While she was paying the bills by writing, producing, and casting Hollywood projects, Roxy Han, L.Ac., harbored a secret fascination with health. In her spare time, Han would research health-related topics, and when anyone on set had a headache, a cough, or a sniffling pet rock, she would draw from a well of wellness wisdom to dole out advice. Eventually this earned her a reputation as the unofficial doctor wherever she was, but she didn't switch careers just yet.
Then, at a jujitsu convention, Han reached forward to perform an advanced-level throw on a black-belt fighter. In one painful pop, her shoulder was out of commission. Fortunately, Han's sensei was an acupuncturist, and the skills he demonstrated throughout the following week lessened her injury’s impact. Galvanized by this personal experience, Han trained with master acupuncturists, graduated from her program with honors, and became a professional needle master. Now, with the help of Doctors of Chiropractic Mary Ensign and Rick Fox, skilled acupuncturist Sandy Lee – a former classmate of Han's who specializes in pain relief and psycho-emotional issues – and a team of licensed massage therapists, she holistically treats a range of bodily symptoms.
A passion and appreciation for wellness is the foundation of AcuSpa Wellness Center & Spa. The staff seeks to nurture, restore, and beautify their clients through acupuncture, massage therapy, and spa treatments. During acupuncture, they insert fine needles into the body to restore balance and help the recipients heal from such ailments as depression, hypertension, allergies, and migraines. Along with acupuncture, the state-licensed practitioners use an array of Chinese medical treatments including acussage: a combination of acupuncture and massage. They also preform a cosmetic Chinese facial to promote circulation and reduce puffiness, fine lines, and the likelihood of sour-beer face.
Licensed acupuncturists, a chiropractor, an energy and nutrition specialist, and a cosmetologist make up the team at Origin Natural Care. Together, this holistic crew helps patients find relief from acute and chronic ailments with therapies that restore balance to the body and drive away toxins. To do this they rely not only on acupuncture needles and traditional spinal adjustments, but also on biothermal stones and gadgets that test the wellness and tire pressure of the meridians.
A warm, pleasant interior welcomes soul sacks to Dawna Ara's stress-nullifying sanctuary, where she employs her nurturing, caring presence and certified healing techniques to cleanse the mind and body and mobilize the life force, known as the qi. In an opening consultation, Dawna carefully listens to each patient talk about his or her needs, total health, and competitive jackhammering career before she outlines her procedure and answers questions. During the relaxing, private treatment, gentle needles penetrate the skin and combine with customized therapies to relieve stress and heal a variety of ailments. After tenderly kneading away any lingering tension with a massage, Dawna Ara will conduct another consultation via email and draw on more than 10 years of experience in the health field to provide advice on improving your nutrition and overall health.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbologist Gina Haber treats hormonal imbalances, depression, pregnancy pains, allergies, and other bodily woes with traditional Chinese techniques and healing practices. During a thorough consultation, the needle-wielding practitioner completes a comprehensive medical-history evaluation and a traditional pulse diagnosis of the body's 12 energy channels before determining a diagnosis and potential treatment plan. Next, tension, pains, and hors d'oeuvres are gently skewered and whisked away by individually packaged and sterilized needles during the 30-minute acupuncture session. Finally, nimble digits explore and deconstruct knots and tension like a Boy Scout literature professor.
At Dao Wellness Center, two bilingual licensed acupuncturists have devoted their lives to Chinese medicine—in one case, because Chinese medicine saved his life. Kenneth Hu's childhood was punctuated by frequent trips to the hospital for asthma attacks so severe that, according to his bio, doctors declared him "dangerously close to death" four times. Hu's parents eventually brought him to a Taiwanese herbalist and Chinese-medicine expert, who performed a combination of herbal medicine, acupuncture, and traditional therapies that eventually cured young Kenneth of his asthma. Spellbound by traditional Chinese medicine's healing power, Hu began to study it under the expert's seasoned tutelage and soon relocated to the United States to share his new gifts with others.
Today, Hu and Jason Geng offer everything from skin remedies to whole-body detoxification through their medical acupuncture treatments. To complement the treatments or heal on its own, the ancient tui na modality combines acupressure with medical strokes to clear energy blockages and boost holistic health. Clients can also take home herbal remedies formulated to bump up energy, flush away toxins, or season bland soups.