"The anatomical structure and basic functions of the liver"
1. The liver is classed as a gland and is the most multifariously busy organ.
2. The lobes of the liver consist of millions of hepatocytes.
3. The liver prevents blood clotting through the manufacture of bile.
4. Roughly triangular, the liver has three lobes.
5. The hepatic portal vein of the liver transports nutrient rich blood from the digestive system into the liver.
6. Vitamins and minerals, specifically Vitamins A, D, E, K and B12 are stored by the liver.
7. The liver is categorised as part of the Endocrine System.
8. Two thirds of the liver can be removed but it will grow back.
9. The liver is predominantly enclosed in the visceral peritoneum or serosa.
10. Hepatocyte cells make up roughly 70% of the liver tissue in the lobes.
11. Sonopuncture is based on the same principles as acupuncture, however as opposed to soundwaves, needles are used.
12. The intentional use of sound vibration in the practice of acupuncture provides access to the body’s energy systems.
13. Sonopuncture is a non-invasive therapy but is not suitable for all ages.
14. Sonopuncture cannot be used on race horses as they are too sensitive for ultrasounds.
15. Gels or oils between the treatment head of the device and the skin are needed to conduct the sound into the body.
16. Sonopuncture manipulates the body’s energy fields and stimulates the body’s immune system, thereby fighting infections.
17. Sonopuncture is an effective alternative to acupuncture except in very obese patients.
18. Ultrasounds cannot be used to promote the healing of bones as bones are too hard.
19. Sonopuncture does not help to improve the elasticity of scar tissue.
20. As the use of sonopuncture tends to clog up the airways, it cannot be used on bronchial asthma patients.