Now that we’re into February, many of us are still trying to cling to our New Year’s resolutions, including putting our health and wellness at the top of our priorities. Many people are longing to take care of their bodies as a whole rather than treat acute symptoms or illnesses without getting to the root of the cause. It has become more and more evident that we must care for our mind, body and spirit all at once in order to achieve the highest level of wellbeing. But, where to begin? That’s where Meltem Turan, owner and founder of Body Energetics Wellness (BEW), comes in. If you are seeking a more natural and holistic approach to your wellbeing, including practices like acupuncture and homeopathy, Body Energetics Wellness here in the Lake Nona area might just be the place for you to visit this year.
Our team went to visit with Meltem Turan in her new office. We were greeted warmly like old friends and immediately felt at peace with the calming aromatherapy and welcoming decor (including original artwork by her mother). We were anxious to learn about the many interesting methods – some we had heard of before, some that were new to us – that BEW specializes in to promote wellness of the mind, body and soul. Turan explained, “Here in our new center, we have many different acupuncture therapies including laser acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, as well as other traditional Chinese medicine modalities such as herbal formulas and cupping. We also offer bio-energetic medicine (also known as bio-feedback therapy) by using the latest German technology. Other treatments include homeopathy, tissue-mineral salts, vitamin injections, homeopathic injections, and ozone therapy with many benefits like pain management, detoxification, and cosmetic ozone injections.”
Turan went on to share in her warm and gentle demeanor, “We are also able to do nutritional tests using QRA, a form of applied kinesiology, and a variety of exams. Heavy-metal testing is done by using the best technology system available, providing results to customize heavy-metal detoxes that match the patient’s specific needs, addressing the deficiencies with cellular resonant formulations and supplements. We also provide full infrared sauna treatments with many benefits like detoxification, anti-aging, cardiovascular health, pain management, and weight loss.” She continued to share information with us as she gave us a tour of her facility. We had so many questions and were eager to learn more. “We will be adding more services in the upcoming months that are essential to the overall health and wellbeing of our patients.”
It’s so obvious as you spend time with her that Turan deeply cares about her patients and the unique methods of healing and wellness she offers. “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.”
Before opening BEW in the Medical City area, Turan practiced as an acupuncture physician in Winter Park for seven years. “I always wanted to be close to my home and our community, as well as incorporate many different natural health modalities into my practice. I am very happy that I am now able to provide all of these treatments here at my new facility,” she said.
Turan has had the privilege of working with hundreds of patients since she began her practice in 2011. “I’ve witnessed people go from being sick, stressed, exhausted, depleted, sedentary, to a full shift into a completely new way of life. A life filled with health, movement, more energy, more confidence, new habits and new passions. I love witnessing this kind of transformation, and it’s the same journey that I’ve been on myself,” she revealed.
Turan and I talked about our mutual love and excitement for the concept that education is the key to changing lives. “My goal has always been to educate people about how to be healthy and stay healthy,” she said. Then she elaborated, “Most of us are in the cookbook phase of ‘What do I take to kill the microbe?’ or ‘What do I take the get the toxins out?’ This is why we have so many chronically ill people who are just spinning in circles. There is more to health than doing the latest diet or taking the most advertised supplements. We are looking for quick-fix answers: new herbs, new injections, new drugs, new surgeries … but we’re not looking for a better perspective on how to navigate our health. So, the answer is education. If I get a mom healthy, then I only help her; but if I educate her about how to get well and stay well, she will be helping her whole family, and that is my main goal.”
How does this all fit in to the culture of wellness in Lake Nona? Is there a way to integrate multiple schools of thought on the matter of health and wellness? Yes! Turan stated, “As a part of the modern medical community in Lake Nona, I believe my practice brings a balance that complements traditional medicine with holistic healing. I believe in integration, but I am not a fan of the latest fad diet or the latest therapy or test. Everybody is unique and there is no ‘one way’ to healing. This is why I use my knowledge and understanding of health, as well as a variety of healing modalities, in order to help the patients with what is best for their journey to healing. The Lake Nona community has sought holistic medicine for some time in order to balance traditional medical practices, which is why I’m so excited to be here. I am here to serve a health-conscious community who are eager to live their best quality of life.”
What can you expect when you visit BEW? “We use the most appropriate healing tools to restore the integrity and function of every tissue, gland, organ and system in the body.” Turan went on to explain, “We determine what the body is striving to accomplish and work to facilitate the body’s ability to accomplish what it needs in order to heal, instead of forcing the body into the drug-induced illusions of health.” Oh, how I love that phrase, “drug-induced illusions of health”! Making her core values precisely clear, Turan also said, “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.”
We are sure you will feel inspired when you visit with Turan. And she shared with us what inspires her as well: “My inspiration is the actual people around me. Seeing people move through their struggles into a better way of health, or finding their strengths to achieve their goals, going for their dreams, taking chances, overcoming their fears, and their joy is extremely inspiring to me.”
There is no doubt in my mind that Turan will help you achieve your health-related resolutions for 2019. “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.”
Body Energetics Wellness accepts most major insurances and is located at 6917 Narcoossee Rd., Suite 734, in the plaza directly behind CVS. Call (407) 801-5510 or email email@example.com to schedule a consultation. We’re confident it will be a life-changing experience. Visit their website for more information: www.benergetics.com.