Nature of the methodology

The nature of the methodology lies in the injections of carbon dioxide to certain skin areas in case of degenerative and dystrophic diseases, such as vertebral osteochondrosis, disk herniation, or arthrosis of joints. The gas is administered sub- and intra-cutaneously with a thin dosage needle. A series of biochemical reactions causes the expansion of the walls of small blood vessels (capillaries, arterioles) which leads to improved microcirculation and blood supply to tissues, removes hyperemia and swelling, reduces pain, and activates local defensive processes. It also increases body resistance to adverse environmental factors due to expressed anti-oxidant properties of carbon dioxide.

Maximal therapeutic effect is reached when the areas of administration are paid attention to. Carboxytherapy is first and foremost a reflective treatment method. The main areas of influence are Zakharyin-Ged hyperalgesia zones, trigger points, fybromyalgia zones, and acupuncture areas. The analgesic effect is reached after the first gas injection. Course treatment enables one to reinforce the positive effect for a long time, and repeated supportive carbon dioxide procedures let a patient forget about such symptoms as joint rigidity, pain, or muscle weakness.
The safety of carboxytherapy makes it an alternative method of treatment for the patients that cannot undergo medicinal therapy, for example, in case of gastritis, gastric ulcer, etc. Carboxytherapy can be called a natural and ecologic means of treatment because carbon dioxide is a natural element of biochemical processes in our bodies.