Top 5 Treatments for Sleep Issues

Sleep disorders and overall trouble with sleep are a big concern for SO MANY of us. With common triggers like stress, sugar, alcohol, anxiety, and nasal congestion, it’s one of the most common health issues that drastically affects a person’s quality of life.

At The Wellness Center of Sanford, we use an integrative holistic approach to health care. Many of our top requested treatments are highly effective for improving sleep quality among our clients. If you suffer from any kind of sleep disorder or disruption, call us to book one or more of these treatments and be on the quick road to relief!

  1. Acupuncture – Treatments works to re-balance meridians running through the body that are responsible for regulating your circadian rhythms to improve the length, depth, and quality of your sleep.
  2. Music Therapy – Using a combination of relaxation techniques, biofeedback, instrument playing, guided imagery, emotional expression and more, music therapy sessions often yield dramatic improvement in sleep duration, help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, and reduce sleep disruption (such as waking up in the middle of the night).
  3. Lymphatic Drainage Massage – This gentle massage therapy is both relaxing and beneficial for sleep. If your sympathetic nervous system (responsible for the “fight or flight” response) is overstimulated from constant stress and anxiety, you may have significant trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Lymphatic drainage massage works to manually detoxify the body and release congestion to quiet down the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and let the body relax.
  4. Lymphatic Drainage Facial – Offering the same benefits as the lymph massage, a lymphatic facial specifically helps drain the sinuses, allowing for deep and clear breathing, and therefore, better quality sleep. A lymphatic drainage facial might even make you fall asleep during the session! Ahhh, sweet relaxation. This technique offers bonus benefits of a reduction in under-eye and overall facial puffiness.
  5. Life Coaching – Dedicated to helping you improve your overall health and happiness, a life coaching one-on-one session can narrow a focus to sleep and help identify any lifestyle choices or stress triggers that are standing in your way to a great night of rest. A life coach helps connect and correct imbalances between your emotional, physical, and spiritual sides to ease pain, relieve stress, promote happiness, and get the rest you deserve.

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Call us at 407-777-6831 or email admin@mycenterofwellness.com today to book your session.

Animals and Humans Love Avazzia Treatments to Relieve Pain

You’ve likely been hearing us talk a lot about our new Avazzia devices both on our social networks and in person at the Center. This healthy and natural pain relieving device is made by First Alternative Therapies. As many of our staff members have been training to use the hand-held devices, we can barely contain our excitement to broaden its use and introduce it to our clients. If this is the first you’re hearing about it, check out our previous Avazzia blog post to get the full dish!

One of the most exciting parts about these Biofeedback Electro-Stimulation Technology (BEST) devices for pain management, is that they are safe to use on humans (including children and adults) and animals! Check out a few pictures from our recent visit to Barrett Farm where we tested out our devices on the beautiful horses, Mac and Wizard.

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Wizard the horse enjoyed an Avazzia treatment for hot spots.

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Mac looks very relaxed as Brian begins an Avazzia treatment on his head!

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Mac the horse received Avazzia treatments in several body parts, including his sore foot!

Come in for a treatment or find out how to buy your own device to use at home for yourself and your animals! Call us today at 407-777-6831.

Stay Healthy the Holistic Way

Stay Healthy the Holistic Way

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Americans spend over $373 BILLION (yes, that’s BILLION) dollars every year on drugs. On legal drugs. That number is staggering and it increases year after year. We’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, so we’re looking for something…anything…that will make us feel better. And the commercials that we are inundated with claim that pharmaceuticals are the magic bullet. But here’s the catch: those side effects that they rattle off at the end of the commercial. The side effects that keep us stuck on a hamster wheel of pills.side effects of hydrocodone

