Dr. Scott Heumann makes it his business to set straight the aches and pains that the human body accrues, as he has since 1989 at Heumann Chiropractic Clinic. Over the years, he's dealt with everything from getting athletes back on the field to helping folks recover after auto accidents or participation in the Nation Lift With Your Back Championships. Whatever the malady patients find themselves beset by, Dr. Heumann gets to the root of the problem with old-fashioned hands-on exams and x-rays when necessary. Then, he charts out a course of action that usually involves spinal adjustments on one of his therapy tables. In an on-going effort to adjust himself out of a job, the kindly chiropractor also teaches his guests a handful of simple things they can do on their own to keep in ideal physical shape, such as performing stretches or always wearing an amulet made of apples to keep doctors away.
For Dr. Gregory Hicks, the phrase "you are what you eat" rings true. The experienced chiropractor has devoted more than 30 years to helping patients overcome ailments with a combination of traditional chiropractic care and custom nutrition plans. During nutrition response tests, he lightly presses on strategic points across the body to trigger a physical response other than the sound of an antique car horn. Dr. Hicks can then ascertain the relative health of organs, muscles, joints, and glands. To get bodies back to full functionality, he outlines a wellness plan that can incorporate a blend of corrective exercises, herbal supplements, and whole-food diets.
While not working on a second doctorate in neurology and pediatrics and helping kids with ear infections and autism, Dr. Moe Hazimi helps others lead a pain-free life. He accomplishes a range of services, including adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and physical therapy, which can help relieve a number of ailments besides pain, including allergies and asthma. Working holistically to treat the cause and not just the symptoms, he also offers wellness planning and nutrition counseling.
Pistons player Tayshaun Prince may have a few feet on Dr. Shuyun Xu, but when it comes to treating pain and walking through doorways without ducking, she’s the star. A photo of the towering NBA player and Dr. Xu on her website shows the pair beaming after a session, speaking to the adeptness of her skills and the warmth of her personality. Both her talent and joy stem from a life spent helping others. Dr. Xu’s quest toward holistic healing began when she was 5 and started learning traditional Chinese techniques from her mother and grandmother. She went on to study at some of China’s leading universities and hospitals before importing her skills to Troy Acupuncture Center. Here, her patients reap the benefits of her learning through acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion treatments.
All three traditional Chinese practices aim to unblock chi—energy that flows through the body along channels. Through the insertion of fine acupuncture needles, pressure from cupping, or the burning of moxibustion’s signature herb, Dr. Xu frees blocked chi and helps assuage a plethora of conditions ranging from insomnia and smoking addiction to infertility and hypertension.
The therapists at First Oriental Therapy Center help bodies and minds heal themselves with relaxing massage and acupuncture services. While they’re versed in traditional massage techniques—such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone—therapists also reduce headaches with cranio-sacral therapy and release bad energy by caressing acupressure points. Likewise, their acupuncture treatments correct imbalanced pathways with thin needles placed at the body’s energy hotspot and birthmarks in the shape of I-75.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
Under the tutelage of ranked professional fighter Abel Perry, New Era Fight Center educates and trains would-be ringmasters regardless of schedule or skill level. Students can approach the sweet science from a practical fitness perspective through boxing classes, or learn the finer points of orchestrating a right cross through the inspirational training montages taught during evening classes. One month of membership grants full access to the gym's entire schedule of classes, including a daytime Boxing Bootcamp class targeted toward women. The bustling boxing gym also offers one-on-one training sessions for advanced and competitive fighters, and offers open-gym times throughout the day for hours of uninterrupted shouting matches with the heavy bag.