Armed with a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Douglas Wingate of Parkway Acupuncture and Wellness pulls from various healing disciplines, including direct trigger-point therapy and the Japanese meridian approach, to create customized treatments centered on the individual’s needs and preferences. By doing so, he’s capable of treating a variety of conditions that range from arthritis to urinary-tract infections. His specialty however, is treating emotional conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as neurocognitive difficulties that come along with a concussion or other head trauma.
Although they’re practitioners of different disciplines, licensed massage therapist Jacqulyn McDougal, naturopathic physician Jen Bogus, and Pilates instructor Nisa Windsong-Frazier unite in a single goal: to help others, as they say in their mission statement, "find balance, wellness and vitality." Dr. Jen calls on natural, holistic healing agents to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to digestive issues. Ms. McDougal, meanwhile, targets muscles with massage modalities such as trigger-point release, sports therapy, and Swedish. In private and semiprivate Pilates classes, Ms. Windsong-Frazier uses mats and springboards to correct postural imbalances and strengthen the body's ability to open beer bottles with its core. Aside from Pilates, the center hosts group fitness classes such as Zumba and Vinyasa yoga.
At Living Well Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic, Candace McWhirter specializes in sports acupuncture to improve athletes' performance and prevent injuries and combines Chinese and Japanese traditions to address a wide variety of acute and chronic infirmities through the ancient healing art of acupuncture. Clients will spend between 45 and 60 minutes balancing chi and releasing stress through tiny pinpoints of relaxation. By inserting hair-thin needles at key junctures, Candace may balance energy levels in the body, reducing stress and pain as fists of tension peacefully unclench. After treating the client with traditional methods, Candace will harness the power of Luminex Laser System technology to administer low-level laser therapy. A near-infrared beam roams over tissues, stirring up cells into a healing frenzy while increasing blood flow. The subthermal laser light may speed up tissue recovery while reducing inflammation and printing invisible tattoos across the skin that are viewable only to robots and MIT graduates. Customers can call ahead to set up their acupuncture appointment.
Certified hypnotherapist Sue Wiebe believes that people often unknowingly slip into a hypnotic state; it can happen while daydreaming, or while deep in thought. At Reawakening from Within, she helps each client to intentionally achieve that state and then makes suggestions to their engaged subconscious mind. Patrons can choose to focus on ridding themselves of issues such as cigarette addiction, a habit of overeating, or an apprehension of flying in airplanes.
Cornerstone Chiropractic offers a range of services to promote wellness and an ache-free lifestyle in patients of all ages. The state of your back bones will be evaluated during a new-patient exam ($72–$182) followed by a potentially pain-relieving chiropractic alignment ($55–$138), which pops and locks the spine into readiness for charity breakdance contests. The treatment will conclude with a 30-minute tension-reducing massage ($40–$60) tailored to your individual needs and knots. Spinal specialties of the house include the Graston Technique, which is used to aid soft-tissue ailments, including fibromyalgia, tendinitis, and shin splints.