WO2002007667A1 - Method of physiotherapy and therapeutic irradiator for its realization - Google Patents

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WO2002007667A1
WO2002007667A1 PCT/KZ2001/000001 KZ0100001W WO0207667A1 WO 2002007667 A1 WO2002007667 A1 WO 2002007667A1 KZ 0100001 W KZ0100001 W KZ 0100001W WO 0207667 A1 WO0207667 A1 WO 0207667A1
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The present invention relates, in general, to medicine, particularly, to physiotherapy, more particularly, to infrasonic therapy. The technical result to be achieved by the present invention is to provide the increase of the treatment efficiency, protection of the personnel against unwanted irradiation, and the decrease of the therapeutic equipment value to make it compact and transportable. The therapeutic irradiator comprises the infrasonic radiator, units of control and indication, the main units and components being installed in the case-former of the radiation directed beam. A method of infrasonic therapy comprises the step of exposing a patient to the infrasound, the patient being taken drinks of water activated by the infrasound. A course of the treatment, including a procedure duration, a number of procedures, doses of the irradiation and drinks of activated water are determined by a doctor in charge of the case every patient individually.

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METHOD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY AND THERAPEUTIC IRRADIATOR FOR ITS REALIZATION

The present invention relates, in general, to medicine, particularly, to physiotherapy, more particularly, to technical means for irradiation of patients by the power physical field, and it can be used for the therapeutic impact on a patient or separate parts of his body in the process of the treatment of non-malignant growths and pre- cancerous diseases.

Methods of physiotherapy and physiotherapeutic facility serving for the impact on a patient by various power physical factors such as electric, magnetic, electric- magnetic, ultrasonic, light, infrared, ultraviolet, and other irradiation are well known in the art and widely used. Physical factors were affecting on a man in the course of his evolution therefore physiotherapeutic procedures are the more effective physiological impact than many medicinal ones. Physiotherapeutic procedures cause both nonspecific and specific reactions of an organism. The specific reactions of the organism are driven by features of the impact and pathological processes, and they supply the main medicinal effect. In order to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect, action of the physical factor is conducted under the pulse regime and with the small dose rate. The type of a factor, its dose rates, a course duration, and superposition of various factors are determined with respect to a form and stage of a disease and the state of the organism. A method of the power physical impact on alive biological objects by means of an irradiator is disclosed in USSR Patent No. 1666124, cl . A 61 N 2/00, 1991. The method comprises steps of: generating low-frequency electrical oscillations (50 Hz) ; converting electrical oscillations to variable electrical and magnetic fields, whose strengths are controlled independently; forming the directed irradiation; and exposing the biological object.

A method of the physiotherapeutic increase of operator' s efficiency by means of an impact of the very low- frequency electric field is disclosed in USSR Patent No. 1683779, cl. A 61 N 2/04, 1991. At first, studying the encephalogram of an operator, one determines a predominant frequency of his α-rhythm, and the impact by the electric field is performed at this frequency. When a job is a sequence of monotonous recurrent operations, for example, at a conveyer, a frequency of worker' s operations is determined and the impact is performed by the frequency-modulated field, the frequency of modulation being equaled to the frequency of worker's operations.

A method and apparatus of magnetic therapy are disclosed in USSR Patent No. 1690792, cl . A61 N 2/00, 1991. The method comprises the steps of: converting the electrical alternating current of the low frequency (50 Hz) to the variable magnetic field; forming the directed flux of irradiation; exposing a patient to the directed irradiation; localizing the magnetic field at a zone of the biologically active point on the patient's body.

Infrasonic fields were present among physical factors, which impacted on a human being in the process of his evolution. The infrasound is generated by atmospheric and oceanic turbulent fluctuations of the pressure, sea waves including tidal ones, waterfalls, earthquakes, landfalls, volcanic eruptions, and so forth. In oceans, ice breaks create the noise infrasonic fields. In the atmosphere, thunderstorms contribute in this process. The infrasonic irradiation is considered to impact on a man. The powerful infrasound (> 120 db) has a negative influence on the human organism, particularly, the psychotropic influence. Infrasonic vibrations are even more harmful because they induce a dangerous resonance of some body organs /I. P. Golyalina. Infrasound. Physical encyclopedia, v.2, Moscow, S. E., 1990, p. 176/. Clearly, the infrasound was included to be one of the means of physiotherapy. R.K. Patent No. 1995, cl. A61M 21/00, 1995 is regarded to represent the closest state of the art of the present application, because in this Patent a method of physiotherapy realized by the infrasonic therapeutic irradiator is disclosed. The method comprises steps of: generating the infrasound by means of converting the electric alternating current to the infrasonic field with the regulated frequency (1-30 Hz) ; forming a flux of infrasonic irradiation; exposing a patient or some parts of his body to the flux of the infrasonic irradiation. Intensity of the irradiation, its doze, duration of treatment courses, their recurrence, intervals of breaks, combinations with" other physical factors are determined to be dependent of the form and stage of a disease and the state of an organism.

