Float Therapy & Lyme Disease A Natural Treatment

Floatation therapy has been used for years as a way to reduce stress, pain, and anxiety. However, float therapy can be used as an alternative medicine to help with a number of physical ailments and diseases. Lyme disease is one such illness in which float therapy can be extremely beneficial.

What is Float Therapy?

Float therapy, also known as sensory deprivation or floating in an isolation chamber, involves floating in a sensory reduced environment. This is usually achieved by being placed in a light and soundproof float pod, chamber, or tank. The body is then allowed to float in 6 to 12 inches of skin temperature water that has been saturated with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt. The saltwater solution is supersaturated with Sulfate Magnesium, which allows the body to float effortlessly. Not only is the tank is the ideal for weightless pain relief, but the lack of stimulation is the perfect environment to clear the mind and reduce stress and anxiety.

Float Therapy & The Herxheimer Reaction

Chronic sufferers of Lyme disease are often plagued with a condition, known as a Herxheimer Reaction. A herx reaction occurs after the body has killed a large amount of the bacteria that causes the disease.

The cells of these disease-causing bacteria release endotoxins during the destruction process, which often increase the symptoms of Lyme disease and leave the sufferer in a debilitating physical and mental state.

The body naturally excretes these toxins through the skin in a process that is initiated by magnesium. This is why Epsom salt baths are often recommended to those who suffer from Lyme disease.

Floating in large quantities of Epsom salt i.e. Sulfate Magnesium can help rid these toxins from their bodies. During a float therapy session, the body floats in a water solution that is heavily saturated with magnesium sulfate. These sulfates are then absorbed into the body through the skin and increase the liver’s ability to rid the body of toxins.

Other Benefits of Float Therapy for Lyme Disease Sufferers

Float therapy can help those with Lyme disease experience less herx reactions by aiding the liver in eliminating endotoxins from the body. However, there are other benefits that can be gained with floatation therapy.

Reduce anxiety
Overcome depression
Soothe sore muscles and body aches
Relieve swelling
If you or someone you love suffers from Lyme disease, why not give floating in an isolation tank a try. Not only can floatation therapy help with the symptoms of Lyme disease, it can also increase circulation, promote relaxation, and reduce stress.

The Benefits of Looking After Your Workplace With Vaccinations

A responsible company and their management team will have the best interest of its employees at heart because healthy, happy employees are the backbone of every successful business.

There has been lots of controversy over flu vaccinations and most of this is myth and misinformation from people who do not bother to find out the facts. It has constantly been shown that having a workforce that is vaccinated reduces the downtime of any business and therefore increases profitability.

By encouraging a healthy and more productive workplace you are investing in your employees and at the same time your business
You and your employees will benefit from a reduction in lost work days so increased income
Your other employees will not have to work harder to compensate for absent workmates because of the flu or other illnesses so your staff will be happier
Offering vaccinations during work time shows that you are committed to the wellbeing of your employees
You will have an improved business reputation, because your business is stable
If your employees travel to other states or countries is estimated that 50% of them will experience some health issues. Being vaccinated can dramatically decrease their chances of becoming ill while traveling. Routine vaccinations should be carried out every year to ensure they are properly covered
Many diseases that have been eliminated, are still present in many other countries and international travelers are at greater risk because they have no natural immunity in foreign lands
Offering educational programs to employees so they are aware of the benefits to themselves and their families is a good business strategy. Once you have them interested offer their immediate family vaccinations
Flu vaccinations can help stop the spread of the flu, which is easily transmitted in a family settings
Encourage healthy eating habits and a healthy lifestyle with all your employees
Arrange events to help encourage their healthy lifestyle, such as:
Have walking staff and company meeting where the whole meeting walks together in outside
Install employee showers and a mini gym at work or make a place where employees can keep their bike if they ride to work
Create a lunch time exercise group
Organise fun runs and competitions with other businesses
Have a healthy staff Cafeteria
Provide healthy cafeteria meals
Only have healthy snacks available in vending machines
Provide a staff kitchen where your employees can cook their own healthy meals
Encourage proper hygiene and ensure there is always proper garbage bins available as well as having the rest rooms regularly cleaned and maintained.
Encourage mental health by giving proper breaks and trying to reduce employee stress levels.

