Before opening OC Salt Therapy, Robert Condraschi spent sleepless nights listening to and worrying about the labored breathing of his 2-year-old son Constantin. After visiting dozens of doctors, all of whom offered different diagnoses for Constantin?s ailments, it became clear that surgery was the last viable treatment plan. Before agreeing to invasive measures, Robert and his son booked a trip to the Eastern European salt mines. Within days of basking in the therapeutic chamber, Constantin?s breathing grew steadier, and he slept through the night for the first time in years.
Now, OC Salt Therapy?s founders strive to spark similar recoveries in clients of all ages. They have coated three rooms from floor to ceiling in pure, untreated salt, and each room houses a halogenerator that disperses microscopic particles of salt through the air. In the adult room, clients recline on chaise lounges and listen to soothing music. In the children?s room, tykes can tinker with toys, help sentient salt shakers write letters to forlorn pepper grinders, or watch DVDs on flat-screen TVs as parents supervise through the glass door for kids 10 and up, or inside the room for those under 10.
Dr. Khanh Tran and his staff operate under a simple premise: the structure of the body determines its function. Dr. Tran keeps this in mind as he runs his hands along his clients? spines, looking for the telltale subluxations and slipped disks that may signal any number of physical issues. Though these issues run the gamut from chronic discomfort to a freely rotating head, the chiropractic staff consistently relies on an approach that triggers the body?s recuperative abilities with natural, drug-free therapies. The multidisciplined team works as a single unit, combining acupuncture, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling in a program anchored by the doctor?s chiropractic adjustments.
A student of martial arts, Drew Nystrom discovered his calling through the study of traditional Oriental medicine. At Precision Point Wellness, Drew diagnoses the root of pain and discomfort through a variety of techniques and methodologies. Acupuncture and cupping therapy work simultaneously to stimulate the immune system by activating specific zones of the body, while traditional gua sha massage relieves tension and invigorates tired blood. Drew can also foster patients in the study of qi gong, the restorative study of breathing techniques, and guided meditation.
Located in Garden Grove and Los Angeles, Pinebrook Acupuncture is devoted to treating each client holistically. With a belief in getting to the roots of problems instead of treating symptoms, the licensed acupuncturists here treat everything from migraines and depression to sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic pain. Each patient is throughly examined before the acupuncture session begins. After the needles are painlessly inserted, the body's energy is redirected, reducing any possible energy blockages and helping provide relief from stress and pain.
The therapists at Action Therapy want their clients' pain to go away, which is why they often combine Eastern and Western treatments and methods. Licensed physical therapists may work with massage therapists or acupuncturists to get bodies back into a state of wellness and keep them there. In addition to pain treatments, the traditional Chinese medicine therapists also work to alleviate other health issues, including dizziness, weight control, and depression.
Ace Rehab relies on a combination of physical therapy, medical massage, and alternative medicine treatments to restore optimal function to bodies. Licensed physical therapists can help heal ailments ranging from muscle strains to torn ligaments to arthritis. Health experts create custom fitness programs, too, taking into account a patient's injury and one's ability to heal. Qualified patients even get free transportation to and from the clinic.
Medical massages incorporate such techniques as targeted deep-tissue kneads and gentle Swedish strokes, and can complement the physical therapy. Ace's acupuncturists can also help with problems unrelated to pain, such as rosacea and infertility.