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Thursday, August 19, 2010

How does Oxygen affect pain?

 by bodymindsuccess


A little while ago I got a wonderful email article on the connection between Oxygen and Pain Management. I believe it will support your great health in Initially way.

"Deep breathing for pain management How does Oxygen affect pain management? Pain is a Lack of Oxygen

At an event in 1982 I was privileged to work with Dr. C. Samuel West at the International Academy of Lymphology. It was Dr. West who first taught me the secrets to alleviating pain using natural methods. One of his favorite sayings was, "Pain is a lack of oxygen at the cellular level." While I'm not sure this is always true, I believe that in most cases pain is caused by a lack of oxygen reaching the tissues.

Usually pain is caused by irritation, which is the normal response to tissue damage. When irritation occurs, fluid and protein leave the blood stream and enter the tissue spaces. This slows down the exchange of oxygen and nutrients at the cell level.

With small injuries, it's possible to literally squeeze or rub the pain away. By grabbing the injured area tightly, or rubbing it lightly, one can move the excess fluid in the tissue spaces and move it into the lymphatic system. If you keep this up until the pain stops, a process that usually takes 5-20 minutes, the pain will be immediately relieved and won't come back.

This is because normal exchange of oxygen and nutrients at the cell level has been restored. I've used these simple techniques many times with great success, as talked about in my Dr. Mom-Dr. Dad course and my Simple Secrets to Pain Relief audio CD.

However one of simplest and most effectual secrets to alleviating pain is to breathe deeply. The odd thing is that most of us do exactly the contrary when we feel pain— we breathe shallowly. This reflex reaction we use to try to numb our feeling of the pain. Sadly, it doesn't help. However deep breathing does!

Most books I've read on natural pain management stress the deep breathing as a major secret to chronic pain relief. I've seen it work for me, and others, on numerous occasions. If you concentrate on breathing very slowly and deeply when you have a headache, neck ache, backache or other type of chronic pain, you'll be amazed at how much it can be eased by 5-15 minutes of deep breathing.

Here are at least three good reasons why deep breathing works. First, deep breathing floods the body with oxygen, which neutralizes toxins and acid wastes and improves overall tissue function.

Secondly, deep breathing pumps the lymphatics, so it works much like rubbing or holding an injured area. Deep breathing moves fluid out of the tissues and into the lymphatics, resulting in better oxygen and nutrient exchange at the tissue level.

Finally, deep breathing reduces stress and muscle tension. Since stress and muscle tension increase pain, helping to relax the body helps to ease pain. Again, we tend to "tense up" when we feel pain, which actually makes the pain worse, not better.

A number of supplements can help to oxygenate tissues and contribute to the pain relieving effect of deep breathing. For instance, Liquid Chlorophyll is excellent at increasing oxygen uptake in the blood. I've used water with Liquid Chlorophyll and a little powdered Vitamin C in it to perk up the energy and ease the pain of a woman in labor. Drinking a glass of chlorophyll water with a little Vitamin C powder in it every hour will probably help with other kinds of chronic pain. In fact, since dehydration also contributes to pain, this practice has a duel-action pain management effect."

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Leo Ramos, HHP challenges you to reach your next level of health through self-education and taking action. Visit Natures Sunshine Products to get the resources mentioned here. Or visit www.Aboutnaturessunshine.Com to continue to empower your health


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