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Acupuncture

Chinese medicine has a rich history of treating a variety of ailments ranging from depression and weight loss to infertility and stress management. Our practitioners at IVY use a variety of tools to best fit each patient's case, including: acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Chinese herbs, and trigger-point therapy.


Bodywork Therapy

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists (LMBT) are board certified therapists with extensive training in anatomy and physiology.  Their knowledge of the body's neuromuscular structure is above and beyond most general massage therapists, making them therapeutically effective in comparison.  IVY's LMBTs are trained to use a wide range of hands-on techniques for your greatest benefit.  These incl... Read More

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists (LMBT) are board certified therapists with extensive training in anatomy and physiology.  Their knowledge of the body's neuromuscular structure is above and beyond most general massage therapists, making them therapeutically effective in comparison.  IVY's LMBTs are trained to use a wide range of hands-on techniques for your greatest benefit.  These include but are not limited to Swedish massage, bodywork, myofascial release, tigger point therapy, joint mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists can help relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness.  Some common conditions that LMBTs address include:
- Headaches
- Sciatica 
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- General anxiety
- Back pain
- Hip and shoulder pain
- Post-accident injuries


Bowen Therapy

A Certified Bowen Therapist is a trained practitioner that uses a gentle, hands-on Bowen technique to unwind fascia, release muscle bellies, and reset the nervous system. The specific points that our Bowen Therapist rolls over corresponds to her in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, acupuncture meridians, and 800+ hours of hands-on experience around the world.


Chiropractic

A Doctor of Chiropractor (DC)  is a medical practitioner highly trained spinal and joint anatomy.  Their treatment is focused on spinal and joint adjustments that correct misalignments often contributing to pain.  Licensed chiropractors acquire their degree from an accredited 4-year post-grad program, followed by a board exam, and approved state licensure. 


Counseling & Psychotherapy

Clinical counselors work with individuals, groups, couples, and families. They assist in evaluating and treating mental and physical states, addictions, and behavioral problems by addressing underlying emotions using a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques. In short, a counselor unfolds and finds what makes you "you" over time in order to empower you from the core. Licensed counselors h... Read More

Clinical counselors work with individuals, groups, couples, and families. They assist in evaluating and treating mental and physical states, addictions, and behavioral problems by addressing underlying emotions using a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques. In short, a counselor unfolds and finds what makes you "you" over time in order to empower you from the core.

Licensed counselors have a master's or doctoral degree in mental health counseling, 3,000 supervised clinical hours, and have passed multiple credentialing exams. For more information, visit North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors website:

https://www.ncblpc.org/


Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment used to provide relief from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, complex regional pain syndrome, fascial adhesions, multiple sclerosis, nerve pain, TMJ, speech impairment, epilepsy, and post-stroke effects. Light touch is used to move fluids surrounding the central nervous system.


Health Coaching

Health coaches are highly skilled in helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals, such as weight management, stress reduction, and lifestyle changes. They provide personalized guidance, support, and motivation to clients, empowering them to make sustainable changes for improved health and well-being.


Naturopathic & Herbal Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are medically trained, naturally focused physicians who shine in treating chronic conditions. The general educational structure for naturopathic doctors is comparable to that of conventional medical doctors (MDs) and osteopathic doctors (DOs). The key difference is their extensive training in nutrition, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathic mani... Read More

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are medically trained, naturally focused physicians who shine in treating chronic conditions. The general educational structure for naturopathic doctors is comparable to that of conventional medical doctors (MDs) and osteopathic doctors (DOs). The key difference is their extensive training in nutrition, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathic manipulations, counseling, and homeopathy. For most ailments, NDs tend to opt for natural treatments before resorting to pharmaceuticals or surgical interventions.

