Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Hours & Special Discounts

To celebrate the Winter season and to acknowledge how much the economy is affecting us all, Natural Life Therapy Clinic is extending a 10% discount for all treatments provided during December and January. In addition, we are waiving the "initial fee" for all new patients during December and January. New patients will be charged our regular fee, less 10% and we will extend an additional 10% to whoever refers a new patient during these two months.

Holiday Hours

We will be seeing patients Wednesday, December 9th and Saturday December 12th and 19th.
Dr. Duckworth will be seeing patients on Wednesday December 23rd and will not be in the office from Thursday December 24th through Friday, January 1, 2010.

Dr. Hackler will not be in the office from Wednesday December 23rd through Monday, December 28th. He will see patients on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th.
Call to schedule an appointment, 314-991-6035.

With Gratitude,
Thomas Duckworth DKM, L.Ac.
Jason Hackler L.Ac.
Mallory Shocklee
Sharon Reed

Monday, November 23, 2009

Treament Room Available at NLTC

We have an extra treatment room available for rent here at Natural Life Therapy Clinic. This is open to physicians, therapists of all types, or consultants. The room is 11 x 10 foot with large East facing windows. Some furnishings are available if desired. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact us at 314-991-6035.

With gratitude,
Thomas Duckworth, DKM, L.Ac.
Jason Hackler, L.Ac.
Mallory Shocklee

Monday, November 16, 2009

Q's for Dr. Duckworth: Liver Cleanse

Dr. Duckworth,

Do you know of any natural liver cleansing techniques? Or how to go about doing a liver cleanse?

Thank You,


I've seen people hospitalized from doing "Liver Cleanses" and cold/damp weather is a bad time to fast or push the internal organs too much. I certainly would not suggest a "cleanse" to an organ nor a meridian that's weak. I tend to advocate using whole foods to help the entire system self-clean rather than pushing one part of the system and ignoring the whole interconnected body.

Having said that, there are two recommendations I can make: the homeopathic company HEEL has a "detox kit" which is three homeopathic formulas that are added to a quart of water and drunk throughout the day for thirty days. It's a perfect way to "detox." The Kit is available from Neel's Pharmacy at #8 Crestwood Executive Center (corner of Watson Rd and Sappington); (314) 849-3123.

Also, 2 oz olive oil and three tablespoons of lemon juice mixed together and drunk one time a day for three days will help kick out gallstones but: don't do too much or too long. Use the detox kit. Let me know.

Thomas E. Duckworth, DKM, L.Ac.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A pass-along from Jason Hackler: Onions for Health

Floating through the web, this tale:


A friend of mine told me a story about how when he was a kid he was in the hospital & near dying. His Italian grandmother came to the hospital & told a family member to go buy her a large onion & a new pair of white cotton socks. She sliced the onion open then put a slice on the bottom of each of his feet & put the white cotton socks on him. In the morning when he awoke they removed the socks. The slices of onion were black & his fever was gone.

The following story that someone sent to me might have some truth in it & we are going to try this this winter.

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).

The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria (virus), therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just
might be a mild case..

Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Weldon,thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmers story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill...I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.