Dysphagia, trouble swallowing, is a treatable muscular problem of the upper body. A person with dysphagia suffers from overly tight muscles. The key area to treat is the jaw muscle, the digastric. However, since muscles are connected to one another. Proper treatment involves lengthening numerous muscles of the upper body. The muscles involved are the: chest, upper arms, shoulders, neck, and jaw muscles. Successful dysphagia treatment concentrates on rehabilitating the cranial nerves, the communication pathway between the brain and the chewing muscles.
Dysphagia is not a death sentence. There is a cure for dysphagia.
When the key muscles that affect dysphagia are unwound, repair of inoperative cranial nerves will occur simultaneously. Nerves are encased in muscles. Optimal treatment to the muscles will rejuvenate the nerves. Inoperative cranial nerves are encased in muscles that are filled with waste and excess fluid. The cells surrounding the cranial nerves are stagnant because the housing unit (the muscles) is atrophied. Dysphagia is a curable conditon. Stroke victims, multiple sclerosis patients, and Parkinson’s disease patients are susceptible to dysphagia because they are suffering from muscular degeneration. It is incorrectly assumed that dysphagia marks the end of life because those experiencing it can no longer eat food. Dysphagia is correctable through Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) treatment.
Swallowing problems involve rigid muscles of the neck and jaw which press into the cranial nerves
The source of swallowing problems involves restricted muscles of the upper body. This muscular problem causes nerve signals to disengage. Lengthening tightened muscles (using the AIS method) of the upper body will help the cranial nerves to work properly, which can cure swallowing problems. The muscular system is interconnected to the nervous system. The inability to swallow is affected primarily by a muscle in the jaw called the digastric muscle. The digastric muscle of the jaw is affected by tightness in the neck. And muscular tension in the neck is affected by inflexibility in the chest, upper arms, shoulders, and upper back muscles. The focus of dysphagia treatment is to thoroughly unwind all the upper body muscles because they are affecting the digastric muscle.
Dysphagia Treatment process
Treatment begins with assisted stretching to the chest, and then follows to the shoulders, upper arms, and upper back. These muscles are the foundation to which the digastric muscle rests on. Even closer to the digastric muscle are the muscles of the neck. Target neck muscles that require lengthening include the sternocleidomastoid, the scalenes, and the levator scapula muscles. Freeing these muscles will automatically reduce tension in the jaw, which will facilitate opening the mouth and swallowing ability.
The digastric: the final destination
The final area of treatment is the digastric (jaw) muscle. Several cranial nerves pass through the digastric muscle. Excessive tension in the digastric muscle will cause inflammation in the jaw. This inflammation will press into the underlying cranial nerves (underneath the digastric muscle), which will disrupt the nerve signals between the jaw to the brain, that control swallowing. Furthermore, tightness in the digastric muscle will make it difficult to open the mouth and chew food.
Parkinson's disease and dysphagia
Commonly, people suffering from Parkinson’s disease experience trouble swallowing. And, when this happens, it is incorrectly assumed that dsypahgia marks the end of life for the Parkinson’s patient. The reasoning is that the Parkinson’s patient with dsyphagia will be unable to chew and swallow food. Therefore, the patient will die a slow death from starvation. Parkinson's patients are susceptible to dysphagia because their disease causes muscular rigidity throughout their bodies, including the areas that affect the digastric. Active Isolated Stretching treatment is highly valuable for Parkinson's patients.
Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, stroke victims and dysphagia
Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis patients, and stroke victims also have a higher likelihood to develop swallowing problems because their condition causes muscular rigidity and chronic inflammation. Muscular rigidity and chronic inflammation are the driving force behind dysphagia. Finding an advanced practitioner (even if it involves travel) of AIS therapy is the best treatment for dysphagia related to Alzheimers', M.S., or stroke.
My doctor says that there is nothing that can be done for dysphagia
Treatment of swallowing problems is poorly understood. Not everyone agrees that the course of treatment for swallowing problems needs to address the muscular system. Most health professionals are uninformed that the approach to opening rigid muscles in the neck and jaw can reverse dysphagia. Thousands of people have been successfully treated for dysphagia with Active Isolated Stretching treatment. But that number is only a fraction of those suffering with the disorder. The only way that a dysphagia sufferer will find AIS treatment is if he/she searches beyond conventional medical procedure. Active Isolated Stretching treatment in not yet recognized by physicians and surgeons.
Cranial nerves need space to work properly
Why then is AIS the best treatment for dysphagia? Because AIS knows how to optimally open the target muscles causing the disorder. Each target muscle must be opened at six points to keep the muscle open. This is a distinguishing trademark of Active Isolated Stretching. It is the optimal way to ease muscular tension and chronic inflammation. No other form of dysphagia treatment emphasizes this approach. Cranial nerves run under the digastric muscle. When the digastric muscle is properly lengthened, nerve signals that facilitate chewing and swallowing will be restored. Active Isolated Stretching is the catalyst that cures problems with swallowing.