Amethyst Biomat Maryland
Amethyst bio mats utilize their mineral component and heat to enhance the body’s vitality through far infrared rays and negative ions. Amethyst bio mats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.
An amethyst bio mat is a padded mat filled with pockets of amethyst crystal stones. An amethyst bio mat can be incorporated as an integrative medicine therapy approach. The mat can be turned on, heating the stones.
The heated stones release negative ions and far infrared rays that penetrate your body. A safe and beneficial light wave treats the body, encourages healing, and stimulates the regeneration of nerves and muscle tissue. Amethyst bio mats can be used as treatments for chronic pain, injury, and overall wellness.
How It Helps
An amethyst bio mat provides many healing benefits for individuals to incorporate into their health regimens. The healing properties of the amethyst bio mat can be scientifically backed. When the mat is turned on and the crystals are heated, far infrared rays (FIR) are created.
These rays can penetrate your skin to your muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. The frequency of far infrared rays matches the frequency of natural sunlight. The added benefit of the amethyst-created FIR is that no UV radiation is produced (as opposed to the sun’s rays).
When the far infrared rays are absorbed into the body, blood circulation is encouraged and blood vessels are expanded. This allows for more oxygen in the body to flow through the body and promotes the healing of injuries and diminishes inflammation in the body. FIR converts the light energy to resonate throughout the body.
Due to the mineral properties of the amethyst stones present, negative ions are also produced when heated. The negative ions support the body’s inherent functions and accelerate cleansing processes on the molecular level. The pH balances in your body adjust, decreasing the acidity in your body.
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Our team is composed of board certified medical doctors who are highly knowledgeable in the practice of holistic integrative therapies. Our Direct Primary Care model provides patients with in depth consults with each appointment without the restrictions of time limits and jumping through insurance hoops.
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Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.
Dr. Sudhir Rao obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Despite Dr. Rao's years of training focusing on traditional medicine, he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness with alternative methods after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.
What Does An Amethyst Bio Mat Do?
You may find yourself sweating while using the bio mat. Your increased perspiration encourages the release of toxins from the body through cellular waste. And while the health of the body’s cells is improved, metabolism is encouraged to function at a more optimized level. When your metabolism is supported, the cells can absorb nutrients more effectively and dispel toxins rapidly.
The heated amethyst stones act as conductors for thermal energy, releasing negative ions. Negative ions are molecules with an electrical charge that can affect you emotionally and physically. Negative ions exist in “natural places'' such as naturally occurring minerals like amethyst. Negative ions promote cellular activation and renewal, improving your immune system and autonomic nervous system.
Benefits of Amethyst Bio Mat Treatment
An amethyst bio mat treatment is a great alternative option to help with a multitude of different health concerns in particular those having to do with joint and muscle pain. The increased blood circulation allows for oxygen and nutrients to get to the afflicted sites in question quicker and can help reduce inflammation among many other things.
That improved blood circulation coming from the infrared rays raising the body temperature and causing your blood vessels to expand is just one of the many benefits. The raising of your body temperature also can help improve your overall immune system by kicking the immune system into drive and this could in turn strengthen and help detoxify your system of unwanted toxins.
The bio mat treatment is often used to help relieve pain. As the blood begins to flow more freely there are certain blood vessels that begin to dilate. This helps bring relief and healing to soft tissues and muscles that could potentially have been injured. Along with this the better blood circulation removes metabolic waste and helps bring nutrients to the muscles which are key to their recovery process.
This is also what makes this alternative treatment so useful when it comes to reducing the stiffness and joint pain that comes with musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis. The infrared light waves that the bio mat creates raises the temperature of blood which therefore causes you to sweat and your blood to circulate faster as we've said. This process helps you burn calories.
The American Medical Association in their journal reported that one infrared bio mat session of about 30 minutes could potentially burn the same amount of calories as if you were jogging for that amount of time. This means that if you're someone who has mobility issues this could be a good way to help improve your metabolism and safely burn those calories.
As we've said, the warmth of the amethyst bio mat helps relieve tension in the muscles and this in turn can help reduce stress and even boost energy. The amethyst bio mat also produces negative ions which coupled with the infrared light waves penetrate into the skin and can help detoxify your body. This means that it removes impurities and that in turn helps your skin health greatly.
The creation of these negative ions also brings with it a ton of benefits as well. These negative ions activate minerals like calcium and sodium allowing them to circulate better because of that ionization. This could potentially help with blood purification and alkalization which will in turn help regulate your pH levels.
