Nothing piques Paul Schwartz's curiosity more than spirituality. As a teen he devoured books on Buddhism and Taoism, and throughout his 20s and 30s those readings inspired adventures with Buddhist monks, qi gong teachers, and Sufi masters. He eventually turned to Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist, but despite the spirituality of the discipline, he found he was uninspired and was placing his patients into preconceived diagnostic boxes. It wasn’t until Paul discovered the diverse world of quantum physics, subtle energy medicine, and shamanism that he became inspired to help heal people both physically and spiritually by learning to trust his intuition.
Now, the licensed Chinese medicine practitioner relieves physical and emotional pain and encourages self-empowerment at SoulBody Medicine. Paul specializes in acupuncture, herbal remedies, and creative exercises to trump internal-energy blocks. He also embraces noninvasive modern technology, easing muscle pain with electric acupuncture and using microcurrents to improve skin texture, diminish breakouts, and freeze ticking biological clocks.
The field of chiropractic therapy is based on the idea that the body can heal itself, but it needs a little help doing it sometimes. Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Hansen strives to unlock this potential by keeping spines in alignment and nervous systems balanced. Spinal adjustment is only one element of this body-mending toolbox, as the clinic also calls on extremity adjustments, gait analyses, rehabilitative exercises, and massage therapy to bring patients back to a pain-free existence.
Performed by licensed therapists Nataliya Vabishchevich and ReBecca Lavin, massage treatments not only reduce stress, tension, and the likelihood of spontaneously combusting during routine meetings, but it also bolsters rehab regimens and boosts immunity. Like every treatment at Eastside Life Chiropractic, the massage therapists customize their services to the needs of each client, adjusting pressure, focus, and technique to achieve the best possible result.
It’s a chiropractic office, but there’s no unsettling back cracking or jostling adjustments at inBalance Wellness Center. Instead, lead physician Dr. McFadden uses a genlte, but effective, chiropractic method: the upper-cervical technique. By simply focusing on the top vertebra in the neck, the Atlas, the doctor can gently correct problems throughout the entire spine and nervous system without using sharp spinal twists or forcing clients to drop the giant globe they are balancing on their neck. Once the body is rebalanced, it can revert to its natural homeostatic state.
In addition to offering spinal services, inBalance Wellness Center also provides on-site brain-wave balancing. Certified by the Brain State Technologies as a Brain Wave technologist, Mary McFadden uses neuro-feedback technology to help the body heal itself. Massage, weight-loss, and nutritional services round out the center’s holistic modalities.
Todd Hymel was chugging along, getting his bachelor’s degree from LSU when the universe intervened. While meditating with his friends in Santa Fe, Todd had a vision that directed him to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Packing up just his bike, tent, sleeping bag, and some summer clothes, Todd set out for Seattle to study at Bastyr University. Acupuncture Clinic NW represents the culmination of Todd’s journey, where he and his fellow practitioners balance bodies using traditional Eastern medicine. Clients can seek solace from pain through traditional acupuncture, cupping, herbal remedies, or bodywork that blends acupressure with shiatsu.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
Doctor of Chiropractic Ian Williams aims to realign the spines of all patients from babies to seniors. He also focuses his attention on cranial issues that range from vision and hearing problems to migraines and TMJ. Additionally, a licensed massage therapist works tender muscles with deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and trigger-point-therapy modalities.