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Services & Techniques

At the Center for the Alignment of Body, Mind and Spirit, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Wantagh office.


healthy_chiro_emblem_2_.pngChiropractic Care

Chiropractors are specifically trained in assessing the condition and function of the spinal column and nervous system. The nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, which are protected by the skull and spinal column. It controls all parts of the body, maintains physical and mental well being and constantly adapts your body to its environment.

Chiropractors detect and remove abnormal spinal misalignments also known as vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxations often interfere with the way your nervous system functions. This interference in communication between your brain and body may lead to a disruption in other bodily functions and poor health. These abnormal misalignments will also affect movement of spinal joints and can cause various musculoskeletal conditions. Vertebral subluxations may be caused by acute or chronic physical, chemical or emotional stress or trauma and may not always be accompanied by pain. Chiropractors are the only doctors trained and licensed to detect, correct and remove vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors use a technique known as a Spinal Adjustment to correct this condition.

Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free, safe and effective way to reduce pain, lessen the effects of stress on your system, restore flexibility, maintain peak performance and ensure optimum vitality. 

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Gina Marino has years of training and experience in spinal adjustments.


Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.


Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. 


Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.


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Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy, the energy that is all around us. Reiki, when activated and applied for purposes of healing, addresses body, mind and spirit.  It accelerates the body's ability to heal physical ailments and opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain. 

The Usui System of Reiki is a natural healing art, which uses Reiki in these ways. This unique system was born out of the experience and dedication of Dr. Makao Usui, a Japanese Christian educator who, in the 1800's, responded to a challenge from his university students by undertaking an extensive study of the healing phenomena of history's greatest spiritual leaders.  Through travel, study, research and meditation, he evolved a healing system based on ancient Buddhist teachings written in Sanskrit.  He spent the rest of his life practicing and teaching his method of natural healing, which involves attunement to the energy and the laying on of hands.

Reiki uses light hand placement on various parts of the body to channel energy to organs and glands and to align your energy centers. Reiki may be used to facilitate healing of emotional and mental distress, acute or chronic physical problems and for achieving optimum well-being.

* Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself.
* Reiki re-establishes equilibrium and well-being.  
* Reiki functions on mental, spiritual, physical and emotional levels.                                              
* Reiki balances the body's energies.
* Reiki releases blocked energy and promotes a state of total relaxation.
* Reiki adjusts itself according to the needs of the recipient.
* Reiki is an extremely pleasant holistic method of healing.
* Reiki is a safe, non-invasive touch.
* Reiki must be experienced to be appreciated.

Reiki sessions provided by Dr. Gina Marino.


images_4_.jpgAcupuncture

Acupuncture is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the insertion of fine hair-like needles into specific points on the body. These points lie on meridians that channel the body's qi. When qi is not balanced in the body, one begins to show signs of dis-ease. The acupuncture points are the practitioner's means to access the qi and bring it back into balance. Some of the benefits from acupuncture include experiencing a sense of deep relaxation, improved sleep, reduction or elimination of pain, improved digestion, more energy and a sense of well-being.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Maria Antonopoulos at 516-395-0966.

www.balancedhealthacupuncture.com


contact_th.jpgSpiritual Counseling

Psycho-Spiritual Counseling is a spiritually informed, clinically balanced,  truly holistic approach that supports and strengthens the deep union and alignment of your mind, body and spirit.  It is a transformative, gentle, process-oriented approach that is grounded in infinite possibilities.


Women’s Spiritual Counseling Groups
Bereavement Counseling for Individuals and Groups
Open Air Counseling
Weddings & Sacred Ceremonies
Inspirational & Motivational Workshops
Past Life Regression Therapy
Hypnosis
Amethyst Bio-Mat & Mindfit System

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Diane Monks at 516-826-5859.

www.DianeMonks.com


Nutrition

Nutrition consultants are holistic health professionals with specific and rigorous training in human nutrition. Consultants must also be proficient in and have a working knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Health & Wellness, Sickness & Disease, Psychology & Behavior Modification, Stress & Relaxation Techniques, Exercise & Physical Activity, Research Methods & Data Analysis.

Nutrition consultants advise, counsel, educate and provide guidance for individuals looking to improve their health, vitality, energy and over-all well being. They understand the biochemical uniqueness of their clients and develop individualized health and nutrition programs based upon the client's individual goals and personal needs.

Some popular Nutrition Consultation Topics include, but are not limited to whole foods, nutrient dense foods, healthy food choices, food labels, weight management, healthy food preparation, food safety, meal planning, portion control, adequate water intake, healthy beverages, sugar substitutes, eating out, snack foods, supermarket shopping, stress management and exercise.

Our nutrition professional will provide the following services:

 - Develop comprehensive nutrition profiles, including nutrition & lifestyle goals.
 - Analyze current nutritional status and lifestyle behavior patterns.
 - Identify weaknesses and suggest a course of action for improvement.
 - Coordinate the implementation of your plan.
 - Offer motivation and support as you work towards achieving your goals.
 - Research current health and nutrition information pertinent to your individual needs.
 - Provide the education and tools needed to make intelligent food choices.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Neil Aaron at 516-287-1127


                       

Therapeutic Massage

When you hear the word massage, many thoughts come to mind such as relaxation, revitalization, relief of muscle pain, to name just a few.

Types of Massage Available:

Swedish
Shiatsu
Trigger Point Massage
Myofascial Release
NeuroMuscular Re-Education
Sports Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Visceral Manipulation
CranioSacral Technique

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Eugene Wood at 917-952-8052.

https://www.eugenewoodmassage.com

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