Special Information Regarding COVID 19 and Total Wellness Solutions

Updated 5/19/2020


  • Sundays: 11-1 & 3p-4p with NP (New Patient) appts 1pm & 4pm.
  • Mondays: Therapies Only 3p-7p.
  • Tuesdays: 11am-1p & 3p-6p with NP 1pm & 6pm
  • Wednesdays Therapies Only 10am-1pm.
  • Thursdays 11am-1pm & 3p-6p with NP 1p & 6pm.
  • Additional hours available under special circumstances.
  • Call (770) 936-9707 or Email info@totalwellnesssolutionsatl.com or Reply to the text you may have received.

Andrea W is offering Remote/Distance facilitated energy clearing sessions and BodyTalk sessions. Email or call to scheulde.

Dr Melissa is providing VIRTUAL CONSULTS for those who prefer distance sessions.

As detailed below in previous updates, we are continuing following with CDC guidelines for hightened cleaning and patient flow.

  • Sanizers are available in strategic locations for all patients
  • All persons entering must fill out a waiver and have a temperature check.
  • We have exceptional non-toxic disinfectants & sanitizers used after every patient for services.

Updated 4/20/2020

We UPDATED Temporay Hours: Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 11am-1pm. With additional hours available as needed. Call (770) 936-9707 Email info@totalwellnesssolutionsatl.com or Reply to the text you may have received.

Our office has also implemented VIRTUAL CONSULTS AND DISTANCE SESSIONS.

Updated 4/13/2020

This is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT times to get checked and support your nervous system (which also controls your immune system). We have the knowledge, experience, and medical treatments necessary to help you maintain your health and wellbeing. We are considered essential and are still open. 

  • We have implemented additional protocol standards with CDC guidelines for us and for patients entering the office.
  • Updated Temporary Hours: Sundays 11-1 , Tuesdays 11-1, Wednesdays, 10-1 & Thursdays 11am-1pm. We have additonal hours available for the community, as needed. Please call or email if you have specific requests. (770) 936-9707 We will do our best to accomodate. info@totalwellnesssolutionsatl.com
  • As a reminder, if you have any symptoms or you have close proximity to someone expressing symptoms, we ask that you stay home to recover.
  • Our office has also implemented VIRTUAL CONSULTS AND DISTANCE SESSIONS. Email or call to schedule. info@totalwellnesssolutionsatl.com

Updated 3/26/2020

It is our honor to be of service and sharing wellness opportunities with our community, especially during this time. Thank you for continuing to support us as well. We are seeing less volume of patients during this time and have shifted hours accordingly.

  • We will be implementing additional protocol standards for patients entering the office starting Sunday 3/29
  • UPDATED Temporary Hours: Sundays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 11am1pm. We will also offer additional hours for the community, as needed. Please call (770) 936-9707 or email info@totalwellnesssolutionsatl.com if you have any specific requests. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule and health needs.
  • As a reminder, if you have any symptoms or you have close proximity to someone expressing symptoms, we ask that you stay home to recover.
  • Dr Melissa is implementing virtual consults. She will share with you some supportive recommendations for your care.

Updated 3/18/2020 @ 11:15am

The Hightlights (Please read the full message below)

  • We are experiencing appointment requests and are modifying our appointment times to see 1 person at a time for zone clearing and adjustments. Please plan accordingly
  • Dr Melissa will only care for 1 person, sanitize, then the next
  • Therapies will have only one person in the room at a time.
  • Decompression/Flex table will only be used with no one on the other table (keeping adequate space between people)
  • The Kids Play items are unavailable (though of course kids are still coming in)
  • Each table is having face shield paper removed and table fully sanitized after every person
  • If you don’t want to lie down, we can just as easily provide adjustment while you are seated  
  • We will begin to sign in for you.
  • We have disinfectant supplies and more on the way
  • Our door may stay open to allow fresh air and reduce need to touch surfaces
  • Stay Strong – Do your part to stop the spread – Keep up with your health promoting strategies

FUTURE IMPORTANT UPDATES are located www.TwsAtl.com/special-updates

To Our Community,

We are living in an evolving situation that we are monitoring closely. We know that this is a difficult time for many people, and we are choosing to stay open (for now) to provide support for our patients who need our help.

You may be asking, why would a chiropractor be needed to serve during a crisis that has to do with a virus? Hopefully you know by now but in case you do not, chiropractic actually has to do with the health of your nervous system. (Many people think chiropractic is only about neck and low back pain.) The reason this is essential during this time is because your nervous system controls and coordinates EVERY system in your body INCLUDING your immune system. During any time of stress (especially times of high stress as we are in now) your nervous system does not function as it should to help keep you healthy. As many of you already know zone clearing & chiropractic adjustments actually have positive effects on the brain leading to lowered stress on the nervous system thus leading to improved immune function and health.

