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7 Things To Do If You Underpronate Or Overpronate

When Feet Overpronate Or Underpronate, Lots Of Leg And Back Problems Follow

It gets a bit of a bad rap, but pronation is actually a natural element of walking. Pronation is what aids the feet’s shock absorbing qualities. So pronation, in and of itself, is not what causes foot and leg pain. But when we overpronate or underpronate…well, that’s another matter.

The technical name for under- or overpronation is supination. When the foot underpronates, the natural act of pronation is too abbreviated. When the foot has a tendency to overpronate, the natural roll inward is too much. Over- and underpronation are among the most common reasons for pain and mobility problems related to the feet and ankles. Abnormal pronation accounts for many postural problems that can lead to chronic, painful lower body conditions.

According to Becker’s Orthopedic Review, orthopedic surgeons now exceed cardiologists in annual earnings. This comes as no surprise to the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), which reports that chronic foot, ankle, knee, and back pain are among the most common reasons patients come to them for therapy. While people are relieved to find an alternative to invasive surgery –which is usually followed by long periods of rehabilitation, they are often shocked to learn that they may have been able to nip their chronic condition in the bud by correcting their feet’s tendency to under- or overpronate.

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It is believed that collapsed arches affect most industrial-world adults.

To one extent or another, collapsed arches (also known as flat feet) are believed to affect the majority of adults in the industrialized world. When feet tend to overpronate, it is usually because of one or more of the following reasons:

  • Footwear doesn’t support the feet properly
  • Weak legs
  • Daily walking on a flat, hard surface

All of the above can contribute to the breakdown of the foot’s soft tissue structures. This can cause joints to become too loose which, in turn, cause the bones in feet to shift.

There is little wonder, then, that feet which under- or overpronate are a regular source of pain. But the foot pain is just part of the story. Walking and posture problems may begin there, but pain and mobility issues regularly migrate upward to affect ankles, calves, and knees. Abnormal pronation can also be the root cause of back pain. When left undiagnosed, over- or underpronation can lead people to misunderstanding the reason for their lower back pain and wondering why they can’t get consistent relief.

Feet that under- or overpronate affect how a person stands, runs, and distributes body weight, increasing the risk of injury during activities like exercising, dancing, or even simply picking up a child or grandchild for a hug.

The Basics Behind Feet That Under- Or Overpronate

Naturally, no one has a body that is perfect in its symmetry and balance. That means that most people’s feet have a tendency to under- or overpronate. The problem occurs when the pronation is excessive to the point that it adversely affects the normal gait cycle.

So what causes the feet to have pronation abnormalities? By and large, it is generally caused by one or more of the following:

  • Muscular compensation that is the body’s response to poor posture or old injuries.
  • Poor running form (particularly common in athletics).
  • When circumstances like too little activity, limited range of motion, or age-related stiffness cause lower body to become weak.
  • Overuse, such as excessive exercise or having to stand for long durations.
  • Cartilage loss in the subtalar joint (where the foot and ankle meet)of the foot.
  • Dysfunction or injury of the tibialis posterior tendon, which attaches the calf muscle to the bones on the inside of the foot.

Typical Symptoms Of Feet That Under- Or Overpronate

Foot pain is, of course, the single most common symptom when a foot tends to under- or overpronate abnormally. Types of pain and other symptoms related to excessive pronation include:

  • Pain that moves from the foot upward. It is usually felt when the sufferer stands for extended periods, walks or runs. It may very well spread from the underfoot to the thighs and even the back.
  • Ankles or heels that swell.
  • Stiffness, loss of function, and a reduction in the foot or lower body’s range of motion.

This all may seem scary. But there is good news. Your feet can be “taught” to improve their function. In most cases, the tendency to under- or overpronate can be “trained” away.

Overpronating Or Underpronating. Which One Is Happening to You?

Overpronation

The tendency to overpronate abnormally happens when the foot rolls excessively when you walk or run. But it can also occur when you stand. Over a period of time, the arches of the feet “collapse” and roll inward, flattening too much toward the ground.

When feet overpronate, the first and second toes are forced to absorb too much shock. When walking or running, the front of the foot must depend too much on the first and second toes to push off the ground. The result of this abnormal pressure can be foot pain. A foot with a tendency to overpronate is more susceptible to injuries such as runner’s knee, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis.

Underpronation

With underpronation, the foot insufficiently rolls when it lands while walking, running, or other foot placement activities. Not enough of the outer foot absorbs the shock.

In the case of underpronation it is the outer toes of the foot that must bear the better part of the weight as the foot pushes away from the ground. Again, foot pain can result. Common injuries include iliotibial band syndrome of the knees, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. It can also be the underlying reason for general instability and stiffness.

Knowing When You Have A Tendency To Under- Or Overpronate

Make no mistake. The tendency to under- or overpronate abnormally may not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye. The problem can often be caused by very minute changes in ankle, knee, or hip alignment. You may not become aware of abnormal pronation until you notice visible changes in your posture or suffer joint strain.

So, how can the average person be more aware of a tendency to under- or overpronate? One of the best ways is to understand what a healthy posture should look and feel like.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

To check for any tendencies to under- or overpronate, begin at the toes:

  1. Stand with your shoes and socks off. Face straight ahead. With hands resting on thighs, straighten the back upright.
  2. Now look down, checking the stance of legs, ankles, and toes.
  3. The feet and knees should be facing forward or with only a minor external rotation of the toes outward.
  4. The toes should be pointing in the same forward direction as the feet and ankles. There should be no rolling inward or outward of either ankles or knees, other than very slightly.
  5. Do the knees seem to roll inward while the toes point outward? This is an indication of overpronation.
  6. Or do the knees face outward? This is an indication of underpronation.

Another way to check for any tendencies to under- or overpronate is to physically draw a line on the front of your legs (remember! Don’t use permanent marker!). The line should run from the thighs, over the knees, and to the ankles.

Does the line curve at any particular area? If it seems to curve inward, that indicates overpronation. If it seems to curve outward, that indicates underpronation.

How Abnormal Pronation Is Diagnosed

A physical examination of the hips, legs, and feet by a trained professional is the first step. Besides looking for signs of excessive pronation and imbalances, special attention is paid to any loss of function. You’ll be examined for any possible nerve damage as well as other problems with functionality and pain.

Whether you show a tendency to under- or overpronate, a common recommendation is to begin with orthotic shoe inserts. By correcting alignment, these are often effective in the relief of foot pain by resolving abnormal pronation or supporting flat feet.

In severe cases, physical therapy, medication, or regenerative therapy may come into play.

When the feet under- or overpronate to the point where severe problems arise, physical therapy (PT) may be in order. The patient will be trained in custom stretches and exercises designed to retrain the hips, legs, knees, ankles, and feet to balance weight properly.

Feet that under- or overpronate abnormally can, in some cases, contribute to tissue and joint inflammation that can be acute or even chronic. When this happens, anti-inflammatory medication might be prescribed. If pain ever becomes very bad, some doctors might also prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to decrease swelling and tissue/joint inflammation.

Today, regenerative medicine methods like stem cell and/or platelet rich plasma therapies are used regularly when abnormal pronation has caused damage to the joints of the hips and/or knees and ankles. It is quite rare today for patients who suffer from acute or chronic joint or foot pain to have to resort to surgery. But, even in cases where this must be done, regenerative therapies are often used as an auxiliary treatment to speed healing and reduce time spent in rehabilitation.

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5 Ways To Resolve Overpronation Naturally

  1. Make Improvements to Posture and Walking/Running Form

Poor posture and form play a large underlying role in leg, heel, and foot pain. Injury and the tendency of the feet to overpronate can arise repeatedly when posture and/or form issues aren’t corrected.

Among the signs to look for that warn you’re not using correct form in walking or running include:

  • The arches don’t roll upward when your feet strike the ground.
  • The heel strikes the ground too hard and abruptly without rolling evenly forward.
  • The toes don’t lift properly as your foot goes into its forward roll to complete the step.

To help correct any tendencies to overpronate, work on the following:

  • Focus on having the outer side of the foot/heel make first contact with the ground.
  • If you’re a runner, consider landing closer to mid-foot, especially if you’re a heavy heel striker. Work on making a softer landing. When you don’t lead with the heel, landing more lightly becomes natural.
  • Increase your number of steps slightly. A small increase per minute can help keep you find a more naturally healthy foot placement.
  • Avoid making your toes do the bulk of the push at the lift-off point.

Keep in mind that you’ll be teaching your mind and body a new habit in form. If you have a tendency to overpronate, you may have using poor form for years. So be patient with yourself as you develop the new form. Eventually your body will get on board with the better gait and it will feel natural and come more easily to you.

