"Natural healthcare for the entire family"
At Tree of Life Health and Wellness, we think the healthiest patient is one with no nervous system interference. We use specific chiropractic adjustments to remove this interference as well as increase joint range of motion, reduce muscle spasm, and maintain joint health. Applied Kinesiology, Activator Methods, and Diversified Techniques are used at Tree of Life Health and Wellness.
This is a science of applied neurophysiologic diagnosis based on the theory that health and disease are life processes related to the function of the nervous system: irritation of the nervous system by mechanical, chemical, or psychic factors is the cause of disease; restoration and maintenance of health depend on normal function of the nervous system. Diagnosis is the identification of these noxious irritants and treatment is their removal by the most conservative method.
Chiropractic is a family affair! Please bring your children to visits with you so they can have their bodies checked for interference too.
Q: How does chiropractic play a role in my health?
A: Everyone can benefit from chiropractic, from the newborn baby to the aging. Chiropractic not only improves musculoskeletal function, it can also play a role in your nervous system function. Nerves exit our spinal cord through our vertebral column (backbone). These nerves feed every organ, gland, and muscle in our body; they are the communication between our brain and the rest of our body. The bones in our vertebral column can shift and misalign via traumas, car accidents, sleeping in the wrong position, emotions such as grief, fear, or anger, or through numerous other types of things. When these bones shift, they can cause the nerves exiting the cord to be impinged upon either by the bones themselves or by muscles or ligaments in that area. Specific chiropractic adjustments are done to remove this impingement, thus increasing the nerve flow, as well as increasing overall musculoskeletal function.
Q: What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A: Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick thrust that helps add motion to spinal joints that aren't moving right. Some methods use the doctor's hands, an instrument called an Activator, a special table, or the force of gravity. There are many ways to adjust the spine and the doctor will find the way that is best for you. The adjustment can be modified for infants and seniors, so chiropractic is for everyone.
Q: Will I receive any medication for my pain?
A: No. Chiropractic doctors don't dispense drugs. Because we rely on natural methods, we can show you how to use ice or heat to control painful symptoms. We also offer the popular Formula 303, a natural relaxant for relief of muscle spasm, tension and stress.
Massage Therapy is now being offered at Tree of Life. Appointments are available during business hours.
The modern diet in the US is deficient in many necessary vitamins and minerals, so the addition of Standard Process® nutritional supplements to the patients' diet is of great benefit. Very often patients notice differences in their bodies after only one day of taking supplements. We also offer the SP weight-loss & detoxification cleanse. Formula 303 Natural Relaxant tablets, a natural relief for muscle spasm, tension, and stress are also available.
While we carry Standard Process products, neither Tree of Life Health and Wellness nor any third party associated with, related to, or linked to Tree of Life's business or website is in any way affiliated with Standard Process Inc.® Standard Process expressly disclaims any responsibility for, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, any statement, information, materials, or content found on or included in Tree of Life's marketing materials/website, or any third party marketing materials/websites related to, associated with or linked to Tree of Lifes's business or website. Standard Process products are dietary supplements and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Q: Why do I need to take nutritional supplements?
A: The food consumed by most people these days is lacking in many important nutritional vitamins and minerals. Our hectic lifestyles, daily stresses, environmental stresses, genetic predispositions, smoking and second-hand smoke, as well as alcohol consumption can also contribute to us our bodies not absorbing the nutrients we need from the food. Americans as a society also frequently eat food on the run, and these foods too often are laden with sugar, fat, artificial ingredients, and are very refined and processed. Much produce is also grown in depleted soil lacking certain nutrients, so therefore the fruits and veggies are not as nutritious as they once were.
We recommend whole food nutritional supplements from Standard Process. These supplements provide quality nutrients in natural forms readily absorbed by your body. These are not a replacement for eating a healthy diet but a supplement to a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Q: Can you help me lose weight?
A: We offer a detox/weight management cleanse that works to eliminate toxins from your body and thus help it function better and more efficiently. Please call (256-LIFE) or stop by the office for more information and to see if a cleanse is right for you.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: We participate with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Excellus, NY State Workers' Compensation, Aetna, Aetna Student Health, No Fault/Auto accident, and other insurance plans. Most chiropractic care is covered either partially or fully. Call us (256-LIFE) or stop in with your insurance information to find out if our procedures are covered.
For more information about our fees, please call or email the office. Prices can vary depending on the type of insurance you carry and health care plan you choose.
We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).
Tree of Life Health and Wellness
510 West State Street/West MLK, Jr. St.
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 256-LIFE (5433)