The wellness industry has grown at a rate that suggests American consumers are eager to try anything and everything to improve their health; since 2017, wellness has grown twice as fast as the global economy. And while solid scientific data don't yet back many wellness practices, countless practitioners report greater feelings of well-being.
We've rounded up five innovative wellness practices and where you can get them done in Michigan.
Acupuncture has long been a component of Chinese medicine and involves inserting thin needles into the body to stimulate the central nervous system. According to the Mayo Clinic, benefits include relief from pain and discomfort caused by fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, dental pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and much more.
With roots in Eastern practices such as yoga, tai chi and Buddhism, breathwork is a term that encompasses various breathing exercises that impact emotional and mental health. Breathwork is reported to varying levels of relief from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. Many wellness spas and yoga studios offer breathwork sessions and workshops where attendees can learn a number of techniques in either a group or one-on-one setting.
Vitamin IV therapy is exactly what it sounds like: administering vitamins via IV. The practice has become popular in recent years among the wellness crowd for its benefits of boosting immunity, hydration, increasing energy, and overall feelings of wellness.
Vitamin IV Therapy
Redlight therapy uses low wavelength red light to activate our cell's mitochondria to reduce wrinkles and acne, improve the appearance of scars, rosacea, eczema and, psoriasis and more.
Cryo therapy involves briefly exposing your body to freezing temperatures. The treatment is reported to reduce inflammation and pain while relieving symptoms of various chronic illnesses, such as asthma, fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, and depression.