Monday, February 9, 2015

Carboxytherapy and Mesotherapy for Buerger's Disease


When you take a course in carboxytherapy or mesotherapy you are able to treat a lot of different conditions as well as relieve pain and treat the patient comsmeticl\ally. However what many students do not realize is that one of the original reasons mesotherapy was developed was to treat the peropheral circulation failure found in many different types of conitions including Buerger's disease. 

What is Buerger’s Disease?

Buerger’s Disease, also called thromboangiitis obliterans, is a rare disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs.  Blood vessel inflammation and clots in the blood vessels characterize the condition. The impaired blood flow that eventually damages or destroys tissues and may lead to infection and gangrene.

Buerger's disease usually begins in the hands and feet and thenmay progress to affect larger areas of the limbs.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Buerger's disease include:

  • Pain and weakness in ghd legs and feet or your arms and hands
  • Swelling in ghd feet and hands
  • Fingers and toes that turn pale when exposed to cold (Raynaud's phenomenon) and
  • Open sores on your fingers and toes

Causes

Virtually everyone diagnosed with Buerger's disease smokes cigarettes or uses other forms of tobacco, such as chewing tobacco. Quitting all forms of tobacco is the only way to stop Buerger's disease   in its tracks. For those who don't quit, amputation of all or part of a limb may ultimately be necessary.

Quitting smoking may be part of the prescribed treatments Medications are available to ease cravings and acupuncture and nutritional support should definitely be part of the treatemnt . However, you won't be able to use nicotine replacement products, such as patches or gum, since the nicotine in these products also make Buerger's disease worse.

The disease eventually cuts off circulation to fingers and toes. Amputation of limbs is a way of managing the last stages of the disease that can lead to death.

Natural Treatment With Carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy works for this condition because it increases the the microcirculation at the injection site and it also increases vascular activity as well as oxygenation of the affective area.   Mesotherapy can also be used to assist the situation as well.


The doctor will inject sterile CO2 into the area as often as once a day to treat severe cases.


For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses in mesotherapy and carboxytherapy including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

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