Dr. Lori Breiner strives to promote mind and body wellness by offering her patients a host of healing treatments. An ancient practice used to treat illness and balance the body, a 30- to 45-minute acupuncture session aims to release positive energy known as "qi" by inserting fine needles into specific points on the patient's body. The acupuncture session can be tailored to address specific points of pain or general bodily unrest. Alternatively, Dr. Breiner tailors chiropractic sessions to suit each client's skeletal needs, commencing with a spinal analysis. The sessions aim to balance the body through spinal, postural, and soft-tissue corrections, which the doctor makes via manual adjustments. The treatment is designed to decrease muscle and soft-tissue tension and pain, and to help ease the pressure of carrying the world in a backpack.
At American Barbershop, stylists work to resurrect the corner barbershops of yore, when striped poles spun out front and everybody knew each other's name. They're off to a good start?their red, white, and blue barber's pole twirls in front of the shop, and the vintage feeling continues inside, with red leather barber's chairs sidled up to antique wooden workstations stained dark with pale trim. They even have a rocking-horse haircut chair for kids or the tiny cowboys who mosey on in for a beard trim. The barbers offer hair services for men, women, and children, and keep their menu simple and no-fuss: haircuts and shampoos, along with beard trims for men and blow-dry styles for women.
As a child, Joseph Downer’s study of isshinryu karate led him to a deeper knowledge of acupuncture points, meridians, and traditional Chinese medicine. At Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Joe forgoes his martial-arts moves for the slender, precise needles of acupuncture and supplements sessions with Chinese medical massage, raindrop essential-oil techniques, and qi-gong therapy. Practitioners use tenets of Chinese medicine to diagnose and root out imbalances and can also supplement acupuncture therapy with dietary recommendations and herbal supplements.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jennifer Lynne and her staff help clients to achieve wellness by using alternative methods to reduce the risk of pain and illness. Dr. Lynne prioritizes her chiropractic sessions by first treating any immediate pain, then offering corrective care with spinal adjustments, and finally developing wellness plans that may prevent problems in the future. In private treatment rooms, the staff also soothes muscles with massage therapy, brings bodies into balance with acupuncture, and helps to restore patients' movement with physical therapy.
The clinic is nestled up against a charming gift boutique. Once visitors finish their appointments with Dr. Lynne or a therapist, they can browse through the boutique's selection of quirky decorations, handbags, scented candles, and motivational plaques written by happy backs.
The specialists at Advanced Health Professionals address their clients' ailments with an approach they've dubbed "dynamic rehabilitation." This method marries techniques from both physical therapy and chiropractic care with the hope of delivering speedier recoveries and more balanced bodies. Custom exercises, stretches, and extra algebra homework are often prescribed to help clients continue their healing between appointments.
As an accredited chiropractor and acupuncturist, Dr. Michael Orefice specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal maladies from Active Health and Pain Relief Centers. Over the course of each approximately 30-minute session, a series of fine needles is inserted into specific points on the patient's body, rerouting the flow of energy by manually flipping the body's circuit breakers. Like a doctor's gloves and hands, the needles are presterilized and thrown away after every session. The majority of patients feel little to no discomfort, and benefits from the procedure can include reduction in physical pain, relief from musculoskeletal injuries to the neck and back, shoulder pain, recreational injuries, and general relaxation.