Doctor of Osteopathy Annette Da Silva relies on nonsurgical therapies to help her patients not only find relief from pain, but also regain the lifestyle their ailments may have cost them. At The Center for Medical Healing, she first performs an in-depth exam to find the underlying cause of clients’ problems, then makes use of exercises, ultrasound, and acupuncture to correct the afflictions. She has experience treating everything from back pain and arthritis to helping clients lose weight and quit smoking.
Dr. Scott Erichsen believes that wellness is the result of a very specific cocktail—one part chiropractic care, one part acupuncture, and one part massage. He and his staff administer these treatments at the Erichsen Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, where the approach centers around encouraging and trusting the body's natural healing mechanisms. Dr. Erichsen handles the chiropractic element by consulting with clients and adjusting spines to correct subluxations, or misalignments in the vertebrae. Acupuncture sessions, meanwhile, arrange hair-thin needles along the body to balance its flow of energy, thereby easing issues such as headaches, digestive problems, and stress. Massage therapist Joan Lee is the final ingredient. Her sessions target tense muscles and send guests into a state of physical and mental calm.
The center also offers weight-loss services outside of its signature treatment-trio. The Ideal Protein program helps participants to burn fat as they adopt a healthier lifestyle, teaching them what foods to avoid and how to effectively pole vault over the dessert section of the grocery store.
After more than 30 years as a registered nurse, Karin Johnson decided that she wanted to continue helping people, but in a new way. She then became intrigued by Chinese medicine, and later founded AcuSource Healing as a way to treat patients with a more personal, holistic approach. The center’s diverse staff––which includes an occupational therapist, nutritionist, and licensed massage therapist––makes pain a distant memory with services such as cupping, acupuncture, sotai, and foot reflexology. Through hair mineral analysis, the team can find the presence of heavy metals that can make bodies feel sluggish and convince brains that they enjoy Black Sabbath. Microlight rejuvenation, meanwhile, boosts collagen production and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.
Peony Wellness and Healing Center combines the best of Eastern and Western medical treatments to promote wellbeing. Each practitioner calls on at least three years of experience when restoring the body’s flow of energy, be it through precisely placed acupuncture needles or tuina—a form of massage therapy that helps improve circulation and eliminate toxins. In addition to these Eastern-influenced treatments, therapists call on classic deep-tissue or Swedish massages to abolish stress.
With training gained from every corner of the globe, Dr. Lawrence Petracco's team of specialists—which includes chiropractors, a physical therapist, and an acupuncture expert—take a preventative, whole-body approach to assuaging physical aches. In addition to examining spines and realigning rogue disks during basic chiropractic sessions, Dr. Petracco draws from his professorial expertise in manipulations under anesthesia, which uses advanced states of relaxation to achieve more thorough adjustment of muscles and connective tissues. The team boosts their patients' well-being from every angle, honing in on muscle pains with massage services and physical therapy while optimizing inner health by prescribing personalized exercises and diets in lifestyle and nutritional counseling sessions.
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s David and Kim Yoo strive to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. Their hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. The doctors Yoo also employ moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.