NAFLD – Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is one of the fastest growing concerns among North Americans. It has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. Some reasons for this are that we often eat for convenience rather than health, our portions size has dramatically increased and we have become more sedentary. But there is more to it than that – a missing piece that needs to be addressed.
The diaphragm is the muscle that is the ceiling to the abdominal organs, including the liver. When the diaphragm is strong and aligned, it gives the organs a continual internal massage. This creates a heating of the core so organs can function optimally.
Unfortunately, our lifestyle and habits have created a body that uses the muscles of the upper chest to breathe. As a result, the weakened diaphragm allows the weight of the upper body to collapse into the core, displacing the organs and freezing the tissue from the lack of movement.
Imagine butter at room temperature – it’s a solid. Imagine it in a frying pan heating – it’s a liquid. Fatty Liver Disease is literally the accumulation of fat in the liver. It accumulates because it is cold and solid. These frozen fats block the liver’s ability to do its many jobs to keep us healthy.
Of course, eating healthy and becoming more active are always positive to improving your overall health, but without connecting to proper diaphragmatic breathing, you are only touching the surface on the health you can have. Not only does diaphragmatic breathing heat the core, it feeds your body up to 6 times the amount of oxygen – a game-changer for your health, appearance and over-all quality of life.
It is impossible to simply become aware of your diaphragm and strengthen it through conscious breathing. The reason is that the collapse that has already occurred is holding your body out of alignment with a force up to 2000 pounds per square inch. This collapse locks the diaphragm from your use and forces the body to resort to using the less efficient muscles of the upper chest. Block Therapy is a solution for this.
Block Therapy is a process where you lie on a therapeutic tool called the Block Buddy – made of cedar wood. Bone and wood are similar in density so to be able to melt through adhesions in the fascia to their attachment – the bone, you need a similar medium. The combination of lying on the Block combined with instruction of diaphragmatic breathing creates an internal and external heating of tissue to create an exponential melting benefit.
In our Membership area, BlockTherapyMembers.com there is a class specific to cleanse the Liver. Block Therapy is a full body fascia program with targeted classes for specific issues.
If NAFLD is something that you are dealing with, this is a solution. It is simple, easy, affordable and highly effective. To learn more and ask questions, join the conversation of many Block Therapy enthusiasts who already are describing Block Therapy as the missing link!
Breathe & Believe