Jeffrey Remer, owner of Eight Gate, applies 19 years of studying Eastern healing techniques to each of his treatments. After receiving his master's degree from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, he studied acupressure, Chinese massage modalities, and zen Shiatsu, then learned constitutional-acupressure-renewal methods from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield at the Chi-Akra Center. He strives to foster health in his clients by working in harmony with Western medicine and in vocal harmony with passing barbershop quartets.
Gigi Badila Cristache, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac., Di. Hom. is no stranger to the world of alternative medicine. The owner of Naphsha Healing Arts holds a master's degree in the classical form of Five Element acupuncture and draws on her knowledge of holistic healing to alleviate ailments, such as emotional or digestive issues, with acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, and homeopathy treatments. To further promote optimal well-being, Gigi also incorporates bioenergetic therapy into treatment plans, which she devises for clients after they participate in a complimentary consultation.
Wayne State University was where Jeffrey Rogers had planned to study sports medicine, but after suffering health problems and witnessing his body’s response to acupuncture treatments, he decided to transfer to the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The change of scenery didn’t alter his goal of helping athletes recover from injuries; it just altered the means of treatment. Today, at Acupuncture Wellness, the board-certified acupuncturist uses fine needles in lieu of surgical tools to treat everything from chronic pain to digestive conditions. Complementary services include moxibustion, cupping, and Chinese herbs that can heal ailments or substitute for basil.
Alpha Lifestyle Center's origins date back to 1986, when the first location in Windsor, Ontario began offering clients the therapeutic benefits of low-level laser treatments. The kindly team of nonmedical specialists wield advanced laser technologies during services designed to achieve weight loss and help smokers finally beat their nicotine addiction. More than 100,000 persons have over the years been nudged toward optimal health via comprehensive programs that utilize the modern magic of laser light energy with added attention to matters of psychological wellness and detoxification, including behavioral-modification techniques and stuffing cigarette papers with menthol-flavored cake frosting.
For years, chronic pain plagued Mark Rogers. He’d tried everything—visits to the chiropractor, traditional bodywork, even back surgery. But it wasn’t until he stumbled upon Bowen therapy that he finally found relief. Originating in Australia, Bowenwork shares few characteristics with other forms of bodywork. Instead of subjecting the body to forceful realignment, the methodology incites self-healing with gentle, precise movements aimed at the muscles, tendons, and nerves. During a typical session, the Bowen practitioner will deliver these moves in a series of patterns, stepping out between each series to allow the brain and body time to process the effects. Within an hour, some clients will feel a reprieve from afflictions ranging from back pain to asthma and depression. Mark also specializes in post-concussion symptoms and issues with infertility. According to Mark, the majority of clients notice a change for the better within three to five sessions.
The form of acupuncture known as Korean Orthodox Saahm Acupuncture, or KOSA, treats patients using less needles inserted at shallower depths while achieving fast and long lasting results. According to KOSA, the methods were invented about 400 years ago by Saahm, a Korean ascetic who, upon his death, took the practice's secrets to his grave. His books were rediscovered in the 1950s, however, and they became the basis of a new school of thought on the medical technique. Today, the acupuncturists at KOSA Acupuncture use Saahm's findings to relieve arthritis, allergies, symptoms caused by cancer, bronchitis, multiple sclerosis, and acute or chronic ailments.
Acupuncturist Soya Lee totes an impressive resumé that includes a master's degree in traditional oriental medicine. This expertise helps her administer tailored homeopathic services that include—in addition to the 2,500-year-old art of acupuncture—moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha. Through Chinese herbs, acupressure points, or stream-of-consciousness poetry, Lee's holistic therapies treat and abate a range of mental and physical conditions.