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9401 Mathy Dr, Ste 100, Fairfax 703-323-5690 Virginia University of Oriental Medicine is a private, nonprofit and accredited university offering graduate degree programs in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. They also offer licensed acupuncturists the opportunity to advance and develop their professional skills through continuing education. Read More »

Vishal Verma, DC, CCSP

Dr. Verma specializes in functional chiropractic care for pain management and active restoration of the body. He treats the root causes using gentle chiropractic, physical therapy, cold laser therapy and rehabilitation for fast effective results. Dr. Verma treats back, neck, spine and joint pain, sciatica, sports injuries, fibromyalgia and various other chronic and acute pain conditions. Rose Wellness Center 2944 ... Read More »

Dr. Allan Tomson, DC

Dr. Allan Tomson, DC, editor of Neck, Back and Beyond Healing Arts in Fairfax, with a satellite office in Manassas, VA. He is not your ordinary chiropractor, with skills and experience in functional medicine, visceral manipulation, cranial sacral therapy and Cayce protocols. Neck, Back and Beyond 10560 Main Ste., Ste. PH-1, Fairfax, VA 703-865-5690 Read More »

Marianna Scippa, MS, MHSA, RPP – Workplace Wellness

Marianne Scippa brings an innovative combination of psychology, organizational development and holistic health care to her work. In partnership with Dr. Tomson at Neck, Back and Beyond, they have created a series of experiential wellness inspired programs for any size company interested in creating a culture of health. Neck, Back and Beyond 10560 Main Ste., Ste. PH-1, Fairfax, VA ... Read More »

Nurtured Bones

Nurtured Bones, with Susan Brady, MPT, provides a holistic approach to addressing osteoporosis and bone loss. Their BONES method will help build strong, healthy bones for life. Located in Falls Church. 703-738-4230 Read More »

Massage for Surgery and Recovery

by Bill Getz Many people who have undergone a surgical procedure are left with some pain or even loss in their range of motion. There are many factors which could be creating these sensations and one of those is the scar tissue formation that has developed at deeper levels in the body.             Take, for instance, any surgery on the ... Read More »

Eco-Friendly Home Building

Innovations Boost Energy Efficiency by John D. Ivanko and Liam Kivirist Smart, innovative, technological breakthroughs are making buildings more energy-efficient, healthier to live in and highly attuned to our connected world. “Homeowners continue to be interested in green building options because they help foster a healthier, more comfortable and affordable home—and it’s good for the environment,” says Dan Chiras, Ph.D., ... Read More »

Amicus Green Building Center

Imagine a wonderfully designed space reflecting your style and your values, plus it doesn’t smell. A great thing about building green is that it does so many key things for you: fosters healthier air, water and materials; avoids dangerous chemicals; uses less energy; spaces are quieter and more comfortable; adopts the latest technologies; is gentle on our environment; and raises ... Read More »

Letter From The Publisher

Dear Friends, I have story to tell you—nothing full of intrigue or suspense—but a story of a journey. In fact, it is my journey story and there is a surprise ending. For many years prior to publishing Natural Awakenings D.C., I worked with religious nonprofit organizations—in publishing, advocacy, event management, development—each position striving to help bring a voice to the ... Read More »

Medical Massage

Targeted Therapy for Specific Ills by Linda Sechrist Specialty certificate programs representing advanced education and training within a modality qualified as therapeutic massage and bodywork are benefitting today’s massage therapists and their clients. Often considered as requirements for specific populations such as seniors, athletes, infants and cancer patients and survivors, some outcome-based specialty modalities are referred to as “medical massage”. ... Read More »