Carbon dioxide bath
Such baths are carried out using special equipment. During the bath, the patient's head is above the unit, the space around the neck gently is wrapped around the cuff, preventing carbon dioxide from getting from the unit. The patient breathes not with gas, but with the atmospheric air of the room, where the unit is located.
Carbon dioxide, penetrating through the skin, causes expansion of vessels and acceleration of blood flow due to its direct effect on capillaries and small vessels. As a result, the viscosity of the blood decreases and stagnation in the blood is prevented, which is an effective prevention of blood clots.
Carbon dioxide has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, it reduces breathing, makes it deeper, the heart rhythm also becomes rarer, the diastole increases, which is good for the coronary system.
This procedure is often used to quickly restore the physical form of athletes after injuries and intense training, because they allow in a short time to restore physical performance. Besides, carbon dioxide favorably affects the vessels of the lower extremities, especially after loads. Increases the tone of the walls of blood vessels and improves venous outflow of blood.
Such baths have a pronounced antiseptic effect and help in the recovery of the skin after burns. The skin becomes elastic and elastic, its appearance considerably improves.
Baths are also shown to the elderly, since aging is associated with a weakening of protective functions, and dry carbon dioxide baths involve the immune system of the body, activate the processes of the body's resistance to external adverse factors, and prevent premature aging.
The baths are made at a temperature of 28-30 degrees and the gas feed rate is from 5 to 20 liters per minute. The course of treatment is 5-10 procedures for 15-20 minutes, which are conducted every day or every other day.
Indications for the use:
- bronchial asthma;
- cardiac ischemia;
- arterial hypertension;
- chronical bronchitis;
- obliterating the lesions of the vessels of the lower limbs;
- chronic pneumonia;
Contra-indications for the use:
- heart failure above 2 degree;
- severe heart rhythm disturbances;
- cardiac asthma;
- malignant neoplasms;
- aneurysm of the aorta and heart;
- complications of acute myocardial infarction;
- acute inflammatory pulmonary and bronchopulmonary diseases.