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Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Future of Healthy Living

I recently had the pleasure of running into an old friend of mine, Dr. Vladimir Turovsky of the Center for Integrative Medicine here in Aventura, and when I heard what he has created at his Biscayne Blvd. Clinic, I knew I had to share it with all Aventura residents.

It is apparent that residents of Aventura take healthy living seriously. Whether it’s the Country Club Drive circle that is always bursting with people running, walking, cycling, and rollerblading; or that we have not one but two health food markets, it is clear that the residents of Aventura have a conscious mind toward a healthy lifestyle. Yes, we strive to be physically fit and we enjoy fine meals, but how aware are we that our moods and our emotions are key factors, along with nutrition and exercise, in preventative medicine?

Since 1995 Dr. Turovsky has been helping people relieve pain and suffering with Oriental Medicine including acupuncture, physical therapy, natural herbs, and other remedies. His clinic welcomed and rehabilitated many people who were ailing after treatment in western medicine like pharmaceuticals, surgeries, etc.

Since I know Dr. Vladimir personally, I can share with you that he decided to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine when he saw firsthand how acupuncture and proper diet helped his mother overcome serious health issues that brought her in and out of the hospital for months. There was no denying the positive change in his mothers’ health and quality of life. That’s when Vladimir realized that alternative health care is complimentary to western medicine and, in some cases, preferable.

As he explains, most people see acupuncture therapy as a last resort, something to try when all else fails! If they had only come to him as one of their first options of medicine, they may have not needed to suffer as long as they did. In fact, there are early warning signs of illness that we should be mindful of. Addiction and urges towards an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, overeating) are symptoms of emotional unrest that if left unchecked will lead to serious health complications.

With this in mind, Dr Vladimir teamed up with several like-minded professionals, therapists, nutritionists, even a minister, to offer a comprehensive preventative health care clinic right here in Aventura. Their mission is to heal the hurt before it becomes chronic or irreparable. Services include a two-hour smoking cessation treatment and they guarantee you’ll walk out of the clinic a non-smoker. They also have had great success with weight reduction, even offering an appetite suppression treatment for those who “just want to lose a few pounds”. And there are no unwanted side effects with their therapies as nothing synthetic is introduced into the body.

For those of you who are afraid of needles, they now use state of the art lasers to treat a variety of conditions, including cravings for nicotine, fat, and sugar. Classical Acupuncture and Laser Therapy help the body be and do what it’s supposed to, naturally.

The clinic still treats pain and ailments but hopes to expand its reach into the healthy living community and to educate the public on the benefits of taking care of our moods and emotions before they cause disease in the body. They even offer a 20 minute anxiety/stress relief therapy. Workaholics can schedule one on their lunch break.
Their combination of consultation and treatment make for unparalleled service and professionalism. The moment you meet Vladimir and his partners, you feel their warmth and heartfelt desire to assist you in living the best life possible.
For more information, please visit their websites:

http://www.smokefreelc.com/ or http://www.weightlosswithlaser.com/
You can also visit their physical location: 20636 Biscayne Blvd.

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