BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is capable of restoring an impaired microcirculation within a natural context.
But how does this vascular therapy work?
Electromagnetically transmitted signals are used to stimulate the pumping action of the smallest blood vessels, thereby normalizing blood flow through these vessels (stimulus and response) and ensuring that the body's cells are properly supplied. The supply of adequate blood flow through the microvessels enabled by BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy can be of a complementary support in the post excercice regeneration effort. While BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is unable to prevent a sprain from developing in the course of everyday activities, but can support the established treatments.
Due to is working mechanism and it complementary support of established treatment regimes, Physical vascular Therapy BEMER can be of a valuable help to support a healthy life style and therefore may lead to an increased quality of life.
What to do about Sprains?
Sprains are sadly a normal part of life, and they can happen quickly and unexpectedly. Whether during sport (where sprains are a particularly common occurrence), tripping while walking or jogging, or excessive and sustained manual loads – sprains are quick to occur. Even in household tasks – window cleaning, for example – we are not safe from sprains. The result is pain, bruising and swelling! Fast action must be taken to provide a remedy. But before that, we should consider what sprains are – injuries of the musculoskeletal system, or more accurately, of the muscles and ligaments. All sprains are caused by overstretching. Unlike torn muscle and ligaments, however, the tissue is not tightened to a point beyond its limit. Instead, it remains largely intact. However, there are generally very small injuries to the tissues and blood vessels. In medical parlance, this is referred to as "microtrauma". These injuries can cause swelling, because blood from injured vessels leaks into the surrounding tissue. The swelling in turn presses against the nerves, causing pain. Often these injuries are seemingly only minor, but can hinder us for a longer time. Sportspeople in particular know all about this, but sprains can also be extremely unpleasant for people who are physically active as part of their profession. Sprains are usually categorized as ligament sprains or muscle sprains. A ligament sprain is caused by the overstretching of a tendon or the ligaments in a joint. Unlike a torn ligament, however, the ligament here maintains its controlling and stabilizing function. A muscle sprain is caused when the smallest units of a muscle (known as sarcomeres) are injured. This is usually caused by a sudden and excessive movement, often around the foot, the calf, the thigh or the upper arm. But those affected by a sprain often don't care about the difference, because a sprain is quickly associated with pain. Bruising, swelling and pain when tensing and moving muscles are typical. It is also normal for the pain to noticeably subside when the affected part of the body is rested and not put under strain. As soon as a load is put back on the muscle, however, the pain associated with the sprain returns. The pain itself generally resembles a cramp, a pulling. Therefore, as initially mentioned, it is important to act quickly. Particularly in sportspeople, the administration of immediate first aid should follow the RICE principle.
RICE Principle with Sprains
Of course, the RICE principle is not some alternative method of treating a sprain with rice, but rather is an acronym for "Rest", "Ice", "Compression" and "Elevation". This means that the patient should further stop doing what they're doing, take a break and rest. It is then important to begin cooling the swelling and/or bruising, ideally with an icepack, cool pack or, if these are not available, using cold water. It should then be compressed, using bandages, to prevent the swelling from spreading. Subsequently elevating the part of the body affected by the sprain reduces the supply of blood to it, thereby ensuring that fluid leaking into the tissue can be transported away more quickly. After that, however, it is advisable to seek medical attention, because a sprain can often not be told apart from a torn ligament by a layperson. If it really is "just" a sprain, then what is needed is a healthy portion of patience to enable nature to perform its natural healing. However, this process can be shortened by supporting the body's own self-healing and repair mechanisms.
The Body's Own Self-Healing and Repair Mechanisms
The body's own self-healing processes are a remarkable process that ensure that our organism is functioning as best it can at all times. This includes the way the body attempts to try and "troubleshoot" any problems that the body has a result as of its regulatory processes being overloaded (after a sprain, for example). This is how the self-healing processes affect wound healing, by dissolving and removing tissue that has been destroyed by injuries. To provide the mechanisms of the body's self-healing processes with effective support, ensuring or restoring good microcirculation for regenerative processes, including with sprains, plays a key role. Microcirculation is very important to our organism, and the tasks of the microcirculation are diverse. It affects blood pressure, facilitates heat exchange, and transports oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The circulation also transports away toxins and waste by-products from the cells. It is important to know that the human organism consists of between 80 and 100 trillion cells. To reach these, blood must circulate throughout our body continuously. The pressure generated in the heart drives the blood in our arteries forward. These in turn branch out, progressively becoming smaller and thinner, thereby reducing their cross-section. Ultimately, the blood reaches the smallest vessels in our body, referred to in medical parlance as capillaries. It is precisely this area and the sections just before and after it that are referred to as the microcirculation. Effective microcirculation is extremely important for ensuring that the tissue cells are well supplied and are capable of disposing of waste substances by way of improving blood flow. Effective blood circulation improves the supply of nutrients to the affected tissue and reduces inflammation, enabling it to support the healing process massively, including with sprains. Microcirculation can be assisted with support from medical technology, such as the kind offered by BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy.