Happy Spring!

March Madness is here! A good time to remind us to get moving. Movement is life! Sports like basketball provide a great c ardiovascular and whole body workout; if a game of hoops seems a bit too vigorous, a brisk 30-minute walk, five days a week is also good for building a strong heart and can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 31%.

Whether or not you're a basketball fan, you can still join in the fun of the season with our March Massage Madness referral program! Simply recommend our chiropractic services to a friend; when he or she comes in for a visit, you'll receive a certificate for a 1/2 hour of pure indulgence from our therapeutic massage therapist Alaina White -- on us!  Our way of saying thanks for spreading the word about the benefits of our natural holistic therapies.

Another reminder:  Daylight Savings ends on Sunday, March 12th -- don't forget to spring ahead!  You can help your body slowly adjust to the time change by going to bed 15 minutes earlier each day, and rising 15 minutes earlier each morning.  For those who find sleeping in general is a problem -- no matter what time of year -- BrainCore neurofeedback is a non-drug way to train your brain to improve brain-wave patterns for a better quality of sleep.  (Check out our video here).

Thank you for letting us be a part of your wellness journey!

                                                    -- Dr. Keri Chiappino and D r. W. Brent Reynolds

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ADHD -- Training the Brain to Overcome Fidgeting, Focus Issues and Forgetfulness

Have you ever wondered why stimulant medications are given to children or adults with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

A healthy brain can smoothly switch gears throughout the work or school day, speeding up when learning new material or tasks, slowing down for sleep, and running in idle gear for routine activities. Quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) brain mapping shows that 85% of people with ADHD produce smaller, slower than average brain waves that essentially cause the brain to remain "stuck" in slow gear.

In order to suppress fidgeting, unwanted speech or eye movements, inattention and other symptoms associated with ADHD, the brain needs to be activated. Stimulant medications provide just that, increasing brain wave speed, causing a calming effect.

Unfortunately, while these drugs may address areas of the brain that are deficient to temporarily increase focus and decrease hyperactivity, they also speed up other areas that are functioning properly. This results in unpleasant side effects; tics, insomnia, headaches and decreased appetite are common side effects that can, for many people, outweigh benefits of ADHD meds. In addition, when medication wears off, ADHD symptoms quickly return. Treating ADHD with pharmaceuticals is a long-term plan; for some it may mean a lifetime dependence on stimulant medications.

Fortunately, there is an effective, long-lasting, non-drug therapy option for ADHD in the form of neurofeedback training.  Based on operant conditioning, neurofeedback rewards the brain when it produces high brain-wave patterns through a video playback therapy. The more the brain is rewarded, the better it learns to stay in high gear when needed for concentration and focus. Rated an Evidence-Based Level 1 Best Support Intervention by the American Academy of Pediatrics, neurofeedback is non-invasive, produces no side effects and can provide long-lasting -- for some, permanent -- relief of ADHD symptoms.

If you or your child struggle with attention problems, call our office to learn how BrainCore Neurofeedback can help retrain your brain to reach optimal learning potential. This month we are offering $50 off a QEEG brain map. Your "Q" identifies areas of dysregulation in the brain that trigger ADHD symptoms, providing critical data for a neurofeedback brain-wave rehabilitation program. A Q is essentially your roadmap for healing.

Check out Dr. Reynolds' video above by clicking here. T
hen call us to find out if you would be a good candidate for a BrainCore neurofeedback therapy program.   631.265.1223.

Back Pain? New Recommendations: Skip the Pill

New guidelines for treating lower back pain by the American College of Physicians (ACP) now recommend natural pain relief options as a first line of treatment, and advise against using acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) which has been found to be ineffective at alleviating not only lower back pain, but hip and knee osteoarthritis as well.
80% of people have back pain at some point
 in their lives.

Acupuncture, spinal manipulation (chiropractic), massage, yoga, psychotherapy and mindfulness were among the non-pharmacological alternatives cited as effective therapies by the ACP.   While the "quick fix pill" approach may be tempting for some, natural therapies offer a better path to pain relief and healing, without the side effects that often accompany medications. 

The new guidelines come in the wake of a growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. and mark a strong shift from previous recommendations that touted pharmaceuticals as a first line treatment for back pain. In fact, ACP now strongly discourages the use of opioid painkillers, advising that these potentially addictive medications be given only as a last resort, for patients who have not found relief from non-drug treatment, and then "only at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest period of time" and only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

We here at New Life Wellness Center applaud the ACP's initiative to reduce reliance on drug therapies to combat pain.  For 20 years, our team has  been committed to providing quality, non-invasive, non-drug, hands-on holistic care for our patients. Our multidisciplinary office provides a wide choice of holistic pain relief and counseling therapies for healing of both the body and the mind. Find out how our therapies can benefit you: 631.265.1223.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

An estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. While recent headline news has put the spotlight on brain injuries from sports concussion, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), significant head trauma, prolonged oxygen deprivation or any bump, blow, or jolt to the head that seriously damages the brain's composition can cause a TBI. In fact, while football and soccer concussions would seem to be the most likely causes of head injuries, falls actually account for the majority of all TBIs (40.5%), affecting primarily the young and elderly.

Executive function impairments, such as planning and impulse control, and short-term memory loss are very common cognitive disabilities following TBI. Long-term memory is typically intact; sufferers will often remember their level of function prior to the injury, which can lead to frustration and disappointment as recovery often takes a long time and a significant amount of work for the patient.

Each brain reacts differently to trauma and the consequences of a TBI are not always externally obvious -- hence the "silent epidemic" branding -- so family, friends and others do not always understand there is a problem. This can be isolating and frustrating. Informing friends and family about how they can best provide caregiver support can facilitate a survivor's transition back to the community.


Don't Miss Our ADHD Webinar:
Pump Up Your Child's Learning Potential with Fuel & Activation! 

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.  March 1, 4, 8 and 11th -- lunchtime 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!

March Wellness Savings

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BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy:


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


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 nutraMetrix Isotonix Multivitamin with Iron 

Primary Benefits:
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Contains 100% or more of the recommended daily value of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Promotes the conversion of food into energy
  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system 
    ....and more 
  

Acupuncture:  
  • $25 off an initial acupuncture visit for lower back pain with Lori Fortunato, LAc.

     
Massage:
 
Introductory offer for cupping therapy:

Alaina White, LMT has a special offer this month to introduce patients to this  ancient form of alternative medicine that utilizes glass cups on specific areas of the body to create suction and deep tissue penetration.  It is an ideal therapy for treating pain and inflammation for conditions such as frozen shoulder and spinal herniation, as it helps to softens muscle and fascial connective tissues. 
  • Add cupping therapy on to any massage session for an additional $10 (normally $25)
  • Choose a 45-minute cupping session for the introductory price of $50 (normally $75)

Essential Oil of the Month:
Lavender Oil
 
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  • Soothes occasional skin irritations*
  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep*
  • Helps ease feelings of tension.*


*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 March Wellness Specials: 631.265.1223. 
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