How to Yawn #3
What if yawning is both a sign and a therapy for the following conditions?
According to The Breathing Clinic & Wellness Centre …
“Can yawning be a sign of disease?
“If you experience unexplained, excessive yawning and excessive daytime sleepiness, it is recommended that you consult your GP to explore possible medical causes.
“For example, excessive yawning and daytime sleepiness can be associated with:
“Heart conditions e.g. heart attack;
“Brain conditions e.g. brain tumour, stroke;
“Medications e.g. selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs).”
Yawning definitely increases heart rate.
Stretching and yawning simultaneously increase lymph flow.
Kenneth Martin Dolkart (“A Conjecture as to the Physiological Origins of Yawning,” International Journal of Applied Basic Medical Research, Apr.-Jun. 2017) wrote …
“The yawn itself consists of a (1) deep respiratory effort, associated with (2) extension of the neck and wide expansion of the jaw and subsequent (3) contraction of the tongue and tension of the pharyngeal orifice. This may be associated with raising of the arms and muscular clenching of the extremities. One may speculate that this mechanism might, respectively, initiate increased venous return through lowering of the intrathoracic pressure as well as through increasing return venous flow from the contracted musculature of the extremities, coordinated thereafter with propulsion of cervical lymphatic fluid into the central vessels through flexion of the neck, contraction of the tongue and expansion of the jaw, and contraction of platysma and neck musculature.”
Nitric oxide is systemically toxic, but locally health-promoting.
Nitric oxide activates the genitalia, muscles, and YAWNING.
M.R. Melis & A. Argiolas (“Role of central nitric oxide in the control of penile erection and yawning,” Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Aug. 1997) wrote …
“Recent experimental evidence has shown that nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in the expression of penile erection and yawning and that this molecule has to be added to the list of the best known neurotransmitters and neuropeptides involved in this symptomatology.”
According to the same source …
“Furthermore, since hemoglobin, in spite of its ability to prevent drug-induced NO production in the PVN, does not prevent penile erection and yawning, it is likely that NO acts as an intracellular rather than an intercellular modulator in the PVN neurons in which is formed to facilitate the expression of these behavioral responses.”
Where is intracellular?
Inside the cell (the MUD within us), derived from the Fourth Period of the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Acids are generally anabolic at this evolutionary level.
Where is intercellular?
Outside the cell (the SEA within us), derived from the Third Period of the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Alkalis are generally anabolic at this evolutionary level.
It’s all about Yin and Yang.
When the First, Third, Fifth, and Seventh Periods are acidic, then the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Periods are alkaline.
And when the First, Third, Fifth, and Seventh Periods are alkaline, then the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Periods are acidic.
Any other combination is called DISEASE.
Obviously, Mainstream Medicine hasn’t gotten the memo yet.
(To Be Continued)