One important thing to remember when you’re standing is that you never want to lock your knees. Most everyone says, “Oh, yeah, I never do that.” But I tell you what – I thought I never did that until I really paid attention to my body during times of the day when we normally don’t pay attention to those things and I was in fact locking my knees. And I had chronic knee pain and problems. When we lock our knees, we lose the basic structure of our bodies that keeps us in optimal alignment: hips anteverted; back and neck straight; and abs strong. Proper standing structure is essential for proper walking structure. And, if you’re a runner, all of this needs to be on point if you care to run without pain! Not only that, but do this fun experiment: the next time you’re at a coffee shop waiting in line, look around at everyone’s knees. You will see almost everyone doing one of these variations: (L to R) locking knees with OK pelvis and back structure locking one knee (in this case it’s his left knee) locking both knees with tucked pelvis locking both knees with tucked pelvis and rounded shoulders locking both knees with ribs sticking out (over-arched back or “sway-back”) locking one knee (right) and slumping back and shoulders forward locking one knee with hip jutted out to the side of the locked leg one knee locked one knee locked with hip sticking out to one side Here’s another good one. See if you can find out what’s going on with their posture. ...
I can confidently say, without a single doubt in my mind, that the natural treatment for lice is WAY more effective than that chemical crap they sell you over the counter. BTW, the chemical stuff (I won’t name names…) doesn’t work on lice anymore because the lice have MUTATED and are now IMMUNE to it. Plus, they give you that crappy little comb that does nothing to get the nits out. And, you’re about to find out, it’s the combing that does all the magic for the permanent removal of lice. If you have school-aged children, I recommend doing this treatment on them once per week as a preventative. If you find anything in there, you will have been quick enough to get it out and prevent too much of an infestation, plus you will – over a few days time – get out all the eggs she laid on your head (I know, I know, it’s really, really horrific). For your treatment, you need only 2 instruments. Industrial-grade nit comb. (Walmart, $10) Olive oil. Plus, I would also have some old towels to use around your shoulders (olive oil stains) and on the floor under where you’ll be standing. One more thing: paper towels. Have the whole roll nearby, and wet one at a time to use for wiping off your nit comb. Put some towels on the floor first. Be next to a sink or in the bathtub. Really drench the hair with olive oil. The bugs can’t hold on to your hair so good with the oil and will slide off easily...
I will be using “adult language” in this blog, so if you’re a sensitive little snowflake, this is your warning. Female libido is complex. We tend to put most of the blame for low sex drive on hormone changes, or stress, but there’s something else you just have to know. Your clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings. 8,000. Why is this significant? The penis has 4,000. Yet, in the act of heterosexual relations, the penis gets all the attention. 8,000 nerve endings that serve no purpose whatsoever except to experience pleasure. It’s like you go into your garage and you expect to see your old, broken down car. Then, like in a dream, you go out and you see a brand new, shiny Lamborghini. “Oh, my gosh, I didn’t even know this was here!” But how do you drive it? What if you crash? What if someone tries to steal it? Don’t worry, girl, we’re going to figure all this out. For all women, it’s time to get pussified. The word “pussy” is usually a put-down, right? I think it’s time for that to change. If someone calls you a “pussy,” they mean a sign of weakness. Pussies are definitely not weak. Pussies are way stronger than man parts. You barely tap a guy on his privates and he’ll drop to his knees. Pussies take way more of a beating and recover quick. I say we change the meaning of “pussy” to mean something different than “weakness.” How about when something is “pussy,” it’s something that is delightfully feminine. For example, last week my husband...
I remember times in the early days of my practice or even before that when I first found an interest in nutrition. I remember trying to convince people of what I strongly knew to be true, but I could not for the life of me figure out why everyone else was so stubborn-headed and dead-set on not getting healthy. (My thinking at the time🙂 after all, once you know that grocery store milk is full of artificial hormones that make the cows fat and antibiotics that lead to antibiotic-resistant super-bugs, and it just causes phlegm in your body, and it’s only purpose is to make baby cows into big cows, then why on earth would you want to drink that?!) Yeah, I couldn’t figure out why criticizing someone’s food choices didn’t inspire them to make positive changes in their life…silly me. Now I see my 8-year-old son trying to force his sister to do something like hand him a toy that he wants. I tried to tell him, “Try persuading her instead of forcing her,” but I’m not sure that was very good advice. Sometimes you just can’t even persuade people. Force is definitely wrong, but persuading can be kind of smarmy too. Especially if the other person is like, “Um, no. No way. Never. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it.” There were times when I knew that someone would respond favorably to acupuncture, but I couldn’t convince them to give it a good, solid try. I used to use all these psychological tricks, like asking them how their problem would change over time (hint: it’s always going to...
