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.
In an industry beset by claims of miracle cures driven by unproven technologies, the husband-and-wife team of Drs. Hugo and Nicole Orozco return chiropractic care to its time-tested roots. Eschewing fads such as electrical stimulation, cold-laser treatments, and just yelling at muscles until they stop hurting, the pair delivers physical adjustments inspired by their experience with biomechanics and personal training. With gentle pressure, the doctors shift slipped discs back into place to help infants, adults, and seniors overcome aches and other chronic maladies. In addition, they optimize at-home wellness regimens with supervised nutritional support and whole-food supplements procured through health-care professionals.
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.
National-board-certified acupuncturist Mark Dedrick customizes Chinese-inspired holistic healing methods to help bodies overcome a variety of maladies. During appointments, clients relax in the studio's infrared-heated room while Mark devotes his full attention to treating them. He may use sterile needles to redirect nerve impulses and trigger the body's self-healing capabilities, stimulate blood flow with cupping techniques, or knead muscles during tui na massage. Mark can also place seeds at strategic points over the ears, which can be compressed to address sensations such as cigarette cravings and subconscious spy orders.
"Something hurts." The doctors at Absolute Medical Clinic—which has eight locations in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas—are used to hearing that from their patients. Fortunately, their clinics' thorough diagnostics systems can swiftly pinpoint the issue in most cases. After x-rays, ultrasounds, or other tests, they work with men, women, and kids to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Like a truck driver who's way ahead of schedule, their treatment plans might take a lot of different routes. In addition to chiropractic treatments, the doctors on staff have experience in rehabilitation, physical therapy, and various forms of medical care. They work alongside massage therapists, and the team also gives guidance on nutrition and overall health. Med spa treatments including laser hair removal and body contouring mean that the outside of the body gets almost as much attention as the inside.
A Parker College of Chiropractic graduate, Doctor of Chiropractic Alan Smith was unsure where to begin his chiropractic practice, so he let fate decide for him by throwing a dart at a map. He settled in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2001, opening a practice based on the five axioms of heath: chiropractic, exercise, positive mental attitude, nutrition, and sleep. After a decade, Dr. Alan relocated to Florida, where he continues his mission to restore bodies to their optimal states of wellness.
Dr. Alan thoroughly explains chiropractic science to all who enter his practice and discusses expectations and results before each patient undergoes any treatment. This complimentary consultation helps Dr. Alan and his patients work together to develop a customized-treatment plan based on the patients’ individual needs.