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*Advanced Healthcare Center, 391 S 1st St, Jesup, GA, 31545. 912-427-8433. Services available: Acupuncture, Massage Therapy.
Monday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Cracker Williams Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Anytime Fitness Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Cracker Williams Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Cracker WilliamsCracker Williams Community Center, 245 E Bay St, Jesup, GA 31545. $3 per class. Please check the calender page for current class schedules and any cancellations as it will be updated weekly. Individual private yoga and/or qigong sessions can be scheduled by calling 912-424-2871.
Community Acupuncture Clinic
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmOffering FREE Auricular Acupuncture on Wednesdays in Jesup in the lobby of Advanced Healthcare Center.
Does insurance cover acupuncture?Many insurance companies now cover acupuncture. Some insurance policies require a referral from a medical provider or offer acupuncture as a requested coverage. Please check with your insurance provider for exact coverage. Advanced Healthcare Center will also be happy to verify your insurance and has several medical providers that can work with your acupuncturist to provide you with the quality care that you deserve. If you do not have insurance or just prefer to pay cash, we do offer low cost treatments if needed. Leona believes your health is the number one priority, so please do not let cost be a deterrent from getting the treatment you deserve. Free consultations are available to discuss your specific condition, how acupuncture can help, and cost of treatment.
TestimonialsLeona, you have already made a major difference in my life ! I just want to thank you ! You are always do positive and energetic and it is infectious ! You make me c want to feel better and be healthy. After only a few visits, my pain level... Read more »Leona is the BEsT!! Whatever your problems are ..she is so knowledgeable in knowing what to do with whatever therapy is needed to make things a lot better!!I can assure everyone that Leona has brought me through many hard times with my spine problems. I encourage everyone to email her to see how she can help you with any problem you are having with your mind, body and soul. Thank you Leona for all the many years you have been dedicated to helping me.
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- Happiness Is A Journey, Not A Destination. July 24, 2014Being happy seems to be an elusive thing. And many people don’t even know where to start to be a happy person. Here are a few tips to point you in the right direction.Leona Harter, L.Ac.
Part of celebrating the Chinese New Year (February 19) involves cleaning. Traditionally, homes are cleaned before the New Year, but sweeping and dusting isn’t done until the third day after New Year out of fear that good fortune will be swept away. The floors can be swept, starting by brushing the dust and dirt towards the middle of the house or building. Once the debris is piled into the center, it’s moved to the corners where it remains until the fifth day, at which point it can be thrown out. continue reading
2015 is the Year of The Goat in Chinese astrology. Ranking eighth in the long list of animals tied to the Chinese zodiac, people who are born under this sign are said to be calm, mild-mannered, good-hearted, sympathetic, dependable and intelligent. They also prefer to avoid being the center of attention – a trait that’s rare among other Chinese zodiacs. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the characteristics of the Year of The Goat. continue reading
The thought of treating pain by sticking yourself with dozens of tiny needles might sound like a misnomer. After all, wouldn’t this make the problem worse by creating more pain? The holistic practice of acupuncture is a safe and effective solution for relieving pain. Whether it’s chronic or temporary pain, acupuncture has proven effective time and time again at relieving pain. continue reading
Obesity remains a top concern among health professionals in the U.S. According to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), more than one third of adults in the U.S. are clinically obese (source). People who fall under this category are more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer.
While there’s no substitution for exercise and a well-balanced diet, the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture may promote weight loss in adults battling obesity. Numerous studies have reinforced the belief that acupuncture can aid in weight loss. So instead of embarking on a potentially dangerous “fad” diet, such as an all-liquid lemon detox diet, consider acupuncture treatment to assist in your weight loss efforts. continue reading
Adults who need 2,000 daily calories to maintain a healthy weight should eat 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables per day (a total of nine servings). According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, only 14% of adults consume the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables (source). That’s a shockingly low number that should serve as a wake-up call to people everywhere.
If you struggle to achieve to consume the recommended amount of vegetables and fruit, you should consider investing in a blender or juicer. Juicing and blending are both excellent ways to include more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. Now for the million dollar question: which method is better for your health. continue reading
Knee arthritis is a painful condition in which the joints in the knee become inflamed. Depending on the severity of the condition, it may limit an individual’s normal range of motion, forcing him or her to keep body weight off the affected knee. While there’s no known cure for arthritis of the knee, a recent study found herbal acupuncture to effectively treat the symptoms associated with this condition. continue reading
The workplace is one of the top sources of stress in the average person’s life. According to a 2009 study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), a staggering 69% of employees in the U.S. say work is a “significant source of stress,” and 41% say they are tense throughout the workday. If you constantly feel the pressure of work stress, try some of the following tips to create a more tranquil and relaxing work environment. continue reading
Thanksgiving is a great meal. Friends and family come together to give thanks and celebrate the harvest season–
…and to overeat.
All of us know the feeling of eating too much, too heavy, too rich. When we should be enjoying our time with loved ones, we are uncomfortable. We exasperate our health conditions and catch a cold. We put on weight and feel lethargic.
I’m not going to tell you to make dramatic changes to your Thanksgiving meal. Usually that doesn’t work—and besides, it’s no fun.
