Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.
During the initial consultation, Holistic Health Partnering's physicians, Drs. Jane Walker and Kathleen Mueller, review patients’ medical histories and answer lingering questions about the stress- and pain-busting process of acupuncture. The first 60- to 75-minute session kicks off with a brief physical examination, which allows the doctors to customize the treatment. They’ll then insert hair-thin needles into the body to release pain-fighting endorphins and other calming chemicals. Subsequent sessions lasts 45–60 minutes, and appointments can be made online, much to the consternation of tin-can phones.
I’m Dr. Andrew Gregory, a board certified chiropractic neurologist with over 18 years of experience helping patients regain their health without using medications or surgery. As a lifelong learner, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help people feel and function better.
At Elemental Transformation Acupuncture, healer Becky La Plante relies on the classical five-element approach to acupuncture. She homes in on a causative factor, that is, the issue at the core of a patient’s internal imbalance. Then she uses acupuncture needles to defeat it and corresponding symptoms, from anxiety and addiction to headaches and joint pain.
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.
Little did Dr. Jan Iyengar know that visiting a homeopathic doctor 45 years ago would not only cure his asthma, but it would also stir a passion for homeopathy that’s guided the rest of his career.
Since breathing easier, he’s become a nationally certified massage therapist, homeopathic consultant, and board-certified hypnotherapist. Inside Body-Mind Wellness Center, Dr. Iyengar harnesses his advanced training in modalities including sports massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release to help bodies drain metabolic waste and improve range of motion. His hypnotherapy sessions also open up his patients’ subconscious minds to suggestion, helping them gain control over the negative feelings that lead to addiction, overeating, and strongly worded letters to the editor about fire-hydrant placement.
At Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Kristie Hosey is part of the team that works to maintain patients' wellness, and Kristie's focus is on helping clients move well. She works to relieve tensions and recurring pains through therapeutic massage. Clients with achy backs or sprained muscles may receive a host of benefits from Kristie's Swedish massages, including reduced anxiety and muscle spasms.