Hivamat: How It Relieves Edema


Why Hivamat is a Powerful Edema-Busting Therapy

Edema is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in particular areas of the body. Edema usually occurs in the extremities, such as the legs or ankles. But edema can also accumulate in the lungs. While edema is usually a symptom of an underlying medical condition, this retention of fluid can cause complications in its own right.

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), a leading regenerative medicine clinic located in the United States, reports that the Institute has seen a rise in cases of edema in patients who come to the clinic for therapies related to their illness, injury, or syndrome. Edema has been a challenge to treat traditionally, but the development of a therapeutic system dubbed Hivamat has dramatically changed the way doctors can now approach edema.

Diseases and Conditions Associated with Edema

The Mayo Clinic cites six primary medical conditions that cause edema. They are:

  1. Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is when one or both of the heart’s lower chambers lose their ability to pump blood effectively. This can cause blood to accumulate in the legs, ankles, or feet. Edema can also occur in the abdomen, swelling it painfully. Pulmonary edema can also occur, which frequently leads to acute or chronic shortness of breath.

  1. Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a liver disease. When edema is caused by liver disease, the fluid accumulates in the abdominal cavity, legs, or both.

  1. Kidney Disease

In the case of kidney disease, edema generally occurs in the legs and/or around the eyes.

  1. Kidney Damage

Kidney disease and kidney damage are not always the same. Damage to the kidneys can also be caused by injury, blood loss, or medication. But they can both promote edema. When the tiny, filtering blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, a decline in protein levels in the blood can occur. This is called nephrotic syndrome. When this happens, fluid often accumulates in areas similar to those affected by kidney disease.

  1. Weakened or Damaged Leg Veins

Medically known as chronic venous insufficiency, this is a condition caused by the one-way valves in leg veins becoming weak or damaged. This allows the onset of edema. The swelling in the affected leg often comes on very quickly. This can be a very serious condition caused by a blood clot. It that should be considered a medical emergency.

  1. Damaged or Diseased Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system plays a critical role in helping the body pull excess fluid from tissues. When the lymphatic system suffers damage or disease, the nodes and vessels of the lymphatic system can’t remove fluids properly. Edema is the result.

h3 Hivamat’s Role in Treating Edema

For people who suffer edema, whether acute or chronic, a new technology has made the treating of fluid buildup dramatically more effective and reduction of pain more profound. Hivamat therapy swiftly moves fluid and breaks down metabolic waste throughout the body. This helps the lymphatic system drain fluids and flush impurities that impede healing and health.

Hivamat significantly enhances therapeutic massage used in physical therapy and functional rehabilitation. Professionals use Hivamat for the treatment of edema related to a wide array or injuries, illnesses, and syndromes.

When used as an auxiliary therapy to medical interventions, Hivamat is highly effective as an aid in:

  • Treating physical trauma
  • Addressing post-surgery rehab or complications
  • Treating degenerative disease
  • Softening scar tissue
  • Increases nutrient flow to tissues
  • Significantly reducing edema-related pain

Augmenting therapeutic massage with Hivamat allows for more effective penetration of tissues than conventional massage alone. It results in better pain reduction, faster elimination of swelling, and improved increase in the range of motion. Patients who have had Hivamat therapy often report greater improvement in pain reduction, swelling, and overall health than with standard therapeutic massage alone.

Reasons for Choosing Hivamat Therapy

The causes of pain and edema are many. Whether due to physical trauma, surgery, degenerative conditions, or autoimmune diseases, the body often responds to illness and trauma by increasing the flow of lymph fluid to the affected area. But when lymph fluid “dams up,” pain can accompany the buildup or pain already present in the affected area can be magnified.

This is because the ensuing inflammation and fluid retention that surrounds the area of trauma puts more pressure on the organs, tissues, and nerve endings where the injury or illness resides. The range of motion is also critically compromised due to pain and edema, hampering the simplest movements and affect the quality of life.

Range of motion is commonly disregarded as a serious medical problem.

But, in fact, the range of motion plays a crucial role in pain relief, well-being, and the body’s ability to more effectively heal after trauma or during an illness. The lymphatic system is significantly enhanced by everyday bodily movement. So edema can perpetuate an unhealthy cycle of swelling, pain, limited movement, and range of motion. This, in turn, can worsen the underlying causes of edema.

Hivamat therapy differs from other types of therapeutic massage in that it is uniquely designed to address conditions even when the lymphatic system isn’t functioning well. This is because Hivamat doesn’t depend of the lymphatic system to do the “heavy lifting” during therapy. This aspect of Hivamat therapy is especially crucial for patients who do not have a fully functioning lymphatic system.

Hivamat also has safety advantages that include:

  • It can be safely used as early as 24 hours after surgery.
  • It can be used directly over open wounds.
  • It can be safely used directly over the eyes, heart, or spine.
  • It can be safely used directly over implanted objects like artificial joints, plates, screws, or breast implants.

A Brief History of Hivamat

Hivamat is relatively new to the United States. But Hivamat has been in use in Europe for 24 years in the treatment of edema, pain, and the softening of scar tissue. Developed in 1973 in Germany, it is a regularly used auxiliary therapeutic method used in conjunction with both conventional and more advanced medical therapies like stem cell and/or platelet rich plasma therapy.

Hivamat therapy is also well known in sports medicine. Over 100 college and professional teams use Hivamat to augment and advance healing and get players back in the game more quickly.

10 Commonly Asked Questions

Q1. What is Hivamat therapy?

