INVERSION TABLES PROVIDE NATURAL TRACTION AND RELIEF FROM BACK PAIN, REGENERATE SPINAL DISCS INCLUDING SLIPPED DISC. IMPROVE POSTURE, FLEXIBILITY AND RANGE OF MOTION. FOR GOLFERS IMPROVES GOLF SWING.

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DEREK WATTS OF CARTE BLANCHE
INVERTS DAILY
on a teeter Hang Ups

Carte Blanche presenter, Derek Watts appeared upside-down in the Sunday Times
of 31 October 2010. The interviewer's question: 'You can't go a day without...?"

Derek's response:

"I can't go a day without doing two headstands. If I don't wake up in the morning and do a headstand, I don't function.
And if I don't do one before going to bed, I won't fall asleep.
I have been doing them from about the age of eight. At home I now have a back swing ...."

Click here to see the full article


Derek Watts

Picture: Simon Mathebula/Sunday Times.


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why invert?

1. Well-being depends on the health of your spine

2. The health of your spine depends on the natural curves of your spine.


Spine Man


3. The natural curves of your spine depend on the condition of your discs.


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STORY OF YOUR DISCS

The discs are little cushions filled with gel.
They fill the spaces between your vertebrae to keep them in place and separate from each other.

YOU NEED THEM FOR:

fluid movement
good posture
flexibility
alignment


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GRAVITY FORCE

Gravity weight forces your vertebrae to put pressure on discs.
As they are compressed, moisture is squeezed out.
Over time the gel can harden and flatten to the extent that discs cannot provide proper support.

RESULT IS:

loss of height
poor posture
misalignment
inflexible
back pain
loss of body shape
restricted movement
degeneration


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DEGENERATION

'Old age' is the cumulative effect of a process already happening day-by-day

Ladies


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UNDER PRESSURE 24/7

Discs are under pressure day and night.

Bending over doubles pressure on the lower back relative to standing.
Sitting, it is 150% of standing pressure. Lifting yourself from a chair raises it to 250%.
When lying down it persists at 25% because of all the muscles and ligaments
that hold the spine in compression like a mass of elastic bands.

All pressure is released when inverted to 60°.

Nachemson

Nachemson, Alf, et al. "Intravital Dynamic Pressure Measurements in Lumbar Discs." (1970): 1-38

 

LIMITED REGENERATION

AT NIGHT YOU REGENERATE, BUT NOT 100%

WHY?

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25% PRESSURE ON DISCS AS YOU SLEEP

Every day you can lose up to 2 cm in height as discs flatten through the course of the day.

At night you regenerate almost 100%, but not completely, because of the persistent pressure on discs as you sleep.
Over time this leads to the degeneration associated with 'old age'.
As discs flatten you can lose up to 5 cm in height.

If lying down reduced the pressure to 0% we could regenerate completely every day.


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PRESSURE INTENSIFIED

Weight training, aerobics and most sport intensify compression.
Although this is beneficial for bones and joints, de-compression is just as important, to give the body a chance to regenerate.

MEDICAL STUDY

A medical study found that running 1 kilometer with strides of 1,5 metres, a person weighing
70 kg exerts a load of 60 tons of pressure through the lower back.

(W Van Mechelen, Running Injuries, 1992. Review of the epidemiological literature, Sports Medicine Magazine,
Vol 14 No 5, Pg 320-335
)

van Mechelen

 

ONE-SIDED SPORTS
GOLF, TENNIS, BOWLS

The repeated one-sided rotation of these sports can cause the back to strengthen asymmetrically
The body responds by over-compensating for the strong-side muscles, and pulls the spine out of alignment.

Inversion helps re-align the spine and keeps you performing at higher levels for longer.

