As a member of the Crown Council, Dr. Westover keeps his veteran staff on its toes with continued advanced training and arms it with the most starship-compatible teeth-cleaning technology available. During your exam ($66 value), Dr. Westover thoroughly inspects your mouth's pointy denizens while you lie back and daydream about what a phoenix tastes like. Next, a series of x-rays (depending on need, up to $115 value) scans your oral cavern's stalactites and stalagmites for undesirable enamel elements, such as the microscopic organized-crime syndicate known as The Cavity. Once they've successfully disengaged your mouth's various bear traps, Dr. Westover will move in to scrub and buff the pearliness back into your whites ($102 value)—sending your jerky-gnashers home with a clean bill of health. This deal also includes a fluoride treatment ($45 value).
The team of holistic healers at G & L Acupuncture and Wellness Center manipulates the body’s healing energies from the inside out with combinations of acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs. Disharmonious meridians wreaking havoc in the form of chronic pain, digestive issues, or headaches come into alignment with acupuncture or Tuina massage. Chinese herbs combine the benefits of plant-based medications with the joy of swallowing pills to maintain the therapeutic momentum of acupuncture and Tuina massage.
Although they adhere to the same philosophy of holistic healing, each member of the team brings their own unique skill set and experiences to the practice. Two acupuncturists with backgrounds working in a 500-bed Chinese hospital join together with an acupuncturist who trained in physical therapy and one who trained in applied physics.
The staff members at The Qi Spot share a philosophy centered around creating a gentle environment to help patients to forget everyday stressors and focus on bringing their bodies into balance. The practitioners specialize in traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and naturopathic counseling, to relieve pain and aid in healing after auto accidents. Cupping, cosmetic acupuncture, and moxa also help to inspire a healthy flow of chi. Improving energy circulation, like rotating the skeleton's tires, helps to prevent pain and illness by encouraging the body to function smoothly.
The Oregonian has written about the holistic hub, and co-owner Wade McCulloch performed facial acupuncture on television in front of a live studio audience for AM Northwest. The practice also shows a commitment to helping others by providing community acupuncture to clients without health insurance and by contributing to the Harambee Center, a Portland-based organization that supports Kenyan communities.
Growing up on a farm granted Ryan and Shane Stonemetz a firsthand look at the injustices of the industrial-food market. The brothers watched their father and grandfather toil daily to make ends meet and subsequently swore off entering the family business. However, as the pair established their adult lives in Portland and Seattle, they realized that injustices live forever unless someone puts up a fight.
And so began ProFarm Produce, a small farm-to-customer enterprise that lowers prices for shoppers and increases wages for farmers by eliminating the middleman. The company started with nothing more than a 12-foot truck and a bed full of organic cherries, but it has since grown to a fleet of trucks thanks to an extra-potent fertilizer that's safe for automobiles' digestion. The expanding staff transports ProFarm's bounty to 20 area farmers' markets and various wholesale clients. ProFarm also participates in a CSA program that provides weekly boxes of fresh, local produce to participants in surrounding communities.
Oswego Water's biofeedback researchers encourage visitors to take advantage of the many potential health benefits of pure, ionized Kangen water. According to their H20 experts, ionized water absorbs quicker into the body for more efficient hydration and comprises powerful antioxidant properties. Oswego Water's ionic footbaths use the augmented water to rid the body of harmful toxins attained from watching too much reality television. Their facility also invites wellness experts to speak to the public, including recent visits by a raw-foodist bodybuilder and local naturopath.