Updated: 5 days ago
As a yoga therapy teacher, I meet a lot of people everyday. Many of my students suffer from pain in their neck and shoulders, headaches, fatigue and have difficulty focussing. If you may be experiencing any of these concerns, you may find some useful information below.
Firstly, I would like to share my life story with you. One day I had a rollercoaster ride in the Theme Park. I never knew that ROLLERCOASTERS could seriously damage my brain. When a misalignment of the upper cervical spine occurred, the brain couldn't get enough blood flow and oxygen. The effects only showed up when I got a severe headache hours later. Two years of unbearable headaches left me feeling depressed and totally exhausted.
At the age of 30 , I got hypoxia, which is lack of oxygen to the brain. This happened suddenly, when I stopped feeling my body and lost my speech. I cannot recall how long I was in this state, but thankfully I was rescued. In the hospital, I was back to reality but my headaches were stronger than before. The treatment couldn't relieve my pain. My husband was stressed, my daughter was crying and my relatives were thinking the worst.
I stayed in bed for 5 long days not able to lift my head of the pillow because of unbearable pain. My mind was busy, looking for a solution: “How to relieve my pain and start to move again? What is the root of the problem? “
Five days later, we found a chiropractor, who corrected my cervical spine and improved the blood flow to my brain. My biggest issue, at that point,was weakness in my neck and upper back muscles which couldn't support my cervical spine. After the first treatment I could sit down and had my meal like everyone at the table. I forgot about my headaches. I could walk, talk and play with my daughter, but I still experienced difficulty in focussing and remembering things.
Since then, I have learnt to speak English and have become a yoga teacher. I decided to dedicate my time and energy to healthy lifestyle and help people like me. I am practicing meditation and learning new skills to keep my brain healthy but the question remains whether this is enough to keep our brain healthy and how does one improve the blood flow to prevent headaches, dementia and hypoxia?
The muscles of the shoulder girdle, can prevent the development of severe diseases that medications can never cope with, like headaches, frozen shoulder, and dementia. Doing muscular training, higher rep sets with lighter weight can increase capillary density and improve blood flow to the brain. I made a new video for you. You will learn how to use resistance band to create a healthy neck, shoulders and middle back. Subscribe A$20/month to access videos
It's interesting to know.
The average CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW in humans is approximately 55 mL per 100 g of brain tissue per minute. The brain comprises only about 2.5 percent of the body's weight, it receives almost 15% of the cardiac output, attesting to the high vascular demands of this organ. OXYGEN CONSUMPTION 20-25%. (CNS Clinic) Without oxygen, the brain's cells cannot metabolize glucose, and therefore cannot convert glucose into energy.
We need muscles to help deliver the blood to the organs.
All cells in the body need to have oxygen and nutrients, and they need their wastes removed. The heart, blood and blood vessels work together to service the cells of the body. Oxygenated blood is pumped from the heart along arteries, which are muscular.
Using the network of arteries, veins and capillaries, blood carries carbon dioxide to the lungs (for exhalation) and picks up oxygen. From the small intestine, the blood gathers food nutrients and delivers them to every cell. There is a layer of muscle surrounding the arteries and the veins which help contract and expand the vessels.
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