Recently, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, North Stonington First Selectman Mike Urgo, The Day Editor Lee Howard, and friends joined Dr. Stefana Pecher on a tour of The Country Doc Wellness Center and "The Farm" where Better Together CT will grow. Dr. Pecher envisioned the two projects to facilitate healing in N. Stonington area communities, with a focus on the challenges that veterans face upon their return home. Country Wellness is the New England Center of Excellence for Holistic Medicine, its new expansion will offer a number of services that can be difficult to access in the area. A new float pod just arrived that evening, and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber (among others) are on the way. Better Together CT is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to welcoming our veterans back to life at home through job training and exposure to the arts. Even more is on the way! Read the article by Lee Howard in the New London Day Here is a video of the day, with a focus on the non-profit aspects. Thank you Frank Fulchiero (SEC-TV) for putting this together for us! Better Together CT is a community based program promoting healing through community, agriculture, and the arts.
This is really exciting! ...or should we say relaxing? Float tanks have come a long way since John C. Lilly's sensory deprivation experiments of the 1950s and 60s. Today, in addition to enhancing meditation and consiousness expansion, float pods are used in treatments for recovery, relaxation, pain relief, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. See this page about how Navy Seals are using float pods to treat concussions. [caption id="attachment_12234" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Floatpod Technologies pod lives in a room of its own with a shower and plenty of room to dress.[/caption] A float session is usually 60 minutes long, during which a patient will float in heavily salted water in an enclosed pod that looks like it could escape any battle class starship in a pinch. While inside, the patient has access to an intercom system, can turn on a small light when needed - in an array of colors, and listen to a choice of music, recorded therapy program, or just be in silence. The new Float Pod is one of only a few here in Connecticut. We expect this to become very popular, and as common as getting a message. If you want to be one of the first to experience this, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, then watch for the announcement of the new Wellness Center opening.
Pharmacist Brian Essenter explains cannabinoids CBD and THC, proper dosage, and what new medical cannabis patients need to know. Date: February 27th Time: 6:30 pm Location: Press On Sandwich Crafters 391 Norwich-Westerly Road (Holly Green Plaza, Rte. 2) North Stonington, CT 06359 The Meeting is free and open to the public. The New England Medical Cannabis Seminar and Support Group brought to you by Country Doc Wellness Center Family Medicine Practice · The New England Center of Excellence for Holistic Medicine. If you would like to know more about The Country Doc’s Medical Marijuana Program, visit this page. All episodes are produced by Stefana Pecher, MD with SEC-TV To view the complete playlist, visit The Country Doc youtube channel. NE Medical Cannabis Seminar and Support Playlist In case you missed it or some of the information, you can view the entire presentation here: Here is a very informative meeting with Brian Essenter, RPh from 2017
New England Medical Cannabis Seminar and Support Group presents a cooking segment with Executive Chef Thomas Hunold of Two Ten Oyster Bar & Grill and Ibn-Hashim Bakari of Harmless Health LLC. Date: January 23rd Time: 6:30 pm Location: Press On Sandwich Crafters 391 Norwich-Westerly Road (Holly Green Plaza, Rte. 2) North Stonington, CT 06359 The Meeting is free and open to the public. Brought to you by: Country Doc Wellness Center Family Medicine Practice · North Stonington, Connecticut Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Botox/Filler’s, Gaia Herbal Remedies, Laser Treatments, Chiropractic Services, Lipo Laser Wt Loss If you would like to know more about The Country Doc’s Medical Marijuana Program, visit this page. All episodes are produced by Stefana Pecher, MD with SEC-TV To view the complete playlist, visit The Country Doc youtube channel. NE Medical Cannabis Seminar and Support Playlist
We are pleased to announce that new expansions are underway! More space, and more services are required to meet the health needs of our patients. In early 2019 Dr. Stefana Pecher will open a new space directly behind her existing offices and wellness center. This new space will be home to additional holistic services such as a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, Himalayan salt cave, infrared sauna, floating salt tank, vitamin infusion therapy, acupuncture and massage. A camera-ready test kitchen and a large space for private gatherings will also be included here. Dr. Pecher also purchased a 32 acre farm across from her office. Here she will be taking her vision of healing for the North Stonington communities to a new level. The farm will be home to a healing retreat as well as a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit named Better Together CT, Inc. Better Together CT, Inc. is dedicated to the reintegration of military veterans through retraining in agriculture and forestry. Farm- to-table vegetables will be grown in indoor aeroponic state-of-the-art high-yield setup, along with outdoor hoops for year-round hearty vegetables and hemp farming. The farm, the expanded wellness center, and its programs will cultivate a culture of wellness in the region. All together it shall be called: "The Eagle Summit Medical Campus!" For more information, please download the printable prospectus, visit the Better Together CT website, and sign up for our mailing list. You won't want to miss out. [caption id="attachment_12211" align="aligncenter" width="640"] An aerial shot of The Country Doc Wellness offices (1), the new Wellness expansion (2), and the Farm (3), home of the retreat and Better Together CT. Photo by Yao Adanter[/caption]