Every business, no matter what size they are, can benefit if their employees regularly get their flu vaccinations. It is also a good opportunity to introduce a healthy regime throughout the workplace and also have your staff vaccinated for any other recommended health issues.

How Medicare Affects Your Access To Healthcare?

The fastest growing expense in healthcare is prescription drugs. It has been seen that many seniors in the US do not have Medicare prescription drug coverage and they have to pay from their pocket to get the drugs.People who are entitled to Medicare believe that quality service by doctors is just meant for patients from higher socioeconomic strata of the society. These are the same patients who might have supplementary coverage to their Medicare. The question that is being asked is whether the US healthcare system treats patients with Medicare differently compared to those who have a more thorough coverage.As people access the healthcare system in the US, they move through 4 stages. Preventive care is where the screening happens and the patients start an ongoing relationship with the doctor. Diagnosis starts the access to a hospital and getting admitted. Treatment is when care is provided so that you overcome your illness. Finally there is the follow-up where you listen to the doctor’s advice and have the ability to get the required medicines. Medicare has influence in all these stages and affects your access to healthcare services.How Medicare affects your access to healthcare is clearly illustrated by this example. Imagine that your doctor puts you on lipid lowering medication. However, Medicare will not pay for one cholesterol test a year. This way you do not know whether the medication is helping you or not.It is quite common in the US to see patients in their 70s to take up a menial job to pay for their medications. People from lower socioeconomic strata are struggling to get prescription medicines all because of lack of government funding and the growing size of elderly population due to improved medicine and technology.It is a vicious cycle and one thing is for sure that Medicare affects your access to healthcare services, especially if you do not have supplementary coverage. Your doctor will prescribe life-extending medicines and interventions, while you will be unable to pay for them because you do not have Medicare coverage.

The Rise and Rise in Healthcare

Health care cost have been rising way over the cost of living for all us for many decades now. This is the case whether you are serviced by a public sector or private sector health service or a mixture of both (as is most common).What is going on? Why are we paying ever more high costs for healthcare?There appear to be a multitude of reasons to choose from:
1. Drug and healthcare equipment inflation
2. More treatments and more drugs being available
3. Increased longevity
4. Subsidised and insured health increasing demand
5. More access to self-diagnosis/amateur diagnosis (internet)
6. Healthcare more widely available in the third world making healthcare resources more stretched
7. Increase in preventative care resulting in inevitable waste (providing healthcare for those who are not ill)A long book could be written about drug inflation and that is just the first topic. However, this is surely more of a symptom rather than a cause of higher health costs. My hunch is that no.2 is the greatest reason for higher healthcare costs: increased availability for treatments.The problem with healthcare is that it doesn’t follow normal supply/demand patterns, especially in western countries. If we have eaten well then we can say we are full. Demand has been fully satisfied. However, healthcare is different; the goalposts are constantly on the move. There was a time when most people would only see a doctor if they we were too ill to function. Then we started to lower the bar to the point when even a mild headache could trigger a doctor’s appointment (for some people at least). Then as our health improved more emphasis was put on measures we could take to prevent illness and live long and agile life. The goalposts are moving yet again with recent forays into cosmetic treatments.I offer no judgements but merely observe. Surely it is a good thing that we are healthier? However if we are under increasing financial pressure and stress as we try to find money to pay for all of this, where should the line be drawn?Does the stress caused by the higher cost of living makes us less happy? Is mental health being sacrificed in favour of physical health? We have a greater quantity of life but are we getting the quality of life to go with it?Perhaps time will tell