Improving Mitochondrial Function
Mitochondria perform a wide range of functions in the body, one of the mitochondrial functions that we can sense is the feeling of warmth that radiates from within the body. An effective way to activate mitochondria is directly from the central nervous system, because this system is the communication control center that is connected to all parts of the body from the surface to the internal organs. To do this you have to do it yourself from within your body by practicing.
Mitochondria function as a warm provider
How does your body get warm from inside? Mitochondria are part of the cell with the function of producing heat. The heat emanates from inside the cells. Mitochondria are sub compartments/organelles inside cells that play a role in producing energy in their environment … they are the powerhouses of the cell. Mitochondria process nutrients and molecules in cells into energy through the process of cell respiration, and they are able to produce heat by a process known as proton leak (Wikipedia contributors, 2019). 40% of the energy produced by mitochondria is released to drive body functions such as heart beats, brain activity or muscle contraction; the remaining 60% is dissipated as heat (PLOS, 2018).
An environment in the body that does not get proper warmth will make the atmosphere inside the body colder than it should be. This condition is like a house that looks good from the outside but is damp inside. When you enter such a house, you will find the walls cold, damp with mold growing on the surface and lots of mold spores flying in the air. This is an unhealthy environment, can you imagine if the environment inside your body doesn’t get enough heat.
Mitochondria function in producing energy and animating organs
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and the cell is the smallest structural unit that makes up all the parts of the body. Cells can replicate themselves for repair in all parts of the body including external and internal organs. To carry out replication, cells need energy to live and function optimally.
Mitochondria produce chemical energy in cells and store it in a small molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is the purpose of mitochondria in cells, so cells can repair themselves and maintain their survival. So if we have optimal mitochondrial function then we have the opportunity to get better health, we get the chance to recover faster from an illness.
Mitochodria function to facilitate signaling activity
Signaling activity occurs in the nervous system to operate all organ functions in our body. A study found the function of mitochondria in signaling as an initiator and carry out signal transduction processes (Tait, Green, 2012). In the same sense it can be translated: “Mitochondria are the ‘electric generators’ of cells, they respond to signals from outside and emit signals themselves” (Cell Biology/Organelles/Mitochondria, 2019).
Mitochodria function to facilitate signaling activity
The functionality and viability of the nervous system are highly dependent on mitochondrial function. Mitochondrial function provides energy to the nervous system, and plays an active role in regulating the mechanisms of cellular respiration, metabolic processes, and energy homeostasis in the central nervous system (CNS) (Park J-H, Hayakawa K (2021). Another study suggested that mitochondrial activity in the central nervous system (CNS) is critical in processes such as neuroplasticity, neural differentiation, and neurotransmitter production.
Mitochondrial function has a serious impact on health
In a Journal of Neurology (NCBI) noted that mitochondrial disease is estimated to impact 1 in 5000 adults. That is an approximate amount because mitochondrial disease is difficult to diagnose because the function of mitochondria extends to all body tissues including organs.
Mitochondrial function that fails to work as it should give symptoms include:
- Muscle weakness to loss of muscle coordination
- Neurological problems, including tremors, seizures, and paralysis
- Headache, Migraine
- Respiratory disorders
- Organ dysfunction
- Cell degeneration that causes early aging
- Loss of cognitive function, including Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Improving mitochondrial function from within the body
There is currently no medical treatment specifically directed to improve mitochondrial function. Existing treatments focus solely on preventing life-threatening complications. Available treatments are only supportive in preventing life-threatening complications. Current management of mitochondrial disease includes nutritional adjustments, physical exercise, and medications to suppress the effects of mitochondrial dysfunction.
There is, however, a meditative method that has the potential to improve mitochondrial function directly, by utilizing the signal communication feature in the nervous system, and this method can only be done by the sufferer.
SPIREL is a method that has been around since ancient times. With this expertise, a person through his nervous system can consciously activate mitochondria to partially create heat from inside his body, or spread it around, and what’s even more impressive is that it can be targeted to specific organs. This is a promising way to improve mitochondrial function, but because it is a skill to learn and practice it has some limitations. This ability can only be learned by sufferers who have not experienced cognitive impairment, and is only productive if done by someone with an undisturbed sense of navigation.
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