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Food For Thought

Enjoy these fun food facts!

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." —Hippocrates

Best Date Ever: Dinner & Massage at home 
The best date
in the valley is at home—your home: JH Mobile Massage and Unprocessed Kitchen. While Alicia Brieger of Unprocessed Kitchen prepares a nutritious, delicious, organic dinner, enjoy a couple’s massage from Amanda Martin and one of her other JH Mobile Massage therapists.

Healthy_Being"I've seen first-hand so many positive results with clients, I'm a real believer in the power of juicing," says Jessica Vandenbroeke, the founder of Healthy Being Juicery. "I've seen it give people more energy and help with food cravings and also reverse disease and heal the body."

"Every 35 days your skin replaces itself. Your liver, about a month. Your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you. You have a choice in what you're made of. EAT WISELY!"

Try working with Jenny Carr one on one to formulate an individualized plan that will remove inflammation from your body with clean eating, movement, and & elegant thinking. You can contact Jenny from her website http://www.jennycarrhealth.com/

The professionals at Simply Health of Jackson Hole offer Medicine Wheel Wellness clients personal health consultations and provide a variety of treatments to optimize wellness including: pharmaceutical-grade supplementation and foods tailored to support your needs.

Rosemary Lemon Hummus Recipe!hummus-1057998_960_720
1 can organic Garbanzo Beans (1/2 liquid drained)
2 cloves Garlic, peeled
2 tbsp of organic cold pressed Olive Oil
2 tbsp of Tahini
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
2 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oils
1 drop doTERRA Rosemary Essential Oils
1 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt
1: Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth
2: Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes and serve with sliced organic cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and brocolli

Needles Everywhere

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that currently requires a master’s degree to practice. Acupuncturists are required to pass a national certifying board exam, as well as become certified in clean needle technique and spend over 1,000 hours in a supervised, hands-on, clinical setting.

Dry needling has been around since the 1940s and has recently begun gaining in popularity at PT clinics, where licensed physical therapists use it as an additional tool in their bag of healing techniques.

During dry needling, needles are placed directly into the location of pain (usually soft-tissue related). This causes a lesion in the tissue small enough to avoid damage but big enough to cause the body to release and send its natural anti-inflammatory chemicals to the area to expedite healing.

Acupuncture also targets injured tissues this way, but includes many other points on the body correlated with energy flow referred to as meridians. The whole body approach to treatment allows the practitioner to look beyond the local pain. Acupuncture has a wide scope that includes acute and chronic problems such as sports injuries, post surgical pain, swelling, inflammation, headaches, stress, digestion, sleep, Ob/Gyn issues including infertility, and much more.

Yes, both acupuncture and dry needling involve needles and help relieve pain. But that’s about all these two treatments have in common.

Most insurance companies reimburse for dry needling services under physical therapy benefits but if it is not covered, an out-of-pocket single session can cost up to $200. Excel Physical Therapy offers a monthly donation based dry needling clinic at Medicine Wheel Wellness the last Wednesday of every month. Call 307-699-7480 to book!

Treatments from Taug Bosche, whose practice East of the Tetons Acupuncture, is inside Medicine Wheel Wellness, are $50 each. Wyoming insurance does not usually cover acupuncture. Patients wanting an aggressive course of treatment can purchase a 2-week package (up to 10 treatments) for $200. Call Taug at 307-690-6275 to book.

Our other in-house Acupuncturist is Susie Rosenberger, and her business is Crown Roots Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Susie currently offers her services at Medicine Wheel Saturdays and Sundays. Contact her directly at 646-753-0742 to book today!

Client Close-Up: Bill McClure

A fused back. Knee replacements. A shoulder replacement. An ankle replacement. At 74, Bill McClure has had more than his share of orthopedic issues. Still, today he skis, golfs, hikes, fishes, road bikes, and hunts. Last fall, out hunting with his grandson he shot an elk. This winter he’s skiing in Switzerland and Italy for two weeks. Then he’s going fishing in Argentina. “If I didn’t have Excel and Medicine Wheel to help with my rehab, I know I wouldn’t be doing lots of the things I am able to do,” he says.

After his back surgery several years ago, Bill climbed both the Grand Teton and Gannett Peak, the highest mountain in Wyoming.

Bill started like many clients do, with physical therapy. His PT even included trigger point dry needling (TPDN), a modality often used by PTs to aid with recovery. TPDN uses small needles, like those used in acupuncture, to calm localized muscle tightness or spasms by releasing the self-healing natural chemicals in the body.

“I’ve done all of my rehab for all my surgeries with Francine,” he says. After Medicine Wheel
Wellness was founded and Bill had graduated from PT for his shoulder replacement, Francine suggested he try some of the center’s fitness classes.“ She said they’d be a good progression from PT to help me continue to get fit without having to worry that I’d over do it,” he says.

Bill did Medicine Wheel’s knee rehab classes for some time but today is more into TRX and Mat Pilates. “I’ve found that TRX is the best thing for
my back and upper body,” he says. “In all the classes, the instructors tailor it. They start off by asking, ‘What do we want to work on today?’ or ‘Where are you sore?’ and then they listen to what you want. That is terribly important.”

Every couple of weeks, Bill follows a fitness class with a session on the BioMat in the Tranquility Room. The BioMat is an FDA-approved modality that emits far-infrared therapy rays and negative ions. The amethyst crystals inside the mat increase the depth heat can penetrate into your body, to 6- to -7 inches. This is 80% deeper than electric heat penetrates. “I’m laying there and I sweat a little bit and have this overall good feeling,” he says.

“When I’m done, I feel like I’ve been cleansed and I’m totally relaxed.” BioMats have been shown to reduce stress and can help with minor muscle pain, stiffness, and joint pain. “I sort of
look at Medicine Wheel Wellness as graduate school for well-being,” Bill says. “You go through one-on-one therapy at Excel and then you go downstairs to classes or use the BioMat and continue what you’ve been doing.” 

Medicine Wheel Wellness offers affordable, cash-based injury care services along with a variety of small group classes that emphasize injury recovery, fitness, and increasing function. Classes stress personal attention to ensure you use proper movement mechanics and achieve maximal results.

Level 1-2 classes require mild-moderate levels of effort and are designed as a progression from injury rehab, for those who are new to fitness, or for athletes who are looking for a lighter workout to focus on the essentials of alignment, stability, and mobility.

Level 2-3 classes are moderate-high effort and designed for those who have a healthy foundation and are looking for a dynamic workout to enhance fitness, sports performance, and prevention of injury.

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