Chriopractors At Acupuncture Works

Dr. Jean Koch DC MS LAc Dipl. Acupuncture

Originally  from Western New York, my interest in healthcare began at an early age  when my mother would take me to her work at a local radiologist’s  office.  Later while completing the exercise science program at UB, I  embraced ideas that seemed organic to me: that there is more to health  than the absence of pain or disease, the concept of wellness, and the  multiple factors that affect total wellness. I felt called to pursue a  career that not only involved medicine but emphasized a natural approach  to enhance the ability to function overall. My postgraduate education was completed at New York Chiropractic  College and the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental  Medicine.  Through a study abroad program after graduation I traveled to  China to complete an 80 hour internship in Zhenjiang Province  Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, where traditional Chinese  medicine and biomedicine are practiced under one roof.  This was the  culmination of an intensive and well-rounded education which embraced  values I share: an open-minded approach to individualized and truly  integrative patient care. To say that this was the experience of a  lifetime would be an understatement! From May 2014 to December 2015 I had the fortunate opportunity to be  an associate with an incredible group of chiropractors, massage and  rehabilitation therapists at the Sport, Spine and Injury Center of  Fredericksburg, Virginia. Invaluable experience was gained here as I  worked alongside such a great team treating a wide variety of patients  and presentations.  I recently relocated back to my hometown and am very  excited to work here at Acupuncture Works. Your visits will include intake of subjective and objective  information, biomedical and traditional Chinese medical assessment and  diagnoses, a full explanation of your condition, the treatment session,  and any lifestyle modifications that could help. “Doctor” means  “teacher” and patient education to promote empowerment is of utmost  importance to me.  “Chiro” means “hand” and my treatment style is based  on the healing power of touch. Should the situation arise, referral to  another provider may be warranted as I strongly encourage comanagement  with other healthcare professionals. It is my goal to not only restore but continually improve wellness by  harmonizing the body, mind, spirit with a unique blend of skills  learned throughout my education and experience. It is my passion to use  chiropractic, tui na: Chinese medical massage, and traditional Chinese  medicine to rebalance what has gone astray either recently or over time.  It is my pleasure to listen, view you as a whole, determine the root of  an issue, and uncover what may be preventing you from living life to  the fullest. It is an honor to take care of this community of family and  friends. I deeply respect the art, science, and philosophy of traditional  Chinese medicine and chiropractic as both a practitioner as well as a  patient. When I’m not in the office you can find me exploring the  outdoors especially on the disc golf course or camping, having a good  laugh with my husband and family and friends, enjoying live music,  cheering on my beloved Buffalo sports teams, engaging in a daily qigong  and yoga practice, and relishing this resurgence of our Queen City.  Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting with you to discuss  your health goals! Please see below for a handful of patient populations and conditions I have seen in the office:  

  • Post-surgical neuro including disectomy, laminectomy, fusion
  • Post-surgical ortho including ACL, rotator cuff, carpal tunnel
  • Scoliosis
  • Adolescents and children
  • Athletes/sport injuries including post-competition triathletes and runners at events
  • Commuters
  • Ergonomic issues in workplace such as desk or mechanic/garage or truck drivers
  • Veterans, military, firefighters, policemen (thank you for your service!)
  • Disc pathologies (bulging, herniated, etc)
  • Sciatica/thoracic outlet syndrome/nerve impingements
  • Headaches including migraines
  • Fibromyalgia and systemic inflammatory disorders
  • Feminine regulation and fertility support
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Bronchitis/sinusitis
  • Digestive disorders including IBS and heartburn
  • Repetitive stress and movement disorders
  • Depression, suicide, bipolar disorder
  • Pain: acute, chronic, arthritis

Other related and continuing education highlights include:  

  • MRI reading with Dr. William Morgan DC of the Bethesda Spine Institute
  • Yoga in a chiropractic setting, yoga pose deconstruction and alignment sequencing workshop
  • Joint versus disc mechanics and chemistry with Dr. David Seaman DC
  • Tui Na Chinese medical massage with Dr. Frank Butler DOAM
  • Advanced certificate from NYCC in Sport Science and Human Performance

If you’re wondering whether chiropractic and traditional Chinese medicine is right for you schedule an appointment at Acupuncture Works! Consultations are free.

Dr. William T. Hecht, DC

My  path to taking care of others began at a very early age as I listened  to my mother, a nurse and father, a fire fighter tell stories around the  dinner table about who they helped that day. I was inspired to walk in  their footsteps and serve the community by becoming a health care  provider. I graduated from Gannon University in the spring of 2010 with a  Bachelor’s degree in Biology and began my graduate education in the fall  of that same year at New York Chiropractic College. It was on that  campus that I began to understand the true importance of holistic health  care and healthy living. Throughout my education, I slowly began  adopting the ideals of healthy eating and regular exercise, while  exploring alternative health care. Over time healthy lifestyle choices  became habit and before I knew it, I felt better than I ever had in my  entire life with greater energy, focus, health, and happiness. Upon graduation from NYCC in 2013 I had the privilege of practicing  Chiropractic in Woodbridge, VA; just south of Washington, DC. At  Virginia Family Chiropractic I was given the opportunity to work  alongside and learn from some of the best Chiropractors and Massage  therapists in the area. I was able to treat and manage an invaluable  amount of patient cases and presentations, further developing my skills  as a practitioner. In January of 2016, following re-location back to WNY in order for my  wife and I to be closer to our family and friends, I was given an  opportunity to start treating patients at Disc Doctor in South Buffalo.  It felt incredible to be at home, in the city I love, sharing the  knowledge and skills I have learned to positively impact the lives of  individuals and there family’s in the community that matters most to me. As of September 2016 I decided to continue working toward my dream of  providing a holistic approach of health care to the community by  joining forces with Acupuncture Works. I feel truly grateful to be part  of a team that can provide multiple aspects of health care and wellness  to patients and their families all under one roof. I have become committed to spreading the principles and ideals behind  healthy, holistic living to as many people as I possibly can.  Chiropractic and wellness can change your life, just like it did mine. I  encourage you to start living as you were intended to and give myself  and the other wonderful practitioners at Acupuncture Works, the pleasure  of guiding you on this journey to true health and wellness that you,  your family, and your friends are all entitled too. Some patient’s and conditions that I have experience with include, but are not limited to:  

  • Pregnancy
  • Adolescence and children (1 week to 16 years old)
  • Athletes and sports injuries
  • Military, firefighters, and police officers (Thank you for your service!)
  • Disc pathologies (herniation’s, bulges, etc.)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury
  • Work Compensation Injuries