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Opening day is here! Baseball is back -- a sure sign that summer is just around the corner!

The warmer temperatures and longer days are a welcome relief after a long winter.  It's a great time of year to get outside and enjoy some fun exercise in the fresh air, whether it is walking, running, biking, team sports or even yard work.   If you've been a bit of a couch potato this winter, make sure to ease yourself in to your exercise routine; it's better to start slow and easy so you can enjoy your summer activities rather than pushing too hard and being benched during one of the best seasons of the year!   Remember to make chiropractic care a regular part of your wellness plan to keep you at the top of your game!
 

We're happy to announce that we are now able to extend our monthly savings specials to online orders as well as in-stock purchases!  Choose any of your favorite supplements this month with our April Patient Appreciation
"STOCK UP SALE"  
and receive 10% off your purchase!  Shop our nutraMetrix e-store  and use  code 10OFFMA at checkout to receive your savings!   


Best  wishes  for a  very  joyous Easter and festive  Passover  to our patients celebrating the upcoming holidays.
                                            -- Dr. Keri Chiappino and D r. W. Brent Reynolds
 
P.S. Our Facebook and Twitter following is growing!  Please help us continue to spread awareness of natural health care by sharing our page with friends!
Neurofeedback Brain Training Eases Tingling, Numbness Associated With Chemo

Chemotherapy is a highly toxic treatment for cancer that takes a physical and emotional toll on the body. While effective at destroying cancerous cells, the side effects that chemotherapy drugs leave in their wake can be debilitating and demoralizing. Persistent nausea, muscle aches, gastric upset and bruising/bleeding are common symptoms that plague chemotherapy patients, not to mention hair loss, fatigue and cognition issues known as "chemo brain."

Many side effects do eventually resolve themselves when treatment ends, however some may never go away. In fact, studies show up to 91% of cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy experience pain, numbing or tingling in their hands or feet which can be long term for many, making tasks of daily living challenging and increasing the risk of fall. Few medications are available to treat these side effects, and some have serious additional side effects themselves. 

Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Center studying neurofeedback for Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) have observed "clinically and statistically significant reductions in peripheral neuropathy following neurofeedback techniques," noting reduced scores for worst pain, activity performance, numbness, tingling and unpleasantness. Other studies have shown that neurofeedback is effective in reducing "chemo brain" and improving cognitive function.

Neurofeedback is a powerful non-drug therapy for healing from chemotherapy's side effects. Check out my video above on neurofeedback and CIPN and then call our office to schedule a QEEG brain map and how learn how brain-wave training can help reduce the pain, numbness and tingling of neuropathy as well as clear up chemo brain. We're offering $50 off your initial brain map during April.

If you or a loved one are a breast cancer survivor, please visit www.healingboobies and/or the Healing Boobies Facebook page for daily support messages and to learn how to " get your happy back" after the "Big C."


Check out Dr. Chiappino's video above by clicking here.    Call 631.265.1223 today to schedule your "Q"!

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 2 marks the 9th celebration of World Autism Day --the official kick-off of Autism Awareness Month, a time to increase understanding, acceptance and further support of the 3.5 million Americans that are affected by autism. 

Autism is characterized by impairments in social interaction, developmental language and communication skills as well as rigid, repetitive behaviors. It is a growing global health crisis; In the US, the prevalence of autism increased by 119.4 percent in just 10 years -- from 1 in 150 in 2000 to 1 in 68 in 2010.

Early intervention can help to limit deficits and maximize the child's learning potential. It is important to recognize the signs and to schedule a screening with a pediatrician well versed in neurobiological disorders to get an accurate diagnosis.  Non-drug therapies like chiropractic neurological care, cognitive behavioral therapy,  neurofeedback brain-wave training and specialized diet can help to alleviate many of the classic symptoms associated with autism such as stimming and flapping, as well as attention and gut issues.

Autism is difficult for others in the family too, and can be emotionally, physically and financially draining on loved ones. Family counseling can help create a nurturing and positive environment and strengthen relationships. Stacey Spata, our New Life Wellness team psychologist, offers counseling for families on the spectrum.  Call our office to make an appointment with Stacey:  631.265.1223.
 
 
It's Opening Day! Make Chiropractic Care a Priority for Your Young Athlete

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Baseball is officially here -- as is spring soccer, lacrosse, track and golf season.  Young athletes today have a wide choice of sports from which to choose, and many do play multiple sports year round.  Fierce competition to be the best, to get that coveted scholarship or even hope for the major leagues pressures some young athletes to specialize at 13 or 14 years of age in one particular sport.  Studies show that kids who specialize burn out quickly and are up to 93 percent more likely to be injured than those who play multiple sports.