For more information, visit North Carolina's Association of Naturopathic Physicians or AANMC's website :

http://ncanp.com/
https://aanmc.org/


Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy uses the science of food to support clients in healthy eating. Our practitioners work with clients who desire individualized food and lifestyle plans that meet their unique needs and health goals. IVY's nutritional therapists work as personal consultants that customize meal plans both for individuals and entire families. Several sessions are typically expected to make the ... Read More

Nutrition therapy uses the science of food to support clients in healthy eating. Our practitioners work with clients who desire individualized food and lifestyle plans that meet their unique needs and health goals. IVY's nutritional therapists work as personal consultants that customize meal plans both for individuals and entire families.

Several sessions are typically expected to make the most of your dietary changes. Your nutrition therapist will walk with you along the way and thrives in answering the smallest nutrition questions. Every bite counts.


Occupational Therapy

An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a healthcare professional trained to help people of all ages participate in activities that are meaningful and important to them, despite any physical, mental, or developmental challenges they may face. Occupational therapists work with individuals to assess their abilities, identify barriers to participation, and develop personalized interventions to improve t... Read More

An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a healthcare professional trained to help people of all ages participate in activities that are meaningful and important to them, despite any physical, mental, or developmental challenges they may face. Occupational therapists work with individuals to assess their abilities, identify barriers to participation, and develop personalized interventions to improve their functional independence and quality of life, promoting health and well-being. Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach by addressing the individual's ability to engage in meaningful activities or occupations. These activities can range from self-care tasks like dressing and bathing to more complex tasks such as work, education, leisure, and social participation. Occupational therapists understand that much of our health is directly influenced by the things we do regularly. Work with an occupational therapist to learn more about how to leverage your daily activities, habits, and routines to promote your health and wellness.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists (PTs) are movement experts who use evidence-based research to diagnose and treat individuals with a range of pain and injuries.  PTs aid in restoring and maintaining physical function and mobility that may be hindered by lifestyle, occupation, aging, accidents, and deteriorating diseases.  Physical Therapists work with a wide variety of patients.  If movement is an issue,... Read More

Physical Therapists (PTs) are movement experts who use evidence-based research to diagnose and treat individuals with a range of pain and injuries.  PTs aid in restoring and maintaining physical function and mobility that may be hindered by lifestyle, occupation, aging, accidents, and deteriorating diseases. 

Physical Therapists work with a wide variety of patients.  If movement is an issue, a physical therapist may quickly become your best friend. 

Some common concerns that PTs address include:
- MSK conditions: Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, back pain,  rotator cuff tears, TMJ
- Pediatric conditions: Developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy
- Female conditions: Pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence
- Lung conditions: COPD, cystic fibrosis, and heart-attack recovery
- Geriatric conditions: Fall prevention, post-stroke and paralysis recovery, pain management, trauma recovery

...and much more!


Reflexology

A Reflexologist is a practitioner who utilizes gentle pressure to perform manual palpations to stimulate specific referral areas of the body or “maps” that can be found on the hands, feet, and face. Each mapping allows Reflexologists to send signals to the corresponding areas of the body non-invasively promoting relaxation and facilitating a natural healing response. Although reflexology is not... Read More

A Reflexologist is a practitioner who utilizes gentle pressure to perform manual palpations to stimulate specific referral areas of the body or “maps” that can be found on the hands, feet, and face. Each mapping allows Reflexologists to send signals to the corresponding areas of the body non-invasively promoting relaxation and facilitating a natural healing response. Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, millions of people around the world use this alternative wellness modality to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. Reflexologists within North Carolina complete an extensive 300+ hours of training and are required to be Nationally Board Certified through ARCB.

Kathryn is a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist using natural and non-invasive methods combining science with energetic principles to attain whole body wellness. By utilizing the reflections of anatomical mappings on your hands, feet, and face, Reflexology allows Kathryn to gently send signals to these areas eliciting a natural healing response.

