The Joint has a simple mission: 'to improve people's lives with routine and affordable chiropractic care.' Their team of skilled chiropractors operate on an appointment-free basis, helping to ensure that people can receive treatment despite busy schedules, and membership programs help to keep costs low.
This location is a Harkins Chiropractic Corp PC, facility operated and managed by The Joint.
Today, Melissa Toyoshima is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. There was a time, however, during her undergraduate education, when Melissa suffered from chronic pain and endocrine disorders. When Western medicine failed to give her answers, Melissa turned to nutrition, herbs, and acupuncture to heal herself. That experience drove her to advance her studies in traditional Chinese medicine in order to help others suffering from pain. And because of her past experiences, Melissa is able to easily relate to her clients. At Wise Acupuncture, she uses a multidisciplinary approach—education, diet, and lifestyle—to treat a variety of conditions.
Licensed acupuncturist Julia Wu follows the ancient healing methods of Chinese medicine at Simple Health Acupuncture, seeking out the roots of the medical issue at hand and addressing it with natural means. She tailors her treatments to fit the needs of each patient, concocting a restorative recipe from services such as acupuncture, acupressure, and tui-na massage. Her treatments work to not only relieve pain and heal physical ailments, but also to promote improvements in energy and productivity. For example, her work may help a writer overcome a cramp in both his hand and his writing process as he works to complete the biography of his cat.
Lauren Clark’s hands hide a number of skills. In addition to their normal functions of waving hello or carving Hello into bricks and throwing them down a well, they’ve been trained to deliver combinations of traditional massage and reiki healing. Lauren believes that happiness is a product of a balanced mind, body, and spirit. Her goal, in addition to extinguishing soreness, stress, and other physical maladies, is to help clients emerge from the mire of daily stress to find growth and happiness, like the blooming flower from which her practice takes its name.
But Lauren’s complex understanding of energy extends past the human body. Living spaces, too, contain energy, and Lauren applies her knowledge of energy flow to help arrange rooms and create harmonious, uncluttered spatial relationships.
At Skyline Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Sheila Homer utilizes an FDA-approved spinal-decompression system to alleviate pain throughout the back and neck. Clients lounge atop the decompression table as the machine slowly stretches the spine to correct herniated, bulging, degenerated, and slipped disks in both the neck and back, and ultimately dissipate pain and stress.
Though spinal decompression is the specialty at Skyline, Dr. Homer offers other treatments as well. She uses acupuncture to treat everything from headaches to arthritis, cold-laser therapy to lessen inflammation, and massage to soothe sore muscles and feed the shoulder blades' hunger for human touch.