Category: Products & Services
Encompass Nutrients Proves to be the Best!
New Kid on the Block
We are proud to announce that we are carrying Encompass Nutrients in all three of our CCWC locations (Lagrange office to open on April 15th)! If you have never quite known what dietary supplements to take, because there are so many products out there, then look no further! There seems to be an endless amount of supplements available these days. You could literally spend hundreds of dollars every month to try to give your body the nutrition it needs in order to fill in the gaps of your diet. Some of the major or more popular ones are multivitamins, probiotics, fish oil, and super greens. If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “why doesn’t someone just make one pill that has all of that in it”, you would’t be the first. However, it’s about time one company finally did something about it!
Encompass Nutrients is a new company that decided to ahead and simplify the dietary supplement market with what they call an “All-in-One Nutrient”. They have combined 19 vitamins & minerals, probiotic, Omega-3 fish oil, and their own proprietary blend of Super Green Whole Foods. Their product is called Complete Adult, and Dr. Holley in our Millersburg office says “It’s going to change the way we prescribe nutrients!” They have also developed a Joint formula which is meant to be a companion to Complete Adult. Together, they make quite the pair, and Dr. Waggoner believes so strongly in it that he prescribes it to every patient of his over the age of 15! It’s beneficial for everyone, and you’ll not only feel better physically, but also knowing that you are saving time and money! A two month supply of Complete Adult only runs $35 and Joint Health only runs $20 for a two month supply as well.
But wait! There’s actually even more good news. Encompass has not only provided us with an amazing product to offer our patients, but they also have an awesome mission! They are committed to giving 80% of their profits to care for orphans around the world! So, you’re not only improving your wellness, but you’re also taking part in giving back to a great cause! That’s why their tag line is, “Building Health. Giving Hope.” They exist for a great purpose.
What are you waiting for?! You can either stop in to any of our offices to pick up your Encompass Nutrients or purchase directly from their website. We believe so much in what they are doing, we really don’t care if you buy from them directly or from us. Everybody wins!
Short Term Pain Relief / Long Term Problems
GOOD NEWS!! We at www.communitychiropractic.org have the answer for pregnancy pains. Dr. Kelly Garber and Dr. Megan Holley are both trained in the Webster Technique which is a specific treatment for pregnant women, and we also have massage therapists trained to massage women who are pregnant. If you are pregnant and suffer from back pain, neck pain, sleeping arms, tingling in your legs or have headaches, gives us a call at either of our locations. Our office numbers and locations are on our home page!
Getting to Know…Kylee
As one of the newest members of the CCWC family, Kylee has only been on staff for a handful of months. However, she has managed to fit right in to our busy office. She specializes in relaxation massage. If you are looking for an hour of pampering and putting all of your worries and stress out of your mind for a solid 60 or 90 minutes, Kylee is the person for you! Recently, she’s even added hot rock massage to her ever expanding list of techniques!
Like many of our employees, Kylee first got into the health and wellness industry because she enjoys working with people and helping them to feel and be their best. In fact, that’s what she loves most about her job; knowing she helped someone walk out of our office feeling much better than when they arrived. Her advice to all of our patients is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water! That means half of your body weight in ounces of water. Chances are, you’re not drinking enough! Most massage therapists can tell if you aren’t drinking enough water by the way your muscles feel as they massage. So, you aren’t going to fool Kylee anytime soon.
Outside of her time here at the office, Kylee mostly enjoys spending time with her family. She didn’t provide us with any more detailed information than that, so you’ll have to ask her while she’s massaging you what activities she enjoys most. Be sure to schedule your massage with Kylee soon! She’s here at our Shipshewana office Monday through Friday!
Cold & Flu. What Will You Do?
It’s that time of year again. There are a couple supplements that I’m always recommending to patients during this season.
Sambucus is a supplement that contains a combination of numerous immune boosters such as Echinacea, Propolis, Elderberry, vitamin C, zinc, and many more. The combination of these immune boosters acts to help the body fight off bugs in a similar manner of an antibiotic but can do so without the worry of gut or immune resistant side effects. Many patients tend to start taking Sambucus when they are sick but little know that there is a maintenance dosage that can Continue Reading »
The truth about Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a very unique form of traction that if performed properly can help treat spinal conditions including disc protrusions, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.
Some people confuse traditional traction and inversion tables as decompression therapy. There is a big difference between these therapies and a big difference on who and how decompression is done. I will try and explain the difference here.
Decompression therapy results vary depending on who is performing the therapy and what table is used. We at CCWC take pride in using the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment (digital x-ray and/or MRI) to determine the specific disc that needs treated. Then, we have highly trained staff using the most up-to-date decompression table putting the patient on the table correctly and using the specific angle needed, specific pelvic or cervical tilt, and the proper amount of time and force for optimal results.
When performed properly, a negative force is achieved and the disc can be pulled back into the disc space. It is also important that the patient is coached on nutrients, hydration, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments for the best long-lasting results.
Because all the above is needed for great results, we only offer patients 21 and 30 session packages. Anything less than 20 sessions given will not give Continue Reading »
For all you pregnant ladies out there, I just wanted to take the time and explain my experience during pregnancy and what I’ve been doing that I believe has enabled me to feel good throughout this time.
In the beginning, I made sure to start getting chiropractic check-ups if not every week then every two weeks. I did experience some morning sickness issues that lingered on for about four months. What really helped was a combination of certain acupuncture/acupressure for morning sickness. I was able to get temporary relief while utilizing some acupressure points during work but the acupuncture sessions of 20-30 min once a week helped for longer lasting relief.
I had the Webster technique done throughout the entire pregnancy but began getting it done once a week when I started the third trimester. Every baby appointment I have had they have been very impressed that I have had no issues with sciatica or baby positioning. The midwife has commented every visit in the third trimester that the baby has been staying in the most optimal position for a better labor for the baby and myself.
