Nutrition Works Clinic
Sep 30, 2020 09:35AM
By Gisele Rinaldi Siebold
Providing Outstanding Care for Health, Happiness and Longevity
Founded in 1983 by Gail Eiceman, Nutrition Works Clinic, located in Womelsdorf, is a family-owned, integrative facility that acts as an adjunct to traditional medical care. As a registered nurse with a board certification in clinical nutrition (CCN), and more than 25 years in the health care profession, Eiceman was led to investigate the integration of her medical experience with the benefits of natural medicine after confronting a personal illness. As her desire to bridge the gap of traditional medicine with natural medicine grew, she sought further education, obtaining numerous certifications and degrees.
Eiceman’s daughter, Trista Gray, also a registered nurse with a certification in clinical nutrition, joined her mother at Nutrition Works in 1993. As a CCN, Gray assesses a person’s nutritional needs to achieve normal physiological function. She has trained carefully and taken the necessary steps to develop a precise and unique clinical process that evaluates each person’s individual situation. This unique nutritional approach integrates both traditional and complementary health care. In-person and phone consultations are available.
“Because we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality nutritional supplements, we created our own brand, Cornerstone Labs,” explains Gray. “Our line includes Bio-Identical hormones as well as supplements that support the healthy function of the thyroid, endocrine system, diabetes and blood sugar regulation, stress and anxiety, Lyme disease and more.”
In addition to nutritional consultations, other services include natural approaches to obstetrics and gynecology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, detoxification and ionic foot baths, infrared sauna therapy and Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing concentrated oxygen in a pressurized chamber. Oxygen is supplied not only to the red blood cells but to the plasma as well due to the increase in pressure. This allows the increased oxygen to deeply penetrate the body’s tissues and boost cell growth by delivering increased amounts of oxygen to blood, tissues and organs.
Increased oxygen in the blood accelerates bone, skin and muscle regeneration, helps the body fight infections more effectively and promotes anti-inflammatory effects. HBOT accelerates the healing process, strengthens and normalizes the immune system and allows body functions to improve.
According to Jonathan Hiester, clinical lead at Nutrition Works, MLS Laser Therapy utilizes two light frequencies or wavelengths that enter damaged cells and stimulate intercellular activity, putting the body into its natural healing process. The laser was designed to target pain in areas such as the neck, joints, neuropathy, tendon and muscle tears, the spine, spinal stenosis, sciatica, migraines and open sores associated with diabetes. However, MLS Laser Therapy is contraindicated for active cancer, women who are pregnant or nursing, and individuals who have pacemakers or spinal cord stimulators.
“The MLS Laser stimulates blood flow 500 times greater than what the body can accomplish on its own,” explains Hiester. “The specific light wavelengths stimulate the body to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to fuel the mitochondria of cells for the healing process. The MLS also prompts the body to stimulate the lymphatic system, reduce areas of inflammation and numb areas, which helps cells reduce pain receptors. It also helps to reduce the healing time for adult and student athletes, such as gymnasts, as well as individuals who practice martial arts.”
Through a therapeutic relationship grounded in trust and mutual responsibility, clients find solutions to their health concerns and most often regain their health promptly and naturally. The focus of the team at Nutrition Works Clinic remains the same as when Eiceman first opened the doors in 1983—to provide care, services and nutritional supplements that are of outstanding quality.
“I appreciate that each person’s journey to health and well-being is individualized, based on his or her unique constitution, life situation and psychological predisposition,” notes Gray.
"My wish for every person is that they can enjoy health, happiness and longevity.”