I confused the hell out of my ophthalmologist a while back. “Hmmm…this is unusual.” He was checking and rechecking some things. “Huh. Normally at your age people’s eyesight gets worse, but yours is going in a more ‘favorable direction.’ Whatever you’re doing, keep it up!” The prescription for my near-sightedness on both eyes was 1/4 a point better (from -3.25 to -3 on the right eye and -2.5 to -2.25 on the left eye), and my astigmatism in both eyes improved. No sign of any far-sightedness yet. So, here’s what I’ve been doing 🙂 RELAXING MY EYES We’re so unaware of how much tension we hold in our faces through the day. The main reason I even started caring about this was to prevent wrinkles, but I think the benefits have extended beyond the superficial. There is a theory on natural eyesight healing that near-sightedness and far-sightedness is due to tension around the eyeball. The current medical model says that your cornea is either too strong (near-sighted) or too weak (far-sighted), but this theory goes a step further to say that the cornea changes in strength due to straining to see. So I consciously decided not to strain to see things. If something is blurry far away, I just go closer. I look away from the computer several times an hour when I’m working on it to relax my eyes. If I’m reading or watching a movie and it’s hard to keep my eyes focused, I stop trying to focus and do something else (like go to sleep!). I even try, when I’m at home and not doing much,...
I’ve had chronic neck pain for over 20 years. Conventional doctors masked the pain with muscle relaxers and pain killers. Chiropractors aggravated it with their treatments. Just a few visits to Natural Health Center has it feeling better than it has in years. Thanks so much!
I started coming to the Health Center for issues I was having with my stomach. Even while making the initial appointment I felt like the person I was speaking with was empathetic about my situation. I had gone to two medical doctors before trying NAET and acupuncture, but had not seen results. After my treatments at the Health Center, my stomach feels better than it has in years and continues to get better every day with the help and support of the staff. I am thankful for all they do for me and our community.
Baby is Better
My son came here for treatment for eczema when he was 3 years old. He is 4 now and completely cured of it. My youngest son has the same issue at age 1, so we’re back!
Stress! Stress! & More Stress! Coming to this office gives me one hour to decompress and slow down. I look forward to my visits. They are the highlight of the day and week for me. Positive energy. 🙂 This has given me another (or better) avenue to release tension and bad mojo. Thank you. The doctors really connect with you and truly care about your well-being.
Shoulder Pain and More
I originally came in for a tweak in my shoulder which soon disappeared with regular treatments. Since I’ve had the pleasure of treatments from Nicole and her outstanding staff, my inner calm and overall attitude toward the stresses of life have vastly improved. I’ve come in crying, anxious, distressed, in pain and leave – every time – well-cared for and successfully treated. I wholeheartedly believe that acupuncture can be so much more than a go-to for emergency pains. I intend to incorporate it into my regular lifelong health regime.
Back is Stronger
My back has been feeling significantly better. I no longer have the daily aches and pains that I had before. My back feels stronger and my posture feels better. Before acupuncture, I tried stretching to relieve my pain, but the results were unsatisfactory. Stretching is great, but does nothing if it is not done in conjunction with acupuncture.
I’ve been going to the NHC for acupuncture and NAET for my Chron’s disease. To say that the treatments helped me would be an understatement. I have been hospitalized multiple times for my condition and was in constant, severe pain before I decided to go to the NHC. I can’t remember the last time I felt this good. The staff are all friendly, care for their patients and are truly there to make you better. I can’t say enough great things about these ladies.
A few months ago at my wits end with extreme pain, I attended a Fibromyalgia support meeting and met Nicole Lentfer. From that night on, I am a different person. Like many others I tried all the conventional Western medicines with no relief. After having a mini-trial of acupressure that night, I put 100% trust in Nicole and her staff and the Natural Health Center. After starting the acupuncture and NAET treatments, I am much calmer, and I have less pain and more energy.
