Inversion therapy is a process that places the body in an inverted position, which puts the head in a lower position than the heart, for numerous therapeutic benefits. Health research studies show that inversion therapy helps reverse the damaging effects of gravity to the body. It's known to be effective in treating back pain and load bearing joint problems. It also helps improve the nervous and immune systems, defy aging, reduce mental stress, and detoxify the body. Usually, inversion therapy involves using inversion chairs, inversion tables and gravity boots.
Treats Back Pain
In a gentle way, inversion therapy significantly helps decompress the vertebrae in our back, which allows any herniated discs to move back to their proper places. This removes the pressure from the pinched nerves, which in turn, eliminates or reduces back pain. Decompressing the vertebrae also increases blood circulation in the spine, which helps improve detoxification and oxygen flow. This helps speed up the healing process of damaged discs.
Relieves Sciatic Nerve Pain
Inversion therapy also helps relieve sciatic nerve pain, which can range from tingling sensation to chronic pain. Sciatic nerve pain travels from the lower back to the upper leg area. Through decompression of the vertebrae, the sciatic nerve is released, providing relief from pain. It also helps relax the ligaments and muscles surrounding the spinal canal. Moreover, it allows more nutrients, fluid, and oxygen to flow in the spinal canal, which in turn helps revitalize the discs.
Helps Reverse Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal cord has been narrowed down in the neck area. It's caused by thickened ligaments in the area and osteoarthritic damage in the cartilage. This causes neck pain or stiff neck that radiates throughout the shoulder and back areas. By undergoing inversion therapy every day, the effects of cervical spinal stenosis can be eased or even reversed in many cases. It gently stretches and relaxes the ligaments, which helps nourish the cartilage while flushing out the accumulated toxins.
Eases Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Studies show that people who suffer from fibromyalgia have higher than normal levels of cortisol or stress hormone and lower than normal levels of serotonin or feel good hormone. Inversion therapy positively affects the neurotransmitters and helps balance the hormones, which makes people feel happy and reduces sensitivity to pain. This helps ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It's also known that inverting enhances the functions of the endocrine system.
Inverting reduces headaches in many ways. It helps realign the spine, which reduces muscle spasms in the neck and shoulder areas that usually cause headaches. It also relaxes the muscles in the neck, skull and face, which reduces tension headaches. It also decreases stress levels and increases circulation which helps reduce headaches.
Improves Lung Function
In a standing position, the blood typically pools in the lower lungs. However, in an inverted position, the pooled blood gets distributed to the upper lungs, which increases oxygen flow and improves overall lung function.
The above-mentioned benefits are just a few of the many benefits of inversion therapy. Its efficiency in treating and easing various health issues has been proven and experienced by many people. Whether you are trying to find a treatment or just want to stay healthy, you will never go wrong with inversion therapy.