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More people are dealing with pain, inflammation, and chronic health concerns than ever before. You have a passion for seeing people live healthier, happier, and more whole. In a world that seems to be getting sicker and more out of touch with what matters, I'm excited to share emerging, innovative therapies that can help reduce systemic or localized inflammation, increase energy, and enjoy a better quality of life. Before we get into these therapies, we need to first talk about some of the most prevalent health concerns of our modern age.
Today's Greatest Health Challenges
Our world looks a lot different from what our ancestors lived through. Life seemed simpler then --- many worked and lived off the land. But with time came scientific discoveries, industrial revolutions, and the desire for progress that led us to much of where we are today. There's a lot to be grateful for, especially in the world of medicine. But with all the advances, the rates of diseases, conditions, and illnesses we see today seem to be rising just as fast. In fact, some of the most common health issues we face today are:
Lack of Physical Activity
A doctor I worked with for years once coined the phrase, "We weren't built for the 21st century " --- and I'd have to agree. We have a hard time keeping up with the demands of modern society, especially here in America. The growing economic turmoil, lack of human connection, lack of quality food, and a never-ending search for purpose and meaning are showing up in our bodies as chronic stress, which leads to other problems. Wouldn't it be great if we knew our risk for certain health conditions before they became a problem?
Prevention Through Assessment
For years, the world of healthcare has been on the defense. Now, preventative medicine is quickly gaining momentum, and more resources are needed to guide our clients and patients as they navigate their wellness journey.
LifeCheck™ is one such resource. This easy-to-take assessment is a powerful tool that gives you a glimpse into what your future health could look like. By answering a few simple questions, you can see what areas of your health need to be addressed so you can live a fuller, healthier life.
Imagine what this could mean for your practice. Including this simple assessment as part of a comprehensive treatment approach can create a better healthcare experience, with the potential of improving treatment outcomes overall.
We may have many assaults on our health today, but we also have more resources than ever to help determine our likelihood of developing some of these health concerns.
Innovative Therapies to Consider
As the health and wellness industry grows, preventative and regenerative medicine are leading with innovative solutions for the most common concerns, including:
The following are three specific therapies that have been scientifically shown to improve health and wellness outcomes on a variety of levels.
Red Light Therapy
Our world is colored by both visible and invisible light. Red light is part of the spectrum, close to infrared wavelengths but visible to the naked eye. Discovered by Endre Mester in the 1960s, red light therapy (RLT) has been used for decades to promote cellular growth in both plants and animals. Now, it’s being used in medical and wellness facilities, spas, gyms, and other wellness businesses around the world for its many potential benefits.
What do we know about RLT? Research is still ongoing, but the red light is thought to work by fueling your mitochondria. This is the “power center” of your cells, which produces ATP.
By increasing the energy input into each of your cells, your body is better equipped to repair and regenerate tissues on all levels of the body.
Red light therapy is most commonly known for its skin rejuvenation effects. The light penetration to skin tissue may help:
Reduce cellular inflammation
Increase blood circulation
Stimulate collagen production
Increase fibroblast production
Speed up wound healing
Reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines
Improve visible signs of acne
Enhance cognitive function
Improve hair growth in cases of genetic androgenic alopecia
Ease dental pain and discomfort
Improve eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis
In addition to skin benefits, some research suggests RLT can ease inflammation and pain in those suffering from Achilles tendinitis.
Red light therapy is generally recognized as safe for most people. No negative side effects are currently reported while using this type of therapy, but long-term studies are still being conducted. Eye protection is highly recommended when using this therapy, especially on the face. If your clients/patients are looking for non-toxic, non-invasive ways to improve their skin concerns, red light therapy may be an option.
The next therapy uses electromagnetic frequencies to help encourage blood flow and enhance performance.
