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Power Plate

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by carolwxyz99, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. carolwxyz99

    carolwxyz99 Senior Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has tried using a power plate and if it helped or caused a post exercise crash? I have occasionally seen ME/CFS people referring to using one. However I have looked at videos and the excercises shown look very inappropriate for those with ME/CFS. Or is there a special way people with ME/CFS could use one without having to exercise on it?
     
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    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I was interested, also, because of how the vibrations can help with bone density. However, there can be side effects from this kind of technology such as retinal detachment.
     
  3. Marg

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    Today on www.mercola.com there is an entire piece on the power plate. Today is September 8, in case people read this later. You can run a search on it. Mercola has a lot about it in his archives.

    I use the lowest setting and started at l minute. I worked up slowly to 5 and will stay there..that is like 30 minutes of exercise, it is a gentle movement. I over did it at first thinking it was nothing and went too high and was very sore the next day. I did not have PEM in the sense of feeling very tired. You can add more but just the gentle lowest setting is okay for me.
     
  4. Marg

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    PS I do nothing but stand on it.
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I've used this machine with no ill effects. I haven't used it enough to know whether there would be good effects, but my doctor recommended it for bone strength.

    I've used it for 5 minutes at a time--like Marg, just standing on it.

    Sushi
     
  6. Marlène

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    I used it in 2006-07-08 before I completely crashed, still thinking I could do some sports to improve my health.
    End 2008 I ended up near unconscious for 3 months, then in a dark room for another 11 months. The next year completely bedridden or in a wheelchair for occasional tours.Etc.

    Recently I read on a forum of MS people that some patients completely collapsed for months after an earthquake. Their theory was that the vibrations had released parasites/toxins/... - whatever it was that made them ill - of their arteries and released it in the bloodstream again.

    When I fell of the stairs as a child, I remember my blood values were completely messed up too. I spent two weeks in hospital so the earthquake link triggered me right away.
     
  7. Marg

    Marg Senior Member

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    Yes, it is true even at a low Power Plate setting there is some detoxing and the lympth gets moving. This is a good thing, the trick is slow and low. I remember the time I overdid it, when I got off my eyes were so gunky I could hardly see..
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Agreed, one reason I have been using it is to try to get lymph moving. Low and slow--true for so many approaches to this illness.

    Sushi
     
  9. carolwxyz99

    carolwxyz99 Senior Member

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    Thanks Marg. Its interesting that you are getting benefits just standing on it. I guess one could just sit on it too.

    I can see why one would want to start slowly cos of getting too much lymph moving to quickly. I use a chi machine which is fantastic, but I had to start on that very very slowly (30 seconds) and take additional detox support to start with, or the movement just bunged a whole lot of toxins in my blood that I could not get rid of.
     

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