The clinical director Doctor of Chiropractic Tanya Dejkunchorn has treated formidable injuries while caring for professional football players and international athletes. Though her patients now rarely complain about being hit by a 350-pound lineman or being yelled at by a rude coach, Dr. Tanya always takes the time to listen to and correct the unique needs of each ailment. Along with her team of physical and massage therapists, she employs natural, noninvasive healing techniques, including acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Pistons player Tayshaun Prince may have a few feet on Dr. Shuyun Xu, but when it comes to treating pain and walking through doorways without ducking, she’s the star. A photo of the towering NBA player and Dr. Xu on her website shows the pair beaming after a session, speaking to the adeptness of her skills and the warmth of her personality. Both her talent and joy stem from a life spent helping others. Dr. Xu’s quest toward holistic healing began when she was 5 and started learning traditional Chinese techniques from her mother and grandmother. She went on to study at some of China’s leading universities and hospitals before importing her skills to Troy Acupuncture Center. Here, her patients reap the benefits of her learning through acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion treatments.
All three traditional Chinese practices aim to unblock chi—energy that flows through the body along channels. Through the insertion of fine acupuncture needles, pressure from cupping, or the burning of moxibustion’s signature herb, Dr. Xu frees blocked chi and helps assuage a plethora of conditions ranging from insomnia and smoking addiction to infertility and hypertension.
Mind and Body Acupuncture is helmed by licensed acupuncturist Amad Elia, who holds a Masters of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. Here, he uses acupuncture to help patients struggling with conditions ranging from back pain to insomnia. By inserting ultra-fine needles at specific points along the body, he aims to help restore proper flow of qi or the body's vital energy throughout the physique and stimulate the body's own natural healing abilities. During the relaxing appointments, the needle insertions are almost imperceptible, just like a massage from a ghost, and some patients have even been known to fall asleep.
Jeffrey Remer, owner of Eight Gate, applies 21 years of studying Eastern healing techniques to each of his treatments. After receiving his master's degree from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, he studied acupressure, Chinese massage modalities, and zen Shiatsu, then learned constitutional-acupressure-renewal methods from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield at the Chi-Akra Center. He strives to foster health in his clients by working in harmony with Western medicine and in vocal harmony with passing barbershop quartets.
Wayne State University was where Jeffrey Rogers had planned to study sports medicine, but after suffering health problems and witnessing his body’s response to acupuncture treatments, he decided to transfer to the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The change of scenery didn’t alter his goal of helping athletes recover from injuries; it just altered the means of treatment. Today, at Acupuncture Wellness, the board-certified acupuncturist uses fine needles in lieu of surgical tools to treat everything from chronic pain to digestive conditions. Complementary services include moxibustion, cupping, and Chinese herbs that can heal ailments or substitute for basil.
Even though she’s already reached professional heights as an Ayurvedic doctor of natural health, Aurore Adamkiewicz isn’t one to rest on her laurels. In addition to her holistic healing endeavors, she’s also written six books, received her aesthetician license, and trained with a licensed orgonomist psychologist. In total, her nearly 20 years of research and experience have helped her develop a natural approach to whole-body health—a system which she has dubbed “Body Mind Ayurveda.” At her wellness spa, this approach influences all of her services, which include such varied treatments as body waxing, craniosacral therapy, and noninvasive-facelift facials that employ color therapy, tuning-fork acupuncture, chemical peels, and Ayurvedic herbs and enzymes.