Happy Holidays from the New Life Wellness Center team!

It's the most wonderful time of the year -- and arguably the most overwhelming time as well! 

The shopping, wrapping, baking, visiting and festivities all place demands on us physically and mentally.  Avoid the crowds and minimize your stress by giving your loved ones the gift of wellness -- we're offering gift certificates for a variety of our wellness services.  See article below for details. 

'Tis the season to practice mindfulness -- to take time out for ourselves, count our blessings and truly appreciate spirit of the season.   Commit to carving out a few minutes each day to focus on the present; take in the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday and put aside the worries about holiday demands -- maybe treat yourself to one of our therapeutic massages or relaxing guided meditations !  Being mindful  can help reduce stress and make the holidays more meaningful.  
Wishing you and your family a very joyful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!

                           -- Dr. Keri Chiappino and D r. W. Brent Reynolds
ADHD and Concussion Risk

Impulsive and hyperactive behaviors are common symptoms in children with attention disorders. These classic ADHD behaviors are not only disruptive, but also tend to be dangerous, putting children at an increased risk of concussion.  In fact, research shows that teen athletes with ADHD are 3.5 times more likely to sustain concussion than neurotypical athletes-- and a new study has found that these teen report long-term symptoms of concussion such as headache, dizziness, concentration issues and forgetfulness, with girls showing symptoms more often than boys.  

Imbalanced brain-wave activity can produce the impulsivity and hyperactivity that leads to more risk-taking behaviors and the potential for injury.   A Quantitative Electroencephalogram, also known as a QEEG brain map, is an effective, non-invasive tool that helps identify the abnormal patterns that trigger hyperactivity and focus issues.  For athletes, a "Q" taken at the beginning of the sports season provides a baseline reading on brain-wave activity and can be helpful in developing a treatment plan in the unfortunate case of brain injury like concussion.

Teen athletes work hard to train their bodies, build their stamina and strengthen their muscles. Knowing the risks associated with ADHD and concussion, the same investment to training the body should be made to training brain-wave patterns to help prevent future injuries and to provide long-term brain health benefits.

Check out  Dr. Reynolds' video -- then call to schedule your child's QEEG brain map. $50 off this month. 631.265.1223.

It's Flu Season -- Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Cold and flu season is officially here -- time to take action to boost your immune system. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help keep your body strong to fend off illness, but did you know that acupuncture is a natural and effective tool for fighting viruses?

According to Lori Fortunato, LAc, our staff acupuncturist, acupuncture helps to increase the body's production of white blood cells, thereby enabling the immune system to fight threats like viruses. 

Protect yourself against seasonal sickness -- schedule your acupuncture session today.  Lori is offering $25 off an initial visit for private pay patients throughout December.

Another good flu season tip: Invest in Dr. Nenninger's Triple Flu Defense, an effective
natural remedy that can be taken weekly to ward off flu as well as to help reduce the duration and severity of symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, cough, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms. 

Contact our office to pick up your supply.

Keeping the Holidays Healthy and Joyful
by Kelly Hoffman, HHC

We all suffer from holiday stress at times. It's such a busy season, it is hard not to escape the stress. Having some tools on hand throughout the coming weeks can really help ease all the tension and make the holidays healthier and more joyful. 

First, let's talk about all that cooking and baking. Setting aside one or two days to do all the cooking and baking really helps. Freezing entrees and desserts and snacks ahead of time will save you from rushed and pressure-driven feelings.

Find a time throughout the day to take 5-10 minutes to meditate. Maybe while you are waiting for those dinners and treats to finish cooking. Keep a mat or towel near the kitchen so you can stretch or meditate while you wait. Breathing techniques have saved me in the most stressful of times. Good deep breathing instantly relaxes the sympathetic nervous system and releases tension. Put your hands on your belly and on an inhale, breathe in through your nose and feel your belly expand. Start with a count of three for the inhale and exhale. Eventually you should be able to work up to a count of 10-15. This type of breathing reduces stress immediately. 

Adding foods like berries, bananas and carrots will give your body a boost of anti-oxidants and balance your electrolytes to keep you alert and able to tackle everything on your list.

