Some practitioners are now offering a new healing technology – vacuum-gradient therapy (VGT), which influences body processes on a much more fundamental level, so it enables us to cure the most serious health problems. This method is based on the application of measured levels of vacuum to different layers of soft tissues, including the very deepest muscle structures.
According to current understanding, the failure of blood microcirculation in soft tissues is the starting point of a great number of human infirmities which lead to malfunctions of local and general metabolic processes. The authors have established that such negative changes in the system of the microcirculation of biological fluids are the base for the development of ischemic-congestion syndrome of soft tissues (ICSST) in cover tissues as well as in internal organs. ICSST is a key mechanism in the dystrophic deterioration of tissues which can set off many secondary pathological processes.
The clinical picture might be muscular and muscle-fascia pain syndromes, hidden or open inter-tissue scars, muscle-fibrosis, trigger zones, muscle knots and contractions in various locations, etc. It is a well known fact that pathological shifts in tissues may initiate the pathology of internal organs, by means of muscle-visceral connections and vice versa somatic illnesses initiate skeleton muscle and connecting tissue distortions by means of visceral somatic effects.
Clinical practice vouches for the fact that ICSST, dystrophic processes in skeleton muscles and connecting tissues can be observed in virtually every human regardless of their age, habitat, ecology, physical shape, and the variety of treatment and preventative measures they have been through. In accordance with this analysis, a new concept has been formed within the last 10 years, confirming that ICSST leads to physical malfunctions of the human body and to various illnesses.
To combat ICSST, a new non-invasive diagnostic method and treatment technology known as VGT has been developed, tested, and offered to clinical practice.
Over 15 years of practice proves that measured VGT revitalises blood microcirculation, tissue trophic functions and facilitates the normalisation of metabolic regulation. In turn, it assists the structural and functional rebuilding of cells and tissues, which prevents and cures many human illnesses by rejuvenating the body.
This method successfully combines a number of unique healing and diagnostic qualities, which are simultaneously included in every procedure at every visit:
- An objective diagnosis of troubled functions of remote microcirculation of body liquids, such as blood, lymph, and inter-tissue liquid.
- Prevention and treatment of many human illnesses.
- Detoxification of tissues and their rejuvenation.
- Cosmetic correction and measured physical exertion.
Of chief importance is the fact that all the effects mentioned above are realised by involving only the body’s own resources. VGT has a long lasting impact on the whole body, which means that it lasts 3-5 days and more by using and activating the body’s own physiologically active chemical ingredients. After attending a course which consists of 7-9 procedures, a therapeutic result is effective for many months and years to come.
Regular applications of VGT could prevent the occurrence of high risk illnesses, substantially increase the intellectual and physical abilities of patients, strengthen the immune system and increase natural resistance to contagious diseases, improve the ability to adapt, and revitalise tissues structures in general.
VGT can be prescribed for:
- ICSST of skeleton muscles and connecting tissues, followed by fibril scars of soft tissues.
- Spinal cord problems
- Neck, back and limb pain
- Rehabilitation of posttraumatic syndromes
- Follow-up rehabilitation after sports traumas
- Enhancement of sporting abilities
- Prevention of heart related diseases and atherosclerotic changes in veins
Years of clinical practice have lead us to believe that today VGT is the most effective method for dealing with ICSST and other related disorders. It is applicable for both the sports enthusiast and the less active individual. If some of the common methods of treatment, such as diets, massage, reflexology, reflex therapy, manual therapy, acupressure, physical training, oxygen bar therapy, and pharmaceutical therapy are used, alone, or in combination, you will definitely see positive physical effects. However, you will not cure the key mechanisms of ICSST development: ischemia and vein-interstitial-lymph congestion, which lead to tissue dystrophic changes.
At the same time VGT differs substantially from other traditional methods in the breadth of its impact, which helps to get rid of ischemia-congestion processes in body tissues. This is explained by the fact that there is no natural way for a body to react to the vacuum treatment and it therefore triggers off all systems' self-defence mechanisms.
To sum up, this method can deal with a very broad spectrum of complaints, which makes it possible to recommend it in a variety of medical situations.
The method has been developed by the authors for over 15 years in St.Petersburg, Russia and has been tested many times in the US (Boston 1992, 1995., St. Rhode Island 1995) and Switzerland (Geneva 1997, Lugano 1998, Zurich 1999.) The method was also clinically tested for 3 months in Germany. It has been positively approved by the Russian Ministry of Health Care.
The official report is published in Russian Medical Journal 2001 N5
The Method is licensed and patented in Russia N 2179431 , 20.02.02
Materials on the benefits of VGT were published and reported at the 1st International seminar on vacuum therapy in Moscow 2002.
- Monograph: “Vacuum-therapy", 2000, 2002 St. Petersburg, publisher “Nevskij prospect"
- Journal: “Physiotherapy and cosmetology" units on pages 114-115, 222-224, 248, St.-Petersburg 2002.
- Manual: “Special scientific practical manual for physicians: Basics of VGT" St.Petersburg 2005, publisher “Sova".