YouTube has many good videos demonstrating good walking form.

  1. Give Your Legs Better and More Frequent Stretches

When you overpronate excessively, the muscles of the legs and lower back experience increased stress. They can feel sore and stiff, which can worsen matters. Ensuring that the legs received proper stretching before and after working out helps increase flexibility, motion range, and circulation.

A good stretch session for your calves and hamstrings can include:

Using a foam roller on your calves just before stretching (assuming your doctor gives you the okay to use one). Foam rollers help loosen knots and micro-tensions. When you find tender spots, focus the roll on each one for about thirty seconds. Remember not to roll back and forth too quickly.

Simple and effective calf raises can be done by sitting on the edge of a couch or chair with your feet flat on the floor. Using one leg at a time, keep the heel of the foot on the floor while you lift and point your toes toward the ceiling. You should feel the stretch in your calf. Maintain the stretch for about thirty seconds, so that you feel a stretch in your calf muscle. Hold for 30 seconds, then do the same with the other leg, three times per leg.

Do some old-fashioned toe touches. In a standing position, make sure your legs are straight. Bend from the waist and stretch as far toward the floor as you safely can. Hold the stretch for about thirty seconds. Toe touches can be done with legs together or stretched wide. You can do the stretch against the wall for a little balance support if needed. Repeat a few times.

Ankle rolls can be done lying on your back. Lift your legs in the air and rotate your ankles gently. Do several rolls clockwise, then counter clockwise. You can do both ankles at once, or lift each leg separately. A few sets per ankle will do nicely.

Consider learning yoga. Yoga’s benefits are many, and two of the prime ones is effective stretching that relieves tight legs and improves overall flexibility.

STRETCHING

  1. Find a Physical Therapist that Specializes in Soft Tissue Massage

A professional soft tissue massage loosens and activates muscles. When used on the lower back, hips, and legs, it aids in the restoration of proper alignment and breaks up tissue adhesions/scar tissue. When applied to the feet, soft tissue massage can help in the alleviation of arch conditions.

If you presently overpronate to excess, don’t be discouraged. Neither over- nor underpronation has to be a permanent condition. Muscles and joints can be trained to distribute body weight in a healthy manner. Professional assistance can make the “re-set” go more easily.

Professional soft tissue massage/functional rehabilitation is especially beneficial for those who must stand for long periods of time daily, those who are professional or serious amateur athletes, or those who are highly active day in and day out.

  1. Make Sure You Wear Quality Support Shoes

Have you looked at the wear pattern on the heels and outsoles of your shoes? When you overpronate, you’ll see more wear on the inward part than the outward. You may even feel the shoes’ tendency to roll inward, especially if they are very worn down. Choosing the right shoes and sneakers can go a long way in helping you avoid lower back, leg, and foot pain.

Below are tips to help you choose the best footwear for those who overpronate:

  • Select thicker, firmer shoes to help with motion stability. Shoes that are flimsy and too flexible offer poor arch support. If you have fallen arches, this can increase your risk of injury.
  • Look for shoes with multi-density midsoles. These are shoes that have more than two layers of density at the center of the shoe’s outsole. The multi-density can help prevent the foot’s tendency to overpronate.
  • Adding quality arch supports to the inner sole your shoes can help relieve foot pain and pressure. These can be custom-made, but well-constructed arch supports that are mass produced are also available.
  1. Properly Treat Calluses & Bunions

When you overpronate, bunions and calluses can form. This can begin an unhealthy cycle, in that bunions and calluses can rub against the shoe, causing you discomfort which –in turn- can promote even more abnormal pronation. Choose wider footwear and properly padding bunions and calluses to help put a stop to the cycle.

If foot pain from bunions and calluses becomes worse, try applying ice several times daily for twenty minutes at a time. Elevating the sore foot helps to reduce swelling. So does a self-applied foot massage using essential oils that are anti-inflammatory, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender.

Underpronation The Problem? Try These Natural Treatments

  1. Loosening Muscles that are Susceptible to Injuries Due to Underponation

The stretching exercises outlined above for those who overpronate are also great for people who underpronate. For those with sufficient overall body strength and flexibility, adding a stretch known as the “crab crawl” or “crab walk” to those above can be a real help.

Try, also, rolling a tennis ball across the length of the bottom of each foot to massage the fascia muscles. If you prefer, massaging the fascia with your hands works well, too.

  1. Strengthening Your Legs

To strengthen weak leg muscles, try the exercises below:

  • Squats
  • Lunges (not just the forward kind, but side lunges, too)
  • Calf Raises
  • Uphill Walking
  • Sprinting
  1. Get Rid of Over-Worn Footwear!

Whether you under- or overpronate, footwear that is too worn should be replaced. This is especially important for people who must stand for long periods or who exercise regularly.

A good way to know if your shoes need to be replaced is to set them on a flat surface. Look at the outer edges. If they tilt outward, you underpronate. If they tilt inward, you overpronate. Those who underpronate will likely have better relief from hip, leg, and foot pain by wearing more flexible, lightweight footwear. Lighter weight shoes tend to hold up better with foot motion for those who underpronate, as opposed to overpronate.

What To Do If Pronation Causes Chronic Pain

In most cases, tendencies to under- or overpronate can be overcome by learning better movement form and correcting poor posture. And the importance of quality, properly fitting shoes that fit every level of activity cannot be stressed enough.

But when pain becomes chronic, it can be due to damage that must be addressed in addition to the above solutions. Today, the therapeutic methods of regenerative medicine has greatly reduced the dependency on surgery for chronic joint, muscle, and tendon injuries that can result from years of abnormal pronation.

As with any medical procedure or physical therapy practice, it is essential that your selected regenerative medicine facility (commonly referred to as a stem cell clinic) be fully licensed and employ trained physicians, therapists, and staff. With that in mind, the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) offers the tips below to help you with your research.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

A2M Therapy: A New Weapon Against Osteoarthritis?

Haven’t heard of Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M)? You’re not alone. But if you or a loved one suffers from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), this naturally occurring protein found in blood plasma just might be your new best medical friend. A2M inhibits the actions of several types of proteinases. Proteinases are enzymes that break down proteins. But when it comes specifically to osteoarthritis and other kinds of arthritis, A2M therapy is attracting a lot of interest because of its ability to inhibit the action of a particular group of proteinases called Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs).

Is A2M Therapy Changing How Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis Are Treated?

So, is this new potential weapon in modern medicine’s arsenal the magic bullet arthritis sufferers have longed for? The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), a leading U.S. regenerative medicine facility, is watching the development of A2M in therapies for osteoarthritis and RA with great interest. How does it stack up as a possible new addition to established platelet rich plasma therapies? NSI takes a closer look.

ARTHRITISA2M Treatment Basics

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin is made in the liver, and occurs naturally in blood plasma. A2M uses specific binding sites to snare bad enzymes that destroy cartilage. Once each binding site has trapped the enzymes, both the A2M and the bound enzymes are disposed of naturally by the body. This is a function known as “suicide inhibition.”

When it comes to osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis, medical interest in A2M focuses on how it inhibits the group of proteinases known as Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs). One type of proteinase in the MMP group degrades the collagen within cartilage. It’s believed that this is a crucial factor enabling arthritis to destroy joint cartilage.

Obviously, then, turning a naturally occurring protein that obstructs the actions of these MMPs into an effective therapy would be a boon to medical science. But, is it there yet? What do we need to understand about A2M in order to fully develop its medical potential?

Why Medical Science Is Pursuing A2M Therapy To Treat Osteoarthritis & RA

A2M is classified as a cytokine, something that is secreted by the immune system and has an effect on other cells. The existence of A2M has been known for over fifty years, but the discovery of its potential role in slowing the progression of osteoarthritis and RA is new.

A2M can be thought of as the “good guy,” and MMPs as the “bad guys” in conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. When arthritis eats away the cartilage that cushions the joints, MMPs are major players. Chronic inflammation is an “accomplice” of the MMPs when it comes to the degradation that occurs with osteoarthritis and RA. But, healthy joints generally have high levels of A2M. So when there is plenty of Alpha 2 Macroglobulin on patrol, it becomes difficult for the inflammation and cartilage breakdown that are the hallmarks of arthritis to take hold.

Slowing the progression of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Conventional medications have been invaluable allies in fighting the symptoms of osteoarthritis and RA. But the real goal of medical science is to halt or, at least, significantly slow the progression of arthritis. Even better, today’s breakthroughs in regenerative medicine can even reverse arthritic damage in some cases.

