How long should I invert? / 該倒吊牽引多長時間?
Approximately 3-5 minutes of inversion is necessary to effectively decompress the weight bearing joints; however, this depends on the ability of your muscles to relax and release.
While there is no pre-determined time limit for using your inversion table, it's important to listen and respond to your body and remember that inversion is about relaxation and enjoyment.
Beginners should ease into their inversion therapy routine, starting with only 1-2 minutes per session and advancing only as they feel comfortable. Remember that you are stretching and realigning your body, so just like other exercise programs or method of how to relieve back pain, you may feel soreness in the beginning. If you do, simply reduce your angle or duration of inversion and move at a more gradual training pace.
How often should I invert? 倒吊牽引的次數？
To achieve maximum results, we recommend routinely inverting with the Teeter several times a day.
The Teeter® is a great morning wake-up or as a way to wind-down in the evening for a good night's sleep. It can also be used in conjunction with a fitness workout as a way to recover from high impact, compressive, or rotational activities - or simply as a go-to tool for occasional relief of back pain and tension.
To what degree should I invert? 需要倒吊到什麼程度？
Beginners should start at a mild angle (approximately 20-30 degrees beyond horizontal) for the first few weeks until you become comfortable with the operation of the equipment. You should be able to completely relax your body at this angle before you invert to greater angles.
20 - 30 degrees: At this angle, muscles and joints begin to experience mild stretching with improved circulation and lymph flow.
60 degrees (parallel with the rear legs of the table): According to the Nachemson medical study, which surgically implanted pressure sensors in the third lumbar disc and compared pressure at different body positions, a pull of 60% of the patient's body weight is necessary to decompress the lumbar. This roughly equates to 60 degrees on a Teeter. To experience the full benefits of inversion, take your time and work up to the 60 degree angle.
90 degrees (full inversion): Although advancing to 90 degrees is not required to get the decompressive benefits, our survey shows that nearly half of all users do fully invert, enjoying the added freedom for stretches and exercises offered at this angle.
Isn't all the blood going to go to my head? Are there any risks? 是不是所有的血液都會流進我的大腦？會有任何危險嗎？
The body accommodates for the changing blood pressure by dilating the vessels and capillaries and increasing the cerebral spinal fluid to support the vessels. Will you feel increased pressure and will your face turn red? Probably. The redness is a result of the increased blood flow and dilation of the capillaries, which actually brings more oxygen to the brain, eyes, skin and hair. That feeling of pressure (caused by a reversal of the hydrostatic column) actually occurs outside of the skull in the face and eyes. Inside the skull, there are compensating pressures, as discussed above.
The increased circulation and therefore nutrients to the brain can actually be good for you! One preliminary study showed that the brain runs 7% faster and 14% more accurate while inverted! Any discomfort caused by the superficial pressure changes usually lessens over time as you become accustomed to inverting.
If you are a beginner and are uncomfortable with this feeling, it is OK to come up and rest a while. This is referred to as "intermittent" traction (alternating inversion with being upright) and is a good way to help get used to the inverted world. You can also try "oscillation" which is a rhythmic rocking back and forth.
Can inversion help children with scoliosis? Does age matter? 使用倒吊牽引療法能否幫助患有脊柱側彎的兒童？年齡是否是個問題？
Our medical advisor prefers to get patients involved with inversion as early as possible. Using inversion to help slow or reverse the effects of scoliosis is helpful at any age, but especially before the bones fully harden at ages 12-14. The size of the equipment may be an issue, so younger children will need an attendant.
There are many causes of scoliosis. Some causes may be problematic for inversion (bone infection, cancer, compression fracture). Most scoliosis in children is related to bone anomalies or calcification disorders, both of which do well with inversion. Of course, you should always consult with a licensed physician.
Inversion table suited for elderly? 年老者可否使用倒吊牽引機?
Yes, the tables provide the best back stretch also suited for older people, but we suggested consult your physician who can assist you in planning a program appropriate for your age and physical condition.
This is especially important for persons with any existing health conditions, or those on medications. Please also visit our contraindications page for further information.
Are there health issues that would prevent me from inverting? Contraindications for inversions? 使用倒立機有否一些禁忌需注意?
Practically anyone can benefit from using a Teeter on a regular basis. Most normally healthy individuals are able to invert. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program and refer to the contraindications list below.
