Rock and bounce your way to a better life. I am not talking rock music but the rocking of the body. Looking at parents it’s a no-brainer that it works to soothe a child. Most people on this earth I believe have seen how the rocking of a baby in the arms of a parent helps to calm the child.
Adults bounce too
Even adults benefit from this type of rocking. Rocking of the body activates our parasympathetic system, namely our rest and digest system. Hence, rocking of the body helps us rest and recover better. When this system is used with the vestibular system gets we gets effects like; helping people with dementia, vertigo, increased mobility and pain management and improved recovery from surgery.
As a matter of fact, rocking chairs helped heart attack and stroke patients recover without permanent damage! This is according to Dr. Heinrich Addleheim of the Kinetic Therapy Clinic. Who said “the body settles into a natural rhythm that harnesses incredible powers of recuperation and regeneration. We’ve seen cases of patients recuperating from heart attack and stroke – without any trace of permanent damage – simply because they used a rocking chair while they were recovering. I’ve seen people bedridden with arthritis who were up and around inside a week after regular use of the rocking chair. It can be used to cure colds, flu, diabetes and even some types of cancer. It’s not just a piece of furniture – it’s a remarkable medical device”.
I have to say that it sounds quite amazing indeed.
Furthermore, The Rocking Chair Therapy website give even more suggestions of what a bit of rocking can do for you. I am going to try the vertical version which is called rebounding.
To rebound you need a trampoline. The claims are similar to what you get with a rocking chair. Which is why I am inclined to try. Increased ability to recovery will help you perform better. On a website called Cancer Tutor they claim that rebounding exercise all the cells of the body due to the acceleration and deceleration of bouncing on a trampoline. It also boosts the immune system because of increased lymphatic flow.
Not to mention that were a study from NASA that shows that rebounding is a lot more effective than runnning. Referring to the same things mentioned earlier, while also being safer.
All these claims sounds too good to be true, yet to me it seems logical. But like a true biohacker, I simply have to try!
This post will be updated as I learn more from rebounding articles and experience!
“How a rocking chair can help you heal – Body + Soul.” 17 Jun. 2016, https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/health-news/how-a-rocking-chair-can-help-you-heal-/news-story/9f7db110575c8c7cddb9ebb58b8aa5c8.
“Rebounding: Science Behind the 7 Major Health … – Cancer Tutor.” https://www.cancertutor.com/rebounding/.
“The Research – Rocking Chair Therapy.” http://www.rockingchairtherapy.org/research.html.