Within its environmentally sustainable facility, the staff at Ageless Mi MedSpa combines traditional and naturopathic spa treatments with clinical services often found at doctors’ offices. Plush furniture, plants, and terracotta-tiled floors surrounded by warm, red walls foster a soothing environment for clients, who oust stress via acupuncture, exfoliate skin with microdermabrasions, or plan to shed pounds on the clinic’s weight-loss program.
Above & Beyond Acupuncture's practitioners find the root cause of health problems, alleviate pain, and improve overall wellness with five holistic health modalities. Acupuncture sessions rely on hair-thin needles to ease not only physical pain, but also emotional pain, such as depression and anxiety. Cupping therapy, which is used both alone and in conjunction with treatments such as acupuncture, also assuages pain, as well as helps detoxify the body. Herbal remedies often supplement acupuncture and cupping sessions in order to further help the body heal .
Once pain is alleviated, Above & Beyond's practitioners rely on nutritional guidance and lifestyle coaching to enhance total wellness. During these sessions, the holistic health experts may instruct clients to avoid dairy, to write down life goals, and to keep a food diary about which root vegetables are the cutest.
Stress from work caused Rachelle to try acupuncture as a means of relief. The result—a newfound sense of relaxation—guided her into a career as a licensed acupuncturist herself. Now, she is an expert not only in the art of stimulating chi, or natural energy, but also in performing cupping, electrical-stimulation, and tui na medical-massage treatments. During each of her sessions, she works to alleviate anything from allergies and headaches to digestive disorders and sprained phantom limbs.
Millennia-old treatment modalities and modern technological advancements each have their place at Great Wall Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Drs. Qingsong Xiao and Vance Inouye?who hold a PhD in traditional Chinese medicine and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, respectively?promote patients' well-being with holistic treatments that alleviate painful symptoms while supporting the human body's ability to heal itself naturally over time. To find the root causes of these symptoms, the practitioners employ a variety of noninvasive diagnostic techniques. Approaches include applying gentle pressure to key trigger points to locate sources of withheld tension and analyzing the pulse's strength, pattern, and ability to communicate in Morse code.
From there, it's up to the staff to recommend a treatment regimen specially tailored to address each client's needs. These regimens can incorporate traditional methods, such as acupuncture, tui na bodywork's combination of gentle massage and acupressure, and mixtures of Chinese herbs intended to restore a sense of balance throughout the body's systems. Additionally, technologies such as low-level-laser energy and infrared-light therapy can help alleviate chronic pain, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation throughout the treated area.
Naturopathic physician Dr. Theresa Ramsey, NMD and the staff at Center for Natural Healing help bolster body and mind with holistic wellness services. For swift wellness boosts, Dr. Ramsey injects three sets of B6 and nontoxic methylcobalamin B12 vitamins—which contain no traces of cyanide unlike other varieties of B12—to help spur energy and metabolism levels. Like mayoral run-off elections, guests may request shots weekly or twice weekly. Alternatively, torsos can stretch out for 60 minutes inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber's sealed cylindrical tube, which fits one person or three crash-test dummies, and rejuvenates cells with 100% pressurized oxygen. Throughout the soothing session, operators speak into an intercom system to alert guests of instructions, such as performing exaggerated breaths or yawns to help clear ears for the initial pressure. Once the chamber reaches the appropriate pressure level, guests can rest, meditate, or don a headset to listen to the soothing resonance of silent-movie soundtracks.
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