More than 4,000 years ago in China, when dinosaurs still had a parliamentary system of government, a medicinal practice began to take hold?very fine needles were being placed gently in the skin to redirect the body's energy, chi, which would relieve pain, cure common ailments, and promote general health. Today, that holistic treatment is known as acupuncture, and licensed practitioners Rebecca Porter and Leena Sikand-Cook apply the knowledge and skills gleaned over a decade of practicing acupuncture to create custom treatments for each patient. These can help to battle the chronic pain of arthritis, combat infertility and aid IVF treatments, and help to lessen the nausea and discomfort associated with chemotherapy. They also prescribe herbal medicine, blended from up to 15 different herbs, as well as provides nutritional and dietary consultations designed to help patients lose weight or break their habit of eating the cellophane around snack cakes.
The holistic experts at Optimum Health fuse Western medicine and alternative therapies to tackle clients? health and wellness concerns. While chiropractors identify and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, physical rehab specialists treat injuries and disabilities by crafting custom protocols composed of therapeutic exercises, hot and cold therapies, and neuromuscular re-education. Similarly, skilled massage therapists employ deep-tissue, myofascial, and trigger-point therapies to loosen and restore tense sinews. Doctors and nurse practitioners target pain at its source rather than merely covering up the symptoms with painkillers or a plastic tarp. Additionally, Optimum Health's specialists craft custom treatment plans for patients struggling with weight loss, nutrition, and stress as they target the underlying causes of health issues.
Johns Creek Health Care is a state-of-the-art integrative-healthcare facility dedicated to helping the people of Johns Creek and surrounding areas stay healthy through natural treatments. Using medical testing, nutritional counseling, chiropractic treatments, and a myriad of other medical techniques, Dr. Chris Axon works to find the root of a patient's ailment. His treatments also help improve the function of the nervous system, a component that he believes is the foundation to feeling truly healthy. Dr. Axon has been in practice for more than 17 years and pays caring forward to his patients as he customizes treatment plans that address their symptoms and corrects their underlying problems.
At Johns Creek Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Fanning and his staff look for aches and pain from head to toe, spending time along the spine to focus their analysis. When an issue is discovered, the team of specialists devises a personalized treatment plan that might include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, or custom-made orthotics. To help prevent future ailments or their spine from turning into a cooked noodle, patients can frequent the facility's Pilates studio for strengthening exercises on the reformer machine and split-pedal stability chair.
After graduating from Life University, Doctor of Chiropractic Dennitra Weeden headed 20 miles south to Atlanta to open Absolute Spine and Health. There, she and her staff help alleviate pain from sports injuries, car accidents, and conditions such as fibromyalgia. After performing thorough exams to explore issues, Dr. Fisher creates a personalized treatment plan that can consist of services such as adjustments, spinal screenings, or lifestyle consultations.