When Regina Oyarce was enrolled in FIU's School of Medicine, she made a bold decision: she did not prescribe to Western medicine. So, she instead of becoming a doctor, she became a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and eventually opened the wellness clinic Benessere Miami. Here, she and her team collaborate with clients to develop holistic wellness plans, helping them lead overall healthier lifestyles. Their service menu consists largely of three types of treatments, including acupuncture for adults and kids, iridology, and five modalities of massage therapy. As a licensed aesthetician, Regina also administers HydraFacials, a multistep skin treatment that's an alternative to microdermabrasion and much safer than exfoliating with a belt sander.
Lifetree Clinic's licensed acupuncturist, Junghyun Park, attempts to take some of the mystery out of acupuncture by thoroughly answering questions about the ancient practice on his website. He explains in depth how most clients feel while he is inserting the hair-thin needles, as well as how they feel after the needles have been in for a while. Instead of guaranteeing that acupuncture can solve any ailment, Park explains that, like Western medicine treatments and pleated pants, acupuncture may not work for everyone.
In addition to using acupuncture—which can alleviate problems such as digestive disorders, lower-back pain, and facial wrinkles—Park also relies on Chinese herbs, tui na massage, and cupping to improve health.
Licensed massage therapist Kellys Jimenez eases aches and pains with therapeutic massages that target the full body or localized areas of pain. Kellys can also help patients lose weight and inches with ultrasonic lipo cavitation weight-loss treatments that use ultrasound waves to break up fat cells. The massage therapist works out of B Balanced Integrative Medicine, a group of doctors and licensed therapists who specialize in wellness services that aim to balance the mind, body, and spirit; services include acupuncture, reiki, and homeopathy.
In Doral Medical Center's contemporary office, a trained crew of physicians and laser technicians wields advanced aesthetic equipment, including the Candela GentleYAG laser, to restore skin to smoother states. Complimentary consultations help staffers work with clients to design custom beauty game plans with noninvasive laser treatments. Their range of services can aid in procedures from banishing unwanted hair to rejuvenating epidermises with treatments that leave complexions as youthful as a kitten wearing floaties.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We work not only with knowledge but also with a good energy environment. Love and compassion are our best tools.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Helping others to be healthy.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The smile on a patient's face when I finish my treatment.
At B Balanced Integrative Medicine, acupuncturist Carmen Gomez inserts hair-thin needles into key points on her patients' physiques, helping energy to flow freely through their bodies. This traditional form of Chinese medicine can alleviate a variety of ailments; Carmen is especially skilled at catalyzing weight loss and BMI reduction in her sessions.