Licensed acupuncturist Allan Post has witnessed firsthand the healing benefits of acupuncture. After regaining his own health through acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, he now helps others find relief from insomnia, chronic and acute pain, food and gluten sensitivity, cold and flu, arthritis, and other issues at his professional office in Murray. Allan provides comprehensive treatment plans for clients looking to get to the root of their health problems, using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Blake Butler works to bring body, mind, and spirit in harmony through traditional Chinese medicine. He frequently treats chronic pain, fatigue, allergies, vertigo, knee problems, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition to acupuncture treatments, Dr. Butler incorporates chiropractic adjustments and nutritional counseling into his treatment plans.
While earning her master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Stephanie Gross worked with college athletes to help them heal more quickly from injuries. She also spent time at hospitals in Beijing and time in San Diego working with HIV patients, using acupuncture treatments to help them find relief from medication side effects. Now at the helm of her own clinic, S. Gross Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, the licensed acupuncturist treats clients suffering from chronic pain, allergies, depression, digestive issues, and sleep disorders. These varied health complaints are tended to with a custom treatment plan for each patient.
Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
Neighborhood Acupuncture and Healing Arts? acupuncturists and yoga instructors holistically restore minds and bodies with the help of therapies such as tui na massage and fire cupping. They also offer yoga classes for students of all levels. One of the yoga instructors is also a licensed acupuncture practitioner who triggers endorphins and knits hamster scarves with needles the width of a hair. Special events and workshops expand upon the already diverse service catalog, with one-time classes on topics such as comfort techniques and meditative practices for expectant mothers.
Master Lu has honed his understanding of energy imbalances in the course of more than 40 years' worth of Chinese acupuncture and martial-arts practice. His finely tuned needlework, which garnered him a spot on City Weekly's Best of Utah 2010 list, can be effectively employed to quell a variety of chronic problems, from headaches to addictive behaviors. Treatments can also help to alleviate insomnia or the depression that so often stems from painting watercolor self-portraits using only your tears.