Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC
Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC

Complementary Eastern Medicine

Meditation

Eastern traditions refer to the mind as a monkey, always active and moving from idea to idea, similar to a monkey in the trees.  Meditation is a tool that helps still the mind.  Research shows that when the mind slows down, the body relaxes as well which decreases stress. Lowering stress helps to decrease blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and many other physical symptoms that affect many Americans today.

There are many different approaches to meditation. Some people like to sit in silence while focusing on a candle. Other may prefer to sit with their eyes closed, focusing on the incoming and outgoing breath. Some like to chant a phrase that has special meaning to them, perhaps a positive affirmation or one with spiritual meaning. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to meditate – whatever quiets the mind and helps you tune in with a resting state of consciousness.

Visualization is another form of meditation which helps decrease stress.  Visualization grew in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s when biofeedback researchers started using visual imagery with biofeedback devices to get measurable results. Today visualization is used in many relaxation therapies. It has been used with patients battling chronic illness, such as cancer patients imagining a stronger more robust immune system to fight cancer cells. Training the mind to relax and remain focused can be challenging at first, and take time to cultivate which is why is it called a meditation “practice”. However it is an invaluable tool in today’s hectic world, where we are continually bombarded with stimulation from morning to night. Take a few minutes at the beginning or end of your day to recharge the batteries -  from the inside out.

Medical Acupuncture

 

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment involving the insertion of fine needles into the skin to relieve symptoms (such as pain), strengthen the body’s immune system, and balance the body to facilitate healthy body function.

 

How does it work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s qi (pronounced chee). Qi is the body’s life energy. It flows throughout the body in a series of channels. Each channel is connected with a specific organ and has specific physiological functions, as well as emotional and spiritual components. When the qi flow is disrupted the body can experience dysfunction, ill health and/or pain. When the qi is flowing freely through the channels all body functions, such as Sleep, Digestion, Energy, Immunity, Concentration, and Mobility are enhanced.

 

Does it hurt?

The insertion of the needle is generally painless. Many patients do not even realize when the needle has been inserted. This is because acupuncture needles are solid and hair- fine, unlike a medical hypodermic needle which is thick and hollow. Once all of the needles are in place, the patient usually becomes very relaxed. The lights are dimmed and gentle music is played. Many patients fall asleep during the treatment.

 

How long is a treatment?

During a treatment needles are retained for twenty to forty minutes, depending

on the patient and the condition being addressed.

 

 

How many treatments does it take to feel relief?

Some patients feel some relief after the first treatment. Typically, patients feel some consistent relief after three to five treatments. It is usually recommended to receive two to three treatments for two to three weeks, followed by an evaluation to determine the need and/or frequency of further treatment. Complete relief varies from case to case. In general, acute symptoms resolve quicker than chronic or complex conditions.

 

Is it safe?

Yes. All needles are pre-sterilized, and packaged for single use. During treatment, the acupuncturist opens the needle packages, and inserts the needles, using proper clean needle technique. When the treatment is over, the needles are removed and placed in a biohazard container, just like at a hospital.

 

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Most insurance companies have plans that cover acupuncture, though coverage varies from plan to plan. The best way to find out if you have coverage is to come in for a consultation, and let the acupuncturist verify your benefits with your insurance company.

 

Who can be treated with acupuncture?

Everyone from infants to seniors can be treated with acupuncture. Treatments vary accordingly. With adults and seniors, sensitivity and response to treatment varies, therefore different treatment techniques can be used to achieve the best results for each individual.

 

What is the most common condition people get treated with acupuncture?

For adults and seniors, pain is the most common complaint. Low back pain tops the chart, followed by neck, hips and knees.

Individualized Vitality Wellness

We offer a variety of holistic health options to help you regain your health and live in optimal health.  We specialize in gastrointestinal problems, detoxification programs, women’s health, disease prevention, nutritional therapy, natural weight loss, food & environmental allergies and graceful aging solutions.


We also give you respect, caring, competence, and plenty of time. You will be supported in every way and your options will all be carefully explained. You will enjoy the best of care, from the first phone call through every visit and follow-up.

We design your Individuallized Vitality Wellness program tailored to your lifestyle. 

 

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Nutritional Counseling

EAT WELL TO FEEL BETTER!

At Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC, we consider nutrition to be a vital part of the treatment.  We offer individual nutrition counseling to all.

  

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Individualized nutrition counseling
  • Bimonthly workshops on nutrition and other wellness-related topics such as stress management
  • Food tastings 
  • Educational handouts 
  • Office presentations on nutrition and proper fluid intake

Physical Functioning Intervention

STRENGTH TRAINING AND PERSONAL TRAINING WITH OUR CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS 

 

Personal Wellness Coaching

 

"It's Okay to be a Work in Progress"

 

HELPING YOU TO REACH YOUR PERSONAL GOALS AND TO BECOME THE BETTER YOU

 

FIND BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE INTEGRATING THE ELEMENTS OF LIFE THAT MAKE YOU WHOLE



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