When Dr. Martin Dayton originally founded Dayton Medical Center in 1973, he became a pioneer in combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies to holistically address a broad range of health-care concerns. This philosophy has never wavered over the decades, and the practice's staff of physicians and practitioners, still led by Dr. Dayton, continues to help patients while using natural, minimally-invasive methodologies whenever possible.
Although the center's treatment regimens draw inspiration from everything from osteopathic medicine to traditional Chinese medicine, they share common goals: addressing symptoms and their underlying causes, and supporting the body's natural self-healing capabilities. These treatments include vitamin injections to bolster metabolisms, acupuncture to restore balance, and infrared light therapy to detoxify bodies. With so many approaches available to them, the practitioners are able to recommend personalized regimens that take each patient's needs and superpowers into account.
Professionals trained in the art of reiki use their gentle touch to help clients find that spring in their step. They work to restore depleted energy levels and bring harmony to the body’s chakras so discomfort and ailments can more easily heal. During sessions, clients lie fully clothed or in a gorilla suit as reiki masters place their hands on or just above specific areas of the body to channel chi.
At Center for Integrative Medicine, healers pay due attention to every treatment modality, from contemporary medicine to ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The services reflect their broad spectrum of expertise, from specialty Chinese massage and ariculotherapy (full-body healing triggered in the external ear) to cold-laser therapy and injection therapy.
Both Doctors of Chiropractic Andrew Sands and Steven Schwartz have experienced first-hand the power of chiropractic healing. Dr. Sands injured his shoulder lifting weights at the gym and was rescued from intense pain by a nearby chiropractor. Dr. Schwartz, who suffered from crippling migraine headaches while he was in high school, only found pain relief after visiting a local chiropractor—not from traditional medical therapy or medications. Their experiences made them want to enter the field themselves so they could learn how to relieve pain and perform the profession’s secret handshake.
Now, at Whole Life Health and Wellness Center, they offer a variety of techniques that help others live pain-free. They take x-rays (if medically necessary), adjust spines, and offer clients sessions in their infra-red sauna, which uses radiant heat to loosen tight muscles and increase blood circulation.
His parents named him Sherwood Swartz, but Dr. Wu Dhi’s name change was not made in vain. A student of various Chinese medicine traditions, Dr. Dhi received several designations from each school; one such name was Wu Di, meaning “has no enemies.” A Tibetan lama, however, later changed that moniker to Wu Dhi. The addition of an h may seem insignificant to the untrained eye, but that little consonant is actually a prestigious honor indicating wisdom. Today, a practitioner of Chinese medicine for more than three decades, Dr. Wu Dhi helms Whole Life Health and Wellness, where he demonstrates his wisdom through a variety of holistic treatments, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and body-mind clearing.
Endorsed by Dr. Oz and ESPN, cryotherapy helps athletes hit peak performance levels by providing pain relief, increased energy, and quicker recovery times. It also has numerous health and beauty benefits for nonathletes. At ICE Cryotherapy, customers can choose between two treatments: full body or localized. For the full-body treatment, customers step into the cryosauna—a cushioned booth that resembles a standup tanning bed—where they are blasted with cold air that cools the skin temperature to -1° C for three minutes. Localized treatments use the same technology to target specific areas of pain or swelling. Cryotherapy can help reduce cellulite, improve circulation, and assist in weight management.