For doctors of chiropractic Trent Iverson, Hugh Wegwerth, and Scott Halida, their stories began just as it does for their patients—with an injury or a desire to improve health. Dr. Iverson had a problem with sleepwalking when he was 5, and Dr. Wegwerth lost weight through natural wellness methods. For Dr. Halida, it was a shoulder and elbow injury at age 16. His family urged him to receive chiropractic care for the injury since chiropractors had previously helped his mother, his father, and all of their Halloween decorations. The treatment worked, inspiring Halida to become not just a believer but also a doctor of chiropractic himself.
At Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Drs. Iverson, Wegwerth, and Halida and their caring staff seek to reduce pain and alleviate problems throughout the body, such as headaches and asthma, via adroit spinal manipulations. The staff also provides lifestyle advice and nutrition planning to encourage healthy habits in all facets of life. In the summer of 2012, Dr. Halida earned a spot as an official team chiropractor for athletes competing in London, where he learned to perform spinal adjustments from the left side instead of the right.
Dr. Xiangdong Yu's knowledge of neurology and geriatrics didn't appear overnight. He developed it over years of study that yielded a medical degree, a PhD, and postdoctoral research training at Beijing Hospital's Institute of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology. Nowadays at Jing River Acupuncture, he and acupuncturist Rosemary Britt treat neurological and geriatric conditions using services such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and qigong.
The team at Serene Body Therapy possess an abundant variety of techniques for healing. Each of these is lodged in the heads of expert massage therapists, who pull from their internal pages, guided by intuition, to allay guests’ ailments with trigger-point, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages as well as shiatsu body therapy. Through individual appointments and custom-made integrated-care plans, they assist clients in relaxing or managing deeper health issues, such as chronic migraines and digestion pain. The healing gurus are also part of an extensive referral network that spans practitioners such as chiropractors, physical therapists, and nutritionists who can explain the dangers of eating plastic fruit.
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.
Rather than treating individual symptoms, IHS's Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Schneider seeks out the root source of persistent back, neck, and muscular pain. After mining spines for intel with thorough evaluations and x-rays, he applies precise and gentle adjustments to vertebral misalignments, whipping backbones into perfectly upright baluster dowels. The doctor designs a complete chiropractic-and-wellness program targeted to each client's needs, recommending corrective exercises to be performed at home and pointing patients to optimum health through the clinic's other services, including lifestyle and nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and acupuncture.