Is There Such a Thing as Needleless Acupuncture?

history of acupunctureAcupuncture is known as the ancient science of healing that uses very thin needles inserted into specific points of the body. Though the needles are completely safe and don’t cause any pain, you may find yourself wishing that you could reap the benefits of acupuncture without the use of needles. Turns out, it’s possible!

Microcurrent Point Stimulation: The Needleless Acupuncture

Microcurrent Point Stimulation applies low frequency DC current stimulation to the same acupoints targeted in standard acupuncture. This therapeutic protocol has been proven as an efficient and precise pain management strategy. It’s based on the belief that pain arises from several different locations on the body and requires a multi-system approach for permanent results. Continue reading “Is There Such a Thing as Needleless Acupuncture?” »

How Acupuncture Can Impact Fertility

acupuncture treatmentIf you are eager to have a child but are struggling to get pregnant, you’re no doubt feeling a whirlwind of emotions: frustrated, frightened, and upset, just to name a few! Whether you’re just beginning to worry or already undergoing fertility treatments, you should consider utilizing the incredible power of acupuncture to support and strengthen your likelihood of pregnancy.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture first arose in traditional Chinese Medicine nearly 3,000 years ago and served as a significant form of medicine in the Chinese civilization. The main purpose of acupuncture is to improve wellbeing by stimulating specific “acupoints,” or locations on your body. A fine, sterile needle is inserted into the skin at each acupoint to shift the body into repair mode so it can heal itself.   Continue reading “How Acupuncture Can Impact Fertility” »

What’s an IPL Laser and How Does It Help Your Skin?

ipl laserPerhaps you’ve heard of a new trend in cosmetic skin enhancement called the IPL Laser. This incredibly effective procedure can provide noticeable results for a variety of skin conditions. If you’re unhappy with your skin for any reason- aging, fine lines, or redness, for example- IPL could be your solution.

About IPL Laser Treatment

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled technology delivers a potent broad-spectrum pulse of light to target specific structures within the skin, such as the dark skin pigment called melanin or hemoglobin. This is different than the average laser because it utilizes a broad spectrum of wavelengths. When filtered, the IPL Laser can be used for a variety of conditions. Continue reading “What’s an IPL Laser and How Does It Help Your Skin?” »

IV Vitamins for Nutrient Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy has been utilized in some form or another since IV use was started. IV nutrient therapy is used to achieve adequate levels of nutrients that will support your body’s needs. Intravenous administration of nutrients can achieve such serum concentrations not obtainable with oral or even intramuscular (IM) administration. Also, various nutrients have been shown to exhibit pharmacological effects usually dependent on the concentration of the nutrient and this level is usually not obtainable through oral administration. In addition, IV nutrient therapy may be more effective than oral or IM treatment for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. Many different types of nutrients can be given during any IV therapy dependent on the patient’s deficits and/or conditions.

The Myers Cocktail IV therapy is the most common and sought out IV nutrient therapy given. Myers Cocktail was developed by the late John Myers, MD in the 1970s, which was an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula used to treat a wide range of clinical conditions.

The Myers Cocktail we use in our office consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Myers Cocktail has been found to be effective for  treating conditions such as asthma, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, chronic cough, cardiovascular disease, dysmenorrhea and other conditions.

Glutathione IV Therapy add-on is used to strengthen the immune system through detoxification. Glutathione is naturally found in your body and a great antioxidant source. Glutathione is a very simple protein molecule made up of a tripeptide composed of cysteine, glycine and glutamine. The secret of the Glutathione power is the sulfur (SH) chemical groups. Sulfur is a sticky molecule that traps bad things in the body, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals.

IV glutathione is a very important add on to IV nutrient therapy for its ability to detoxify as well as strengthen the immune system and yields excellent results across a variety of conditions, including serious chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, severe toxicity, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimers, stroke, depression, asthma, liver disease, MS, central nervous system damage, kidney disease, lyme disease and cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin C IV Therapy add on is a powerful antioxidant that helps by supporting the immune system, fighting infection, reducing inflammation and improving fatigue. High dose Vitamin C therapy has also been used to treat certain cancerous conditions with positive outcomes ranging from improved quality of life to tumor death. Vitamin C is best used to treat depression, fatigue, allergies, acute illnesses, promote wound healing, etc.  It takes an enormously large amount of oral Vitamin C to be effective but intravenous Vitamin C is better absorbed and more beneficial.

High dose magnesium is a powerful muscle relaxant.  We use it to stop migraines and for stress with excellent results.

At Hermann Wellness our providers and staff believe that IV Nutrient Therapy can help people get back to feeling great and aid others in maintaining a healthy balance life. Please, call 813-902-9559 to make appointment for an IV Nutrient Therapy treatment or consult at one of our conveniently located offices in Tampa or St. Petersburg.

 

Three Reasons to Choose Dermapen Microneedling

microneedleEven people who hate needles can handle microneedling using the Dermapen®. Microneedling is essentially a collagen induction therapy that rejuvenates the skin.  This minimally invasive procedure uses extremely fine needles to puncture the skin for a controlled injury. Every needle puncture generates a “micro-wound” that the body repairs with new collagen and elastin while also creating new capillaries. In this manner, the skin can naturally heal its own scars, rejuvenate damaged skin, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and even tighten sagging skin. Continue reading “Three Reasons to Choose Dermapen Microneedling” »