Acupuncture served as the main healthcare treatment for thousands of years, and it is still the go-to therapy for millions of people worldwide. Acupuncture physician Richard Browne is at the forefront of this field as both a practitioner and an educator.
Browne is the cofounder and president of Acupuncture and Massage College, which has been a community staple for more than 30 years. When not teaching budding acupuncturists how to strategically place needles or deflate sinister-looking balloon animals, he can be found at Affordable Acupuncture Clinic, practicing acupuncture himself or overseeing his interns while they practice it.
Browne and his staff also offer services ranging from cupping therapy to shiatsu massage to Reiki. They work to relieve such ailments as back pain, headaches, and insomnia.
Certified holistic-health coach Elizabeth Rocchino has been trained in more than 100 dietary theories. For her, that's still small beans—she believes that nutrition plans should be customized for individuals, with less rigid rules and more flexibility as to what they can eat. Her approach isn't limited to food, either. On her integrative-nutrition plate, factors such as relationships, career, and exercise border balanced portions of fruits, veggies, and proteins. She examines all of these facets when guiding clients toward weight loss and wellness goals. In addition to personal coaching, she also leads corporate programs, cooking demos, and onsite kitchen makeovers, which leave pantries both organized and wholesome.
Led by a chiropractor with more than a decade of experience, Bailey Chiropractic’s staff of technicians and massage therapists helps patients maintain a healthy body free from chronic pain. Along with spinal adjustments—designed to correct subluxations, or nerve-blocking misalignments of the vertebrae—patients come in for spinal decompression, a surgery-free back therapy that can treat issues ranging from herniated discs to osteoarthritis. Chiropractic services focus on the spine, and therapeutic massages and specialized exercises seek to counteract muscular imbalances that can cause tension and lower a person’s maximum high-five elevation. To help clients in their quests for a pain-free existence, Bailey Chiropractic’s facility features a slew of state-of-the-art equipment, including a digital x-ray machine, electrical-stimulation devices, and Triton DTS decompression tables.
Inspired by her own physical rehabilitation due to chiropractic care, board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Kimberly Joseph-Alvarez of Complete Chiropractic Health Center strives to better her patients’ well-being with personalized plans that treat bodily imbalances. In tandem with x-rays that reveal disorganized vertebrae, a chiropractic exam spells out potential causes of painful symptoms and viable noninvasive methods to repair bodies without voiding their warranty. Careful adjustments target asymmetrical sections of the anatomy with controlled pressure that returns the spine to a normal, harmonious position. Using soft-tissue manipulation, the one-hour massage targets muscles, tendons, and ligaments to shoo away loitering stress from the doorstep of relaxation.
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.