Wellness involves harmonizing body and mind into a natural state of bliss, which is why until recently it was achieved only by bodybuilders riding saddled opera singers through pools of ginseng tea. Experience their healthfulness easier with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get an initial wellness exam and food-intolerance testing at Mind Body Spirit Wellness in Arlington Heights (a $149 value).
The salubrity stewards at Mind Body Spirit Wellness test internal processes to unearth existing intolerances or toxic buildup. Dr. Michael McGovern first consults with new patients to discuss current habits and discover their medical histories by tickling their x-rays. Body-fat and heart-rate testing exposes clients’ “real ages” to help assess physical fitness, and pH scans determine the potential for heavy-metal toxicity from environmental factors such as pollution. Food-intolerance trials can reveal sensitivities to gluten or dairy that might have escaped notice by disguising themselves as rashes, sinus congestion, or handsome bellmen. Chemical sensitivity and adrenal stress tests round out the wellness exam, which takes about an hour total.
Mind Body Spirit Wellness also offers an ongoing series of free wellness workshops focused on issues ranging from overcoming thyroid disorders to losing weight while sleeping, which can normally only be accomplished by living in a volcano. Although not included in today’s offer, additional services include hormone panels, knot-kneading massages by licensed therapists, and chiropractic treatments.
Mind Body Spirit Wellness
Dr. Mike McGovern first experienced the power of chiropractic at the age of 12, when a wrestling injury sent him crawling into a chiropractor's office and the doctor's adjustments sent him out pain-free. While chiropractic care remains the foundation of Mind Body Spirit Wellness, its founder has also come to recognize the key importance of nutrition in maintaining the changes manual adjustments produce over months or years. For new clients, Dr. Mike begins with an initial wellness assessment, which tests the body’s calcium levels, adrenal gland function, body fat percentage, and response to various flavors of Skittles. Then, he'll work to develop a custom course of treatment, which may involve traditional chiropractic techniques, massage, or even correcting hormone imbalances in the quest to ease conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep problems, or digestive disorders.