Diane PaxtonDiane Paxton

MS, LAc Principal of Inner Fire Integrative Health Services

They say success is a journey and not a destination and I think my story taught me that. My journey in my early thirties was to reclaim the well-being I slowly realized had disappeared from my life. I was chronically fatigued, had constant headaches, body aches, allergies and sinus problems and a long, boring list of other physical complaints. I was actually on hiatus from a career in consumer publishing, a stay-at-home mom with no designs on returning to corporate America, but I knew before I pursued a return to a career of any kind, I needed to get my health in order.

In my daydreams, my memory of well-being always placed me in nature, enjoying physical, emotional and spiritual peace and boy did I want that back! My passion to reclaim this “birthright” brought me to chiropractors, intuitive healers, nutritionists and herbalists. All helped me along the road to recovery. What I didn’t realize is that what was really happening was a deep awakening of my true calling as a healer.

Through what I can only describe as a truly serendipitous chain of events, I was guided to my current work in the health care field. My services include colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Nutrition Response Testing. The Chinese believe that true healing happens when one is aligned with their destiny. I am happy to say that I have found my destiny and in my healthcare practice hope to help others move toward theirs. I have been in practice for over 25 years in New York City and know that I have truly found a calling in the work I do and in the process have reclaimed my own health and well being.  How’s that for success?!

ginaGina Mikan

Gina completed a 1,000-hour Massage Therapy course and certification with Masajes Terapeuticos RED in Mayaguez, PR andPuerto Rico Massage & Bodywork in San Juan, PR. She has continuing education in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy with the Chikly Health Institute, Reiki 1&2 in the Usui System of Natural Healing with Ginny Mackles and has been providing Massage Therapy since 2006.

From 2007-2011 Gina worked as a Massage Therapist at the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Aguada, PR – the pioneer of the Living Foods Lifestyle®. There she learned the importance of raw foods, colon health and Colon Hydrotherapy, which led her to become a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist from the Wood Institute in Kissimmee, FL in 2010.Her love for travel, food and education also led Gina to India, where she completed a one-month Yoga Instructor Certification program at S-VYASA Prashanti Kutirum Yoga University in Bangalore, India before eating her way through Southern India on the back of a 1980 Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle for two months. She completed a 9-month, 200-hr alignment-focused Yoga Teacher Training in Manhattan with Alison West of Yoga Union in April of 2012.

Raquel Reis

After shrinking fibroids, avoiding complicated surgery and clearing a myriad of health issues with Nutrition Response Testing, Raquel Reis turned to studying and practicing NRT. She is certified as an Advanced Clinical Master by Ulan Nutritional Systems and studies with Dr. Freddie Ulan. She tailors a customized nutritional program for each patient based on their test results, findings and their body’s needs and personal lifestyle. Her patients experience rapid and life changing results.

Raquel is also a health and wellness coach, certified yoga instructor and passionate cook. She runs group workshops, in addition to working privately with patients, giving them a hands-on approach to how health–and life–can be easy and delicious!