New age healing is becoming the science to create and maintain health by utilizing “whole-systems medicine”. This is the basis of “Functional Medicine” treating the whole body at the same time to heal, instead of managing or masking symptoms of diseases. Whole systems medicine recognizes certain processes that account for 90 percent of our illness and diseases. They are:
- Environmental Toxins
- Poor Nutrition
- Adrenal and Thyroid Depletion
- Impaired and Sluggish Metabolism
- Oxidative Stress/Rusting of our internal organs
- Lack of Detoxification
All these processes can and will lead to Allergies, Diabetes, Depression, Obesity, Skin Conditions, Premature Aging, Stress, and Learning Impairment in adults and even contribute to Autism in children.
Functional medicine has recognized certain healing technologies that can actually promote healing and impact the course of disease. Some of these technologies can be found in one application call the Pod or “Le Pod”
The pod is a healing vehicle that uses modalities such as LED light therapy, Heat Therapy, Vibrational Therapy and Oxygen Therapy, ALL IN ONE!
Infra-Red Light Therapy, first researched by NASA for use in the Space Program,
proved it therapeutic in faster wound healing with 50% faster healing of USS
crewmember’s laceration when exposed to LED light, greater than 40% improvement
in musculoskeletal training injuries in NAVY SEAL team and concluded that LED
therapy in conjunction with oxygen therapy WILL enhance the natural wound
healing process through the facilitation of:
- Stimulation of collagen and increase phagocytosis (the body’s natural ability to seek out and discard of dead and degenerated cells).
- Stimulating the production of granular and connective tissue.
NASA research concluded that LED THERAPY is the future of wound healing.
Due to the ability of RED and near-infrared light wavelengths used, this therapy is able to pass through up to one inch deep, thus it “kick-Starts” the cells ability to create more energy(ATP) and improve cell repair(DNA/RNA anti-oxidant) . In all, will REPAIR INJURED CELLS!
Effects of LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) Therapy
- Stimulates ATP (energy)- this will increase your metabolism and increase your basal metabolic rate (BMR) very similar to physical activity. A 30 minute session can burn upwards of 600 calories. The body’s “Weight Set Point” is decreased to adjust for fat to be burned at a higher rate. ONLY BY CHANGING YOUR METABOLISM AND INCREASING YOU BMR CAN YOU PERMANENTLY LOOSE AND REACH IDEAL WEIGHT FOR YOUR AGE.
- Relaxes muscles, reduces nerve excitability and stimulates nerve transmission: All this will aid in conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Tendinitis, Diabetic Neuropathy, and Bursitis.
- Restores natural sleep, combats fatigue and depression
- More and more evidence is surfacing in LED ability to aid in skin tightening and anti-aging properties such as skin toning and reduction of cellulite, diminishing wrinkles.
- FDA approval infrared light for arthritis pain and Inflammation.
Effects of Vibrational Therapy
- Whole Body Vibration- activates the muscles’ tendon and spindles- we exercise the muscles without overloading the joints. This will enhance local circulation and lymphatic drainage thus accelerating tissue repair.
- Whole body vibration therapy is a potential therapy for age-related loss of musculoskeletal competence.
- NASA Research- Vibration therapy can reduce if not prevent bone loss.
- Prevents Osteoporosis.
- Non-exhausting increase in muscle power
- Vibration therapy causes the glands to provide natural lubrication to joints, reducing back and joint pains and stiffness.
Effects of Heat Therapy (Thermotherapy)
The Pod is capable of increasing core body temperature upwards of 180 degrees. This will have local effects on the body:
- Vasodilatation-increase blood flow promotes healing
- Decrease muscle spasm
- Increase elasticity of ligaments and muscles
- Pain reduction and sedation of nerves
Systemic Effects of Thermotherapy:
- Increase body temperature- Burn Calories
- Increase Pulse rate- Cardio workout
- Increase respiratory rate- Pulmonary conditioning
- Decrease Blood Pressure
The effects Heat combined by the effects of LED light Therapy promotes a detoxifying sweat which will help rid the body of toxins and allergens. Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy.
Sweating can promote weight loss. Studies have shown that 30 minutes of sweating can burn up to 600 calories which is equivalent to running 2-3 miles. All this can be accomplished while lying down in the comfort of the “POD”.
Effects of Oxygenation
Oxygen is our Life Force. It is the fuel required for proper operation of ALL body systems. It gives our body the ability to rebuild itself, detoxifies the blood, and strengths the immune system.
- Increases energy levels
- Increases stamina and endurance
- Rapid fatigue recovery
- Lowers resting heart rate
- Relieves pain
- Improves circulation
- Sleep better
- Strengthens the immune system
- Heightens concentration and alertness
- Calms the nervous system
- Improves memory
- Relieves headache
- Accelerates healing time for injuries
- Allows the body to direct enough oxygen to its primary functions without having to draw on valuable reserves
- Enhances the absorption of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and other important nutrients.
- Kills infectious bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, but does not harm the “good” microorganisms the body needs.
- Increases fat metabolism resulting in loss of body fat
- Improves chemical imbalances in the body
- Lowers blood pressure
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Helps reverse premature aging
- Relieves symptoms of PMS in women
- Helps displace damaging free radicals
- Helps neutralize harmful toxins in cells, tissues and bloodstream