Marisa Fanelli's first close-up encounter with Western medicine was at the age of 17, when her mother fell ill, and it was riddled with disappointments. Misdiagnoses, ineffective medications and surgeries, and most importantly, doctors' apathy toward her mother's personal well-being, discouraged Marisa. But her negative experience with modern medicine culminated in something positive: an exploration of acupuncture. At Healing Point Therapeutics, Marisa not only uses acupuncture to heal her clients mentally and physically, but she also offers other treatments in the same vein. These treatments include hypnotherapy—which she sometimes blends with acupuncture—cupping, and Gua Sha, a massage-like practice.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Bruce Hirsch has been treating a wide range of corporeal pains with a multidisciplinary approach that combines chiropractic treatments and acupuncture. Migraines, back and neck pain, and general bodily malaise all fall within the healing scope of Dr. Hirsch's strategically placed needles and chiropractic adjustments. Aside from medical issues, Dr. Hirsch can also address aesthetics, using acupuncture to promote the skin's healing process to smooth wrinkles and even the complexion. By getting to the heart of patients’ aches and pains, Dr. Hirsch’s aims not to alleviate symptoms, but to eliminate problems at their core.
Dr. Yi Luo’s grandfather spent his 97 years of life helping those with medical needs. And for the past 15 years, Dr. Luo has continued his legacy by healing patients with alternative therapies, such as cupping, tui na massage, noninsertion acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
The founder of Newton Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, Dr. Julie Burke and Dr. John Coleman believe that health is best pursued by reducing the risk of pain and illness rather than merely treating symptoms. With their fellow professionals, they help keep patrons limber and hale with NSA spinal adjustments, massage, HydroMassage and detox services. After helping with physical ailments, wellness coaching helps guests further enhance their quality of life, rethinking diets, exercise regimens, and the amount of time spent cursing at pigeons. Newton Chiropractic and Wellness Centre practices a unique “gentle touch” form of chiropractic, known as Network Spinal Analysis (NSA).
For more than 10 years, Stella Frishman has helped her visitors better their health through the art of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Her advanced training allows her to address a variety of mental and physical conditions, including allergies, back pain, and complications associated with nerve damage. Stella places an emphasis on safety and comfort, using pre-sterilized, single-use steel acupuncture needles and making herself available to answer any customer questions.