When the Heart Sleeps #2
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“If you have a heart attack, you die of kidney failure.”
The Circulation-Sex Meridian was once called the Right Kidney Meridian.
Does your acupuncturist understand the connection?
Sir Lauder Brunton, M.D. (Therapeutics of the Circulation, 1908) wrote …
“As my old teacher, Professor Ludwig, used to put it, ‘There is not nearly sufficient blood in the body to fill all the vessels at once, and the vaso-motor system, which regulates the size of the arteries, is like the turncock in a large town who turns off the water supply to one district at the same time that he turns it on to another;’ just as in Harvey’s observation, the vessels became contracted in the face at the same time as they became dilated in the ear.”
According to the same source …
“The motor action of the arteries has received less attention; but it is, I think, very important, and is, I believe, the cause of the emptiness of the arteries after death, which so long prevented Harvey’s discovery from being made. When working under Professor Ludwig in 1869, he directed my attention to the contractile power of the small arteries apart from any nerve centre, and while watching their movements I have sometimes seen a regular peristaltic action take place, by which the blood was driven forward in the arteriole, just as fæcal matter would be driven forward in the intestine. Such action may empty the arterial system after death.”
According to the same source …
“From the arteries the blood passes into the capillaries, and some of its liquid parts leak through their walls to supply the needs of the tissues, while the remainder, along with the blood corpuscles, passes into the veins. It is the heart which is the motor power for the blood in the veins also; but it would barely be sufficient to carry on the circulation and bring the blood back to the heart again, were it not for various helping agencies. One of these is the suction exerted by the movements of the respiration, and another is the suction exerted by the heart itself during the ventricular contraction, which drives the blood out of the thorax, through the aorta, and sucks it in through the veins.
“One very important adjunct to the heart in keeping up the venous circulation, is intermittent pressure upon the veins from without, aided by numerous valves in the veins themselves; so that while each pressure pushes the blood a little onwards, its return is prevented. External pressure is produced by muscular action. Each contraction of a muscle squeezes the blood and also the lymph out into the veins and lymphatics, both of which have very numerous valves at short distances apart. But every beat of the arteries, as a rule, tends also to help on the venous blood, for the arteries and veins usually have a common sheath of unyielding fibrous tissue, and each time that the artery is distended during a ventricular systole it tends to push a corresponding amount of blood onwards through its accompanying vein.”
But, in the foregoing paragraphs, the heart gets too much credit for the circulation of the blood.
M. J. Rodermund, M.D. (“The Blood is an Electro-Magnetic Fluid. The Blood is Circulated by the Air We Breathe, and the Heart is not a Pump, but Agitates and Regulates the Flow of Blood,” Eclectic Review, Jun. 15, 1910) wrote …
“A large animal is taken weighing from three to eight hundred pounds and put under an anesthetic, and the arteries laid bare and tied off at the heart, and in a moment all arteries are empty. This will occur in any position the animal can be placed.
“Now enough blood is taken from the veins to fill the arteries, the blood now being the same in the veins and in the arteries, and all the force possible is used with a syringe or pump and no circulation is possible. But when the arteries are emptied of this venous blood, the blood will again circulate. This proves we must have venous and arterial blood in order to have circulation. In other words, arterial blood is positive and venous blood negative.”
(To Be Continued)