EP0171423A1 - Apparatus for the external treatment of body parts by means of acoustic waves. - Google Patents

Apparatus for the external treatment of body parts by means of acoustic waves.

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EP0171423A1
EP0171423A1 EP19850901049 EP85901049A EP0171423A1 EP 0171423 A1 EP0171423 A1 EP 0171423A1 EP 19850901049 EP19850901049 EP 19850901049 EP 85901049 A EP85901049 A EP 85901049A EP 0171423 A1 EP0171423 A1 EP 0171423A1
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apparatus according
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Miklos Szegheo
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H23/00Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
    • A61H23/02Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive
    • A61H23/0245Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive with ultrasonic transducers, e.g. piezo-electric

Abstract

Appareil de traitement externe de parties du corps par des ondes acoustiques, en particulier de parties du corps avec congestion et vaso-constriction et/ou pour l'excitation des centres nerveux. external processing apparatus portions of the body by acoustic waves, in particular body parts with congestion and vasoconstriction and / or to the excitation of the nerve centers. La caractéristique de l'invention est que l'appareil comporte une tête de traitement raccordée à un générateur de fréquences acoustiques, avec un boîtier (1) et une source de signaux (5) disposée dans le boîtier (1) et raccordée au générateur de fréquences acoustiques, d'un côté du boîtier (1), avantageusement dans l'axe de la source de signaux acoustiques, étant prévue une ouverture (14) à diriger sur la partie du corps à traiter. The feature of the invention is that the apparatus comprises a treatment head connected to a sound frequency generator, comprising a housing (1) and a signal source (5) disposed in the housing (1) and connected to the generator acoustic frequencies, one side of the housing (1), preferably in the axis of the source of acoustic signals, being provided an opening (14) directing at the body part to be treated.

Description

Apparatus for the external treatment of body parts with acoustic waves

The invention relates to an apparatus for external

Treatment of body parts with acoustic waves, in particular for the treatment of body parts with damming, vascular narrowing and / or for stimulation of nerve centers. Acoustic waves have been used in therapy exclusively in the field of ultrasonic frequencies, in the first row to the medical treatment of rheumatic and joint diseases. only drug treatments have been used for the treatment of circulatory disorders, particularly for the treatment of occurring on limbs vasoconstriction or other reasons unsatisfactorily provided with blood body parts with congestion. In more severe cases, the interference could only be treated surgically. The schirurgische intervention meant in many cases, the amputation of the deceased as a result of vasoconstriction member. Researchers are intensively around the world with the development of a more effective method of healing the circulatory disorders and Erkrangungen of the vein system. The invention, the target has been set to work out a solution with the help of which the mentioned diseases with the earlier methods can be cured compared with increased effectiveness.

The invention is based on the recognition that acoustic waves can be used with great success in the treatment of stunned, suffering from vasoconstriction body parts. It has also been found in which a further healing effect can be achieved if the acoustic waves are directed at the insert at the body surface nerve centers. The set goal is achieved with the inventive apparatus, or by its therapeutic application, in derweise that an apparatus is provided which is a connected to the sound frequency generator treatment head, a housing and, disposed in the housing acoustic signal source - which follows the sound frequency generator -, comprising further to the one side of the housing, preferably in the axis of the acoustic signal source a is configured on the body part to be treated directed opening. With the aid of the treatment head can be realized in that the opening through which the outgoing acoustical sound frequency waves can be directed directly onto the diseased part of the body suffers congestion or vasoconstriction.

The housing of the treatment head is advantageous as a cylindrical tube configured in the axis of the acoustic signal source is arranged.

In an advantageous embodiment of the invention the acoustic signal source within the housing can be adjusted in the direction of the cylinder axis, wherein the acoustic signal source conform to the inner surface of the housing seal. The advantage of this embodiment is that the possibility is offered by the adjustment of the acoustic signal source within the cylindrical tube, that prior to the which is an even more effective treatment part of the body to be treated to be directed opening located nearest the acoustic waves can ausstalten at predetermined locations, the diseased parts of the body allows.

As acoustic signal source, a speaker is preferably used. The advantage of a speaker is that it can be extremely easy and cheap used as acoustic signal source. Suitably, the housing of the treatment head is provided with attachments with holes of different sizes of the body are placed in the area to be treated depending on the size. The prefixes are advantageously connected with a flanged ring clamping the housing.

In a further embodiment of the invention in the space behind the acoustic signal source is an acoustic signal source is arranged with the sound frequency generator connecting switch; the switch can be operated by hand, but it seems to be a more appropriate solution to use a Zeitreglersehalter on which the duration of treatment in advance can be set. The sound frequency generator is a square wave generator with variable frequency. Experience has shown it that the treated body part with the steep accruing square-wave signals can be treated with increased effectiveness; the reason is acceptable that during the steep ascent, the reaction of the organism to the sinusoidal stimulus is auszustalten is not capable.

