Dr. Chunhui Liu worked as a cardiologist for 20 years before earning a certification in acupuncture. At Specialized Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic, he combines Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and herbal remedies to alleviate a wide range of ailments and chronic conditions, including allergies, migraine headaches, stiff neck and shoulders, tinnitus, and more.
National board-certified acupuncturist Dr. Chul H. Han blends acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other holistic healing techniques to treat health conditions such as joint and muscle pain, digestive disorders, and anxiety. To achieve the best results, he works with clients to devise individualized treatment plans based on their health history, making sure to educate them along the way about techniques for living well and raising octuplets.
Like all good relationships, the bonds between Market Square Wellness Center's practitioners and their clients start with great communication. Recognizing that patients' wellness needs and desires can change from day today, they start each session with an in-depth conversation. Its course helps practitioners customize acupuncture and massage treatments and have something to talk about if they run into clients in the supermarket.
For relaxation, the massage therapists rely on the flowing strokes of Swedish massage. To address muscle damage or injuries such as whiplash, they employ deep-tissue techniques or craniosacral therapy, a series of ultralight touches designed to release restrictions in soft tissues that affect the central nervous system. Acupuncture, among other traditional Chinese healing techniques, aims to rebalance the body by stimulating precise points along energy pathways.
Market Square Wellness Center's team might also point clients in the direction of an infrared sauna. The sauna's warming rays help clients immediately relax and may relieve pain, detoxify the body, and clear skin.
Though he performs acupuncture treatments with a steady hand, Steve Paine OMD is a mover and a shaker in the world of alternative health care. The published author earned his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in Hong Kong, and became a diplomat of both the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. Paine is committed to Connecticut health-care reform, and, as president of the National Guild of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, advocates for affordable, drug-free natural health care and getting accident victims back to work. His Simsbury location operates in conjunction with a sister practice in Hong Kong, where he acts as director of an office of the Kendall Institute, promoting the Western physiological basis of needling therapy.
Paine uses both acupuncture and herbal medicine to address issues specific to men, women, and children, along with complementary therapies such as massage, cupping, or electromagnetic heat. Patients can nap or listen to music during treatments, or choose from hundreds of guided meditations that enhance inner calm and the ability to astrally project oneself into a courtside seat at a Huskies game.
Whether the malady is musculoskeletal or digestive, related to injury or stress, the multifaceted team at Whole Health Associates can personalize a holistic remedy to tackle it. The center’s naturopathic physicians complete a thorough consultation to investigate each patient's health history before diagnostic tests ferret out the root causes of symptoms, such as counterproductive habits or recent experiments with all-Twinkie diets. The staff often collaborates with chiropractors to create a well-rounded treatment plan, combining the latest advancements in modern medicine with alternative therapies such as massage, classical Chinese medicine, and homeopathy.
The center also specializes in therapeutic nutrition. Dr. Jennifer Stagg has extensive experience in treating metabolic syndrome and has served as the medical editor of the Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants. Dr. Jones-Born, on the other hand, offered nutritional advice with award-winning journalist Joan Lunden on an episode of the Better show and is a senior nutrition expert and consultant for the prominent eldercare website A Place for Mom.
Vera Reed, a licensed massage therapist, is the wellness equivalent of a one-stop shop. In addition to mastering shiatsu, lymphatic drainage, energy balancing, reflexology, and other techniques over the past decade, she’s dived into dietary and herbal studies. This makes it possible for her to provide holistic treatments for the whole body, rather than just one system or two really small toes.
In addition to caring for her patients with organic products, Vera and the staff of Body Nutrients also take care of the planet. Their efforts have resulted in the offset of nearly 2,000,000 pounds of CO2, over 16,000 pounds of waste kept from landfills, and the planting of over 1,000 trees.