Let's talk about Infrared Sauna!

What are the benefits of an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas are a very effective mechanism for natural healing and prevention. The key is the infrared light, as it has the ability to penetrate human tissue producing a host of anti-aging health benefits and other numerous advantages:

Detoxification: It happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.

Relaxation (sleep improvement): Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep.

Weight loss: It promotes weight loss by detoxifying the body and burning calories while you relax in total comfort.

Pain relief: Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissue, joints and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Blood pressure reduction: Sunlighten infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation.

Improved circulation: Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid infrared range – can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.

Anti-aging: The near infrared wavelengths are the most effective wavelengths for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Near infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone.

Cell health, muscle recovery and immunity: Near infrared light therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenates the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.

Lets get down and DETOX... Fall & Spring is a MUST!

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Are you thinking about trying to detox but are unsure exactly what the benefits may be? When done correctly — that is to say, in a healthy, safe and controlled environment —getting your body clean and healthy can result in a wide range of positive effects. 

In the 21st century, we are exposed to a more complex array of toxic compounds in our air, water, and food than ever before.

Still not convinced? Under the right circumstances, detoxing can help you...

1. Remove toxins from the body. Long-term exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and industrial waste) affects our metabolism, behavior, immune system, and leads to disease. They are stored in tissues and cells throughout the body, including the brain, often for years – yikes!

2. Prevent chronic disease.Environmental toxins are responsible for many cancers, neurological diseases, heart disease, strokes... you name it. Our bodies do have a built-in detox function to deal with these dangers, but those systems are constantly overloaded! Detoxing assists and improves what our bodies are trying to do naturally.

3. Enhance immune system function.A compromised immune system makes us vulnerable to colds and flus, affecting our quality of life and productivity. Regular detoxing helps strengthen immune system functioning and fights off infection.

4. Lose weight.Toxins affect the body's natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are directly linked to weight issues. Detoxing rids the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increases metabolism.

5. Slow premature aging. Detoxing rids the body of free radicals and heavy metals partially responsible for aging. Detoxing helps to increase nutrient absorption, including antioxidants and vitamins that help fight oxidative stress.

6. Improve quality of life.Simply put, our bodies don't function very well when they're loaded with toxins. We may have joint pain, headaches, digestive disorders, sleep problems, and lack of energy. Depression may be eased and memory may be improved as a result of detoxification!

7. Increase energy. You will have more mental, physical, and emotional energy after detoxing. People tend to sleep better and need less of it.

8. Improve skin quality. Diet and environmental toxins undeniably affect skin. Detoxing improves acne, and strengthens hair and nails, and gives us a natural, healthy glow.

9. Mental and emotional clarity. When the body's systems are aligned, a shift also occurs with our mental and emotional states. We can deal with more when we're clear and grounded. We can make better decisions, analyze accurately, and see things differently.

10. Restore balance to our body's systems. Our digestive, nervous, and hormonal systems were designed to work together to achieve optimum health. This is what our bodies want to do! When we overload them with toxins and unhealthy foods, these systems don't work as well as they should and we get sick.

Detoxing brings balance back and helps our systems function properly again.

 

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What Is Acupuncture and How Can It Help You?

What Is Acupuncture and How Can It Help You?

Here at Wellfit Acupuncture,  we offer Chinese, Japanese, Korean and cosmetic acupuncture for pain relief, health and wellness.

Acupuncture Basics

Acupuncture involves inserted thin, sterile needles into the skin at specific points in order to facilitate healing and decrease pain.  Acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the soft tissues and nerves.  It also increases localized blood flow around the insertion points and stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s way of reducing pain.

Health and Wellness with Acupuncture in Boston

One of the biggest benefits of acupuncture is pain relief, especially pain that occurs in the lower back.  Acupuncture has also been known to help with Fibromyalgia symptoms, headaches and migraines, allergies, neck pain, nausea and menstrual cramps.

Acupuncture at On Point Acupuncture & Wellness in Boston

Your acupuncture treatments will start with an initial evaluation to determine where you are in pain and any other symptoms you might be experiencing.  Once our acupuncturist understands your needs, we will determine which type of acupuncture would best benefit you.

