Natural Medicine in Utica

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When it comes to alternative medicine and metaphysical healing, Reverend Michael Phoenix Heart does it all. He's a certified herbalist, reiki master, psychic medium, shaman, and spiritual counselor—just to name a few. He unleashes this impressive grab bag of skills at The Eternal Temple, a serene space dedicated to promoting peace, compassion, culture, and human understanding. Here clients attempt to reconnect with passed loved ones during psychic readings, to achieve mind-body balance during reiki treatments, and to recount their soul's long, strange journey during past-life regression sessions. Visitors can also check out the temple's shop, which is stocked with incense, tinctures, and healing stones that help transform any home, office, or solitary confinement cell into a personal sanctuary.

148 Madison St
Oneida,
NY
US

Most people would agree that they need a little TLC in their lives. This is especially true when the acronym stands for "Therapeutic Lifestyle Choices." Drs. Jerry and Joe Rosney take this into account as they examine their patients and formulate personalized treatment plans to address patient health concerns. Whether they’re treating whole families or individual clients, TLC's chiropractors always approach healing with a holistic outlook. Their in-office care is only part of an equation that includes regular exercise and proper nutrition.

208 Fayette Street
Manlius,
NY
US

Parker Chiropractic's licensed massage therapist, Rhonda Shute, kneads worries into thin air with treatments designed to promote relaxation and relieve muscle tension. Anxiety-ridden areas are smoothed into submission for one hour, loosening knots and revealing inter-organ chatter about the appendix. A 30-minute performance evaluation, patterned after those utilized in professional sports medicine, is designed to diagnose potential soft-tissue problems. The staff devises a treatment plan for each patient, which may include boosting tissue strength through conditioning or removing hefty backpacks full of bowling-ball catalogs. Doctor of Chiropractic Parker is an American Chiropractic Association member with a specialization in rehabilitating painful work injuries and acute or chronic athletic injuries.

888 E Brighton Ave
Syracuse,
NY
US

The masterful practitioners at Acupuncture Community Clinic treat New World stresses with a variety of Old World de-stressers. Acupuncture offers an alternative healing outlet for those suffering from both everyday and atypical ailments. After a consultation that determines problem areas, an acupuncturist pokes the skin with narrow needles in zones known to emanate a ripple effect of relief. Similar to acupuncture, cupping corrects bodily complications such as sluggish blood flow, muscle spasms, and toxin buildup by hiring glass or plastic cups to apply suction to your back. Finally, the one-hour reiki session can combat brain blight and remove energy congestion throughout the body, restoring life force to its full capacity.

5797 State Route 31
Cicero,
NY
US

Before Jonathan Dehors received his doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, he received his bachelor of science from Syracuse University. Today his undergraduate studies continue to influence him at Upper Hand Chiropractic, where he and his staff offer science-based services such as adjustments, massage, hot and cold therapy, physiotherapy, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Dehors specializes in treating soft-tissue and sports-related injuries, and he even has a patent pending for a tool to treat soft-tissue problems, which has nothing to do with dipping kleenexes in wet cement.

911 N Salina St
Syracuse,
NY
US

Although Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Borio of Borio Chiropractic Health Center mainly works with the spine, his treatments are designed to help recover from ailments beyond mere backaches. For one thing, his adjustments have been reported to reduce autism symptoms in children. That's because, when he treats patients, he isn't so much adjusting their back as activating the body's self-healing ability through the spinal cord. Relying on the body itself to do the healing helps patients circumvent riskier forms of healthcare, such as surgery or taking pills on the wing of a biplane.

8212 Brewerton Rd
Cicero,
NY
US