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Chiropractic Isn’t Just for Back Pain

If you were to visit Bell Family Chiropractic’s waiting room, you would learn that visiting patients come for a wide range of medical reasons, with back pain representing only a small percentage of those reasons. Patients visit Bell Family Chiropractic for help with sleep abnormalities, childhood ADHD, digestive issues, headaches, and a range of other health needs. In this interview with Dr. Ryan Bell, DC, you will learn just how Bell Family Chiropractic can help you and your family members discover a solution to many of today’s health issues.

EK: Tell our readers why stress is the root cause of many of our diseases and how chiropractic can help your patients that are experiencing these various health issues.

Ryan: Stress isn’t necessarily the root cause of our diseases, but rather our inability to adapt to it. Unfortunately, your body can’t be in a stressed state and a healing state at the same time. In our world today, our bodies experience a lot of stress. It is difficult for our body to be able to adapt to these stressors properly without the correct alignment, nutrition, and wellness care. This stress comes in many different shapes and sizes. It can be emotional stress, chemical stress (food we eat), or physical stress. As we begin to adjust our patients, they move from a stressed state to a healing state. They sleep better, digest food better, and some even have lower blood pressure. If you go to our website and click “Why Chiropractic” in the menu, you can get a much deeper explanation.

EK: Describe “adjustment” as it relates to your medical practice and just how your patients benefit from this procedure.

Ryan: The adjustment is what makes chiropractic so special. We are able to influence your central nervous system, which runs and regulates everything in your body. It tells your heart to beat and your lungs to breathe along with countless other things in your body. A large part of the nervous system is protected by your spine, and the nerves that run everything in your body shoot out from it. So a specific adjustment to your spine can be very powerful and help your entire body to start functioning properly.

EK: Not only is Bell Family Chiropractic family friendly, but nearly 50% of your patients are children. Is that unique?

Ryan: Not really! Once you understand that stress is the root cause of the majority of our diseases, then it makes sense. At a very early age, children experience physical and emotional stress in the birthing process and when learning to walk and falling. Additionally, school and worrying about upcoming tests and homework are mental stressors. The toxins and chemicals in the food they eat every day are chemical stressors. Children often respond to chiropractic care quicker than adults. You will also find your kids love coming to see us and often fight to be the first ones adjusted.

EK: Tell our readers about “Pulstar,” the state-of-the-art medical device used to adjust patients.

Ryan: The Pulstar is an awesome tool we use in our practice. It is super safe and specific. I have adjusted newborns with it, and they have remained asleep the entire time. It is connected to a computer and allows me to have complete control of how much force is used as it sends multiple impulses through the instrument. At all times, it is reading how the joint in your back is moving and lets me know when it is moving properly. We never have to worry about putting too much force into a joint, because the computer is guiding us. You can watch it in action at our website under the “Technique” link.


EK: What is the Zone Technique, and why is it unique?

Ryan: The Zone Technique is a form of healing designed to balance your brain and align your spine so your body can restore itself to maximum health. The human brain has six centers that form in the embryonic stage of development that are responsible for maintaining your health through your central nervous system. Stress causes these six centers to malfunction, and we can kind of reboot them to working properly. I am one of only two doctors in Tennessee who are trained and certified in the Zone Technique.

EK: Describe a typical new patient experience. What can a patient expect?


Ryan: We try to keep the new patient experience as simple as possible. When you come in, we have you fill out a page of paperwork and then we talk. We ask questions and hear your story and why you think chiropractic care might be for you. We make sure we can help you and then we adjust you. It takes 15-30 minutes for the entire visit. After that you just show up during our open adjusting hours and get adjusted. You don’t have to make another appointment.

EK: Tell our readers about your fee structure.


Ryan: Our fee structure is pretty simple. We have two tiers, individual and family. You can pay per visit or receive unlimited monthly chiropractic care. The monthly membership is what the majority of our patients choose, because they understand the importance of chiropractic care. The membership is $69 a month for individuals and $99 a month for families, with no setup fee or contracts!

