Hypermobility (which can vary from slight over-activity in your joints to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and M.Marfan) is a severely underestimated phenomenon, which is sometimes even hilariously underestimated. Hypermobility is always a genetic phenomenon. What is not well enough known is that hypermobility can escalate into multiple forms of neurovegetative dysregulation such as Fibromyalgia (FMS), ME/CFS and Aura-migraine.
In the view of Epiphora Method, major derailments (FMS, ME/CFS) of the neurovegetative system are triggered by a disturbed blood flow in our brain, plus the logical stress-response reactions that this produces.
In the page 'How it works' we explain this in a video and description. In particular, a poor position of the head in relation to the neck and a poor position of the cervical spine can cause a blockage in the blood supply to the back part of the brain.
Two thirds of all people have an undeveloped Willis circle. When the Willis circle is not well developed, insufficient help can come from the carotid system. This causes the brain to send out alarm signals. If this persists, neurovegetative dysregulation eventually occurs: the stimulus conduction system "loses control" and proceeds to chaotic, panicky, dysregulated and unreliable regulation of all systems. And that's how we feel: flighty, we can't find it, powerless, and of course not happy with the situation.
When you are hypermobile, you have more difficulty in keeping your body in the right posture, and so you really have to work harder for a good posture. So you are tired sooner, and: if your posture 'slumps', you sink in deeper because you can.... it. So you end up in a bad neck posture more quickly than someone who is not hypermobile.
In addition, you have a much faster chance of a blockage in your neck arteries. The overexertion that is 'normal' for you is therefore also accompanied by a considerable loss of neurovegetative capacity, which can lead to the symptoms and then to a diagnosis at an early age. We have already treated children as young as 10 and 11 years old, mostly with hypermobility as a primary cause, sometimes after a mild neck trauma, in combination with a familially malformed circle of Willis. We have also treated middle-aged people who have had these symptoms and signs since childhood and who were later diagnosed with ME/CFS. Even then the Epiphora Method can make a liberating difference, as can be seen in a number of videos on the 'Experiences' page.
What to do?
Because hypermobility is permanent, we always advise to work extra on the right posture as a prevention, but also when the symptoms we mentioned come up or have been there for years. Don't let the blood flow in the back of your brain depend on your Circle of Willis!