How to Improve The Health of Your Heart

Visceral Vascular Therapy -- A New Alternative Treatment for Healthy Arteries and Healthy Organs

I recently attended a refresher class focused on ‘Visceral Vascular Manipulation’ in Santa Rosa, California. In the class, we studied techniques to help enhance the vascular system. On occasion, I like to repeat select classes to keep my skills razor sharp. I thrive on continually improving and deepening my knowledge to strengthen and enhance my therapy skills, so my clients can benefit with successful results in their wellness treatment plans.

Join me as we take a dive into matters of the heart to gain an appreciation for this amazing vascular system that we are all blessed with having.

There are several systems in the body:

·      visceral (organs),

·      neural (nerves),

·      lymph,

·      skeletal,

·      joints,

·      and the brain.

Arguably, the vascular system is the most important system in the body.  This amazing system pumps blood, making 1,000 round trips through our heart then throughout our body - every minute of every day - to keep us alive. With that fact alone, you can begin to appreciate just how important the vascular system is in keeping our arteries healthy, open and flowing.

Blood vessels branch out throughout our body -- from the top of our brain straight down to our ten little toes. These blood vessels connect to every organ in our body, feeding vital, life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients.  They interconnect with one another and then stem from larger tubes coming off the heart, going to the head, and meandering to larger tubes that nourish the torso and lower limbs.

Our bodies actually contain thousands of miles of blood vessels. For now, let’s focus on one large blood vessel coming off of the heart. This blood vessel or tube is made up of three layers:

·     the tunica adventitia,

·     tunica media,

·     and the tunica intima.

The most inner layer, the tunica intima, is comprised of smooth muscle fibers and is the one that is directly in contact with the blood. The tubes have to be elastic in order for the exchange of blood to flow.  We’ve all heard of the term, ‘hardening of the arteries’ (arteriosclerosis) and have a general idea about how the adverse effects of this condition can play on our health. Few know, however, that the blood vessels can actually be stretched. In fact, they are very receptive to proper stretching and manipulation designed to increase vascular flow.

Picture that blood vessel or tube again. Now, imagine a small bulge occurring within that tube and that the diameter of that tube has just constricted.  If the diameter of the blood vessel shrinks by 50%, its resistance to blood flow increases 16x larger!  When the distribution of blood is disrupted, the blood flow will slow down. In the area where the diameter is reduced, patches of atheroma or atheroma plaques can begin to develop within the artery lining. Atheroma is atherosclerosis or ‘hardening of the arteries’.  This condition affects the general overall health of a person and is a big factor in high blood pressure.

If someone develops a thickening or hardness in their arteries, it decreases or narrows the pathway of the blood vessels; this condition is known as ‘vasoconstriction’.  When vasoconstriction occurs, the blood pressure then rises in order to push the blood through successfully. This is why elasticity of the arteries is so important. It keeps the arteries open, maintains a good blood flow, and prevents high blood pressure. The visceral vascular work that we learned to apply encourages the vasodilation or the widening and relaxing of the smooth muscles of the blood vessels mentioned earlier.

This is where Fusion Healing can help you. We specialize in helping restore the elasticity of the arteries.  Through proper stretching, arteries are receptive and can untwist, unwind, and soften, helping restore the blood pressure and proprioceptive information within the blood vessels.  This vascular stretching is not applied like a simple ‘exercise,’ but rather it is performed with precise, delicate, and deliberate ‘vascular manipulation’ techniques from a trained expert. Fusion Healing’s alternative therapy treatments can help the blood vessels that feed the liver, gall bladder, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, spleen and pelvic organs such as the uterus. There are many symptoms that can be alleviated by improving the blood flow.

How Visceral Vascular Manipulation Can Help
Below is a list of some problems that I have been able to successfully help my clients overcome and/or manage:

·      Vertigo or dizziness

·      Headaches or migraines   

·      Constipation

·      Colitis

·      Chrohn’s disease, colitis, IBS (irritable bowl syndrome)

·      Pancreatic dysfunction

·      Post-partum constipation

·      Urinary bladder ptosis

·      Sequel of alcoholic or alimentary intoxication

·      Digestive dysfunctions

·      Allergies

·      Asthma

·      Eczema / psoriasis

Prior to having a session with Fusion Healing, many clients have already tried a range of treatments from Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, medication and traditional western doctor care. Medication may be necessary, but it also masks the true symptoms, attempting to chemically do what the body should naturally do -- create homeostasis.  Other therapies treat the ‘symptom’ and only that part of the body that displays the symptom.  For instance, if you go in for hand pain, the therapist will stay focused only on the hand. 

You might not have heard of the phenomenal work of Visceral Vascular Manipulation. In fact you might even be thinking to yourself, “Well I’ve tried everything, what’s so different about this new type of alternative therapy?”  Well, Visceral Vascular Manipulation therapy is working with the body and arteries in a very specific and direct way.  The application is gentle and works with the intelligence of the tissues themselves. This work is usually incorporated with other techniques that Fusion Healing is highly skilled in and adept at applying to help the body. This bodywork is gentle yet highly effective, helping to elongate and restore the proprioception within the blood vessels to help them function better, thus increasing homeostasis.  (Proprioception is the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.)

At Fusion Healing, we are highly trained to speak the language of the body and listen to its signals, indicating where a specific problem truly lies. We have developed proprioceptive skills to effectively listen and communicate with the body.  We do not randomly go to areas of the body. As every body is different, every treatment should be tailored to meet the needs of each unique symptom of every person. If you seek results to a chronic or persistent health ailment, we welcome you to consider Fusion Healing as an alternative therapy. Visit with us and we can produce amazing results – rapidly – often with a single treatment. 

Give us a call or book a session online.  We look forward to helping you improve your health and well-being!

Carmen Hughes