Doctors John Woodward and Tiia Furniss share more in common than a doctorate in chiropractic medicine—each suffered debilitating conditions, such as back pain and headaches, as children. Both of them thought they'd find no relief, having gone through traditional treatments with no positive results. Then they were taken to chiropractors and received holistic care that treated the pain as well as the cause. It's what inspired them to go into the chiropractic field, and what keeps them inspired to help others today.
At Chester County Chiropractic & Wellness, they have the benefit of the latest technology, making holistic care even more effective. High-tech equipment such as the DRX 9000 accomplishes non-surgical back relief helping bulging & herniated discs. Through spine decompression, which is performed by creating a suction force in discs, the treatment pulls water, oxygen, and nutrients in and rebuilds spines naturally. The treatments last a total of five weeks – two weeks of daily sessions and three weeks of two-to-three sessions. The precise process helps eliminate risk of additional injury. Laser therapy is also offered to reduce inflammation and improve nerve function.
Dr. Gregory Ellis of Targeted Body Systems, LLC holds a doctorate in physiology and harbors a passion for helping people strengthen and improve their bodies. Planting his philosophical flag in the belief that bodies can heal themselves, he relies on drug-free, natural therapies to steer his patients towards an oasis of wellness. To give clients a sense of what they're in for, the good doctor carries out telephonic house calls with free phone consultations. The body, he believes, can heal itself, and through a blend of homeopathic remedies and cutting-edge technologies—including laser pens that replace the needles of traditional acupuncture—he hopes to unlock that ability like a sleepwalking warden unlocks prisoners.
Licensed acupuncturist Margaret Celli has always believed in her methodology, but it wasn’t until she underwent treatments for chronic back pain that she witnessed acupuncture’s rapid ability to heal. Within three treatments, low backaches that had plagued her for three years were gone. Now, Celli combines her acupuncture expertise with a certification in oriental medicine to help her clients walk similar paths of healing. Like Socrates during a midlife crisis, her treatments combine ancient and cutting-edge philosophies to treat individual health concerns. In addition to acupuncture, Celli administers relaxing and structural massages, as well as energy therapies including reiki and chakra repair.
Nationally board-certified oriental-medicine specialist Nancy R. Radice believes that effective and natural healing can be achieved without scalpels, pills, or robotic nursing assistants. Drawing from ancient practices that date from more than 2,500 years ago, Nancy performs acupuncture and Chinese-medicine treatments to re-establish harmony in the body, stimulating key nerves under the skin with strategically placed needles during acupuncture and precise finger pressure in acupressure massages.
Through Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique, or NAET, she also helps identify clients’ allergies, whether they spring from certain medicines, vegetables, grasses, or plants. After hunting down each allergy, she’ll draw from a range of disciplines—including acupuncture, energy balancing, chiropractic medicine, and nutritional studies—to treat allergies in the hopes of reducing or negating their sneeze-inducing effects.
Certified acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner Adriane Dourte wields drug-free techniques to vanquish pain and alleviate a range of health complaints. A Philadelphia native, Adriane received her masters in TCM before deepening her knowledge through an externship at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. There, she received hands-on training with doctors at TCM hospitals, as well as lectures from top professionals in the field.
Adriane's treatments employ TCM techniques from acupuncture with sterile, disposable needles to moxibustion, during which a carefully selected blend of herbs burns on or close to the skin. Using knowledge of each patient's medical history, she can customize sessions to address a range of conditions as diabetes, anxiety, or neck pain from watching out for falling asteroids.
Licensed acupuncturist Lance David Isakov practices kundalini yoga, reiki, qi gong, zero balancing, plant-spirit medicine, and other healing techniques like a basketball player practices a jump shot or a pianist practices the piano—with equal parts dedication and joy. He and his staff of fellow licensed acupuncturists and wellness practitioners bundle those same services at Wayne Family Wellness. There, he guides students and patients through overcoming an array of disorders and conditions, including stress, allergies, and fatigue using both classic five element and traditional Chinese medicine styles of acupuncture. Isakov’s wife and certified massage therapist Amy Isakov also lends a therapeutic hand during Swedish, Thai, reflexology, and deep-tissue massages.