Services We Offer at Omni Wellness Center in Charlotte, NC

For over 15 years, Omni Wellness Center has been getting amazing results through chiropractic and teaching people to live healthier. We had a group of patients though, that were grade 4 degeneration cases or soft tissue injuries beyond non-surgical repair and there was nothing we could do for them naturally, until now.

Stem Cell therapy is revolutionizing medicine and lives of millions of patients with severe degeneration. It’s the most significant recent breakthrough in natural medicine, and we are excited to announce that by teaming up with NC Natural Health Care Solutions, we were the first to be able to offer this type of therapy in NC.

Stem Cell therapy promotes REGENERATION of the joint, reduces pain, and is a fantastic non-surgical treatment option for you. Stem Cell Therapy can provide long lasting relief from chronic tendinitis, ligament, and degenerative joint problems.

Meet our medical providers under Meet the Team.

How Many injections will I need?

More than 85% of our patients receive treatment one time and experience significant enough change that they never get another shot. 

How long will it take before I feel better?

Stem cells are attracted to inflammation in your body and they’ll go to work right away. This starts the regenerating process. Cells differentiate every 28 hours for 65 cycles giving 3 months of repair. Most people noticing significant improvement by weeks 4 through 6. 

Why do we choose HUCT Cells?

Human Umbilical cord therapy is the latest in stem cell therapy. These cells were just recently released form the tissue banks in the United States for medical use and we were the first in our state to be able to offer this amazing therapy. They are the only type of stem cells that are counted by an independent review board and have 4-5 million per unit compared to (what they believe to be) around 5,000 per unit in other types of stem cells. We believe this is the reason we are seeing such optimal results. 

Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?

Our stem cells are undifferentiated, meaning they don’t have any HLA (Human leukocyte Antigen) in them. Because of this, your body will not reject them. There is no debris in our stem cells like there is in placental or amniotic cells that could cause reactions.  Our treatment is safer than giving blood. We have a 85-95% success rate. Our cells are stored with American Association of Tissue Banks which is FDA Approved and monitored.

Will my insurance cover stem cell therapy?

Stem Cell Therapy is a cash service but will be less than most anyone’s deductible these days. So, rather than spend a deductible for surgery or other invasive, dangerous procedures, this might be the right answer for you.

I just had a cortisone shot, how soon can I get an injection? 

We want you to be off all anti-inflammatories for at least a few days before and after your injection. Because stem cells work where there is inflammation, you should be off anti-inflammatory for a week prior to treatment and 3-4 weeks after. You may still take Tylenol for pain relief if needed.

Is this an option to avoid surgery? 

Knee replacements are one of the most common Orthopedic surgeries suggested for pain relief. With a surgery comes multiple appointments, recovery down time, pain, scars, and occasionally hardware damage done to your body. Our procedures help alleviate pain and the conditions causing it with a same day injection. There is little to no downtime and most patients return to normal activity the same day.

What is Regenerative Medicine? 

Regenerative medicine is defined as an emerging field of procedures that aim to regenerate, repair, or replace damaged tissues and organs within the body. The U. S. National Institute of Health has defined regenerative medicine as the process of creating functional tissue to repair and replace tissue or organs that have lost their ability to perform or function due to damage, defects, age, or congenital defects. Since all major disease and diagnosis differ from person to person, a consultation with our doctor is required to see if this treatment would help you. You can call our office to set up a consultation at 704-600-8280.

How much does regenerative stem cell therapy cost?

Please schedule an appointment with our office so that we can determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy. At that time, we will be able to tell you exactly how much you might need and what the cost will be.  Our mission is to make the best stem cells available to those who need it.

How did I get this way?

As we age, our bodies undergo wear and tear from work, play, and athletic injuries. As we get older, we do not repair these injuries as well as when we were young. Why? Because, we produce fewer repair cells (mesenchymal stem cells) as we get older, thus it takes longer to recover. In many cases, the joint damage is so substantial that the body cannot repair itself at all.

Is this a painful procedure?


Do I need to bring someone with me to drive myself home?

This is as simple as an injection. You should be able to drive yourself home.

Why aren’t the major hospital-based groups doing this?

If a knee replacement is about $57,000 (not to mention braces, and therapy) and Stem Cell Therapy is drastically less than this known amount– Does the hospital-based system make more or less if 50% of the population regenerates their knees and no longer needs them replaced? – Much Less

For more information about our upcoming Stem Cell education series, click here to register.  If you have additional questions about stem cell or, if you’d like to schedule an appointment, please contact us HERE.

