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Need supplements? Fullscript soon to be online

Here’s why I made the move:

I’m excited to let you know that Wellevate is now part of Fullscript, and I’ve made the switch.

Similar to Wellevate, Fullscript offers you quick, easy access to my recommendations, even more of healthcare’s best supplements, and helpful wellness resources.

Stay connected to my practice and make the move with me. It’s simple to connect your Wellevate account to Fullscript. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Initiate the process through your Wellevate account or emails you receive from Wellevate
  • Fullscript will move all your information over. After that, you can order supplements and other wellness products from my dispensary and have them shipped directly to your door
  • Have Auto-Refill orders? No problem. They’ll still arrive, but you’ll need to set up future orders through Fullscript’s Autoship program
  • There’s no rush. You have until September 7th at which point your Wellevate account will become read-only.

If you have questions, check out these resources to help you with the migration. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Fullscript’s patient support center.

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What is an “Elite Body Mechanic”?

Being an elite body mechanic means my job is to fine-tune how your body works just as an auto mechanic fine-tunes the performance of a luxury vehicle. Like a mechanic, I use specialized tools to diagnose, repair, and eliminate the problem. In my case, the array of tools I can draw on is extensive because I am both a licensed acupuncturist and a licensed massage therapist.

My grandfather was an auto mechanic for his entire life, so this title is also a nod to that legacy. 

When you bring your car to the shop, you don’t particularly care what tool they use, but you trust they will use all their resources to get the job done well. I do the same thing for the human body. I am your elite body mechanic.

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How are your treatments different?


The primary difference is that I do not double-book myself. When you arrive for your appointment, you are the only person I am seeing at that time.

Also, depending on what we are doing, I could be working face-to-face with you and your condition for the full 60 minutes. The time is all yours.

My model does mean that I am often not the cheapest option on the market. But I make sure that I give my all each time we meet.

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I don’t like needles…do your treatments hurt?


Let’s be honest: nobody “likes” needles.

That being said the answer is: not really, but you will feel it. And, that is a good thing. Active, heavy, a little achy…those are all acceptable feelings and what it should feel like.

My intention is to never cause pain, because my experience tells me it is not necessary. I am constantly checking in with you to make sure you are comfortable.

Again, one of the benefits of working with me is I don’t do just one thing; I have many modalities that I can use to produce the best results for you.

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Lacrosse Ball Self-Care Benefits

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Let’s face it. Most of us are not going to get acupuncture or massage treatments seven days a week. But pain can happen at any time — just sleeping in a crooked position on your pillow or sitting too long at your computer can create aches and tension that seem intolerable. The good news is that there are tons of self-care techniques you can use to ease pain right in your own living room. Not only that, but the care you give yourself between treatments actually increases the efficacy of the work done by your practitioner.

Self-care is the greatest thing you can do to bring about long-term healing. I’d even go so far as to say that it’s a requirement. It can be the deciding factor in whether you get better or not.

Getting a treatment is akin to going to the mechanic to have your tires rotated or your engine checked. It’s necessary to see an expert from time to time.  Meanwhile, self-care is like checking your tire pressure or getting an oil change. It has to be done on a regular basis if you want to keep the car running efficiently and ensure that the work done by the mechanic has the maximum possible effect. It’s the same with your body: you’ve gotta take care of it. Which is why I recommend making self-care a habit starting today.

The piece of equipment I most recommend for self-care — and the one I use most often myself — is a lacrosse ball. It’s just the right size and density for treating most types of muscle dysfunction.

How to use a lacrosse ball for self-care
All you have to do is place the ball between your body and a wall or underneath your body when lying on the floor. Rolling gently back and forth you can find the most painful spots. Then, by experimenting with how much you lean on the ball, you can modify how much pressure is applied. You may be pleasantly surprised by how much relief this technique can provide. If you’re having a hard time picturing this, check out the video demonstration on my website.

An added trick I recommend is placing the lacrosse ball inside of an old sock. That way you can hold the sock in your hand to prevent the ball from falling as you move around against the wall. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be treating your own muscle pain in no time.

Added Benefits
As far as self-care tools go, the lacrosse ball is one of the best. It even has benefits beyond helping you treat the source of your pain.

  • It’s compact and portable, which makes it great for travel.
  • It has the correct hardness — roughly between a tennis ball and a golf ball. Not too soft and not too hard is best for most applications.
  • It’s cheap. Lacrosse balls run about five dollars or less at most sporting goods stores.
  • They come in different colors. Express yourself!

The simple combination of lacrosse ball and wall offers an easy way to treat practically any part of your body any time you experience pain. Plus, you’ll be providing yourself with the routine maintenance needed to sustain the effects of your most recent professional treatment.

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