The quintet of chiropractors at Silicon Valley Chiropractic Center combine more than 50 years of experience and serve many renowned Bay Area institutions, including NASA’s Ames Research Center and Hitachi. Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Shervin Parvini—who specializes in nonsurgical spinal decompression—the team renders drug-free treatments to improve quality of life. They reduce stress with massages and correct subluxations in the spine that can prevent the brain from communicating with the rest of the body. Before performing these noninvasive treatments, the doctors walk patients through detailed exams that gather data by way of x-rays, balance tests, and range-of-motion assessments. The office in which the doctors perform these services features modern furnishings, bright-orange walls, and abundant windows to grant views of the green trees outside—which sway to and fro as if mimicking the stretches performed inside.
At Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley, the expert martial-arts instructors teach their students how to deal with punches, strikes, aggressive chorus lines, and other forms of attacks. Classes for adults and children teach aikido kokikai, a form of martial arts that focuses on self-defense techniques. Training might take place indoors on the mat or outdoors at the beach.
When her patients say “ahh,” Dr. Soniya More goes to work looking for dental decay, crooked teeth, gum disease, and other dental problems. But she’s not using her eyes alone; she’s scanning up close and at all angles with an intraoral camera the size of a pen. She also enhances her own vision with telescopic loupes—powerful magnifying glasses that reveal minute details—and digital x-rays that use up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Such thorough investigative techniques help her gather accurate information about the patient when devising treatments or drafting the patient’s biography.
At Faiz Ansari, DDS, guests might be greeted in English, Spanish, Hindi, or Urdu. No matter what language they greet someone in, Dr. Ansari and his multi-lingual staff do their best to make each patient feel comfortable. Treatments range from teeth whitening and dental cleaning to dental implants and custom night-guard fittings, recommended for patients who grind their teeth or bite their spouses while they sleep.
Naturopathic doctors adhere to a specific set of principles in their practice of holistic medicine. Like all doctors, they aim to do no harm. But unlike many doctors practicing Western medicine, they strive to tap into the healing powers of nature. Their holistic outlook allows them to treat each patient as a whole person, as opposed to merely a skeleton with some cushy stuff around it.
The naturopathic doctors at Natural Wellness Clinic accept patients of all ages, from teenagers frustrated with the limits of traditional medicine to seniors focused on preventing disease and living a healthy lifestyle. They have years of combined experience healing ailments such as allergies, digestive disorders, emotional imbalances, and skin problems.
The self-defense system of krav maga is most closely associated with the Israeli Defense Forces, which has taught the efficient and easy-to-learn combat technique to its members since the 1940s. The system is also popular among civilians, who in the Bay Area can learn beginner through professional level defensive moves from instructors led by veteran Master Shlomi Katz, who was head of krav maga training for the counter terror school of the IDF. In addition to learning krav maga, students can opt for training in other martial arts—MMA for adults and karate for kids—as well as intense fitness classes that combine cross-training, MMA conditioning, weight training, TRX resistance, and more.
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