Please know that we are following recommended guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of everyone in the Total Wellness Solutions community. We will keep you informed of all related decisions as soon as possible. We are living in very uncertain times! We have begun to prepare and to act so that we may continue to remain open so long as it is reasonable, feasible, and responsible to do so. The health and well-being of all individuals within our community are of the utmost importance to all of us at Total Wellness Solutions

We plan to follow the guidance of state and public health officials. Currently, we are proceeding as follows with the bullet point list above.

State and public health officials have indicated that the risk to children and young to middle-aged adults is low. We encourage our patients who have immune comprising illnesses, fever and sore throat to use the precautions they need.

It has often been the case, in difficult times, that my chiropractic office has been a vital resource in the communities that I have served. As I have heard from so many this week, that continues to be true.

Finally, we hope you share our gratitude for our staff who continue to work so hard to ensure our care is thorough, safe and welcoming. Thank you for continuing to choose and trust Total Wellness Solutions. It is a such a pleasure to work together to serve you. We know that many of you are experiencing big changes physically, emotionally and socially. Please reply to this email if we can be of assistance. We need one another more than ever on days like these.

Yours, in service & health & peace

Dr Melissa Arnold & the Team of Total Wellness Solutions

PS: Here is what I hope to be helpful information about your neuro-immune function and chiropractic care. Please share this info to someone who could use any of this help.





These studies show an increase in immune cell count following an adjustment:




The study performed by the chief of cancer prevention at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University – Ronald Pero, Ph.D. In his 3 year study, Dr. Pero found that the 107 chiropractic patients had a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care and in fact a 400% greater immune competence than other people who had cancer or other serious diseases. Further, he found that the immune system superiority of those under chiropractic care did not diminish with age. Dr. Pero commented, “I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group experienced a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why it is so dramatically important.” Specifically, the study demonstrated that the cells responsible for engulfing and destroying viruses, bacteria, parasites, and cancer cells are anywhere from 2 times to 4 times more active in people who get regular chiropractic care. Scientifically the study demonstrated that the “phagocytic respiratory burst of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes were enhanced in people that had been adjusted by chiropractors.” Later it was commented by other parties that the study should have taken into account the diet of the patients.

A study from 2011 proved that spinal adjustive care increases IgA levels by 139%. The study surveyed these boosted IgA levels in a stressed population of people. Blood measurements were assessed before and after spinal adjustments and compared to a control group determined to be experiencing the same significant stress. Those receiving spinal adjustments experienced an average increase in IgA of 139% compared to the group that did not receive adjustments.

Dr. Dan Murphy compiled some very interesting data regarding the use of chiropractic care during the Influenza Epidemic of 1918. According to the statistics. influenza patients who were under chiropractic care rather than medical care during this epidemic had significantly higher survival rates. Chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. The funny thing was: Chiropractic patients fared better than the general population. This observation spurred a study of the field. The data reported that flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated .25 percent death rate, a lot less than the normal rate of 5 percent among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care.

In another elegant study by Selano et al, “The Effects of Specific Upper Cervical Adjustments On The CD4 Counts of HIV Positive Patients'” (Chiropractic Research Journal 1994; 3(1): 32-39), the effects of six months of regular chiropractic care on the immune system function of HIV patients was measured. At the end of six months of care, the patients who had received regular adjustments had a 48% increase in the number of CD4+ T cells (p=0.06), whereas the patients who were not adjusted had an 8% decrease in CD4+ cells. (This article is not readily available on the web, but copies are available

Updated 3/17/20.

Message to our Friends & Patients.

We love our community. Currently, we Are still Open and here to serve you as much and to the best ability that we can in this very unique time. There are a lot of unknowns. When or If the time comes to temporarily close our doors due to COVID 19, we will update you. Updated Information can be viewed on this page. www.twsatl.com/special-updates

Staying calm and peaceful, hydrating, taking supportive supplements, choosing activities that bring you joy, getting your nervous system cleared, are all actions to help keep stress at a minimum.

We are taking all necessary precautions and using CDC guidelines to ensure safety in our office while we are open. We are taking one patient for adjustments at a time. Wiping down all equipment, door knobs, patient access areas after each patient, sign ins, and common areas. We are using ozone to clean our space as well. If you have a cold or feeling unwell, we ask that you stay home and take appropriate measures for yourself and not expose other people in the office. We will be happy to guide you in health actions.

To support you, we are offering 25%-40% off all supplements in the office while they last, thru the rest of the month. We have also created the opportunity to support and provide services virtually to our community. Dr Melissa will be doing virtual consults. Andrea Waldman will be providing distance healing sessions with BodyTalk. We will add additional virtual sessions as needed. www.twsatl.com/store

We are proud to be partners in your health journey. It is an honor to share wellness, health, peace and love with you. Please feel free to call, email or use our texting system to connect with us. (770) 936-9707 We are praying for a healthy vibrant free planet with continued support of each other.

in good health, love peace and joy- from Dr Melissa & your team at our Center for Total Wellness Solutions

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