Acupuncture in Upper Alton

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Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Faccin—a certified acupuncturist and hypnotist—leverages her degree in chiropractic care as she assists her staff during holistic treatments. Working in tandem with Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Funk, Dr. Faccin oversees and performs a range of services, including chiropractic exams, digital x-rays, massages, adjustments, and nutritional guidance on how to eat less of your dog's homework. Her center also empowers clients with noninvasive services such as microcurrent facials, which utilize electrical jolts to stimulate muscles and boost collagen production.

203 S 6th St
Wood River,
IL
US

Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted system to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to improve social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.

1063 S State Rte. 157
Edwardsville,
IL
US

Maureen Fox Acupuncture's needle-wielder draws on experience as a registered nurse as well as training in traditional Chinese medicine to battle stress and chronic conditions with acupuncture. Initial sessions last approximately 90 minutes, beginning with a consultation in which patients describe health concerns and expectations through a half-hour interpretive dance. Afterward, skilled hands guide hair-thin needles to some of the roughly 2,000 acupuncture points across the body that can ease anxiety, bolster fertility, and increase the energizing flow of chi.

134 Enchanted Parkway
Ballwin,
MO
US

With a master's degree in Chinese medicine from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, acupuncturist Heather Wheeler strives to relieve pain and discomfort by redirecting chi (energy flow) at the behest of thin needles gently placed under the skin. Each treatment is preceded by a 90-minute initial consultation, during which she discusses the patient's past and present health issues in terms of Chinese medicinal practice. Once she has an idea of what needs to be done, she gingerly slides the disposable needles under the skin and allows the patient to relax for 20 minutes in a private room. She then removes the needles and performs further feats of chi legerdemain, which may include tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (gentle skin abrasion), and nanna nanna boo boo (the technique of mocking pain until it dissipates in shame). The first acupuncture appointment lasts about 1.5 hours, and the follow-up appointment is only an hour, barring unforeseen needle thievery committed by the knitting club next door.

2558 S Brentwood Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The board-certified medical professionals at Citrin Chiropractic Center deftly knead the knots out of muscles and meticulously examine skeletal alignments for pain-causing irregularities. A 60-minute swedish massage propels waves of relaxation throughout the body, soothing aching joints and ligaments with movable pressure, vibration, friction, and compression enacted along the body’s muscles and soft tissues. The benefits of massage are numerous and can include chronic-pain relief and a greater range of flexibility and motion for high-fiving parade stilt walkers. During the chiropractic exam, one of the center’s chiropractors will thoroughly inspect your spine’s function and structure for abnormalities that rattle the nervous system and cause the body to spontaneously break-dance. The chiropractors scan physiques for nerve interference, which may be the culprit behind a range of ailments, such as neck and back pain or headaches.

10035 Page Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Inspired to found Gregory's Healthy Alternatives by her multitalented uncle's commitment to healthy living, certified colon therapist Trish Gregory endorses bodily balance through a medley of wellness treatments. Colon hydrotherapy treatments, conducted with FDA-registered equipment and a focus on safe and sanitary procedures, help rid the body of unwanted waste and doppelgangers hidden in the intestinal tract. Cleansing dips in the Aqua Chi ionic detox footbath and spa seek to eliminate impurities by generating a mix of positive and negative ions, which attach to oppositely charged impurities and atoms with similar online dating profiles. Other treatments, including ear candling and nutritional supplements, further aid patrons in reaching new levels of wellness.

517 N Taylor Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US