This increase of negative ions in the bloodstream also helps improve communication between the cells and the body. This improves cell function and helps with the creation and repair of current cells in the body.
The doctors at Shakthi Health and Wellness utilize this treatment alongside other traditional treatments to ensure you get an optimal result. The mixture of science and alternative practices makes this treatment a unique and truly integrative medical therapy.
Conditions That An Amethyst Bio Mat Can Treat
An amethyst bio mat is an FDA-supported therapy approach for many different conditions. The healing benefits of regular use, backed by scientific principles, encourage bio mat therapy to enter more mainstream healthcare settings. The amethyst bio mat can provide complementary therapy (or in some cases as an alternative therapy) for various conditions. The utilization of this therapy can treat:
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Muscle spasms
- Minor muscle pain
- Poor circulation
- Pain associated with arthritis
- Chronic pain
- Low energy
Many people can discover the healing properties of an amethyst bio mat for various phases in their life. For example, many athletes incorporate the bio mat as part of their recovery from training and injury. Others may use it as a supporting therapy for other health conditions they may be suffering from (poor sleep, chronic back pain, etc…).
Essentially, an amethyst bio mat encourages and supports the body’s natural functions to work in an enhanced way. These mats can provide pain relief, balanced pH levels, and restore hormonal levels. The utilization of an amethyst bio mat contributes to optimized health and vitality.
If you are interested in learning more about our Amethyst Bio Mat or would like to schedule an appointment, CALL Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today! Speak with our dedicated staff to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jyothi Rao and begin optimizing your body’s vitality. Call (301) 703-5067 and speak to our concierge staff today!
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I started by seeing Dr. Sudhir Rao for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. I had an accident in July 2010 that caused nerve damage in my ankle. After treatments and surgery, it spread up the entire left side of my body. The only way to describe how you feel is by saying you’re a human pinball machine ? you just never know where the pain is going to be that minute. I had asked about acupuncture because someone had told me that it worked for them. I was at the point of trying anything to lessen the pain because it was getting worse every day.
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I am actually a relatively healthy 50-year-old woman. I try to eat well and exercise, but I (like many) felt the creep of age in the form a subtle pounds and decreasing energy. Dr. Rao helped point me in the direction of the correct detox program for me (Core Restore!) as well as the supplements I needed to boost my metabolism and increase my energy! I still need to eat what works for me and avoid the things that don't, and I still have to exercise every day, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy!!
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I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back! When I scheduled the appointment, I was surprised how by helpful Kelly was on the phone. I didn’t know the details of my insurance coverage and Kelly offered to call my insurance for me. I’ve never had anyone at a doctor’s office do that before.
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After visiting the Shakthi website and reading other patient testimonials, I was curious about the wide variety of treatments that were available. I have a very slow metabolism, was fatigued, had insomnia, back pain, and just didn’t feel as well as I wanted to in general. I had more allergic reactions and respiratory issues in the preceding months before coming to see Dr. Jyothi Rao. I had completed three courses of prednisone while under the treatment of my traditional doctor and was fed up with that cycle and was looking for another path.
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I was given the gift of Dr. Rao's primary care for Christmas in 2016. I didn?t take advantage of it until March of 2017. My mindset at the time was negative. I had heard about changing eating habits and I felt that I liked the foods I was eating and I was nearly 70, so why change now? After meeting with Dr. Rao and hearing her suggestions, I said I would take it one small step at a time and see what happens.
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Our doctors and staff take time to get invested in your health and well-being. We've taken a step back from mainstream medicine and are challenging the norm. Everyone's healthcare needs are different. You are different. We believe patients shouldn't settle. Our practice is not a revolving door. We listen, and most importantly, we hear you.
Appointments are conducted on an as-needed basis. Patients can expect appointments to be more thorough and focused on their needs. As direct primary care doctors, we see a limited number of patients which means each of our patients receives dedicated care without the concern of being “rushed” our of an appointment.
We offer patients scientifically backed health assessments to better understand the root causes of their health conditions. We evaluate any disruptions to your health and body to develop effective wellness plans to optimize your vitality. To learn more about the specific tests we offer visit this page here.
Patients receive personalized and tailored care in exchange for a flat fee. Overall cost will be discussed during your initial consultation. Each subsequent appointment will not need to be individually paid for. All patients receive unlimited access to their physicians which leads to better overall health and wellness.