At the helm of Healthy Life Acupuncture Center is Dr. Kimi Gudmundsen, who, besides holding a Ph.D., earned a masters degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and an aesthetician's license. She's able to put her extensive training to good use at the holistic wellness and natural beauty practice, where the treatments run the gamut from healing cold laser therapy to refreshing facials and peels.
Of course, acupuncture is the main specialty here, and Dr. Kimi and her team use the centuries-old technique to help recalibrate internal energy levels and address ailments such as anxiety, pain, and consumption. During the treatment, Dr. Kimi inserts very fine, sterilized needles at precise points, stimulating the body's self-healing mechanisms and redistributing energy flow so that it goes to the areas where it is most needed. The procedure is nearly painless, though some patients may experience a slight tingling sensation, feelings of warmth, or sudden empathy for hedgehogs.
Katherine E. J. Cheon is the esteemed acupuncturist at Healing Tree, and her career path seemed decided from birth. Raised in South Korea, her parents owned a holistic organic-herb farm, and she grew up playing with a wide variety of herbs. This innate passion let her to South Baylo University where she fine-tuned her herbal knowledge and began studying acupuncture. Now a licensed acupuncturist, Katherine is equipped to treat traditional maladies, and also fill the "effectiveness gaps" in conventional Western medicine, treating such issues as chronic back pain, infertility, headaches, and hat hair.
At Empire Wellness, licensed chiropractors and acupuncturists tackle chronic pain and maladies not with an endless attacking of symptoms as they arise, but by aiming to keep the body in a state of wellness. Thorough exams and chiropractic adjustments keep the nervous system in ideal working order, while acupuncture treatments open up blocked passages of flowing energy. In addition to chiropractic treatments, Empire Wellness also offers a range of massage services for both therapy and relaxation, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sport massage, and can be combined with acupuncture to ensure full-body wellness.