Armed with a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Douglas Wingate of Parkway Acupuncture and Wellness pulls from various healing disciplines, including direct trigger-point therapy and the Japanese meridian approach, to create customized treatments centered on the individual’s needs and preferences. By doing so, he’s capable of treating a variety of conditions that range from arthritis to urinary-tract infections. His specialty however, is treating emotional conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as neurocognitive difficulties that come along with a concussion or other head trauma.
Acupuncturist Siamak Shirazi has a secret that he’s dying to share—acupuncture isn’t just for aches and pains anymore. Guided by his learned hands, the therapeutic needles of the ancient Chinese treatment can also erase the fine lines associated with aging, boosting circulation and collagen production and leaving faces looking younger. So, when he’s not busy sharing his cosmetic acupuncture skills on television, he's treating clients at 2bwell Clinic, a holistic healing studio dedicated to easing clients’ needs through preventive care, community wellness. Practitioners including massage therapists, naturopathic physicians, dieticians, and a breath-work specialist work together to devise integrative healthcare solutions and bust vitamin smuggling rings.
Bodywork expertise and compassion collide at Metis Clinics, making treatments both physically and emotionally refreshing. The center's acupuncturists and massage therapists follow the lead of founder Anita Tadavarthy, who's not only a master of traditional Oriental Medicine, but also a humanitarian who ran a free treatment clinic in Repalle, India, for four months in 2007 and continues to donate 10% of her profits to the same clinic.
Today, the team at Metis addresses a wide range of chronic aches and wellness concerns, including back pain, migraines, and weight loss. In addition to traditional acupuncture and massage techniques, the practitioners use herbs, Tuina bodywork, cupping, and breathing exercises to help their clients find balance.
Oswego Water's biofeedback researchers encourage visitors to take advantage of the many potential health benefits of pure, ionized Kangen water. According to their H20 experts, ionized water absorbs quicker into the body for more efficient hydration and comprises powerful antioxidant properties. Oswego Water's ionic footbaths use the augmented water to rid the body of harmful toxins attained from watching too much reality television. Their facility also invites wellness experts to speak to the public, including recent visits by a raw-foodist bodybuilder and local naturopath.
The six naturopathic physicians and the resident acupuncturist at Oswego Progressive Medicine combine primary care, integrative thinking, and alternative therapies to help to balance their clients' bodies inside and out. The team's services include relieving allergies with sensitivity assessments conducted through a third-party, CLIA-accredited clinical laboratory before creating a comprehensive dietary strategy that enumerates which foods to avoid and which color broccoli to wear as a brooch.
Bodies feeling the effects of DHEA, cortisol, and other hormone imbalances undergo hormone testing before practitioners whip up custom treatment plans to tackle the problem. Detoxification programs integrate IV chelation therapy and medical-grade nutritional supplementation to purify internal systems. The practice's doctors also provide naturopathic oncology services, which fuse conventional Western medicine with natural compounds in the face of cancer.
At Mountain Park Health Clinic, Dr. Kenneth Rifkin channels more than 30 years of experience in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture to attempt to bring down nail fungus with quick laser treatments. During the procedure, Dr. Rifkin administers a laser treatment to the nail bed, breaking down nail fungus with heat gentle enough not to wake any penguins the patient may be cradling. The heat aides in the treatment of the nail bed's infection, hopefully resulting in a gradual return of rosy, healthy nails. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and helps to bestow clients with confidence in their digits during winter vacations to the islands and postgame handshakes with the opposing team's hot-dog vendor.
The team of holistic healers at G & L Acupuncture and Wellness Center manipulates the body’s healing energies from the inside out with combinations of acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs. Disharmonious meridians wreaking havoc in the form of chronic pain, digestive issues, or headaches come into alignment with acupuncture or Tuina massage. Chinese herbs combine the benefits of plant-based medications with the joy of swallowing pills to maintain the therapeutic momentum of acupuncture and Tuina massage.
Although they adhere to the same philosophy of holistic healing, each member of the team brings their own unique skill set and experiences to the practice. Two acupuncturists with backgrounds working in a 500-bed Chinese hospital join together with an acupuncturist who trained in physical therapy and one who trained in applied physics.