Dr. Gary Meek joins a team of physicians and a trained staff at Meek Chiropractic to analyze and realign vertebrae of all shapes and sizes. Meek brings an expertise in pregnancy needs, care for athletes, and pediatrics to the table, helping the group bolster the extensive experience that includes treating minor leaguers from the Springfield Cardinals baseball team and athletes from various colleges.
With that experience, they've built up a wide range of treatment plans and methodologies to help realign patients. Depending on your needs, they can administer acupuncture treatments, perform nutritional counseling, and give instruction in corrective exercises, which reinforce the effects of chiropractic care and train you not to sleep on park benches. Their 10,000-square-foot facility is equipped with private exam rooms and a children’s playroom.
Before she was a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Renea Barrett was an intern at a hospital and university in Guangzhou, China. Unlike those of its stateside counterparts, the hospital’s medical room contained more than 200 pots of boiling herbs, each tagged with the patient for which the remedy was being brewed. The university’s pharmacy contained both Western medicines and traditional Chinese formulas, but demand for the latter was perpetually high. When Renea returned to the United States, she brought her newfound understanding of the power of traditional Chinese medicine, which now serves as the cornerstone of Soft Touch Acupuncture.
She combines those traditions with Western techniques in her studio, where patrons sit in clusters of heated recliners. In private rooms, she seeks to bolster the body’s energy with acupressure, and acupuncture targets a wide range of maladies with slim needles that are used once and disposed of, much like a billionaire’s theme park.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage and colonics
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
The first time I recieved a professional massage, I said, OMG; I've got to do this. I was already a [registered nurse], so it was a logical transition... to blend art and science into one career.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
I have a very comfortable setting that is also sanitary without looking sterile.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love massage and colonics equally. They both satisfy different parts of my being. I know I'm making a difference in someone's life, and that is gratifying.
Board certified physicians draw on years of sports medicine experience to help athletes overcome injury at CoxHealth Sport Medicine, which specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and orthopedics. In addition to evaluating injuries and creating recovery plans, staff trainers can work to help athletes fine-tune their golf swing or running form.
Thermography is a form of imaging that detects variations in temperature, which can be helpful to military surveillance teams or to doctors on mission to find abnormalities in the body. "From bombs to busts!" quips Linda Bamber, founder of BRAS-Breast Research Awareness and Support, contemplating the versatility of this noninvasive, radiation-free technology that can detect cancer warning signs years before they would show up on a mammogram.
Linda began hunting for new ways to protect her own health after both her mother and sister were diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to avoid unnecessary drugs and surgeries, so she turned to digital infrared thermal imaging, diet precautions, and breast-centric exercises. She shares all the knowledge she's gleaned over the years through her BRAS franchises, where women can find brassiere-like support and helpful information.
The doctors at Breakthrough Medical Weight Loss treat weight gain as a medical condition, much like a rise in blood pressure or cholesterol. To combat this, they employ an arsenal of medical weight-loss programs that combine the effectiveness of dieting with hormone supplements. Patients follow a specially formulated diet low in fat, sugar, and starches, while also receiving supplements of hormones such as HCG and the amino acids L-carnitine, L-tryptophan, L-tyrosine, and L-phenylalanine.