Is it safe to use inversion therapy?
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#1 Apr 11, 2014
Inversion therapy contains a long historical usage and medical benefits. For more than two thousand years, this therapy has been availed as a medical procedure to treat lot of various types of pain in the body. In the ancient times, medical people particularly used this therapy to relieve back pain effectively. It is an old technique for pain relief that was introduced at the time of Hippocrates. He is the father of that medicine treated the patients availing this technique. It basically includes the process of hanging the body for medical purposes by particularly made equipment called the inversion table. It let the user to strap themselves with the feet over the head inverting themselves normally with the assistance of gravity boots. It is has said as a good way of therapy for more than 2000 years, it was at the time of 1960ís when a medical professional rober martin availed the table.
After two decades of using the therapy, it became famous after VIPís were taking this treatment. Even though it has debate as to be medical benefits, some doctors have their doubts but lot of people guarantee by it, but it has been advised that it assists to enhance the body posture through counteracting the results that gravity contains on the body more than decades of aging. Some recommends that the traction assists to restore the right alignment of the spine. This technique has been famous and is frequently availed by people who have back pain. Human body is affected through gravity that steadily put pressure and stress on the muscle, bones and joints.
The spine is highly affected by the pressure creating heavy pain on the back. Mixed with muscle imbalances, the downward pressure made by gravity can make lasting pain in the back. In the rare condition it is reversed, actually the stress and pressure on the spine is still intensified when you do your everyday work such as lifting weights and sitting. Inversion therapy relieves back pain by decreasing the effects of gravity to the spine. The table let the body to lie directly; the inverted condition reverses the effects and pressure. But it is to be found that it goes more than hanging the body. When compared to other procedure that avails the similar upside down methods, the inverting of the body does not make compression to the susceptible parts.
Along with these benefits, other medical benefits like stress relief and blood circulation is also obtained from this therapy. It is also recommended that this therapy assists to improve mental clarity because of raise in the blood flow to the brain. Medical experts believe that it assists in height loss and reducing the effects of aging. Because of higher gravitational pressure, the discs that isolate the spine reduce causing height loss. By being hanging down you can assist counteract the effects gravity performs to spine. If you are not overweight and do not contain high blood pressure, then this therapy is fully safe. Check your blood pressure and consult your doctor before you go for this therapy.
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