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 Ms. 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, Ms. 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.
Gateway Bodyworks owner Lisa Firey believes deeply in the power of holistic treatments, as she has seen remarkable results firsthand. When her beloved dog, Porter, came down with an immune disease, doctors attempted to treat the symptoms with Western medicine. She suspected the medicines were weakening Porter’s immune system, so she began to research alternative methods. Soon she was treating her dog with vitamin C, nasturtium, and dandelion root, as well as massage. This method reenergized Porter and prolonged his life. Impassioned by this discovery, Lisa went on to earn a degree in muscle therapy and is now pursuing a doctorate in natural health.
Today, Lisa employs a staff of 20 experts to practice holistic healing methods. Within her garage-turned-spa space, her team focuses on acupuncture, bodywork, and massage. During reflexology treatments, therapists push pressure points on the feet, relieving stress and removing stuck-on shoe inserts. Acupuncturists treat everything from fatigue to autoimmune disorders and suggest herbal remedies. Alternatively, massage therapists use the long, languid strokes of the Swedish modality, and can also alleviate pain related to sports injuries, pregnancy, and postpregnancy. To round out the center, Lisa also set up a yoga studio with classes such as Hatha, Mommy & Me, and Kundalini.
Marco DiBonaventura seeks to succeed where others have failed. As a board-certified acupuncturist in Pennsylvania and a licensed doctor of Oriental medicine in Florida, he specializes in treating injuries and diseases that have not responded to traditional medicine. DiBonaventura also holds national board certification in both acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is certified to use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to combat 10 of the most difficult-to-treat diseases—including cancer and Parkinson's disease—and bodily traumas such as bone fractures or ligament tears. Dr. DiBonaventura's quest to alleviate pain and illness has led him to complete fellowships at hospitals and clinics in China, Japan, and Korea.
At Complementary Health Care, Dr. DiBonaventura addresses a variety of physical and mental conditions with acupuncture and TCM, including migraines, chronic fatigue, or the inability to effectively hokey pokey. He also helps people to lose weight by offering custom nutrition and lifestyle advice.