The wellness treatment that just about anyone can benefit from.
Good circulation is vital to good health. It’s how the blood delivers oxygen, nutrients and antibodies to the cells that support, repair and protect the body. Traditionally, you improve circulation by eating a balanced diet and leading an active lifestyle, but technological advancements now allow us to take cardiovascular health a step further. Renew ECP Therapy allows your clients to enhance their circulation to improve quality of life, cardiovascular efficiency and sports recovery.
What is ECP Therapy?
ECP stands for External Counterpulsation. The treatment involves inflatable cuffs, similar to those on a blood pressure monitor, that are wrapped around the calves, thighs and hips. An ECG sensor is also placed on the chest to detect the heartbeat.
These cuffs then inflate and deflate in time with each heartbeat, and this happens sequentially from the calves up to the hips. The feeling is described as firm but comfortable, like a leg massage.
The inflation of the cuffs compresses the blood vessels. This helps to enhance blood circulation to the heart and coronary arteries, thus providing oxygen to the heart muscle. The rapid deflation of the cuffs significantly reduces the amount of work required of the heart to pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body.
The effects of Renew ECP Therapy are three-pronged. The treatment improves heart health. The precise timing of the inflation and deflation of the cuffs during treatment gives rise to two physiological responses; Diastolic augmentation (an increase in pressure when the heart is at rest beats, which increases blood flow) and Systolic unloading (a reduction in pressure when the heart beats, thereby decreasing its workload). Together these actions increase cardiac output and blood flow to the heart and major organs.
Renew ECP Therapy also improves vascular function and can dramatically increase shear stress in major arteries of the upper and lower limbs. Continued treatments can lead to improved vascular health in the form of enhanced endothelial function and reduced arterial stiffness.
Finally, it can reduce inflammation and stress, especially for sports recovery and overall health. Renew ECP Therapy can reduce the levels of several inflammation markers in the blood, and studies have also shown it to increase angiogenesis levels (new blood vessels formation).
Who can benefit from ECP Therapy?
Just about anyone can use ECP Therapy for a variety of benefits. It’s a really versatile treatment option for your clinic. Renew ECP Therapy incorporates a full and detailed health assessment from a qualified provider to deliver a tailored program. It’s a safe, non-invasive, drug-free option for those looking to improve cardiovascular health and a means of maintaining cardiovascular fitness in recovering athletes. It’s also a great option for anyone looking for a better quality of life.
This post was sponsored by AIMedical. For more information, visit www.aimedical.com.au
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