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Charcot's douche

Power shower neurologists invented in France in the nineteenth century . It is based on a jet of water , it has a horizontal molding. It is recommended for functional disorders of the nervous system in the treatment of degenerative disc disease and most diseases of the musculoskeletal system .

     Power shower is used as an effective method of dealing with problems in the spine, the consequences after injuries of the musculoskeletal system , pain of various kinds. Power shower - a shower "shock" type with a reduced impact zone . It employs two jets - hot water (up to forty degrees ) and cold ( twenty degrees). Such a contrast and gives a great therapeutic effect. This procedure looks like this : You're standing at a distance of 3-3.5 m from the remote control, first you pour over all sides of the fan jet of water, then the compact jet at pressures up to 4 atmospheres affect the limbs , back and side of the chest , massaging thus different "problem" areas , thighs, buttocks , back and stomach. During this procedure, the skin becomes red , that is caused by the pressure and temperature of the water . The duration of the procedure is 1-5 minutes. Full course of treatment involves 15-20 procedures.

     During the shower, there is a mechanical and thermal stimulation of the skin, which leads eventually to the stimulating effect on the circulatory system and lymph circulation , active oxygen saturation and supplementary feeding of tissue and blood , strengthen metabolism, more rapid resorption of inflammatory foci .