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Improving our Health

April 7th, 2014 by

Our country has serious health problems. One in three people live with some form of cardiovascular disease. Cancer is rampant. The obesity rate is one in three for both adult and children. By age 12, many of our children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.

The good news is that it is estimated that 75% of all chronic disease is preventable. Intelligent changes made to our diet and lifestyles would improve both our life expectancy and the quality of life that we can enjoy.

An obvious weak link in most peoples’ lives is their diet. Very few people eat enough fresh, raw, whole foods. Most of our food is cooked which destroys the enzymes, which are important catalysts for the thousands of functions our cells must perform. We need the phytonutrients found in fresh, raw, whole food, to provide our cells with the antioxidants needed to fight oxidative stress and free radical damage, and keep our immune system strong..

It has been a goal of mine to educate my patients and students to the fact that it is easier and more efficient to prevent injury and disease than it is to heal the body after the fact. Juice Plus helps to fill in the nutritional gaps in our diet, providing our cells with the key antioxidants and phytonutrients to stay well. I personally take the Juice Plus Tri Blend and Complete, to give myself a form of proactive, nutritional health insurance, in the form of a healthier, more complete diet. Those of us who choose to push ourselves athletically, need to ensure that we are providing optimum nutrition to our cells. This is to not only fuel our cells, but also to reduce the oxidative stress caused by the free radicals. Free radicals are proven contributors to premature aging and chronic disease. While exercise is very good for us, it also increases oxidative stress in the body.

  • Juice Plus has over 32 published, peer reviewed, clinical studies carried out at Universities around the world.
  • These studies show that Juice Plus:
    – Delivers key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body.
    – Reduces oxidative stress
    – Reduces key biomarkers of systemic inflammation
    – Supports a healthy immune system and helps protect DNA
    – Supports cardiovascular wellness.
    – Supports healthy skin and gums.
  • The Juice Plus products are food, not vitamins. They carry a nutrition label and not a supplement label.


If you go to:  http://jeffmcconnell.juiceplus.com/     and go to the About Us link. Choose the Library link and scroll down to the Bridging the Gap video.

If you have any questions, you may reach me at:  727 823-9000

Dr. Jeff

Hands for Healing with Needles of Light, Inc.          


First Couples Massage Class

October 9th, 2012 by

The first of our new Community Education classes was a great success. Last Friday 10/5/12 we held our first Couples Massage class at the Singing Stone -Casa deArt gallery in Ybor City. We had four couples who got a chance to enhance their ability to give their partner a soothing massage. Dr. Jeff started off the class by pointing out some key safety factors, such as the safe direction to massage someone’s arms or legs (towards the heart!). He then demonstrated a couple of stretches for the upper body to relieve neck and shoulder girdle tension, and then a couple more to relieve low back pain. The class then learned and practiced a few massage techniques which they then combined to give their loved one a relaxing massage. If you are interested in learning how you and your partner can share an evening learning fun and easy massage tips, go to: http://handsforhealing.com/couples-massage/

If you are interested in learning Reiki, there is a two day seminar this weekend where you can learn how to treat yourself and how to treat others. The class includes instruction about the chakras, treatment protocols, and 1st and 2nd level attunements. This course is approved for nurses and licensed masage therapists for continuing education requirements. For more information go to: http://handsforhealing.com/course-descriptions-2/

What’s new at Hands for Healing/Needles of Light, Inc.

September 23rd, 2012 by

The latest news from Hands for Healing/Needles of Light, Inc. is that there are nine continuing education seminars scheduled for the remainder of 2012. You can view the course offerings here: http://handsforhealing.com/course-schedule/

In addition to seminars that professionals can attend to meet their continuing education requirements, we are now offering community education classes. The first classes offered are a 3 hour Couples Massage class, to be held at the Singing Stone – Casa de Art gallery in Tampa. You can find the details of the class here: http://handsforhealing.com/couples-massage/

Ater much personal resistance to joining the social media revolution, Dr. Jeff has decided that it would be helpful to have a business presence on Facebook to help market his seminars and his practice. To access his new business Facebook account, please follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/JeffMcConnellHandsForHealingNeedlesOfLightInc
If you would be interested in helping him spread the word, he would appreciate it if you would Like his business Facebook page.

A key person assisting Dr. Jeff in navigating the social media world is his new ce coordinator, Ruby Alvara Nelms, LMT. Ruby is both a massage therapist and a photographer. She owns the Urban Escape Massage + Wellness, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. You can learn more about what she offers by going to her Facebook page at:  www.facebook.com/urbanescapemassageandwellnessinc

As a way of saying thanks to all of the many therapists who have spent their hard earned dollars attending one of Dr. Jeff’s continuing education seminars over the past 17 years, Dr. Jeff is offering them a 25% discount off off any treatment that he offers. In these stressful times, it is important for massage therapists and nurses to also receive the benefits of therapy as so many of their patients and clients do. This offer is good through the end of 2o12, and is limited to cash or check payments.

Contact Us Today!

Clinic Phone: 727 823-9000
Email: jeff@handsforhealing.com

Our Office Hours

8:00am-8:00pm weekdays Saturday hours are available by special appointment