Various Types of Ultrasound Therapy
Ultrasound therapy is used for treating many conditions such as cancers, tumors, dental conditions, and many others. In most of these, ultrasound is used physically, to establish diagnosis or to provide an image of certain internal organs or parts of our body, making it easy to track down any problems or possible illnesses. However, it can also be used when fighting tumors or relaxing one’s body, though these cases are far less frequent.
The Good Side
The ultrasound has two good sides. Firstly, it is an excellent tool for fighting cancerous cells, cysts, tumors, bacteria and numerous others. Secondly, it is known to speed up the healing process of our organism significantly, some claiming that in certain situations it provides even a 30% faster healing process.
The Bad Side
Unfortunately, there are those as well. One of them is the so called “cavitation”. This mainly manifests through pain and burning sensation the patient feels during exposure. Namely, the gas in the nuclei of our tissue cells gets heated, thus causing this pain and discomfort or even nausea, breathing problems and disorientation.
We see that even though most doctors claim this therapy to be completely safe and recommended, there may be certain problems caused by it. Regardless, any overexposure to these sound frequencies may be dangerous. That being said, if pain and or kind of discomfort are felt during the ultrasound treatment, one should complain immediately and stop the treatment since the frequencies, if wrong, may cause permanent tissue damage and may even harm one’s nervous system.
Furthermore, this therapy should not be applied over certain body parts or under some specific conditions. Pregnant women or women having their periods should not have their pelvic regions, their lower abdomen or back exposed to ultrasound treatment. Also, our eyes, sex organs or female breasts are not suitable for this treatment. Ultrasound frequencies should not be applied over certain bone fracture, skin wounds or malignant tumors of any sorts. Additionally, people with pacemakers or breast implants should avoid ultrasound as well.
Finally, even though the ultrasound treatment has proven to be quite effective, some still doubt it’s worthiness claiming that it does nothing that other similar treatments involving heat or stretching could not do. There have also been cases of diverse efficiency, where the therapy worked on some people, while on others it did not.
The most important thing is that it can and is beneficial and life-saving in some cases. Nevertheless, one should bear in mind all the negative sides of it and be careful, using only the best the ultrasound treatment has to offer.