Home Therapy Benefits with an Ultrasound Therapy Machine
Ever wanted to use a home ultrasound machine? Can’t you find the time or money to pay for a Doctor or Chiropractor? The top benefit of an ultrasound therapy machine is that it’s portable! You can use it when and wherever your heart desires – in the privacy of your own home, or on vacation, and so much more. The purpose of a home ultrasound is to relieve pain caused by arthritis, joint pain, and muscle pain. Ultrasound therapy machines are used to stimulate tissue under the skin’s surface using sound waves. This process increases blood flow to the affected areas and reduces swelling. With an ultrasound therapy machine you can treat injuries to your ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons.
It is very important that you use your ultrasound therapy machine with a conductive gel. There are many different types of gels you may use. Ultrasound gels are available in green, blue, or clear transparent gels. The gels are available in a variety of formulations; from very thick to thin. Most people prefer irritant and dye free, hypoallergenic conductive gel. The frequency setting on an ultrasound therapy machine is recommended for 1MHz. While a low frequency means deeper penetration, too low of a frequency may not enable the waves to do their job. Your ultrasound therapy machine should be used, when starting a program, from one to two times a day for five to fifteen minute sessions. Some individuals notice pain relief within a few days, while others experience less pain in two to three weeks.
For a better therapeutic approach people use Phonophoresis while using their at home ultrasound. Phonophoresis is a process by which medicine is driven deep beneath the skin treated by the ultrasound therapy machine. Home ultrasound therapy should never be used on any of your organs, including your stomach, liver, lungs, spleen, bowels, heart, or kidneys. It is NOT recommended that you use your home ultrasound machine over your pelvis, abdomen, or lower back region or on a pregnant or potentially pregnant woman. People with hemophilia, phlebitis, deep venous thromboses, spina bifida, or surgical laminectomies of the spine should not use a ultrasound therapy machine. You may not use a ultrasound therapy machine on areas suspected to be cancerous or pre-cancerous, as well as over open sores, on the thyroid region, numb or hypoaesthesia areas of the skin, eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, brain, spinal cord, mouth, nose, rectum, anus, or vagina. Never use an ultrasound therapy machine on children under the age of 16 without the recommendation or supervision of a physician or therapist.
About the Author
Christine Beggs was the founder of EZUltrasound.com, the leading provider of portable home ultrasound machines to relieve pain and speed healing.
Over the past many years, Christine has strived to deliver affordable, therapeutic ultrasound machines to anyone who needs them. Working closely with doctors and physical therapists, Christine has first hand knowledge of ultrasound therapy, its benefits and applications, and has a passion for sharing this knowledge in her articles.
She developed EZUltrasound.com to relay her continual dedication to improving the quality of people’s lives through the use of therapeutic ultrasound.