Is It Safe To Do Inversion Table For High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is controlled on medication is to engage in exercise and other healthy activities that a person with normal blood pressure will do. An inversion therapy triggers several reflexes that temporarily reduce blood pressure and regular practice may enhance treatment of your high blood pressure. People whose high blood pressure is not under control should bring the pressure down before practicing inversion.
How inversion table for high blood pressure?
In an inverted posture, gravity causes pressure to increase inside of the blood vessels of the head and neck. The pressure of the fluid pushing in on the blood vessel walls from the outside counteracts the pressure of the blood pushing out on the vessel walls from the inside.
Blood vessels that lie outside of the skull and eyes like those supplying the inner lining of the nose will not have this protection. Most of them are protected by local reflexes that respond to elevated blood pressure by contracting muscles in the vessel walls. This will prevent the vessel the walls from being overstretched. If inversion therapy is introduced gradually then you are strengthening the vessel wall muscles by challenging them to contract against greater pressure.
How will much blood pressure increase in the head during an inversion therapy that depends mainly on two factors:
· How far above the head the heart is
· How far above the heart the legs and trunk are
This will increase the pressure in the head because the legs and trunk are raised to their vertical position above the heart. This will increase blood pressure in the head the most because the legs and trunk are maximally elevated and the head is as far below.
You can start with mild inversion then gradually attempting steeper inversion and moving on to headstand last.