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Health Technologies

Activity Trackers

A wearable device or a computer application that records a person’s daily physical activity, together with other data relating to their fitness or health, such as the number of calories burned, heart rate, etc. Activity trackers have been shown to help with conditions like obesity and sleep apnea. In general, activity trackers have become part of a “next generation” of wearable computers that change how people live and work.

 

Air Quality

Air quality is monitored to check the levels of dust, allergens, chemical pollutants, and humidity. An air purifier placed in the most commonly used areas of the house, these devices, in particular ionic purifiers, can help capture some of the irritants that may trigger respiratory symptoms. Also, a dehumidifier in damp areas will help prevent the growth of mold.

 

Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) Therapy

Audio-Visual Entrainment Therapy (AVE) produces situationally appropriate brain wave frequencies through the process of entrainment (the tendency of physiological processes to mirror environmental stimuli). AVE also increases cerebral blood flow (blood flow in the brain) and increases the metabolization of glucose in the brain for improved functioning of the neurons. The combined outcome of these processes is brain function improvement.  It is an effective, inexpensive alternative therapy for many disorders such as anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.

 

Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control some of your body's functions, such as your heart rate. During biofeedback, you're connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. This feedback helps you make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain. In essence, biofeedback gives you the ability to practice new ways to control your body, often to improve a health condition or physical performance. Biofeedback, sometimes called biofeedback training, is used to help manage many physical and mental health issues, including anxiety, ADHD, Chronic pain, Depression, Focus, Attention and Creativity, Stress, Sleep Problems, Learning Issues, Memory and Sports Performance.

 

Biometrics

Equipment used to monitor and record patients' biological vital health metrics such as heart-rate-variability, blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature, sleep, etc.

 

Biophoton Light Therapy

Biophoton therapy is the application of light to particular areas of the skin for healing purposes. The light, or photons, that are emitted by these units are absorbed by the skin’s photoreceptors and then travel through the body’s nervous system to the brain, where they help regulate what is referred to as our human bio-energy. By stimulating certain areas of the body with specific quantities of light, biophoton therapy can help reduce pain as well as aid in various healing processes throughout the body. The theory behind biophoton therapy is that light can affect the electromagnetic oscillation, or waves of the body and regulate enzyme activity. Energy is necessary for any life form to exist. When this energy becomes disrupted, a number of bodily functions can be affected. Through the use of biophoton therapy, this energy can be rebalanced and strengthened, thus alleviating and improving numerous health conditions. Since body and mind are connected through this energy, we are not only able to improve physical conditions, but this therapy can also aid in achieving a greater state of mental and emotional health. Initially, biophoton therapy was used primarily for cosmetics, skincare, and scalp conditions. It was only much later that their effectiveness was discovered for treating chronic pain and a variety of immunological disorders.

 

Bioregulation Therapy (BRT)

Bioregulation Therapy (BRT) is a unique approach to health and wellness that uses Biofeedback and PEMF-based Electromagnetic Technology to help the body better self-regulate, adapt, and heal naturally. It helps to align the body so the brain can work better. Cellular energy and communication are critical to the body’s adaptation, regulation, and healing processes, which help to maintain overall health and deal with the causes and symptoms of cell deterioration and disease. Every single cell in the body communicates via electromagnetic fields and sustain optimum health – cellular communications must be fluid, precise, and synchronized. In other words, if these critical communications are disrupted or blocked in any way, the body’s cells, tissues, and organs may be compromised, and unhealthy symptoms follow. BRT amplifies the “healthy” harmonic frequencies and sends them back to the cells. Once the cells are working more optimally, the nervous system calms down, and disruptive signals, which have become magnified over time, diminish. BRT promotes an environment for the body to be able to function optimally. The body’s nervous system then uses that feedback to reorganize itself and improve its own intercellular communication. With the feedback, the cells better align themselves within the organ system and the entire body to improve the overall wellness of a consumer.

 

Brain Stimulation Therapy

Brain stimulation therapy is a procedure that uses electrodes or magnets in the brain or on the scalp to treat some serious mental disorders that do not respond successfully to commonly used psychotherapies and medications. There are several types of brain stimulation therapies, including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Brain stimulation therapy can be used to treat conditions ranging from migraines to depression to epilepsy.

 

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms, and increase functionality or assist brain function.

 

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Therapy (CES)

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) uses a cellphone-sized device that stimulates the cranium and brain with a current that cannot usually be sensed by the consumer (below four milliamps). CES is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for insomnia, depression, and anxiety consisting of pulsed, low-intensity current applied to the earlobes or scalp.

 

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart. Electrodes are placed on the skin of the chest and connected in a specific order to a machine that, when turned on, measures electrical activity all over the heart. Output usually appears on a long scroll of paper that displays a printed graph of activity on a computer screen. An EKG can detect areas of muscle deprived of oxygen and/or dead tissue in the heart. Using information provided from an EKG to measure the help of a consumer’s heart, it can be used to treat conditions such as PTSD.