Accreditations: NBCR ARCB Reflexologist, BA Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies (UNC Charlotte)

Kathryn is a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist using natural and non-invasive methods comb... Read More

Dr. Birch is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist, and certified Bowen Therapist bridging the gap between natural and conventional medicine. She uses non-invasive medicine to avoid harmful side-effects and support long-term healing. Her specialty lies in chronic conditions (any ailment lasting longer than three weeks).

Accreditations: Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Certified Bowen Therapist, CEDH Homeopathy Trained, BSc (Auburn University)

Dr. Birch is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist, and certified Bowen Therapist ... Read More

Dr. Boyd is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She has extensive experience working with injured workers and individuals in Spanish-speaking community. Her specialty is men’s health and she uses functional and natural approaches to help individuals connect mind and body to experience true healing. Previously a scientist, Dr. Boyd helped achieve solid organ transplants through her work in immunogenetics. Her un unique approach to healthcare is rooted in science, focusing on prevention, restoration, and helping you live your best life.

Accreditations: Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Boyd is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She has extensive experience working with injured wor... Read More

Dr. Mièka Bryan is a licensed doctor of Physical Therapy who focuses on pelvic floor therapy. She takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosis located in the area between the twelfth rib and the knee and works with men and women in all stages of life. This includes but is not limited to: Urinary and fecal incontinence, urinary retention, prolapse (feeling pressure or bulging sensations in anal or vaginal region), pain with sexual intercourse, lower back pain, post prostatectomy, vulvar sensitivity, bowel or bladder impairments, post menopausal and perinatal care (during and following pregnancy).

Dr. Bryan loves being a movement specialist because it helps her patients find the best ways to achieve their goals and return to an active lifestyle.

“Just because your symptoms seem common, does not mean it is normal and you have to live with distress the remainder of your life. There is help, and I am here to help.”

Accreditations: Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified in Dry needling

Dr. Mièka Bryan is a licensed doctor of Physical Therapy who focuses on pelvic floor therapy. Sh... Read More

Elena DiPerri is a Licensed Nutritionist (LN) and Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS). Elena helps people feel their best by providing personalized medical nutrition therapy to optimize body systems, provide sustainable results, and change lives. Her specialty lies in chronic fatigue, GI disorders, and hormone imbalance.

Accreditations: Masters of Science (MS) in Human Nutrition (University of Bridgeport), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Licensed Nutritionist (LN)

Elena DiPerri is a Licensed Nutritionist (LN) and Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS). Elena he... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and certified with Post-Doctoral hours in acupuncture. His goal is delivering high quality holistic care. This is done through Chiropractic, Acupuncture, or other modalities. Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is a graduate of The National University of Health Sciences, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. This is also where he completed his post-doctoral studies in acupuncture. Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan’s primary focus lies in musculoskeletal conditions such as but not limited to chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, disk conditions, sports related injuries, and more. Dr. Dunnigan has over 20 years experience in chiropractic medicine in those 20 years he started and ran his own practice for 15 years in his hometown of Cleveland, OH. Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan received his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University where he competed on their NCAA Cross Country and Track teams. After undergrad he taught Chemistry and Biology. In his spare time Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is an avid cyclist and runner, he can be seen running and or cycling in the community.

Dr. Jeffrey Dunnigan is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and certified with Post-Doctoral hours ... Read More

Dr. Stephanie Hendershot is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who received her Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2014. She loves sharing her pearls of wisdom to empower patients and optimize their health. Dr. Hendershot utilizes modalities from clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and conventional medicine.

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Dr. Kingsley strives to help her clients alleviate pain and gain confidence in their bodies. From vibration plates and yoga to Bowen therapy, her wide range of tools allows her to treat a multitude of conditions including acute and chronic pain, vertigo and vestibular disorders, osteoporosis and all deficits of functional mobility. Dr. Kingsley works with each client on an individual basis to help them feel their physical best, treating the whole person with the aim of improving movement patterns to promote the best quality of life for all age groups. 

