With Halloween gone, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about holiday gift ideas. It is also a great time to protect you and your family from the cold and flu this winter!
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Fall Open House and Food Drive! It was a great success, and a lot of food and money were collected for the Mount Horeb Food Pantry! Don't forget that we will continue to take donations for the Helping Hands Food Drive until November 15th. For every item you donate, you get an entry into our raffle to win free chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, infrared sauna session and more! We will also be collecting toys and coats through December 20th for local children.
We have lots of specials and pacakges for November and December! Enjoy them yourself, or give them away as gifts!
*Relaxation & Rejeuvenation Package: One hour massage, two Infrared Sauna Sessions, and one jar of Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub $95 ( $130 value)
*ImmunoBoost Package: Three Infrared Sauna Sessions, 30 Minute Nutritional Consult, one bottle of Vitamin D, one bottle of Echinacea, one jar of Tangerine-Grapefruit-Orange Sugar Body scrub $120 ($170 value)
*Warm Me Up Scotty! Package: Three Infrared Sauna Sessions, three Paraffin Hand Treatments $95 ($115 value)
*Infrared Sauna Packages: One 30 minute session $30, 3 sessions for $85, 5 sessions for $120, 10 sesions for $220, One Month Unlimited for $260. Perfect for detox, weight loss, relaxation, skin health, blood pressure and more! http://newbeginningschiropractic.net/non-chiropractic-services/infrared-sauna/
*Amy Mertz, Massage Therapy: (Special runs from November 26th-December 30th) Buy 3 One-Hour Massages, get a Free One Hour Massage. ($240 value for only $180)
Amy will also be adding Fridays starting in November, so she is available Mondays and Fridays for appointments. Please call 608-220-9815 to schedule.
*Melissa Graf, Acpuncture: Now through December 31st, Initial Visit (Consult plus treatment, 90 minutes) is $50 ($85 value).
November 15th is The Great American Smokeout, and acupuncture has been shown to help people quit smoking. Melissa will be doing Group Ear Acpuncture on November 15th from 2-7 PM for $20 a person. Treatments will be around 30 minutes. Treatments are available by appointment and walk-ins. Please call 503-956-1363 to schedule with Melissa.
*Elaine Russell, Craniosacral Therapy: Here comes the holiday season! We need to manage our stress levels in order to enjoy the holidays. CranioSacral Therapy/Visceral Manipulation treatments can give amazing relief for the symptoms of stress. This specialized massage focuses on calming the nervous system, the adrenal glands, and the mind. If you would like to take an hour out of your busy day to nourish yourself with a deeply relaxing and soothing 'vacation' treatment, please call Elaine Russell, LMT at 206.963.3117. She is running a special for the months of November and December - Three 1-hour sessions for $180 ($240 value). You could use part of that to give gift certificates to loved ones who could also be stressed.
*Stock up on your Cold and Flu essentials! We carry Vitamin D, Echinacea, probiotics, detox tea, ear candles, hot/cold packs, and many immune boosting essential oils (Thieves, Purification, Lemon, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Oregano, Orange and Lavender). Read Dr. Trudell's article on enjoying the transition into fall and winter. http://docbrenda.com/2012/10/31/enjoy-the-transition-to-fall-winter/
*Now is the perfect time to use up your remaining insurance and flex plan benefits for 2012! If you have met your deductible for the year, or if you have chiropractic visits left to use up, or if you have remaining money left on a flex plan account that will disappear on January 1st, then schedule an appointment today! Stress, weather changes, raking, shoveling, shopping, and being sick can all make us sore and miserable. Let us help you, and save yourself some money at the same time! You have already paid for these benefits, so don't let them go to waste.
We are still looking for additional providers at the office! If you know of someone who would be interested in renting space in a multi-practitioner natural health clinic, please have them contact us! Services that would be a great fit include naturopath, massage therapist, craniosacral therapist, reiki, reflexologist, herbalist, midwife, doula, hypnotherapist or life coach.
Our website is new and improved as well! Save time by booking your appointments online, filling out paperwork ahead of time and more! We will be adding more information over the next couple of weeks, but feel free to take a look around. www.newbeginningschiropractic.net
Thank you and hope to see you over the holidays!
Enjoy the Transitions into Fall and Winter
Dr. Brenda Trudell
Fall and winter in the midwest can be a beautiful time. It is also a time to encourage us to slow down, relax, rejeuventate, listen to our bodies and simplify our lives. While I personally get a little sad seeing the hours of daylight shortened dramatically and the temps dropping suddenly, I also delight in wearing beautiful scarves, lighting yummy fall-scented candles, and being home earlier in the evenings to unwind from the day.
Fall is a time when people are more likely to catch a cold or the flu. There are many theories about why this happens. Vitamin D levels drop off dramatically with the shorter hours of sunlight. People tend to be more cooped up, sneezing and coughing on one another. Our selection of fresh fruits and veggies, high in antioxidants, decreases as the growing season comes to an end.
But I also feel that sometimes getting sick is just what the body needs. Of course nobody likes to feel sick, and serious illnesses can be quite scary, but getting over infections is what boosts our immune system, and teaches it how to work properly. We can’t tune up our immune system if it never gets a chance to work. Many people also notice how great they feel after coming out on the other side of an illness. Many children go through a growth spurt after fighting a cold. For others, it forces them to relax for a day or two, to do nothing but rest and give the body what it needs.
To read more on natural ways to prevent the cold and flu, follow this link http://docbrenda.com/2012/10/31/enjoy-the-transition-to-fall-winter/
Essential Oil of the Month: Eucalyptus
The best treatment for a cold or flu is prevention. Because many essential oils have strong anti-microbial properties, they can be diffused to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses. If you now have a cold or flu, use it for inhalation: add 3-5 drops of eucalyptus oil to a pan of hot water and drape a towel over your head and breathe in the steam, or put 2-3 drops on a handkerchief. Or drip 5 drops on the floor of the shower before you turn it on. The strong eucalyptus and moist heat will open up clogged airways. Or dilute it 50-50, and massage 1-3 drops on each of the following areas: forehead, nose, cheeks, bottom of feet, lower throat, chest and upper back, 1-3 times daily. A carrier oil such as almond or jojoba oil should be used with eucalyptus.
What's Going On Around Here?
Feel free to check out our online calendar! http://newbeginningschiropractic.net/resources-2/calendar-of-events-2/
Our office is a collection site for toys and coats until December 20th!
National Vitamin D Day!
Don't forget to VOTE!
Dr. Brenda's Birthday!
Hospitality Day in Mt Horeb
How to Stay Young Class with
Dr. Brenda at 6:30 PM
Helping Hands Food Drive Ends!
Great American Smokeout
Group Ear Acupuncture from 2-7 PM
GERD Awareness Week
Small Business Saturday
How to Stay Young with
Dr. Brenda 6:30 PM
Holistic Moms Meeting
Mt Horeb Library 6:30 PM
**Please note date change**
We hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter, and our new format. Please stay in contact with us,
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Yours in Health,
Dr. Brenda Trudell, DC
Rongua Jiang, LAc
Amy Mertz, LMT
Melissa Graf, LAc
Elaine Russell, LMT, CBP, MM