Archive for May 25, 2017

Medical – Barter Exchange Services Lakewood Ranch Dental

Lakewood Ranch Dental Would Love to Put a New Smile on Your Face!  They are a long time member of IBE Barter Exchange. They are located at 6270 Lake Osprey Drive in Lakewood Ranch.  You can call them for an appointment at 941-907-8300 and log onto their website: for a deeper explanation of their services, and the Dentists who provide dental care.  Lakewood Ranch Dental has office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Lakewood Ranch Dental offers the latest in Cosmetic Dentistry along with all the General Dentistry Services you might need.  To name just a few services that are offered:  Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns, Emergency Appointments, Implants, Dentures and partials, Extractions, Invisalign, Kids Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Restorative Dentistry, Tooth Whitening and Root Canals.  You can get all of your dental work, including preventative work, done right in their office.  No need to go to specialists.  6270 Lake Osprey Drive in Lakewood Ranch

There are 4 Board Certified Dentists at Lakewood Ranch Dental.  Dr. Michael S. Kanter has extensive experience in bone grafting, dental implants and cosmetic restoration.  He has diplomat status with the International Congress of Implantologists, and is an ADA member.  Dr. Peter N. Masterson has received many awards in his Dental Career and completed the Misch International Implant Institute’s Prosthetic Continuum and is an adjunct faculty member of the LECOM School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Michael J. O’Neil attended the NYU College of Dentistry in 2007, and wanted to return to his hometown of Bradenton to practice Dentistry.  Dr. Mary J. Egen is the newest addition to the staff and is the group’s Pediatric Dentist.  She received her Dr. of Dental Science Degree at the University of Iowa, and later completed a mini-residency program at the University of Florida.

Dentist Sarasota Bradenton FloridaThere’s a large “team” of professionals at Lakewood Ranch Dental, including 3 Patient Service Coordinators, 3 Hygienists, and 6 Dental Assistants.  They all add up to a very dedicated staff that will give you payment options to make dental work affordable, utilizing the latest techniques in Dentistry. They will offer you digital radiography, which is far less dangerous than regular x-rays.  The staff is highly trained in all aspects of the business, as well as being caring and dedicated team members who will patiently answer all of your questions.  Pain Management Options are also offered to provide you with the comfort level you need.

One of the main objectives of Lakewood Ranch Dental is to give you a smile you can be proud of!  On their website you can click on a tab called “Smile Makeovers” to encourage you that no matter what your unique problem is, Lakewood Ranch Dental can transform you into having the confidence and ease that only a beautiful smile can give you.  It will make all the difference in the world to be proud and happy with the way you look.  Call for an appointment today and get started on a new experience in Dentistry as a patient of Lakewood Ranch Dental!  They welcome IBE members!

Family Dentist Sarasota Bradenton Florida

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Medical – Barter Exchange Services Bretz Rehabilitation Clinic

Please visit IBE Barter Member Bretz Rehabilitation Clinic in Sarasota – Their mission is to help!  The Bretz Rehabilitation Clinic in Sarasota is a state-of-the-art facility where the message is to help you really live the true wellness lifestyle.  The staff and Dr. Bretz will teach you the natural way to feel better without having to use medications like antidepressants, pain pills, smoking cessation pills or weight-loss preparations.  After one visit to Bretz Rehabilitation Clinic you will discover why chiropractic care is the safer, more effective form of help, especially in lieu of surgery.

Their website makes it easy for the patient to print out and fill in all necessary forms so that on your first visit the staff can begin with a thorough examination.  Dr Bretz will then Dr. Christopher Bretzassess your areas of discomfort and carefully consider your health history.   The staff is trained in x-ray techniques in order to make an accurate chiropractic diagnosis.  These films are so important when treating areas of your back and neck.  Only after this initial examination will they offer a recommended course of treatment. Based on the analysis of your initial chiropractic examination, your treatment could consist of chiropractic adjustments, therapies, and rehabilitation.