STUDY CONDUCTED BY GOLFTEST USA
A recent study concluded that Teeter Hang Ups significantly improves golfing performance.
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Golfer


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DISCS AFFECT POSTURE, FLEXIBILITY & ALIGNMENT

Posture and alignment


WHAT WE LOSE IN HEIGHT WE GAIN ON THE WAISTLINE

Middle-age spread is caused by:

1. Lost height settling on the waistline.

2. Organs prolapsing around the waistline.
Squashed on top of each other, organs are less able to function properly.

Inversion helps reverse prolapse and regain original body shape.
As organs regain their original position their function improves.

middle-age-spread


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BACK PAIN

Spinal nerves and facet joints rely on discs to maintain the gaps between vertebrae.
When discs are worn down the result can be pinched nerves and worn facet joints,
causing pain and inflammation.


 

Spinal nerves AFFECT BODY FUNCTION

The brain controls the body via nerves that emerge from the spinal cord through spaces between the vertebrae.
These nerves depend on healthy disc spaces for unimpeded entry and exit.

A pinched nerve that provides for voluntary action, as in movement of
arms and legs, causes pain, and alerts you to the problem.

A pinched nerve that supports an organ or gland causes no pain, but impedes function.
Without clear communication, the organ or gland associated with that nerve cannot
function effectively. With no warning signs, you remain unaware of the problem until symptoms
manifest, and even then, the real cause may not be obvious.

The chart shows the spaces between the vertebrae where nerves emerge from the spinal cord
to link to organs, glands and parts of the body:

spinalchart

A medical study showed 100% correlation between spinal alignment and function of associated organs, and deduced that misalignment causes nerve irritation, then reduced blood flow to related organs, and finally disease.

The conclusion reached: "The spine becomes stiff first and old age follows. 
Therefore, we may say a man is as old as his spine."

Winsor, H. Sympathetic segmental disturbances-II. The evidence of the association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with vertebrae deformities of the same sympathetic segments. Medical Times, Nov. 1921, 49, pp. 267-271


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THE FORGOTTEN REMEDY

REVERSE GRAVITY, REVITALISE

Hippocates, Father of Medicine, inverted patients on a ladder using ropes and pulleys.
This long-surviving treatment not only targets the symptoms, but counteracts one of the greatest contributors to back pain and aging.
Given the chance, the body knows how to heal.

hipprocates


TURN-AROUND

Bert Morrow had 4 ruptured discs in his lower back at age 50.
A chiropractor recommended inversion.
At 69 he jumped his first hurdle, and began competing professionally. Balancing the compression of jumping by de-compression from inversion, he competed into his 90's as a world-class hurdler.

Bert


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REGENERATION

Inverted, your spine gently extends, spaces between the vertebrae widen to give
discs space to absorb moisture, oxygen and nutrients.

Like sponges, they expand and regenerate. Benefit has been recorded within the first 10 seconds.

The amount of regeneration possible depends on the current state of your discs,
so the earlier you start the greater the degree of recovery.

Disc de- and regeneration


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MOISTURE-HOLDING CAPACITY

Getting discs to re-hydrate is comparable to watering a pot-plant.

PLANTS: Soil that has dried out does not hold water, and most of it runs out the bottom.
Once you start watering regularly, the moisture-holding capacity of the soil improves.

DISCS do the same - if you invert once, discs hydrate quickly, but cannot hold the moisture for long.
Inverting regularly, the moisture-holding capacity improves.




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THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO RELEASE PRESSURE

As discs expand you can gain up to 5 cm in height.
Space suits are made to allow for this boost.
Inversion has the same effect.

Astronaut


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MEDICAL STUDY ON BACK PAIN

77% SURGERIES CANCELLED

Newcastle University (UK, 2007) conducted a study on sciatica caused by bulged disc.
While waiting for surgery, 2 groups of patients underwent different forms of treatment.

Patients in the experimental group received inversion therapy.
Those in the control group attended stretch classes.

Inversion reduced the need for an operation by 78% compared to 23% in the control group.

