(IPC) Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy
Intermittent pneumatic compression is a therapeutic technique used in medical devices that include an air pump and inflatable auxiliary sleeves or boots in a system designed to improve venous circulation in the limbs of patients who suffer edema or the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism.
In use, an inflatable sleeve or boot encloses the limb requiring treatment, and pressure lines are connected between the jacket and the air pump. When activated, the pump fills the air chambers of the jacket in order to pressurize the tissues in the limb, thereby forcing fluids, such as blood and lymph, out of the pressurized area. A short time later, the pressure is reduced, allowing increased blood flow back into the limb.
The primary functional aim of the device “is to squeeze blood from the underlying deep veins, which, assuming that the valves are competent, will be displaced proximally.” When the inflatable sleeves deflate, the veins will replenish with blood. The intermittent compression of the sleeves will ensure the movement of venous blood. By alternately filling the air chambers with air and subsequent draining a natural massage effect is created , similar to a good manual massage. The lymph and blood circulation throughout the body is stimulated and waste products from the muscles are drained. The systems can be pre-eminently used for the treatment of edema. In sports, IPC can be deployed for both the warming- up and cooling-down for injury prevention. It is also used for injury treatment, so athletes can rehabilitate faster. The device can be used in daily use for tired or swollen legs at standing occupations such as shop assistants, hairdressers etc.
Better sports performance
Athletes know what massage can do for the body. Unfortunately, only a few (top) athletes have access to a private sports massage therapist. Thanks to IPC massage equipment a regular (sports) massage comes within the reach of every athlete. Regular use of IPC promotes the removal of waste products and supply of nutrients through the lymphatic and circulatory system, causing the overall physical condition to improve. Did you know that Simone Biles applies an IPC massage system every day and became the world’s best gymnast?
Acupuncture Therapy Information
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest, continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points along the body’s meridian pathways, where the body’s energy flows.
Acupuncture care helps to relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems. It can also uncover the underlying root cause(s) of those symptoms. The goal of this dynamic and integrated health care system is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease. Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective. The perfect way to get well and stay healthy.
Acupuncture is very effective in:
- Relieving pain (including sciatic pain)
- Recovering from post-stroke lethargy
- Enhancing energy from post-surgical fatigue
- Relieving side effects (nausea, fatigue, neuropathy) from chemo-therapy
- Balancing mood
- Enhancing overall body energy
- Improving overall health and wellness
- Helps with Fertility
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