Board-certified by the state of California, the acupuncturists at Acu-Lounge have worked with countless patients to help address issues ranging from headaches to insomnia. After a consultation and examination, practitioners place hair-thin needles across parts of the body that correspond to different ailments or that aren't currently wearing thimbles. Once the needles have been placed, clients can relax for up to an hour in a quiet room with other patients before the needles are removed and the session draws to a close.
Acupuncture runs in Dustin Siena's family. Following in the footsteps of his father, a physician who began using acupuncture in 1973, Dustin opened his own practice at the turn of the 21st century and has been caring for his patients ever since. In addition to acupuncture, his techniques and services include Chinese herbal medicine, auriculotherapy, qi-gong, meditation, and nutrition, among others. One-on-one private sessions ensure a personal and therapeutic environment, tailored to the client's needs.
Like its name, Chiropuncture, Inc. is a hybrid. Only the two distinct things the center combines aren't acupuncture and chiropractic?those practices often go hand-in-hand?but rather a holistic medical clinic and a traditional spa. The former is the domain of Doctor of Chiropractic Danny Lai, who has been running a chiropractic clinic since 1997, and has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2005. Dr. Lai sees each chiropractic patient personally, adapting his treatment regimen to the patient's specific maladies, be they arthritis and migraines or ADHD, anxiety, and insomnia. He speaks English, Vietnamese, and Spanish, so communicating with him is easier than talking to a fern that only knows Swahili.
The second side of the center, the spa, has some reassuring credentials of its own. It uses the popular Dermalogica line of products in its skincare services, which include a Power Regeneration treatment for mature skin and a revitalizing eye rescue that erases the dark circles that appear under eyes when you haven't had enough rest or have fallen for the old "inky kaleidoscope" trick again. The rest of the menu is a grab bag of waxing services, massages, and synthetic-lash and makeup applications.
In 10 minutes, the staff at Vibrate For Health wants clients to achieve the benefits of an one-hour workout without taking a single step. As clients stand atop the patented vibrating platform, their muscles contract to resist the movement. Vibrate For Health boasts that this resistance can accelerate weight loss, increase blood circulation, and enhance balance for tightrope commutes.
California board-certified acupuncturist and clinical Chinese herbalist Jennifer Rose assists her patients with such concerns as pain management, stress, emotional discontent, digestion, and sleeping difficulties. Before commencing any service, she conducts a consultation with the patient to ensure the chosen treatment, whether it be acupuncture, cupping, or moxibustion, is appropriate. She assesses the individual’s medical history, answers any questions, and ascertains goals for the treatment. Jennifer also offers nutritional and herbal counseling, and she works with patients on meditation and breathing techniques.