Little wonder, then, that the discovery of A2M’s possible role in preventing MMPs from doing harm has researchers excited about how A2M therapy may become part of the latest regenerative medical techniques in combating arthritis. Might it even usher in cures for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis in the future?

HEALTHYWhat Research Tells Us About A2M Therapy

Research has only begun studying the impact that A2M might have as a stand-alone therapy for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. We do know that the regenerative medicine technique of injecting platelet rich plasma (PRP) into affected areas is highly successful in slowing arthritic progression as well as repairing damage and re-growing cartilage. PRP, by its very nature, already contains A2M.

But will isolating A2M and turning it into a therapy apart from PRP treatments prove to be a bonafide cure for osteoarthritis and RA?

Certainly there is scientific evidence that indicates A2M is a key component in halting the progression of osteoarthritis on the molecular level. A2M grabs and stymies the three main chemicals leading to joint and cartilage damage. When A2M entraps these harmful chemicals, our bodies can swiftly remove them.

Current studies are showing how A2M helps block the disintegration of cartilage. In one animal study, researchers injected a concentrate of A2M into test subjects that did not have adequate amounts of A2M already circulating in the blood. When the concentrate was injected around the arthritic joints of the animals, the result was a decrease in arthritis progression.

And an important study conducted by Brown University, collaborating with the National Institutes of Health, showed that while natural concentrations of A2M in joints are inadequate for long-term, effective joint protection, an injection of A2M concentrate protected cartilage by halting progression of osteoarthritis.

Clinically developed concentrations of A2M have also been shown to shield joints

These studies and others indicate that not every joint responds to A2M therapy. However, a test is available that identifies which joints are likely to respond to A2M treatments. The test, called fibronectin-aggrecan G3 complex test (FAC), specifically recognizes a significant level of a particular protein. This is proving to be a highly accurate diagnostic tool for the testing of arthritis.

Clinically developed concentrations of A2M have also been shown to shield joints from a protein complex that makes joints to achy. These studies also indicate that A2M therapy not only relieves osteoarthritis pain, but it hinders or outright prevents joint height degradation, promotes tissue growth, and supports overall joint restoration.

What All This Means About Repairing Arthritic Damage & Relieving Pain

All in all, the studies point to therapeutic injections of A2M concentrate inhibiting the disintegration of cartilage and shutting down the caustic, inflammatory proteins that collect in arthritic joints. And early practical clinical application indicates that early intervention may actually minimize or prevent osteoarthritis that develops due to joint injury.

We know that platelet rich plasma therapy, which naturally contains A2M along with multiple other regenerative and anti-inflammatory components, is exceptional in the treatment of muscle, ligament, tendon, and bone injuries. PRP therapy is already in use in conjunction with adipose (fat)-derived adult stem cell therapy to reduce scar tissue associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Will A2M therapy be a natural extension of today’s regenerative medicine?

These regenerative techniques have already been practiced in the United States for many years for the restoration of healthy tissue, the reversal of arthritic damage, and the reduction of inflammation and pain. Sports doctors and professional athletes –including notable pros like tennis champion Rafael Nadal and Masters winner Tiger Woods- have known about PRP therapy for years, and have used it to prevent surgery and return more quickly to competition.

ATHLETEFor the average American suffering from osteoarthritis or AR, adipose (fat)-derived adult stem cell and PRP therapies have helped patients return to improved daily activities and a healthier, happier life. The National Stem Cell Institute reports an increase in patients being advised by physicians to seek out PRP and stem cell therapies as a viable, minimally-invasive alternative to surgery.

So, Is A2M Part Of Our Regenerative Medicine Future?

The science behind regenerative medicine has been with us for almost 80 years now, and the application of this medical method has been practiced in the U.S. for about 50. But it wasn’t until the discovery of easily accessed adipose-derived adult stem cells and the development of platelet rich plasma therapy that its use became widely available and affordable to the general public.

Much still needs to be firmly established about A2M’s potential role in treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis before leading clinics like NSI will choose to develop pure or near-pure A2M concentrate as a therapy and add it to their list of safe, well-established therapy lines. Meanwhile, the National Stem Cell Institute continues to watch with keen interest to see if research and clinical trials continue to build on the present evidence.

More research is needed, but the potential is exciting

BLOOD PLASMA

For the time being, NSI advises caution regarding early claims by ethically dubious facilities that offer concentrated A2M therapy injections. NSI does agree with present research that has established A2M’s crucial role in maintaining healthy joints. But, until sufficient A2M studies and trials have been performed, PRP and stem cell therapies are proving to be the most advanced methods for the significant slowing of osteoarthritis and RA progression as well as repairing the damage, restoring function, and relieving pain.

This is because PRP and stem cell therapies have already been shown to raise A2M levels in joints, reduce arthritis pain, slow arthritis progression, and to be exceptionally safe and effective procedures for a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, and chronic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis or Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bulging or Herniated Discs
  • Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Conditions
  • Sciatica and/or Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck, Lower Back, Shoulder, or Knee Pain
  • Instability or Balance Issues
  • Stiffness, Flexibility, or Range of Motion Problems

Regenerative methods are already changing the way the medical community practices medicine. Today, we know that the human body holds innate potential for generating its own cure for an ever-growing list of injuries, aliments, and chronic disorders. Will A2M prove to be the key to yet others like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more?

Time will tell, and the NSI is watching with great interest.

About The National Stem Cell Institute

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) is a leading regenerative medicine facility located in the United States. It is home to physicians, clinicians, and medical professionals that have undergone post-graduate training in regenerative medicine procedures and/or auxiliary practices such as nutritional counseling and functional rehabilitation that aid healing and promote health during and following PRP and stem cell therapies.

This integrative approach to regenerative medicine means that every team member focuses on seamless, safe, and effective patient care. The health and comfort of patients is NSI’s first priority.

NSI’s mission is to advance patient quality of life through the most advanced developments in regenerative medicine technology, in order to reverse illness, whether physical or neurological, and heal tissues while avoiding invasive surgery and potentially risky medications.

Regenerative medicine facilities are popularly known as stem cell clinics. Regardless of what they are called, the National Stem Cell Institute strongly urges patients interested in regenerative medicine to thoroughly research clinics and medical facilities in order to ensure they are under the care of licensed medical professionals that have been trained in regenerative medical methods.

Below, NSI offers information and tips on what to look for in a licensed stem cell clinic. Those who have questions are encouraged to contact NSI.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

10 Ways To Stretch Away Hip Pain

10 Ways You Can Stretch Your Way To Hip Pain Relief

These days, almost everyone knows how important proper exercise for hip pain is for staying active throughout life. But how much do you know about the muscles known as hip flexors? If your answer is, “not much,” you’re not alone.

Hip flexors are situated deep inside the body’s abdominal area. And even though they are most commonly associated with activities like sprinting or kicking, if not for these critical muscles we wouldn’t even be able to sit down. They are also a very important factor in the simple act of bending at waist level.

But hip flexors do more that make it possible for us to sit and bend. They are among the strongest muscles in our body, and are integral for good core support. They also contribute to knee strength. Little wonder, then, that ignoring the hip flexors when exercising can lead to hip pain or add to chronic hip pain that is already being suffered.

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The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) commonly sees patients with chronic hip pain related to hip flexors. For these, medical intervention such as stem cell hip therapy is frequently needed. However, more often than not, hip pain and injury can be relieved through proper stretches and exercising. With that in mind let’s examine the connection between hip pain and poor flexor function, and some sound stretching and exercise techniques that can help you avoid injury and, maybe, a trip to the clinic!

The Connection Between Hip Pain And Flexor Function

Specifically, the hip flexors are a group of muscles that extend from the abdomen into the upper thighs. They are among the muscles that allow the knees to lift. They’re also essential for the proper alignment of the pelvis and thighs. This group of muscles is also collectively known as the iliopsoas (inner hip muscles). But “hip flexors” is a lot easier to say, isn’t it?

Regardless of the term you prefer, without them, you wouldn’t be able to kick, run, sprint, or so much as sit down. Understanding this helps in understanding how the health of flexors affect hip pain.

How Hip Flexors Can Become Injured

Hip flexor strains occur because one or more of the flexor muscles are over extended or tear. For athletes, hip pain due to flexor injury usually occurs from sudden movement like a sprint, a kick, or a quick change in direction. But, in day-to-day life, most hip pain related to the hip flexors occurs because we just get into a hurry.

But we aren’t just talking hip pain, here. According to Jon Hyman, MD, who was quoted in an article in Runner’s World, “Your hips anchor your pelvis, so any dysfunction in your hips has a significant domino effect and impacts your lower back, legs, knees, ankles, and feet.”