EK: How can our readers learn more about Bell Family Chiropractic, and what is the best way to contact you?

Ryan: Schedule your free initial consultation by calling us at 865-383-7730 or visit us online at www.bellfamilychiro.com.

Bell Family Chiropractic
111 Sherlake Lane, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.383.7730
www.bellfamilychiro.com

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Introducing truSculpt® 3D

A New Dimension in Body Sculpting

You’re watching what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas.

Everything Knoxville recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections.

EK: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works.

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures.

EK: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D?

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results.

EK: How quickly will clients see visible results?

Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks.

EK: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience?

Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%.

EK: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session?

Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs.

EK: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure?

Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure.

EK: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct?

Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure.

EK: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you?

Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www.tru3dbody.com.

Farragut Family Practice
A Division of Summit Medical Group
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.675.1953
www.farragutfamilypractice.com

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No Dental Insurance? No Problem!

If the only thing standing between you and regular dental care is insurance, Heritage Family Dentistry has the perfect solution. Called Heritage Family Membership Club, uninsured patients can take advantage of savings on a variety of services offered by Heritage Family Dentistry.


For a low monthly fee of only $27 and a one-time $50 lifetime activation fee, adults and children can save on professional dental cleanings, doctor exams, required x-rays, emergency exam, fluoride treatment for children 12 and younger, and 15% off all other treatments. (Some exclusions may apply.) Heritage Family Dentistry even offers a special membership program for those requiring active periodontal maintenance due to prior treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.

“Because we value your loyalty, we’ve launched our very own membership club for our patients without dental insurance,” said Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw. “This membership club simplifies payment for preventable dental care while offering savings on many of the other services we offer.”

Postponing regular dental care can be detrimental not only to good dental health, but also your overall health as well. Untreated, a variety of dental diseases that go undetected and untreated can result in both lengthy and expensive treatments later on. And if you think you might be able to detect a dental abnormality yourself, you might be surprised to learn that many diseases, including serious infections that can erode your jawbone, resulting in permanent loss of your natural teeth, often produce no symptoms until serious bone loss has occurred.

Why put off regular dental care any longer? Call Heritage Family Dentistry today at 865-816-9211 to learn more about their membership club and how it can save you and your family money. You can also become a member online by visiting www.hfdsmiles.com. It’s time to show off your smile!

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934
865.816.9211
www.hfdsmiles.com

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Spa 9700 Mother’s Day Celebration

Whether you choose a day of pampering, a single signature service, or a lovely gift from the extensive retail selections, Spa 9700 has the perfect way to say “I celebrate you, Mom!”

You can treat your mom, stepmom, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister, or the “just like a mom” in your life to something very memorable, sure to make you her favorite.  The thoughtful spa treatment packages created just for Mother’s Day make your job easy.  Packages such as “Mom’s Royal Treatment,” which includes a hot stone massage, custom luxury facial, spa manicure, spa pedicure, make-up application, and lunch catered from the Chop House.

The budget friendly “Off Duty Mom” includes a full body massage, custom luxury facial, a spa manicure, and lunch catered from the Chop House.  This is the perfect selection for a first-time spa go-er or for someone who is short on time but who still needs a “treat.”

To truly celebrate with Mom, try the 2018 version of “Mom and Me” which includes, for each of you, a full body massage, a custom luxury facial, pedicure, and lunch catered from the Chop House.

You really can’t go wrong.  Spa 9700’s comfortable, private, and relaxing environment is suited for treating anyone, but especially Mom, like royalty.

In addition, Spa 9700 also celebrates strawberry season with treatments featuring that sweet red berry that is abundant this time of year.  During May and June, you must try the Strawberry Smash Pedicure, which begins with a relaxing soak in sparkling, citrus, cilantro oil, and finishes with an application of strawberry fruit cells and whipped shea butter. An added pleasure will be a serving of fresh strawberries to tantalize your palate.