A deficiency of this method is low efficiency of the treatment. Only 30-40% of oncological patients was completely cured. Moreover, a medical personnel was subjected by the unwanted infrasonic irradiation because of a wide beam angle of the radiator.

The irradiator of biological objects by electrical and magnetic fields is disclosed in USSR Patent No. 1666124, cl. A61N 2/00, 1991. It comprises a power supply unit, a master oscillator of electric oscillations with a frequency of 50 Hz, a regulated power amplifier, converters of the alternating current to variable electric and magnetic fields, a switcher of operation regimes, radiators, a control panel with units of measuring, regulating, and indicating parameters of the electric and magnetic fields radiated.

The irradiator intended for the therapeutic power impact on a patient is disclosed in USSR Patent No. 1683779, cl. A61N 2/04, 1991. This irradiator realizes a method of the operator efficiency increase. It comprises a power supply unit, a generator of electric oscillations with the regulated very low frequency, a power amplifier, converters of the electrical oscillations to the variable electric field, a modulator, and a radiator. The patient receives the physiotherapeutic impact from this irradiator. He is exposed to a frequency coinciding with the frequency of his α-rhythm defined from an encephalogram. The modulation frequency is regulated to be equal to the frequency of monotonous recurrent operations.

Above said methods of physiotherapy and physiotherapeutic irradiators have individual parameters of the power physical impact and a list of diseases to be treated. It should be pointed out that only a surface of living biological objects is exposed to the instruments considered. A living organism of a man and animal consists of water mainly (more than 80%), because it is the main component of blood, lymph, cytoplasm. These water systems are formed on the basis of ordinary natural mineralized water. The living organism conducts a current because mineral salts mainly salts of rigidity are dissociated. Therapeutic irradiators using the electric, magnetic and electric-magnetic irradiation have a low penetrating ability because of skin-effect in the conducting medium, moreover, haemoglobin in blood has features of the ferromagnetic, which is a screen for the magnetic component of radiation. Thus, if there is need to irradiate interior organs, this radiation is not efficient.

The infrasonic therapeutic irradiator (RK Patent No. 1995, cl. A61M 21/00, 1991) is regarded to be the nearest art of the present invention. It comprises a power supply unit, a master oscillator of electric oscillations in the frequency band of 1-30 Hz, a power amplifier, a controller of a radiation power, converters of the alternating electric current to the infrasonic field, a directed radiator of the infrasonic field with a rotary platform to change a direction of the radiation, a control panel comprising a switcher of operation regimes, units of measuring, regulating, and indicating the frequency and power of the radiation, their operating parts being set at the fore side of the control panel.

The deficiencies of this irradiator are its large volume of about 2 cubic meters caused by large wavelengths of infrasonic irradiation, and the unwanted irradiation of the medical personnel .

Water and water systems being exposed to infrasound in the frequency band of 1-30 Hz take different physical- chemical features compared with initial ones, as it is disclosed in RF Patent No.97100538, cl . C02P 1/34, 1998. In some events, pH shifts to the alkali area by 1.5 units, the pH shift being lasted till 25 days. Being deeply frozen the activated water took a form of the stalagmite with a cone directed upward. In the center of some volume of the frozen activated water a picture of the frozen "explosion" was observed with beams formed by a plurality of bubbles extended from the center to the edges of the volume, the diameter of bubbles being increased to the edges of the volume. In the center of the volume, a large bubble of the ellipsoidal form created a basis for the stalagmite cone. Clearly, this picture was not observed for ordinary water. A study of a behavior of microorganism cultures, such as staphylococcus aureus, bacillus careus, blue-festering bacillus, intestinal bacillus, klebnella, shigella Flecsner, shigella Zonne, salmonella tiphymurium, salmonella enteritilis, brought into water before and after the infrasonic irradiation, has shown that the pathogenous or conditionally pathogenous for a human organism cultures perish or decrease a population by ten and even a hundred times. On the contrary, permanent satellites of a man, intestinal bacillus and staphylococcus aureus reveal fast activation of the proliferation process accompanied by a growth of the microbe colony.

A depressant action of the infrasound on the Walker's cancerous growth implanted inside the rat's hip was revealed. Slowing down of development of the growth was as large as three times.

The infrasound repressible effect at cell's proliferation of conjunctive and epithelial tissue was revealed when aseptic peritonitis inside white rats was artificially stimulated. Taking into consideration that 80% of man's mass is a water (blood, lymph, cytoplasm) and that the ifrasonic impact on the water changes its physical-chemical features and biological activity, it becomes evident a necessity of using in vi tro the water activated by the infrasound simultaneously with the outer infrasound impact.