Several factors can cause flexor strain that leads to acute or chronic hip pain. These include:

  • Weak muscles
  • Improper warm-ups prior to a workout
  • Stiff muscles
  • Overtraining
  • Trauma or falls

How To Treat A Hip Flexor Injury

Chances are, the reason you’ve found this article is because you’re already experiencing hip pain due to a hip flexor injury. But you may not have realized that’s the reason. If you have any of the following symptoms, it’s very likely your hip pain is due to a strain or tear in one or more of the flexor muscles:

  • A mild pain or pulling sensation in the front of the hip
  • Cramping and/or sharp pain in the front of the hip
  • Pain that makes it hard to walk without limping
  • Severe pain, spasms, bruising and swelling along the areas of the hip flexors

Whenever in doubt, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor. But if you’ve been experiencing hip pain in the flexor region, following the steps outlined below while waiting for your appointment can help relieve it:

  • Rest in a position that eases the hip pain
  • Stop activities that cause pain
  • Use an ice pack covered in a clean cloth to apply cold therapy to the affected region area for 20 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for a few days
  • If the hip pain isn’t severe, using the exercises you’ll learn later in this article to stretch and strengthen the flexors will help

Never, however, take a chance when pain is severe or bulging occurs. Seeking out proper medical care is your best option. Today, surgery should be considered a last resort rather than the first option. Platelet rich plasma and/or stem cell hip therapy for pain or injury is regularly preferred by many doctors who specialize in sports medicine, because of the rapid healing compared to surgery and the minimally invasive nature of these therapies.

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Reduce Your Risk of Hip Flexor Injury

But how do you really know if an injury to a flexor muscle is the reason for your hip pain? Generally speaking, hip flexor pain is located in the upper groin. This is the area where the thigh and the pelvis meet.

A flexor injury of any kind can usually be prevented by strengthening the muscles and increasing their flexibility. And caring for the flexor muscles can have a healthy cascading effect on the musculature of your lower body in general. When core muscles like the flexors are not kept healthy and supple, the inflexibility can lead to increased stiffness and hip pain.

What is the number one thing you can do to keep flexible? Stay active. Sitting too much shortens the muscles in the flexor group. One of the most frequent causes of hip pain is a sudden burst of activity after sitting all day.

Has this ever happened to you? You “pull something” when you reach quickly to keep a cup from falling off the counter top, or because you have to hurry through the airport to get to your flight on time. The pain catches you by surprise because “you didn’t do anything particularly strenuous.” But to flexor muscles that are shortened, weak, and stiff from lack of activity, that sudden burst of movement certainly is a strain.

This is why it is important to maintain strength and flexibility in the hip flexors. Even if you’ve been sedentary a long while, you can find ways to increase activity and prevent hip pain. The key is to begin moderately and add activity as you flexibility improves. And proper stretching is always a great place to start.

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4 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Did

  1. Improved Athletic Performance

Sports medicine experts say that weak hip flexor muscles are a contributing factor in slow running times. They also contribute to improper form, and can be connected to a number of lower-leg injuries. Weak, stiff flexor muscles force the body to compensate for the lack of strength and flexibility in other ways. This works for awhile. But, sooner or later, muscle imbalances and injury are sure to happen.

One of the best ways to correct the situation and avoid leg and hip pain related to weak flexor muscles is to perform strengthening exercises three or four days a week.

  1. Improved Resistance to Injury and Wider Range of Motion

When the flexor muscles are healthy and strong, risk of injury and hip pain is significantly reduced. This is because the muscles in this vital group are integral to the body’s core stability. Whether you’re an athlete preparing for an event or an older person who wants to stay pain-free and mobile, flexor muscles are essential for even the simplest functions of everyday life.

Overly tight muscles of the hip joint affect range of motion and can contribute significantly to hip pain. Keeping them loose and flexible can make the difference between an enjoyable walk with the family and having to stay behind, gobbling pain medication.

Happily, simple steps like massage and stretching can get you back in the game. Flexibility can be improved by massaging bands of muscle that are located on the outside of your upper thigh. The same should be done for the hip adductors, which are the muscles of the inner thigh, as well as the hamstrings, which are the large, long muscles than run down the back of your thighs.

You can use foam rollers or a small ball to massage these areas. Favorite ball sizes can be as small as a golf ball or something a little larger, like a tennis ball. Don’t be overly aggressive with the massage. Apply pressure moderately and roll the ball or roller up and down, as well as at different angles along the flexor muscles of the thighs. With areas of sensitivity, be gentle according to what the muscle will tolerate. Combining massage with the stretches outlined in the article will go a long way in helping you prevent leg injury and hip pain.

  1. Take Longer Walks, Stand More Often, Improve Your Balance

Have you begun to worry about walking more than several feet, even to the point where you must be careful walking to your car? It could be that your hip flexors are too weak to provide enough stabilization to help with good balance. Weak flexors can even contribute to poor posture. And all of this can lead to acute or chronic hip pain.

Weak flexor muscles add to problems with hip joints and recurrent misalignments of the lumbar area. These all have a cascading effect that can lead to difficulties in standing or walking for longer durations. Your gait may become stiff, limited, and lumbering.

But all of these can be improved simply by moving more. Increasing activity incrementally as you strengthen the hip flexors will begin a virtuous cycle of health that can result in less hip pain, more flexibility, improved range of motion, increased energy, a desire to be more active, healthy weight loss, and more.

  1. Improved Back Support

Your hips are designed to help move you forward. They stabilize you as you land your steps, plant your feet after a jump, and more. When hip flexors are tight, stiff or shortened due to inactivity, the likely result can be lower back and hip pain. Healthy, supple, strong flexor muscles add critical support to the back, helping to ensure you can stay active and pain-free your whole life long.

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The 10 Best Exercises For Stretching And Strengthening The Flexor Muscles

Many people don’t learn how to keep the flexor muscles in good shape until after they’ve sustained an injury. But you don’t (and shouldn’t!) wait to be injured before practicing these 10 great exercises for stretching and strengthening your flexor muscles. This ounce of prevention just might keep you out of physical therapy and free of severe hip pain. But the pay-off goes beyond that. They’ll help make your everyday activities easier to do, and may even get you moving more for a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Make it a habit to use these exercises as a part of a weekly routine. If you’re someone who is particularly susceptible to hip pain, you can even do them daily to dramatically lower your risk of re-injury.

If you presently have hip pain due to injury, you’ll want to consult with a medical professional before beginning these exercises. In these circumstances, NSI always recommends a healing plan that includes medical intervention such as platelet rich plasma or stem cell hip therapy, physical rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling. Your medical professional will be able to tell you when the resting phase of healing is over, what you can do to improve during the resting phase, and when you can begin these exercises.

  1. Front Hip Flexor Stretch

With your left knee placed on the ground, keep your right knee at a ninety-degree angle from the ground and your right foot firmly planted. Rest both hands on the right thigh. Begin leaning your hips forward. This creates a good stretch in the front of the hip. Hold the stretch for five seconds, repeating five times. Switch the positions of your legs and do the same for the other side.

  1. Quad Stretch and Hip Strengthener

With your back on the floor, position yourself with knees bent and your feet flat. Position your feet so they are reasonably close to the buttocks. Gently but firmly raise your hips toward the ceiling, squeezing the buttock muscles together and keeping your abdominal muscles tight. Hold the position for three to five seconds.

This stretch is particularly good for the quadriceps, the long muscles that run along the outside of your thighs, as well as an excellent hip strengthener. Ease your back down to the floor again. Repeat the stretch ten more times.

  1. Seated Butterfly Stretch

Take a sitting position on the floor. Make sure your back is straightened, your shoulders comfortably down, with your abs ready to engage. Bending your knees to the sides, begin by pressing the soles of your feet together. Now pull your heels as much as you can toward you. Keep your knees relaxed, and allow the muscles of your thighs to press down toward the floor.

Don’t force your thighs downward with your hands. The thigh and core muscles should be doing the work. Breathe deeply and hold for 10-20 seconds.

  1. Supine Hip Flexor Stretch

With your back on the floor, lift the left knee toward you until you can reach behind the left thigh with your hands. With gentle pressure, draw the leg toward you to increase the stretch. Keep your breaths deep and relaxed.

Hold the stretch for three to five seconds, then release. Switch to the right leg and repeat. Do five repetitions per side.

  1. Reverse Lunge Exercise

For this exercise, if you find that using a chair for support is needed you may do so. Beginning with your right foot and standing upright with feet shoulder-width apart, take one step backward and dip down into a lunge position. When you come back up, you should push through the left heel to return to a standing position. Each lunge should immediately and fluidly follow the previous one. Do twelve reps and switch legs. Three sets of twelve repetitions are recommended for both sides.

