Reflexologist Phaedra Neely approaches health care through the two opposite ends of the body: the feet and face. Her reflexology treatments aim to heal the body’s maladies through their interconnectedness with specific organs of the body. By delivering strategic pressures and stimulations to the feet or face, she aims to generate a healing response from a corresponding organ through the nerves, a healing method known to have originated in Asia thousands of years ago. Her holistic services also include reiki, the practice of unblocking and realigning the body's energies to stimulate healing.
The child of chiropractors, Phaedra got exposed to holistic health techniques early in life. Through her career, she has expanded her understanding of the body's inner communications and the spleen’s poor handwriting, beginning with her studies at the Kristine Walker School of Reflexology in England. In 2004, she returned to the States and now continues her education in holistic health by studying additional forms of healing such as ear reflexology and ionic cleansing.
"The only way to kick your sugar habit or your carb cravings is to go cold turkey," according to holistic health coach Megan McKinley. At Crave Wholeness, McKinley preaches this message as part of a nutrition program that helps to eliminate cravings and support metabolism without a restrictive diet or hours of gym time. The goal of her coaching is to empower clients to take control of their energy levels, mood, and overall wellbeing by revising the way they look at food. In McKinley's experience, helping people detect the food sensitivities they didn't realize they had is the single most effective way to battle bloat and aid inch loss.
Soothing earth tones and potted plants decorate the interior of Raleigh Specific Chiropractic, where husband-and-wife Doctors of Chiropractic James and Jill Winget dismiss back pain. Both doctors were initially inspired by personal experiences; through chiropractic care, Jill found relief from childhood headaches, and James found relief from disc herniation sustained in university-level wrestling. Therapeutic exercises, spinal-decompression therapy, and spinal sleeping aids are just a few of the tools they use to heal patients.
Doctor of Chiropractic Allen Ashforth grew up in awe of his father’s chiropractor. The capable doctor guided his father, who suffered from serious spinal troubles, through the regular adjustments and stretches that gradually improved the man's mobility and Sega Genesis scores. Dr. Ashforth watched his dad transform before his eyes from a lethargic man with chronic pain to an energetic, fit, and happier father.
With this inspiration in his heart, Dr. Ashforth charged into a career in chiropractic medicine, at first focusing mainly on helping athletes improve their mobility. Throughout the course of his 20-year practice, the doctor has expanded his expertise to include nonathletes, people dealing with chronic pain, and anyone in search of a way to improve their overall wellness.
Today Dr. Ashforth's treatments make use of traditional chiropractic techniques alongside advanced technology, including cold-laser therapy, which is designed to speed the healing process by stimulating the body’s growth of new cells and nice, ripe apples to be eaten once a day.
At Ananda, each person is guided along the journey to healing and blissful existence by the experienced hands of Anisha Desai, a licensed acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and medical Qi Gong therapist. Patients first receive a consultation that addresses their health concerns, teaches them about Chinese medicine, and evaluates their wellness level through a physical examination. Then, during a comfortable 90-minute acupuncture session, stress is relieved by the loving energy manipulations of small, thin needles. For no additional cost, patients may request cupping, which places vacuum suction cups that would put even the most talented octopus to shame on qi pathways in the back for five to ten minutes in order to diminish pain, or Qi Gong therapy, a movement technique said to aid in restoring the balance of all-important qi.
For over 10 years Dr. Carpenter has been sharing his passion for wellness through his motto “Eat Well, Move Well, and Think Well”. He brings an integrated approach to naturally restoring health with advanced clinical training in Sports Medicine, Pediatric and Pregnancy care, Whole Food Nutrition, and Posture Correction.