Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the body by penetrating the skin with tiny, metal needles. The points coincide with meridians, or energy lines, that run throughout the body encompassing all organs and body systems.
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Naturopathic Skin Treatments
Elapromed is a unique European System that provides a painless non-invasive treatment utilizing transdermalporation technology to deliver natural organic compounds to the skin.
This breakthrough technology enables our naturopathic doctors to help heal acne, rosacea, fill lines and reduce wrinkles and pigmentation.
The formal name for this process is electroporation, a molecular biology technique in which an electrical field is applied to cells in order to increase the permeability of the cell membrane, thus allowing compounds (formulations) to be introduced into the cells.
Transdermalporation is our patented variation of electroporation. This technique reorganizes the cells to open mesopores. Scientific studies have shown that, via transdermalporation, mesopores are opened for a period of time ranging from 15 seconds to a few minutes.
The diameter of the mesopores are between 40 – 250 microns, allowing Elapromed technology to deliver 70 ml of compounds up to one centimeter deep into the skin within a half hour time frame. The concentration of delivered actives into the skin is approximately 99%.
Unsurpassed in the absorption of stem cells and vital actives, Elapromed is CSA approved and has been labeled as the most advanced European system for healthy anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.
Saunas are extremely beneficial as they stimulate detoxification pathways. Some research suggests that FIR saunas promote a leaching of spirochetes from tissues and into the blood stream where the herbs are more able to kill them off. Daily saunas are highly recommended when recovering from chronic illness.
FIR saunas operate at a much lower temperature than Swedish saunas, making them more comfortable to those who have strong heat intolerance. They detoxify the tissue much more deeply and target both fat and water soluble toxins. You sweat just as much, but do not get as hot as a traditional sauna.
Detoxifying the body is essential to maintaining good health. Ion Cleanse sessions provide a through and efficient way to detoxify the body of these toxins and wastes, in combination with healthy lifestyle choices. A series of Ion Cleanse footbath sessions will help you to maintain high energy levels and long-term wellness. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes. Your feet are placed in warm water along with the Ion Cleanse Detox array. Within seconds the Ion Cleanse Detox system begins neutralizing and removing toxins. This unique method of treatment works through a magnetic field created within the foot bath.
This magnetic charge pulls the toxins from the bottom of your feet where the pores are large allowing the toxins be released. Healthy individuals can expect to feel lighter and experience a greater feeling of well- being from each ionic foot bath session. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, has found this therapy to be most beneficial in its capacity to cleanse the kidneys specifically. One thing is for sure, this is one of the most gentle detoxification therapies offered.
Neuro vs. Traditional Chiropractic
Currently, most conventional chiropractors focus on goals like decreasing muscular spasm, increasing range of motion and temporary reducing pain through spinal manipulation, often with the help of various therapies. These are all excellent goals and many chiropractors are good at helping people in this way.
If, however, your condition is related to neuro abnormality in the spine, then you may require someone who focuses on the area of new chiropractic.
Dr. Amanda Chan practices a unique approach called neuro-optimization.
If the amount of electricity running through the wires in your house were too high, would it be reasonable to suggest that your lights could burn out faster or your appliances be less efficient? Do you think over time that you may actually have to replace faulty major appliances as a result of this abnormal electrical current?
Similar to the wiring in your house, your body has ‘wires’ that deliver information throughout. When there is too much or too little ‘current’, neuro abnormalities can occur.
Dr. Amanda’s goal is to look for underlying neuro abnormalities which can cause many secondary conditions or symptoms.
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BrainMapping and Neurofeedback Training are now offered at BioHeal Ottawa to children and adults.
Disturbances in the normal distribution of ones’ brainwaves are often consistent with known conditions. Through BrainMapping we can observe the present distribution of brainwaves – what frequencies are being over or underproduced at specific locations within the brain. Neurofeedback Training then allows one to train the brain back to a closer approximation of normal brainwave distribution, and the results are most often permanent. The training has been seen to benefit conditions such as ADD, concussion and traumatic brain injury, PTSD, fear/anxiety, insomnia and memory/cognition.
By training on a regular basis people can change the activity level of different areas of the brain. The method to do so is as simple as watching a movie or listening to music. A computer connection (through a pair of sensors) reads their brainwaves. And when the brainwaves begin to appear properly ordered the system feeds back that information to the individual. Although training utilizes operant conditioning, it is all done on an unconscious level, making the sessions incredibly easy and comfortable. Even so, it can quite literally change brain structure and function.
How does one do Neurofeedback Training?
