The myth that using tight rubber band on one’s hand will drain their blood was actually told by elderly people to deter the young ones from damaging their nervous system as disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Life Homeopathic Clinic, Dr. Mark Agyei.
He explained that tight rubber band on hands makes a person feels numbness, in spite of the fact that blood can still run through the veins, the tight rubber band is rather killing the nervous system, making it inactive in the hand.
Speaking to Peacefmonline.com in an exclusive interview, the Nervous System specialist revealed that continuous using tight rubber band on the hand weakens the hand to be responsive to action taken against the hand.
“When you use tight rubber band on your hand, we used to say it will drain your blood; it is not true but rather it damages your nerves as you feel numbness. The blood will run through your veins but the nerves which make your hand active, the tight rubber band is killing it”, he revealed.
“Tight rubber band on your hand is rather damaging your nerves and not to drain your blood as we were told in the past because the rubber band cannot suck your blood. So we should know that tightening damages nerves. Unfortunately, those who are kidnapped and tied to a tree can have their nerves damaged because the way the kidnappers tie the person to a tree can break down the nervous system”, he stressed.
He again mentioned that pathological conditions like hypertension and diabetes can destroy nerves; thus, diabetic patients often get numbness as the sugar in the body destroys the nerves.
“Sometimes, when you have certain brain condition, you can get nervous breakdown. First of all, we have something call pathological conditions like hypertension and diabetes; they can all destroy nerves. That is why diabetic patients often get numbness; the sugar in the body is destroying the nerves and when you also get a brain problem or spinal injury because you know the nerves connective is about the spinal cord before it goes to the brain and so when you get spine problem, it can damage your nerves”, he mentioned.
He reiterated that a nervous breakdown person can behave as though they are mad; explaining that the person will act abnormal when their nervous system breaks down totally as there will be no communication due to inactive of the brain as a result of the nerves damage.
“I am able to respond to questions because my brain is active as a result of my active nervous system being able to pick the translation of the question from the brain to me. If nerves are not part of you, you have a major problem”, he emphasized.
He however mentioned alcohol as another factor that damage nervous system as those who have been taking alcohol for a long time shake whenever they engage in any activities; depicting that their nervous systems have going down.
He further mentioned heat, poor diet, eating of junk foods and meats are also major causes of nervous breakdown.