Our Team:

LeeAnn Wisnowski is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a graduate degree from the University of South Florida.   She has over 20 years experience in emergency and sports medicine.  Her experience with trauma and injury has led her to her passion for natural healing.  She also has a background in education, instructing new nurses on the importance of diet and exercise to improve quality of life and help ward off disease. 

 She grew up in Michigan where she spent much of her time outdoors developing her love for nature.  She recently moved to the Charlotte area from Florida which has been a lifelong dream of hers to live in a setting where being outdoors is a priority.  She spends her free time hiking, traveling, camping, attending sporting events but most importantly her time goes to caring and nurturing her two young children.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance

In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.

At Omni Wellness Center, we use a combination of Eastern and Western acupuncture practices to balance energy and decrease pain. We treat the following types of conditions with acupuncture and perform acupuncture using laser or needles. 

  • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches, including tension and migraine headaches
  • Labor pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Cravings and Addiction

If you have any additional questions about acupuncture or to schedule and appointment please call 704-392-9999 or email us through our contact page

At Omni Wellness Center, we believe there are three key components to successful weight loss:

  1. the goals of the patient losing weight;
  2. the patient’s support system; and
  3. the diet plan.

What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why our Charlotte chiropractor gets to know each patient personally before developing a custom diet plan. Our plans help patients lose an average of 5 to 7 pounds during the first week, and 2 pounds each following week. By providing ongoing support, nutrition and exercise advice, we help our patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Please contact us for your diet and nutrition needs. 

At Omni Wellness Center, we believe in true correction, not just pain relief. We use Rehabilitative therapies to strengthen structures that are weak to prevent any imbalances or misalignments from reoccurring. Depending on your specific problem, we will design a rehab program that is right for you. 

If you have additional questions about Rehabilitation therapies or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 704-392-9999 or fill out the contact us form

Red Light also known as Photonic Therapy is a safe, natural, non-invasive way to promote healing and control pain.  This therapy has been proven to help animals as well as people.  Our product emits a specialized 660nm red light which can be applied directly to the skin.  This technology has been studied for over 40 years and produces fast relief and healing with minimal, if any, side effects.

Red and near-infrared light can penetrate tissue because they are not blocked by blood or water as much as other wavelengths. This wavelength is used in medical settings for burn treatment, wound healing, joint and muscle pain, sports injuries, etc., but the machines made available to medical professionals are considered to be cost prohibitive for the average person.  Over the past several years, new technology allowed improved battery efficiency, increased voltages, and more light output to be packaged into a small affordable device.

Photonic therapy works because the body’s tissue can absorb this type of light at a cellular level, converting it to cellular energy (known as ATP). Many studies have shown that this energy accelerates activity in the mitochondria (the part of the cell that generates protein, collagen, and healing materials) as well as improving blood flow in the area being treated, speeding healing and minimizing pain.

The brain receives signals to release endorphins (natural pain killers) and serotonin into the body. This chain reaction:

  • Reduces pain and swelling
  • Increases lymphatic activity
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Accelerates cell regeneration
  • Increases circulation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Increases anti-viral properties
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Regulates serotonin levels

Visible red light (at the correct wave length) penetrates skin tissue to 8-10mm and is beneficial in the treatment of numerous conditions and aliments, some of which are:

  • Acute/Chronic Injuries
  • Arthritis/Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Behaviors: fear, aggression, anxiety, depression
  • Colic/digestion issues
  • Cough/Colds
  • Circulation
  • Edema
  • Viral infections
  • Muscle Strains & Soreness
  • Tendon/Ligament Injuries
  • Cuts and Open Wounds
  • Shock
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Scars
  • Body Soreness

Research has shown no ill side effects from this type of therapy. There may be a feeling of relaxation, light warmth, skin tingling at the point of contact, and a sense of well-being. 

Contact us today to learn how Photonic Therapy can help you and your family. 

Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner is a board certified chiropractor and is an internationally certified animal chiropractor (IVCA).  She is a musculoskeletal specialist and not a veterinarian. You should contact your veterinarian for the primary care of your animals. 

For more information visit our Animal Chiropractic page or to schedule your four legged family member, please contact us here.

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