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Not All Tech Advances Are Good for You

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  • There are many questionable technological advances and body treatments, such as CoolSculpting, laser hair removal, and body waxing, which appear to be advances that, when looked at more carefully, really aren’t
  • The miraDry device is a microwave gun that destroys sweat glands, reducing sweat volume by an average of 82 percent in a manufacturer-sponsored study. The treatment is FDA approved for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating – a condition that affects an estimated three percent of the US population
  • Many cases of hyperhidrosis appear to be rooted in anxiety and stress. Use of energy psychology tools such as the Emotional Freedom Technique and other stress relieving techniques may be advised if you suffer from excessive sweating that is unrelated to ambient temperature
  • Side effects of the miraDry treatment include damaged hair follicles, sparser hair growth, swelling (which can be severe), numbness, weakness and/or tingling of the arm(s), nerve damage

By Dr. Mercola

While technology is one of my primary passions, I have concerns about many of the technological solutions offered by the medical industry.


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