Yesterday’s alternative health treatments, including chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, are today’s mainstream options for many illnesses and disorders. Many of today’s health and wellness treatments that are considered alternative or innovative will become tomorrow’s gold standard for staying healthy and preventing disease. Some of these unusual treatments are still largely unknown but show great promise. Here are three health and wellness treatments you may not have heard about yet but should definitely look into for better health.
Originally used to treat heavy metal poisoning, chelation therapy is becoming a popular health and wellness option that addresses many potential health problems. In its earliest form, chelation therapy removed toxic metals such as lead out of the bloodstream by using a specific chemical agent that binds to toxins to remove them from the body. Over time, practitioners realized there were other advantages to these IV treatments, including treatments for clogged arteries. Other conditions that may respond to chelation therapy include muscular dystrophy, psoriasis, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. It may also improve mental acuity and promote overall health. Typically, several intravenous treatments are administered over a month or more. You can learn more about chelation therapy at inhstl.com.
Ozone is a form of oxygen-containing one extra oxygen molecule. This treatment is already popular in Europe and is quickly gaining ground in the United States. Ozone treatments enrich the body’s blood with additional oxygen. Ozone exhibits several features that can improve health, including boosting the immune system, more effective oxygen utilization by the body (this promotes healing, especially for diabetics), improved circulation, and increased antioxidants. It’s crucial to have ozone therapy administered by a medical professional to ensure proper dosing, as too much ozone can be damaging. It is most commonly administered in a clinical setting by removing some blood from the body, adding ozone, then using an IV to reintroduce the blood to the bloodstream.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system and can help your body detoxify. It is administered intravenously to help flush toxins out of your system and is often recommended after chemotherapy to rid your already weakened body of toxins. It’s also used to help flush out environmental toxins and some molds. It is increasingly being used as a sort of “morning after” treatment for hangovers as well, helping get rid of excess alcohol and relieving painful headaches as it rehydrates the body. Infusions are also used to combat fatigue and lethargy and improve thyroid function.
If you’re interested in learning more about these relatively unknown health and wellness treatments, talk to your doctor or find a medical health spa offering these treatments.
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