Liz Fatone grew up in Southern California, surrounded by a natural bounty of produce and lean protein. She didn't realize how lucky she was until career and stress took away her born and bred healthy eating habits. She noticed a decline in happiness and health, and when her daughter was born, she decided it was time for a change. She sought training at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, learning over a hundred dietary theories and studying the effect of food on all aspects of life. Armed with this knowledge and a desire to help others discover a healthier lifestyle, she now acts as a nutritional counselor, providing in-person or over-the-phone advice on shopping and cooking to individual clients and whole families.
With technology such as the Insight Millennium testing station at her fingertips, Doctor of Chiropractic Esther Jimenez is well-equipped to analyze spinal dysfunction and recommend a course of holistic healing. She stays up-to-date on the latest developments in the chiropractic field by attending quarterly seminars, which inform her nutritional counseling and manual adjustments. Dr. Jimenez also gives back to the community through free wellness events and charity drives, as well as manually straightening the girders in downtown buildings.
East Hills Chiropractic's Dr. Jason S. Brattner believes that it's his responsibility to diagnose and treat chronic pain. It was this philosophy that led him to voluntarily provide chiropractic care to first responders after 9/11, and that still leads him to attend to the root cause of his patients' aches, whether it be a sprain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, or stress, with natural and holistic chiropractic methods. The Graston Technique, an athlete-developed soft-tissue mobilization, uses steel instruments to detect and break down scar tissue, treating fibrosis and chronic inflammation. His gentler techniques, such as soft-tissue massages and chanting of ancient lullabies, work to assuage tension throughout the body. Before patients leave his office, Dr. Brattner teaches them ergonomic back exercises that they can perform at home.
A certified Chinese herbalist and recipient of a master’s degree in Oriental medicine, Alexandra Gerazounis wields her acupuncture skills for more than just feelings of relaxation. She specializes in both using the ancient treatment to help her clients lose weight and working in tandem with reproductive specialists to boost fertility in women. Her holistic methods extend to Chinese herbal supplements and ear candling to gently remove excess wax, moisture, and the sound of overplayed Top 40 hits.
For more than 30 years, licensed acupuncturist C.Z. Yuan has been helping to restore his patients to their highest level of health using traditional Chinese medicine. He began practicing as a license acupuncturist in China in 1978, and came to USA the in 1996, obtaining his acupuncture license three years later. At his new Manhattan Koreatown clinic, he offers acupuncture treatments that can help with allergies, chronic pain, stress, and weight control, along with a host of other ailments, without the use of prescription drugs. During treatments, patients relax on a massage table as C.Z. Yaun places thin, painless needles along the energy lines of the body. This helps to redirect the flow of chi, or life energy, and rid the body of energy blocks—the actual cause of road rage.
Dr. Soon R. Pak, who has a PhD in Oriental Medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and registered professional nurse. She uses her broad set of skills—not to mention a decade of experience as a nurse—to treat an equally broad range of conditions.
During an acupuncture session, Dr. Pak attempts to bring the body back into balance when it is dealing with ailments such as general pain, stress, headaches, and arthritis. Her eastern medicine treatments can be performed in conjunction with traditional western medicine treatments, which may mean treating just the west side of your body.