Inspired Chiropractic with Katie Samsel

Katie Samsel, DC, is a licensed chiropractic physician and founder of Samsel Integrative Health, in Langhorne. Throughout her years of training, certification and experience, she has committed to helping patients achieve pain relief by using the most advanced and effective chiropractic techniques available, in addition to a variety of complementary modalities.

What complementary modalities are you trained in?

I have had training in several different complementary modalities over the course of my career, including applied kinesiology (AK), nutrition, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Kinesio Taping and, most recently, ayurvedic medicine.

How do you use these treatment options in your practice?

Primarily, I use AK to determine what the best approach is for each patient on each visit, and commonly, more than one treatment option will be used. I do the chiropractic/physical exam first, then check to see if any nutrition may be needed to help with healing. I also consider whether or not Kinesio Taping can help support the muscles/joint and, lastly, if there is an emotional component. From there, I develop a treatment plan.

When and why did you start incorporating these modalities into your practice?

I started with an interest in diet and nutrition as a teenager and went on to get an undergraduate degree in dietetics and nutrition prior to pursuing my chiropractic education. In my first semester at chiropractic school, I discovered AK, which tied together chiropractic with nutrition and an emotional component. It seemed like a perfect fit for what I wanted to do with my career, and I started studying AK after my first year in chiropractic school.

After graduating, I wanted to further develop the third leg of AK, the emotional part, and pursued learning NET. Only in the last four years did I start to delve into ayurvedic medicine, which I find fascinating and believe will only improve my ability to help and serve my patients.

The nutrition and emotional work have served me and my patients well over the years, allowing me to take a truly holistic approach. I have found that using these other modalities to support chiropractic care has given patients faster, longer-lasting results, and I’m excited to continue to learn new things to further serve my clients.

Location: 305 Corporate Dr. E., Langhorne. For more information, call 215-944-8424, email Drs@SamselHealth.com or visit SamselHealth.com. October 2017

PMS, Allergies and Energy Medicine: Understanding the Connections that Lead to Healing

by Lisa Rhodes

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During an allergic response to a substance—be it food, dust, pollen, animal hair or body tissue, as with autoimmune disease—it may seem logical to perceive the substance as the culprit. However, if the substance were the culprit, everyone would have reactions to the same things, as is the case with substances that are considered toxic.

The real reason we have allergies, sensitivities or other adverse reactions (such as terrible symptoms of PMS) is a result of confusion within the body’s control system. The problem lies in an immune system that erroneously perceives that a substance is causing it harm. This confusion can extend to any substance, including foods that are nutritious and healthy, everyday environmental exposures and even the body’s own chemistry.

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Age Smarter, Not Harder with Integrative Health Care

integrativehealthcarelogoAt Integrative Health Care, in Fountainville, the aging process is put into focus under the lens of its preventive care services. A doctor of podiatric medicine and licensed acupuncturist, the practice’s founder, Dr. Lisa Rhodes, attests that “prevention is priceless” and offers a variety of preventive therapies geared to save individuals money on future healthcare costs.

“We can be smart about aging,”says Rhodes, who has practiced for nearly two decades and is in the process of receiving additional training and certification from the Institute of Functional Medicine. Integrative Health Care’s anti-aging therapies include acupuncture, nutritional counseling, weight loss, detoxing and light therapy. Rhodes encourages those with active health issues to try any number of these therapies, particularly if relief with other therapies has not been achieved. “The key is to be proactive sooner than later,” she advises. “For some, that means lifestyle changes, such as exercise and dietary changes. For others, it means finally addressing that health issue that’s been put on the back burner for too long.”

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Integrative Health Care Introduces Light Therapy

lisarhodesLisa Rhodes, a doctor of podiatric medicine, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Integrative Health Care, in Fountainville, announces a new modality, In Light Wellness Systems. The non-invasive and restorative polychromatic light therapy system is intended for clinical, professional and home use, and has been FDA approved for pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy, with a variety of settings and combinations that allow application for children and adults.

Rhodes conducts a client consultation and performs an evaluation to determine the inclusion of light therapy sessions in a treatment protocol. In Light Wellness Systems can also be used for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits, and as therapy for infection, depression, anxiety, allergies, auto-immune disease and inflammation. It can support the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the muscular and skeletal systems, and the technology is currently under development for FDA approval for use with traumatic brain injury cases. In addition, the light therapy device provides support for clients suffering from TMJ.

tir_img_4545_adjLight diodes are embedded into pads of different sizes. During a light therapy session, a light-emitting pad is placed directly on the skin, and can be applied underneath clothing. The pad is connected to the machine, and Rhodes sets the wavelength for the desired effect. Session length is between five and 40 minutes.

“I am amazed at the significant and rapid decrease of symptoms and pain relief that clients are receiving,” enthuses Rhodes, who has been using In Light Wellness Systems for four months. “A particular example comes to mind. When a client who received light therapy sessions for TMJ returned to her orthodontist, he was shocked at how much her TMJ had improved,” she explains. “This new modality offers us another powerful tool to help support the wellness journey of our clients.”

Location: 5055 Swamp Rd., Ste. 203, Fountainville. For more information, call 215-230-4600, email IHCHealth4You@aol.com or visit IntegrativeHealthCarePA.com.

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Local Podiatrist and Acupuncturist Utilizes Lasers to Help Patients

Integrative Health Care is pleased to announce the arrival of the Nexus Laser—continuous wave-pulsed lasers delivering biostimulation therapy—in its Fountainville office. Dr. Lisa Rhodes, DPM, LAc, has found that lasers are used beneficially to address three major areas of patient problems, including pain/inflammation, unsightly toenails and wounds or infections.
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