Cristina Gillis first came to Chinese medicine not as a student, but as a long-time allergy sufferer. The immediate relief of her many symptoms didn't just make her feel better, it also sparked a journey of self-discovery and a deep desire to help others to free themselves from pain and illness. The licensed acupuncturist now pays it forward at Amelia Acupuncture, where she strives to alleviate maladies with several styles of acupuncture.
Gillis specializes in five-element acupuncture, a westernized method that uses fewer needles and is based on the belief that illness is the result of emotional and spiritual causes. She also employs the mei zen method of cosmetic acupuncture, which aims to stimulate collagen production and blood flow to reduce wrinkles. Her training in Chinese medicine and certification in Chinese herbs further facilitates patient wellness, as do auriculotherapy acupuncture sessions, which focus only on the ears to address conditions such as stress, addiction, and the annoying ability to hear dog whistles.
Holding a bachelor's degree in health science in one hand and a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the other, Haley Honeysett exercises her wealth of knowledge and depth of experience with holistic remedies at the helm of Honeysett Acupuncture. Employing the ancient techniques perfected by Chinese acupuncturists over 2,500 years, Haley and her staff stimulate specific points across clients' bodies using hair-thin needles, helping boost blood flow and treat diverse ailments such as back pain, migraines, insomnia, and trouble digesting swords. Haley also has experience using the therapy to support clients' fertility and to cultivate inner butterfly gardens.
The only thing better than a quick recovery from illness is not getting ill in the first place. That philosophy guides Doctor of Chiropractic Lundy Tacti, who, along with his fellow professionals at Beaches Chiropractic and Wellness Center, focuses on preventative, holistic chiropractic techniques that help achieve peak health. As patients soak in the clinic’s tranquil environment, custom treatment plans integrate adjustments, acupuncture, and massage to tackle maladies such as arthritis, whiplash, or back injuries from unusually physical games of Chinese checkers. Each treatment is designed to help trigger self-healing capabilities, which the doctor augments by advising patients on lifestyle and nutrition planning.
Helmed by Dr. Opachich, the team of holistic healers at Opachich Wellness Center uses Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) to diagnose allergens and retrain the body during allergy-relief sessions. During the one-hour procedure, practitioners expose patients to tiny amounts of allergens to determine which allergies, if any, exist. After identifying allergies to foods, airborne irritants, chemicals, and cupcakes frosted with pollen, a specialist treats bodies with a combination of acupressure techniques and positive-response modalities.
At Hodges Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Bloom, Sr. calls upon his years of experience to relieve pain and promote overall wellness. Dr. Bloom's education and training has led him across the country: the Maryland native graduated from Regents College in New York, went on to Life University Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, and is currently enrolled in the doctorate of nutrition program at the University of Miami. His interest in wellness has also led him to operate a lifestyle-coaching firm.
Dr. Bloom offers treatments that include massage, physical therapy, and integrative wellness. In addition to diversified adjustments, the doctor aligns spines with the precise Gonstead method, the instrument-based Activator method, and gentle range-of-motion techniques that improve the ability to retrieve wayward kites from tree branches.
Chiropractic doctor Robert DeVincentis has helped alleviate pain and align the spines of more than 5,000 patients. Inside Intracoastal Chiropractic Clinic, he helms a staff who aids in healing with massage therapy, chiropractic care, and i-Lipo treatments.