Is Wellness Tech The Future Of Preventative Healthcare?

Is wellness tech the future of preventative healthcare?

On the verge of burnout, our wellness expert turned to an unlikely source for salvation: technology

IT WAS JANUARY 2023, when I first became aware of my deteriorating health. There I was, a relatively fit and healthy young(ish) man. I meditated daily, engaged in breathwork, yoga, strength training, and ate organic, biodynamic, and grass-fed whenever I could. But my sleep was dramatically off; in fact, I was only sleeping three to four hours a night. I would wake with blocked sinuses, feeling hot, bothered, and mad. Naturally, my stress levels increased as I tried to navigate being the co-founder of a start-up, working full-time hours, teaching classes, and trying to model a picture of wellness to the outside world.

Internally, I was fading quickly. My mental health hit an all-time low, my relationship withered, and I felt helpless. I tried every known blood, urine, and saliva test to get to the bottom of what was happening. I switched diets, took supplements, used saunas, cold-plunged, and tried prescription medication – all to no avail.

After 10 months of this, I was on the verge of a mental breakdown. Then a friend suggested I try a new-age health clinic in New York City called MOCEAN. They worked on the body as a holistic system and were known for helping people with chronic health conditions that couldn’t be treated through conventional methods. So, I took a month off work and told my partners that I didn’t know what to expect, but I needed a month off to fix myself.

I emailed Dr Joshua Park, the founder of MOCEAN. Josh was a former team doctor for the Korean Olympic team and had struggled himself with chronic health issues that weren’t easily diagnosed or treated. My month of healing entailed five sessions a week at the clinic, working on my breathing, inflammation, scar tissue repair, and stress, sleep, and gut health optimisation.

Each session included a variety of treatments using various technologies, ranging from compression leg sleeves to brain optimisation, breathing protocols, and machines that filtered pure oxygen into the body. Then there were hyperbaric chambers, saunas, and the list goes on. It was a biohacker’s dream.

Manoj and Dr Josh Park at MOCEAN

Fascinated, I asked Dr Park how he came to acquire such weird and wonderful gadgets. “When I was developing the MOCEAN Treatment System, I studied a lot,” he said. “Both historical and modern medical information helped me identify the key physiological systems essential for optimal health: the circulatory system, the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, and the system governing energetic balance.”

In his own words, Dr Park said, “With a better understanding of these foundations, I recognised that although the principles governing human health have remained constant, our technological capabilities to enhance or restore these systems have advanced significantly.”

Continuing, he said, “I began actively searching for the latest technology targeting improvement in these critical areas.”

MOCEAN is known for their targeted PEMF therapy, which uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to rejuvenate low-energy cells with pure, raw energy. Each cell in our body functions like a capacitor or battery, holding a charge. Our entire body relies on electrical energy, and each cell needs a specific electrical charge to operate optimally. To maintain good health, our cells must perform their functions effectively.

After four weeks of various treatments and therapies using the technologies, I felt like a new person. My mind and body were renewed. Was it purely the technology? Was it the break from work? Was it September in New York? Who knows – perhaps it was a combination of all of them. This much I do know: when I came home, all my inflammation markers were down, which was especially important as I discovered I had a mould outbreak in my apartment, which was actually the reason I was sick in the first place.

Sadly, I couldn’t immediately return to New York, so I moved out of that apartment and took some of the lessons I learned, purchasing some of the technologies I used at MOCEAN. I reached out to Dr Park and asked him what the best budget-friendly devices were that I could get my hands on. Here are the three that have really changed my life since coming back home.

Compression Sleeves

According to Dr Park, compression leg sleeves are designed to apply consistent pressure to your legs, helping to improve blood circulation. This is especially beneficial for those who spend long hours sitting or standing. Enhanced circulation improves blood flow, which means more efficient oxygen delivery to tissues, improving overall lymphatic health. I use these 3-5 times a week. I put on an ambient playlist or binaural beat album and nap for 30-45 minutes. I love the Hyperice compression sleeves.

Heated Eye Mask

“An eye massage mask can be an excellent tool for alleviating eye strain and tension, common issues in today’s digital-heavy lifestyle,” says Dr Park. “These masks typically use gentle vibrations or heat to stimulate the area around the eyes, helping to reduce puffiness, alleviate sinus pressure, and promote relaxation.” The best part is that these don’t cost much and are available through Amazon.

Biomat

I was searching for a well-researched and recommended PEMF mat; sadly, most well-regarded ones were between $6,500 and $15,000. However, many people recommended the Biomat. The Biomat utilises four types of energy: far-infrared rays with wavelengths of 6.5-9.32-14 microns, natural amethyst crystals, natural tourmaline, and orgone energy with negative ion functionality. When the body is exposed to these energies, a change in body temperature occurs that affects mitochondrial production and stress response. I use the Biomat with the compression sleeves and heated eye mask. This combination has been a dream after a long day’s work. Check it out.

Ultimately, do I think these technologies will replace exercising, taking care of our mental health, eating well, and socialising? No. Do I think they can support us during times of stress and optimise an already healthy body? Absolutely. But don’t take my word for it; try it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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By Manoj Dias

Meet Manoj Dias a bestselling author and master of training the body, mind and the space in-between. Dias boasts comprehensive knowledge of meditation, breathwork, physical and emotional well-being. Bridging Eastern wisdom with Western science, his philosophy centers on the convergence of mindfulness and contemporary culture. As the resident wellness expert for Men’s Health, Dias stands poised to guide you towards living your fullest and most vibrant life.

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