My son and I had both food and environmental allergies. We tried over the counter medications and different supplements over the past 2 years or so. We were both suffering with skin rashes, runny noses, and itchy eyes. We started coming to the NHCA for treatment after a recommendation from a friend. My son and I saw a big improvement of our symptoms. We are happy to be allergy-free at the end of our treatments!
I started acupuncture for numerous reasons but primarily anxiety. The process has helped me feel calmer, more relaxed, and less like I am living in a mental box. It has helped me feel free.
Inhaler is Out
I came to acupuncture due to constant short breaths which made working out difficult. I also had tension in my neck and shoulders that felt like I had been holding a shrug for 10+ years. Now I’m more comfortable since my neck and shoulders have relaxed. I can work out harder and for longer periods of time since I don’t need to use my inhaler anymore.
PTSD and Pain Managed
I found the NHCA after 10 years of pain and discomfort. I was a mixed martial artist, high school football player, and infantryman in the Marine Corps. I had put my body through entirely too much torture, and I was suffering for it. When I left the Marine Corps in 2009, I had ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder and neck pain. I suffered from insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and post traumatic stress disorder. I would take close to 20 painkillers a day, and I was still in pain. I was hurting far from happy. With acupuncture, I felt instant improvement and I’ve been coming to the office ever since. I do acupuncture and NAET treatments and I have never felt better in my life. I’m able to live again. Thank you.
I have fibromyalgia and have had severe body pain for the past 5 years. Every day, hands were numb, feet throbbed, sternum hurt, shoulders and hips were sore, calves and thighs hurt, arms were heavy. Doctors really don’t know what to do for me since I didn’t want pharmaceuticals. I can’t believe acupuncture has helped me so much. I noticed it right away. Things aren’t perfect yet, but they’re improving with each treatment. I am so thankful.
Healing From the Inside Out
I came to the NHCA for food sensitivities, poor sleep, moodiness, and lack of energy. Now I sleep better so I am more awake and in a much better mood during the day. I was surprised by how well I felt after treatments and feeling my body heal from the inside out. Unlike Western doctors, this office runs on time, all the time. Nicole explains everything, answers all your questions and doesn’t talk down to you.
My chronic pain and fatigue are much better. I’ve been able to come off some medications completely and reduce the dosage of others. I had never tried acupuncture before but decided to try it. Nicole and her staff are very informative and I was surprised that the needles don’t hurt. The services are affordable, relaxing, and it works!
Sports Injury Healed
I was surprised how the treatment was able to heal my sports injury when regular doctors could not. Sometimes a pill won’t cure everything!
Western medicine has left me with no answers to help me manage a long-standing condition of inflammation that comes and goes in various body parts and for various lengths of time. I am not fond of taking pills and found the Natural health Center at a point when I was feeling tired, flamed and with no solutions in sight. The herbal tonics, weekly visits, acupuncture and encouragement to lose weight eventually led to a healthier, happier, pain-free existence! My energy is back; I do not hurt. I repeat; I do not hurt. Such a joy!
Quality of Life Improved
I came in due to pain from fibromyalgia. Constant pain from the neck down to my toes and could never sleep more than a couple of hours at a time. I tried antidepressants, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills and several types of pain pills. Nothing would work. I used to sit, sleep and eat in a recliner. After coming here, my quality of life is so much better. I can actually plan outings and enjoy myself. I don’t have as much pain and I can actually sleep at night in my bed!
From Anxious Exhaustion to Calm Energy
I started acupuncture treatments for extreme adrenal fatigue and body pains that I had for over 3 years. I didn’t sleep and had panic attacks. I had been to numerous doctors and they’d spend 5 minutes with me and prescribe something; I was on a lot of different medication. I’ve had absolutely incredible results! I was at my wits end trying to get help from doctors but no one could figure out what to do other than give me pills. Nicole listens to what you have to say and then designs a plan to get you back to optimal health. She completely turned my life around and I don’t say that lightly. I had given up hope that I’d be the same person I was 4 years ago. Even my family is amazed at the change and I will recommend her services to everyone I know!