The diaphragm

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It’s a wonderful, parachute-shaped muscle that separates the rib cage from our abdomen. It is formed by 2 domes, rounded upwards, right and left, fitting on the inner side of our ribs. Its main function is to help the lungs fill and empty of air. During breathing, it performs a “piston” movement: On inspiration, it lowers, pulled by the pillars of the diaphragm which are 2 tendon expansions which intersect by inserting themselves into the lumbar region. The upright is more powerful and longer (goes lower). On expiration, on the contrary, it rises, by releasing the pillars, to release the air from the lungs. Lumbar decompression has an action of releasing the pillars by decompressing the lumbar spine! Seeing the structures that cross it, we understand its importance:

• the esophagus in an orifice or hiatus, which can allow part of the stomach to rise and lead to the famous hiatus hernia!

• the aorta, the inferior vena cava, and the thoracic duct (lymphatic duct bringing up the lymph containing our immune defense cells!) It contains in its center around the 9th dorsal tendon fibers constituting the famous phrenic center, in the form clover, which is the central point that collects all our daily stress! An emotional shock can create a blockage at this level and create a spamophilia syndrome associating anxiety, stress, nervousness … It is related to the back since it extends downwards at the height of the 1st lumbar vertebra, on each side , by 2 deep muscles: Psoas and Carré des lumbes, from which it is separated by 2 arches. Its proper functioning is conditioned by the phrenic nerves, which exit from the cervical vertebrae C3, C4, C5. Once again, decompression of the cervical spine will be essential for good breathing, a relaxation of the diaphragm which will induce a feeling of well-being!

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