If you have visited the retail boutique (a part of the spa entrance), you know that Spa 9700 offers some exclusive gift items.  Known for their pajamas, beach cover-ups, and tunics, you will also find Hobo leathers, jewelry, and the most popular candles and body care. There are also beach bags, beach towels, sunscreens, luggage, and other essentials for summer travel.  A true “resort style” boutique, you’ll find great gifts and something for yourself also.

You and Mom are sure to love a visit to Spa 9700, so celebrate her with a gift certificate or gift from Spa 9700!

Spa 9700
9700 Kingston Pike in Knoxville
865.357.7721
www.spa9700.com

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Get into the Best Shape of Your Life at Workout Anytime

Get into the Best Shape of Your Life at Workout Anytime

School is back in session, and it’s time to get your fitness back on track. Sometimes all the summer activities can leave you drained of energy and a few extra pounds heavier. Don’t throw in the towel! Did you know that exercise boosts your energy level? Regular physical activity can leave you breathing easier. Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system – the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels – work more efficiently. Big deal? You bet! When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy. Physical activity doesn’t have to be drudgery. If you’re moving, it counts!

At Workout Anytime, everything we do is designed to take you on a results-based journey to get you into the best shape of your life! We provide the best pound-for-pound workout in the industry, with lines of the finest fitness equipment, cardio, and free weights, Hydromassage, and tanning, as well as personal training and nutritional support. We are a convenient, community-based health club offering a clean, safe facility, friendly staff, and programs as low as $15 per month with no long-term commitments, 24/7 access to 130+ locations, and great amenities like tanning and Hydromassage. When you’re ready to get in the best shape of your life, we are here for you 24/7.

Workout Anytime locations are owned by members of your community. Local owners, John and Gina Heifner and April and Kurt Nitzsche, would like to invite you in for a free three-day trial of their clubs.

Workout Anytime – Bearden
6739A Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.558.3588

Workout Anytime – Farragut
9965 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.470.4788

www.workoutanytime.com

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Exercise: Your Key to Greater Longevity and Better Health

According to the Center for Disease Control, as Americans age, they exercise less.  According to the study, the older you are, the less exercise you get.  Inactivity ranged from 25% for those aged 50 to 64, 27% for those aged 65 to 74, and 35% for those aged 75% and older.  Inactivity is defined as moving around only to accomplish routine daily duties.

There’s no denying that routine physical activity among older Americans can boost not only their life expectancy, but it also lowers the risk of conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some kinds of cancer.  But is inactivity the result of age or our personal choices?  When you consider that a surprising 82% of older Americans living in Colorado exercise daily, you have to assume that inactivity is largely the result of personal choice.

So how can we motivate ourselves to exercise regularly?  An exercise partner can definitely be helpful, but a growing number of older Americans are discovering that a personal trainer represents your very best potential for success, as it combines both an exercise partner with fitness trainer that can help tailor a customer fitness program designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

Once thought to be a personal choice reserved for the mega-wealthy, Fitness Together now offers an affordable alternative for those individuals seeking to improve their health.  Fitness Together offers a proprietary fitness system that provides you with both a certified, professional trainer and a premier, private, one-on-one personal training studio.

“I was 64 when I became a client at Fitness Together with a goal to lose 30 pounds before I turned 65,” said Cheryl Haskins.  “I was probably my biggest obstacle!  It was difficult to stay motivated.  Life tends to get in the way, and as many women, mothers, and wives do, I would put anything and everything else ahead of what I wanted or needed to do for myself.”

Cheryl had been doing Jazzercise three to five times a week for several years.  While pleased with the cardio benefits she experienced, she was unsuccessful at losing the extra weight she wanted to lose, despite trying a variety of diet programs.

“I stopped by Fitness together one afternoon, got some information, and set up a time to do a fitness test,” said Cheryl.  “The rest is history.  I definitely needed to be held accountable.  I knew that having a definite time and place and someone to workout with would keep me on track.”

Cheryl is just one of the many people that Fitness Together has been able to help achieve their personal health goals.