The focus of this exercise is a strong core, so keep your upper body as upright as you can.

  1. Advanced Reverse Lunge with Knee Drive

This exercise builds on the basic reverse lunge. You may choose to use the basic reverse lunge to warm you up for the advanced lunge. While performing the same movements outlined in #5, push through more deeply with your heel, driving the opposite knee up until it is parallel to the floor.

Return to standing, then repeat.

  1. Seated Hip Flexion

Use a good, stiff chair or a bench for this exercise. Sit on the chair, being mindful to use good posture, raise the right knee toward the chest. Ensure that your thigh doesn’t roll inward or outward. Hold the position, then slowly lower the knee.

When you first begin this exercise, you may find that you can only lift a little. This is normal. As you perform this exercise over time, and your hip flexors grow stronger and more supple, you’ll find yourself lifting a little higher.

Three sets of twelve repetitions per side are recommended.

  1. High Knees

Stand on the left leg and raise the right knee as high as possible. Switch legs and repeat. The exercise should be done as if it was a slow march while standing in place. Do this high-knee, slow march for thirty seconds. Rest a second or two, then repeat. Three reps are recommended.

  1. Advanced High Knees Run

This exercise builds on the basic high knees march outlined in #8. But rather than moving in a slow in-place march, you should alternate the legs swiftly in a high-knee running in place motion.

Each rep should be done for thirty to sixty seconds. Five reps are recommended.

  1. Single-Leg Knee Lift

Stand on the right leg and lift your left knee so that your left thigh parallels the floor. Hold this position for ten seconds, keeping your abs engaged and tight. This exercise helps strengthen the flexor muscles that aid balance.

You’ll find that focusing on a specific spot a few feet in front of you will help keep your balance during the single knee lift. Your balance will improve the more you do this exercise. Three sets of ten repetitions are recommended.

What To Do When Hip Pain Is Ongoing And Chronic

These stretches and exercises have the potential to do a world of good when recovering from hip pain and to prevent repeat injuries. But some cases, hip pain can become chronic and require medical intervention.

For many years now, professionals in sports medicine have been turning to platelet rich plasma and/or stem cell therapies to heal athletes’ chronic hip pain. It is quickly surpassing surgery as the first option for an ever-growing list of injuries and illnesses, including chronic problems involving the hips and joints.

This is because these two therapies, classified as regenerative medicine procedures, have an established history of healing, repairing, and regenerating damaged muscle, tendon, and ligament tissues rapidly without surgical intervention.

These therapies help athletes return to the field more quickly because the procedures are far less invasive, healing time is faster, and physical rehabilitation afterward can be safely and effectively accelerated. These same basic principles of regenerative medicine apply, and are available, to the average citizen as well.

As with any medical procedure, however, it is important to ensure these therapies are performed by legitimate medical professionals trained in regenerative medicine practices. Below are recommendations from the National Stem Cell Institute on how to ensure you are working with a licensed, FDA guidelines-compliant regenerative medicine clinic.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Yes! Dry Needling For CRPS Pain Relief

Does Dry Needling Really Work For CRPS Pain Relief? Experts Say Yes!

Relief from one of modern medicine’s most challenging nerve diseases is a pin prick away, according to medical experts at the Cleveland Clinic. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare but very real condition that is recognized by the U.S. FDA. This neuro-inflammatory disorder is diagnosed in no less that 200,000 Americans annually. The primary cause of CRPS pain is the misfiring of nerves, which signals intensely high levels of pain to the brain.

CRPS pain usually develops following an injury that is musculoskeletal in nature (injuries to a muscle, bone, tendon, or to blood vessels, nerves and other soft tissue). The injury can be accidental or surgical in nature. It can also follow prolonged immobilization after an injury or physical trauma.

Historically, this difficult to diagnose nerve disorder has been equally difficult to treat. The tendency has been to rely on medications that put the sufferer at risk of dependency. But, now, the therapy known as dry needling has been confirmed to make a significant difference in CRPS pain relief by researchers at some of the most respected medical research facilities in the United States.

DRY NEEDLINGThe Cleveland Clinic says yes to dry needling for CRPS pain

According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Yes, dry needling for CRPS is particularly effective if there is myofascial (muscle) dysfunction. Treating the myofascial (muscle) dysfunction effectively may reduce the other all effect of CRPS pain.”

But, what exactly is dry needling and how exactly does it help CRPS pain? The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), one of the leading regenerative clinics in the United States, takes a closer look at this exciting new tool for relieving the intense pain of complex regional pain syndrome.

Dry Needling: What Is It?

Dry needling is a therapy that employs several extremely thin needles. The needles are gently inserted into the skin, stimulating key trigger points. The therapy is becoming more widely available at medical clinics and rehabilitation facilities as confirmation of its effectiveness has grown. Particularly in more advanced clinics that practice a multi-faceted approach to pain therapy, dry needling is used to address the symptoms of a number of diseases and disorders, including CRPS pain and symptoms.

Dry needling helps to release painful muscle co-contractions, including like trigger points. Trigger points are hard knots that form in muscles and cause intense pain. This pain can spread across a large area. The co-contractions common in CRPS pain can be so severe that they can interrupt the simplest of daily activities and chronically affect quality of life.

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Dry Needling: What It Is Not

Dry needling is not the same as another needling technique known as wet needling. Wet needling uses hollow-bore needles to deliver corticosteroids, anesthetics, and other medications into key areas. A dry needle is a solid filament. Dry needling works without the insertion of any substance. It is used to address muscle, ligament, and tendon issues. But dry needling can also be used in a medically cosmetic method to address problems with scar tissue and acne.

Dry needling is not acupuncture. Acupuncture is an energy-based therapy that centers on creating balance within the body as a whole. Dry needling is very region-specific, focusing on exact areas of co-contractions like trigger points. For CRPS pain, the results can be significant.

The Science Behind Dry Needling For CRPS Pain

The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, published findings from some of the best clinical studies to date on the effects of dry needling for symptoms like those involved with CRPS pain. The researchers discovered that dry needle therapy has a high effectiveness rate when it comes to myofascial (muscle) pain. The relief of myofascial pain may have a cascade effect on other symptoms of CRPS.

When used in a suite of therapies that address CRPS pain –such as nutritional counseling, platelet rich plasma and/or stem cell therapy- dry needling can help dramatically restore quality of life to pain sufferers.

Myofascial trigger points are not a symptom of CRPS alone. But those who suffer from complex regional pain syndrome know the debilitating effects of them all too well. Since CRPS can result from muscle injury, the pain of trigger points is an all-too-often symptom. The slightest touch or the gentlest of presses on these trigger points can cause intense pain that may well erupt in other areas as well.

How Dry Needling Therapy Is Done

Whether for CRPS pain or other types of conditions, the basics of dry needling are the same. Here’s the step-by-step breakdown of dry needling therapy:

  1. The therapist palpates the targeted muscle area to locate the exact point of the hyper-irritation. To palpate is a medical term that simply means the therapist gently makes contact with the patient’s skin in order to feel the precise regions of pain or tenderness. Depending on the location and orientation of the affected muscle, the therapist will either gently pinch the skin between her fingers in order to insert the dry needle, or use her finger or thumb tip to softly but directly press the location of the trigger point.
  2. While depressing or gently pinching up the skin, the therapist uses her free hand to take up the needle. The needle is sterile and housed inside a small holding tube. The therapist will position the tube over the area in need of therapy, then tap or flick the tube. This drops the dry needle, which slightly penetrates the skin.
  3. The therapist then guides the needle more directly into the trigger point until she notices resistance at the point, or sees the patient’s natural local twitch response. This is a reflexive action that is triggered by the needle’s penetration. Studies tell us that the local twitch response is an indication of relief or loosening happening within the affected area. When the person being treated has an involuntary twitch response, it’s an indication that the right spot has been hit.
  4. Once the trigger point is located by the needle, the therapist draws the needle slightly back until it is positioned in tissue directly beneath the skin but still firmly embedded within the skin.
  5. The needle will then be redirected toward the remaining trigger points as needed.
  6. Once the needle fully withdraws, the therapist applies pressure directly at the insertion point as an aid in preventing any swelling or soreness that may occur.

What Dry Needling Is Used For

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), says that trigger points play an important role in many types of illnesses and disorders. These include:

  • Migraine
  • Tension style headache
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Computer related injury conditions
  • Whiplash related conditions
  • Spinal dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Shingles induced neuralgia
  • CRPS pain
  • Nocturnal cramping
  • Phantom pains
  • Tendonitis
  • Disc pathologies
  • Joint problems

Dry needling is also used in therapies that address dysfunction occurring in connective tissues. It is used to reduce impairment of body structure and function, helping to promote improved activity and participation.