Pulse Electromagnetic Frequency (PEMF) Therapy
Healthy circulation is imperative to good health, and some of the most common recommendations to keep circulation healthy include regular exercise and a healthy diet. But what about the outside stressors that slow down microcirculation? Many of the health problems we face today involve poor circulation, like:
Dry, cold, or discolored skin
Slower recovery time
Life is in the blood, and when it's not nourishing tissues like it needs to, our health suffers. Pulse Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy is a way to encourage healthy blood flow throughout the body. Let's get into the science.
Think of blood flow in terms of highways and backroads. You may heard of the term “macrocirculation” which refers to how blood flows to and from organs through arteries, veins, and capillaries <100μm in diameter. In contrast, microcirculation refers to blood flow between the small vessels embedded in the organs. Microcirculation through capillaries helps to:
Deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues
Remove CO2, toxins, and metabolic waste
Research shows that when microcirculation is impaired, these functions are limited. This can lead to a bioenergetic deficiency, buildup of toxins, inflammation, and signs of aging.
PEMF therapy can help slow down, and in some cases reverse, this impairment in a way that's both non-invasive and non-toxic.
The Benefits of PEMF
By sending out targeted electromagnetic pulses, your body’s natural ability to regulate itself is re-stimulated. Low-intensity PEMF therapy has been shown to help:
Increase oxygenation of tissues
Slow down aging mechanics
Boost physical performance and recovery
With the increase in cardiovascular disease, pain, and autoimmune concerns, imagine offering a non-invasive, drug-free way to promote better health and potentially reduce the risk of developing some of these health concerns in your community.
The Risks of PEMF
This type of therapy is designed to be complementary and not replace traditional therapies. While most tolerate PEMF therapy well, some may be sensitive and experience skin irritations from electromagnetic stimulation. Certain precautions should be taken with those who have insulin pumps, pacemakers, or other electronic machinery. Pregnant or menstruating women should also be more cautious.
The last therapy I'll be discussing is stem cell reactivation patches.
Stem Cell Reactivation Therapy
What are stem cells, and why are they important? Stem cells are cells in your body that essentially don't have a job yet. Created in the bone, blood, brain, and skin, these powerful cells repair damaged cells and tissue. They can also turn into other skin cells, liver cells, bone cells, and more. When you were young, your body created stem cells quickly and efficiently. As we age, however, our bodies don't produce as many. This leads to what we often think of as "slowing down" and "getting old" and can manifest in:
Bone density changes
Fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots
Many things on the market offer anti-aging or longevity effects ---- pills, creams, and injections to name a few. But many of these products are broken down before you receive the full benefits. What if there was a way to reverse the effects of aging on a cellular level?
Photobiomodulation is a type of light therapy that uses light sources to help relieve symptoms of pain, and inflammation, as well as induce cell proliferation and stem cell differentiation. Your body emits light in the form of heat. This heat is also found on the infrared spectrum. Using a transdermal patch that traps and reflects this infrared energy back into your body stimulates a copper peptide within the cells. By utilizing acupressure points, the transdermal patches stimulate your own body’s healing and regenerative abilities, including stem cells. Depending on the person and the current health challenges they face, this intelligent technology can reprogram thousands of genes back to a younger, more vibrant version of yourself!
Unlike expensive stem cell injections, these small patches can easily be worn anywhere on the body. It's an easier and more affordable way to reap the benefits of stem cell therapy. By reprogramming and regulating thermodynamic energy flow throughout the body, many experience:
Faster wound healing
Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
Enhanced cognitive abilities
Due to the nature of this wearable apparatus, there is little to no risk when wearing the patches. Those with skin sensitivity may experience some irritation, if any.
Recent years have shifted the way people view their health. As more people understand the holistic connection of mind, body, and soul, technologies are being developed to better promote natural healing abilities and enhance longevity.
If you found this helpful or would like to talk more about any of the above therapies, please let me know. I am a certified independent distributor for both PMEF devices and stem cell reactivation patches and would love to partner with you as you continue changing the lives of others.
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