Monthly Archives: July 2016

Jul 06

Acupuncture, a bad shoulder and stress!

Acupuncture: Combating Stress and Shoulder Problems

Stress.  We all have it.  As an Entrepreneur, I have more than my fair share.  As a hair stylist, I wear my body down on a daily basis.  I recently decided to try acupuncture on the advice of our massage therapist Shauna Wright

I met Dr. Ben Townsend at his office just three blocks from the salon. He gave me a series of health surveys and questionnaires. ​ He then took the time to get to know my past health history and my major concerns. 

I came back a few days later to begin treatments.  Dr. Ben Townsend recommended a series of dietary changes that were simple but he thought would begin to address some of my symptoms.  He then said we'd begin a series of treatments to address my stress and my shoulder pain.  For years my shoulder has been clicking or scraping.  This is a result of my job.  I thought that was nothing more I could do than get regular massage with Shawna and my regular Yoga Practice with Marc Guilarte.​

We began by me laying down on a table.  Dr. Townsend inserted needles into various points in my body.  He then applied some radiant heat.  I felt flashes of energy and felt heat moving all over my body.  It wasn't painful.  I barely even felt the needles.  I laid there and listened to some relaxing music for a bit and then it was over.  I felt more relaxed, despite being insanely stressed before treatment, and that feeling continued over the next few days. 

I have had subsequent treatments where I have received Acupuncture, cupping, more nutritional recommendations, and I have to say I have just continued to improve.  

Today I went for treatment.  My stress level was at about a 9.9 on the scale and my shoulder was tight, sore, and clicking like all get out.  60 Minutes later I felt like my stress had dissolved and my shoulder was moving freely and no longer clicking.  

As they say, the proof is in the pudding! 

Check out Dr. Ben Townsend here. 

Jul 06

Get your Teeth Clean with our Friend at Renaissance Dental Center

Clean Teeth From Renaissance Dental Center and Dr. Anna Abernathy

I'm embarrased to say it but until recently it had a been a LONG time since I had my teeth cleaned.  I'm a religious twice a day brusher and flosser so I thought what could possibly be going wrong?  I recently decided it was time to get the cleaning done and make sure everything is going OK.

Dr. Anna Abernathy is one of the dentists at Renaissance Dental Center located right past North Hills inside the Beltline.  I decided to give it a try.

First let me say that the office is STELLAR.  Talk about raising the bar in Dental Care!  I was surprised by the amenities.  ​I checked in to my appointment and was offered a plethora of comfort options!  You want it or need it they have it!

Let's take a look at what they have to offer before you even get in the dental chair:

  • A Variety of Beverages
  • Single Use Toothbrushes in the Bathroom
  • Massage Chairs !!!!
  • Warm Blankets
  • Eye Compresses
  • Towels
  • Friendly Staff
  • TV, Comfy Chairs, Magazines
  • Snack items

I didn't really have time to wait long (didn't even get to finish my massage but I did after the appointment).  I was greeted by their fabulous front desk staff and then lead back to some very comfy and neato Dental Chairs.  This bad boys are state of the art. 

My hygienist was gentle and did the normal thing but she made sure I was comfortable.  She even offered me noise cancelling headphones!  WHAT THE WHAT!  ​

My teeth were cleaned and I have really never been more comfortable.  Dr. Anna came in and took a look and she advised me that I needed a deep scaling.  Periodontal Disease is common on my Dad's side of the family so I figured I would hear that.  I was concerned because the last time I got deep scaling it was incredibly painful.  Dr. Anna assured me that I would not experience discomfort and we'd do it at a pace I was comfortable with.  

I am uninsured so Dr. Anna said we'd do it at my pace and in my budget.  I was pretty thrilled.  I got some great at home recommendations, a clean bill of dental health and was then escorted to one of the friendliest billing ladies I have ever met.  She reviewed my plan and gave me a timeline based on my ability to save for the treatment!

All in all I can't tell you how pleased I was with my experience.  If you are looking for a Dentist I highly recommend checking out Renaissance Dental.  

Check them out on the web here.

Check them out on Facebook. ​