Next, ask for help. I'm not good at doing this myself, but if you have people around you looking to lend a hand, take them up on it. Whether it's a carpool for your children, a friend offering to baby-sit for a day, someone to stir or chop something while you cook or someone to help decorating, let them help. Not only does it ease your stress, but it creates trust and respect among all of those involved.

Lastly, make sure to take time for yourself every day. A half hour in the morning or nighttime will keep your cortisol levels down and keep you healthier. Whether you choose to meditate during that time, read, watch TV, or just sit in the quiet, at least it is your time.

I am looking forward to going through these steps and more at my "Eating Healthy & Staying Stress-Free During the Holidays" workshop at New Life Wellness Center on Saturday, December 10 from 2-3pm . Take time for yourself and learn great stress management techniques to get through the busiest of times. I will also be bringing some healthy and simple treats and recipes for the holidays. See you there! 

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Simplify Your Holiday Shopping with a Wellness Gift Certificate!

Skip the shopping frenzy this year -- mak e ho liday gift giving easy with a personal gift of wellness!  Surely there is someone on your list who could use a massage -- why not purchase a gift gift certificate this year and help your loved one find some peace and tranquility during the hustle-bustle of the holidays!   

Gift certificates are available in any denomination for any of our services. Choose from acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, health coaching -- even a QEEG brain map certificate!  We'll even do the wrapping for you!  We also have a selection of essential oils for purchase that can be included in your gift bag. 

Please place your order by December 14th.  All gift bags must be picked up by Friday, December 23rd.   Here's to shopping made simple!
Dr. Chiappino Nominated
"Best in Alternative Medicine"

The 2017 Best of Long Island contest is coming to an end -- please help Dr. Keri Chiappino clinch the title of best Alternative Medicine practitioner.

Simply visit  bit.ly/BestofLongIsland, scroll to "Alternative Medicine" and cast your vote for Dr. Chiappino!  Please vote daily until the 15th! Thank you for your support! 
Don't Forget to Confirm Your Appointment Time!
Just a quick reminder that our NYC office hours have changed. Dr. Chiappino will alternate working in the NYC and Smithtown offices on Thursdays.  

Questions about your appointment date?  
Call the front desk at 631.265.1223 to verify hours.
Upcoming Lecture:

The holidays are here, let the games begin!  Join holistic health coach Kelly Hoffman, HHC for an informative lecture on how to eat healthy and keep stress levels at bay this season!

Date:            Saturday, December 10th
Time:            2-3 PM
Place:           New Life Wellness Center
      323 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, NY
RSVP:            631.356.4534; LifeHopeHealth@gmail.com

Interested in 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.  Makes a great stocking stuffer!

Online Supplements

Check  out our nutraMetrix   e-store and our new Metagenics e-store. Open 24/7 for your e-shopping convenience!

December Wellness Savings

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BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy:


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

Massage Packages:

  • (3) 1 hour massages $180 ($30 savings ) 
  • (3) 45 minute massages $150 ($30 savings) 
  • (3) 30 minute massages $120 ($15 savings) 

Gift certificates in any denomination also available.

Guided Meditations:

Purchase a bundle of three meditations for $15 through December 31st. 

Save 10% on Dr.Nenninger's Triple Flu Defense (2016/17 Flu Season) 
1 Oz / 30 ML Liquid

Effective for managing respiratory and stomach flu.Reduces the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms such as:
  • fatigue 
  • body aches
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • fever
  • chills
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea

  • $25 off an initial visit to boost the immune system (private pay patients).

Holistic Health Coaching: 
  • 50% off a coaching program with Kelly Hoffman, HHC.  Contact Kelly directly at LifeHopeHealth@gmail.com; 631.356.4534.

Essential Oil of the Month: Lemon Oil
  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Promotes a positive mood

We're offering personalized diffusers for holiday gift giving-- just make your purchase and we will have it wrapped and ready for pickup!  It's gifting made easy!

* 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 December Wellness Specials: 631.265.1223. 
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