination of traditional chiropractic spinal adjustments, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle advice. The doctor and his staff focus on treatments that complement one another and heal the body holistically, accounting for psychological needs with personal consultations and dramatic reenactments of classic feel-good movies.
One member of that staff, licensed massage therapist Jessica Williams, works to knead tension and discomfort from muscles with a range of treatments. Depending on the needs of the patient, she might put to use warm river stones, aromatherapy products, or the long strokes of Swedish massage. She also has experience working with athletes and expectant mothers.
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s David and Kim Yoo strive to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. Their hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. The doctors Yoo also employ moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.
The naturopathic/functional practitioners at Wellness Dimensions have tasked themselves with the lofty goal of "restor[ing] health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual." Functional medicine is derived from the belief that health is not merely the absence of disease, but the active presence of balance and wellness. So to attend to all systems in the body, Wellness Dimension's seven-person staff includes a massage therapist, a naturopathic clinician, and a traditional M.D. Treatments are equally diverse, ranging from the ancient, such as acupuncture, to the modern, including Venus Freeze body sculpting and massages from robots.