Acupuncture For Cancer

Acupuncture can be effective in treating the adverse reactions may have to cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation as well as in treating the disease itself. Chemotherapy can cause nausea and vomiting during treatment and sometimes leads to patients discontinuing the treatment due to their inability to deal with the side effects. Acupuncture has proven to be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting that many cancer patients experience and helps them continue their treatments. It can also be used to manage cancer-related pain and fatigue.

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Research also suggests that acupuncture can stimulate the production of certain factors that fight cancer cells. Though much of this research is still in the testing phase, the results are promising.

In the United States, acupuncture is used to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions associated with cancer and the side effects of cancer treatments. A number of cancer centers in the U.S., including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are integrating acupuncture into cancer care.

There are a few conditions for which sound research has demonstrated acupuncture to be an effective and safe adjunct therapy for cancer care. Randomized clinical trials (RCT) have demonstrated that acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Research studies also suggest acupuncture may be helpful in managing cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-related neutropenia, cancer fatigue, and radiation-induced xerostomia.

Acupuncture, an ancient medical treatment originating in China, is gaining momentum and acceptance as a valid intervention in medical practice. In the past decade acupuncture and other integrative medicine programs have been established in many major medical centers in the United States.

If you or someone you know is undergoing cancer treatment, contact Legacy Clinic today to get more information or get scheduled for your first appointment.


Regenerative Treatments In The Villages

What is Prolozone Therapy? How Does It Work?

Prolozone therapy is a form of regenerative medicine where doctors use injections of ozone in liquid form along with other therapeutic elements to stimulate the body’s tissues to heal themselves.

How Prolozone Therapy Works

Prolozone therapy is a non-surgical option for patients dealing with tissue injuries, and strains. The serum used in this therapy is created using a combination of elements such as:

  • Liquid ozone 
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Homeopathic medicines
  • Anesthetic agents
  • Cells that stimulate tissue regeneration

Effects of Prolozone Therapy

When doctors introduce ozone into the affected area, it improves blood circulation. As a result, the treatment site receives a fresh flow of oxygen and nutrients.

Ozone also attracts healing cells like fibroblasts and chondrocytes so they set off a reaction of tissue regeneration using the flush of nutrients available to them. The additional vitamins and minerals in the serum also support the repair of tissues while lowering inflammation levels.

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Conditions that Can Heal

You can get Prolozone therapy to supplement conventional medicine for various conditions such as:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantas Fasciitis
  • Arthritis in the joints
  • Back pain resulting from damaged vertebra or discs
  • Osteoarthritis in the spine, knee, or hips
  • Shoulder pain from rotator cuff injuries
  • Trauma from playing sports

Causes of Muscle Pains 

Ligaments and tendons are soft collagen-like tissues that support the structure of your body.

They connect bones with one another and also attach muscles to the bones. For example, ligaments keep the vertebra and discs in your spine stable so your back remains flexible. Because of their elastic texture, ligaments allow free movement so you can go about your regular activities. In case you’ve had an injury or surgical procedure, the supporting tissues could get damaged.

Excessive use of a particular joint or muscle like when you’re playing sports or working a labor-intensive job could also strain the ligaments. You start to sense pain because of the nerve endings present in the tissues reacting to the stress. 


Functional Training in The Villages

Functional Training: The newest and greatest way to correct hip flexor problems, balance, posture, weak core, or pelvis problems.
Functional fitness exercises are designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries or playing with your kids.

✅ protect your back

✅ regain your mobility and relieve stiffness

✅ improve core strength

Functional Training

This program is appropriate for anyone looking to bulletproof their low back for life!  Our trainer will make it easy and teach you how to strengthen your low back and keep it healthy for anything life throws at you. This program is also appropriate for anyone that is currently dealing with low back issues or has dealt with them in the past.

Functional training is now being offered at Legacy Clinic in the Villages, FL. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact us today!