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Three Main Benefits Of Dry Needling

  1. Pain Reduction

A number of medical studies, including a 2007 study published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, have shown that immediate improvement in conditions like CRPS pain can be achieved by targeting trigger points with dry needle therapy. The 2007 study incorporated fourteen patients who had bilateral shoulder pain (pain in both shoulders) with active myofascial trigger points. Dry needle therapy was applied to one shoulder while the other shoulder served as the control.

Dry needle therapy was shown to increase both active and passive ranges of internal rotation motion within the treated shoulder. The intensity of pain in the shoulder that received the therapy was significantly reduced also.

  1. Improvement in Movement

Research both past and ongoing tells us that patients who undergo dry needle therapy, paired with therapy designed around movement, report the ability to move more fluidly. In 2010, the journal Acupuncture in Medicine reported on a study that followed four international female volleyball athletes who underwent dry needling while in a month-long intense competitive phase. Three criteria in particular were focused on: range of motion, strength and pain. Assessments were made before and after therapy. Scoring in all three criteria showed measurable improvement following therapy. Of particular note were the athletes’ abilities to continue with overhead activities, proving that dry needle therapy doesn’t result in functional weakness or reduced motion range immediately after therapy.

Experts see similar results in practical applications at physical therapy facilities. This is particularly true in clinics that provide not just medical methods like regenerative medicine, but make up a comprehensive facility that encompasses medical intervention, functional rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling. Taking a three-prong therapy approach has been sown to be a boon to those who suffer from chronic symptoms like CRPS pain.what is dry needling

  1. Speeding Up Recovery Time

Dry needling helps patients feel pain relief quickly. The majority of patients get relief immediately following their first therapy session. Reports released by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, tell us that functionality is restored far more rapidly when dry needling is included in patient therapy packages.

A 2012 study published by the Wiley Periodicals specifically focused on the affects of dry needling on CRPS pain and symptoms. The study showed reduction of warmth, redness, and swelling after each dry needling session. This, in turn, enabled pain-free passive mobilization. Range of motion also improved, whether the therapy was done for CRPS pain for the limbs, hands/fingers, or feet/toes. All patients in the study progressed from total disability to full motor recovery, and were able to take up their usual activities thereafter.

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Dry Needling: Is It Right For Everyone?

It is the rare patient that does not benefit from dry needle therapy. By and large, it is people who have a significant needle phobia or other anxiety issues regarding needles who may not be good candidates for it. Additionally, dry needling is not recommended for patients under the age of 12.

Side effects are infrequent, but in cases where patients experience them, they tend to be the following:

  • Pain during initial needle insertion
  • Muscle soreness
  • Fatigue
  • Bruising

As with any therapeutic procedure, dry needling should be done by a skilled physical therapist. The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) strongly recommends that those interested in dry needling do thorough research into the facilities being considered. That being stated, dry needling as a therapy for CRPS pain and symptoms –and the other many conditions that are routinely treated through dry needle therapy- is a non-drug alternative that has now been well-established as safe and effective. And it carries the added benefit of giving patients significantly improved range of motion and joint use immediately following therapy.

Keep in mind that it is typical for patients to need several dry needling therapy sessions in order for total function to be restored. However, the majority of patients feel noticeable improvement immediately after each therapy session, which increases steadily with each session.

Regardless of the above stated side effects, by and large dry needling has a reputation for being relatively painless. Typically, needle insertion isn’t felt, and the local twitch response that is an integral part of the therapy generally rouses only a very brief pain response. Patients report that it feels most like a mild shock or cramping. Feeling the local twitch response is, in fact, a positive thing as it is the natural, therapeutic reaction that lets both patient and therapist know the intended trigger point has been hit and is responding to therapy.

Summing It All Up

  • Dry needling is an established method of orthopedic manual physical therapy.
  • Dry needling is done by pushing a very thin needle through the skin so that a trigger point causing symptoms such as CRPS pain and disability will be stimulated toward relief and healing.
  • The dry needle is designed to penetrate trigger points, stimulating what is known as the local twitch response. It is this response that tells the therapist that the trigger point has been hit and a therapeutic response will follow.
  • Dry needle therapy is a safe, effective, non-drug option for any patient without needle anxiety issues and for people over 12 years of age.
  • People who choose dry needle therapy experience immediate benefits in range of motion and use of joints. Depending on the condition and its severity, several therapy sessions may be needed for full elimination of symptoms.

Dry needling is now an established therapy for the relief of CRPS pain and many of its symptoms. It can help reduce or, in some cases, eliminate pain medication dependency. For those who know the cascading effects of CRPS pain, dry needling is one of advanced medicine’s best weapons against complex regional pain syndrome.

When seeking out a qualified dry needling therapist, be sure to research your options thoroughly. NSI recommends seeking therapy for CRPS pain that is practiced by experts in a facility that takes a multi-faceted approach to treatment. Below, NSI offers tips on how to ensure you are going to a legitimate, licensed clinic.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

7 Ways To Help Autoimmune Disorders

These 7 Ways To Help Autoimmune Disorders Make A Difference!

Did you know that a critical element in managing the symptoms of autoimmune disorders is a healthy lymphatic system? This important network that branches throughout the body protects us from disease and the inflammation that illness can cause. You can think of the lymphatic system as the body’s internal “drainage system.”

Lymph is a colorless fluid that bathes the body’s tissues with infection-fighting white blood cells. Lymph vessels route the fluid through nodes that are clustered at various area in the body. These nodes contain immune cells that attack and consume germs brought to them via the lymph fluid. That’s why a healthy lymphatic system is so important in helping control the symptoms of autoimmune disorders. Continue reading “7 Ways To Help Autoimmune Disorders”

5 Real World Stem Cell Therapy Benefits

5 Stem Cell Therapy Types Are Changing Lives Right Now In The U.S.!

There has been no greater medical advance in modern history than that of stem cell therapy. Decades of clinical research has grown exponentially into real world applications that are improving the lives of regular Americans in the here and now. Among the most exciting elements are the advances made with stem cell therapy regarding the relief of chronic pain and its effectiveness in addressing difficult-to-heal injuries: all done with no need for medication or invasive surgery. Continue reading “5 Real World Stem Cell Therapy Benefits”

7 Natural Remedies For Sciatica Pain

These 7 Natural Remedies For Sciatica Pain Really Work!

Has this ever happened to you:

  • Have you woken up with excruciating pain radiating from the upper thigh to your foot?
  • Are you dealing with persistent lower back pain spreading downward that doesn’t stop regardless of what you try?

You might be experiencing sciatic nerve pain, also called sciatica. Sciatica is a condition hallmarked by fiery or throbbing back pain that occurs in the lower lumbar region and/or legs. Sciatica pain originates in the lower spine area. It often comes and goes. But whether it is constant or periodic, there is no doubt that sciatica pain is uniquely agonizing and capable of completely shutting down your day or even several of them in a row.

It may not feel like it when sciatica pain hits, but there is good news about getting relatively fast relief. The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) sees cases of sciatica regularly, and has tips on effective remedies for alleviating the back pain that results from sciatic nerve injury. These tips also help in the overall improvement of spine health, which can in turn help prevent other musculoskeletal injuries to areas like the hips or knees. Continue reading “7 Natural Remedies For Sciatica Pain”

Myths And Realities About Far-Infrared Therapy

Been Hearing About The Benefits Of Far-Infrared Therapy? Here’s The Science Behind It

The benefits of using heat in physical therapy are undeniable. In particular, the use of hot stones has been known for centuries. This knowledge has been built upon year by year, but never has heat therapy in the service of functional rehabilitation become as developed and improved upon as in this century.

Today, we know more about how and why certain natural elements in select, precious stones promote a deeper, more effective heat treatment. Jade is one, tourmaline is the other, and both have exceptional qualities that go far beyond other stones in delivering effective, safe, deep heat therapy for chronic pain.

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But it’s been discovered that they do so much more than that. These semi-precious stones are known to help break up fat, increase energy, and boost metabolism. They aid in the healing of certain chronic illnesses like diabetes, autoimmune disease, and mood disorders.

How can a couple of semi-precious stones do all this? First, let’s separate the myth from the established facts about the therapeutic qualities of jade and tourmaline.

benefits of jade

The 2 Main Elements Behind Far-Infrared Therapy

  1. Jade

Jade has been one of the most sought after semi-precious stones for thousands of years. Known for its deep green luster, the beauty of this stone has been the pride of royalty throughout Asia and Europe.

