Every single cigarette damages the vascular walls and encourages arteriosclerosis.
Stimulating impaired microcirculation is one thing. It is equally important to counteract the factors that caused the disorder in the first place.
In addition to consistent treatment of the underlying disease (e.g. diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels), patients should reconsider lifestyles and dietary habits and exclude harmful influences as far as possible. This includes giving up smoking as well as weight reduction in many cases.
Those who then eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and make an attempt to reduce stress contribute a great deal to protection of vascular health and overall therapeutic success.
The impact of microcirculation on the diseases described above and a number of others supports this therapeutic approach: Targeted stimulation of microcirculation in order to increase blood circulation in the smallest vessels and thus improve substance exchange between blood and cells.
Targeted stimulation of microcirculation is possible. This treatment is gaining importance as a supplement to orthodox medical treatments of many illnesses and as a way to increase physical and mental performance capability.
Blood flow in the larger vessels can be regulated to some extent with the help of medications that control the widening and narrowing of blood vessels by way of nerve impulses and chemical signals. Microvessels lack the receptors for these signals, so that medically induced regulation of the periodic vessel wall movements of small-calibre arteriole segments is not possible.
However, local mechanical stimulation of small vessels if possible with the help of physical vascular therapy.
Physical vascular therapy is a biorhythmic stimulation of the blood vessels. A special, certified medical device is required that sends impulses in a precisely defined temporal sequence and generates a magnetic field. With the help of this electromagnetic field, the muscle cells in the vascular walls of the microvessels are stimulated to contract, increasing the volume of blood pumped into the capillary region.
Physical vascular therapy has been used for decades, resulting in extensive experiential data.
Many patients report an improvement in their general state of health and increased wellbeing and performance. Observational studies also confirm that physical vascular therapy provided as a supportive treatment can contribute to the success of orthodox medical treatments. This applies for instance to treatment of diabetes, wound healing disorders and peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Complementary medicine sees itself as a complement to classic, scientifically oriented "orthodox medical practice". The origin and the history of the vast majority of diseases is influenced by a variety of factors.
They includes, for example, genetic predisposition, diet, lifestyle, stress and environmental influences. In many cases, orthodox medical practice cannot take these sometimes highly individual factors into account. In such cases, complementary medical methods can play a supplemental and supportive role.
Examples of complementary medicine include, for example, relaxation techniques, massage, acupuncture, bioenergetic methods and homeopathy. In many cases, the effects of these procedures as experienced by patients cannot be explained with the scientific approach. This aspect is a frequent target of criticism.
However, observational and comparative studies do confirm the effectiveness of many complementary therapeutic approaches quite clearly. Such critical efficacy studies are important when it comes to uncovering any side effects or contraindications of the treatments.
As in orthodox medical practice, a risk-benefit assessment should be done before each therapy. Thus applied, complementary medicine is increasingly accepted and used in support of orthodox medical practice.
Also reported are success in pain therapy, improved sleeping values in patients with sleep disorders and positive support of rehabilitation and regeneration processes.
No health-threatening side effects of physical vascular therapy have come to light in all the years of its use. Nevertheless, each therapeutic application should be discussed and assessed with the treating physician since, among other things, physical vascular therapy may impact the effect of some medications.
Also, some more serious conditions require a number of medical monitoring sessions before and during the period of application.
Depending on the clinical picture, physical vascular therapy is used as a whole-body therapy for general improvement of microcirculation or locally for additional stimulation of the microvessels in the affected body regions. There are various application modules (wholebody module, seat cushion, chair, spot, pad) for these purposes.
Many physicians and therapists also provide physical vascular therapy in their practices.
In home application with one's own device, the basic therapy is initially recommended for a period of at least 6 weeks, daily mornings and evenings for 8 minutes respectively. This basic treatment can be supplemented by intensive additional treatment.
The recommended total duration of treatment depends on the severity and course of the disease, general health status and the age of the patient.
Physical vascular therapy can be used in a relaxed atmosphere in the comfort of your home.
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