Before the beginning of
treatment it is necessary to find out which form of asthma the patient has:
steroid-dependent or steroid-independent.
A. Steroid-independent form of bronchial asthma.
The treatment is always begun during the period of attack onset and performed only during attack period until stabilization of patient's condition.
- Jugular pit zone: "Therapy" 77Hz mode, comfort energetic level, treatment time 2-3 minutes.
- Zone of 7th neck vertebra: constant mode, comfort energetic level, treatment time 2-3 minutes.
- "Fir-tree" zone: constant mode, energetic
level — comfort or at the brink of painful sensation, sometimes maximal. Treatment is performed until slight evacuation of sputum. Sputum evacuation may be abundant enough; the patient should be warned about it.
- Spittal apron zone is then treated from periphery towards the center; "Therapy" 77Hz mode, comfort energetic level.
- It should be taken into consideration that within the first 2-4 days bronchial asthma attacks may become more frequent. This is normal positive dynamics, more frequent attacks should not cause misgivings and device treatment should be continued.
As soon as patient's condition becomes stable and bronchial asthma attacks cease (more commonly it happens on 7th-8th day), treatment is continued according to the following scheme:
The duration of treatment
course is determined by stable absence of attacks and makes in the average
B. Steroid-dependent form of bronchial asthma (the patients constantly take glucocorticosteroid hormones: prednisolone, metipred, etc.) Treatment method during attack period is similar to the method given in paragraph A. Nevertheless, in steroiddependent bronchial asthma apparatus treatment may be begun as well during the period of relative well-being, when the patient takes hormone pills and has no attacks. In the last case the treatment should be performed according to the following scheme.
- Universal zones, "MED" (or "Test") mode.
- Found asymmetry zones and trigger zones.
- Antiallergenic zones.
Treatment is performed once
daily for 2-3 weeks.
If dyspnea attacks appear, treatment method given in paragraph A is used. Repeated courses are performed for 2-3 months with 10-day interval according to individually defined prescription. Regular use of device until stabilization of patient's condition (stable absence of attacks) gives a possibility to reduce the dose of beta-adrenomimetic drugs and glucocorticosteroids or discontinue their taking at all.