Updated: Oct 1, 2021
It's common knowledge that exercise is a key component to good health - healthy heart, healthy weight, healthy mind, and so on. That said, have you ever considered whether or how much of your body is actually in motion? We often fail to include our circulatory and lymphatic systems when considering our body's motion. Circulation is the transport mechanism that involves the whole body, from the largest vessels to the smallest. Almost 74% of all blood vessels in our body are micro-vessels. If stretched out in one continuous path, they would amass more than 75,000 miles. The circulation of our blood is the engine that keeps us going. The heart pumps blood through the main arteries, but it relies on the additional power of the autonomous pumping motion of the micro-vessels. It is these very small vessels that reach the most remote parts of our body.
Your body's ability to take out the trash, or lymphatic flow, can be impacted as we age, or are affected by illness. Cellular changes can reduce the bodies ability to methylate, or detox. This can result in toxin buildup and escalating symptoms. Some early or acute signs of poor blood circulation can include cold hands/feet, swelling and aches in your feet and legs, muscle cramping, numbness and tingling in your extremities, and general fatigue. Over time this can lead to further issues, such as digestive problems, cognitive dysfunction, leg ulcers, blood clots, and varicose veins. Watch this video to see how our circulation can slow without enhanced support. Circulation is vital to recovery and maintaining good health. Only good, functional circulation ensures proper supply of nutrients and oxygen as well as proper waste removal within the body. Whether you are healthy or seeking wellness, this matters for you.
Three modalities to achieving optimal circulation made our cut. These recommendations should augment, not replace, physical activities and results of all are improved with increased water consumption (before and after). They should be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle in a way that is natural for you. Disclosure: Short term symptoms such as fatigue are common and should go away with consistent use, proper water intake and sufficient rest. For those with health conditions, consult your medical professional prior to use. Dry Brushing Dry Brushing is a technique that is easy to use on a daily basis before bathing. It can be done under 3 minutes and the results are evident within a week or two; Soft skin, cleaner pores, improved lymphatic drainage (circulation). The method is done by lightly stroking the brush towards the heart, starting on the limbs and working your way in. Visit the Product Finder for a durable and long lasting, long handled, and affordable option. LDT Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can be a critical component of recovery from environmental illness (mold exposure, lyme disease). Trained specialists can be found on the resources page. Frequency depends upon individual need and finances of course. Any session helps, whether several times per week, once a month or whenever it can be afforded. Sessions are normally an hour or less and the results are evident immediately; Reduced inflammation, improvements in cognitive impairment, improved lymphatic drainage (circulation). PEMF Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy delivers a low level frequency via patented technology. An FDA Class II cleared consumer medical device, BEMER uses low-intensity PEMF therapy to increase local blood flow and stimulate muscles — in just 8 minutes, twice a day. The benefits are multifold: reduced stress, better sleep, optimized physical performance, enhanced muscle conditioning, and physical fitness, and an overall feeling of wellbeing. This therapy has been used throughout the world for decades for everyone from babies in neonatal care units in Germany to athletes to animals. Use requires appropriate training and guidance from a skilled professional. Financing and rental programs are available, and the results are profound. Visit the Product Finder for additional information about PEMF by BEMER and book your session today!
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your own physician or healthcare provider if you have any medical issues.