In the Sarasota Chiropractic facility, Dr. Bretz and his staff are thrilled to offer many different aspects of chiropractic care. Please take a moment to enjoy their website and get to know the incredible team of health professionals. Just log onto their website at .  Dr. Bretz has had a long career in helping people here in the Sarasota Community.

Chiropracter Sarasota FloridaHe grew up in Sarasota County where he graduated from Venice High School. He furthered his education by attending Manatee Community College and graduated with honors with an Associate in Arts degree. Dr. Bretz then attended Life University, College of Chiropractic, in Marietta Georgia, graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has received many awards that demonstrate his service and devotion to others by attaining the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Rank. Dr. Bretz, with his Chiropractic degree, has been helping people who suffer with pain for over six years, aiding them by having the most technologically advanced equipment available. He has studied multiple hours with other health care professions in order to become a whiplash specialist.  Dr. Bretz continues to further his education by attending seminars to bring the best and most current level of care to his patients.

He currently serves on the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.  Dr. Bretz has many hobbies including his love and devotion to the out-doors, spending much of his time fishing, camping, and hiking.   The Bretz Rehabilitation Clinic is located at 5989 Approach Road, Sarasota, and can be reached at 941-921-2225.

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Medical – Barter Exchange Services Sarasota Medical Center

IBE Barter Recommends the Sarasota Medical Center and their physicians.  It’s not always easy to get in to see a physician when you either don’t have one or can’t get an appointment.  When it’s not an emergency, you should call or walk in to the Sarasota Medical Center.

No appointment is needed, and most insurance plans are welcome!  Sarasota Medical Center is located at 4450 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Their phone number is 941-927-1234 and their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am until noon. More information can be found on

Emergency Medical Care Sarasota FloridaDid you know that the Sarasota Medical Center has been giving board-certified medical care for 20 years?  You will always see a Board-certified Primary Care Doctor who is qualified to treat all of your health issues.  You’ll be treated with respect and kindness as the physicians strive to relieve your symptoms and give you quality care and important treatment instructions to take home with you.  From rashes to strep throat, from lacerations to cholesterol, the staff at the Sarasota Medical Center give everyone the same attention and consider the most minor of conditions to be important.  Patients actually feel like family after just one visit.

Sarasota Medical Center works their schedule around yours to fit your health care needs anytime throughout the workday. They will see you on a walk-in basis or by appointment. They are available to treat you when an emergency situation occurs or when you feel the need to be seen immediately. They specialize in Family Medical Care, Urgent Medical Care, Corporate Medical Care, Urgent Care, Injury treatment, and Weight Loss Management.

Get to know your Doctor’s qualifications.  It’s crucial to know who will be handling your medical care and the care of your children.

Dr.Javier AristimunoDr. Javier Aristimuño
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Aristimuno  moved to the United States as a young teen. After graduating from high school in Massachusetts, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from George Washington University in1988. He continued his medical education at George Washington University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1992 with his MD. He completed his residency at the University of Maryland in the Department of Internal Medicine and then continued on with an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center at Jacksonville.  In 1996, Dr. Aristimuño set his roots in Sarasota working in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Doctor’s Hospital. In 2000, he began working in the ER at Fawcett Memorial Hospital and then added coverage in the ER at Englewood Community Hospital in 2007. In 2009, Dr. Aristimuño and Dr. Mason purchased the Sarasota Medical Center, where today they both currently give the residents and guests of the Sarasota area quality, efficient and comprehensive health care.

