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Falling Back Into Health

It’s time to get you active again!

Are you looking to control weight, build self-esteem, boost energy, lift your mood, improve your learning and memory, get better sleep and reverse detrimental effects of stress?

What if I told you that there was one thing that did all of this for you…      EXERCISE!

Research has been showing more and more that being active and getting aerobic exercise can provide all of these “side effects” for you.

If you are having trouble getting back to activity due to past injuries and recent inactivity, Integrative Health can provide you with some helpful therapies.

Exercise for better health

Prolotherapy, Acupuncture and Cryotherapy can all be helpful for you to getting your health back up to par. Once we have you feeling better, then you can get back to activity to get all the positive effects me that you first read about.

The summers have a way of slowing things down. The heat keeps people inside and tends to bring a halt to being active. The loss of physical activity can lead to being out of shape and make us prone to injuries. With the temperatures coming down in the Fall, people are able to come out and play again. As we do return to physical activity, sometimes we have to battle through health issues and injuries. Not to worry, there are many options that are beneficial and will support an active lifestyle. Below are several therapies that can help you get to where you want to be.

Let’s first look at Acupuncture.  This therapy is one of the most widely practiced forms of alternative medicine in the country and the most commonly sought out treatment by adults looking for relief from chronic pain. Some researchers found that acupuncture outperformed standard care when used by people suffering from osteoarthritis, migraines and chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.  Acupuncture involves inserting needles at various places on the body to stimulate energetic flow. Many people are able to get off the table with reduced symptoms and often complete relief. This usually includes a series of treatments as each one helps to balance out the body.

The second therapy that we want to look at is Prolotherapy. It is a technique that reactivates the healing process of the body by injecting a mildly irritating substance – commonly a somewhat concentrated sugar solution along with the painkiller lidocaine – into the injured area to stimulate a temporary low-grade inflammation. In effect, prolotherapy tricks the body into initiating a healing response.  This can be used for both acute and chronic injuries. Prolotherapy is usually a series of treatments that are minimally invasive and cost effective to heal you back to 100%.

The next therapy that is highly beneficial is Cryotherapy. This therapy involves placing an individual in a cryogenic chamber for a short duration of 1.5-3 minutes which lowers the skin surface temperature significantly and stimulates receptors without damaging any tissue. This Temperature drop allows an increase in the immune response from the body, a boost in the body’s metabolic rate and accelerates wound healing. Studies conducted over the last two decades have established Cryotherapy as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders and injuries.  Professional athletes have discovered this therapy as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.

One more therapy to consider this Fall is IV therapy.  This is highly effective for a wide array of benefits including acute cold/flu, various levels of pain, athletic recovery, gastrointestinal issues, detoxification and more. This is a quick and useful way to get high levels of vitamins, minerals and amino acids into the bloodstream to promote a faster therapeutic effect. The IV solution bypasses oral absorption and allows for a higher amount of beneficial nutrients to spread throughout the cells in your body. You can relax while the infusion process runs and take your health back in a day’s time.

With Fall here, it’s time to get ready to become active again! Begin looking into the many therapies discussed above and find out which one is right for you.

If you would like to schedule with one of the physician’s in our office, please contact us at 480-657-0003.  For more Naturopathic Physician’s in your area, visit www.naturopathic.org.

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