Intestinal muscles

Muscles, that play out virtual dramas in our digestion, surprisingly get hardly any attention. They are tiny and yet they have an enormous influence on our well being, as they control the flow and digestion of all, what we eat and drink.

It starts out with the upper oesophagus sphincter, number 1 at the picture below1, the valve at the inlet of the food tube. It opens, when we swallow.

When we swallow; hm… We do, and yet we do not «swallow». The body swallows. Upon given impulses. And when we faint, the body will not react to such impulses, and simply keeps the valves shut.

There even is a lower oesophagus sphincter, see number 2 at the picture below, where the food enters the stomach, the so called lower esophagus sphincter. This valve prohibits acidic juices from the stomach entering into oesophagus.

At the stomach outlet we find the next one, the pyloric sphincter, number 3.

Then comes the ileocecal sphincter, number 4, also known as the colic valve, which resides between the small and the large intestines.

At the end of everything comes the more known valve: The anus, number 5.

Before we leave the gastrointestinal tract, we have to mention another important muscular function, namely the peristalsis. The process of swallowing incorporates peristaltic muscular movements, that forces the food down the food tube. It functions somewhat like when you squeeze toothpaste out of the tube.

Though all parts of the gastrointestinal tract may be affected by a Paralysis Hangover, lack of peristalsis in the intestines one of the more known, as it gives rise to complications like constipation.

Nutrients from the digested food are mainly absorbed through the lining of the small intestine, through which the milky chyme flows relatively free. Entering the large intestine the water is withdrawn and the formation of faeces is completed. As the water is drained, the faeces becomes more solid and difficult to move. Here comes the peristaltic in place with some few movements – also known as bowel movements – a day. Are they absent as a consequence of a Paralysis Hangover, you are typically left with constipational problems.

Yet there are at least two more valves of importance here. One being the sphincter of oddi, which controls the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the intestine, and an other one, that is commonly known, the urinary valve, controlling the flow of urine.

While fainted all these valves simply shut of any flow of fluids in order to contain and restrict damage. Or as the plant consciousness might say: These «animalistic additives» are of no particular value for survival!

This shut down mechanism of the Paralysis is both very natural and highly convenient. Normally in nature a Paralysis only has a short duration. The dear, hunted down by a predator, will either escape or become eaten. It only takes minutes for the faith to determine the outcome. Fighting a grave snowstorm will also come to an end rather soon, although within some hours or a few days at worst.

These natural examples do in no way compete with circumstances created by humans, and of whom animals, and likewise our bodies – nature that is – has no idea at all. Adequately our animal-body has no defence mechanism to cope with them either.

Most Paralysis Hangovers in western humans originate in circumstances from birth or before. How can that be? The simple answer is, that most often the pregnant western woman is occupied with something outside of her body and has no or little attention to the child. She is occupied with her studies, career, business or arguing with her husband.

This resamples the lioness with her hungry cops. She has to make that dramatic decision whether to go hunting or to stay with the the cobs and keep them safe. She is deemed to leave them behind in the bushes, whilst she herself has to do the dangerous hunting. Without turning her back to them, without turning her whole attention to the pray, she will not be able to catch it.

However, during her absence she is virtually gone. The cobs cool down more or less in order to survive. Here, as most common in nature, the dilemma is solved within a short time; either she is back with food shortly, or she is killed attempting to get the pray. As she returns, either the cobs wake to life again or they have been killed by hyenas or a competing lion.

Like the cobs, the embryo has no capacity to comprehend or understand the situation of the mother. For the child the mother is gone, when her loving attention is gone. Nothing is more traumatic and dramatic for a child to become, than realizing, that the mother is not there. She obviously does not exist in the reality of the embryos consciousness!

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