Urban Acupuncture Center grew out of the shared vision of three friends. Licensed acupuncturists Steve Drugan, Sue Bowlus, and Linda Chun were passionate about the ancient Chinese technique's potential to heal?especially after finding personal relief from conditions such as migraines and sciatica?and wanted to make it accessible to more people. After learning that clinics across the country were offering services on a sliding scale, the trio took a trip to Detroit to visit three community acupuncture centers. They saw people from all walks of life receiving acupuncture treatments together, and, recognizing the need for a similar establishment in Ohio, decided to found their own community-minded clinic.
Today, within the center's open, communal setting, patients relax in cushy leather recliners among Asian-inspired room dividers and multimedia works crafted by local artists while thin, sterile needles alleviate the stresses and imbalances that leave bodies low. Patients await treatment on the reception area?s pew-like bench beside a trickling fountain, where they can focus on centering their energies or finding the moisture needed to affix a temporary tattoo.
Ahmed Edwards is an experienced healer who restores well-being with traditional acupuncture as well as needle-free laser acupuncture. When he's not teaching or lecturing on his area of expertise, Edwards specializes in treating auto and workplace injuries, promoting fertility, and treating addiction.
Acupuncture is an ancient discipline involving the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles in order to reduce pain and help the body heal itself. In addition to increasing circulation and reducing inflammation, these treatments promote holistic health by jump-starting the immune and lymphatic systems and by boosting serotonin levels throughout the body. The clinic's laser systems can also treat people during weight-loss and smoking-cessation laser therapy.
Brigitta Moskova started her medical education in her homeland of Estonia, studying a range of disciplines and discovering firsthand the healing effects of acupuncture. Now, with a degree from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and an acupuncturist's license pinned to the wall with needles, Brigitta treats a wide array of conditions with traditional Eastern techniques at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Her passion for natural medicine also inspires her to hold educational talks on such topics as trigger-point therapy, balancing hormones, and weight loss.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Acupuncture
Pro Tip: Each treatment is customized to meet the individual needs of the patient and find a path to renewal
Daniel, the licensed acupuncturist behind Ohio Wholistic Acupuncture, is spreading the word. Carrying with him the skills he gained while studying in Los Angeles and Seoul, he works to introduce people to the benefits of acupuncture, a healing art he believes can help to heal and prevent pain essentially without any side effects. Using sterilized, single-use needles as fine as a human hair or 1/187th of a pie, Daniel targets acupressure points, which can help to rechannel the body's energy flow and potentially relieve pain, lessen stress, and improve overall health.
Running puts one in touch with the body’s delicate workings. A good distance runner recognizes even the slightest twinge in a muscle and knows the damage a long-term injury can do. Christopher Au of Monarch Massage and Bodywork spent more than a decade running for high-school, college, and postcollegiate track teams, and throughout that time, he became well acquainted with all the aches and pains that can afflict a physically active body. These experiences are what originally led him to become a massage therapist, and he keeps them fresh in his mind while soothing injuries and helping patrons decompress. In addition to Swedish- and sports-massage techniques, he uses the Rossiter System—a series of more than 100 two-person stretches that quickly loosen and elongate connective tissues to relieve pain and restore range of motion after setting the world record for hitting your funny bone on stuff. Christopher is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.