4.5 Ways Chiropractic Can Improve Your Sex Life
When most of us think of sex, the immediate things that come to mind are the feelings associated with it. Rarely do we consider the physiologic processes that are involved in high quality physical encounters, such as blood flow, metabolism, motor function and coordination. However, sex is the sum total of these processes, and more, working congruently to achieve a peak physical performance. The communication of all of these various and distinct processes occur within the body's communication system, also known as the nervous system. And like any physical performance, optimal nervous system function is key to reach your maximum potential during sex. Below are four and a half ways keeping your nervous system optimized via chiropractic care can improve your sex life.
Flexibility, Coordination.. Kama Sutra?
Improved range of motion, flexibility, balance and coordination are a few of the physical changes associated with chiropractic adjustments. While you may not be performing the full Kama Sutra, a little added mobility in the bedroom can only add to the possibilities. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase speed and reflexes, for the adventurous types.
Blood flow to sexual organs is imperative to high quality sexual engagement. Erectile dysfunction, as well as female arousal issues, are directly related to the amount of blood that is able to flow to the organs. Research and MRI studies has shown that chiropractic adjustments increase blood and CSF flow following treatment. Other studies have shown that a single adjustment may significantly lower blood pressure, with equivalence to two blood pressure medications. Increased blood flow allows reproductive organs to fully engorge, improving sensitivity, stimulation and overall arousal.
Strong Like Bull, or Women
Muscle strength and endurance play a larger role in sex than most people tend to realize. From core strength needed to generate power in the hips, to the strain placed on your legs and arms depending on the position, sex can certainly be a full body workout, if done correctly. Even the muscles of your pelvic floor (think kegels) are taxed during intercourse. Chiropractic adjustments allow the body to sustain and engage in prolonged activity while also improving blood and lymph flow, both key for optimal muscle performance where it counts. Blood flow to the organs and muscles involved in sex is vital, and equally as important is the removal of waste products from the same tissues via lymphatic flow.
While the reproductive organs get most of the shine during sex, the most vital organ in fulfilling sex is the brain. There are four major nerves that play a central role in the transmission of sensory and motor impulses, all of which integrate in the brain and spinal cord. These nerves are responsible for relaying the sensory input from reproductive organs to the brain to be interpreted, and conversely sending appropriate motor responses to received stimuli, such as increased blood flow. Chiropractic adjustments remove nervous system interference allowing efficient transmission of these signals and improve overall brain function.
Additionally chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase alpha brainwave patterns which are associated with parasympathetic states needed for high quality sexual experiences.
Bonus: Studies have also shown improvements in breathing capacity following chiropractic adjustments. I will let you all use your imagination for the benefits in the bedroom.