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New Treatments Offered: Acupuncture and Urban Zen Integrated Therapy

We told you things were going to get exciting when we moved to our new location.  We are about proactively preserving wellness here. That’s why we encourage our patients to come in for regular maintenance checks.

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is now offered at Dr. Duddey Wellness Center.

Acupuncture is now offered at Dr. Duddey Wellness Center.

Last month we introduced you to our new acupuncturist, Milissa Gillen L.Ac., MAOM.  Some of you met her in person at our last Wellness Talk and some of you scheduled an appointment.  Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.

In a session, Milissa will talk with you about what you’re feeling or experiencing.  Then, she’ll take your radial pulse and may palpate your abdomen.  Next, based upon what you and your body has shared with her, Milissa will insert between five and 15 needles on various parts of your body.  These needles are extremely fine. Think about the fine filament you might see in a mini light or fairy light.   Once in place, the needles will stay in place for up to 45 minutes while you lean back and let your body do its work.  During this time, patients have been known to experience tingling, warmth, coolness, buzzing or nothing at the insertion sites.

URBAN ZEN INTEGRATED THERAPIES

Urban Zen

Urban Zen Integrated Therapy therapists use pure oils in their treatments.

We are excited to announce that we now offer Urban Zen Integrated Therapies at Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center.  Urban Zen is an approach that treats the patient, not the disease. It combines eastern healing techniques, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care to address the needs of the patient.

Patients who add Urban Zen to their wellness program can expect to start off talking with their therapists to identify the issues they want to address.  Therapy may include yoga poses, essential oil therapy,  and Reiki.

Reiki is a Japanese technique to reduce stress and promote relaxation by channeling chi by laying hands on or just above the patient’s body.  Some people report feeling “energy flowing” or “release” after a session.

We’re excited to bring these choices to you to add to your wellness regimen and hope you’ll schedule an appointment with either Milissa for Acupuncture or our friends at Urban Zen.

Stay tuned! There’s more to come.

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Treatment v Prevention: Is Your “Check Body” Light Illuminated?

 

 

Prevent pain rather than react to it.

Does it take your Check Body light to be illuminated to seek care? There’s a better way. Beat pain to the punch. Prevention is preferable to treatment.

Do you run to the doctor only when you feel pain? This is the treatment path.  Sadly, many people see their health care providers as people to treat symptoms. They only adopt healthier habits after symptoms occur or they are admonished by their doctors. Even then, many on Team Treatment only maintain their healthy ways until the symptoms disappear, then they slide into their old habits.

In my mind this is like only getting your vehicle serviced when the “Check Engine” light is illuminated.

I believe it is preferable to prevent pain than treat it later.

Join the Prevention Party

Maintaining health is an ongoing process. Just like it is better to prevent car problems with regular maintenance, it is better to prevent injury rather than to treat it once it happens. It involves preparing for activity, activity itself, good diet, and good preventative treatment.

Would you consider yourself fit if you only complete one workout or enjoy one healthy meal? Certainly not. Most people realize that regular, ongoing exercise and enjoying healthy foods for most meals and snacks are critical to improving and maintaining physical fitness.

Prevention

Regularly scheduled maintenance appointments help prevent issues before they start and keeps you running!

Our nervous system is assaulted daily through poor posture, repetitive stress, injury, poor diet, inadequate blood flow, and other stressors. Regularly scheduled chiropractic treatment can counter those daily assaults. 

Many Chiropractors, like me, want you to know: Keeping our patients in proper alignment allows their central nervous systems to better address daily stress from environment, illness, injury, and other offenders. Ultimately reduces the probability that something in the body will malfunction or lessens the effect of a malfunction.  

It really is like taking your vehicle in for routine maintenance to avoid an unexpected breakdown on the road. 

So, before your “Check Body” light illuminates, bring your body in for a tune up.

Click here to schedule your tune up.

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