I've been reading a lot on lyme forums recently about
people who are getting great results with rebounders (mini-trampolines), especially people who have adrenal gland exhaustion like your son does. This little thing has surprising benefits that I never knew about
until recently. So many of us could get some great benefits from it, and the good thing is, it's small and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Rhonda and I recently bought one and plan to use it to see how it helps us.
Here's what I've learned about
rebounding in the little bit of research I've done on it:
HELPS FIGHT FATIGUE:
Rebounding tones the glandular system which increases the output of the thyroid gland. This helps to increase your energy levels..
STRENGTHENS THE HEART:
Rebounding strengthens your heart by increasing the G-force causing greater contraction. As these muscles work harder, they get stronger.
Rebounding increases collateral circulation - this is the formation of new branch blood vessels which distributes blood to the heart.
REDUCES BLOOD PRESURE:
Rebounding boosts muscles tone to the middle arterial muscles which will act as a buffer during high stress periods. This also helps your blood pressure return to normal quicker after acute stress.
Rebounding has been proven to help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
FIGHTS HEART DISEASE:
Rebounding decreases the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
BOOSTS RED BLOOD CELLS:
Rebounding helps increase red blood cell production. The red blood cells carry oxygen and nutrients to the tissues of your body, and also helps remove carbon dioxide in them.
Rebounding circulates more oxygen to the tissues - an oxygen rich body is usually a disease free body, because where there is oxygen there cannot be disease.
AIDS MUSCLE PERFORMANCE:
Rebounding helps fluid move more easily within your body, this helps muscle performance, which lightens the load on your heart.AIDS LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION:
Rebounding helps the Lymph fluids circulate throughout your entire body - which acts as your body's internal vacuum cleaner.
(I made this in bold since it relates to your son.)
Once you raise your metabolism you burn fat at a faster rate throughout the day, even while sleeping.
IMPROVES DIGESTION AND ELIMINATION PROCESS:
Rebounding has been proven effective in returning natural, regular bowel movements to chronically constipated individuals.
Rebounding decreases body fat, and improves body and muscle tone. It also helps your body burn carbohydrates at a faster rate.
EASES MENSTRUAL DISCOMFORT:
Rebounding eases menstrual fatigue, and discomfort.
AIDS IN MUSCLE TONE:
Rebounding tones and tightens your muscles.
PROVIDES MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF:
Rebounding provides relief from neck and back pain, from headaches and from other pains caused by the lack of use of the joints and muscles of your body.
MAINTAIN PEAK BRAIN FUNCTION AT ANY AGE:
Rebounding results in sharper mental performance, with better learning processes.
BRINGS ON BETTER SLEEP:
Even very light, gentle rebounding allows for better, and easier relaxation and sleep.
MINIMIZES THE NUMBER OF COLDS:
Rebounding helps keep the entire body in tune and minimizes your number of colds, allergies, digestive and abdominal problems.
STOPS PREMATURE AGING:
Rebounding can actually reverse, prevent, or diminish hardening of the arteries. This will help keep your mind alert
, skin smooth, skeleton flexible, libido intact, kidneys functioning, blood circulating, liver detoxifying, enzyme systems alive, memory intact, and dramaticly slow down the aging process.
Here's an excellent article on the benefits of rebounders: curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=626673
This talks about
the "Beneficial Effects of Rebounding on the Lymphatic System"www.healingdaily.com/exercise/effects-of-rebounding-on-the-lymphatic-system.htm
PacificNW, what's so cool about
this, is the fact that it's a mini-trampoline, so it would be something that would be fun for your son to do while getting tons of benefits from it.
I'm looking forward to using ours soon and see if it really makes a difference.