When Neurofeedback Training is done, we have the client sit in a chair and typically watch a movie. The system puts a shaded layer over the movie image. The shading is a computer controlled program which is designed to disappear when the clients’ brainwaves organize themselves in a desired (corrective) distribution. The shade appears and disappears throughout the time you are watching the movie. However, subconsciously your brain is working hard to find a way to see the movie without the shade present because it is easier to watch in that state. It’s like a reward for the brain when the shade disappears. Over time, the brain is trained into using different parts of the brain, different levels of power over different frequencies… all subconsciously.
Magnetic field therapy works in the cell and supports the functioning of inner regulation mechanisms while enhancing the self-healing capacity. The action of magnetic field therapy may be summarized according to three main effects:
1) Increased blood circulation.
Thermographic photography shows the increase of circulation under a pulsed electromagnetic field. This leads to a better nutrition and rejuvenation of cells.
2) Improved oxygen supply.
The PEMF ensures increased oxygen extraction (deoxygenation) and enriches the tissue with oxygen. The exchange of oxygen is extremely fast in the basic tissues. Here the oxygen partial pressure rises by 400 - 800% therefore all cells breath and function better and better.
3) Enhanced Metabolism - PEMF enhances both anabolism and catabolism.
PEMF influences the ion concentration on both sides of the cell membrane. They exert a positive effect on the cellular metabolism and thus on the functioning of the complete system. They do that within a defined region of frequency and amplitude (the so called window effect). The function of the sodium-potassium pump, which is responsible for maintaining the negative potential in the cell, is also fundamentally influenced by the effect of alternating magnetic fields. The sodium potassium pump is an enzyme located on the cell membrane. It transports NA+ ions out of the cell and K+ ions into the cell. Another well-known effective mechanism is the influence on the stimulus threshold of the nerve cells through an accumulation or a removal of charge carriers. This mechanism can cause a decrease in pain over a longer period.
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BioHeal became aware of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) through our circle of International Lyme doctors. Their experience with FSM was so encouraging that BioHeal immediately added it among its core therapeutic offerings. FSM has been described by many practitioners as a game changer in the area of pain management (in particular, fibromyalgia and myofascial pain), neurological trigger points and Vagus nerve reset.
FSM is also effective at healing “other” pain associated with nerves, inflammation, scarring, spine and disc issues, injuries to ligaments, tendons and bursa, stress fractures. It can also help speed up the healing of muscles and joints immediately after surgery or accidents.
Our Electrical Bodies
In 1985, Dr Robert Becker wrote his seminal book, The Body Electric, and hailed a new era around how to heal the body with frequencies and electric fields.
The human body is an electrical conductor. Your cells generate electrical current and do so in the microamp range. These microcurrents (a millionth of an amp) are 1,000 times weaker than the TENS device your physiotherapist may have used on your aches. They are so faint that you don’t feel them when receiving FSM treatment. What makes this treatment a game changer is that through working with Microcurrents we can now work in biological resonance with your body.
The Principle of Biologic Resonance occurs because microcurrent frequencies can resonate with the biologic tissue when the correct frequency is applied. As Dr. Becker found, each cell has an ideal resonant frequency. When your body experiences any type of injury, trauma or stressor, the normal resonant frequency of that tissue is altered. The desired effect of FSM is to return the tissue back to its normal frequency.
FSM has the capability to increase ATP (energy) production in the cells of your body by as much as 500%. Doing so dramatically increases the tissue’s healing rate. The change in the tissue is unmistakable. Scars, muscle tension and adhesions will often suddenly soften and become “smooshy”. Trigger points often become less painful and inflammation subsides within a single treatment when the “correct” frequency is applied. Changes are often long lasting and in many cases permanent.
Why consider FSM Treatment?
FSM can treat medical conditions that would be more difficult with manual therapies. Certain body tissues can be affected by FSM treatment that would be too deep to reach with manual interventions. Noteworthy to us is its ability to remodel scar tissue, for instance.
Benefits of FSM treatment include:
FSM treatments address a wide variety of physical conditions:
Our body has a network of connective tissue – fascia – that connects everything. Over our entire body, each muscle, tendon and ligament is encapsulated in its own fascia sheath. Since it completely encases our body, any disturbances in it can cause issues. If fascia is restricting our nerves, we may feel nerve pain. If it is restricting our muscles from relaxing we may feel cramps.
Following the adage, “motion is lotion”, your massage therapist will feel for myofascial areas that seem stuck, where interconnections of fascial tissues with joint capsules, nerves and muscular tissue have less ability to “slide and glide”. In these areas, adhesions will be blamed. This is where your massage therapist can use Myofascial Release to free up any uneven tightness in areas where fascia is disturbed.