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3D and 4D Ultrasounds: Seeing Babies Like a Bat
Though ultrasound is used as a diagnostic tool today, it was considered a therapy when it first appeared in medicine in the 1920s. Read on to learn how today's 3D and 4D ultrasounds work.
Ultrasound machines are complex pieces of equipment, but the basic principle is so simple a bat can use it. Send out high-pitched sound signals (so high-pitched humans can't hear them, in fact), and listen for them to bounce back. The time it takes for the sound to return tells you how close you are to another object, and sending dozens of these signals per second gives you a pretty good picture of the contours of the environment ahead of you and which bugs are juiciest. In the case of an ultrasound machine, these calculations typically map a 2D picture of a growing fetus in the womb. A 3D ultrasound takes this idea a step further, sending ultrasonic waves from a variety of angles around the body to provide a significantly more detailed picture. Adding the element of time results in a moving 3D image, often called a 4D ultrasound. Both 3D and 4D ultrasounds are elective procedures, most commonly used to show what a baby looks like and to identify its gender.
Though ultrasonic technology is used as a diagnostic tool today, it was considered a therapy when it first appeared in medicine in the 1920s, using much more intense ultrasonic energy to apply controlled heat to tissues deep within the body. However, in 1955, Professor Ian Donald of Glasgow University?s Department of Midwifery began to test its application to the diagnosis of tumors, creating a stir in the medical community when he identified a large but operable ovarian cyst in a patient who had been misdiagnosed with inoperable cancer of the stomach. In 1959 he discovered that the ultrasonic waves could provide images of fetuses as well, allowing doctors to study pregnancy at all stages, diagnose any complications, and help name the baby by seeing which celebrity it looks most like.
The staff at Hypnosis of Long Island uses their trance-inducing treatments to help clients reach goals including weight loss, stress reduction, and quitting smoking. By empowering the subconscious mind to "speak up" in favor of healthy choices, they aim to bolster clients' resolve during difficult moments of indecision. Clients ultimately aren't losing control through hypnosis—they're regaining it.
Hypnosis isn't the only treatment on offer. A licensed psychotherapist, founder Ron Villano also addresses a wide range of issues and concerns through individual, couples, and family counseling. His multi-discipline approach has helped his clients deal with changes and challenges including bereavement, addiction, depression, and child behavioral concerns.
At Serenity Source Massage, a thought-provoking sign greets visitors as they enter. It doesn’t tell them to merge, stop, or yield to leaping dolphins. Instead, it challenges them to better their lives with one bold word: “simplify.” To fuel the simplification process, licensed massage therapists help muscles let go of stress, tension, and stiffness. Signature 80-minute massages tether the body to the mind with a custom blend of flowing strokes, acupressure, and trigger-point therapy complemented by warm towels and soothing heat packs. Add-ons such as a scalp massage or a foot sugar scrub promote blood flow to boost energy and facilitate healing. Chiropractors can help target pain sources with careful adjustments and exercises that cultivate mobility and strength.
Dr. Farrago of Great South Bay Chiropractic has been practicing his discipline for more than a quarter of a century, believing it to be one of the few medical disciplines that nurture the body along a path of natural healing. To kick-start self-healing powers, Dr. Farrago applies a full spectrum of drug-free chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, heating pads, and soft-tissue manipulation. He combines these traditional techniques with advanced technology, such as the DRX 9000 machine, designed specifically to treat lower-back pain and sciatica. The machine uses a “distraction force” to retune spines and thereby enable them to play the National Anthem by simply lying across a xylophone.
Licensed massage therapist May Budd soothes muscles after intense workouts at the J.P. Verdisco Exercise Health & Fitness center and treats drop-in guests just in need of a therapeutic massage. Her full-body massages can be paired with aromatherapy oils for an additional stress-relieving boost. She also performs foot reflexology. These treatments aid the flow of energy throughout the body, using pressure points on the soles of the feet. J.P. Verdisco Exercise Health & Fitness shares its spread of clinical exercise services with the public to help everyone—from athletes to patients with cardiovascular disease—better themselves through rehabilitation, sports science, and physiological care.