Anxiety and stress are feelings that we all have. Whether you are stressed about work, money, family, friends or any other cause – the feeling can have a lot of effect on one’s life.
Stress and anxiety are emotions which are often accompanied by physical outcomes. It may be just a feeling of tension – like a wound up spring, which may snap at any time. It may be a feeling of frustration, nervousness or anger tearing you from the inside. It may be worries or fears that take you over. Continue reading Anxiety and Stress Home Treatment→
Migraines are quite a mystery, but there are some known triggers which cause migraines. Some of causes of migraines are physical causes, and some are mental.
Migraines are defined as severe headaches, with high levels of pain. Migraines are usually accompanied by sensory signs which effect eye sight and balance. These effects may include blind spots, blurred vision, flashes of light or enhanced sensitivity to bright light. Unlike common headaches, the severity of migraines is debilitating.
Everyone suffers from headaches, stress or anxiety from time to time. Technology advancements bring new treatments to the market.
There are many treatments available but some are risky and others are not cost effective. Medical devices and medicine costs can add up quickly. Many devices aim to treat headaches, but their effectiveness is sometimes questionable. New research and devices are trying to change the game in stress and headache relief.
Most devices utilize one or two methods of treatment. The three most popular technologies used in stress relief and headache relief devices are: Red Light Photo Therapy, Vibration Therapy, and Negative Ion Therapy. All of these technologies are designed to combat stress, anxiety and headaches.
Since there are many causes for headaches and migraines, Headaches cannot be cured entirely. However, these advancements will help give a lot of pain relief. Your day will become more bearable and you mood will positively increase. Controlling stress and anxiety requires a lot of practice, but using a device such as the Headoc can assist in the training period, and even for quick and short term relief.
What are the common technologies to treat headaches, stress and anxiety?
Millions of people suffer from stress, anxiety and headaches on a daily basis. Working long hours, not getting enough sleep, relationship problems and health issues can all lead to significant amounts of stress and anxiety. One of the most dangerous ways to handle stress and anxiety is not doing anything at all. This can lead to even more stress and anxiety and you can feel much worse.
Over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and which results in over 50 billion dollars in medical expenses annually. Chronic headaches are headaches that occur on a daily basis, and even several times a day. This can be very costly and debilitating because the person will not be feeling well during the day.
Almost 75% of adults between the ages of 18-65 years old in the world have experienced a headache in the last year. There are multiple ways to treat headaches and anxiety. Some people use medication, medical devices or natural remedies. Many people use medication because they believe it is the easiest solution to treat the problem, but this is not always the case. The types of medication that are used to treat headaches are the following; are pain killers, Antiemetics (drugs used to relieve nausea) Ergotamines(drugs used to treat migraines), and Triptans (used to treat migraines and cluster headaches). These medications tend to have side effects and if they are over used, they can make your headaches even worse. Continue reading New Approach to Stress and Anxiety→
Red light photo therapy is widely used in many devices. It is used in beauty care, medical care and home treatment of many conditions.
Red light photo-therapy is widely used these days in beauty care. It is marketed in professional devices of cosmetic care and home use devices. Red light treatments can improve skin regeneration, which provides better composure of the skin as well as help minor wrinkles.
In the medical industry, red light photo therapy has many uses. Research has shown that red light is linked with energy & metabolism in muscle, bone and other tissue. Moreover, it has even been suggested that astronauts can use LED blankets to prevent muscle and bone atrophy (degeneration of cells).
As used by NASA
NASA uses red light therapy as means to “improve the medical care that is available to astronauts on long term missions in space”. Research indicates that red light therapy can:
Improve wound healing – since the red light photo-therapy energizes skin and tissue, which increases cellular activity. Simply said – wounds may heal faster.
Improve regeneration of skin and tissue – the red light may affect growth factor synthesis, which means the cells grow and divide faster.
Better skin elasticity and integrity – red light therapy aids the body to produce collagen on its own, so the skin in areas exposed to red light therapy will regenerate and look a lot better.
What has this got to do with stress and anxiety?
