Growing up in Kenya, Akinyi Osano experienced a variety of healing techniques. Her mother used traditional medicine to cure basic ailments, and her father shepherded the family to a western-trained doctor whenever sickness hit. Years later, she learned that the traditional medicine of her people in West Kenya was very similar to traditional Chinese medicine. She was intrigued, and began to educate herself more on alternative healing techniques that bypassed the need for drugs or invasive procedures.
Today, Akinyi is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncturist with certifications in Chinese nutrition, homeopathy, and a number of other modalities. At Acupuncture Herbs Clinic, she gently treats patients' fertility issues and chronic pain using hair-thin acupuncture needles. To help patients combat pain even further, Akinyi may also integrate cupping treatments, herbal medicine, or body suits constructed out of bubble wrap into treatment plans.
Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Paul Murphy draws on 15 years of experience when helping patients address myriad health issues. During acupuncture treatments, he deftly inserts sterilized, disposable needles into specific body parts, aiming to eliminate pain and restore bodily balance. The needles are very thin, and cause no pain as they safely and effectively address such ailments as lower-back pain, infertility, or chronic ticklishness. Paul is also certified to perform low-level LASER therapy, which he uses to treat skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, and eczema.
Seneca Anderson, licensed acupuncturist, naturopath, and founder of Longevity Health Center, takes a holistic approach to overall health, treating patients with the additional expertise of his attentive staff. Comprehensive services guide patients down the road to overall wellness, abating chronic ailments and curbing poor eating habits. Tools to achieve such goals include bio-energetic evaluation, a method for identifying the environmental toxins that contribute to chronic ailments, as well as chiropractic care and massage therapy. The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, a means of balancing bodily energy and communing with the spirits of ancient hedgehogs, can alleviate the vice-like pain of headaches and the discomfort of stomach issues, among other maladies.
National-board-certified acupuncture physician Cari Cater and her business partner Deirdre Layne ground the Atlanta Center for Energy Medicine on a foundation of a combined 32 years of experience in alternative medicine. Each cofounder brings a different specialty to the treatment table, with Cater specializing in the meridian manipulation of acupuncture and the brain analysis of NeuroLink services and Layne concentrating on Energy Healing for those suffering from injury, depression, or espresso overdose. The company's healing quiver carries other such ammunition as natural cosmetic medicine, cranial-sacral therapy, and allergy elimination.
Cobb Acupuncture Healthcare Center, located on the Emory-Adventist Hospital Campus in Smyrna, operates under the leadership of licensed acupuncturist Esther Kim, who takes a holistic approach to wellness. She believes that the only way to help clients heal is to treat the root of the problem and not just the symptoms, and works to find alternative healing solutions to surgery, aggressive drugs, and embarrassing boo-boo kisses from your mother. Esther specializes in chronic pain, neuropathy, and infertility issues, and recommends Chinese herbal medicines and specific acupuncture treatments during individual consultations with patients. Clients' journey toward wellness might also include cupping or moxibustion treatments, which can help alleviate anything from mirgraines to the effects from chemo-radiation.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus?the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.