 

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

A technique for studying the electrical currents within the brain. Electrodes are attached to the scalp. Wires attach these electrodes to a machine, which records the electrical impulses. The results are either printed out or displayed on a computer screen. Information from different patterns of electrical impulses displayed can be used to treat conditions ranging from respiratory problems to epilepsy.

 

Electrosmog

Electrosmog is the invisible electromagnetic radiation resulting from the use of both wireless technology and mains electricity. The most common sources of wireless electrosmog are cordless phones. cordless baby alarms. mobile/cellular phone masts/towers/transmitters.

 

Heat Therapy

Heat therapy, also known as thermotherapy, is the use of heat in treatment. Applying heat to an area increases the blood flow, bringing along proteins and oxygen. The overall benefits of heat therapy are very prevalent.  This therapy method is great to decrease joint stiffness, reduce pain and inflammation, and relieve muscle spasms.

 

Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light therapy involves visible red and invisible near-infrared energy being absorbed by photoreceptors in each cell. Once absorbed, the light energy kicks off a whole series of metabolic events, stimulating the body’s natural processes on a cellular level. There is an increase in blood flow, allowing the parts of the body to receive the oxygen and nutrients they need in order to function more effectively. Regeneration is stimulated. Inflammation and pain are reduced.

 

LED Light Therapy

The light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy uses varying LED wavelengths to increase collagen and tissues, all of which can smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of damage from age spots, acne, and wrinkles. There are different frequencies, or wavelengths, used with LED light treatment. These include red and blue light frequencies. They are readily absorbed into the skin without containing harmful ultraviolet rays. Using these varying LED wavelengths, this skincare technique purportedly helps treat acne, reduce inflammation, and promote anti-aging effects. 

 

Meditation Therapy

Meditation therapy is a period of relaxed contemplation, usually to achieve some benefit or goal such as increased spiritual awareness, relaxation, or intellectual fulfillment. Meditation therapy can characterize a wide variety of practices ranging from deep breathing to induce a state of altered consciousness. It often, though not always, requires a specific posture and breathing pattern. Meditation can be used to help reduce asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, and pain.

 

Muscle Stimulation Therapy

Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. It is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any type of spinal cord injury or strokes. Physical therapists and other medical practitioners attach electrodes on the patient’s skin, causing the target muscles to contract. With electric stimulation, the patient can maintain muscle tone and strength that would otherwise waste away due to lack of usage. Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body. It is used in treating conditions like sprains, arthritis, back pain scoliosis, and sciatica. Electric stimulation can be muscular, general, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The muscular type of electric stimulation seeks to strengthen the muscles by reducing muscle spasms. Also known as EMS, this stimulates the skeletal muscle using electric impulses to cause muscle contraction.

 

Noise Cancellation

Noise-canceling headphones or noise-canceling headphones are headphones that reduce unwanted ambient sounds using active noise control. This is distinct from passive headphones which, if they reduce ambient sounds at all, use techniques such as soundproofing. A set of noise-canceling headphones will make your music sound far better than other headphones would in the same situations. Used for sound therapy or to sleep in a noisy environment.

 

Sound Therapy

Sound therapy uses aspects of music to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being. The person being treated partakes in the experience with a trained sound healing practitioner or equipment. There are different types of sound therapy, including vibrational sound therapy, which uses special sounds that produce vibrations thought to improve brain waves. Other types include Vibroacoustic therapy uses audible sound vibrations to improve health and reduce stress. Guided meditation offers a number of health benefits, including stress reduction, decreased anxiety and depression, improved memory, reduced blood pressure, pain reduction, lower cholesterol, decreased risk for heart disease, and stroke. Brainwave entrainment, also known as binaural beats, this method stimulates the brain into a specific state using pulsing sound to encourage your brain waves to align to the frequency of the beat. It’s supposed to help induce enhanced focus, entranced state, relaxation, or sleep. Though the evidence may be limited on some methods, sound healing has been found to be effective for stress reduction and relaxation and has been shown to offer many health benefits. There is little risk of listening to music.

 

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a form of neuromodulation that uses constant, low direct current delivered via electrodes on the head. It can be contrasted with cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), which generally uses alternating current the same way. It was originally developed to help patients with brain injuries or psychiatric conditions like major depressive disorder. tDCS appears to have the potential for treating depression and anxiety.

 

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy (TENS)

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy involves the use of low-voltage electric currents to treat pain. Electrodes or mediums for electricity to travel to the body, placed on the body at the site of pain deliver electricity that travels through the nerve fibers. The electric currents block the pain receptors from being sent from the nerves to the brain. TENS therapy can be used to treat both chronic (long-lasting) and acute (short-term) pain ranging from neck pain to joint, bone, or muscle problems.

 

Vitals

Vital signs (often shortened to just vitals) are a group of the 4  most important signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions. These measurements are taken to help assess the general physical health of a person, give clues to possible diseases, and show progress toward recovery. The normal ranges for a person’s vital signs vary with age, weight, gender, and overall health. There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate), often notated as BT, BP, HR, and RR.

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