(AOD = Arterial obstruction disease)
Also for these diseases primarily subluxations of the leg joints, especially the hipjoint and a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT® with an eventual pelvic inclination are responsible. Due to the in this scope beginning strain in the pelvic muscles happens a narrowing of the arterial vessels, which run into the legs, passing underneath the inguinal ligament a gap between tendons and muscles, to finally reach the legs. This causes a narrowing of the vessels with a reduction of the bloodflow, which is the reason for arterial obstruction diseases.
When the leg vessels calcify arteriosclerotic and narrow and so cause a reduction of the flow volume, also circulatory disturbances arise. At strain, i.e. when the need of oxygen in the legs increases, not enough oxygen reaches the leg, due to the reduced circulation. This is the reason why f.e. while walking pain arises, which, depending on the severity of the circulatory disturbance when strained, happens earlier or later. (The locomotor distance can vary from a few metres up to hundreds of metres) and force the concerned to stop walking (shop-window-disease). The shorter the walking distance is, the more severe is the circulatory disturbance. While standing the circulation is sufficient to decrease the lack of oxygen, so that pain vanishes and the concerned can continue his way.
Thus the cause of a circulatory disturbance at the legs can be
From the view of the SMT® the connections are quite simple. Additionally to the relevant medical facts of the classical medicine, spinal and meridian damages are added, which lastly also decide about the gravity of the arteriosclerotic changes. Over the legs run the following meridians:
Please concern here also those vertebrae and organs, which are coupled in and via the functional circuits, being connected to each other.
To improve the blood circulation of the legs - as far as here exists no real medical background - and to relieve the ailments, you have to remove the subluxations of the joints of the legs, especially the hip joints and a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT® together with an eventual inclination of the pelvis. Also at patients with medical diagnoses like f.e. an arterial occlusive disease it is always worth to remove the regularly existing pelvic damages, because very often it is this step which brings a soothing of the ailments.