Though it happened under unfortunate circumstances, Dr. Tara Urschel discovered chiropractic care at a very young age. At 12, Tara sought treatment due to injuries she received as a competitive figure skater. As she rebounded, Tara realized the benefits of chiropractic, and later, after teaching international athletes under the supervision of Olympic medalist Sergei Chetverukhin, she decided she wanted to help others achieve wellness in the same way. While training at New York Chiropractic College, she met her husband, Dr. Michael Urschel. Together, at Ashburn Medical Spa & Wellness Center, they help clients achieve optimal health through chiropractic care, neurological consultations, herbal medicine, and nutrition counseling.
Prevention. That's the true patient goal for the team at Greater Falls Church Chiropractic & Acupuncture Wellness Center. The staff, led by Dr. Amir Ahmadiyar, D.C., works with patients not only to help them feel better after pain begins, but to keep it from starting. They accomplish that each day through treatments that focus on holistic health practices.
Acupuncture taps into the body's natural healing process with the application of small, thin needles at acupressure points, which unblocking trapped energy that would otherwise force the body to disco dance more than normal. But the central part of the practice always comes back to chiropractic care, which sees the doctor administering spinal alignments and exams to help patients get back on the path to wellness.
The holistic specialists at ACN Wellness help bodies to heal themselves with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, nutritional guidance, and osteopathic therapies. They aim to ease maladies by finding and treating the root cause of the symptoms, rather than suppressing them with drugs or lots of television. Chiropractic doctors Viet Le and Francisco Fernandez are trained in a medley of integrative chiropractic and acupuncture techniques. Grace Lee manages pain, anxiety, and obesity with acupuncture and Oriental medicine, turning to supplemental methods such as acupressure, cupping, and electrical muscle stimulation.
Dr. Alicia Haupt can attest to the benefits of chiropractic firsthand, as she started seeing a chiropractor in 1970, 15 years before she began practicing herself. Today, Dr. Haupt uses modern techniques such as cold-laser therapy and ultrasound therapy to pinpoint and treat the sources of chronic back pain, such as old sports injuries or vertebrae on sabbatical. However, she also draws on classic chiropractic methods such as trigger-point work and adjustments to treat conditions ranging from aching feet to fibromyalgia.
At Massage Pro Faith, certified massage therapist Faith M. Coppola helps her patients overcome stress and bodily aches with a diverse array of therapies. Faith’s repertoire includes gentle Swedish and gentler feather-stroke massages, an intense deep-tissue technique, and a hot-stone massage that employs smooth heated stones coated in shea butter.
At Reiki 4 Better Living, practitioners Josie and Leo share many things—a marriage, two children, and a passion for helping clients heal. To do so, they rely on reiki, which involves a set of intuitive touches and essential oils designed to align the body's qi, or internal energies. The aim is to promote recovery from a host of physical and emotional illnesses. Both certified practitioners apply their skills at hospitals, hospices, and their own studio.