Your Groupon covers a cleaning to get your pretzel-snappers as white as really good typing paper. The hygienists at Ashton customize cleanings for your specific gum and bone health, using medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses when necessary to ensure optimum cleanliness and minimal discomfort. You’ll also get an x-ray evaluation to see if any of the tooth fairy’s vengeful hexes have taken root. Ashton uses digital x-rays, which provide a high level of accuracy and use less radiation than traditional methods, such as pixies with magnifying glasses, and hunches. Finally, your Groupon covers an exam by one of Ashton’s friendly and professional dentists.
The holistic instructors at the Tai Sophia Institute spread health-minded minds with a generous helping of salubrious knowledge. Skilled staff members demonstrate the execution of whole-food recipes with engaging instructions and samples to occupy wagging tongues. Soak up seasonal, antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and beans assembled in flavorful concoctions that can be easily replicated in home kitchens. As an aid to healthful recipes, each client will walk away with printed info to guide healthy lifestyle changes and a nutritional cleanse.
"I am magnificent. I am powerful," is the mantra fitness instructor Carl J. Powell III strives to instill into his students, hoping to empower them with the knowledge that they can take charge of their health. To help students make these changes, Carl—a wellness guru who has been featured in Ebony magazine—has made more than 20 fitness videos, and has traveled the world training dancers. His team of instructors leads private and group fitness classes at The Magnificent Body. They lead Pilates, yoga, and three styles of barre, which blends ballet, yoga, and Pilates exercises to sculpt long, lean figures. Before students come to their first class, Carl assesses their athletic abilities and fitness goals in a 30-minute personal consultation.
Further encouraging folks to live healthier lifestyles, Carl hosts Magnificent Living, a one-hour talk show that airs on Laurel Cable. Six days a week, he doles out exercise and diet advice, such as eating fruits and veggies instead of butter sculptures.
Licensed acupuncturist Andy Mo has a PhD in Oriental Medicine and employs holistic treatments to restore whole-body harmony to patients at AJ Acupuncture Clinic. Born and raised in Korea, he learned the ancient techniques of acupuncture theory from his uncle, also a trained acupuncturist. Every new patient visit begins with an in-depth interview and exam, allowing him to understand the client’s health history and current concerns. Dr. Mo then determines the correct course of action for conditions such as sports injuries, arthritis, diabetes, stress, and neck injury from wearing steel fedoras. If Dr. Mo feels that acupuncture will be effective, he places small, sterile, one-use stainless-steel needles at specific points on the body in an effort to unblock energy pathways, a natural way to maintain health and well-being. In addition to acupuncture, he also prescribes herbal medicine, and triggers healing with the firm pressure of acupressure and the vacuum of cupping.
Licensed podiatrists Dr. Francis J. Smith and Dr. Michael A. Klein deliver soothing relief to feet and ankles aching from infections, poor circulation, and arthritis. Operating out of two facilities, the doctors work with such advanced technology as the OssaTron shock-wave system, which treats conditions of the bone, joint, and tendon, and specially designed lasers that painlessly wipe away bacteria tucked beneath nail beds. The staff ensure that patients thoroughly understand their treatments beforehand, and work to offer each one a comfortable, educational visit and free hourly puppet shows at the receptionist’s desk.
Dr. Mujtaba Yahya is responsible for a lot of smiles you can see around Laurel. That’s because he and his associates at Access Dental Care use state-of-the-art technology to offer a wide range of dental and health services. Besides taking digital x-rays to detect cavities and other issues, they might rely on a miniature camera to view and photograph areas of concern in the mouth, or they might use the Cerec system to create ceramic dental restorations in one visit. They can even treat sleep apnea, a condition that, like giving a successful wedding toast, requires removing obstructions from the mouth.