Dr. Angelica Farrell sits at the helm of Salud Chiropractic, an integrative and bilingual clinic that offers preventive and corrective care. The doc treats both children and adults who suffer from lower- or upper-back pain, and begins treatment with a complimentary spinal assessment and consultation. She may then take a few x-rays and prescribe a series of spinal adjustments to not only relieve pain but also correct the underlying problem. As a result, patients leave Salud—which means health in Spanish—feeling more energized than a child who just sipped an espresso through a Twizzler.
Licensed acupuncturist Lauren Sugarman believes that good health must be nurtured patiently, much like the plants in a garden. She applies this philosophy while treating her patients with traditional Chinese-medicine treatments. During acupuncture sessions, she inserts hair-thin needles along certain points on the body's energy pathways, redirecting this energy so that it flows unhindered. Facial-rejuvenation acupuncture uses the same techniques to increase blood flow to the face, working to naturally smooth wrinkles and improve muscle tone. Patients who suffer from allergies can treat their symptoms with Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique, a noninvasive combination of acupuncture and other disciplines that relieves reactions to allergens such as pet hair, pollen, and chores.
Calistoga Massage & Chiropractic Center is a chiropractic practice, massage center, massage school, and weight-loss clinic all in one. Its founder, doctor of chiropractic Steven Ticen, has tended to patients for nearly a third of a century with services that run the gamut from chiropractic care and Zerona body contouring to hot-stone massage and spa facials. He employs a number of graduates from his attached massage-therapy school, which teaches students a signature technique, the Calistoga massage?a firm, Swedish?style massage that relieves tension and cures the phobia of other people's fingers.
Nikki Warren recognized a need in her community for a fitness program where women of all fitness levels and ages could let their hair down and workout without fear of being judged as unfeminine. She decided to fill that void herself by starting a tough, no-frills, and functional intense training program for women only. Rounding up some of the best practices and Schwarzenegger-esque one-liners from her career in fitness, Warren and her trainers helm rigorous, yet individualized indoor and outdoor regiments, keeping each member of the group in mind to ensure nobody gets left behind. They provide goal sheets to let each person know what exercises they should focus on during each one-hour class, as well as personalized meal plans designed to help generate results outside the gym.
To Doctors Justin and Kimberly Hoffman, disease is not something that should be treated only with a pill—as naturopathic medical doctors, they posit that all ailments have a strong relationship to one's overall well-being, and that taking a measured, holistic approach can not only alleviate immediate concerns, but also help improve overall health and well being in the long run. Aside from prescribing medications to ailing patients when necessary for conditions such as hormonal imbalance, musculoskeletal injuries, and metabolic imbalances, the doctors also work in tandem with other healthcare providers to help healthy patients maintain their well-being and fortify children against bacteria and HDTV.
At Health Performance Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Darius Bunyad cares for his patients with a whole-body health regimen that easily adjusts to address all body types, from athletes to pregnant women to children. He became a chiropractor because he wanted to fight spinal misalignment—which he says is the root of most aches and pains, particularly those associated with age—and to focus on improving overall wellness. Dr. Bunyad cares so much about this problem that he began volunteering in his home country of Afghanistan in order to help those in need of spinal adjustments and additional medical care. Dr. Bunyad’s compassion and dedication to patient care led him to establish Health Performance Chiropractic in 2011, and he has already overseen the treatment of hundreds of residents with chiropractic services and restorative massage therapy. Because he also believes that overall wellness involves positive self-esteem, Dr. Bunyad uses Zerona laser treatments to reduce inches as well as to help train his laser-tag team, the Fightin' Lumbars, for future battles.