Application of Biostimulator "DR. REDOX RUG" as a combinet metod of behavioral therapy and needle reflex therapy in patients with the functional asteny of various genesis.
Proceedings of the 7th Multidisciplinary Conference on Biological Psychiatry "Stress and Behavior" Moscow, Russia. 26-28 February 2003.
S.L. Bugrov, S.V. Kopishinskaya, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
We have developed a new rehabilitation method in functional asteny of various geneses - application of biostimulator "Dr. Redox' rug". Dr. Redox' rug is an applicator with thousands of needle electrodes. A new useful habit is acquired - to wash your face and brush your teeth standing barefoot on the rug. When you step on Dr. Redox' rug millions of cells on your feet get excited and transform the mechanical energy of body pressure on the prickles into electrical. Thus a new kind of training - electrophysiological training with Redox' currents - was discovered. We studied the efficiency of regular application of Dr. Redox' rug in 25 patients with functional asteny of various geneses. In our investigation we used the clinical method and unified rating scales: the subjective scale of asteny evaluation, the visual analogue scale, the assessment of vital functions, the evaluation scale of sleep quality, the autonomic nervous system assessment scale, Spilberger and Beck tests. The patient were tested before the therapy started and in one and two months after the beginning of the therapy. The rug was used daily in the morning and in the evening. Each patient brushed his teeth and washed standing on Dr. Redox' rug. Also before going to bed the patients lay on the rugs (neck zone) for 15 minutes. We revealed that application of the biostimulator "Dr. Redox' rug" effectively influences on the dynamics of subjective clinical symptoms in patients suffering from functional asteny of various geneses including both the indices of the subjective scale of asteny evaluation and the visual analogue scale. We observed a decrease of the anxiety expression degree as well as the regression of the autonomic nervous system disfunction. It should also be noted that application of Dr. Redox' rug improves physical and intellectual capacity for work. These findings allow us to recommend the biostimulator "Dr. Redox'.