Optimizing blood flow
By Jonathan Bowen,
October 17, 2014
Normal Blood Flow
Blood flows from the heart and into a miniature system of vessels called capillaries, which exchange water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and many other nutrients and waste chemical substances between blood and the tissues surrounding them. Blood is manufactured in the marrow of the bones and stays on active duty for approximately 100-120 days before it is recycled. Blood circulates through the body every 20 seconds.
Blood cell efficiency reduction
According to a study published by Intech, a typical human blood cell has a diameter of 5-10 μm and surface area of approximately 135 μm2. Maximum efficiency of the blood cell is reached when all the surface area of the cell is free to perform its functions.
Scientists examining blood cells during live cell analysis have observed a phenomenon called the Rouleaux effect. Blood cells can stick together like stacked coins forming a Rouleaux (clumping of cells). If two cells stack the combined surface area is reduced from 270 μm2 (2 x 135 μm2) to 193 μm2 or 71%. Their efficiency is reduced further as the number of cells stack up. A stack of eight or more cells reduces their total cellular efficiency by 50%.
Cell ineffectiveness due to the Rouleaux effect.
This fact is alarming enough, but another factor must be taken into account. Capillaries are so small (5-10 μm) that blood cells can only pass through them in single file. The Rouleaux Effect is not just about the stacking cells, but also the formation of Rouleaux stacks into combined branches. Cells that are stacked in this way cannot pass through the capillaries as capillaries can only accept free flowing singular and independent red blood cells.
Blood that cannot pass through the capillaries cannot absorb or dispel toxins or carbon dioxide, neither can it absorb and dispelnutrients or oxygen. Blood effected by the Rouleaux effect recirculates without having performed the task it is sent to undertake. If the blood cells are subjected to the Rouleaux effect, disease results because the flow of blood throughout the body is restricted, and the oxygen level in the blood is drastically reduced. Bacteria are anaerobic, meaning they thrive without oxygen, so disease will thrive in blood deprivedof oxygen. Parasites and viruses also thrive in anaerobic acidic environments.
This problem effects all the major systems in the body, as the blood absorbs and diffuses oxygen and nutrients as well as picking up and dispelling toxins and carbon dioxide at a capillary level.
PEMF and the Rouleaux Effect
Blood passes on nutrients and oxygen, while absorbing toxins or enzymes from all the major organs by use of capillaries. Blood cells which power down lose their charge and stick to one another causing the Rouleaux effect. If the Rouleaux effect is present in the blood these organs cannot be properly serviced by the blood
Positively charged cells after only 8 minutes of PEMF treatement.
PEMF positively charges blood cells so that they repel one another, (like-magnetic charges repel), making it impossible for them to stick together. This maximizes the ability of the blood cells to perform their tasks in the capillaries of all the major organs. The work of the lungs, liver, intestines and kidneys is optimized when proper and full blood flow can take place. When the blood is oxygenated, so are the organs and tissues, reducing disease which can produce imbalances, sickness and eventually cancers.
Capillary blood transfer
The lungs absorb oxygen through the capillaries located in small air sacks called alveoli through a process called diffusion. Oxygen is absorbed, while carbon dioxide is expelled. Oxygen is then carried to all the major organs for use in energy production (ATP). The byproduct of energy production is carbon dioxide, which is carried back to the lungs and exchanged for oxygen.
The liver removes toxins from the blood, but also injects biochemicals that are necessary for digestion. The liver stores glycogen which is broken down into glucose and dispersed into the blood when the blood sugar levels are too low. The liver also decomposes tired blood cells and produces hormones which are injected back into the blood. This, and much more, happens through the capillaries which pass through the liver. Toxins are removed, while sugars, proteins and hormones are added back into the blood.
The small intestine absorbs nutrients and minerals found in food. Proteins, fats (lipids) and carbohydrates are absorbed by the small intestine. The intestine is lined with microscopic brushes called villi and micro-villi, which contain networks of capillaries. The villi absorb the nutrients into the capillaries and they are transported by the blood vessels to different parts of the body where they are distributed. Villi are like the alveoli of the lungs, just performing a different function.
The kidneys remove excess organic molecules such as glucose from the blood along with the waste products of metabolism. The kidneys regulate the acid-base balance and the blood pressure (through salt-water balance). They remove all soluble wastes and send them to the urinary bladder. Again, this filtering process includes blood traveling through the capillaries.