Like many kids, Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Peters grew up climbing trees, playing sports, and getting his fair share of injuries. None of them left him debilitated––until he woke up one morning unable to stand up. He was only 17 years old at the time. After one chiropractic adjustment, he walked out of the doctor's office. Though he went on to earn a business degree and have a successful career, he never stopped seeing a chiropractor. The treatments and practitioners nurtured Steve's fascination with the body's innate ability to heal itself. Inspired by this knowledge, Steven enrolled at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, earned his doctorate, and took up his post at Momentum Chiropractic.
At Momentum Chiropractic, he works alongside Dr. Nesrein Sweidan, who learned about acupuncture and Eastern medicine while becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. Together, they help athletes and active patients improve their performance and heal after strenuous activity or really intense sofa naps.
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.
Fitness Solutions approaches health and wellness from many angles, staffed by an eclectic roster of chiropractors, massage therapists, and personal trainers. Clients tend to their health concerns through consultations with acupuncturists and massage therapists and develop individualized exercise regimens with personal trainers.
As a chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, and an aesthetician, Dr. Nina La marries health and beauty at her clinic, Numei Acupuncture, Chiropractic & Skin Care. She uses the gentle but effective activator techniques to correct spinal misalignments, ultimately releasing pain and tension from the back and neck. Clients can also ask for Chinese medicine specialties such as cupping, acupressure, and both traditional and electroacupuncture—available either a la carte or combined with chiropractic treatments. She even incorporates her acupuncture expertise during cosmetic acupuncture sessions, using carefully placed needles to ease away fine lines and restoring muscle elasticity.
And though health overrides beauty, Dr. Nina also provides a wealth of tailor-made skincare treatments that make faces glow. Both the doctor and her fellow licensed aesthetician, Demi Nguyen, are certified Dermalogica Experts, a status that indicates their success at the highest levels of the company's training. They both use Face Mapping system to carefully analyze skin not as a whole, but as 14 individual parts. From there, they customize facial treatments to meet each individual’s condition, be it a dry, dull complexion, aging skin, or acne that sprouts every time you tell a lie.