Holistic chiropractor and naturopathic doctor Reuven Bekermus helms Hudson Valley Holistic Center, where he uses chiropractic and natural techniques to help treat his patients. His services include spinal correction and corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling, and massage therapy. He treats conditions such as allergies, depression, stress, and skin conditions.
Just as an interstate can become congested with traffic, the flow of life-force energy can become backed up and suppress the body's natural immune response. That's where D.J. Kim comes in. By inserting thin sterilized needles into various meridians along the face and body, Kim hopes to stimulate natural healing abilities to promote weight loss, rejuvenate the complexion, or heal ailments ranging from migraines to infertility.
A mother and her teenage daughter stand at the counter side-by-side, chop, chop, chopping in unison. Neither have cooked much with vegetables before, but under the friendly guidance of experts, they find their veggie phobias fading. This is a recurring theme within The Food Evolution's kitchen, where students learn to toss their culinary insecurities into the flames and begin having fun with meal prep.
At The Food Evolution, which Diane Hoch founded in 2010, students aged 16 and older learn from professional instructors how to create healthful, tasty, preservative-free meals. Classes highlight either techniques or styles of cuisine and vary in levels of participation—from demonstration classes where students observe and take notes, to hands-on courses in which students are required to touch everything with all 10 fingers. In private nutritional-counseling sessions, Diane, a certified nutritional-health counselor, tailors advice and programs to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.
Doctor of Chiropractic Dov Widenbaum heads up the team at Widenbaum Wellness Center, a clinic specializing in holistic therapies. Their "Six Steps to Wellness" include maintaining nervous and skeletal harmony with chiropractic adjustments, filling nutritional potholes with dietary supplements, and purging toxins from the body with ionic footbaths and lasers. These practitioners assess your needs on an individual basis, creating wellness programs that are as personalized as a custom suit made out of all your former Halloween costumes.
Whether performing a routine checkup or root canal, Dr. Sherri Alpert aims to make her patients feel comfortable and relaxed, providing, soft pillows, aromatherapy, and meditative practices with soothing music to help relieve anxiety. Dr. Alpert also takes measures to ensure children are at ease during appointments. She situates them in a treatment room with a colorful mural of marine life, and offers up Wii games, magic tricks, and craft projects. The range of amenities for kids hint at Dr. Alpert’s publishing career: her two books, Attack of the Sugar Bugs and _Cassandra Gets Her Smile Back _, both teach a positive lesson about the importance and ease of keeping teeth clean.
Dr. Lance A. Johnson and his staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists combine their noninvasive skill sets to administer holistic healing without the need for drugs or surgery. He envisions the entire person being well, not just having healthy lungs or healthy knees or healthy banana-peel sensors. This approach, in Dr. Johnson's view, dodges the problem of merely making patients' symptoms go away instead of getting to the root of those symptoms' cause. His staff devotes themselves to getting to this root and, once there, correcting it with such tried and true chiropractic techniques as adjustments, massages, or physical therapy.