This clinic’s certified acupuncturists tailor treatment plans that draw on the holistic mindset of traditional Chinese medicine to promote their clients’ overall health. Sessions may combine procedures including cupping and tui na massage with herbal products to address the bodily imbalances that contribute to disease. During acupuncture treatments, the specialists place sterilized, single-use needles on specific anatomical areas, working to correct issues such as arthritis, stress, and headaches caused by wearing ice-cream hats.
An NCCAOM board-certified acupuncture physician, Scott D. Nelson employs a plethora of wellness-inducing services to fight such maladies as back pain and stress and promote weight loss and fertility. Initial acupuncture visits begin with a consultation, during which Scott takes the long view of an individual's overall health, assesses their goals for treatment, and measures their anxiety level by suddenly popping a balloon. Afterward and on subsequent visits, he inserts very thin needles at key points on the body's energy pathways to release pent-up qi and restore the patient's vitality. Patients averse to needle-based therapy can opt for one of Scott's non-needle modalities, which extend to moxibustion, cupping, and electrotherapy, each adept at relieving chronic pains and aches.
After an unfortunate car accident, Michael Vlahoulis suffered a debilitating spinal injury. Though he benefitted some from physical therapy, he noticed the most significant healing came from massage. As soon as his recovery was complete, he attended the Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. Today, this American Massage Therapy Association member massages muscles into relaxed states. Michael received training in craniosacral therapy and skillfully blends an array of modalities such as connective-tissue release and trigger-point therapy. He uses these techniques to soothe carpal-tunnel syndrome, loosen frozen shoulders, and relieve the pain resultant from hunching over a typewriter all day.
The Chinese medicine experts at Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates have treated more than 30,000 patients since their clinic opened its doors in 1998. Within the comfortable, feng shui-correct treatment rooms, licensed acupuncturists on staff target chronic and acute ailments with fine, sterile needles. Needles aim to restore the flow of energy, or qi, along its designated pathways, carrying away physical, chemical, and emotional stressors in its currents. Common problems treated at the clinic include headaches and back pain, fatigue and depression, or the constant fear that you'll fall through a manhole and be adopted by Ninja Turtles.