The decrease of the apparatus volume and unwanted infrasonic irradiation of the medical personnel can be achieved by means of the more compact installing of units and elements of the equipment and by using directed radiators .

The technical result to be achieved by the present invention is providing the increase of treatment efficiency, protecting the personnel against unwanted irradiation, and decreasing the therapeutic equipment value to make it compact and transportable.

The required technical result is achieved by the fact that the present method like the closest one comprises steps of: generating the infrasound, forming the infrasonic radiation flux, exposing a patient or certain parts of his body to the formed flux.

However, the present method is different from known one because the patient is exposed to the directed flux of radiation, and this action is accompanied with taking drinks of water activated by the infrasound.

The required technical result is also achieved by the fact that the present therapeutic infrasonic irradiator like the known one comprises a very low frequency (1-30 Hz) generator of electric oscillations, an amplifier and regulator of their power, a converter of electric oscillations to the infrasonic field, a radiator set on a rotary platform to change a direction of irradiation, a control panel comprising a switcher of operation regimes, units for measuring, regulating, and indicating the frequency and power of the radiation, their operating parts being set at the fore side of the control panel.

However, the present irradiator is different from known one because its main units are installed in the case being the hollow round body with a rear part made like a hemisphere and a fore side made like a convergent cone tubule. In order to provide the predetermined beam angle of the radiation flux, the case is manufactured of a material, for example, aluminium or glass, characterized by the large velocity of infrasonic propagation.

The treatment efficiency is increased because patients are subjected to the treatment by the outer infrasonic field and taking in vi tro drinks of water activated by the infrasound. The resulting treatment efficiency approached 98 %, and the total elimination of new growths and stones were observed at 85% of cases.

In order to provide the narrow beam angle of the radiation flux, the radiator in a form of the convergent cone tubule is made of a material with the greater speed of infrasonic wave propagation compared with that in clear air. Sound speeds in different materials are: 5105 m/sec in aluminium, 4800 m/sec in steel, 5000 m/sec in glass, 3666 m/sec in copper, 1750 m/sec in lead. At the same time, in the air the sound speed is 300 m/sec. Duraluminium was chosen to be a material of the radiator because of its suitable parameters .

Compactness and portability of construction were provided by the fact that all main units of the device were installed inside the case-former of the directed flux.

The subject-matter of the present invention will become apparent from the drawings of Fig.l, where a functional block diagram of the infrasonic therapeutic irradiator is plotted, and Fig.2, where a configuration of the case-former is plotted.

The infrasonic irradiator comprises a power supply unit 1 connected with electronic radio units (not shown) ; a master oscillator 2, whose output is connected with a power amplifier 3; a converter 4 of the alternating current to infrasonic radiation, which is connected with a radiator 5, a rotary platform 6, a switcher of operation regimes of the power and frequency 7, a regulator of the frequency 8, a regulator of the power 9, a cymometer 10, a wattmeter for measuring and indicating the power of the radiation, and a control panel 12. Operating parts of the units of regulation, measurement, and indication are set at the fore side of the control panel 12.

The converter 4 of the alternating current to infrasonic radiation is an electromagnet consisting of the ferromagnetic core and the winding-inductor fed by the alternating current from an output of the power amplifier 3. The core of the converter 4 is rigid with the radiator face representing the cylindrical drum, its outer irradiating annular end being covered with the elastic membrane providing directed features of the infrasonic radiation. Radiators like this one are widely used in hydroacoustic sonars. All of the main therapeutic irradiator units, except the rotary platform 6 and the control panel 12, are installed inside the case-former of the directed radiation flux (Fig.2) .

The infrasonic therapeutic irradiator operates in the following manner. When the power supply unit 1 is switched on, and all units are prepared for operations, the predetermined operating frequency of the resonant oscillatory circuit of the master oscillator 2 is assigned in a band of 1-30 Hz. An oscillating signal is sent in the power amplifier 3. The power level is fixed by the power regulator 9 and switcher of operation regimes 7, and controlled by the wattmeter 11. The alternating electrical signal of predetermined strength is sent in the winding- inductor of the electromagnet in the converter 4, which converts electrical oscillations to infrasonic radiation. Outer edges of the elastic membrane being rigid with a face of the radiator 5 have less degrees of freedom compared with a central part of the membrane, which is subjected by the most intensive vibrations caused by vibrations of the face connected rigidly with the electromagnet core of the converter 4. As a result, the space distribution of the oscillation intensity across an aperture of the radiator 5 has the sinusoidal form with the maximum intensity concentrated in the membrane center. This form of the intensity distribution determines the initial beam angle of the radiation flux. The main beam angle of the radiation flux is formed by a difference between speeds of infrasound propagation in the air and duraluminium case-former. The infrasonic radiation is pointed to the predetermined direction by using the rotary platform on which the case- former is installed. The therapeutic radiator radiates the infrasonic field in a frequency band of 1-30 Hz with the power of 1.0 - 100.0 Wt .

