As a vegetarian teen exploring meditation and yoga, Kathryn Knox probably did not expect that as an adult, she would cement her interest in the intersection of spirituality and health with a stint in the military and a grueling exam. The path to becoming a board-certified doctor of naturopathy and opening A Touch of Grace began with jobs in a health-food restaurant, a health-food store, and a health and fitness club carved out inside a giant apple. Along the way, she complimented her growing knowledge of nutrition with massage therapy and yoga-teacher training. Her progress was interrupted by a two-year enlistment in the U.S. Army, where she entered the 10th Special Forces, a Green Beret unit. Her curiosity about human physiology only deepened when she was away, so she became a licensed emergency medical technician after her enlistment, showing a proficiency that earned her a scholarship to nursing school. Drawn still to holistic healing, she turned down the offer and instead pursued energy healing and completed the Naturopathic Physicians course at Trinity College.
Now she oversees A Touch of Grace with more than a quarter century of experience. Massage is her principle focus, given that she is skilled in 14 modalities. Among them are traditional Swedish and deep-tissue therapies that relax and heal injury, respectively, a Hawaiian style that mimics the roll of the ocean, and a series that eases women's bodies during pregnancy. As a doctor of naturopathy, she can evaluate your health with a 10-point exam that results in programs of Isotonix supplements and herbal tinctures.
For more than five years, founder of Renaissance Chiropractic Life Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Upchurch, suffered from lower-back pain and sciatica, often going for days with numb hands and the inability to stand. His standard medical treatment involved taking pills, but these evinced little change in his condition until he submitted himself to chiropractic care. Inspired by his dramatic transformation, Dr. Upchurch entered Life Chiropractic College, where he mastered the spinal-manipulation techniques that helped restore his own health. Dr. Upchurch uses these natural methods to assuage the aches of his clients and continues to receive regular adjustments himself to gird his active lifestyle and prevent his vertebrae from fossilizing. Also available through his practice are nutritional counsel, lifestyle advising, and therapeutic massage.
As a young man, Dr. Orvis set his sights on becoming a chiropractor. A Doctorate at Sherman College of Chiropractic fulfilled his childhood dream and allowed Dr. Orvis to not only treat patients? pain, but help them prevent further aches. His chiropractic adjustments alleviate dozens of ailments, including migraines, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Each patient receives a custom treatment plan that can combine adjustments with massage therapy to further heal bodies. Dr. Orvis also works with patients to improve their eating habits with any necessary supplements.
Mind and Body Acupuncture is helmed by licensed acupuncturist Amad Elia, who holds a Masters of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. Here, he uses acupuncture to help patients struggling with conditions ranging from back pain to insomnia. By inserting ultra-fine needles at specific points along the body, he aims to help restore proper flow of qi or the body's vital energy throughout the physique and stimulate the body's own natural healing abilities. During the relaxing appointments, the needle insertions are almost imperceptible, just like a massage from a ghost, and some patients have even been known to fall asleep.
After a back injury downed him on the varsity football field of his high school, David Sinawi sought medical treatment. Thanks to the handiwork of a skilled chiropractor, he soon recovered and discovered a passion that would shape his professional life.
Now the chiropractor behind Complete Spine & Joint Center, he offers his patients the same quality treatment he received, employing diversified chiropractic techniques, massage therapy, and spinal rehabilitation. He also uses lifestyle-advice sessions and nutritional counseling to help patients identify and eliminate unhealthy habits, such as riding on the butler's shoulders to work instead of walking.
Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Tominello has been a believer in the healing potential of spinal care since the age of 10, when he received his first chiropractic treatment. Since then, he has gotten taller, graduated from the Life College School of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and logged more than 15 years practicing holistic medicine. Dr. Tominello takes satisfaction in helping his patients find relief from pain, and refers them to other healthcare providers when they have an ailment outside of his wheelhouse.