Dr. John MasonDr. John Mason
Dr. C. John Mason grew up in Connecticut. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular and Genetic Biology from Bucknell University in 1982. He then traveled to Louisville, Kentucky where he earned his MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio in 1990. After completing his residency, he was recruited to become the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. During that tenure Dr. Mason earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. In 1997, he moved to St. Louis, MO where he was the Director of Trauma Services and the ER at DePaul Health Center. From 1999-2001, Dr. Mason was the Chairman for the Department of Medicine at Shands AGH in Gainesville, FL. From there he settled in Sarasota and began working as the Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Doctor’s Hospital. While at Doctor’s Hospital, Dr. Mason became the Chairman of Emergency Medicine for Gulf Coast Emergency Physicians in Port Charlotte. This position brought him to the ER at Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Englewood Community Hospital where he was elected as the Chief of Staff for two consecutive terms. In 2006, Dr. Mason purchased the Sarasota Family Medical Center and shared his time caring for patients there and in the ER. In 2009, Dr. Mason and Dr. Aristimuño purchased the Sarasota Medical Center. Currently they are both working solely in the Sarasota Medical Center keeping the residents and guests of Sarasota healthy with knowledgeable, efficient and friendly care.

The Sarasota/Bradenton community are blessed to have physicians with such quality training, credentials and experience.  Their availability and versatility in treating many diseases, illnesses and wounds takes the worry out of getting quality care in a clinical, walk-in facility.  Dr.’s Mason and Aristimuño have a wonderful staff of compassionate, well-trained nurses and techs and look forward to serving your healthcare needs in the future!

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Medical – Barter Exchange Services Florida Coastal Plastic Surgery

IBE Barter is proud to be affiliated with Dr. Robin Hamlin and Florida Coastal Plastic Surgery. She is Board Certified and fully competent to perform body, facial and any cosmetic procedure. This is a highly competitive world and people are finding themselves in the workplace for longer years than a few decades ago. Have you had a feeling of frustration when looking at your face in the mirror? Would you like to look more like the you of decades past? Then maybe it’s time that you took a step towards committing to a refreshed, new you. Dr. Hamlin is here to help you realize your dream of looking and feeling younger.

If your desire to improve yourself and your self-esteem and that image includes having a fuller bustline, decreasing your breasts, or giving them a lift, Dr. Hamlin would love for you to come in for a consultation and let her show you what procedure she recommends for your particular case. If you log onto her website at you will see some compelling before and after pictures of several breast procedures.

Dr. Robin HamlinConcerned with your nose? Has it always bothered you and you would like to love how you look? Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nasal surgery, is a widely performed plastic surgical procedure. At the same time, if your breathing is impaired and you would like that situation to be corrected, Dr. Hamlin can also repair your deviated septum, as well. There are also other procedures that will enhance the way your face looks and boost your self-esteem in the process. Those are upper and lower eyelid surgery, facelifts, and more.

If you’ve wanted to change certain body issues because of weight gain, weight loss, or just a desire to look better in your clothes and out of them, there are several procedures that can be performed. An Abdominoplasty will take excess fat around your abdomen or stomach and change your clothing size and confidence. Upper arm surgery to remove the fat that a lot of us have in our upper arms is also a procedure that Dr. Hamlin performs. Liposuction or removal of fat, is a highly successful procedure Dr. Hamlin performs. Look for before and after pictures of all procedures on her website.

Obagi-C RX SystemNon-surgical procedures are also performed by Dr. Hamlin, such as laser hair removal, lasering of brown spots, electrolysis, and vein lasering. Enjoy a Spa Day while getting services like waxing, permanent makeup, hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, and facials. Also available are body wraps, detoxing mud wraps, and hot stone treatments.

Dr. Hamlin is located at 505 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, Fl. Call for an appointment at 9471-798-9777. Hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 9 am – 3 pm, and the spa is open on Saturday by appointment only. Call today and get started on a new you!

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Medical – Barter Exchange Services Natural Healing Arts Medical Center

IBE Barter has a truly healthy and beneficial member in Dr. Lars Eric Larson’s Natural Healing Arts Center. Every day pain is something we get used to, especially older folks. Sometimes we don’t realize that pain is not mandatory, and that prescription pain medication, with the side effects, and addiction rate in our country, is not necessary at all. Dr. Larson of the Natural Healing Arts Medical Center in Sarasota,

Florida, specializes in chiropractic and wellness care. Are you suffering from poor posture, back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, allergies, ear infections and sports injuries? How about headaches, stress, poor posture and carpal tunnel syndrome? You must visit Dr. Larson and his Natural Healing Arts Medical Center and learn how chiropractic can turn around all of your issues with the proper care and information. Dr. Larson is conveniently located at 2030 Bee Ridge Road, in Sarasota. If you call 941-954-3700 and schedule an appointment, he will gladly see you for a free consultation, and after a full health background check, will make a treatment plan specifically for you and your ailments.

