Tibetan monks who meditate for more than two hours a day show an altered blood count and a different composition of the intestinal flora than their secular neighbours who live under the same climatic conditions and eat a similar diet. Meditation seems to have a positive effect on cardiovascular risk factors and the microbiome.
According to Tibetan teachings, colds / flu / viral infections lead to a heat storm in the immune system. This can affect the microcirculation.
Studies show that sleeping three hours less, i.e. only 4 hours instead of 7 – 8 hours, impairs the function of important immune cells in the fight against pathogens. Sleep can support the body in its everyday fight against infectious agents.
New findings show that targeted arm training can also have a positive effect on blood circulation in the legs. This is particularly helpful when blood circulation needs to be stimulated despite restrictions in leg mobility or in diseases with severe leg pain, such as peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAVK).