Alki Art & Wellness Institute galvanizes overall well-being through holistic techniques designed to promote relaxation, weight loss, pain management, and lifestyle change. In this one-hour session, licensed acupuncturists Traver H. Boehm or Alexandra Carmel will first talk over patients’ needs and concerns to identify the potential sources of discomfort, anxiety, or chronic trapeze-artist inversion. Acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-reducing neurotransmitters and helps balance hormone levels. The ancient Chinese treatment’s fine needles, slipped into the skin near the surface, are nearly imperceptible, but will send a polite thank-you for the invitation to enter and improve the body’s flow of vital energy, or qi.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Bastomski first became interested in problems tied to the nervous system when his youngest son was discovered to have a lazy eye. Eager to understand this specific type of dysfunction and learn interventions that could help his son avoid surgery, Dr. Bastomski went back to school and completed a post-graduate course in neurology. Today, he relies on the holistic practice of neurology to treat neck and back pain, as well as help patients simply maintain their health. His office boasts high-tech gadgets such as deep-muscle lasers, a DeLorean that sends patients back to less achy moments of their lives, and a VAX-D decompression table, which Dr. Bastomski uses to complement services such as spinal adjustments and nutritional counseling.
Dr. Jeff Rynders refers to his work as "core tension release," an approach to medicine that combines various spinal and chiropractic techniques to alleviate aches throughout the body. As the sole provider inside his office, Dr. Rynders always treats his patients one on one. And, instead of depending on machines or elaborate Rube Goldberg setups, he relies mostly on his hands to deliver treatments, which allows him to evaluate and rectify many issues right on the spot. Dr. Rynders also dishes out advice on health-related subjects, including nutrition, exercise, stress, and lifestyle choices.
In 85 offices across the country, chiropractors combine their skills and decades of experience to alleviate soreness and stiffness caused by spinal conditions. In all New Beginnings Chiropractic Offices, chiropractors receive coaching, the most up-to-date training, and daily reports on the condition of the earth?s enormous spinal column.
Dr. Douglas Brooks, D.C., a practicing chiropractor in Bakersfield for more than 24 years, and his staff offer an array of chiropractic services, helping to relax sore backs and realign the bones in the spine. Dr. Brooks specializes in chronic pain, lower back problems, headaches, migraines, and neck pain. A staff of specialists also aids in sculpting and slenderizing the physiques of clients, whether through recommended dietary changes or organic anti-cellulite body wraps and vibration sessions. During each of these 60-minute procedures, a staffer sheaths the patient in an herbal solution that burrows deep into the dermal layer, helping to banish inches and break down stubborn cellulite. Detoxifying properties aim to flush toxins and impurities from the underlying tissue. Dr. Brooks's team of massage therapists perform Swedish and deep-tissue massage to help relieve stress and invigorate the body as well as the mind.
Acupuncturist and Oriental medicine expert Joseph Zen holistically treats his patients for conditions ranging from chronic pain to addiction, making full use of the eponymous Acupuncture and Herbs. Services include acupuncture or acupressure, which similarly access key meridians across the body to help restore balance and eliminate pain or discomfort. Patients may also be supplied with Chinese herbal blends, which draws on more than 5,000 years of knowledge, tradition, and smelling like herbs.