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Hi, I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather in Citrus County. Let me ask a couple questions. Does your skin look healthy, glowing and supple, or do you notice the lines in your face looking deeper, your skin dull and lack luster? Maybe you’ve been thinking about making an appointment for a skin consultation and or facial. If you’re ready, then I have a special offer for you.
Fall and winter seasons are the ideal time to have a professional exfoliation and consultation to remove old skin cells, improve texture, smooth and hydrate fine lines, refine enlarged “pores” and lighten uneven skin tone.
At Nature’s Rx, I only use the highest quality organic products on your skin. DNA Skin Care is well known and respected as the TOP CHOICE in hypo-allergenic, physician designed skin care products. Using expert products and techniques allows me to provide my clients with results that consistently reveal a more healthy and youthful and appearance. The DNA Skin Care full line of products also includes resurfacing agents with antioxidants, a Modified JessnerPeel and the incredibly powerful DNA Cryostem Cell Therapy System. These TOP RATED products are recognized as the industry’s best and scientifically designed for best results.
Skin care is an essential part of maintaining your overall health and well-being. A typical appointment is a 30-60 minute relaxing encounter designed to addresses your specific needs. It’s therapy for the mind and body and care that restores your inner and outer glow.

Limited Time Special Offer:
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Gift Certificates always available so you can
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Ask me about our Massage and Facial Special
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Schedule your appointment; call Jeanne at 637-7438

Neuropathy Has Many Symptoms Including, Heat Intolerance

“Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.”

Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include:

  • Gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your feet or hands, which may spread upward into your legs and arms
  • Sharp, jabbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected


If autonomic nerves are affected, signs and symptoms may include:

  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Changes in blood pressure, causing dizziness or lightheadedness


Visit mayoclinic.org to read the complete article.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms and would like to discuss a course of action call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

Thermography Screening Friday July 31st

Screening Available 10 AM to 3 PM Friday July 31st
To Schedule Your Screening Call  352-464-1645 or
Email
 david@alternative-primary-care.com 

What to Expect at Your Screening Appointment
  • When you arrive, you will complete health history forms.
  • During the imaging you will be disrobed from the waist up for imaging.
  • A female technician will perform the imaging.
Answers to Some Common Questions
  • Breast Augmentation does not interfere with thermal imaging.
  • Thermography is perfectly safe to have during pregnancy or when nursing. The procedure may also be performed during any part of the menstrual cycle without effecting the interpretation of the images.
  • Costs: Women’s Breast Health ($250): 3 Month Follow-up ($200): 2 Regions ($399): Whole Body ($500)
  • Method of Payment: Personal/Business Check or Cash: Sorry NO Credit Card payments

 

PATIENT PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS


Please read and follow the patient preparation instructions carefully.

Following the preparation closely allows for more accurate imaging.

If you have a fever or an illness, including shingles, please call and reschedule.
 

Pre-Appointment Instructions:
  • No use of lotions, creams, powders on day of imaging.
  • No food or caffeine 2 hours prior to appointment (coffee, soda or any caffeine-containing beverage, chocolate, tea)
  • No shaving or other hair removal the day of your appt: Men – shaving of face, Women – shaving underarms and/or legs
  • No use of deodorants or antiperspirants the day of your appt.
  • No physical stimulation or treatment of the breasts, chest, neck, or back for 24 hours before your appt.
  • Do not participate in massage/chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy or electrical muscle stimulation for 48 hours prior to your appt.
  • No exercise 4 hours prior to your appt, (ie: biking) and NO HEAVY upper body lifting 3 days prior. You can go to the gym but do lower body or a treadmill exercise. Pulling muscles in the anterior chest will alter the image results.
  • If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before your appt. No hot tubs for 24 hours before appt.
  • If you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 1/2 to 2 hours before your appt as possible.
  • If you are using pain medications, please avoid taking them for 4 hours prior to your appt. You must consult with the prescribing physician for his or her consent prior to any change in medication use such as this.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to either call the office at: 352-464-1645, or email at: david@alternative-primary-care.com.

We Have A New Food Therapy Video – ENJOY!

Take a moment to watch the latest food therapy video. Enjoy!

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If you would like to talk about a personalized Food Therapy Program, call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

Heat Exhaustion, When You Only Have 15 Minutes To Get Emergency Medical Care

Among all the conditions summer heat can aggravate – we also have Heat Exhaustion

Acupuncture can help


Often signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion come on quickly and without warning. If you try some simple self-treatments, and you cannot get relief in 15 minutes, you may need to get emergency care.

Heat Exhaustion symptoms include:
 

  • Confusion
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or abdominal cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat


There are some simple things you can do on your own to reduce these symptoms. To get all the details and some of the things you can do if you feel heat exhaustion coming on, visit WebMD.com.

If you are not suffering from severe symptoms that require emergency care, but feel your body is having trouble regulating its temperature, call me to discuss a plan to help you regulate heat (and cold) better.

Call me at 352-464-1645 or contact meonline here

Summer Heat Aggravates Eczema – Acupuncture Helps…

What Are the Symptoms of Eczema? For one, your skin will usually itch before a rash appears.

Acupuncture can help

Also, patches of itchy, dry, and thickened skin. Eczema rash usually appears on the hands, neck, face, and legs.  However, eczema rash can appear anywhere. Children will often show symptoms in the inner creases of the knees and elbows.

To make it worse, when scratched open sores may develop.

To discuss a plan for the management of your eczema symptoms, call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

New Location For Our Mindful Movements Tai Chi Class

Our Tai Chi for Health class will be moved to the following location starting next week.

Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursdays at 9 a.m., at the Dunnellon Lion’s at 20826 Walnut Street, the corner of Cedar St. And Walnut St.

Additional New Classes Starting Soon at Performance By Achievement in Inverness.

If you have questions please contact Frank Gonzalez at 352-425-9438, or emailhealingartsfl@gmail.com.

Enjoy This Asthma-Friendly Summer Recipe…

Zucchini Pasta – a Natural Method of Managing Asthma Symptoms

Summer Heat can aggravate asthma as inflammation can flair up asthma symptoms. The food choices you make can cause inflammation or even reduce inflammation. Zucchini is a vegetable that is, good for you, taste great, and can help with asthma symptoms.

Zucchini has important immune boosting nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, potassium and folate. As anti-inflammatory, these nutrients can help to help reduce swelling in the lungs, which will aid in reducing asthma symptoms. Zucchini also helps to regulate your body temperature, which can make the summer heat, much more manageable, maybe even enjoyable!

Enjoy this Zucchini Pasta recipe fromwww.livingwithasthma.net

To discuss a plan for the management of your asthma symptoms, call me at 352-464-1645 or contact me online here

Upper Back Pain May Be Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine.


Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. The spine’s bones (vertebrae) may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine. These changes may be mild or severe, and may lead to a stooped-over posture. Early diagnosis and treatment helps control pain and stiffness and may reduce or prevent significant deformity.
 

What Causes Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Although the cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, there is a strong genetic or family link. Most, but not all, people with spondylitis carry a gene called HLA-B27. Although people carrying this gene are more likely to develop spondylitis, it is also found in up to 10% of people who have no signs of the condition.

If you have any of these symptoms and would like to discuss treatment, contact me by phone at 352-464-1645 or online here.

To read the rest of this article on WebMD click here: Ankylosing Spondylitis

New Time For Wednesday’s, Mindful Movements Tai Chi Class

Change in Class Time

Our Tai Chi, Mindful Movements calls will be at 9:00 am for the next three Wednesdays.