Dr. Eric LarsonDid you know that chiropractic care can also assist in correcting sleeping problems, stress, and children’s health issues as well? Would you like to replace some of your prescribed medicines with natural and organic supplements? That is Dr. Larson’s mission, to provide the highest quality chiropractic care in order to express and maintain an optimal health potential in each individual. He and his trained staff seek to educate the community that life and health come from within, and the maintenance of health is far superior to the treatment of disease. As a team, they strive to minimize the detrimental effects of subluxations  and  misalignments of your spinal vertebrae which interrupt vital nerve flow, and thus the body’s ability to self regulate and self heal. Their purpose is to gently “adjust” the vertebrae back into alignment and provide safe, effective, healing results to as many people as possible each year.

A very interesting fact about Dr. Larson is that he traveled for 10 years as the massage therapist and chiropractor for the rock band PHISH! Pretty cool! Dr. Larson graduated from the University of Vermont in 1986. Powered by vision and purpose, he began his career in the healing arts after graduating from The Humanities Center School of Massage. As a licensed massage therapist, Dr. Larson furthered his passion for public health by attending Life Chiropractic College.

Medical Center Sarasota FloridaIf you’ve never experienced chiropractic care for the trouble areas of your body, you are in for an amazing realization of feeling better all the time. Do you have problems with migraines, asthma and allergies, sciatica and serious debilitating neck pain? You came to the right place. Dr. Larson specializes in posture correction, sports injuries and wellness care. He uses a gentle adjusting technique for all ages. Rooted in the belief that health comes from within, chiropractic addresses all health concerns by improving the overall function of the body.

Dr. Larson seeks to educate the community that life and health come from within, and the maintenance of health is far superior to the treatment of disease. As a team, they strive to minimize the detrimental effects of subluxations – misalignments of your spinal vertebrae which interrupt vital nerve flow, and thus the body’s ability to self regulate and self heal. Their  purpose is to gently “adjust” the vertebrae back into alignment and provide safe, effective, healing results to as many people as possible each year.

For those of you that missed Dr. Larson’s highly informative health talks on cable TV, it’s not too late! His show “The Chiropractic & Wellness Show” was about a different topic each month. Just stop by Dr. Larson’s office, at the Natural Healing Arts Medical Center, in Sarasota, Florida, to pick up a DVD to view and learn what you can do to change your health and live a higher quality life. Other interesting facts about Dr. Larson and his time with the band PHISH can be found in his co-authored book “The World’s Best Kept Health Secret Revealed.” This book is available through or by dropping by Dr. Larson’s office. He will personally autograph your copy. For more interesting information about The Natural Healing Arts Medical Center just log onto their

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Medical – Barter Exchange Services Healing Arts Massage & Wellness

Healing Arts is not your common Massage and Wellness center.   A member of IBE,  Serving Sarasota and the surrounding areas, they consider that their mission is to rid you of all your pain, while providing you with a unique massage and wellness experience.  Log onto their website at, and discover the myriad of ways they can assist you in the art of relaxation and healing.

Conveniently located at 47 S. Palm Ave Suite 301 Sarasota, FL 34236. Call or text Traci for an appointment, and more information at 941-228-7169.  Are you tense and are your muscles tight and knotted in your neck and back?  Can’t get comfortable and get to sleep at night?  Healing Arts & Wellness wants to exceed your expectations by giving you a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, schedule and budget.

