INVERSION UNIT - New. Lower back pain relief in a comfortable, portable, easy to use design. Helps to eliminate daily stress and tension by stretching spine and back muscles allowing complete relaxation. Standard unit for individuals up to 6'4". Leg Extension arms accommodate individuals 6'4" - 6'8"
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THE INVERSION TRACTION CONCEPT
The effects of gravity on the human form are reversed by hanging inverted on the Inversion unit. Tension on the spine is relieved and vertebrae are separated, easing pressure on the discs. If a disc has slipped, (herniated) instant relief from pain may occur by releasing the "pinch" of the nerve when it returns to its normal position. Displaced vertebrae, (the cause of back pain) are realigned and muscle spasms are reduced. Inversion may not only instantly relieve back ailments, but may aid in chronic spinal difficulties.
USING GRAVITY TO OUR ADVANTAGE
"Man spends a full two-thirds of his life erect, fighting
gravity. Learn how to counteract its effect."
Gravity exacts a high price in terms of health on humans
who have the audacity to stand and stride on only two legs. Overcoming gravity
through the vertical posture is a remarkable achievement which has allowed man
to freely use his hands and his brain to create a culture and civilization of
increasing sophistication, but not without "paying the piper". Gravity exacts
a toll from the species that spawned her.
Man spends a full two-thirds of his life erect, fighting
gravity. As in any other battle he is inevitably scarred in the process. His
spinal column is compressed, in many cases leading to a very painful degeneration
of the discs. His circulation is impaired, causing loss of nourishment to and
decreased function in vital glands, organs and tissues. His respiratory capacity
is diminished, inevitably leading to enfeeblement. His lymphatic system stagnates,
causing incomplete removal of toxic waste products from the system and also
the potential for a breakdown in his immune system's ability to protect him
from lethal disease. If this sounds depressing, it need not. Anyone truly concerned
about his or her health can counteract the effects of gravity for a few minutes
each day. That's all it takes to undo much of the harm. And it's as simple as
turning upside down on the Invertrac.
Turning upside down or inversion, as it is popularly known,
allows gravity to treat us like a friend instead of an enemy. Inversion is a
health promoting technique whose benefits have been well accepted for centuries.
Shirsasana (the head stand) is considered one of the most important of the yoga
postures because it rejuvenates the entire body. The Invertrac makes it
possible to easily and safely practice this age old technique.
Inversion practiced for only a few minutes each day will
help to correctly align the spinal column. The lumbar vertebrae and sacrum support
virtually the entire weight of the human body above the waist. This area is
particularly sensitive to injury because it is subjected to this extensive pressure
continually. The traction caused by inversion relieves the pressure, allowing
the lumbar to become correctly aligned by returning the discs to their normal
contour and resiliency. In most cases lower back pain vanishes in a matter of
minutes. Consistently practiced for a few minutes each day, inversion can spell
the end of lower chronic back pain caused by the unremitting pressure on the
discs and nerves. Studies have shown inversion elongates the spine, releasing
pressure and relieving pain in patients' chronic lower back pain.
Circulation is greatly enhanced through inversion. Elongation
of the spine causes joint separation and decompression of blood vessels throughout
the spine and other parts of the body. This results in increased blood flow
to these sensitive tissue. Drawing more blood and nourishment to the joints
can help in the regeneration of damaged tissue, particularly the spinal discs.
The elongation and proper alignment of the spine enhances blood-nourishment
flow to the spinal discs, which may prevent the degeneration commonly manifested
as chronic backache and spinal disc and nerve damage. Spinal traction is often
used as a rehabilitating measure with remarkable success even in cases of extensive
Standing and sitting has an adverse effect in venous blood
flow from the lower extremities back to the heart. Gravity causes blood stasis
in the legs and abdominal region. As a result, venous blood is incompletely
evacuated from these areas and our overall perfusion is diminished. Inversion
remedies this situation by reversing the effect of gravity, using gravity to
aid in the removal of venous blood from the legs and abdominal organs. The venous
blood is able to recirculate because its return to the heart is more rapid.
With this additional venous blood, the total volume of arterial blood in circulation
is increased, more blood is purified and oxygenated by the lungs; toxins are
more efficiently and thoroughly removed from the body and all the organs and
tissues receive maximum perfusion with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood. There
is a surge of vitality throughout the entire body.
The stimulation caused by enhanced circulation is nowhere
more profoundly felt than in the brain. This little dynamo uses about one-fourth
of the calories we consume each day and requires perfusion by 2000 quarts of
blood every 24 hours. Usually gravity acts to retard blood flow to the brain,
the very place we need it most. Inversion recruits gravity's help in getting
more blood to the brain. Experiments at an eastern university have shown brain
accuracy improves fourteen percent and brain processing is seven percent faster
when a person is inverted; memory and ability to concentrate are also enhanced.
Beside aiding circulation to the brain, improved venous blood evacuation from
the lower extremities also can help to improve cases of varicose veins of the
The benefits of better circulation are felt in the sensory
organs as well. Improved eye sight and hearing are commonly experienced benefits.
The cerebellum, a small organ the size of a baseball situated at the base of
the brain, is responsible for coordination of bodily movements and balance.
Increased irrigation of the cerebellum results in better coordination and balance.
As such, inversion may become an indispensable tool, particularly for dancers,
gymnasts, figure skaters, boxers, wrestlers and anyone else engaged in an athletic
endeavor requiring sophisticated movement and superior coordination.
Inversion stimulates endocrine gland activity, particularly
the pituitary, hypothalamus and thyroid. These glands regulate our entire metabolic
activity and our metabolism improves when these glands are better nourished
and decongested with the aid of inversion. A yoga expert, writing on the value
of the head stand in aiding the endocrine system states: 'Shirsansana regularized
their (pituitary, hypothalamus) function together with that of the thyroid which
above all controls the metabolism and contributes greatly to keeping the organism
The liver and digestive system experience healthful stimulation
when inversion is practiced. Inversion helps drain the liver of accumulated
venous blood. When the liver is decongested in this way, the influx of additional
oxygenated blood improves digestive function. Kidney, stomach, colon, intestines,
all benefit from inversion. As digestion and peristaltic action are improved,
constipation is often relieved without recourse to laxatives.
The lymphatic system receives little attention, yet it is of utmost importance to long life and good health. The lymphatic-immune system carries out a number of activities, including the restoration of lost plasma protein in the blood circulatory system. The lymphatic vessels and nodes also play an important role in the immune system which protects us from disease. Unlike the blood circulatory system, the lymphatic system carries out a mechanism compared to the heart. Lymphatic circulation depends on movement and exercise to propel lymph flow. Inversion helps to stimulate lymph flow back to the heart, to the place (thoracic duct) where the lymphatic circulation connects with the venous system. Improved lymph flow can spell the difference between health and serious illness.
The daily practice of inversion sessions can be the key to a longer, healthier and more productive life. Using gravity to our advantage only makes good sense.