Dr. Lien-jiun Lee and the spa therapists at Ageless Wellness Center combine traditional Chinese medicine with Western practices to holistically heal, rejuvenate, and relax bodies. Dr. Lee employs knowledge acquired while earning a master’s degree in Chinese medicine and psychology to provide oriental medicine treatments and analysis of why patients dream in Mandarin. Elegant Asian décor gild private treatment rooms where patients enjoy a variety of spa and wellness services including facials, massage therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and metabolism-boosting weight-loss programs.
Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center restores bodies to factory conditions with a combination of massage and reflexology services. Deft hands glide over backs in either a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, employing long, light strokes to dispel tension or pinpointed kneads to render backs as knot-free as a velcro convention. Staffers then turn to clients' feet, prodding reflexive points to improve circulation and relieve stress in associated locations throughout the body. After the soothing barrage of both treatments, bodies emerge relaxed enough to meditate on a Wall Street trading floor.
As a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist, Abraham Lim specializes in relieving chronic pain and helping his clients overcome ailments such as insomnia and depression. He accomplishes this by adopting a holistic and naturalistic approach that's based on the millennia-old teachings of traditional Chinese medicine.
Lim’s acupuncture treatments mainly help clients find relief by correcting energetic imbalances and reenergizing the body’s natural healing capabilities, but he can also use his ultra-thin needles for cosmetic purposes. Such procedures stimulate collagen production throughout the face to dramatically improve skin tone and texture without resorting to surgical facelifts or Botox injections. Herbal remedies similarly restore a sense of balance to the body as organic medicines derived from roots, bark, seeds, flowers, and leaves help alleviate symptoms caused by everything from allergies to fatigue.
Clients at Meridian Wellness Center are steeped in relaxation from the moment they enter its tranquil facilities. In the lobby, verdant plants and vibrant flowers perch near stone sculptures as guests recline on plush chairs situated beneath earth-toned abstract paintings. Certified staff then lead them behind rich purple curtains and down a long hallway that opens onto private rooms, where they will lend their expertise in reflexology, acupressure, and acupuncture to help clients release stress, relieve back pain, and learn to love needles.
Fonghsien Lu Chang's holistic medical training has taken her from Taiwan and China to the Mid-Atlantic, where she performs acupuncture and acupressure treatments on aching and ailing bodies. She supplements many of her needling and kneading therapies with traditional Chinese herbal regimens and specializes in treating concerns such as hormonal imbalances, weight loss, and acute cases of cooties. Electro-therapy treatments help manage certain types of pain, and reflexology sessions home in on specific points on the soles.
Doctor of Oriental Medicine Yon Sik Choe has been practicing acupuncture for so long—more than 40 years—he likely knows a few of his patients' great-grandchildren. The board-certified acupuncturist continues to extend his impressive career at New Life Acupuncture. There, his expertise on where to place the fine acupuncture needles on the body helps treat everything from back pain to headaches, which are when you pull your brain muscle.