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New Life Wellness Center Newsletter
October 2014

October is National Chiropractic Awareness Month!

"Conservative Care First", this year's theme, focuses on how chiropractic's conservative approach to pain management and overall wellness is both sensible and effective.

If you are receiving this newsletter, you probably already know how beneficial chiropractic can be toward your overall health. Why not spread the love? We're offering a complimentary massage to each of our current patients who refer a new patient to us during the month. If your friend or loved one visits our wellness center during October, you receive a 30 minute soothing massage from our licensed massage therapist Alaina White!

And speaking about massage, Alaina will be offering reduced prices for appointments made this month during National Massage Awareness Week. See the coupon at the bottom of the newsletter for more information.

New Life Wellness Center Nominated "Best of LI"

New Life Wellness Center has been nominated for Long Island Press' "Best of Long Island 2015" in several wellness categories this year: Chiropractic, Alternative Medicine and Holistic Wellness. In addition, we are happy to announce that Lori Fortunato and Ralph Hinkson have also been nominated for best in Acupuncture! Online voting begins October 1 and ends December 31. One vote per category per day. We sure would appreciate your support! Click here to cast your vote.

Acupuncture and Osteoporosis
Natural Pain Relief for Bone Disease

Osteoporosis occurs when a person experiences bone loss as a result of nutritional deficiencies, medications, certain lifestyle behaviors, chronic health conditions or a genetic predisposition. The body continually reabsorbs old bone and creates new bone throughout our lives; however, as we age, the calcium and phosphate necessary to create and maintain healthy strong bones may be reabsorbed by the body, increasing bone brittleness and fragility. These weakened bones are more prone to breakage and fracture from a minor fall or, in serious cases, even from simple actions, like sneezing or bumping into furniture. Unfortunately, osteoporosis is not often discovered until there is an injury.

Acupuncture is a safe, effective therapy that can help strengthen the bones and may completely relieve osteoporosis pain. Acupuncturists stimulate specific acupuncture points to encourage production of calcitonin by the thyroid gland, a hormone that inhibits bone resorption by the body. Calcitonin also enhances or produces recalcification of osteopenic bone and aids in lowering bone pain. While calcitonin is available as a prescription drug, there are several unpleasant side effects associated with its usage. Acupuncture can help you naturally produce calcitonin without serious adverse effects and can yield similar or better results than medications. Call to learn how our highly-skilled team can help relieve your pain and build stronger bones naturally and effectively.

Check our patient testimonial on acupuncture:
Healing Concussion Without Meds
Dr. Reynolds Explains Benefits of Neurofeedback for Brain Injuries

The fall sports season is just underway and already concussion stories are making headlines, not just in the MLB, NFL and NHL, but also at the student athlete level as some states pass new concussion regulations.

While concussion often conjures up images of a player being knocked out on the field, or an accident victim taking a blow to the head, most occur without loss of consciousness. Thankfully, concussion is taken more seriously than the days of "getting your bell rung" when players were urged to shake it off and get back in the game. A concussion is a brain injury and can have long-term health effects if not treated properly.

Dr. Reynolds specializes in traumatic brain injuries and recently held a Google chat to discuss the symptoms of concussion and the benefits of BrainCore neurofeedback training in brain injury rehabilitation. Check out this video chat to learn how neurofeedback can help identify the slower brain waves associated with the symptoms of concussion and retrain them to become strong, healthy brain-wave patterns.

National Midwifery Week is October 5-11
Celebrating those who promote natural birthing

This month we want to give a shout out to our friends the members of the Long Island Midwives for the wonderful care they provide to women of all ages, in particular for the personalized care they provide during pregnancy!

Midwives empower women to make informed choices about their health care and help expectant moms have a more natural childbirth experience. Like Chiropractors, midwives are committed to non-invasive birthing procedures, helping to manage labor from within rather than through the use of drugs or invasive obstetrical procedures that can lead to traumatic birth and potential injury to the baby's spine, nervous system and cranium.

If you are pregnant or planning to start a family, consider this: A 1997 study found that certified nurse midwives (CNM) used 12.2% less interventions than doctors; pregnant women who used midwives rather than OB/GYNs had 4.8% fewer C-sections. And, when comparing midwife vs. OB/GYN births, fetal and maternal outcomes were shown to be equally as good. Research also shows that midwives spend much more time with patients, both during office visits and during labor.

Midwives and Chiropractors offer hands-on, personalized care to help achieve a healthy, comfortable pregnancy, facilitate an uncomplicated delivery and fast recovery. Many midwives also work alongside OB/GYN colleagues to help patients have as close to their ideal birth experience as possible. To locate a midwife near you, visit the Long Island Midwives.

ADHD & Diet
Nutrition tips from Holistic Health Coach Lety Algeri

October is also Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) month. Contrary to what you see in mainstream media, medication is not a quick fix for ADHD. Medications temporarily "fix" the symptom, not the cause, and if stopped, the symptoms return. Chiropractic care, neurofeedback training and diet are an effective, non-drug, multi-component therapeutic approach to ADHD.

In this issue, Holistic Health Coach Lety Algeri offers nutritional advice to help alleviate ADHD symptoms naturally.

Upcoming Events

October 7, 2014 7pm Sachem library "The Sugar Fix" lecture by Lety Algeri

October 15, 2014 7:30pm North Shore Montessori Stony Brook "Hidden Toxins" lecture by Lety Algeri.

October 27, 2014 8pm
Sachem SEPTA Resource Fair
Come visit our booth and say hi to our staff!

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
October Specials:

Supplements: 10% off nutraMetrix Daily Essentials Packets

Chiropractic Special For Existing Patients: Receive a complimentary 30 minute massage for referring new chiropractic patients who visit the office during October.

Nutrition: Free initial private health consultations by Lety Algeri offered for 2 people per week during October. Email Lety about this offer at:

Massage: $50 for any 60 minute treatment on October 22, 24 and 25 during Massage Therapy Awareness Week.

Offer Expires: October 31, 2014