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Benefits of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy

The Whole-Body Vibration Therapy revolutionizes recovery and performance at Form and Function Corrective Chiropractic in Cebu City

At Form and Function Chiropractic (FFCC), we are thrilled to incorporate Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) therapy into our comprehensive corrective care program. This innovative therapy, using medical-grade plates with the same technology utilized by NASA astronauts, significantly advances human performance and accelerates healing for spine issues, ensuring enhanced recovery and overall function.

Mechanisms of WBV Therapy

Mechanical Stimulus:

    The vibrations generated by the platform create rapid, oscillatory movements. These vibrations cause muscles to contract and relax repeatedly, mimicking the effects of exercise but in a shorter duration and with less effort. During traditional exercise, muscles typically contract once or twice per second. However, WBV therapy induces muscle contractions at an astonishing rate of 10 to 60 times per second. This increase in contraction frequency means that WBV training engages up to 90% of muscle fibers, compared to just 40% with conventional exercise.

    Neuromuscular Activation:

    The vibrations stimulate sensory receptors (muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organs) in the muscles and tendons. This stimulation leads to increased neuromuscular activation, enhancing muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination.

    Circulatory and Metabolic Boost:

    The mechanical vibrations improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues. This process supports cellular metabolism and recovery, creating an optimal environment for hormone production.

    Why Vertical Vibration?

    The effectiveness of WBV therapy lies in the type and frequency of vibration.

    Unlike other vibration platforms that use sideways or circular motion, we employ smooth vertical vibrations. Vertical vibration mimics the natural force of gravity, providing rapid micro-hits that enhance the gravitational force already present. This method excites nerves, mobilizes joints, and strengthens muscles, contributing to improved function and better overall health.

    Vertical vibration also activates postural muscles, facilitating muscle balance, coordination, and increased bone density. This comprehensive engagement of muscle groups leads to numerous health benefits.

    Hormonal and Immune Benefits

    Whole Body Vibration (WBV) therapy stimulates the body to produce significantly higher levels of human growth hormone (HGH). HGH, a protein hormone produced by the pituitary gland, is essential for growth, metabolism, and overall body composition. It promotes growth in children and adolescents, regulates body fluids, enhances muscle and bone growth, and aids in sugar and fat metabolism, as well as potentially benefiting heart function.

    HGH levels peak during adolescence and gradually decline with age. WBV therapy boosts HGH production by 361%, making it highly effective for repairing and regenerating damaged tissues.

    At FFCC, our vibration plates boost hGH production by 361%.

    Additionally, WBV therapy elevates serotonin levels, enhancing happiness and well-being, while reducing cortisol, the stress hormone. This hormonal balance supports improved mental health and reduced stress levels.

    The intense muscle contractions during WBV sessions stimulate lymph flow, strengthening the immune system. Enhanced blood circulation leads to lower blood pressure and increased oxygen delivery to cells, resulting in higher energy levels and overall vitality.

    Clinical Benefits of WBV Therapy

    WBV therapy offers a wide range of benefits that extend beyond muscle conditioning and recovery. These include:

    • Decreased Cortisol Levels: Reduced stress hormone levels are particularly beneficial for cancer patients, as high cortisol can lead to muscle breakdown and elevated blood sugar.
    • Increased Human Growth Hormone: WBV therapy boosts hGH levels by 361%, aiding in protein synthesis, growth, and regeneration, often referred to as the anti-aging hormone.
    • Enhanced Testosterone Levels: WBV increases testosterone, improving libido, energy, immune function, muscle mass, and bone density, which are crucial for both men and women.

    Additional Health Benefits

    The benefits of WBV therapy extend to various aspects of health and well-being:

    • Reduction in Inflammation and Pain: WBV can decrease inflammation, pain, and joint stiffness.
    • Improved Muscle Strength and Endurance: Increased muscle strength and endurance are achieved with less training time.
    • Enhanced Blood and Lymph Circulation: Better circulation contributes to overall health and reduced risk of cardiovascular issues.
    • Improved Posture and Balance: Enhanced proprioception and neuromuscular re-education lead to better posture and balance.
    • Bone Health: WBV therapy helps combat osteoporosis by stimulating bone density and strength.

    Testimonials and Expert Opinions

    Dr. David Williams, in his “Alternatives For The Health-Conscious Individual” newsletter, highlights the profound impact of vibration therapy:

    “Just standing on it will cause the body’s postural muscles to contract anywhere from 30 to 50 times per second. In just eight to ten minutes, an individual can complete a full workout. The muscles get a tremendous workout, resulting in increased strength, stability, and tone. Blood flow increases throughout the body. Joints become stronger yet more flexible.”

    Dr. David Williams, ALTERNATIVES FOR HEALTH-CONSCIOUS INDIVIDUAL

    Linda D. Mock, a satisfied user, shares her experience:

    “I am a 50-plus-year-old woman who had my first Bone Density Test in March, 2003. The test indicated I had osteopenia. My Chiropractor showed me The Vibe, and I began using it daily in May of 2003. I had a follow-up Bone Density test in July 2004. That test indicated my bone density was back up in a normal range. I am impressed and pleased with the results.”

    Linda Mock

    “As a mother of three, I’ve been deeply concerned about my knee and back pain. The spinal adjustments have made a significant difference, and using the WBV has given me more energy and improved my mobility. I no longer experience sharp pains. I never imagined my pain would heal so quickly once I began my corrective care.”

    Maria Raina Garcia, FFCC Practice Member

    Conclusion

    Whole Body Vibration therapy at Form and Function Chiropractic offers a revolutionary approach to recovery, muscle conditioning, and overall health improvement. With its wide-ranging benefits, including hormonal balance, enhanced immune function, and better bone health, WBV therapy stands out as a superior therapeutic option. Combining spinal adjustments with WBV therapy provides an unparalleled approach to achieving optimal health and wellness. At Form and Function Chiropractic, we are dedicated to offering this powerful combination to help you recover faster, improve your function, and elevate your quality of life. Experience the best of both worlds—spinal adjustments and WBV therapy—exclusively at our clinic. Your journey to better health starts here.

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