BULGED OR HERNIATED DISCS

If a disc weakens, the inner core can break through the outer coating, and the bulge that forms may impinge on a nerve.  Inverting relieves pressure and encourages the influx of fluids and nutrients that promote healing. Eventually the soft tissue that has extruded can be removed by the body and the disc may recover its proper shape.  Even if it is unable to return completely to normal, regular de-compression can help keep the pressure off so there is no further damage or nerve impingement.

Summary of Newcastle study

Medical Study

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COMMENTS

extracts from: Testimonials


... It has literally turned my life around ... L Jowett, Gauteng

... Inversion is the only thing that helps ... L Vercueil, Johannesburg

... pain-free......the best product ever. Dr M Rom, Johannesburg

The backswing has saved me ... J Immermann, de Rust

... helped me to avoid another back operation. S Rossouw, Pretoria

... now have painless full rotation in my neck ...Kenny Silke, Cape Town

... it's magic. KM, Harare

... no pain in shouders or lower back any more. Dr H Lotze, Cape Town

... works extremely well and product quality is superb. DF, Cape Town

... bend down to pick up things in a much more youthful way. A Howarth, Cheshire, UK

... more flexible and less pressure. T.O, Windhoek

... lack of any pain ... Joe Coetsee, Cape Town

... amazing success... C Spencer, New Zealand

... posture greatly improved ... very good product. M.S, Cape Town

... one of the best & most important pieces of exercise equipment ... J Eagleton, Personal Trainer

pain-free ... recommend it to everyone I know ... D.D, Cape Town

having great fun ... so energised after each use. KC, Cape Town

... rejuvenated and renewed ... just 2 minutes the back pain was gone. G Platte, Stellenbosch

spasm ... pain ... solution was the backswing ... J Hinton, Cape Town

No pain ... enabled our daughter to carry on with her dance career. Anne Spies, Cape Town

Being a medical doctor, I was sceptical but the result is unbelievable. GS, KZN

 

Extracts from: Perspectives - What People Say

... helped his posture and stimulated his circulation ... relaxes... Part of the ADD is anxiety and anything that can combat this is a great help... excellent tool for an easily distracted child.
Les Aupiais: TV Personality, Radio Host, Editor, Coach

... powerful and beneficial ... increase blood flow to the upper body organs, particularly the brain ... (most importantly the pineal and pituitary glands), with fresh blood and fresh oxygen ... promote vitality and wellbeing ... allow the body's natural detoxification system .. to circulate efficiently ... powerfully assist in boosting the natural immune system ... alter one's view of the world .. remind us that our worldview need not be so rigid and uncompromising ... noticeable effect on the flow of cerebrospinal fluid ... get to grow taller ...
Rob Lock: Yoga Teacher, Engineer

“... elite sprinter ... reduce muscle tension and the likelihood of ligament strains. ... enhanced flexibility and improved blood circulation ...helpful in any form of activity ... World Class race or a casual walk ... posture and circulation effects..
Sheri-Ann Brooks: Olympic Athlete

 

USED BY TOP ATHLETES

Many trainers and elite athletes use Teeter Hang Ups inversion products to stay on top of their game; including PGA Golfers, Pro Cyclists, Extreme Sports Pros, Olympic Athletes, even the U.S. Army!

US teams that invert using Teeter products: Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Hornets, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals.


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QUALITY

Every table carries medical certification by UL (U.S standard of approval) and CE (E.U standard of approval).
5-year warranty

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10 GOOD REASONS TO INVERT
for 3 - 5 minutes a day

1. Relieve back pain

2. Regenerate spinal discs

3. Increase flexibility

4. Improve posture and alignment

5. Stimulate circulation and lymphatic flow

6. Relieve muscle tension and stress

7. Strengthen ligaments

8. Improve appearance

9. Speed recovery after intense workout

10. Improve body condition

For more reasons to invert click here

For contra-indications click here

For video demonstration click here

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