Darsonvalization

Darsonvalization is a well-known and long-used method of physiotherapeutic treatment, named after the French scientist Jacques d’Arsonval who proposed it.
The difference between darsonvalization and other physiotherapeutic methods is that the impact on the human body, or rather, locally on the desired area of the body, is carried out by a pulsed rapidly decaying current of high frequency (up to 110 kHz), high voltage (up to 20 kV) and low power (0.02 mA ) This current is supplied to the desired area of the body by means of vacuum electrodes, which, depending on the area and relief features of the surface to be treated, can be of various shapes: in the form of combs for the scalp, mushroom-shaped for working in the joints, intra-ear, cylindrical, intracavitary, curved and other.

With local darsonvalization, an electric discharge is formed between the electrode and the skin, which, depending on the applied treatment technique, can be of varying intensity. Nitrogen oxides and ozone, which are formed near the electrodes during darsonvalization, also have a certain physiological effect on the body. With local darsonvalization, the thermal effect, as a rule, is not observed. A feeling of light heat can only be with intracavitary (intravaginal, rectal, etc.) procedures.

How darsonvalization affects on a person.

Due to the combined effect of the three existing darsonvalization factors: high-frequency pulsed current, electric discharges and the resulting chemical compounds (ozone, nitrogen oxides), various reactions and physiological effects occur during local exposure to the human body:

• increased local blood circulation and microcirculation, the expansion of arterioles and capillaries due to the vegetative-vascular reaction;
• a slight decrease in blood pressure accompanying hyperemia of the skin;
• reduction of venous stasis due to increased tone of venous vessels;
• analgesic effect by reducing ischemia of nerve cells and reducing their excitability;
• increasing the elasticity and turgor of the skin, preventing the development of wrinkles and hair loss;
• antipruritic effect and improvement of tissue regeneration;
• elimination of spasm of blood vessels and sphincters, removal of cardiospasm;
• bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect;
• increase in visual acuity and hearing.