New Life Wellness Center Newsletter
  November 2015

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like 
 wrapping a present and not giving it."

  ~ William Arthur Ward

During this season of thanks, we express our gratitude for our family and friends, and of course our wonderful patients who allow us to participate in their health care journey. We wish you a day filled with love and laughter, good food and good health!

We'd also like to express our thanks to our current heroes this Veteran's Day and those who sacrificed their lives for our country -- we are forever grateful for your service.
--Dr. Keri Chiappino and Dr. W. Brent Reynolds

TMD: Non-drug Therapies to Relieve the Snap, Crackle and Pop in Your Jaw

Do you experience jaw soreness or pain when chewing?  The pain you are feeling may be associated with a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a complex sliding hinge joint connecting the jawbone to the skull. Malfunctioning of the TMJ from a facial trauma such as an accident or sport can trigger a TMJ disorder (TMD), resulting in pain, popping, clicking and locking of the jaw. People suffering with TMD also experience frequent headaches.

When there is a history of trauma, a chiropractic evaluation can reveal any misalignments of the joint biomechanics of the TMJ. We can perform specific adjustments to restore normalcy to the jaw joint and alleviate pain naturally. Massage therapy is an effective complement to chiropractic care, helping to reduce the spasticity around the joint. Acupuncture is also helpful for reducing pain and inflammation.

Click here for Dr. Chiappino's video on TMJ Disorders. 
If there is no clear event that precipitated the problem, a QEEG brain map can help identify brain-wave patterns associated with an over-aroused brain that creates tension, stress and spasticity. TMD occurs when people hold tension in the jaw, grinding down on the teeth, a condition known as bruxism. Neurofeedback therapy gets to the root of the problem, helping retrain the abnormal brain-wave pattern, rewarding the brain when it shifts into normal gear. It is a proven, effective and best of all, non-drug approach to relieving TMD pain.

Call to take advantage of our TMD acupuncture, massage and BrainCore neurofeedback specials we are offering this month (see offer in coupon block below).
November is National Diabetes Month
Diabetes is a life-changing disease that can produce many frightening complications. However, with the right education and the right guidance many people go on to live long, healthful and wonderful lives with their diabetes.

Have you been diagnosed with Type 1, 2, gestational or pre-diabetes? It can be overwhelming when you first receive
the news and you may feel like you don't know where to start.  Having a dietary plan that takes into account your blood glucose levels, allergies, food likes and dislikes is the first step in managing your diabetes and regaining control of your life. 

Our registered dietitian Nicole Petrocelli can work with you to provide the correct meal guidance and support system you need on your journey to health.  Check out her blog post on diabetes management and for a diabetes-friendly Tiramisu holiday recipe. 
Then call the office to schedule a health coaching session.  She is offering an initial session and follow-up for $175 this month. 

Call the office at 631.265.1223 or contact Nicole directly to schedule your appointment: 631.327.7934   
Dr. Keri Chiappino
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Relieving Sciatica Pain Naturally

Sciatica is a common form of lower back pain that usually develops as a result of wear and tear on the spine that irritate the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body.  Weight gain, center of gravity shift and hormonal changes during pregnancy also tend to trigger sciatica.

Quite literally a pain in the butt, this condition tends to intensify over time, sending radiating pain down the lower back, through the buttocks and down the leg. Prolonged sitting, sudden movement, coughing or even sneezing may trigger or worsen the condition.  Many men find that storing their wallets in their back pockets also trigg ers sciatic pain.

C hiropractic is an excellent non-drug approach to alleviate sciatica p ain as it h elps restore spinal 
movement and improve function while decreasing pain and inflammation.  Studies have shown that patients under chiropractic care felt the benefits for up to one year after therapy. Chiropractic adjustments, ice/heat therapy and TENS stimulation are some effective modalities we use to address the underlying cause of sciatica, not just the symptoms.

Yoga poses and daily stretches are also soothing pain relievers, as are acupuncture treatments and massage therapy. Contact our office to learn how we can help relieve your sciatica naturally.  631.265.1223.
New Study Reveals High Fructose Diets Impede Brain Plasticity

Despite the fact that diets high in processed fructose are associated with diabetes, obesity, cancer and fatty liver disease, Americans on average consume about 8 teaspoons of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) per day -- almost 27 pounds per year!   UCLA researchers have now found that diets high in fructose also affect the brain's plasticity, or its ability to create fresh, healthy neural pathways between brain cells after injury.   The news is particularly worrisome for victims of traumatic brain injury who struggle to relearn daily routines, regain gaps in memories and other cognitive function.

The study revealed that processed fructose interferes with the ability of neurons to communicate with each other, rewire connections after injury, record memories and produce enough energy to fuel basic functions.  Researchers warn consumers to protect their brain health by reducing their intake of HFCS.

HFCS is pervasive; it's found it ketchup, soups, salad dressings, pasta sauce, breads and even in canned and jarred fruits and vegetables.  Protect your precious asset by reading labels and avoiding products containing HFCS, especially if you are recovering from a brain injury.

Check out this infographic for hidden sources of HFCS.
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.
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Upcoming Events:

November 7, 2015 -- Longwood SEPTA Resource Fair.  11am-3pm.  Stop by to visit our booth. 

Thank you for allowing us to participate in your healthcare.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Keri Chiappino & Dr. W. Brent Reynolds
New Life Wellness Center
November Specials:

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BrainCore Neurofeedback TMD special
$75 for a QEEG brain map (reg. $150).   
25 minute massage for TMD patients for $30. 
Add a Hot Stone treatment to any session for only $15.

Acupuncture Special for TMD: 
$25 off an initial treatment session for patients who visit the office for TMJ disorder or Bruxism issues (private pay patients).

Diabetes Health Coaching with Registered Dietitian Nicole Petrocelli:
Initial session & follow up session $175.00  
10% off in-stock nutraMetrix Daily Essentials.
Offers Expire: 11/30/15
Referrals & Reviews
Patient Referrals: 
Free 30-day nutraMetrix nutritional supplement when your family member or friend referral comes in for a visit during November.

Patient Reviews Raffle:
Are you happy with the service you've received at our Wellness Center? If so, post a review on Google, Yelp, Facebook and Yahoo and you'll be entered to win our weekly raffle for a supply of high-quality nutraMetrix supplements!  

Offer Expires:11/30/15