Category: Health

Do You Know That Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Can Be Treated With Permanent Acupuncture?

In contrast to neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or Alzheimer’s, the alternative of permanent acupuncture with auricular implants emerges.

Parkinson, Multiple Sclerosis, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Alzheimer… are conditions that seriously alter basic functions of our body such as balance, memory, speech, movement or ability to swallow, among others. You as a sportsman who takes care of yourself can see these affections far away, but you probably know someone or have a family member who has been affected by the problem.

Centro de Medicina Neuro-Regenerativa has been researching the applications of auricular implants in the field of neurology for decades and has a therapy based on permanent acupuncture capable of significantly improving the quality of life of people affected by this type of diseases.
Successful in more than 5500 patients

The therapy has already been used successfully in more than 5500 patients around the world, and as it is not drug-based, it has no adverse side effects.

It is a technique discovered in Germany in 2001, based on traditional Chinese acupuncture, which involves the application of tiny titanium micro-implants in the cartilage of the ear (auriculopuncture) permanently. These implants are painless and inappreciable and their objective is to reduce symptoms and relieve discomfort regardless of the age of the patient and the years of evolution of the disease.

This permanent atrial implant is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s and other diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Pick’s disease, etc. Faced with all these diseases, the center applies a multidisciplinary approach that includes neuro-psychology and physiotherapy throughout the treatment.

The emotion of returning to movement

Many of the Parkinson’s patients treated are excited about how they were able to return to daily tasks for which they were incapacitated before permanent needle treatment. Acts as simple as cooking, driving, running, doing DIY at home, etc. they had to leave again, they can perform them as they show in these testimonies of real patients.

Recovering autonomy entails increasing the quality of life and well-being of the Parkinson’s patient and, therefore, is also essential for their immediate environment.

Studies show it

Center of Neuro-Regenerative Medicine has made a comparative study to determine the effectiveness of this type of permanent acupuncture against Parkinson’s disease that has had a sample of 32 men and women affected by this disorder, with an average age of 54 years .

After one year of trial for which two groups were established within the sample of patients, some treated with permanent acupuncture and others not, both receiving pharmacological treatment, it can be affirmed that the permanent needle confers a greater stability to the pharmacological treatment against the illness.

The double-blind study, in which neither the patients nor the professionals treating them were aware of which trial group each member belonged to, concluded that patients who were treated with permanent acupuncture had fewer modifications in the pharmacological treatment (increase in dosage, inclusion of new drugs, etc.) and an improvement regarding the complications of said treatment.

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What Is the Percentage of Optimal Body Fat in Men and Women?

The IGC is a value that can vary slightly in men and women. In this article we tell you what percentage is the most optimal.

The body fat index is a value that refers to the amount of stored fat that a person has, taking into account factors such as age or gender.

In the case of men, an optimal percentage should be around 16-20%, while in women it ranges between 20-25%. This is because the female body produces more estrogen and therefore is more prone to accumulate fat in certain areas.

It is also important to point out that it is normal for this index to gradually increase over time. Your metabolism’s big fault is that it becomes more unstable when you’re turning years old.
Food and exercise are essential when reducing the GCI

To achieve an optimal fat index, it is necessary to practice healthy lifestyle habits such as opting for a healthy and balanced diet, together with a daily and constant physical activity. A good way to achieve this is through high intensity exercises (also known as ‘HIT’) and with which results are achieved in less time.

We must also abandon sedentary lifestyle and other harmful vices such as tobacco or alcohol. Anyway, if you want to lower your IGC, we advise you to put yourself in the hands of a nutritionist to study your case better.

How is the body fat index measured?

There are different methods when measuring body fat. One of the most widespread is that of anthropometry, a system that consists of a set of measurements directed to the most important parts of the body such as the thorax, the head, the torso, the arms, the thighs, the calves, the waist or hip.

To perform all this process, analog or digital lipocalibres are used. When all the samples are taken, a series of calculations are made through some equations so that, in this way, the IGC of the analyzed person can be more accurately known.

On the other hand, there are also bio-dependence equipment such as scales with electric sensors for the hands and feet. These are devices that send a current of energy between two points of reference with which you can know more in detail the percentage of accumulated fat.

What happens in your body when you burn fat?

There is a lot of talk about fat burning training, but what really happens in your body? It is likely that at first you feel a greater appetite, it is logical for the extra expense you are doing in training but your body will end up adapting to the new sensation. At the nutritional level you can eat more quantity but without excesses and choosing food carefully.

If you prolong the training over time you will see how your muscles will be more defined as part of those subcutaneous fat that rounds the forms will disappear. You will also notice that you are more efficient in aerobic sports, partly because of the training itself and partly because the loss of fat means that your muscles have to make less effort when moving less weight.

As a result of training, your muscles will slightly increase your metabolism, and probably increase a little volume. That will cause your energy consumption to increase, even when you are at rest. Therefore, when the loss is due to exercise and more muscle mass is formed, an “en bloc” reaction occurs: you lose fat, then your metabolism becomes active and it is easier to lose fat. On the contrary, if each time you are less active the reaction would be the following: you accumulate more fat then the metabolism goes slower so it is easier to accumulate fat.

With diet alone, without exercise, it usually happens that the body reacts to fat loss by slowing down the metabolism, making it increasingly difficult to lose weight even if in the end we starve ourselves. Hence, combining exercise and diet is key: “Sport is the king, nutrition is the queen and together they make the kingdom”.

Body fat calculator

Estimating your percentage of body fat helps you to better compensate your body composition, as well as calculate the amount of calories your body requires as well as your macronutrients as well.

The following calculator uses the formula to estimate an individual’s body fat percentage, created by the Armed Forces of the United States.