FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have questions, we have answers.
LIGHT THERAPY / PBM THERAPY (PBMT)
PBM Therapy, is the application of red and near-infrared light to the tissue where there is degeneration or injury, to improve, repair, and reduce inflammation and pain. This is achieved via PBM Therapy’s ability to reduce oxidative stress which is accepted as the underlying trigger for most diseases and degenerative conditions. Oxidative stress is also a component in the inflammatory phase of acute and chronic injuries.
Intended uses of PBM Therapy include:
• Restoration of motion to joints
• Improved muscle performance
• Decreased post-exercise soreness
• Adjunct to obesity as part of a diet and exercise program
The AARC is a whole-body delivery system of PBM Therapy that has been designed to deliver optimal wavelengths, power densities, and dosages based on published clinical research outcomes. It's as simple as lying still in the light chamber for the predetermined length of time, similar to a tanning bed, except you will not get a tan. The advantage of the AARC is it works on the whole body in just 8-15 minutes. Regular sessions have been shown to contribute to the reduction of pain, improved muscle performance and reduction of muscle fatigue.
That depends on you. Every person’s condition is unique; therefore, their treatment course is as well. However, there are some general rules of thumb that apply to PBMT. Acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, burns, etc. typically can show rapid improvement in 7-12 treatments. Long-term, chronic conditions can take longer.
Photobiomodulation Therapy is able to influence the problem directly at the cellular level, resulting in therapeutic benefits that are long-lasting and address the underlying condition. This is unlike any other conventional treatments, which only deal with the symptoms or site of pain, without addressing the source of pain. Working on a cellular level takes time and patience but the results are longer lasting without the risk of side effects. Please consult your physician before using light therapy.
The lights themselves do not become warm; however, your circulation increases throughout the treatment, so you may experience a feeling of warmth. A quick energy boost or feeling of euphoria is also possible.
No, treatment is non-toxic, non-invasive, and has no side effects. It is safe and effective for most people.
Treatment is NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: pregnancy, epilepsy, active cancer lesions, and anyone taking photosensitive medications.
Clinical studies have shown light therapy to be safe and efficacious. However, if you’re considering using it with children, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.
High Intensity Laser Therapy
When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin, they are absorbed by the cells and converted
into energy. Energy is key to helping the cells become normal and healthy. A cascade of cellular
events is triggered once the cell membrane permeability is altered including:
• Stimulation of ATP
• Stimulation of respiratory chain
• Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
• Enhanced collagen synthesis
A laser therapy treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no dangerous side effects or risks. Unlike many therapy products that only treat the symptoms and mask the pain temporarily, the therapy laser is able to treat the cause of the pain and injury, helping the body to heal itself.
In addition, Laser therapy provides enhanced treatment outcomes faster than any other treatment modality. Each laser therapy treatment will:
• Decrease inflammation
• Decreased muscle tightness and soreness
• Decrease pain
• Increase range of motion and movement
• Increase faster recovery and healing
Treatments are performed by positioning the laser handpiece either directly on the skin or approximately ½” above the skin and surrounding the area of injury and pain with the laser treatment beam. Various areas may be treated including:
Directly over the site of injury or lesion
Trigger points or tender points
Nerve roots or superficial nerve trucks
Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 15–30 minutes but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed, and condition being treated.
Because the human eyes absorb light, specially designed protective safety eye-wear is required and is provided for both the person administering the laser treatment and the patient to wear during the laser therapy treatment.
Laser therapy produces results quickly, with improvement often within the first treatment. For many acute conditions 5 – 6 treatments are needed. Chronic conditions take longer and might require 6 – 12 treatments. While these are the averages, each person is unique and healing time varies by person and condition. For those with lifelong conditions you may be recommended periodic follow-up treatments.
Laser therapy can be used as a single therapy treatment, or as an adjunctive therapy in combination with other manual therapies such as chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, or with devices including cryotherapy, whole-body light therapy, and infrared sauna.
INFRARED SAUNA Therapy
Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum that our bodies use to heal and repair. They are the healthiest rays, with the ability to penetrate into the skin deeply as they dissolve harmful substances accumulated in your body and provide lasting relaxation. Far infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
The detoxification that occurs in a sauna has been known to help with conditions such as colitis, chronic fatigue, auto-immune diseases, autism, ADD, ADHD, and fibromyalgia to name a few.
Absolutely! Our Infrared Sauna accommodates up to 4 people, and we charge individually per person using the sauna. Please note that our online system cannot make reservations for more than one person in a sauna, so please call us to schedule this type of appointment.
We encourage using your time in the sauna as a moment to relax and meditate and allow the infrared heat to melt away any stress or fatigue you may be experiencing. If this is not appealing to you, then the options are endless! You can bring a book, magazine, or even your phone or tablet into the sauna to pass the time.
The sauna can be a very beneficial experience for children. It can be good for their physical, as well as their mental health. Children 6 years and up can enjoy the sauna for a short period of time and a parent will have to join as they can’t be left alone. 10 to 15 minutes is the amount deemed safe, longer use is not advisable. This recommend amount of time in due to the fact a child’s body cannot adjust to high temperatures as efficiently or as quickly as an adult.