Many years the irradiator was being tested in hospitals. Tests showed good results in the practice of removal of different pathological new growths including kidney stones and gallstones in the early stage of a disease. Resolution of new growths and removing stones were painless, and the outpatient treatment was performed.

On the basis of the treatment of several hundred of patients it was proved that infrasonic therapy might be successfully applied for the treatment and removal of a myoma of a womb, a cyst of an ovaries, cysts and fibroadenomas of a mammary, a fibrous-gangliac mastopathy, an adenoma of a prostate and thyroid gland, kidney-stones and gallstones, osteochoondrosis, osteophyte, deforming arthrosis, vascular diseases, inflammatory diseases of inner organs such as cholangitis, cystitis, prostatitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, pyelonethritis, ulcerous disease . The treatment is performed no less, than two weeks after the treatment by medicaments or other physiotherapeutic methods. Procedures are carried out during 5-10-20 minutes every day. One course of the treatment includes 10-15 procedures. Intensity of the irradiation, its dose, duration of courses, their recurrence, intervals between the courses, combining with other physical factors, for example, the treatment by heat (paraffin, ozokerite) , acupuncture, manual therapy are determined depending of a form and stage of a disease and the state of an organism.

Diagnostics presenting B-ultrasonic localization is done and, if a growth is revealed, a diagnostician makes a mark on the skin of a patient, this mark being a projection of the pathological focus. Before the procedure, an operator directs the therapeutic irradiator to the mark on the patient's skin, switches on an apparatus, and irradiates the patient during the time (usually 5-10 min.) and with power of 0.5-100 Wt predetermined by a doctor in charge of the case . Additionally, 3-4 times a day the patient drinks water activated by the same irradiator under the optimal regime, a total volume of water being 1 liter a day.

The water is activated by the infrasonic radiation in the following manner. A surface of the air-water interface is irradiated vertically downward. Simultaneously, the slant monochromatic light illuminates the interface. The infrasonic frequency impacting on the natural mineralized water with maximum efficiency is determined by observing parameters of the diffraction image formed by the reflected light beam, when the frequency of the radiation is changed in the band of 1-30 Hz. Physical-chemical features of the water irradiated determine this resonant frequency. The water is irradiated at the determined optimal frequency during 1 hour.

Gathered in the course of many years statistics and the treatment of several hundred patients made it possible to determine common recommendations of employing infrasonic therapy. Infrasonic therapy is recommended for treatment of following diseases: respiratory apparatus (chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, chronic pneumonia with asthmatic component); digestive apparatus (chronic gastritis, ulcerous, cholecystitis including calculous one, colitis); organs of motion (arthrosis, arthritis of different etiology, myositis) ; peripheral and central nerve systems (neurosis, vertebral osteochondrosis, radicular painful syndrome, lumbago, syndrome of intracranial hypertension) ; cardiovascular system (neurocircular dystonia, initial stages of hypertension) ; vessels (phlebit) ; pre-cancerous diseases (a myoma of a womb, a cyst of an ovaries, a cyst and fibroadenomas of a mammary, a fibrous-gangliac mastopathy, an adenoma of a prostate and thyroid gland) .

The present method has maximum efficiency for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, a cardiovascular pathology, pre-cancerous diseases, and concrements if their diameter is less than 10 mm. 98 % of patients suffering from these diseases has recovered, and total removal of new growths and stones was observed in 85% of all events. The present method of physiotherapy and the infrasonic irradiator were tested during many years in hospitals, the number of patients being sufficient to obtain reliable results in statistical sense. The method and apparatus are approved and allowed for the wide application in hospitals, and this fact is supported by Certificate RK-MT-5 No.00047 given by Ministry of Health Protection in Republic of Kazakhstan.

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1. A method of physiotherapy, comprising exposing a patient or certain parts of his body to a flux of infrasonic radiation, characterized by exposing a patient to the directed beam of infrasonic radiation; drinking a water preliminarily activated by the infrasound in the course of the treatment by the outer infrasonic impact.
2. A therapeutic irradiator having a very low frequency (1-30 Hz) generator of electric oscillations, an amplifier and a regulator of their power, a converter of the electric oscillations to the infrasonic field, a radiator, a rotary platform, a control panel comprising a switcher of operation regimes, units of measuring, regulating, and indicating the frequency and power of radiation, whose operating parts are set on the fore side of the control panel, characterized by that the irradiator units and components are installed in a case being a former of the directed beam of the radiation flux, the case being made like the hollow round body with a rear part made like a hemisphere and the fore side made like a convergent cone tubule .
3. The irradiator of claim 2, characterized by that the said case-former is made of material, for example, aluminium having a large speed of propagation of the very low frequency oscillations of pressure (infrasound) .
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