While living at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Dr. Leon Harris developed a keen appreciation for alternative healing—and he had found his calling. He enrolled at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he learned Oriental medicine through acupuncture and herbology. Now within his Golden Road Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine practice, all can seek his expertise for everything from stress to digestive issues, muscular or skeletal pain, respiratory, reproductive, or emotional ailments.
Opus Acupuncture believes in treating patients holistically, applying their expertise in Oriental medicine to assuage ailments without medications or surgery. Educating their patients about their health is important to them—a staff member sits down with each to discuss options, goals, and the intricacies of the stock market before beginning treatment plans. During acupuncture sessions, thin needles are inserted along the body's energy pathways in order to encourage blood flow and reduce tension.
Through the art of Reiki, Vedic Bee Healing owner Kim Symock helps people to relax, reduce pain, and even improve their self-esteem. Reiki is a stress-reducing spiritual technique with roots in Japanese alternative medicine—but the practice can be used in conjunction with any traditional treatments. During a Reiki session, a person will lay down while a practitioner uses light touching or hand-hovering, unleashing energy and encouraging self-healing. Afterwards, you might find yourself sleeping better, enjoying sharper intuition, and feeling happier. If you're interesting in learning how to perform Reiki for yourself, Kim teaches students the basics of the practice during classes.
Licensed chiropractor Dr. Mary Basler believes that true wellness is all-encompassing, and it requires all parts—especially bones, muscles, and nerves—to be in balance. Because of this outlook, she takes a whole-person approach to developing treatment plans for her patients, combining hands-on chiropractic techniques with nutritional counseling, lifestyle guidance, corrective exercises, natural vitamins and minerals, and physiological therapies. The success stories featured on her practice’s website speak to her thorough healing methods, with one client saying that she “[works] wonders by addressing all the obvious and not-so-obvious sources of discomfort and unease.
For many people, the phrase "pins and needles" does not provoke relaxing thoughts. Acupuncture and Hypnosis's diplomate of acupuncture Steven Boyd strives to subvert that instinct with his community-style acupuncture sessions. In a group space, clients rest fully clothed atop comfortable recliners while Boyd inserts hair-thin needles at meridian points all over the body. These needles are intended to strengthen the body's flow of energy at crucial junctures. This redirected energy, or qi, can affect overall health by reducing pain and stress, enhancing energy and digestion.