Diathermy: Therapeutic measure used in medicine to generate heat in the body tissues. Electrodes and other instruments are used to transmit electric current to the skin, which creates heat in the deep tissues increasing the local blood circulation and facilitating and accelerating the process of absorption and repair. The heat works like fever to increase the blood flow to the areas that need to bring in more white blood cells, red blood cells and antibodies thus causing increased healing in a much shorter period of time. We use this therapy a lot for sinus infections, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. It is also effective for mastitis, bladder infections and other infections as well.
- Can help speed the healing process
- Stimulates white blood cell production