New Life Wellness Center
New Life Wellness Center Newsletter
April 2014

April is Autism Awareness month. Autism is the fastest-growing, serious developmental disability in the United States today. Increased awareness and funding can help support families on the spectrum. Check out Autism Speaks' website for suggestions on how to help raise the profile of autism this month.

Research suggests that the earlier a child with autism receives therapy, the better the chance of limiting their deficits and maximizing their potential. We have been working with children on the spectrum for many years, providing non-drug therapies that are effective in addressing many of the symptoms of autism such as stimming, flapping, attention and gut issues. If you have a loved one with an autism spectrum disorder, call us to learn how to help your child achieve his/her learning potential naturally.

Autism Numbers Are On the Rise -- Again

Latest figures just out from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) now place the autism rate in the U.S. at 1 in 68, a 29% increase from just 2 years ago. Although the increase is attributed by some to better diagnosis, other experts believe environmental factors in addition to genetics play a role.

Meanwhile, research just published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that autism may likely start during pregnancy. Tissue samples of pediatric autistic brains examined post mortem revealed patches of abnormal gene expression in the cortex, an area of the brain known to develop in the second trimester. It is hopeful that the finding will help bolster research on how genes control brain development and the link to autism. This finding also suggests that treatment should begin early in childhood, when the brain is better able to rewire itself to work around damaged areas.

Early intervention is key to a child's future. Neurofeedback therapy can help retrain abnormal brain-wave patterns in order to improve attention, mood, eye contact, stimming and other behavioral issues associated with autism. Contact the office to learn more about BrainCore therapy.

Light it Up Blue with a Free "Q"

In recognition of Autism Awareness, we're running our "Light It Up Blue" contest once again this year. Simply complete the entry form on Facebook and you have a chance to win a free quantitative electroencephalogram or QEEG. A "Q" is essentially a "road map" which guides us in providing the most effective BrainCore neurofeedback training for your particular health condition.

Enter our Facebook contest today:
New Life Wellness Center Introduces Acupressure Therapies

We are pleased to welcome licensed massage therapist Marc Greenstein, LMT to the New Life Wellness Team!

Marc is certified in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki method of natural healing, a complementary therapy for patients recovering from or being treated for chronic health conditions. Marc's massage practice is unique in that he focuses mainly on moving energy in the body. He performs a full assessment including tongue and pulse diagnosis and abdominal palpation. All treatments include Japanese meridian therapy and acupressure which is a great alternative to acupuncture for patients who are afraid of needles!

Marc specializes in conditions such as frozen shoulder, limited range of motion, joint pain, insomnia, menstrual issues, muscle pain, migraine, anxiety and depression. In addition, his use of acupressure is very effective for children who exhibit hyperactive behavior.

All this month, Marc is offering a one-hour massage on Fridays for only $50 for new patients ($25 savings). Call to schedule your session: 631.265.1223.

Autism Workshop -- April 21, 2014
"Building A Better Brain With Neurofeedback"

Do you have a child on the spectrum? Has his/her communication challenges, repetitive behaviors, or other physical and mental symptoms become overwhelming? If conventional treatment plans have not helped your child, or you are seeking an evidence-based, non-drug approach, please join Dr. Keri Chiappino for an informative lecture on effective strategies to help better manage your child's condition. Dr. Chiappino will discuss how diet combined with neurofeedback therapy can help improve language and other conditions like stimming, attention, stomach upset and associated issues.

Dr. Chiappino's lecture will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday, April 21, 2014 at her Smithtown office. Your $10 workshop fee will be donated to Smithtown Special Education PTA (SEPTA) to support their work with children with special needs. Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat: 631.265.1223.

Australian Hospital Survey: Acupuncture As Effective As Valium

A recent trial of acupuncture in four Australian emergency departments revealed that the ancient Chinese healing therapy was as effective as analgesic drugs in relieving pain in the lower-back, sprained ankles and migraine.

In addition to pain relief, a researcher noted that study participants treated with acupuncture were also more apt to leave hospital earlier, suggesting acupuncture sped up emergency department care.

Read more:
Maysoon Zayid: Showing the World That She "Can Can"
Hear the inspiring story of her life with Cerebral Palsy

Comedian/child advocate Maysoon Zayid talks about the challenges and triumphs in her struggles with Cerebral Palsy and the world. Maysoon's TEDtalk "I got 99 Problems, Palsy Is Just One" details the story of her life with humor and style. You'll find her to be truly inspirational.

Check out Maysoon's TEDtalk

Thank you for allowing us to participate in your healthcare.

Yours in health,

Dr. Keri Chiappino & Dr. W. Brent Reynolds
New Life Wellness Center, a BrainCore of NY partner
phone: 631-265-1223
April Specials:

Supplements: 10% off in-stock OPC 3 supplements.

Massage: Introductory offer: $50 for 1 hour massage with Marc Greenstein, LMT on Fridays in April. Contact Marc at our Smithtown office for more information.

Call for more info: 631.265.1223

Offer Expires: April 30, 2014