Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning calcium and cupping.
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Learn about Calcium and Cupping Female: We’re always telling our children to drink their milk cup for growing healthy bones and teeth but the benefits of calcium don’t stop there. Calcium is the body’s most abandoned mineral for a reason. It’s used to regulate a whole host of the body’s functions. So adults drink up. Of course bones are made of calcium but bones are in a constant stage of plaques. Calcium is always being pulled out of them or laid onto them depending on the levels in the bloodstream. Bloodstream calcium levels need to remain constant or you’re in for a shock. The calcium here is used to regulate the heart beat and blood pressure. And this also involved in the contraction of muscles. Without this mineral our bodies literally wouldn’t be able to move. This explains why people with calcium deficiency just want to lie in the bed all day. So if you’re feeling a little lethargic form lack of calcium eat some ricotta cheese or yogurt and have a drink of milk. These foods are highest in calcium. The people who are deficient in calcium suffer a lot more than just fatigue though. Do you have insomnia, hypertension, and premenstrual cramps, feel the cold more even feeling overly anxious can be a sign of calcium deficiency. Since calcium helps regulate the nervous system. If you’re an adult under 50 you’ll need to consume about 1000 milligrams of calcium per day more, if you’re a smoker. The kids need only about 500 to 800 milligrams per day. Seniors should up their intake to 1200 milligrams per day to stave off osteoporosis, a horribly debilitating disease that sees the bones become extremely brittle due to too much calcium being put from them to fulfill all of those other bodily functions. To make sure you’re getting the best from your dairy snack eat it in the morning sunshine. You need vitamin D from the sun to use your calcium. Magnesium is also a calcium body making sure it gets right to where it’s needed. Three serves of dairy per day should just about through it. One glass of milk has 300 milligrams of calcium and a pot of low fat yogurt has just over 400 milligrams, adding a piece of cheese and you’re on your way. Ever since Gwyneth strolled down the red carpet with a matching set of circular bruises on either shoulder the world has been intrigued by cupping. This traditional Chinese medicine technique has been around for thousands of years and is making a combat. Used for a myriad of complaints such as asthma and gastrointestinal disorders each cupping session lasts between five and 15 minutes. The cups are made of glass in most cases. The air is pumped out of them and the flesh and surface muscles are sucked inside. The flesh quickly turns red as blood flow is encouraged to the area promoting energy flow and healing. Selman Rondon: So what happens with the cups is you play the vacuum and it brings a lot of blood into the surface and weren’t there for relaxing muscle. Female: Eastern medicine uses cupping in conjunction with the body’s meridian system, a series of lines along which energy flows, nourishing organs along the way. Western medicine uses cupping to improve lymphatic drainage and rid the body of toxins. It doesn’t hurt at all but expect a little light bruising. Sesame seeds are the richest food source of calcium on the planet but it’s so much easier to reach for a glass of milk.