Massage is another tool that has been helping keep my feet under control. As many know feet and ankle swelling is very common towards the later part of pregnancy which can make walking and being on your feet more challenging. Along with ankle and feet adjustments a 30 min massage for the low back and feet have been keeping me in good shape.
I am very thankful for every treatment and modality that has helped me through my first pregnancy. I truly have been able to enjoy being pregnant and it is a very rewarding feeling to be able to experience the opposite end of the spectrum, being the patient instead of being the chiropractor 🙂 I encourage all pregnant women to utilize every treatment option possible in order to be able to enjoy your pregnancy the way that I’ve been able to.
It Does a Body Good!
Here at CCWC we work very closely with our certified massage therapists. They are highly trained in the art of massage and have the clinical knowledge to work with our doctor’s diagnosis. Muscle health is very important in our vision of total health for our patients. A classic problem we see in our clinic is nodules (aka trigger points) in the upper traps. These nodules can produce referral into the base of the skull and around the head. So, many headache patients greatly benefit from upper cervical massage. Here are the three main benefits we see everyday in our clinic with massage.
1. It relieves pain and inflammation. Therapeutic massage can be a powerful tool for natural, drug-free pain management. When you have a muscle injury, for example, inflammatory toxins and pain-causing substances such as lactic acid can build up in the tissues. Massage’s stimulating effect on the circulation helps your blood supply remove those substances, relieving pain while helping to reduce swelling and redness. Trigger point therapy is especially helpful for releasing built up muscle knots.
2. It helps you heal. The same stimulation that relieves discomfort also encourages faster healing of injuries. By improving blood flow to the injured area, massage enables nutrients and oxygen to travel more freely to the tissues for use by the body’s natural repair mechanisms. Some types of massage can also break up old scar tissue that may be contributing to your pain and stiffness. Once the scar tissue is broken up, the tissues can finish healing themselves normally.
3. It reduces stress and boosts wellness. You have doubtless heard about how relaxed people feel after experiencing a massage. Muscles trap stress, and the more stress you are under, the tighter your muscles may become. By loosening the muscles through a soothing massage session, we can help that stress dissipate and get you feeling like yourself again. Massage also stimulates the immune response, enabling your body to protect itself against the viruses and bacteria that tend to hit stressed-out individuals the hardest.
So, give one of our certified massage therapists a call today, and get on the road to recovery and wellness.
260-768-4333 (Shipshe Office) 574-642-0233 (Millersburg Office)
– Dr. Nathan Holley
We have made some changes in our Shipshewana office; changes we think you are going to like! We have opened up our nutrition store for our customers to walk through and see what we have to offer. We’ve moved our Free Coffee station in there as well. We’ll also be offering other items for your enjoyment like apples and other fresh fruits and goodies. And to celebrate, we are offering 10% off all of our nutrients! So, come on in and make yourself at home. Have a look around and see the changes we’ve made to better serve you. As always, “Your wellness is our goal!”
Obesity a Disease? Come again?
Millions of Americans will go about their day carrying a disease. Many, if not most of them, won’t even know it! And in this case, they are literally carrying a whole lot of this disease around with them. I am referring to Obesity. Believe it or not, the American Medical Association has formally decided to recognize obesity as a disease. It took a huge jump from once being called a “major public health problem” to being labeled as a disease. One in three Americans now has this “disease”.
However, I beg to differ with the AMA. You cannot ignore the fact that Obesity is a major problem today, especially here in the good ole U S of A. One in three is a staggering number! The issue here doesn’t lie in the seriousness of the problem. The issue is with the label. Obesity is also known as the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Did you catch that very important word? PREVENTABLE. When I think of diseases, I think of things like Hepatitis, HIV, Cholera, Influenza, Malaria, Tuberculosis, and Typhoid Fever. A common thread among most diseases is they are contagious. They can be spread through body fluids or mosquito bites. Obesity is 100% preventable. And guess what? If you find yourself in the obese category (a BMI of 30 or greater), you can choose to do something about it. There’s no need for drugs, vaccines, or rubber gloves. What’s the magic solution? Exercise more and eat less! It isn’t rocket science. Even though it isn’t complicated, that does not mean that it’s easy. It is very doable.
As you read this, you may be thinking, “Man, I’m glad I’m not obese. I may be a tad overweight, but definitely not obese!” Not to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s a good chance you’re wrong (at this point, you may also be thinking…”This guy is a real jerk!”. Maybe, but like most things, you can’t expect to begin solving a problem unless you know you have one. Getting the facts is more important than maintaining happy feelings). Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about. I am 5′ 10″ in height. My current weight is 157 pounds. That gives me a Body Mass Index of 22.5. That puts me in the upper half of the normal range (18.5 – 24.9). Instead of calling it “normal”, let’s say I’m in the range of where I should be. Let’s face it, obesity has quickly become the norm, so normal isn’t exactly what we are going for here. Most people that know me would say that I look thin. I maintain I still have plenty of body fat that I could lose; and here’s my proof. According to the BMI calculator, I could lose close to 30 pounds more and still be in that healthy weight range for a person of my height (weighing 129 with a BMI of 18.5). Let’s head the other direction. How much could I weigh before I am considered overweight? 173 pounds. And at what point would I be considered obese? 209 pounds. So…if you are 5′ 10″ and weigh 209 pounds or more…you are considered obese according to the BMI scale. I have found that much of the problem is that being overweight/obese has become the norm. So, if someone is on their way to losing weight by shedding the pounds, often they will hear comments like, “You are skinny!”, “You need to start eating more”, and “You look great the way you are.” We live in a society in which people are more concerned for your feelings than for your health and safety. You may be getting comments like that Continue Reading »