But jade’s beauty is more than skin deep. The Chinese held it in higher regard than gold, believing it could bring health, wealth, and longevity. Other ancient civilizations prized it as therapy for kidney conditions and adrenal gland disorders. While claims of ancient miracles can’t be substantiated, modern research does confirm which historical claims of the healing elements of jade actually do fit into modern medicine.

When exposed to far-infrared heat, jade absorbs and then emits these light waves. Far-infrared (FIR) is a longer light wave than typical infrared wave, and the rays of far-infrared are not harmful like those in ultra violet (UV) spectrum. FIR can only be experienced as heat. In fact, you’ve experienced it if you’ve ever laid in the sun and felt its deep-penetrating heat. Far-infrared is an isolated wave with no dangerous effects whatsoever.

FIR is also a valuable quality in the use of therapeutics. Far-infrared has an exceptional ability to penetrate deep into the tissues of the body, speeding the relief of pain both chronic and acute. FIR can even penetrate to the bone. It stimulates blood circulation, and is a proven element in the reduction of tension and stress whether physical or neurological. All this adds up to highly improved flexibility, an essential element in physical rehabilitation.

Far infrared is also known for its mood enhancing capabilities. This is due to FIR’s emissions of negative ions. Negative ions act as natural antidepressants by oxygenating the brain and regenerating the blood. Unlike many man-made pharmaceuticals, negative ions have no negative side effects.

Medicinal qualities of jade that have been scientifically research include:

  • As a detox aid by strengthening the body’s filtration and cleansing systems
  • Immune system booster
  • As an aid in improve heart, lung, and thymus functions
  • As a therapy for back pain
  • As a therapy for sciatica
  • As a therapy for deep muscle tissue
  • As a treatment for hypertension
  • As a treatment for arthritis
  • As a therapy for mood disorders

In fact, jade is an effective treatment for any general acute or chronic body pain that is conventionally treated with painkillers or massage therapy. And the relief lasts for hours, not minutes.

handmade-bowl

  1. Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a semi-precious mineral related to granite. Within the black background of tourmaline, vibrant colors can range from of magenta, teal, bright green or yellow. Like jade, tourmaline has highly therapeutic qualities related to its ability to absorb and emit heat. This remarkable heat retention quality may account for ancient lore about its supernatural qualities.

Regardless of whether those ancient claims are true or not, what is established is that tourmaline has exceptional conductivity qualities, emits negative ions, and absorbs and conducts far-infrared rays.

Known qualities of tourmaline include:

  • Aiding in detoxification
  • The support of fat loss
  • As an aid in the reduction of water retention
  • Improved circulation
  • As a support for liver and kidney functions
  • As a mood enhancer
  • As an aid in the reduction of lactic acids and free fatty acids

Professional athletes who use tourmaline report greater performance. Among them is Swedish Olympic swim champion Glen Christiansen, who says that tourmaline allows him to recover more quickly after intense workouts. Many people –men and women like- who use tourmaline also report the pleasant side effect of boosted sexual vitality.

stonemassage

The Therapeutic Forms Of Jade And Tourmaline

Physical therapists and functional rehabilitation specialists have begun using jade and tourmaline in a variety of therapeutic methods. Of these, the majority support the use of products and equipment produced by Therasage, a company that specializes in professional physical therapy aids and gear. Below are four primary methods of using the therapeutic qualities of jade and tourmaline.

  1. Sauna

This method uses a portable, enclosed system that fully surrounds the body. This allows the four main qualities of jade and tourmaline –deep heat therapy, detoxification, blood circulation, and blood oxygenation- to fully envelope and penetrate the entire body.

  1. Full Length Healing Pad

This form of therapeutic equipment more directly pinpoints the front, side, or back by positioning the patient in a reclining position. The natural jade emits far-infrared heat that penetrates as deeply as two to three inches into the body. The quality and depth of these jade healing pads far exceed the typical pain relief and flexibility experienced through conventional therapeutic heating pads generally used by physical therapists.

  1. Bio Bands

These therapeutic bracelets are often recommended by physical therapists for patients who need a more constant feed of pain relief. Safe for anyone and any age the bracelets offer effective, consistent treatment for pain and muscle or joint stiffness. They are also known to increase mobility and promote feeling of overall health and wellbeing.

  1. Healing Belts

These specialized belts apply very specific deep-heat therapeutic benefits to the back, waist and stomach/mid abdominal areas. Using the natural qualities of tourmaline and jade the belts not only provide excellent directed pain relief, they excite the body’s cells in these areas. This stimulates the expulsion of toxins that are stored within fat cells. This metabolic action also breaks up and emulsifies fat clusters. These particular healing belts are prized among many rehabilitation professionals as one of the most advanced and effective dual purpose therapeutic belts available today.

diet

Where Is Far-Infrared Therapy Practiced?

Among leading physicians who advocate for more natural and effective therapeutic practices is regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Eric Edgerton of the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI). So much so, that Dr. Edgerton has directed the Institute’s functional rehabilitation department to include the use of far-infrared therapeutic equipment whenever appropriate during physical therapy.

You can learn more about the science behind the therapeutic effects of far-infrared therapy at the site of noted natural medicine expert Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS.

Are You A Candidate For Far-Infrared Therapy?

Wondering if far-infrared therapy is right for your illness, injury, or chronic condition? You’re likely a good candidate if:

  • You suffer from cardiovascular disease
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have diabetes
  • You have congestive heart failure
  • You have chronic fatigue
  • You have rheumatoid arthritis
  • You suffer from depression
  • You have poor digestion
  • You have chronic muscle or joint pain

But the above are not the only conditions that may be improved through far-infrared therapy. NSI is happy to answer any questions you may have about the long-lasting therapeutic effects of this advanced, yet natural remedy for chronic pain, disorders, and illness.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Cellular Healing Power Of Infrared Therapy Is Revealed

Heared About The Cellular Healing Benefits Of Far-Infrared Therapy? Here’s The Science Behind It…

The benefits of using heat in physical therapy are undeniable. In particular, the use of hot stones has been known for centuries. This knowledge has been built upon year by year, but never has heat therapy in the service of functional rehabilitation become as developed and improved upon as in this century.

Today, we know more about how and why certain natural elements in select, precious stones promote a deeper, more effective heat treatment. Jade is one, tourmaline is the other, and both have exceptional qualities that go far beyond other stones in delivering effective, safe, deep heat therapy for chronic pain.

bath

But it’s been discovered that they do so much more than that. These semi-precious stones are known to help break up fat, increase energy, and boost metabolism. They aid in the healing of certain chronic illnesses like diabetes, autoimmune disease, and mood disorders.

How can a couple of semi-precious stones do all this? First, let’s separate the myth from the established facts about the therapeutic qualities of jade and tourmaline.

benefits of jade

The 2 Main Elements Behind Far-Infrared Therapy

  1. Jade

Jade has been one of the most sought after semi-precious stones for thousands of years. Known for its deep green luster, the beauty of this stone has been the pride of royalty throughout Asia and Europe.

But jade’s beauty is more than skin deep. The Chinese held it in higher regard than gold, believing it could bring health, wealth, and longevity. Other ancient civilizations prized it as therapy for kidney conditions and adrenal gland disorders. While claims of ancient miracles can’t be substantiated, modern research does confirm which historical claims of the healing elements of jade actually do fit into modern medicine.

When exposed to far-infrared heat, jade absorbs and then emits these light waves. Far-infrared (FIR) is a longer light wave than typical infrared wave, and the rays of far-infrared are not harmful like those in ultra violet (UV) spectrum. FIR can only be experienced as heat. In fact, you’ve experienced it if you’ve ever laid in the sun and felt its deep-penetrating heat. Far-infrared is an isolated wave with no dangerous effects whatsoever.

FIR is also a valuable quality in the use of therapeutics. Far-infrared has an exceptional ability to penetrate deep into the tissues of the body, speeding the relief of pain both chronic and acute. FIR can even penetrate to the bone. It stimulates blood circulation, and is a proven element in the reduction of tension and stress whether physical or neurological. All this adds up to highly improved flexibility, an essential element in physical rehabilitation.

Far infrared is also known for its mood enhancing capabilities. This is due to FIR’s emissions of negative ions. Negative ions act as natural antidepressants by oxygenating the brain and regenerating the blood. Unlike many man-made pharmaceuticals, negative ions have no negative side effects.