“We can’t stop the aging process,” said Cheryl with a smile, “but we can make it more enjoyable by getting the most out of life, and you can only do that by being able to participate fully in life.”

Regardless of your reasons for not exercising as regularly as you know you should, why not join Cheryl and the professionals at Fitness Together and discover for yourself just how wonderful the rest of your life can become?

Special:

Free fitness and nutrition consultation and a trial session ($149 value)

(New clients only, expires 7/31/17)

Fitness Together

Bearden
6513 Kingston Pike, Suite 112
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.212.2322

Farragut
11521 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934
865.671.2022

Hardin Valley
10752 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.249.7630

Northshore
9430 S Northshore Drive, Suite 102A
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.357.8663

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The Face Place

Sculpt an All-New You

The Face Place™ is an aesthetic practice that specializes in individual customized aesthetic treatment plans that offers each of their clients the improved appearance results they desire to achieve. Pamela Gott-Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a Licensed Family Practice Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with nine years of aesthetic experience. Pamela has earned a reputation for her keen aesthetic eye for sculpting not only the face, but also body sculpting as well.

The Face Place™ is excited to announce the addition of the all-new, most technologically advanced CoolSculpting® system to safely eliminate stubborn body fat. This new CoolSculpting technology offers increased patient comfort, shorter treatment times, and increased tissue treatment areas. Since 2010, this FDA-cleared CoolSculpting technology has been used to complete more than four million procedures.

The latest CoolSculpting technology can eliminate your stubborn body fat safely and effectively, without the need of surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

Freeze away fat?

It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target your stubborn fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and over time, through your body’s natural processes, they are eliminated, leaving a much more sculpted you.

Together we can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your unique problem areas. You may desire additional sessions that may further enhance your personal results. Most importantly, your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

Just sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn body fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your stubborn body fat and hello to a healthier, more sculpted you, then you are invited to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.

The Face Place™
10404 Jackson Oaks Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.789.3162
www.faceplaceknoxville.com

Supervising physician – Dr. Vaughan Hall, FAAFP

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Aesthetic Practice Consulting

For Results You Can See

If you are ready to look as young as you feel, there are variety of non-surgical procedures you might wish to consider that will allow you to achieve that younger, more vibrant look that you have been dreaming of. As with any medical procedure, even non-invasive procedures, you will discover that knowledge is your best friend. Thanks to the experience of Aesthetics Nurse, Cynthia St. Germain, BA, RN, BSN, you now have an experienced, compassionate, and dedicated healthcare professional that can help guide you in making the right decisions to create real results that you and others can see.

Several of the non-surgical services offered by Cynthia include:

1. If you would like to brighten your appearance, then you might consider HyrdaFacial MD® that produces healthy, hydrated skin without any invasive action. It is a much more effective and painless system for reaching deep-seated cellular debris in the pores, resulting in a softer, smoother appearance, reducing the signs of sun-damaged skin.

2. For the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pore size, surgical scars, hyperpigmented skin, and stretch marks, you will appreciate the unique features of Collagen P.I.N., also referred to as microneedling. Collagen P.I.N. is simple and efficient and can be repeated safely anywhere on your body, including areas where laser treatments and deep peels are not usually performed, regardless of skin type and color. And because the procedure does not use heat, there is no risk of burning the patient, which is a potential in laser treatments, further reducing patient discomfort, downtime, and possible complications.

3. A great solution for erasing frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet (around the eyes), or forehead lines can be achieved with neurotoxins such as Dysport® and Botox®. And since there is a 97% patient satisfaction rate, we are confident that we can help you soften and awaken your appearance, resulting in a more youthful looking you.

4. Are you concerned about facial volume loss that often results from aging? Facial volume loss can be safely treated with injectables such as the Restylane® and Juvéderm® family line products. Another dermal filler, Sculptra® Aesthetic, also adds volume to areas of the face to restore a soft, natural, more youthful appearance.