Massage Therapist, Sarasota FloridaTraci Carroll, L.M.T., I.M.T.C., is a licensed Massage Therapist, license number MA56219, and is Integrative Manual Therapy Certified.  Since 2001, Traci has provided healing services and bodywork in Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Clinics, Medical Offices, Integrative Manual Therapy Centers, Yoga Studios and Resorts/Spas.  Being a great listener is part of her magic; Traci also has gifted intuition and a specific program and techniques to maximize healing at each session.  Traci prides herself in bringing her unique holistic perspective, plus her heightened perception, to the table, and these two characteristics gets her to the root of your problem with accuracy.  Her goal is to completely get you pain-free.

Traci is genuinely committed to assisting her clients reach their therapeutic goals and may suggest specific posture awareness, lifestyle changes, stretches and exercises when deemed helpful.  She’s been called a “Body Whisperer” and “an answer to prayer.”  She truly has healing hands as she’s successfully helped countless people to improve their flexibility, decrease and eliminate pain and tension, eliminate chronic and acute headaches, eliminate sciatica, reduce symptoms of neuropathy, improve athletic performance and recovery, improve posture, alleviate depression, maintain a pain & stress free lifestyle and much, much more!

Styles of treatment and methodologies she uses are as follows:  Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Deep tissue massage, sports massage, stretching, neuro-muscular, medical massage, integrative manual therapy, reflexology, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, body scrubs, aromatherapy, chair and mobile massage.  Traci has massage packages for ultimate value, and gift certificates for every budget.

Massage Therapist, Sarasota FloridaThe Ultimate Rejuvenation Package is a favorite of many.  Traci starts you with an invigorating and cleansing body scrub treatment that will leave your skin feeling smooth and like satin. Your mind and spirit will feel clear and uplifted; your tensions melt away with the lovely penetrating warmth of hot stones as you enjoy a customized massage.  The aromas she presents to you are therapeutic as you inhale them.  This is a 2 hr and 15 minute package, guaranteed to make you feel a new level of well-being and mind, body and soul rejuvenation.  You will see prices for all service on her website, and descriptions of the many types of massage for your information.  IBE Barter is glad to have Traci as a member, and highly recommends her talents to all!

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Fur Nanny, A Professional Pet House And Concierge

Meet IBE Member, Fur Nanny, a Professional Pet House and Concierge

Emily is the owner of Fur Nanny, which is your alternative to ever having to leave your pet at a kennel. Some of us know the horrors that can actually occur when leaving your pet at a boarding facility, and we consider our animals to be part of our family. We want to be worry-free when leaving our precious pets so we can go on vacation or just have some down time to relax.

Interestingly, there are a number of unusual and handy services Emily offers to her customers. They include transporting, taking them for a grooming, running small errands to buy pet food, as well as boarding and babysitting. Emily’s staff will also accompany you and your pet to a doctor’s visit, and make sure your pet gets exercise and plenty of love.

The first step would be to set up an appointment to have Emily come to your home and talk about your pet’s needs and your expectations of her services. She might bring one of her dogs to your home so she can watch how your pet gets along with her pets and if your pet has any special needs. She really wants this to be a comfortable experience for everyone concerned.

Once you figure out what services would benefit your needs, there’s paperwork to go over. Emily’s Fur Nanny Pet and House Concierge likes to have all the information they need in case of an emergency, such as your emergency numbers, your veterinarian’s phone numbers, permission to treat releases, and all your pets needs and preferences, including the diet your pet is on, what makes him feel comfortable, and any special needs your pet might have.

Most of Fur Nanny’s babysitters are bonded and insured, and have experience as Vet Tech’s and pet owners/lovers. Emily herself completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Marine Science. Her experience in the pet realm is extensive. She also has taken care of all kinds of animals and attends the latest informational Pet-sitting seminars that are available to stay on top of running a caring and safe environment for your animal.

Personally, Emily favors large-breed dogs and owns a pointer mix and a husky mix, as well as a cat. Two box turtles, bunnies and reptiles round out the mix. She heard about IBE Barter from her friend, April Bass, who works at the IBE Headquarters in Sarasota. We talked a bit about IBE and how word of mouth and attending IBE mixers with other members, will boost her business considerably. She looks forward to providing services for other IBE members who are pet owners.

