What happens to your muscles when they don’t get enough oxygen?
It is quite a sad story: when, either due to not enough input (poor breathing) or not enough delivery (poor circulation), cells don’t require the oxygen they need to perform cellular respiration, they degenerate and take your muscles along with them. Furthermore, with poor circulation, waste products are allowed to accumulate. Anaerobic or oxygen deprived cells die off and your muscles atrophy as a result.
How can you make sure you are getting the oxygen your muscles need?
Oxygenation of the muscles is primarily down to two factors:
- Breathing well: each breath has the potential to deliver the oxygen your muscles need for respiration. If you aren’t breathing deeply enough, you are letting yourself down.
- Healthy blood circulation: once you get the oxygen into your bloodstream, is the blood getting everywhere it needs to go? If not, oxygen is not delivered and waste products can’t be taken away.
How we aid muscle oxygenation in Hackensack
- Helping you breathe better: we instruct you on how to take full breaths and correct subluxation that interferes with the functioning of the diaphragm, the main muscle involved in drawing breath
- Helping you circulate better: we detect the points in your body where circulation is stunted and use hands-on modalities such as trigger point therapy, active release technique and chiropratic adjustment to improve blood flow.
If you are interested in using your oxygen more efficiently, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today.