Chinese

Chinese acupuncture is the most common form.  This type of acupuncture is used to help balance every aspect of your body from your physical self to your mind and spirit.

Japanese

Japanese acupuncture uses extremely thin needles and fewer needles than Chinese acupuncture.  The premise of Japanese acupuncture involves the five elements of earth, fire, metal, water and wood.  The elements correspond to certain areas of the body and are used to help reduce pain and facilitate health and wellness.

Korean Hand Acupuncture

Korean Hand Acupuncture only uses the hand.  Needles are placed at certain points in the hand in order to treat your ailments and alleviate your pain.

Cosmetic

Cosmetic acupuncture involves inserting needles into the skin on your face in order to improve your appearance.  It can help even your skin tone, reduce acne and help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

To schedule an appointment for acupuncture at our Boston clinic, call us at 617-266-0323

How has acupuncture helped you?

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Chronic stress and its effect on aging…..

NEW RESEARCH ON STRESS AND AGEING

Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho – a hormone that regulates ageing and enhances cognition – researchers at the University of California San Francisco have found.

The study, published this month in Translational Psychiatry, included 90 high-stress caregivers and 88 low-stress controls, most of whom were in their 30s and 40s and otherwise healthy.

Klotho is known to decline with age, but in this cross-sectional study of relatively young women, this decline only happened among the high-stress women. The low-stress women did not show a significant reduction in klotho with ageing.

Scientists know from their work in mice and worms that when klotho is disrupted, it promotes symptoms of ageing, such as hardening of the arteries and the loss of muscle and bone, and when klotho is made more abundant, the animals live longer.

“It will be important to figure out if higher levels of klotho can benefit mind and body health as we age,” said Dena Dubal, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Neurology and senior author of the study. “If so, therapeutics or lifestyle interventions that increase the longevity hormone could have a big impact on people’s lives.”

From clinical experience I also find that women who have suffered from prolonged stress tend to suffer more from menopausal symptoms. I hypothesize that due to the adrenal fatigue which comes from prolonged stress the adrenal glands cannot produce the required levels of oestrogen post menopause which is the normal glandular response. Stress is also a common trigger for hormonal imbalance due to the negative biofeedback system where all the glands are interconnected. When the adrenals activated in prolonged stress the reproductive system automatically begins to shut down. It is a throwback of evolution where during times of famine and stressful times the reproductive capacity of animals reduces to prevent both mother and child from suffering.

Conversely when stress is well managed through yoga, meditation, exercise and adequate sleep levels of DHEA and other antiaging hormones increase. Consistent acupuncture  also works to increase these beneficial antiageing hormones.

3 surprising reasons you might not be getting pregnant 

Infertility affects approximately 6.7 million women in the United States and if you’re trying to get pregnant, you know how disappointing it can be every month to get a negative pregnancy test. But before assuming that in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be your only option which its not , it’s important to prepare your body at least 3 months prior but also  rule out some of the very common and —and often treatable—causes of infertility.  

Here are  three possible reasons why you might be struggling to get pregnant and what you might want to do about it 

1. You don’t ovulate.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause irregular menstrual cycles and an increase in male hormones, affects about  10 percent of women and is one of the most common reasons women don’t ovulate. In addition, being overweight, obese or underweight, as well as having a thyroid imbalance, can affect ovulation.  
What to do: If you already know you don’t ovulate, talk to your acupuncturist. Most of the time PCOS can be treated effectively with proper nutrition,  acupuncture and herbs.

2. It’s his problem.
Male factor infertility is responsible for up to a third of infertility cases. If your guy is overweight, obese or a smoker, it could be affecting your chances of getting pregnant.  

What to do: See your doctor and have your partner lose weight and quit smoking . Remember you pass on everything to your child.  

3. Your fallopian tubes are blocked.
When the fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, tubal factor, which accounts for about 35 percent of infertility, occurs. Tubal factor infertility can be caused by a previous surgery, endometriosis or an STD. “Sexually transmitted diseases, especially chlamydia, years later will contribute to tubal factor infertility,” Hirshfeld-Cytron said.
What to do: “We have to make sure that the tubes are open, otherwise there’s no way for sperm and egg to communicate,”  Ask your doctor  to  screen  you  for tube blockages . 

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