Fur Nanny is a small family-owned company that began in 2007 when Emily returned to the Sarasota area from New York where she attended college. Fur Nanny began to grow as Emily hired other pet-lovers who have the same commitment and sense of responsibility to animals as she does. Fur Nanny is a licensed, bonded and insured Limited Liability Company. They do not discriminate against any breed. Pitbulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, German Shepherds as well as the tiny breeds like Chihauhaus, Shih Tzus, and Pekinese are all welcome. The sitters and techs love all breeds and treat them like family.

If you’ve been struggling about leaving your pet or boarding him at a strange new place, log onto and take a personal look at the services and practices that Fur Nanny guarantees. You’ll finally have peace of mind about leaving your precious pet when you decide to plan a get-away, or when you need assistance in getting them to their vet appointment or just taking a few hours off. You can drop them at the “sitter” and enjoy a well-needed break. You’ll really like Emily, just as I do, and you can’t put a price on that kind of care and devotion.

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Party Rockin’ Inflatables

Party Rockin’ Inflatables…An IBE member that will rock your party scene!

It was great speaking to Jonathan Cruzio, an IBE member and one enthusiastic person! Along with his wife Kassandra, they have a rockin’ family business that is pure fun. Get to know them and the totally fun services and products they offer to make your party, affair or children’s special day a cut above all the rest.

First of all, they will become your number one source for inflatable bounce houses and water slides in the Bradenton area. In this complicated world when germs are a concern for all of us, Party Rock Inflatables makes it a priority to sanitize and make safe every unit that they have for rent. Each week their inventory explodes with new and exclusive units such as the Wrecking Ball, Jumbo Boxing Gloves, obstacle courses, water slides, and the very special Disney Frozen bounce house and combination theme panel such as Mickey Mouse or your favorite Disney character.

This Disney Frozen Bounce House features all of your favorite Frozen Characters! They have Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf & Sven which are sure to be a favorite theme of all your party goers! The bounce house features a safety entrance ramp and netting with basketball hoop inside. This is also available on their Combo Bounce House with wet/dry Slide. The 27ft Roaring Rapids Water Slide voted#1and is Sarasota’s tallest slide! Their water slides are among the largest in Florida! The Roaring River WaterSlide is 70 ft. long and has the most extreme angle going downwards that will surely please the adrenaline seekers in your group.

Log onto and view their inventory yourself. You can pick up the phone and call Jonathan and Kassandra at 941-893-7217 or make your reservation online any time of the day or night. These fun rockin’ people work 7 days a week, and make your party a team effort that will provide such wonderful memories long after your event is over Party Rockin Inflatables never charges for delivery/setup and pick up/tear down. They do have minimum orders in the Arcadia, North Port & Charlotte county areas but no hidden fees ever! They will service Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, North Port, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Arcadia, Myakka City. What impressed me was that every rental unit from Party Rock Inflatables gets inspected, cleaned and disinfected after every use.

For your fundraisers and community events you can rent Dunk Tanks, Tents, Tables and Chairs, Concession stands and supplies, and party extras that will set your party or event so far above the average party. Log onto their website to view a complete list of delivery areas.

Interactive boxing and basketball is also available. So when your church or group is planning a fundraiser that will attract the big crowds, get in touch with Party Rockin Inflatables. There is no need to go anywhere else. Jonathan and Kassandra Cuzio are constantly growing, engaging new customers and are excited about being new IBE members. They have a special place in their hearts for charities and try to incorporate charity events on their busy calendar several times a year. Like them on their Facebook page and let them show you the testimonies of their very satisfied customers.

Party Rockin Inflatables…safety and sanitization are their number one concerns. You can feel confident that you’re getting a great setup, a wonderful and exciting event, and owners who will go out of their way to make sure your party is party rockin’ fun! And they welcome all IBE members and love doing business utilizing paperless currency. Call them today!