The experiments have shown there that the most suitable for the treatment of diseased body parts frequencies are in the range between 1 Hz and 1000 Hz, can accordingly the frequency of the sound frequency generator of the inventive apparatus in the region between 1 Hz and 1000 Hz to be changed.

We have further observed that the temperature of the treated body parts, the heat sensation of the patient may be different during the treatment period. In certain cases, the patient takes the body part in question cold, in other cases, warm, sometimes the patients have a tingling sensation. Our experience has shown it that the treatment is effective when the patient to the treated body part feels heat or simultaneously has a tingling sensation. This heat sensation can be demonstrated on the skin surface to the treated body part or in the immediate vicinity of the treatment site with a thermometer. Accordingly, to the apparatus, a thermometer, which is placed thereof on the treated part of the body or in the immediate vicinity belongs. Should show a cooling of the thermometer, the

to change the frequency of the treatment and / or the intensity of the acoustic waves as long as is perceived to in the treated part of the body heat or tingling sensations. A possible embodiment of the treating head of the apparatus according to the invention is further illustrated by the accompanying drawings. The figure represents the half view-half-section of the treatment head of the apparatus according to the invention.

The operating head comprises a housing 1, which is a cylindrical tube with our embodiment, the rear end is closed by a closure plate 9, while a fixed with a clamping ring 4 to the housing attachment 3 is arranged at the front end. To the actuator 3, an opening 14 is arranged, which is directed to the treated body part.

In the housing 1, the acoustic signal source is formed by a speaker. 5 The speaker 5 is in the housing, mounted on an axially displaceable piston. 2 The position of the piston 2 in the housing 1 can be fixed by means of a screw 8; the screw 8 moves in a configured on the housing 1 the axial groove 7. The plunger 2, the inner wall of the housing 1 by means of a seal 11 conforms perfectly sealed on.

Inside the housing 1, in the space behind the piston 2, a switch 12 is arranged which connects the sound frequency generator not shown here, with the speaker 5 via a cable. 13 The switch 12 can be operated by hand, but a time switch controller - on which the duration of the treatment is set - can also be used. The actuator 3 to the case 1 / as seen from the left side of the figure / can be replaced. To the treatment head includes a header set consisting of attachments 3 with apertures 14 of different sizes. which can be removed by removing the clamping ring 4 - - If necessary, the actuator 3 may be omitted, in which case the size of the opening substantially corresponds to the cross section of the housing. 1

Claims

claims:
1. Apparatus for the external treatment of body parts with acoustic waves, in particular of body parts with damming or vascular constrictions and / or add to the excitement of the nerve centers, characterized in that the apparatus a connected to the sound frequency generator treatment head, a casing / 1 / and in the housing / 1 / arranged signal source which follows the sound frequency generator, comprising furthermore at the one side of the housing / 1 /, advantageously in the axis of the acoustic signal source a / is configured on the body to be treated part to be straightened opening / 14th
2. Apparatus according to claim 1, characterized in that the housing / 1 / is a cylindrical tube, in the axis of which the signal source is arranged.
3. Apparatus according to claim 2, characterized in that the acoustic source signal can be adjusted in the direction of the cylinder axis and the acoustic signal source adapts / sealed to the inner wall of the housing /. 1
4. Apparatus according to jedwelchem ​​of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the acoustic source is a speaker / 5 /.
5. Apparatus according to jedwelchem ​​of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that to the housing with openings / 4 / of different sizes configured Headers / 3 / are.
6. Apparatus according to claim 5, characterized in that the headers / 3 / with a flanged clamping ring / 4 / of the housing / 1 be connected /.
7. Apparatus according to jedwelchem ​​of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that an acoustic signal source is arranged with the sound frequency generator switch connecting / 12 / in the housing in the space behind the acoustic signal source.
8. Apparatus according to claim 7, characterized in that the switch / 12 / is a timing controller switch.
9. Apparatus according to jedwelchem ​​of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the sound frequency generator is a square wave generator with variable frequency.
10. Apparatus according to jedwelchem ​​of claims 1 to
9, characterized in that the frequency of the sound frequency of the sound frequency generator can be changed within the range between 1 Hz and 1000 Hz.
11. Apparatus according to jedwelchem ​​of claims 1 to
10, characterized in that a thermometer is provided, which is placed thereof on the treated part of the body or in the immediate vicinity.
EP19850901049 1984-02-14 1985-02-12 Apparatus for the external treatment of body parts by means of acoustic waves Expired EP0171423B1 (en)

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HU58184 1984-02-14
HU58184A HU191275B (en) 1984-02-14 1984-02-14 Device for treating organs by external acoustic waves

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AT85901049T AT33936T (en) 1984-02-14 1985-02-12 Apparatus for external treatment of body parts with acoustic waves.

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