Microcirculation – blood circulation to the last capillary
Blood flows through every corner of our bodies. But do we understand our blood‘s function correctly? It’s actually a kind of courier that transports nutrients where they’re needed, and removes waste that we no longer need in the body. It has a clearly defined route – it moves through the body’s circulatory system. At the very end of this route, we’ll find the microcirculation section of blood circulation, and the thinnest blood vessels in our body – capillaries.
It’s estimated that there are up to 40 billion capillaries in the human body. There total length may be as much as 96,000 kilometres! Microcirculation and capillaries are part of every organ, and are directly involved in cellular metabolism.
Clogged capillaries cause a number of diseases
Capillaries are very small blood vessels that are prone to clogging and blockage. This is often due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Such blood vessels don’t function properly, and are more fragile and less elastic. The blood faces an obstacle in its path, so it cannot transport enough oxygen and nutrients to its destination. Vascular occlusion leads to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), thrombosis, hypertension and lower limb ischemia. The risk of stroke, embolism and acute myocardial infarction increases.
Trigger blood circulation with light? It’s possible.
Light therapy dilates blood vessels, including the smallest ones. The blood circulation is therefore more active. The American Heart Association has demonstrated that red and near-infrared light wavelengths can almost triple blood flow.
Do you remember the description of blood as a courier? Thanks to photobiomodulation, there are no obstacles in its path. This courier carries away toxins that unnecessarily burden your body. It also takes away inflammation, which causes pain. And it transports a package of important nutrients and oxygen, which benefit your body and help relieve pain.
Our health, and our body‘s proper function, are hidden in proper blood circulation.