Also, the next generation of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers has arrived! These new products, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne, could be game changers in the facial aesthetic industry. They are both FDA-approved and have been used since 2010 in Europe under the name Emervel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found in human skin. Its production, however, diminishes with age. Therefore, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have become an important component in helping rejuvenate facial tissue. Furthermore, this new generation of products allows more flexibility with facial expressions, thus preventing an unnatural or hardened look. The effect of treatment can last up to 12 months and is especially successful in softening moderate to severe laugh lines. This new technology may be the answer you have been looking for!

Because of the unique needs of each patient, the variety of treatments available and the fast paced evolution of available cosmetic treatment options, Ms. St. Germain offers every client a free, no-obligation consultation designed to help you achieve that younger “look” that you have been dreaming of.

Regardless of your individual goals, you can rely on Ms. St. Germain to provide you with the trusted guidance you can depend upon to help you achieve your personal best.

Cynthia St. Germain, BA, BSN, RN
9123 Cross Park Drive, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.394.4966

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You’re Invited to The Face Place “Girl’s Night Out” Holiday Event

You’re Invited to The Face Place “Girl’s Night Out” Holiday Event
By Pamela Gott, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Aesthetic Injector

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, and with our thoughts turning to shopping, holiday events, and out-of-town guests, why not take a few moments from your hurried schedule and do something special just for yourself? Have you ever considered recapturing that healthier, more radiant looking you? Why not?

I would like to personally invite you to attend what promises to be an exciting “Girl’s Night Out” Holiday Event that will allow you to discover all of the latest products and techniques that can provide you with all-natural, elegant results without surgery. Our event will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Enjoy refreshments, great conversation, meet new friends, and ask questions. We will be offering special event pricing and drawings for both products and services.

Not sure if facial rejuvenation is for you? This event is the perfect opportunity for you to answer all of the questions you’re likely to have. As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a master’s degree in nursing, in addition to being a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), I invite you to discover for yourself just how you might benefit from our skills and unique ability to artistically create and transform your present look into a more youthful and younger you.

I would also like to extend a special invitation to you to attend our Lunch and Learn on Monday, November 21, from 12 to 1 pm, where we will discuss “Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers.” Space is limited, so we request that you RSVP by Wednesday, November 16, at 865-789-3162.

We live in exciting times, and breakthrough medical innovations offer each of us the opportunity to recapture our youth. But it’s your face, so I encourage you to carefully select a medical practitioner before you undertake any cosmetic procedure. Choose wisely.

The Face Place™
10404 Jackson Oaks Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.789.3162
www.thefaceplacetm.com
Supervising Physician Vaughan Hall, MD

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Knox Essential Oils

Knox Essential Oils
Change: The Only Constant in Life

We have some exciting changes to announce at Knox Essential Oils, but first let us take this opportunity to thank everyone for their tremendous support and encouragement during the last year. Thanks to your continued interest in essential oils, our sales have continued to grow, as has your demand for even more information on oils and their use.

Because our clients find it convenient to consult with us not only during our normal business hours, but evenings and weekends too, we have decided to eliminate our “brick and mortar” store in lieu of the convenience of our new online store that so many of you have requested. With our new direction, we will be able to be able to provide an even higher level of service to those of you interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils. We will still be available for personal consultations, home parties, work groups, lunch and learns, and more, allowing us to reach many more people and providing a greater presence. We will also be available for a variety of special interests groups such as children with special needs, military veterans, and natural health organizations.

For your convenience, our store will remain open during this transition throughout November. Afterwards you may still make your purchases of your favorite essential oils at www.knoxessentialoils.com, or you may contact us at 865-474-1340 or email us at info@knoxessentialoils.com.

If you are interested in signage and/or t-shirts, Hemp Monkeys Graphics will continue to provide these services. Please contact us at 865-474-1340 or email us at info@hempmonkeysonline.com.

Knox Essential Oils
4928 Homberg Drive, Suite A-5
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.474.1340
www.knoxessentialoils.com

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