We recommend you consult your child’s physician before beginning infrared sauna heat therapy.
EMFs are like invisible energy emissions that come from any object that uses electricity. Most common electrical objects give off such low levels of EMF that they pose no risk to humans.Though infrared saunas are large and powered by electricity, the technology used in our infrared sauna keeps EMF in an extremely low range of 0.2 to 0.3 mG.
It has been shown in research that a 30-minute session in an Infrared Sauna will cause a person to burn 500-800 calories. This is equivalent to running 3-5 miles. Much of the weight that is lost directly in the sauna is water weight, which needs to be replenished with fresh water, but the calories that are burned will not be replenished with water and serve to increase a body’s metabolism. This increase in metabolism has many effects that help weight loss including increasing digestion function which efficiently converts the food you eat into energy.
Think of how you feel right after a workout and that’s probably the feeling you’ll have right after your sauna session. But within 30 minutes, you’ll experience a boost in energy and mood resulting in a productive afternoon and restful night’s sleep.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbarics has a very good safety record. Many hyperbaric centers report only mild ear discomfort as a contraindication to therapy. Such a discomfort is similar to the ear pressure felt when ascending or descending in altitude. These discomforts may be minimized by descending at a slower rate. Please consult your primary doctor before starting Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Traditionally HBOT has been used for diabetic foot wounds, air and gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation, gas gangrene, thermal burns, decompression sickness and acute mountain sickness. Due to the healing effects of oxygen therapy HBOT is now also used for cerebral palsy, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, ALS, anemia, wound and scar healing, post stroke care, post surgical care, improved performance, dementia and bells palsy… just to name a few.
Hyperbarics is a technology in which the air pressure in the environment is increased. When a person’s body is placed in a more pressure environment, it absorbs more oxygen molecules per volume of compressed air. The body normally transports oxygen via the hemoglobin of the red blood cells. By increasing the air pressure, oxygen is then driven into the body’s fluids, allowing a super-saturation of tissues and organs with oxygen. The increased pressure infuses the body with oxygen, even reaching injuries with damaged circulation. An example of this is a blood clot
in the brain (stroke).
We recommend that patients avoid eating or drinking (specifically carbonated beverages) directly prior to treatment, unless medically required, to avoid the need to use the restroom or cause an upset stomach during the session. Some medications are incompatible with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; a complete list of medications and supplements taken by the patient should be provided to us during the initial consult, and updates should always be provided. To maximize the benefit of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, smoking of any kind should be avoided during the course of a patient’s complete treatment protocol. Smoking causes vasoconstriction and accumulation of carbon monoxide and other wastes, all which are counterproductive to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Lastly, alcohol consumption should be avoided at least 8 hours prior to treatment.
It is not generally advised to undergo hyperbaric therapy if you are pregnant. Some people feel that there is benefit, quoting research done in Russia. However, until further safety studies are performed, it is not advisable to be inside a hyperbaric chamber during pregnancy.
No. Keep in mind that the ’40 hour protocol’ is the gold standard for many of the physiological benefits that have been observed with HBOT. However, the actual physiological benefits (for HBOT) can be seen in just a few sessions! Most physiological benefits will begin within the first few sessions of HBOT. It has been well documented that the anti-oxidant and protective role of HBOT is immediate and demonstrated within 24 hours of just one hyperbaric session. Further to this, the anti-inflammatory response is quite also very quick and a strong physiological response has been shown within 4 days of hyperbaric therapy. Many studies have reported HBOT to produce a strong pain-relieving effect after just 5 to 10 sessions. HBOT’s effects on promoting new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) can take place in just 10 to 20 sessions.
BioEnergetiX WellNES System
The scanner takes a complete assessment of your body-field in just seconds and sends it to our bioenergetic health practitioner. All from the comfort of your home or anywhere else you are. Based on decades of clinical research and practical testing, our scan assessments quickly answer these questions (and more):
How well is your body-field powered?
Is your body-field transferring information correctly?
Is your body-field doing what’s needed to promote healing?
While it’s not a medical diagnostic system, most are astounded by the connections it makes to the health challenges they know they have.
1. Energy-field imbalances and distortions: Your comprehensive scan will identify energy distortions in the human body-field that relate to specific health concerns, both physical and emotional.
2. Individualized Healing Protocols: The scan determines your specific corrective Bio- Energetic healing protocol, based on the unique make-up of your human body field.
3. Nutritional issues: The scan report will identify current challenges in the body's ability to absorb and metabolize certain nutrients and determine possible food sensitivities.
4. Environmental toxins and sensitivities: a NES Health scan determines what environmental factors, toxic metals, chemicals, and EMF's you have been exposed to and the body’s ability to handle them.
5. Emotional issues and Life purpose alignment: Identifies negative emotional states and beliefs correlating with past shocks and traumas that negatively impact your emotional wellbeing and physical health.