Exercise fuels the body and brain, helping to pump new neurons for improved brain function. Encourage your child to try his/her hand at different sporting activities.  Take steps to ensure a fun and safe sporting experience by ensuring your child:

1. Wears proper equipment -- make sure helmets, knee pads, chest protectors, etc. are functioning
    properly and worn properly to prevent injury.
2. Eats well-balanced meals -- following a healthy diet helps promote optimal performance.
3. Maintains a healthy weight. 
4. Keeps hydrated -- avoid sugary power drinks! 
5. Takes high quality multivitamins (check out our nutraMetrix microsite).
6. Stretches out before and after exercise and games.  Following a regular warm-up routine helps
    stretch muscles, reducing the risk of injuries such as torn or ripped muscles.
7. Gets proper rest between games.
8. Follows a regular sleep routine, getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night to help your child
    perform at his/her best (irritability and sluggishness can signal fatigue).

A chiropractic exam assesses imbalances in the spine, knees, shoulders and other areas of the musculoskeletal system, and can help in the recovery from sport injuries.  If your child is involved with collision sports, make chiropractic care a part of your sports season wellness care.  Should an injury arise, we have many non-drug therapies that can help facilitate rehabilitation to help get your teen or tween back on the field and ready to play.  Remember, addressing injuries in the younger years helps prevent complaints due to "an old football injury" and other skeletal problems later on in life.  
  
Call our office to find out how chiropractic care can help up your game! 631.265.1223.
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Acupuncture Provides Pain Relief Alternative to Opioids

The numbers of opioid-related deaths are staggering -- painkillers now cause more overdoses in America than any other illegal drug. Recent  recommendations by the  American College of Physicians (ACP) to avoid prescribing narcotics for lower back pain reflect the alarm about the growing opioid epidemic.  ACP now urges physicians to opt for natural pain relief options, such as chiropractic and acupuncture, as a first line of treatment for pain. 

Acupuncture is an effective natural pain reliever that stimulates specific acupoints throughout the body with thin needles to increase the levels of various "feel good" chemicals, similar to opioids, in the central nervous system --namely, endorphin, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine.  Unlike opioids, there is no "tolerance build up," no addiction potential or any other serious side effect. Acupuncture has also been shown to help reduce  stress and blood pressure, as well as improve sleep and digestion.

If chronic pain controls your everyday living, why not give acupuncture a try? Lori Fortunato LAc is an experienced acupuncturist who can help you heal and get back to doing the things you love.  
Acupuncture is often a covered insurance benefit -- we'll be happy to check with your insurance provider.  

Private pay patients -- take advantage of Lori's April offer of $25 off your initial visit.  Call to make your appointment today: 631.265.1223.

Don't Miss Our ADHD Webinar:
Boost Your 
Learning Potential Naturally!

Are focus and attention a challenge for you or your child?  Are you tired of struggling to get things done?

Many parents and children living with ADHD become frustrated with the inability to focus and see things through to fruition.  Homework time can seem endless; simple projects/tasks become monumental endeavors, leading to frustration and oftentimes altercations.

Luckily there's hope, in the form of non-drug brain-wave training.  Learn how to improve brain function and maximize your child's learning potential with neurofeedback.  April noontime and evening sessions available! Click here to attend Dr. Chiappino's free ADHD webinar
Ask Us About the Benefits 
of Essential Oils!

Essential oil s have many uses as natural remedies for  a variety of health  conditions. We often use these oils for aromatherapy in conjunction with our chiropractic adjustments.

Contact our office to learn about t he many l ife-enhancing benefits of therapeut ic-grade essential  oils and to purchase a supply for you and your family.  
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Online Supplements


Check  out our nutraMetrix   e-store and our new Metagenics e-store. Open 24/7 for your e-shopping convenience!  10% off all orders at our nutraMetrix e-store this month.  Use 10OFFMA at checkout.

April Wellness Savings

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BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy:

  • $50 off an initial QEEG brain map for patients with CIPN.


Guided Meditations:

Anxious, depressed, overwhelmed?  Mindful meditation can help relieve your worries and put you at ease.  
Purchase a bundle of three meditations for $15. Visit Meditations for New Life Wellness Patients 
                                               


Supplements: 

Save 10% on in-stock nutraMetrix Isotonix Activated B Complex

Primary Benefits:
  • Contains activated forms of select B-vitamins to ensure optimal utilization by the body
  • Helps decrease stress and improve mood
  • Helps maintain healthy levels of serotonin
  • Increases energy
  • Meets need for B-vitamins in a vegetarian diet
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Promotes healthy levels of homocysteine
  • Promotes normal cognitive performance

More Supplement Savings:
 

Take advantage of our April Patient Appreciation
"Stock Up" Special!

Choose your favorite supplement online at our nutraMetrix e-store, enter 
10OFFMA 
at checkout and receive 10% off your order through April 30, 2017.





Acupuncture:  
$25 off an initial acupuncture private pay visit with Lori Fortunato, LAc.

 
Essential Oil of the Month:  Serenity


 

Serenity is a calming blend, helping to soothe feelings of stress, excitement, and anxiety, helping to bring the body to its natural state of health.
 



*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Call us to take advantage of our April Wellness Specials: 631.265.1223. 
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