Call: 352-259-0024



Y Strap Decompression Adjustment

Y-Strap Decompression Adjustment: Y-Strap decompression is a manual spinal decompression technique that uses a special strap to release pressure along the spine by gradually stretching the spine. It also effectively adjusts the vertebral joints and restores alignment. The technique works to return a protruding disc to its natural position, lift pressure off the affected nerve, loosen up restricted joints, and reduce inflammation.

The chiropractors at Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic use Y-Strap decompression adjusting when needed. This is a great technique that can be found in The Villages, FL by the chiropractors at Legacy Clinic. Check out the video link below to see Dr. Chris Kessler, Chiropractor in The Villages, perform Y-Strap adjustment.

If you would like to have a consultation abs learn more about Y-Strap Decompression Adjustment, contact us at 352-259-0024. Legacy Clinic is located in the heart of The Villages, FL. We look forward to hear from you soon.


Best Chiropractor Near Me

Are you looking for the best chiropractor near you? Do not look any further. Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic is located in the heart of The Villages and features three award winning chiropractors and one acupuncturist. We also have two outstanding massage therapists and a personal trainer on staff. Come find out why we have patients travel great distances to get treated at Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages by the best chiropractors near me. 
If you are looking for the best chiropractor near you in The Villages, FL and would like to learn more about our facility and meet our doctors, contact us at 352-259-0024. Legacy Clinic is located in Sumter County Florida and in the heart of The Villages, FL. Dr. Angela Boyazis, Dr. Chris Kessler, and Dr. John Theeck are the treating chiropractors at Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages. Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic was established in 2010 and is one of the most reviewed chiropractic offices in The Villages, Florida.


What Is Sciatica?

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica, also called sciatic nerve pain, is a condition that causes leg pain along with many other lower body symptoms. This pain is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve and radiates from the affected nerve root in the lower back, hips, buttocks, or legs.

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Common causes of sciatica include pressure on the nerve from a dislocated spinal joint, degenerative disc disease, buttock muscle spasms, and narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis). Risk factors for the condition include pregnancy, obesity, living a sedentary lifestyle, osteoarthritis, or labor intensive work.

Common Symptoms

Symptoms depend on where the sciatic nerve is affected and the severity of the underlying condition. Common symptoms include:

  • Sharp, dull, burning, or debilitating lower back pain
  • Sharp shooting or electric shock-like leg pain
  • Pain that travels down one or both legs
  • Pain worsens when you stand, sit, twist, cough, or sneeze
  • Heaviness or weakness of the leg
  • Numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation down the leg

Sciatica Treatment from The Villages, FL Chiropractor

With an extensive exam consisting of biomechanics, neurological, and skeletal muscle evaluations. The chiropractor will determine what the cause of the sciatica pain is. If it is related to muscle trapping the nerve, the doctor will educate you on what to do for that muscle and what kind of rehab will be given to provide the fastest recovery. If the nerve is pinched because of disc bulge, the doctor will offer non surgical treatment options to help pull that pressure off the nerve.If you think you are suffering from sciatica in The Villages, contact us today at 352-259-0024 for a complimentary consultation.

What is sciatica

Acupuncture For Anxiety

There are many stories in the mind that we create out of fear, but that in fact do not serve to make us safer or happier. To recognize these one by one and use the above method to weed them out is to take huge steps toward peace and happiness within. Acupuncture can help this process become easier and smoother. By bringing the functional systems of your body into balance your thinking becomes clearer, and it is easier to be more aware of the different stories you have come to live with. It also helps to increase focus and allow for breathing and meditation exercises to become easier. Overall, acupuncture is a wonderful technique for easing anxiety and bringing about greater ease in life.

More than 40 million U.S. adults have symptoms of anxiety, which refers to excessive worrying that’s hard to control and often impacts daily life. It’s often treated with psychotherapy, medications, or a combination of both.

acupuncture for anxiety

What are the benefits?

There have been several studies done about the effects of acupuncture on anxiety. These studies have focused mostly on generalized anxiety disorder and suggest that acupuncture is helpful in treating general anxiety.

One promising study from 2015, for example, found that acupuncture improved symptoms in people with anxiety that didn’t respond to other treatments, including psychotherapy and medication. Participants received ten 30-minute sessions of acupuncture over the course of 12 weeks. They experienced a significant reduction in their anxiety, even 10 weeks after treatment.