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Center Of Integrated Medicine

MLportrait-221x300Meet IBE Member, Dr. Michele Louiselle, DOM, AP, CTT, FMP, and the Center of Integrated Medicine

The way members connect within the IBE Barter community never surprises me. When Dr. Michele Louiselle told me a friend had recommended IBE to her, I was thinking that a natural benefit of joining IBE is that between Ron and Mary Unger and your own good reputation, you can count on people hearing your name. I happen to have had a conversation with Dr. Michele that enlightened me to a kind of medicine, treatment and healing modality that embodies Oriental Medicine and thousands of years successful treatment using acupuncture, herbs and a number of modern-day treatments. First of all, let me introduce Dr. Michele Louiselle, who is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Thermographer , and owner of The Center of Integrated Medicine located in the Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton area.

Dr. Michele explained that the whole idea of Integrated Medicine challenges the methods of standard healthcare by disproving that your only options for healing are drugs and surgery. To quote her, “ We welcome the unimaginable and excell at the impossible.” Her methodology is a natural, better way. You will receive a functional approach to your care utilizing acupuncture, herbs, whole food therapeutic nutrition, and kinesiology in an atmosphere of calm and healing at affordable prices. The Center of Integrated Medicine is the area’s premiere center for functional medicine. Integrated Medicine at the center implies combining two philosophies of healthcare: traditional Chinese Medicine and the best of Whole food Organ and Glandular Nutritional Therapies.

If you’ve never experienced acupuncture and the benefits you’ll derive from being treated with it, acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites on your body to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of energy through the body. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage. Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief that effectively treats a wide range of chronic ailments. Instead of putting a band aid on symptoms as Western medicine does, acupuncture treats the underlying cause of diseases as well as their symptoms. A holistic approach like acupuncture treats the body, mind and emotions and provides the maintenance and general well-being of the patient. If needles make you afraid to try acupuncture, Dr. Michele has alternate non-invasive treatments with which she can achieve the same successful outcome.

Acupuncture has been proven to offer healing and relief for so many conditions that effect us in our complicated world. If you have any of the following conditions and are seeking a natural, painless mode of treatment, the Center for Integrated Medicine and Dr. Michele Louiselle are your long-awaited answers to a healthier life and a feeling of wellness: Addictions – Allergies – Asthma – Carpal Tunnel – Chronic sinus conditions – Insomnia – Muscle Spasms – Neck Pain – Neuralgia – Numbness, Tingling – PMS – Sciatica – Disc Problems – Fatigue- Fibromyalgia – and Thyroid Disorders are just a few modern-day health issues that Dr. Michele treats.

Whether you are 5 or 95, the modalities offered at the Center for Integrated Medicine can provide relief as well as prevention. Offering Family care, from hormonal imbalances to digestive disorders, your entire family can benefit from this drug-free natural therapy. Lack of libido, impatience and anger, brain fog and insomnia- just a few of the issues that effect a large section of the population, and can be healed and relieved with acupuncture. Eliminate allergies, both food and pollen-related, as well.

B12 shots and acupuncture injection therapy can aid in weight loss and increase nutrients in your body. Dr. Michele’s No Sweat Weight Loss Program will help you choose a course of action that won’t leave you hungry, angry or emotional, and will pinpoint the reason why you can’t seem to lose weight. For Dr. Michele Louiselle, offering thermography to women in the Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton area as an alternative to traditional mammograms, is a must-do for evaluating breast health and monitoring the potential development of inflammation and abnormality in the body. This is a radiation-free screening test that utilizes thermal images that track heat in different areas of the body. It can be used to compare specific heat spots and determine as little as a two to three degree change in tissue and that might indicates that something may be wrong.

Stop suffering! Call the clinic at 941.752.4838 and schedule your FREE initial consultation today. The center is conveniently located at 9030 58th Dr E #102, Bradenton, FL 34202. Please visit and read the wonderful testimonies that patients have written to attest to the fact that Eastern and Western medicines can combine to not only provide wellness, but change people’s lives as well.

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