With the start of the new year, so many of us are putting our health and wellness at the top of our list of New Year’s resolutions. With so many options to choose from, often the process can be overwhelming when it comes to figuring out what kinds of new healthy habits should be added to one’s routine. Many Americans are beginning to seek out more natural methods of treatment, including practices like acupuncture and homeopathy to meet their needs, and for those in the Lake Nona area, Body Energetics Wellness (BEW) might just be the place to visit in this new year.
Recently, we were able to talk to Meltem Turan, owner of BEW. Body Energetics Wellness specializes in using a variety of different natural health methods in order to promote wellness of the mind, body, and soul. These practices include everything from laser acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, as well as other traditional Chinese medicine modalities such as herbal medicine, cupping, and tuina (Chinese massage). Body Energetics Wellness also offers bio-energetic medicine (also known as biofeedback therapy) by using the latest German technology. Other treatments include homeopathy, tissue-mineral salts, vitamin injections, homeopathic injections, and ozone injections. New treatments and services are also set to be added soon, all with the health and wellbeing of BEW’s patients in mind.
“Our mission is to respect the wisdom of the body,” said Turan. “We look at the person as a whole and focus on emotional, physical and nutritional healing as well as prevention rather than only treating the symptoms. We work to identify everything that is interfering with the optimal functional integrity of the body, mind, and spirit, providing the body with the building blocks and corrective bio-information it needs in order to heal.”
BEW was incepted when Turan was practicing as an acupuncture physician in Winter Park. She was looking for new ways to incorporate natural health modalities into her practice and was inspired by the people around her that she had witnessed moving through their struggles toward a healthier lifestyle. Turan has now been able to help hundreds of patients since 2011 and credits the transformation of the person from sick, run down and struggling to being healthy, confident and pursuing new passions as the most rewarding part of the job. She wants to continue to educate people on the power of taking care of their body through individualized methods of treatment and moving away from the “quick fixes” and fads that are so present in today’s culture.
“My goal has always been to educate people about how to be healthy and stay healthy,” said Turan. “At Body Energetics, it is important for us to understand where you are coming from and where you want to go. To get you there, we offer unlimited support, value every question, and we are here to help you along your journey.
“I know from personal experience that it’s never too soon – or too late – to start taking better care of yourself, start treating yourself with kindness, and start loving yourself.”
Being located in Medical City, Turan hopes that BEW can not only provide comprehensive and specialized care and attention for each individual patient, but also serve to represent a “balance that complements traditional medicine with holistic healing.”
Having had the opportunity to step into the oasis of Body Energetics Wellness, we learned just how much health and wellness truly mean to Turan. As the tour progressed and each process of prevention and treatment was described, Turan was clear to state that she would not recommend any method that she wouldn’t do herself. She declared that if she wouldn’t perform a method or ingest a form of medicine, she wouldn’t expect her patients to do so. We were given the opportunity to experience the biofeedback therapy and see just what Body Energetics Wellness could do for us and our health. We simply placed our hand on the biofeedback device as it scanned our biofield, and after about fifteen seconds, the process was done. Fun fact: This machine can also scan animals and plants because every living being resonates with the rhythm of energies that surround them! The system then compares the energetic sample of the patient to the information in the database and culminates a list of health issues that you might have dealt with as a child, are currently experiencing, or what could appear in the future. Note: This is not meant to diagnose but rather to prevent.
From there, Turan guides you in the process of identifying your current health issues and how to address them and find the underlying cause of your health concerns. Out of the system’s generated list, Turan will choose some of the most prominent ones that seem to affect you currently and the signals identified are imprinted on a magnetic card or into a carrier liquid. For either method, you continue the “immune balance” process for two weeks, by either wearing the card on your body or taking the liquid orally. Caffeine must be avoided as it interferes with the process to work completely, but the card allows patients to have caffeine as long as it’s before noon.
Once the two weeks are up, you’ll throw out the card or you will have already finished your water and go one day without any prevention. The following day, you’d return to visit Turan and she would rescan you to see what complications would pop up and as time goes on, you would gradually eliminate the imbalances on your list and prevent them from taking place.
Turan also understands that these methods aren’t for everyone. She fully acknowledged that some of her patients prefer the “old-school method” of taking the prescribed medication because it can be a bit difficult to comprehend what you can’t see or, in this case, take. She also offers vitamins, minerals, Chinese herbs, herbal teas, and other supplements for those who prefer such methods.
Body Energetics Wellness accepts most major insurances. An acupuncture session for a new patient lasts about an hour and includes about 30 minutes of going through your medical history and identifying the root of the health concerns. The last 30 minutes consist of the actual acupuncture session. For the first appointment, this costs $95, and any further sessions will cost $75 for about 45 minutes.
Body Energetics Wellness is located at 6917 Narcoossee Rd., Suite 734, in the plaza directly behind CVS. Visit their website for more information: www.BEnergetics.com.