Medicinal qualities of jade that have been scientifically research include:

  • As a detox aid by strengthening the body’s filtration and cleansing systems
  • Immune system booster
  • As an aid in improve heart, lung, and thymus functions
  • As a therapy for back pain
  • As a therapy for sciatica
  • As a therapy for deep muscle tissue
  • As a treatment for hypertension
  • As a treatment for arthritis
  • As a therapy for mood disorders

In fact, jade is an effective treatment for any general acute or chronic body pain that is conventionally treated with painkillers or massage therapy. And the relief lasts for hours, not minutes.

handmade-bowl

  1. Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a semi-precious mineral related to granite. Within the black background of tourmaline, vibrant colors can range from of magenta, teal, bright green or yellow. Like jade, tourmaline has highly therapeutic qualities related to its ability to absorb and emit heat. This remarkable heat retention quality may account for ancient lore about its supernatural qualities.

Regardless of whether those ancient claims are true or not, what is established is that tourmaline has exceptional conductivity qualities, emits negative ions, and absorbs and conducts far-infrared rays.

Known qualities of tourmaline include:

  • Aiding in detoxification
  • The support of fat loss
  • As an aid in the reduction of water retention
  • Improved circulation
  • As a support for liver and kidney functions
  • As a mood enhancer
  • As an aid in the reduction of lactic acids and free fatty acids

Professional athletes who use tourmaline report greater performance. Among them is Swedish Olympic swim champion Glen Christiansen, who says that tourmaline allows him to recover more quickly after intense workouts. Many people –men and women like- who use tourmaline also report the pleasant side effect of boosted sexual vitality.

stonemassage

 

The Therapeutic Forms Of Jade And Tourmaline

Physical therapists and functional rehabilitation specialists have begun using jade and tourmaline in a variety of therapeutic methods. Of these, the majority support the use of products and equipment produced by Therasage, a company that specializes in professional physical therapy aids and gear. Below are four primary methods of using the therapeutic qualities of jade and tourmaline.

  1. Sauna

This method uses a portable, enclosed system that fully surrounds the body. This allows the four main qualities of jade and tourmaline –deep heat therapy, detoxification, blood circulation, and blood oxygenation- to fully envelope and penetrate the entire body.

therasage infrared suana

Thera360 Portable Sauna

Featuring exclusive Natural Earth Element Infrared heating panels, with natural Tourmaline gem stones, to generate an abundance of negative ions, and bathe your body from every angel in gentle full spectrum Infrared frequencies and negative ions.

Our unique method to shield harmful EMF’s allows the body to absorb the maximum healing benefits of our Thera360 InfraRed sauna.

  • Minimal Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF)
  • Antibacterial material
  • Dimensions: 34″L x 26″W x 40H” and approximately 1/2″ thick
  • InfraRed Full Spectrum Ultra Wave Frequencies plus infrared foot pad
  • Natural Tourmaline Stones for maximum heat transfer and Negative Ion release
  • Advanced Earthing Technology for polarity balancing and grounding

THERASAGE INFRARED PERSONAL SAUNA- BUY HERE!

 

  1. Full Length Healing Pad

This form of therapeutic equipment more directly pinpoints the front, side, or back by positioning the patient in a reclining position. The natural jade emits far-infrared heat that penetrates as deeply as two to three inches into the body. The quality and depth of these jade healing pads far exceed the typical pain relief and flexibility experienced through conventional therapeutic heating pads generally used by physical therapists.

Heating Pad Large

The difference is Infrared heat. Conventional pads use heating coils and emit high levels of electromagnetic radiation, or EMF. Such products only heat your skin. Our unique Far Infrared Pads, with enhanced therapeutic benefits through TheraFusion Technology, effectively relieves pain, increases circulation and naturally removes harmful toxins. Infrared technology is the wave of the future in the health and wellness industry. Our uniquely crafted heating pads, with natural jade stones, use Far Infrared heat to penetrate deep into your body for optimal relaxation and pain relief.

  • Minimal Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)
  • Antibacterial material

THERASAGE LARGE HEATING PAD – BUY HERE!

 

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THERASAGE LARGE HEATING PAD – BUY HERE!

  1. Bio Bands

These therapeutic bracelets are often recommended by physical therapists for patients who need a more constant feed of pain relief. Safe for anyone and any age the bracelets offer effective, consistent treatment for pain and muscle or joint stiffness. They are also known to increase mobility and promote feeling of overall health and wellbeing.

biobands

Bio Bands Energy Bracelets for Men, Women & Children

Incorporating Far Infrared technology, Negative Ions, Germanium and high powered Neodymium magnets. These fashionable bracelets combine form with function, as these elements work together and can be effective in treating pain, alleviating stiffness, increasing mobility and promoting general well being. The combination of Negative Ions, Germanium and Far Infrared, and Neodymium magnets make these bracelets the ultimate golf /sports energy and health bracelet on the market today.

  • Temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness
  • Temporary relief of joint pain associated with arthritis, muscle spasms, minor strains, and sprains, and minor
  • Muscular back pain
  • Muscular relaxation
  • Temporary increase of local circulation
  • Features negative ions which are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments; such as near mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach to our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions helping to relieve stress & depression.

THERASAGE BIO BANDS – BUY HERE!

 

  1. Heating Belts

These specialized belts apply very specific deep-heat therapeutic benefits to the back, waist and stomach/mid abdominal areas. Using the natural qualities of tourmaline and jade the belts not only provide excellent directed pain relief, they excite the body’s cells in these areas. This stimulates the expulsion of toxins that are stored within fat cells. This metabolic action also breaks up and emulsifies fat clusters. These particular healing belts are prized among many rehabilitation professionals as one of the most advanced and effective dual purpose therapeutic belts available today.

HEATING BELTS – BUY HERE!

diet

Where Is Far-Infrared Therapy Practiced?

Among leading physicians who advocate for more natural and effective therapeutic practices is regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Eric Edgerton of the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI). So much so, that Dr. Edgerton has directed the Institute’s functional rehabilitation department to include the use of far-infrared therapeutic equipment whenever appropriate during physical therapy.

You can learn more about the science behind the therapeutic effects of far-infrared therapy at the site of noted natural medicine expert Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS.

Are You A Candidate For Far-Infrared Therapy?

Wondering if far-infrared therapy is right for your illness, injury, or chronic condition? You’re likely a good candidate if:

  • You suffer from cardiovascular disease
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have diabetes
  • You have congestive heart failure
  • You have chronic fatigue
  • You have rheumatoid arthritis
  • You suffer from depression
  • You have poor digestion
  • You have chronic muscle or joint pain

But the above are not the only conditions that may be improved through far-infrared therapy. NSI is happy to answer any questions you may have about the long-lasting therapeutic effects of this advanced, yet natural remedy for chronic pain, disorders, and illness.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Stem Cell Therapies: Fact vs. Fiction

Wondering If All The Buzz You’ve Been Hearing About Stem Cell Therapies Is Real?

You’ve probably been hearing quite a bit about stem cell therapies and platelet rich plasma treatments already in practice here in the United States. And what people are saying sounds amazing: how the harnessing of the body’s natural regenerative powers through adult stem cells is restoring, re-growing, and repairing so effectively, it’s a true revolution that is changing the face of modern medicine. Continue reading “Stem Cell Therapies: Fact vs. Fiction”

Effective PRP For 7 Common Injuries & More

Check Out How PRP For These Common Injuries Gets You Back In The Game Fast!

You may have heard the buzz about platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a treatment for injuries related to sports. PRP for a wide array of injuries and chronic degenerative pain has been around for many years now. But you have questions, not the least of them being: what is PRP in the first place? And why has it become so popular in the past few years?

The rise in the use of PRP for treating injuries -as well as a companion therapy in the treatment of chronic conditions like COPD and arthritis– is due in large part to its success among professional athletes. From Masters champion Tiger Woods to football and tennis stars like Peyton Manning and Rafael Nadal, using PRP for muscle, tendon, and joint injuries has become the preferred treatment choice over invasive surgeries.

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12 Spicy Arthritis Remedy Tips

These 7 Drink Options & 5 Spices Can Be Part Of Your Arthritis Remedy!

Variety is the spice of life. And there are 5 spices and 7 beverages in particular that can enhance an effective arthritis remedy. In the United States alone, more than 54 million people suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). No other form of arthritis is more common.

This degenerative joint disease usually attacks the hands, hips, and knees, breaking down the cartilage that cushions the bones of joints. OA is a slowly developing disease that becomes chronic over time as the joints wear down and become inflamed.

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), an advanced medical facility in the U.S. that specializes in regenerative medicine, sees countless cases of osteoarthritis annually. In addition to using stem cells for arthritis, NSI employs nutritional counselors that teach OA patients how to make the most of the joint repair received through regenerative therapy by making healthy food choices.

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