And yet, we’re still sick. The magic bullet is making pharmaceutical companies lots of money, but it doesn’t seem to be helping us at all. So what can we do?
In ancient times, patients would pay their physician every month to keep them HEALTHY and payment would stop if a sickness occurred. Can you imagine what our healthcare system would look like if we adopted this outlook? What would happen if we shifted our attention from taking drugs to mask our symptoms and really started looking at the root of our problems?
Holistic Medicine is designed to be preventative…it helps keep our bodies in balance so we are able to stay healthy and happy. Keeping our immune systems strong is imperative and many times the drugs we are taking to make us “healthy” actually weaken the immune system and make us more susceptible to dis-ease. Here are some excellent options:
1) Acupuncture: this ancient modality stimulates certain points on the body and helps bring the physical, mental and emotional bodies into balance. Acupuncture is hugely beneficial for pain management, anxiety, stress…all the things that can weaken our immune system and increase our chances of getting sick. This treatment can be highly beneficial as the seasons are changing or your stress is increasing.

2) Lymphatic Drainage: The lymph fluid circulates infection fighting white blood cells, which help you avoid infection and sickness, as well as create antibodies so your body can respond to invaders better in the future. It also collects extra fluid from the body and filters the waste, toxins, and excess hormones from it by sending those things to the lymph nodes to be destroyed. It’s proper circulation and functioning is extremely important to keeping you healthy. And the best way to circulate the lymph? A lymphatic drainage massage, which feels GREAT.

3) Massage Therapy: We all associate massage with relaxation, but did you know that it can also help boost the immune system? Massage increases number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles tell us.

4) Counseling or Life Coaching: Anxiety, depression, stress, anger all play a significant role in weakening our immune system. Having a safe, effective, healthy strategy for coping with our emotions is one of the best defenses against pain and illness.victory

This list is not comprehensive…there are so many ways to help yourself feel better that do not include hopping on the pharmaceutical hamster wheel. Step outside of the box…try something different. If your doctor hands you a prescription, ask her if there is a holistic alternative. Sometimes it can be that simple.
And guess what the side effects are to all of the modalities listed above? You feel fabulous! Now that’s a plan I can get on board with.

Call us today at 407-777-6831 to get started!

By Jennifer Hornburg

Relieve Your Pain with New Avazzia Treatments

In recent weeks, The Wellness Center of Sanford began working with First Alternative Therapies to offer an exciting new device called Avazzia to our clients.

Avazzia is a hand-held high-tech pain management device that uses patented BEST (Biofeedback Electro-Stimulation Technology) to produce micro-current electrical impulses that interact with your body’s nervous system using electrodes placed on your skin. The device quickly relieves pain (lasting up to 12 hours or more), reduces inflammation, smooths and improves scar tissue, and offers lasting results. It works naturally by gently stimulating your body’s ability to resolve pain without drugs or surgery, not just put a band-aid over it. This new technology is both convenient and effective and is also FDA approved for pain relief!

Avazzia CEO Tim B. Smith invented the device in 2004. In earlier years, Tim worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments, engineering technology used in F-14/F-15 military jets,  micro-technology for the telecom industry, and the chips used to create the first Apple and IBM computers.

If you’re dealing with any chronic or acute pain, we promise you’ll want to try out Avazzia and add it to your routine holistic care at The Wellness Center of Sanford. Avazzia can help with pain relief for a huge variety of pain issues including, but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Athletic injury joint pain
  • Neuropathy connected to diabetes, cancer and other conditions
  • Dental extraction and root canal pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-surgical pain

Our owner Brian Hornburg has been using Avazzia on the scar on his knee, experiencing dramatic results with pain and reducing the appearance of his scar tissue.

Brian Hornburg, Co-founder of The Center of Wellness, Owner & Practitioner

Brian Hornburg, Co-founder of The Center of Wellness, Owner & Practitioner

Brian's knee BEFORE using the Avazzia device

Brian’s knee BEFORE using the Avazzia device

Brian's knee AFTER using the Avazzia device

Brian’s knee AFTER using the Avazzia device

Call us today at 407-777-6831 to schedule an appointment to try out Avazzia. Each of our acupuncturists and massage therapists is trained to give you the treatment. We’d love for you to be one of our first clients to enjoy this exciting and safe new way to relieve pain!

In the meantime, learn more about this exciting technology by watching Avazzia’s video on YouTube, Life Without Pain.