Conditions applying to inversion devices (also included in the product Owner’s Manual)
DO NOT use until approved by a licensed physician. Inversion is contraindicated in any medical or health condition that may be made more severe by an elevation of blood pressure, intracranial pressure or mechanical stress of the inverted position, or that may impact your ability to operate the equipment. This may include injury or illness, but also the side effects of any drug or supplement (prescribed or over-the-counter). Specific conditions may include, but not be limited to:
Any condition, neurological or otherwise, which results in unexplained tingling, weakness or neuropathy, seizure, sleep disorder, lightheadedness, dizziness, disorientation, or fatigue, or impacts strength, mobility, alertness, or cognitive ability;
Any brain condition, such as trauma, history of intracranial bleed, history or risk of TIA or stroke, or severe headaches;
Any condition of the heart or circulatory system, such as high blood pressure, hypertension, increased risk of stroke, or use of anticoagulants (including high doses of aspirin);
Any bone, skeletal or spinal cord condition or injury, such as significant spinal curvature, acutely swollen joints, osteoporosis, fractures, dislocations, medullary pins or surgically implanted orthopedic supports;
Any eye, ear, nasal or balance condition, such as trauma, history of retinal detachment, glaucoma, optic hypertension, chronic sinusitis, middle or inner ear disease, motion sickness, or vertigo;
Any digestive or internal condition, such as severe acid reflux, hiatal or other hernia, gallbladder or kidney disease;
Any condition for which exercise is specifically directed, limited or prohibited by a physician, such as pregnancy, obesity, or recent surgery.
When will I feel benefits? 多久才能夠感覺到倒吊牽引的好處?
Some may feel the benefits right away, some over a period of 2-3 weeks of routine use. The key is getting your body to relax and release, which may take some time until you become comfortable with inverting.
Will I get dizzy? 因會頭暈所以不能倒吊？
The sensation of blood rushing to your head will ease as you get used to inverting. You can prevent dizziness upon rotating upright if you pause just above horizontal to allow your body to re-adjust.
Do I have to invert to full 90 degrees to get the full benefits? 需要倒立到什麼程度？
No! Benefits start at a mild angle of 20 degrees. To fully decompress the spine, work up to 60 degrees (the angle of the rear legs). The Angle Tether allows the user to easily pre-set the angle of inversion so you never go farther than you want. It’s interesting to note, however, that over half of all Teeter customers do routinely fully invert (“lock-out” at 90 degrees) because they like the way it feels and enjoy the added freedom of movement for stretching and exercise.
What do I do upside down? 倒吊時我應該做些什麼?
Many people simply kick back and relax. Others incorporate movement and stretching to maximize the benefits. Some even exercise to strengthen the core and legs. The Instructional DVD and Healthy Back Routines will show you how!
How does it work? 這產品是什麼原理?
Inverting with a Teeter allows you to target back pain at the source naturally, using your body weight and gravity to elongate and relax tense muscles while decompressing your spine and weight-bearing joints.
Lose my belly by using inversion table? 可以減肚腩嗎?
Inversion table aid the body by releasing pressure on the spine. Doing exercises from the inverted position increases the resistance and provides additional stretching therapy.
These exercises strengthen the core muscles and help increase the flexibility of your body. Tone your lower stomach, butt & thigh by these exercises as part of your workout routine.
My pain has gone, should I keep using my inversion table? 用倒吊牽引機有一段時間，我腰椎的問題已改善了，痛楚也消失了，現在該怎樣？
The best way to maintain a healthy back throughout your life is by getting into the routine of decompressing your spine on a Teeter Inversion Table. Just as you brush your teeth every day to maintain your dental health, you should attend to the health of your spine with a healthy routine. There is no miracle for back pain.
To achieve maximum results, we recommend routinely inverting with the Teeter several times a day. Inversion is a great morning wake-up or evening wind-down in preparation for a good night’s sleep.
Can an inversion table be harmful to my eyes? 倒吊會否增加患上眼睛疾病的風險?
Since you'll go upside down when using an inversion table, the pressure will focus on your eyes and ears. However, increasing eyes pressure by using an inversion table correctly is not harmful to the eyes if you don't have any condition in these body parts, such as Glaucoma, Glaucoma or Retinal detachment.