The Vacuum therapy is a therapeutical method which uses the effect of the vacuum in the body by combining the improvement of the tissue microcirculation with an anti-inflammatory anddetoxing action.
Concretely the vacuum therapy consists in applying an inner tube to a body part, in which a depression is created and afterwards a compression to stimulate the venous and lymphatic circulation: this causes a suction effect which increases the blood afflux in the involved area, stimulating the circulation and the oxygenation, and accelerating the turnover of substances and the elimination of toxins. In the peripheral tissues the oxygen levels increase substantially and the carbon dioxide decreases: by improving the blood flow the exchange activity in the capillaries is favoured and by accelerating the blood flow the venous stasis which is the main cause of varicousvenis and venous insufficiency. The vacuum application combined with the stimulation currents will be carried out using vacuum electrodes. Such electrodes are connected through pipes to a suction pump which causes a negative pressure inside the electrodes. During this action, the high depression requires a great quantity of blood (hyperaemia) thereby improving the therapy effect through the different stimulation currents.
Vacuum therapy is used for?
- postoperative soft tissue swelling
- chronic venous insufficiency
- post thrombotic syndrome
- vascular diseases Burger, Raynauld
- lymphathic insufficiency- swollen legs, lymphedema, phlebolymphoedema, cellulitis
- ulcers, diabetic foot