Universal Wellness

About Universal WEllness

Introducing Universal Wellness, a Subsidiary of Universal Neurological Care!
This is an independent location at 8833 Perimeter Park Blvd., Ste. 901 that focuses on non-pharmacological technologies that help individuals with Brain Injury but can also help individuals aspiring to wellness and disease prevention.
If you are interested in our Wellness Program. Reach out and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Syed Asad. (Fridays mornings based on availability)


Sonic Wave


Molecular Hydrogen

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Sonic Wave

The Sonic wave system is a form of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT) which is a medical treatment that utilizes acoustic waves, or shockwaves delivered to the body while the patient stands on the platform. It has been explored for various medical applications. The shockwaves are typically delivered to targeted areas to stimulate angiogenesis and improve blood flow, potentially enhancing function. The mechanism of action is thought to involve the release of growth factors and the activation of cellular signaling pathways that contribute to tissue repair and regeneration.

While there is ongoing research and interest in the potential benefits of LI-ESWT for certain medical conditions, it's important to note that its effectiveness and safety may vary, and results can be influenced by factors such as the specific condition being treated and individual patient characteristics. As with any medical treatment, consultation with healthcare professionals and reliance on scientific evidence are crucial to determine its appropriateness for a particular condition.

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Near Infrared Light Therapy (NILT) is a therapeutic approach gaining recognition in the medical field for its potential benefits in promoting tissue repair and reducing inflammation. This non-invasive technique involves exposing tissues to low levels of near-infrared light, typically within the wavelength range of 700 to 1400 nanometers. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by mitochondria, the cellular powerhouses responsible for energy production. This absorption stimulates a process called photobiomodulation, where the light energy is converted into cellular energy, leading to improved cellular function and enhanced tissue repair.

Medical providers are increasingly exploring the application of NILT for various conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, wound healing, and neurological disorders. Studies suggest that NILT can help accelerate the healing process by promoting the release of growth factors, reducing oxidative stress, and modulating inflammatory responses. 

Additionally, its non-invasive nature and minimal side effects make it an attractive option for patients seeking alternative or adjunctive therapies. While research in this field is ongoing, the promising results observed in preclinical and clinical studies make Near Infrared Light Therapy a potential valuable tool in the medical provider's arsenal for managing a range of conditions and improving patient outcomes.
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Molecular Hydrogen

Molecular hydrogen (H2) treatment or therapy involves the inhalation or consumption of molecular hydrogen gas to potentially confer therapeutic benefits. Molecular hydrogen is the smallest and simplest molecule, consisting of two hydrogen atoms. The interest in hydrogen therapy has grown due to its antioxidant properties and its ability to selectively neutralize harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body. ROS are molecules that can cause oxidative stress and damage to cells, which is implicated in various health conditions, including inflammation, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging.

Numerous studies suggest that molecular hydrogen therapy may have diverse health-promoting effects. It is believed to exert anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic (anti-cell death), and anti-oxidative stress effects, which could contribute to its potential in supporting overall health and well-being. Molecular hydrogen can be administered in various forms, such as hydrogen-rich water, hydrogen gas inhalation, or hydrogen-infused saline solutions. While research in this field is still evolving, early findings indicate that molecular hydrogen therapy holds promise in mitigating oxidative stress-related disorders, though further studies are needed to establish its efficacy and optimal protocols for specific health conditions. It's important to consult with healthcare professionals before incorporating molecular hydrogen therapy into one's health regimen.
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or chamber. The atmospheric pressure is increased to a level higher than normal, allowing the lungs to absorb a higher amount of oxygen, which is then transported throughout the body via the bloodstream. This increased oxygen supply promotes the healing of various medical conditions and injuries. HBOT is commonly used for conditions such as decompression sickness in divers, chronic non-healing wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, and certain infections. The elevated oxygen levels in the body stimulate the production of growth factors and enhance the body's natural healing processes, aiding in tissue repair and reducing inflammation. While HBOT has proven effective for certain conditions, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine its suitability for specific medical issues.

During a hyperbaric oxygen session, the patient typically lies down inside a hyperbaric chamber, either monoplace (for a single person) or multiplace (accommodating multiple individuals). The chamber is then pressurized, and the patient breathes in pure oxygen through a mask or hood. The treatment duration and pressure levels depend on the medical condition being addressed. HBOT is generally a safe procedure when administered under proper medical supervision, but it may have side effects such as ear or sinus discomfort, changes in vision, or, rarely, oxygen toxicity.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been explored as a potential treatment for brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury. The concept behind using HBOT for brain injury is to increase the supply of oxygen to the damaged brain tissues, thereby promoting healing and reducing inflammation. In the hyperbaric chamber, the elevated pressure allows a higher concentration of oxygen to dissolve in the blood plasma, reaching areas with compromised blood flow. 

This increased oxygen availability is thought to support cellular metabolism, enhance tissue repair mechanisms, and potentially reduce secondary injury processes that occur after the initial trauma. Some studies have suggested that HBOT may have neuroprotective effects and could contribute to cognitive and functional improvements in individuals with certain types of brain injuries.

Despite the potential benefits, more research is needed to establish its efficacy definitively. The consensus among medical professionals is that more rigorous and standardized research is necessary to determine the specific conditions and circumstances under which HBOT may be a beneficial adjunctive therapy for brain injuries. Individuals considering HBOT for brain injury should consult with healthcare professionals to assess its appropriateness based on the specific details of their condition.
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InBody System

The InBody System is a sophisticated body composition analysis tool that provides a comprehensive assessment of an individual's body structure. Unlike traditional methods like BMI (Body Mass Index), which only consider overall weight and height, the InBody System utilizes bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to measure various components of the body.
Here's a general overview of how the InBody System works:
The key technology behind the InBody System is BIA. This method involves sending a low-level electrical current through the body and measuring the impedance (resistance) encountered by the current as it travels through different tissues. Since different tissues (muscle, fat, water) have varying electrical conductivities, the system can analyze the impedance to estimate the composition of the body.
InBody Systems often use multiple frequencies to enhance the accuracy of the measurements. By analyzing how different frequencies of electrical currents interact with tissues, the system can differentiate between intracellular and extracellular water, providing more detailed insights into body composition.
One of the strengths of the InBody System is its ability to provide segmental analysis. It divides the body into different segments, such as the trunk, arms, and legs, allowing for a more detailed examination of muscle and fat distribution. This is particularly useful for athletes and individuals focusing on specific body areas.
The InBody System provides a range of measurements, including:

- Lean Body Mass (LBM): The total weight of the body minus the weight of body fat.
- Body Fat Mass: The total amount of fat in the body.
- Body Water: Intracellular and extracellular water content.
- BMI: Though not the primary focus, BMI may still be included for reference.
- Muscle-Fat Analysis: Details about muscle and fat distribution in different body segments.
The results are usually presented in a clear and user-friendly format. InBody reports often include visual representations of muscle and fat distribution, helping individuals and healthcare professionals interpret the data easily.
The InBody System is commonly used in various settings, including fitness centers, medical offices, and sports training facilities. It provides valuable information for personalized fitness and nutrition planning, as well as monitoring changes in body composition over time.

It's important to note that while the InBody System is a powerful tool, individual results should be interpreted in conjunction with other health assessments, and consultation with healthcare professionals is advisable for a comprehensive understanding of one's health status.
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