A licensed acupuncturist with the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, Jason Rinker is qualified to design treatment plans based on holistic assessments of his patients. Patients step into Mr. Rinker's office to discuss their goals for the visit, which can include relief from stress, pain, or inflammation caused by injury or unmediated pride. Treatment plans may cobble together an array of techniques that include acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion, an herbally based practice.
Mark Rues first became a believer in acupuncture after experiencing its effects firsthand. He now uses this ancient Chinese method at Five CrossRoads Acupuncture to help relieve patients of a variety of ailments—including stress, infertility, and back pain. Using a style developed by Japanese master Kiiko Matsumoto, Rues first performs palpations to uncover the best points for treatment. From there, he inserts hair-thin needles into the skin with the aim of boosting circulation and unblocking energy pathways.
Licensed acupuncturist Daniel D. Nemer helms Translating Health, a holistic healing center where acupuncture liberates chi, massages limber up muscles, and the therapeutic powers of exercise alleviate ailments. Acupuncture places needles at specific points along the body’s meridians, or energy channels, liberating chi or pent-up rapping abilities. The treatments rarely hurt and may improve bodies after one session. In massages, Nemer kneads muscles using a blend of reiki, bodywork, and acupressure to diminish tension and pain. Nemer’s supervised distribution of herbal therapies and nutritional advice helps clients prolong good health with potent organic herbs that they can cook, apply topically, or sprinkle like confetti over their duvets.