Alternative Medicine

When I first started looking into alternative medicine it was an exciting time full of new experiences and possibilities. Now that that I know it works I am hooked for life. There is no better feeling than being able to take care of your health on your own in a natural way. To live preventatively is so much easier than to try and reverse an ailment.

We all have things that come up from time to time. An achy back or spring allergies, something is bound to pop up at some point and when it does you need someone you can go to. Alternative medicine practitioners offer a wide range of healing modalities from bodywork to reiki to acupuncture. Here are my recommendations and in my opinion the best in their fields.

San Francisco, CA

Jbodyworks – 

What you go here for: Injury recovery and strength training.

Founder, Jae Yee has been in the health and wellness industry since 2003. As a Hendrickson Method therapist, he specializes in muscular dysfunctions and soft tissue injuries. His study of the human body started at age 10 where he practiced and studied the philosophies of movement and energy through Chinese martial arts and Tai-Chi. Jae holds over 200 hours of study in combined Eastern and Western modalities of bodywork, is a Nationally-Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and a Performance Enhancement Specialist with Z-Health, a neuro-science based performance system.

After having the honor and privilege of being on staff for 6 years with Dr. Tom Hendrickson at the Hendrickson Clinic, Jae is now a Master Trainer for Z-Health and has a movement therapy studio located in the SOMA area of San Francisco, where he trains and develops a team of coaches dedicated to having : “EVERY BODY WORK”.

Contact Jae: jae@jbodyworks.com

 

In Touch

What you go here for: Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, injury recovery

Founder, Jordanna Eve is a New York and California State licensed acupuncturist, nationally certified Chinese herbal therapist, certified Forrest Yoga instructor (RYT-200) and certified Authentic Pilates instructor specializing in pain management, injury recovery & prevention, and emotional balancing.

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Dramatic Art-Dance from the University of California at Berkeley, she completed a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to operating a dual private acupuncture and pilates + yoga + barre practice, Jordanna has instructed both individual and group classes in large-scale gyms, privately owned studios, homes, and offices throughout the New York area since 2002 and most recently, in San Francisco.

She is the co-creator of Barre Burn, an ultra fresh and fierce Equinox group fitness class with international acclaim. Nationally, Jordanna has led numerous Master Classes and Teacher Trainings in this dynamic, powerful method.

Clients gravitate toward her movement + healing arts sanctuary for compassionate care, inspiring flow and magical healing touch. With a whole-hearted penchant for travel, Jordanna LOVES leading seasonal wellness retreats from the local to the exotic, brightening spirits along the way.

Contact Jordana: j@intouchsf.com

Oahu, HI

Kara Zahl

What you go to her for: Massage, reiki, cranial sacral therapy

Kara is one of the most gifted healers I have ever met. Going to her for bodywork is an experience for all of the senses and you will receive so much more than what you pay for. First off, she really listens so tell her not only about what is going on in your body but also in your life. She takes that information and her acute intuition and chooses specific healing modalities that will best apply to your unique situation. Your body will feel amazing and you will find deep personal inspiration after a visit with Kara. This is a very personalized and special experience.

Contact Kara: (732) 281-7938