Percussion massage method in the treatment of joints' deseases

Методика перкуссионного массада В.Д. ГиттаVitaly Gitt has been developing his own theory of treatment of joints and spine for more than thirty years. Working with patients with arthrosis of the joints, V. Gitt tried to find an answer to a very important question: how to make the affected joints regenerate? Over the past decades, our "traditional" medicine, as in antiquity, offers to "treat alike with alike" and "cures" patients with costly extracts from animal cartilage (the ineffectiveness of this technique is known to every sane scientist). Seeing the ineffectiveness of such techniques, V. Gitt tried to find an alternative way to help people suffering from pain in the joints. Gradually, step by step, working with patients with osteoarthritis, he tested his hypothesis in practice until he found a combination of three methods that most effectively led to a cure of the affected joints. They are the method of micromotion, non-protein diet (for "system" kind of patients) and methods of impact (or "percussive") massage, which will be explained below. Long-term experience of work with osteoarthritic patients showed that the method worked. By studying the biochemistry and physiology of human body, consulting with colleagues, physicians and researchers in the field of medicine, V. Gitt tried to explain the phenomenon of the effectiveness of its methods scientifically. Today V.Gitt believes that the process of regeneration and healing of osteoarthritic joints with the "percussion massage" is a rather complex and multifaceted phenomenon. And, like every complex phenomenon, it may have several explanations. The simplest (but not the fact that correct) explanation - that the impact breaks the osteophytes - bony growths inside the joint, which cause incredible pain with every movement. Later, in a few days the chipped osteophytes  dissolve in the synovial fluid without a trace, and the pain recedes. The second explanation - percussive massage stimulates the release of synovial fluid. There is a third explanation - with which, incidentally, a number of biologists and phisiologists agree. Let's tell you more about it.

In order to regenerate a damaged tissue some certain active bodyly substances should concentrate in the damaged place. It is a blood factor (perhaps some of the polypeptides), which provide an active division and proliferation of cells that heal wounds and restore damage. If the bone is broken, these substances are brought to the site of damage with the blood. Within a few days after the fracture the inflammatory process begins, the body produces active substances, and the blood starts to bring them to their destination. Capillar network grows, the rate of regeneration increases, and the bone heals. The problem of regeneration of the joint lies in the fact that in the joint, in the cartilage, there is no capillary vessels, there is no blood. The joint is supplied only with the articular fluid, secretions of joint capsule. Therefore, the cartilage and the meniscus, in contrast to the bone, recovers so poorly. The lower mobility of the joint causes the recession of the synovial fluid, and vice versa. The joint gradually destroyes or becomes overgrown with osteophytes, or both at once. But there is a paradoxical way to trigger the regeneration of the joint. All you have to do is just to disturb a damaged joint capsule (very slightly) to provide increased allocation of the healing factor. Not traumatized joint capsule does not produce this factor. This occurs during the percussion massage. After a small dosed inflammation the active ingredients begin to excrete, contributing to the regeneration of the joint. This inflammation should not become excessive, that's why the impact massage should not be held every day. The micromotions are necessary to ensure that the regenerating factor is constantly penetrating to the affected areas of osteoarthritis cartilage with the synovial fluid. Otherwise, this is not happening.

Until now it is impossible to tell which of the above explanations really works. Perhaps all of them, Vitaly Gitt says. Maybe in the future, there will be other studies of the effectiveness of his methods. Either way, his method works, and works well. Up to the third degree of osteoarthritis (and in exceptional cases up to the fourth), the affected joint can be saved. Of course, this requires time and patience of the patient, but it is still a far better alternative to installing the joint prosthesis.

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