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Holistic health-care practitioner and Elements Natural Therapy owner Marguerite Gavel has been helping patients via alternative modalities for more than 15 years. Backed by a degree in oriental medicine, Gavel employs herbs, gua sha, and other techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine to address physical and emotional maladies. She uses a biomeridian assessment to gauge electrical conductivity through points on the hands and feet, then aims to restore the body's energetic balance with acupuncture. Gavel can also personalize a therapeutic aromatherapy massage with lavender to ease stress, or use orange essence to reduce hand inflammation caused by clapping ecstatically for newfound relaxation.