As soft music drifts through the 44th Street Chiropractic office, Dr. John Ward, D.C.?a 15-year veteran of chiropractic care?takes a holistic approach to treating patients of all ages while educating them on how healing happens from within. Before employing spinal adjustments and mechanical traction to relieve pressure on the spine, the chiropractor examines hidden issues via cervical, thoracic, or lumbosacral x-rays. When not focused on the skeletal system, the clinic turns its efforts toward relieving muscle aches and pains via traditional massage techniques.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular service: Acupuncture
Brands Used: Serin needles, Japanese golden moxa
Boris Shapiro grew up in the Soviet Union with a fascination with martial arts and Eastern medical practices instilled in him at an early age. He initially pursued Western medicine as a career, and in an attempt to broaden his abilities, he began incorporating Eastern practices into his work. However, after earning his medical doctorate, he decided to abandon his traditional Western practice, and headed to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York to earn a degree in acupuncture. He has since studied under countless acupuncture experts, and applies his knowledge one needle at a time, working to help his patients maintain overall wellness. Among many other ailments, his treatments are designed to address back pain, stress, fatigue, and depression.
In place of aromatherapy oils, prescription medications, and invasive surgeries, the team of licensed chiropractors and massage therapists at USA Massage & Chiropractic rely on holistic treatment modalities that target the symptoms as well as the underlying causes of chronic pain. The therapists begin by identifying each client's particular needs, pinpointing the locations of everything from knotted muscles to misaligned discs. From there, they recommend a personalized treatment regimen that can incorporate spinal-decompression therapy, chiropractor-directed massages, or any number of pain-alleviating procedures. Regardless of the specific modality, every treatment has the same goal—to help clients return to an unencumbered, pain-free lifestyle.
Elizabeth Wang uses Eastern medicine to manage her patients's ailments. The primary treatment she employs is acupuncture, whose hair-thin needles can be used to relieve medical issues, reduce signs of aging, or sew jackets for her finger puppets. During traditional acupuncture treatments, Wang inserts the needles into specific parts of the body to alleviate chronic pain, symptoms of asthma, and digestive troubles, among other issues. When inserted into the face, the needles increase circulation and moisture levels in the skin to smooth fine lines and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Wang often couples acupuncture with Chinese herbs, cupping treatments, and tui na massages.
Midtown Wellness and Health Center’s licensed staff renders more radiant bodies from the inside out with a slate of wellness and aesthetic treatments. From inside pristine treatment rooms, hydrotherapy colonics and ionic foot treatments help oust toxins from internal chambers, while body wraps target cellulite and anti-hug gears clogging the body’s greeting protocol. Four types of facials uncloud weathered mugs, and waxing services sweep unwanted hair from view.
Cold pressing: that's what sets The Squeeze's juices apart. Special machines apply pressure to whole fruits, a process that aims to extract the liquid while still preserving vitamins and nutrients. The healthful concoctions can be combined into cleanses designed to promote detoxification and boost energy, or paired with fresh, organic raw foods for more dramatic lifestyle changes.
When not running a distressed-animal rescue operation, owner and lifetime vegan Karliin Brooks serves pressed juice and raw vegan food from the window of The Squeeze's biodiesel-fueled food truck. The business aims to save New Yorkers from poor dietary habits and impurities in their own environment.