What to expect

When you go in for your first appointment, your acupuncturist will start by asking you which symptoms you’re looking to treat. They’ll also ask about any medications you take, your medical history, and any other health concerns you have. This is a good time to ask any lingering questions you have about the process.

During your actual session, they’ll insert long, thin needles into different pressure points on your body. Depending on the pressure points used, this could take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Your acupuncturist might also twist the needles or apply an electrical pulse to them. They’ll leave the needles in for up to 20 minutes before carefully removing them.

Learn more

Interested in learning more about acupuncture? You can read About Acupuncture or How Acupuncture Works. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us


Chiropractic and Pickle Ball

The game was first invented in 1965 by three dads in the United States with bored kids. It slowly made its way to Canada and is now the country’s fastest-growing sport.

It’s a game played by young, old, and everyone in between. In fact, the slogan of Pickleball Canada is, “A Game for All.”

If you live in The Villages then you or you now someone who plays pickle ball. In order to hit the ball over the net you need to use the rotator cuff of the shoulder to provide the racket motion. If you want to get a little more power in your swing, then you will need to use your pelvis to help rotate you when you swing the racket. The pelvis plays a very important roll in racket sports and in golf. The pelvis is made up of two sacroiliac joints that are constantly moving when twisting, bending, or walking. The more mobility these joints have, the better swing of a pickle ball racket you will have. 

Chiropractors at Legacy Clinic of chiropractic in The Villages do a series of orthopedic and biomechanical assessments to see how your SI joint is moving. If the doctors determine that the SI joint is fixated, a chiropractor adjustment is given. After a specific SI joint adjustment, a patient will feel more mobility in the pelvis which will help with racket sports and rotating activities. 

To have your SI joint evaluated and to improve your pickle ball game, contact Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic in the Villages.

chiropractic and pickle ball

Glutathione and Covid

Glutathione might be called the antiviralwarrior in the COVID battle, playing a role, one article reported, in “antioxidant defense, nutrient metabolism, and regulation of cellular events.”  Of key importance, it’s essential to healthy lungs and respiration. One research article suggests its deficiency may increase COVID severity and drive up deaths. Glutathione has been studied as a way to block cytokine storm syndrome and respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. The latest research suggests that glutathione deficiency is the most likely cause of serious manifestations and death in patients with Covid-19.Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced in the body, as it protects virtually every tissue.

Glutathione and Covid

Glutathione is a substance made from the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It is produced naturally by the liver and involved in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system

Sufficient glutathione levels are of paramount importance for virtually every illness, and even aging. It is especially important for fortifying the body’s immune system when it’s being assaulted by a virus. Glutathione is an effective antiviral, anti-inflammatory antioxidant and its benefits for coronavirus patients is promising.

Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages offers glutathione injections. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about glutathione injections.

Phone: 352-259-0024



Injections Vs Medications

Homeopathic injections vs traditional medications

Most traditional pain medications on the market work by turning off pain receptors. They mask symptoms by turning off the inflammatory response and receptors for a brief period. While this may make you fell better for a couple of hours, it has done nothing to fix the cause of the pain. This means that once the medication wears off, you will still be in pain.

Homeopathic injections such as ozone injections are localized to the area affected and work to bring relief by fixing the root cause of the pain. Perhaps the best part is that they don’t carry harmful side effects like traditional painkillers which have to make their way through the entire body. These injections are also better and faster than cortisone shots and can be given in several sites several times a year as opposed to the 3 shots per year rule with cortisone.

injections vs medications

There are a number of reasons to choose injections vs medications. Legacy Clinic has been a leader in offering homeopathic injections to help their patients find the relief they’ve been asking for. They now also offer ozone injections which can help treat many different ailments. Ozone therapy safely eliminates the causes of pain and gives a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to become permanently pain free!

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If you have been suffering, there is no better time than now to contact the team at Legacy Clinic! To become pain free and stgart enjoying life again contact Legacy Clinic at:

Phone: 352-259-0024