Instead I suggest you just make small choices. Pick one food instead of the other. Make little positive choices and they’ll add up to a healthier, more enjoyable meal.
The Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods:
Before we begin, let’s set some ground rules.
Obviously, everyone uses different recipes and buys different products. Nutritional value of Thanksgiving foods can vary widely. And everyone has different health concerns—from watching calories, to cutting cholesterol to boosting their immune system.
The “Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods” list is intended as a general guideline. Consider the overall nutritional value of each food—calories, fats, nutrients and additives. Which food moves you closest to your health goals?
Dark Meat vs. White Meat
This is the classic Thanksgiving debate. But for health, white meat has the advantage. For each 3oz serving, white meat has 50 fewer calories and 4g less fat than dark. And at Thanksgiving, you’re bound to eat more than 3oz.
The best: White meat. Enjoy your turkey but pass on the dark meat.
Sweet Potatoes vs. Mashed Potatoes
Generally potatoes are a healthy food. I especially recommend sweet potatoes for fall and winter diets. But when you add Thanksgiving condiments to potatoes, they lose their nutritional standing. Gravy or butter makes mashed potatoes full of fat. And adding sugar or marshmallows to sweet potatoes makes them closer to dessert than a vegetable.
The best: Savory sweet potatoes. Bake diced sweet potatoes with a tiny bit of olive oil, garlic and rosemary for a delicious and nutritious side dish.
Clearly the worst: Mashed potatoes swimming in butter or gravy.
Homemade Gravy vs. Canned Gravy
Gravy is delicious—but bad for your health. Basically, gravy is fat.
One quarter cup of homemade gravy has 18g fat, most of which is saturated, and contains virtually no nutrients. On the other hand, canned gravy has less fat but it’s high in salts, sugar and preservatives.
The best: Both are equally bad. The best choice is to eat very small amounts (or none).
Brussel Sprouts vs. Collard Greens
This one is a trick question—they are both good. Skip the recipes with bacon fat; steam these up and fill your plate. They are good for you and they fill you up so you don’t overeat other foods.
The best: Tie for first place.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce vs. Canned Cranberry Sauce
Cranberries are healthy and full of phytochemicals, which help protect against urinary tract infections, inflammation and cancer. Unfortunately, cranberry sauce is a different matter. Canned cranberry sauce can have high fructose corn syrup. You can leave the corn syrup out of homemade sauce, but many recipes call for lots of sugar.
The best: Homemade cranberry sauce.
Bonus choices: Reduce the sugar in the recipe or skip the cranberry sauce altogether and save your sugar for dessert.
Beer vs. Wine
The beer vs. wine debate is hotly contested, with each side claiming victory. Generally a serving of wine has fewer calories than beer and in some studies it is linked to cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol. On the other hand, a serving of beer generally has more nutrients and less alcohol than wine.
The best: You pick based on your health concerns. Are you watching calories or alcohol intake? In both cases, moderation is best.
Apple Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie
Both apples and pumpkins are a healthy start, but they take a turn when they become pie. Pies have a lot of fat in the crust and sugar in the filling.
Which is healthier? Pumpkin pie weighs in with 95 fewer calories and 5g less fat than apple pie, mainly because it has only one crust and is topped with a small dollop of whipped cream instead of a large scoop of ice cream.
The best: Pumpkin pie. Bonus if you pass on the whipped cream.
Whipped Cream vs. Ice Cream
This is a tough comparison because there is a wide range of products in each category. From Cool Whip to homemade whipped cream, from “frozen dairy dessert” (read the label of cheap ice creams and you’ll see this description) to real ice cream—there is a wide range of ingredients.
Obviously, both have fats and sugars. But one big difference between the two is how they are served. Generally a scoop of ice cream on a piece of pie can be at least half a cup, while a dollop of whipped cream is closer to two tablespoons. A serving of whipped cream is simply smaller than a serving of ice cream.
In both cases, check the ingredient labels for pure natural ingredients. Homemade gives you more control of the ingredients but choose your recipes wisely. Whipping cream has less fat than heavy cream, but it’s the high fat content in the recipes that make it “good.”
The best: Whipping cream. Bonus if you stick to two tablespoons.
Best wishes for a fun Thanksgiving feast. May you and your loved ones have safe travels and good times this holiday season.
Some stories can change lives.
Maybe this can too!
One morning, after a heavy rainfall, a young girl walked down the road to catch her school bus.
As she approached the bus stop, she saw an old man picking things up off the sidewalk and throwing them into the woods. As she got closer, and the morning sun shed its light, she noticed that the old man was picking up worms which wiggled out of the ground the night before. There were thousands of them.
The girl watched as the old man picked them up, one by one, and tossed them back into the woods.
She approached the old man and introduced herself. “Excuse me, but there are thousands of worms stranded on the road, you can’t possibly make a difference.”
The old man smiled and looked at her, then picked up another worm. He tossed it into the woods. “I certainly made a difference to that one, didn’t I?”
The old man did make a difference. Every day we can make a difference in the world around us. How can you affect the world around you today?