a healthy spine life can be a painful experience. The spine is very
mobile, permitting a wide range of forward, backward, side-to-side
and twisting movements. These movements are possible because there
are small, freely moveable joints between the laminae of the vertibrae.
However, we we fail to exercise these movements fully, and for the
most spinal movements are restricted to forwards and backwards.
The stress of mind creates body tension and rigidity, and even in
walking, the natural twisting - sideways movement of the spine from
arm, leg and upper torso momentum, is restrained by body tensions. When
we awaken or feel tired, we raise our arms, stretch and yawn, and
in the process, flex the spinal column in a twisting, snake-like
movement. We instantly feel a pleasurable sensation of energy movement
and alertness of mind. The reason being that in yawning, the lungs
fill with air and greater oxygenation occurs, pressure on the intervertebral
discs momentarily releases and the autonomic nervous system is stimulated.
(Do a 'yawning stretch' now to verify the value of such oxygenation
and spinal twist).
is said that 80% of chronic disease problems are linked to the spine
insomnia, dizziness, amnesia, numbness in facial nerves, ear
inflammation, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure,
tonsillitis, cataracts, myopia, sore throat.
Vertebrae: Swelling thyroid, hardened neck muscles,
stiff neck, pain in upper body nerves, numbness, lack of strength,
tracheal inflammation, asthma, heart disease, liver disease,
decreased stomach function, diabetes, allergies, inflamed kidneys,
arthritis, rheumatism, hardening of the arteries, system formation,
apoplexy, decreased immune system function.
Vertebrae: Constipation, dysentry, hernia, varicose
veins, period pains, sciatica, painful knees, difficulty in
urinating, too frequent urination, weak legs, painful soles
of feet, uraemia.
Vertebrae: Different leg lengths, bladder inflammation,
tilted uterus, inflammation of the caecum, haemorrhoids, difficulty
in getting pregnant.
Sun Ancon (Sun Harmony) Massager 'The Chi Machine will deliver the
best possible lateral 'snake-like' movement to the spine with the
body in the ideal theraputic position
is a very active tissue. It carries nutrients, oxygen, hormones, waste
products and anti-bodies from one organ to another. It connects to
different parts of the body and is therefore called a connective tissue.
The blood circulates from the heart via the arteries to the capillaries
and back to the heart via the veins. As we get older we have the threat
of arteriosclerosis where there is a hardening or narrowing of the
muscular wall of the artery, limiting the flow of blood to the part
it supplies. This is often the lower limb and can cause severe pain
ailment most closely associated with arteriosclerosis is hypertension.
Constant high blood-pressure worsens the conditions of arteriosclerosis.
During this period the blood vessels will gradualy lose their elasticity.
Therefore a slightly higher blood pressure should not be taken lightly.
Based on the definition given by the World Health Organisation, the
normal blood pressure for adults is 140/90mmHg. Over the thresh-hold
of 160/95mmHg is considered to be hypertension. Bordering between
the two is refered to as parameter hypertension.
pain is due to oxygen starvation of the tissues.
| Hypertension is
a common ailment which is often neglected. Without proper treatment
and care, cerebral stroke can easily occur. Hypertension patients
are also more prone to coronary thrombosis and kidney failure
than the general public. Patients suffering from hypertension
and cardiovascular diseases should not do vigorous exercises.
But exercise is still essential.
with the 'Chi Machine' is highly recommended
exercise with the 'Chi Machine' will neither increase the heart-beat
nor the blood pressure significantly. The massage given to the body
by the 'Chi Machine' not only increases the elasticity of blood vessels
to prevent their hardening but also helps stabilise blood pressure.
Autonomic Nervous System
disease without a name - Imbalance of the autonomic nervous system
Autonomic Nervous System Among modern diseases, there is one that
is referred to as 'Imbalance of the Autonomic Nervous System'. Repeated
hospital examinations often reveal no specific irregularity which
renders the patients' suffering incomprehensible to them and they
are often frequently accused of hypochondria. Imbalance of the Autonomic
Nervous System is not fully understood and it is often treated as
a pretend disease.
The automatic nervous system is mainly concerned with keeping up
the automatic functions, without deliberate mental or other effort
on our part, of organs such as the heart, lungs, stomach, intestine,
bladder, sex organs and blood vessels. It consists entirely of motor
nerves arranged in relays from the spinal cord to the various muscles.
are two parts to the autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous
system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The autonomic nerve
cells are situated in the brain stem and the spinal cord and is
controlled by an area of the brain called the hypothalamus. The
sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems have opposing
effects on the body and provide a vital balance. Any impairment
to the spinal alignment or abnormal spinal pressure on the vertebrae
can result in minor and major body dysfunction, disorder and disease.
The spinal column bone marrow is also a source of blood production
and immune system globulin upon which middle aged adults are more
dependent, following depletion of globulin production from the 'aged'
and shrinking thymus gland.
The sympathetic nervous system has the effect of increasing body
activity and speeds it up whereas the parasympathetic slows down
body activity. It has been maintained that the sympathetic system
provides for today's work and that it's action increases when involved
with physical activity whereas the parasympathetic looks after tomorrow,
being mainly concerned with changes that take place during rest.
From this description you can see why it is important to balance
the autonomic nervous system and using 'The Chi Machine' on a daily
basis enhances this balance.