At Pickerington Allvera Wellness Center, holistic services—as part of the center's mission to help each client achieve balance in their emotional, physical, and mental lives—soothe body and mind. Services range from herbal body wraps that target everything from cellulite to lax skin tone, to therapeutic massages enhanced with hot stones. Far-infrared-sauna treatments help stimulate the body’s natural detoxification process and ease muscle pains with help from penetrative heat, and foot detoxes use an ionic charge to help expel toxic waste and heavy metals, along with all the pennies heels have been hoarding in their loafers.
Urban Acupuncture Center grew out of the shared vision of three friends. Licensed acupuncturists Steve Drugan, Sue Bowlus, and Linda Chun were passionate about the ancient Chinese technique's potential to heal?especially after finding personal relief from conditions such as migraines and sciatica?and wanted to make it accessible to more people. After learning that clinics across the country were offering services on a sliding scale, the trio took a trip to Detroit to visit three community acupuncture centers. They saw people from all walks of life receiving acupuncture treatments together, and, recognizing the need for a similar establishment in Ohio, decided to found their own community-minded clinic.
Today, within the center's open, communal setting, patients relax in cushy leather recliners among Asian-inspired room dividers and multimedia works crafted by local artists while thin, sterile needles alleviate the stresses and imbalances that leave bodies low. Patients await treatment on the reception area?s pew-like bench beside a trickling fountain, where they can focus on centering their energies or finding the moisture needed to affix a temporary tattoo.
The team of doctors, specialists, and therapists at Beecher Wellness Center uses a diverse palette of cutting-edge treatments and natural alternatives in treating physical maladies along the spine and nervous system. Initial examinations reveal musculoskeletal imbalances as well as missing CDs that slipped between vertebrae. At subsequent visits, patients might lie atop the hydro-massage table, which warms up muscles and relaxes joints all over the body with jets of hot water, or lie under lasers that help stimulate damaged tissue to repair itself. Non-surgical Disc Force Spinal Decompression therapy relieves issues such as back pain, herniated discs, degenerative joint disease, and cheek nerves pinched by elderly relatives over the holidays. The process gently restores space between crowded bones according to the exact measurements of a computer, and helps to rehydrate each vertebra with water, oxygen, and nutrients.
Beecher Wellness Center also offers custom medical massage therapy, acupuncture, and other treatments. Technicians harness the LZR7 Laser Allergy Relief system to help alleviate food, seasonal, and environmental allergy symptoms. BrainCore Therapy offers a drugless, non-invasive method to develop customized solutions to neurological conditions such as ADD/ADHD, migraine, memory loss, learning disorders, insomnia, anxiety, fibromyalgia, autism, and more.
Licensed acupuncturist Sarah Kay Roell is passionate about learning. After graduating magna cum laude from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine with her Masters in acupuncture, she went on to complete a yearlong clinic internship before she went to China to study the ancient art for four weeks. Sarah was drawn to the 5,000 year-old form of treatment after acupuncture helped her overcome carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches. Since then, she has been dedicated to learning as much as she can about holistic healing and the lifestyle needed to live past 5,000 years old.
At her wellness clinic, Sarah crafts custom treatment plans that address each client's specific ailments. In addition to acupuncture, alternative treatments can include Fire Cupping, which uses heat to encourage the body's energy flow, and moxibustion, a treatment that achieves similar results but through the application of heated herbs.
After graduating from Southwest Acupuncture College, board-certified acupuncturist Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R. Ac., continued his training through a World Health Organization program in Beijing. Those experiences inform his approach at Arlington Acupuncture Clinic, where he unburdens patients of pain and treats musculoskeletal disorders with acupuncture and oriental-medicine-based procedures. Along with traditional acupuncture techniques, Turpen practices styles such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean acupuncture.
He also relieves guests of ailments through more holistic means, such as reiki, medical qi gong, and medical hypnosis, which can help patrons overcome allergies more effectively than swallowing a grain of pollen and making it a part of you. Joel Jones, a licensed therapist, further assists clients by soothing their muscles during massages.
Ahmed Edwards is an experienced healer who restores well-being with traditional acupuncture as well as needle-free laser acupuncture. When he's not teaching or lecturing on his area of expertise, Edwards specializes in treating auto and workplace injuries, promoting fertility, and treating addiction.
Acupuncture is an ancient discipline involving the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles in order to reduce pain and help the body heal itself. In addition to increasing circulation and reducing inflammation, these treatments promote holistic health by jump-starting the immune and lymphatic systems and by boosting serotonin levels throughout the body. The clinic's laser systems can also treat people during weight-loss and smoking-cessation laser therapy.