The limb galavnic bath ELECTRA is designed to provide application of galvanic current in water on the upper and lower extremities. While flowing from one limb to another, the galvanic current causes polarization of the tissues. This polarization can be considerred as an intracellular and extracellular temporary disorder of the dynamic metabolic derangement. The body protects against this condition by a neural and humoral controlled reaction. The polarization is first of all deminstrated by a hyperaemy mainly in the capillary zones.
The limb galvanic bath is administerred mostly at:
central nervous system failures as for spondylous painful syndromes, neuralgia, polyneuritis, non-paralytic poliomyelitis and at conditons of increased or low irritabilities of the afferent and efferent nerves
degenerative and chronical inflammatory disorders of the body’s motor system, mainly at disorders of the small joints of hands and legs, rheumatic diseases of muscles and other types of small joint rheumatism
vasoneurosis, spasticity of the vastus muscle, myoclonic twitches, latter phase of Sudeck’s atrophy and at dicsrease in the muscle tone of extremities
The descending currents have overall calming affect. To achieve this, the upper extremities are connected to the positive pole of the source, while the lower ones get negative polarity. When connected in reversed polarity, the application stimulates the vegetative nervous system.