Dr. Kingsley strives to help her clients alleviate pain and gain confidence in their bodies. From... Read More

Dr. Katherine Lewis, OTD, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with experience working in both pediatric and adult settings. Her focus is supporting adult individuals who are struggling with managing their mental and/or physical health and its impact on daily life activities. Her goal is to help you build a strong foundation of habits and routines that provide structure and support you engaging in life’s meaningful activities.

Dr. Katherine Lewis, OTD, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with experience working in ... Read More

Karen is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate with a specialization in trauma and crisis intervention. She is a person-centered counselor practicing from a holistic health and wellness framework that connects body, mind, and spirit. She utilizes a combination of research-driven techniques and interventions, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, nutritional psychology, and Eastern-based philosophies based on each client’s unique needs and interests. She also enjoys working with clients with a history of trauma, self-injury, and suicidal ideation.

Karen is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate with a specialization in trauma an... Read More

Bynisha Myers is a licensed esthetician and certified holistic nutritionist. She utilizes both practices to reintegrate skincare with healthcare. Bynisha assesses daily practices of her clients to identify potential contributing factors that affect the skin and provides treatment to improve the skin from the inside-out. This technique allows her to redirect her approach to skincare-holistically.

Accreditations: Licensed Esthetician, Holistic Nutritionist (AFPA)

Bynisha Myers is a licensed esthetician and certified holistic nutritionist. She utilizes both pr... Read More

Dr. Okhotin is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist. She is passionate about identifying the root cause of symptoms and providing support with minimal intervention and educating patients for lasting lifestyle change.

Dr. Okhotin is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist. She is passionate about identify... Read More

Rachel Crawford is a double Board Certified Therapist in art therapy and counseling and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She operates from person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed theoretical frameworks and currently specializes in grief and loss, trauma, as well as reproductive and perinatal mental health. To learn more about or connect with Rachel, visit www.rachelcrawford.org.

Rachel Crawford is a double Board Certified Therapist in art therapy and counseling and a License... Read More

Ashley Paraiso, L.Ac., Dipl.OM is a licensed Acupuncturist and is NCCAOM National Board Certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She treats all manners of health conditions and emotional imbalances. She is dedicated to treating the whole person, rather than just his or her symptoms, to create the conditions for the body to heal itself from the inside out.

Accreditations: Licensed Acupuncturist (NC), Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Ashley Paraiso, L.Ac., Dipl.OM is a licensed Acupuncturist and is NCCAOM National Board Certified... Read More

Dr. Scott is a naturopathic doctor with experience in hormone imbalances, thyroid disease, Lyme disease and co-infections, mold toxicity, digestive disorders, and autoimmune disorders. She uses naturopathic therapeutics which may include lifestyle and nutrition coaching, herbal medicine, or vitamin/mineral supplementation, along with recommending chiropractic care or massage therapy.

Dr. Scott is a naturopathic doctor with experience in hormone imbalances, thyroid disease, Lyme d... Read More

Dr Evan Snow is a licensed Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that specializes in treating an array of conditions such as: chronic pain, dermatology, internal medicine, sleep issues, STRESS, and overall health maintenance. His passions are bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine and putting the power back into your hands so that you can start living your life!

Accreditations:
NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine North Carolina Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist Certified Microneedling for Acupuncturists

Dr Evan Snow is a licensed Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that specializes in treatin... Read More

Dr. Tomko is a registered Naturopathic Doctor, who also holds a masters degree in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science. She strongly believes that many chronic diseases are better managed when dietary and lifestyle changes accompany conventional pharmaceutical treatment, giving patients better outcomes and quality of life.

The focus of her practice is in the areas of Metabolic Health, Gastrointestinal Complaints, Menopause, and Cognitive Health. Common modalities used by Dr. Tomko may include dietary recommendations, nutrients, herbs, sleep hygiene, stress management, health coaching, homeopathy, and bio-therapeutic drainage.

Accreditations: Registered Naturopathic Doctor, New England School of Homeopathy, NBC-HWC, MS (Marywood University)

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