A1. Hivamat is deep oscillation therapy that employs an electro-static current to reduce edema, relieve soft tissue pain, and promote detoxification of tissues. It also helps to speed healing after injury and surgical procedures. A wide arrange of illnesses, injuries, and syndromes are very responsive to Hivamat therapy.

Q2. How does Hivamat’s deep oscillation work?

A2. Deep oscillation gently pulls and pushes tissues, magnifying the effectiveness of physical therapists’ massage treatments. The sensation felt by the patient is a pleasant vibration as the therapist’s hands work the area of the body affected by edema. Skin, muscles, blood vessels, and connective tissues are all affected as the Hivamat therapy works to speed healing and drain edema.

The therapist connects an electronic lead to his/her wrist while the patient grasps a small cylinder grip. The vinyl gloves that the therapist wears prevents the circuit of electric current from closing, thus creating the “push-pull” effect that penetrates deeply into tissues. Meanwhile, the patient’s experience is one of a pleasant, deep massage maintained by the therapist’s gentle pressure as he/she directs the deep oscillation.

Q3. How does Hivamat reduce edema?

A3. The therapy “un-dams” trapped fluid. Tissues are decongested and edema is significantly reduced. This shrinks swelling in the area being treated. Hivamat has been shown to be exceptionally effective in relieving lymphedema when used by therapists to enhance manual lymphatic drainage.

Q4. How does Hivamat aid detoxification?

A4. Besides the reduction of edema, therapists use Hivamat for ridding tissues of toxins. When used by a certified therapist during a manipulation technique known as manual lymphatic drainage, the therapy improves lymph fluid movement. This encourages better flow through the lymphatic system, which then carries away metabolic waste and toxins more quickly. Hivamat also promotes the production of lymphocytes, which improve the function of the immune system.

Q5. How does Hivamat help speed recovery from injuries, and treat muscle and joint pain?

A5. Three key factors:

  • Promoting increased blood flow into the area being treated
  • Breaking up fibrous tissue, allowing better pliability and reducing pain during movement
  • Enhancing the flush of metabolic waste out of the affected area.

When used as a companion therapy to other medical procedures such as stem cell or platelet rich plasma therapies, Hivamat therapeutic massage speeds healing and improvement in function much more effectively than standard therapeutic massage alone.

Q6. Can it be used to help pulmonary issues?

A6. Yes. Hivamat moves fluid build-up from the lungs, helping to relieve the symptoms of respiratory illnesses like bronchitis. It is also used to break up congestion caused by sinus infections.

Q7. How is Hivamat used to heal surgical wounds?

A7. Hivamat assists with the elimination of pus from the wound area. It is also effective in the removal of necrotic (dead) tissue and in delivering oxygen and nutrients to the injured region, all of which speed healing and recovery. Inflammation and swelling is reduced, and fluid is evacuated from the wound area more quickly.

Q8. Can Hivamat be used as a post-operative plastic surgery therapy?

A8. Yes. Among the Hivamat therapies approved by the FDA, post-surgical healing therapy can be used 24 hours after surgery. Swelling that puts pressure on incisions can be addressed. The reduction of swelling reduces scarring and helps to remove post-surgical bruising.

Since swelling and infection can significantly affect incisions, Hivamat therapy is highly advantageous in post-surgical healing. While always important for any surgery, for those undergoing cosmetic procedures Hivamat offers a particular boost to the results being sought after. Hivamat can also be used as a preparatory technique pre-surgery to remove metabolic waste and increasing lymphocytes prior to the cosmetic procedure.

Q9. How is Hivamat used to diminish the appearance of cellulite?

A9. Cellulite is characterized by a dimply appearance to the skin. Sometimes called “orange peel skin,” cellulite is caused by fat deposits pushing through the connective tissue that lies just beneath the skin. Hivamat reduces the appearance of cellulite by promoting better blood and lymph fluid circulation to the affected area. It increases nutrient flow and removes toxins.

Hivamat also loosens the grip of the fibrous tissues that entangles the fat. These fibrous tissues are called septae. These anchors the connective tissues to muscles. But when these bands entangle fat, chambers are formed among the septae. The fat bulges around the network of bands, acting rather like netting. As the fat pushes up and the bands pull down, the skin takes on a dimply appearance.

Q10. Are there any medical or physical conditions that disqualify someone from undergoing Hivamat therapy?

A10. Hivamat therapy is FDA approved and considered highly safe and effective in the treatment of many conditions including edema, softening scar tissue, lymphatic-related disease. But there are some conditions that prevent the use of Hivamat. These include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Known Blot Clots
  • Heart Conditions that Involve a Pacemaker
  • Active Tumors

Be sure to talk with your doctor before beginning Hivamat therapy to ensure you’re a good candidate for this therapeutic modality.

Where to Learn More

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) is one of the leading regenerative medicine clinics in the United States. NIS has found that Hivamat is one of the most advanced and valuable tools available in the use of physical therapy and functional rehabilitation. These are vital auxiliary remedies in helping patients maintain the benefits received from medical procedures like stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy.

As with any medical practice in the U.S., regenerative medicine procedures must be overseen by a trained, licensed physician. Regenerative medicine clinics are popularly known as stem cell clinics. For those considering the use of regenerative medicine procedures, as well as advanced therapies like Hivamat, it is important to make sure the clinic being visited is properly licensed and FDA guidelines-compliant.

Below, NSI offers tips to help patients make sure their therapy is being done in a legitimate U.S. stem cell clinic.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves, and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

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