Well, to explain in simple words – a healthy mind in a healthy body means not only being healthy, but also feeling good. We all know about bad hair days and how compliments can improve our feelings. So, making our skin look and feel better is a great way to get those compliments going. More than a beauty characteristic, healthy skin will also improve blood flow and moisture issues.
Good looks, better feeling, best results
At Kencap Medical Solutions, we strive to bring you not just a good look, but also a good feeling. Getting rid of that headache or temporary depression is one of our main goals. That means we didn’t stop at just vibration massage or red light photo-therapy, we also included Negative Ions in the Headoc – which have a shown improvement in mood for over 50% of users. One research even suggested that red light and Negative Ions both show improvement for 50% of patients with SAD (Seasonal Affected Depression).
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The technologies in the Headoc are all aimed to fight stress, anxiety and migraines. Three technologies working synergetically for optimal results in minimal time.
What is the Headoc
The Headoc is a new device, designed and developed to treat and assist sufferers of stress, anxiety or migraines. When brainstorming the Headoc we wanted to bring the best results, and after extensive research we discovered that three technologies will bring the best results. Combining these three technologies was not simple, but our R&D team has worked hard to make it happen. We realized that we can’t treat these mood disorders and pains without treating the feeling of the patient, so the solution required focusing on the physical side as well as the emotional side.
Each Headoc technology has its own benefits. Low frequency vibration brings relief to muscle pain and relaxation. Red Light Photo Therapy improves blood flow and cell regeneration. Negative Ions relieve stress and improve mood, as well as increase memory and cognitive functions. Together, these technologies work together to make you feel better, live better and function better in today’s stressful and fast-paced life style.
The Headoc Technology
Vibration has been proven to be a stress relieving technique which also improves blood flow in the body. A gentle massage can reduce levels of anxiety, depression and pain as well as improved night sleep. Read more on Vibration Therapy
Red Light Photo-Therapy
Red light photo-therapy is commonly used in beauty devices, since it is proven to increased metabolism of muscle and tissue. NASA has used photo-therapy as a main part of astronauts care in space. Read more on Red Light Photo-Therapy
Negative Ions Therapy
Negative ions is used in bracelets and other items offered to athletes. When spread in to the air, negative ions reduce depression, improve memory and cognitive performance. Negative Ions have a positive effect on decision making and concentration, required every day in the developed world. Read more on Negative Ions Therapy
Vibration Therapy has many uses, both in medical use and alternative treatments or home-care. Vibration Therapy can be used for stress relief, pain relief and many other uses. In the Headoc, the vibration assists in reduction of pain or anxiety levels & improve blood flow.
Vibration therapy comes in many forms, and it is widely spread in home use and alternative care. Many devices and instruments use vibration to provide relief and improve blood flow. The vibration can treat sore muscles or other pains. Vibration therapy can be found in hand held devices, massage sticks and couches and even beds.
Vibration therapy is now a well-known alternative for a professional massage, especially in tightening budgets and time constraints. There are many devices for home massage, but most of them are just simple vibrators.
The Headoc’s vibration technology
The Headoc utilizes the advantages of vibration therapy assist with anxiety relief, pain relief and even improved sleep. The Headoc’s vibration strength can be easily adjusted to suit a volume you feel comfortable with. At any frequency, the Headoc vibration aids the effect of the other technologies utilized in the Headoc.
The Headoc vibration mode also allows use of the Headoc as an applicator of creams or oils, providing a massage to the skin which helps the cream enter the skin and pores. The cream applicator is a standard part of the Headoc’s package, and can be used for beauty creams, massage oils, and other ointments meant for skin application.
A little bit of science
Vibration has been long known as a stress buster, used in ancient techniques of massage and alternative care. Vibration therapy can improve blood flow in the body (White, 2007). As a result of massage and vibration therapy, there was a reduction in levels of anxiety, depression and pain. Furthermore, immune system functions were enhanced and sleep quality during the night improved (Lund, 2000. Poust, 2013. Field T., 2011. More evidence can be found in the end notes of this document).
Researches over the years have shown massage and vibration to cause lowered levels of catecholamine and stress hormones (cortisol) as well as decreases in adrenaline and noradrenaline. If you want to read more about the science of vibration, you can check these researches below.
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