What do we talk about when it comes to wellness?
- We are talking about health in general.
- We ́re talking about physical and mental well-being together.
- There ́s even a word "Kinetic Wellness", which refer to our fitness and nutrition.
Health is not a destination. Health is not a goal. Health is just an expectation. Health is a feeling, a consciousness, and a way of thinking.
What is the current wellness trend connected to?
It is connected with everything you consume, feel and think about. It is all located inside you. We ́re talking about "mindfulness" concept, which means being in the moment, being conscious and being mindful. Doing what we can to feel good from the inside.
We ́re seeing a huge transition towards mindful conscious living over the short and medium term.
Here ́are some predictions about future health and wellness trends for 2022:
1. Sound healing is taking up the scene in well being.
Some call it "alternative medicine." Some rave about its effectiveness while many other people are skeptical of its' supposed benefits. But sound healing is gaining popularity because it offers solutions to various problems, ranging from depression to allergies. Many people believe that sound has the power to cure or alleviate a wide range of health issues.
Sound healing is a holistic form of therapy that relies on music or sound waves to relieve mental and physical tension. Sometimes people associate sound healing with music therapy, but the two are different things.
Music therapy is the practice of using music to improve health conditions. Sound healing is more like a ritual that can be performed on any day.
Various Types of Sound Healing
- Acupressure and massage are forms of synchronized massage and sound to treat health conditions. Brainwave entrainment is a type of sound healing technique that uses different types of sounds to trigger certain brainwaves. According to Dr. Sonia Lapp, a brainwave entrainment expert, these techniques "release the active participation of the conscious mind" and "allow for the therapeutic effects of less conscious or subconscious mind."
Lapp claims that these methods "work . . . on a physical level, but they also work on a more subtle level, emotional level, mental level, and spiritual level." A sound healing session involves listening to audio frequencies that are "harmonized" with a person's brainwave pattern.
You can have a look behind the science of sound here.
2. Embracing the full-body biome.
We live in a time of unprecedented awareness of the body's microbial ecosystem. We associate chronic diseases with bugs... bacteria, viruses, fungus & parasites. But it's the life-size ecosystem we exist in - the symbiosis between the trillions of microbes in & on our body - that we'll focus on here, because it's little understood by most people.
Thanks to nanotech, DNA sequencing and other cutting edge science, we now know that microbes exist in complex, symbiotic partnerships with every one of our cells.
Our bacteria help regulate our metabolism, our immune system, and our endocrine system. Our microbes help us digest our food, protect us against toxins and assist in proper neurotransmitters production. And they actually enable our cells to communicate with each other!
3. Doctors become involved in the environmental movement.
Whether you like it or not, doctors are using social media to network. According to an infographic by Marketo, doctors spend an average of two hours on social media per week. This statistic includes Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram where doctors are constantly updating their followers with great content.
Doctors and health professionals are speaking up about our toxic environment, urging us to protect our health and our children’s health. Environmental medicine is founded upon the scientific evidence of the damage caused by the pollutants that surround us.
They speak out on behalf of their patients calling for safer and cleaner air, water and food. Each year The Environmental Health Sciences Association hosts a Green Conference that showcases the work of environmental health professionals. Experts from the medical community speak out on their accomplishments and how the medical community can help support a healthier planet.
Educating consumers regarding the harmful effects of toxins and how to protect ourselves is becoming more and more important. It’s simply the right thing to do.
4. The vitamins shift into a new era of processing
Organic vitamins are produced by pure ingredients. There is less processing involved. This can decrease the amount of chemicals in the finished product.
One of the biggest reasons people love organic vitamins and minerals is the control they have over the nutritional value of the vitamins they take.
Vitamins from an organic source also come with fibre and have less exposure to heavy metals that seek toxic damage in humans.
Organic vitamins are safer for the environment.
Organic products have 0 % contamination from: pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Chemical pollutants are used to make the majority of products found in the pharmacy aisle.
Organic products come from nature in a pure form and with no chemical contamination. The fact that organic supplements need a process to decompose naturally makes them safer for the environment.
5. The world becomes more trauma-informed.
In today's world, people are speaking out about both mental illness and trauma. Over the past decade, we see that I'm not alone in my own story. While we may not all speak the same language, we've come to understand that troubled emotional expression is relatively universal.
The last couple of years, we've seen a surge of anger and pain from users on social media, as political activists and nongovernmental organizations alike offer their own stories of trauma and oppression.
While there is still much work that we have to do to get to the bottom of these issues, it is clear that high stress levels in relationships, displacement, and poverty are not unique to any particular race, religion, or ethnicity.
Rather, social unrest and global unrest are caused by structural inequalities, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and the countless other oppressive systems.
With the severe public health crisis that we are experiencing today, coupled with an increasing amount of trauma in our communities, more people are able and willing to talk about their personal histories of trauma and oppression.
6. Men are brought into the fertility spotlight
For a long time, the conversation about fertility has been dominated by women and their doctors. That's in no small part because women account for over 85% of infertility issues.
As more men become aware of their fertility issues, and seek help, they're learning that under normal circumstances, it's they who bear the key to make decisions about sperm and egg health.
They understand the biological realities and may be more open to discussing them with their partners.
The males, together with their partners, are making better decisions and becoming more proactive about conception.
7. Girls' mental & physical health requires prioritizing
Each year six to nine million girls between the ages of 10 and 14 experience moderate-to-severe depression in the U.S. Symptoms of depression include sadness, hopelessness and loss of interest in everyday activities, including school.
Despite access to mental health services in schools, girls are less likely to get the help they need. This global health crisis can interrupt their schooling and lead to other problems, including self-harm and suicide.
To help combat this crisis, it is critical that public and private health organizations prioritize girls’ mental health.