Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps to improve important healing functions, reduces pain and swelling, and frees up areas where movement is restricted. OMT is particularly helpful in the treatment of pain, cancer, headaches, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and dizziness, and can improve blood, lymph, nerve, and organ function.

Dr. Wendy Neal specializes in osteopathic manipulation with an emphasis on gentle, non-force approaches such as cranial osteopathy, biodynamics, and myofascial release. Dr. Neal treats both children and adults, including people with cancer.

New clients for Dr. Neal may download and complete the New Client Medical Packet in advance and bring it with them to their first appointment.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is grounded in the belief that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease prevention and fostering wellness, and it is also useful in reducing side effects and the risk of recurrence during and after conventional cancer treatment. Dr. Padeen Quinn has advanced training and a special interest in treating mental health concerns, autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances including thyroid disorders and adrenal fatigue, and in providing adjunctive care for cancer patients.

Dr. Quinn’s new clients may download and complete the Padeen Quinn, ND, Packet in advance and bring it with them to their first appointment.

Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is a holistic system of healing that includes the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine focus on strengthening and harmonizing qi (pronounced “chee”), the vital life force in all living things. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine restore and maintain health and vitality. They improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, relieve pain, and facilitate the release of endorphins. Therefore, they are used not only for pain management, but also as comprehensive health care and health maintenance programs.

The National Institutes of Health recognizes the benefits of acupuncture. Clients at Quest Center may receive private or group acupuncture. For people with cancer and survivors of the disease, under the supervision of David Eisen, LAc, MSW, OMD (am), we offer a twice weekly acupuncture group providing support and community for clients in the Healing and Empowerment Program. Acupuncture can relieve the side effects of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, and reduce stress, anxiety, depression, as well as other symptoms that may arise during and following cancer treatment. Our Finding and Sustaining Recovery program incorporates group acupuncture as a critical component to reduce symptoms from addiction. Acupuncture also is effective for treating the symptoms of HIV/AIDS as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Group acupuncture is available to the public for $25 a 30-minute session (also billable to many insurances) on a drop-in basis Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm, with the last check-in time at 11:55am. New acupuncture clients may wish to save time by completing the Acupuncture Packet ahead of time and bringing it with them.