The NES miHealth is a powerful hand-held biofeedback device that is non-invasive and effective for reducing stress, releasing and re-educating energy flow, muscles, nerves, organs and areas of the body. As stress is released, energy can flow properly and the body’s innate healing intelligence can revert back to its original, optimal state. As part of our treatment sessions we use the miHealth device during a client session in our center to release any blockages or trigger points identified during the body-field scan.
miHealth helps to re-train your body's own healing system by communicating specifically with the parts of the body with which it is in contact (on or off-body). The device does this primarily by sending ultra-weak electrical signals (or via PEMF when used off-body) to the spot it is in contact with and then “listens” to the body’s response from those signals. Biofeedback therapy is known to help reduce stress and re-educate parts of the body and mind to healthier patterns which can lead to a better quality of life.
Infoceuticals are mineral-based supplements that have been imprinted with information designed to support the correction function of the human body-field. The body-field, in turn, instructs the body’s chemistry, supporting the body’s natural healing and wellness processes. You can learn more on our Infoceutical page.
We recommend that you follow our system’s recommendations and discuss your personalized Infoceutical plan with your Energy4Life practitioner. But beyond your personalized Infoceutical plan, or without a scan, you may also try our range of “Feel Good” Infoceuticals, which target specific goals such as more energy, better sleep, improved mood, or cold and flu season support. These can be taken without a specific recommendation from your practitioner or without a scan.
Infoceuticals have proven themselves to be extraordinarily safe over the years. They do not stimulate or challenge the body with herbs, nutrients, or medications, but instead optimize the energy and information of the body-field.
If you have had an organ transplant, you should not take Infoceuticals. Patients with organ transplants are often prescribed drugs to suppress the immune system to prevent organ rejection. Infoceuticals work to correct your energy field to boost immunity. Infoceuticals have otherwise proven very safe although, as with any supplement, care should be taken with children and pregnant or nursing women, and anyone with medical questions about taking a supplement should seek appropriate medical advice.
The device is very safe. In terms of programming and electronics, it is managed by a computerized Windows system. The cooling system is controlled by an electronic temperature sensor located in the processing head of the device and the temperature is controlled in real time by the machine and figures displayed on the screen. The Cryoskin Toning was launched 5 years ago and is used throughout France. It is currently the most successful non-invasive slimming treatment available in France.
The treatments lasts for 28 minutes and is done manually through a massage technique. The session begins with 2 minutes of heat and then a decrease in temperature to -8 degrees for the duration of the session. The purpose of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is known as the phenomenon of apoptosis. This phenomenon is triggered when the temperature of the fat tissue is between 17 and 12 ° and causes these cells to die. These cells are then naturally passed through the body through the lymphatic system and urine.
Clinical studies have shown that this technology naturally destroys fat cells, but as with most techniques, the results vary from one individual to another. The expected effect is usually rapid: part of the fat cells are destroyed during the session while the others will be eliminated within 2 to 3 weeks. It has also been proven to help with micro circulation and a significant increase in collagen due to the thermal shock that is caused by the hot and cold.
Anyone with the conditions below should not do this treatment:
Severe Raynaud’s syndrome
People who suffer from very poor circulation
The treatment is painless, with some clients describing it as rather pleasant. This is due to the massage technique and the session beginning with skin warming descending into the gradual decrease of temperature.
There are other manual cryotherapy machines. But tests and experience have shown that no other machine is currently capable of such dramatic results as the Cryoskin. These results are due to the fact that the device does not only produce cold but heat also. The exchange within these temperatures has a dramatic effect on the body’s tissues causing them to drop to 12 ° when fat tissues reach this temperature they die and are passed through the lymphatic system.
There are generally no side effects apart from the amount you urinate to increase slightly over the 3 days following the treatment along with the appearance of your urine in color.
In minimal cases there were the following side effects:
In some cases there were localized redness that disappeared after a few hours and in rare cases there was local pain that did not exceed 2 to 3 hours. There may also be some itching without consequences and often this is due to the reaction of certain cosmetic products used by clients; to avoid the chances of this do not use anything before coming in for treatment.
There were some experiences of delayed onset muscle soreness from treatments on the stomach due to unintentionally engaging the abdominals, again disappearing later that same evening.
The natural destruction of fat cells will cause cell waste. This waste is passed through the body naturally, first through the blood then the lymphatic system and then urine and this process on average takes 2 weeks.
The results may be compromised by the natural cycle of waste disposal and thus increase the risk of clogging the pathways. This does not represent a significant risk but would compromise the results.
Again, to not overload the body’s pathways. There is also strong internal cooling of the tissues and the treating of more zones at the same time could cause in extreme cases hypothermia and fatigue.
In our opinion and advice: NO
Face and arms in one session
Stomach and legs in another session
In general, it is always advisable to practice treatment on the upper OR lower body in a session.
The legs would count as one area because you would divide the time between each leg (14 minutes on one leg, 14 minutes on the other).
We may extend the time when we are working with someone who has a much larger body mass. Pre-programmed treatments were performed on average body surfaces so are effective across a variety of body types.
Depending on the individual and depending also on their lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. It is advisable to practice 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.
The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.
Like any external treatment, this is not advisable on areas such as the tummy, breasts or even the hips. The safest option is to abstain from treatments altogether.