Jodee Grandwilliams draws upon her expertise as a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist as she doles out holistic treatments and health education. Before ever reaching for a needle or root, she first goes over patients’ medical history to learn their overall state of health, then examines their tongues, and notes their pulse. With this information, she can draft a treatment protocol that might include acupuncture, a form of soft-tissue massage called tui na, cupping, or carefully selected herbs. Her dietary advice helps patients continue their treatment on their own, eating foods that keep energy levels in check, digestive woes at bay, and deep thoughts from escaping through ears.
The licensed practitioners of North Nassau Acupuncture LLC treat and ward off conditions such as pain, stress, and neurological disorders through their natural healing services. They safely and effectively help patients overcome migraines or indigestion through acupuncture, relieve stress through massage therapy, or find alternatives to traditional prescriptions through herbal medicine. Though modernized to reflect contemporary medicinal understanding, each service adheres to the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, which aims to treat the whole body rather than treating its different parts or sending it back for a refund.
Dr. Fabrikant and Dr. Kibel have been keeping bodies healthy for three decades. The recipient of the New York Chiropractic Council's Distinguished Service award, Dr. Fabrikant practices what he calls "restorative healing," and has served as the chiropractor for the New York Olympic Authority.
When she's not restoring all-over wellness and function to her own patients, Dr. Kibel is lecturing all over Long Island and dispensing wisdom over WBAB's radio waves, which she also realigns into straight, healthy lines. The duo's office serves up chiropractic adjustments, lifestyle counseling, and custom orthotics, bolstering their treatments with the technological help of electrical muscle stimulation and the ProAdjuster.
Doweon Park, a licensed acupuncturist who honed his skills in Korea, combines aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to treat patients at his practices in Huntington and Great Neck. He and his staff gently manipulate predetermined points across the body with slender stainless-steel needles to relieve both physical and emotional issues. Among their specialties are headaches, cigarette addictions, and select digestive or respiratory disorders. Additionally, Park practices herbal medicine, prescribing customized herbal blends in the form of a liquid, powder, or question.
In The Zone Personal Fitness’s owner and fitness director, Dr. Marisa R. Silver, approaches fitness from a medical perspective. She calls upon her training as a licensed chiropractor and nutritionist—along with certifications in personal training, Zumba, and spinning, just to name a few—to customize strength-training, weight-loss, and fitness programs for each client. Together with her staff of fellow personal trainers and acupuncturists, she aims to boost her clients’ health from all angles.
For more than 11 years, Healthy Living Therapeutic Spa's staff has employed a mixture of gentle techniques – largely founded in Eastern medicine – to help patients manage pain and lead healthier lives. When a patient first arrives, a therapist takes time to explain how each primary treatment method – acupuncture, cranioscral therapy, and massage – helps the body in different ways. This encourages patients in the treatment, as they are able to prescribe themselves treatments once they understand the goals.
Stacy Plaske, founder and owner of Balance Yoga & Healing Arts, nurtures an environment of self-discovery and holistic health with a team of alternative-health professionals and the experience she accrued over 10 years of teaching Ashtanga-style yoga. Stacy hones her understanding of the challenging yoga modality through constant study and yearly pilgrimages to India, where she studies Ashtanga’s self-guided counterpart, Mysore. Bolstered by a staff of instructors, Stacy helms a schedule of athletic Ashtanga, flowing Vinyasa, and alignment-focused Iyengar classes. Instructors accommodate students of all skill levels by suggesting modified poses, and ease less flexible attendees into stretches by affixing helium balloons to students' limbs. The center’s professional massage therapists use relaxing or restorative modalities to soothe overstressed muscles, and an on-staff acupuncturist frees up the body's blocked energy pathways with a combination of precise needle placement and Chinese herbal medicine.