Arterial Counterstrain

The Arterial system is our bodies life line. It is one of the few systems that functions involuntarily as it continuously circulates blood through our bodies. It transports life sustaining oxygen and nutrients to our muscles, joints, bones, visceral organs, and even our brains. Each artery is a smooth hollow tunnel. When dysfunction arises, the artery falls in to a state of vasospasm which risks the integrity of the tunnel, decreasing the amount of blood flow, and making the artery vulnerable to the buildup of plaque and clotting. Without appropriate blood supply our tissues are also subject to degeneration and injuries will be slow to heal. 

Counterstrain to the Arterial system directs its treatment to the contractile component of the artery, the tunica adventitia. By slackening the arteries fascial tissue, we can release the vasospasm and normalize blood flow to where it was once restricted. Arterial Counterstrain is extremely effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain but is also crucial in the maintenance of health and wellness. A fully functioning arterial system will efficiently provide blood, oxygen, and nutrients to our muscles, bones, and joints and can prevent degenerative diseases like tendonitis and osteoarthritis. Additionally, uninhibited blood flow to our internal organs and brain will help preserve the function of our vital structures and ensure a high quality of life.

Symptoms of Arterial Dysfunction can include:

  • Muscular pain and weakness

  • Headaches, Light headedness, Vertigo

  • "Burning" pain

  • Tendonitis

  • Chest wall pain

  • Burning/Numbness/Tingling down the arms or legs

  • Tachycardia

  • Digestive problems

  • Peripheral arterial disease

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • TMJ pain

  • Bruising, poor or slow healing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help! Call us now to schedule your Counterstrain evaluation.