Darsonvalization is a method of physiotherapeutic treatment based on the use of high frequency and low power alternating current. With the help of a glass vacuum electrode, a high voltage is applied to the skin, it ionizes the air and the current passes through the tissues.
The effect of the procedure is due to the irritating effect of the discharge on the skin and mucous membranes. The skin does not heat up as the current is low. Changes in the ionic composition and effects on muscles do not occur due to the use of alternating current.
With darsonvalization, the nerve endings are irritated, which provides a slight analgesic effect. Small vessels dilate, which increases blood flow. Metabolic processes and tissue regeneration are accelerated.
The scope is wide enough. Darsonval is used for pain syndromes, impaired sensitivity of peripheral nerves. It is good for skin lesions associated with impaired blood supply, hair loss and itching. Darsonvalization is carried out with varicose veins, lymphostasis and hemorrhoids, trophic ulcers, poorly healing wounds.
This physiotherapeutic procedure is used in dentistry for the treatment of periodontitis and stomatitis, in ENT practice for vasomotor rhinitis.
Darsonval can be used to solve not only local but also general problems. Neurocirculatory dystonia, the consequences of craniocerebral trauma, Raynaud's syndrome, migraines respond well to physiotherapy.
There are no specific contraindications for use, but there are general contraindications for physiotherapy. These are any tumors, emaciation, fever, systemic diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis, severe atherosclerosis, aneurysm, high blood pressure, epilepsy, chronic heart and renal failure. Acute conditions such as myocardial infarction, stroke are also contraindications. The presence of metal fragments in the affected area, individual intolerance prohibit physiotherapy.
Treatment is dosed according to the intensity of the impact, the patient's feelings. The duration of one manipulation is from two to twenty minutes. The procedures are repeated daily or every other day in a course of three to thirty times.