Autohemotherapy: indications and scheme
Autohemotherapy was quite a popular procedure some time ago. Then interest in her faded somewhat, and now it begins to flare up with renewed vigor. It is mainly used by patients who want to get rid of acne on the face for little money, as well as cleanse the skin of other pustular rashes.
In simple terms, autohemotherapy is a venous blood transfusion into the buttock. Doctors are very ambiguous about this procedure. Some experts believe that autohemotherapy is a time-tested method, while others are of the opinion that there will be no effect from it. As evidence, they cite the fact that autohemotherapy was invented by the surgeon Augus Bier in 1905, when they had a superficial idea of other methods of treatment. However, it should be noted that with the help of autohemotherapy, Beer has successfully treated patients with fractures.
The modern pharmacological industry offers people the widest choice of means for adjusting the immune system. Autohemotherapy is used as an additional method of treatment, which is primarily aimed at eliminating inflammatory processes. It is also used to improve the condition of the facial skin in the cosmetic industry. Before deciding on the procedure, you should study in more detail all its advantages and disadvantages, familiarize yourself with possible contraindications and side effects.
- Contraindications to autohemotherapy
- Indications for autohemotherapy
- How is the procedure
- Varieties of autohemotherapy
- Autohemotherapy price
Contraindications to autohemotherapy
Autohemotherapy is a procedure in which a certain amount of blood is taken from a person's vein and then injected into a muscle or under the skin.
However, subcutaneous injection of blood is not a very popular technique, since after its implementation, a hematoma occurs at the injection site, and there is also a possibility of inflammation. In this case, the patient experiences painful sensations, the skin swells a little, the state of health may be disturbed. When the injection is injected into the gluteus maximus, a warm compress is sufficient to relieve the discomfort.
Autohemotherapy has practically no contraindications. Previously, only children, pregnant women and nursing mothers were recommended to abstain from the procedure.
Modern medicine prohibits injecting your own blood in the following cases:
- Acute myocardial infarction.
- Severe arrhythmias.
- Cancer tumors in the body. A person who has learned about his diagnosis can decide on any method of treatment. However, it should be noted that in terms of getting rid of oncology, autohemotherapy is not effective and can even be harmful.
- Epileptic seizures, neuroses and other mental disorders.
It is not recommended to undergo a blood transfusion for those people who are distinguished by increased emotional sensitivity, cannot stand the sight of blood, etc.
Before deciding on autohemotherapy, be sure to consult with your doctor to make sure that there are no contraindications.
Indications for autohemotherapy
Autohemotherapy is a procedure that has a number of therapeutic effects. Sometimes you can see information that this method heals from the human papillomavirus, from herpes, from cytomegalovirus, helps with menopause, promotes the resorption of adhesions in the pelvic area and even treats infertility. In fact, you should not expect miracles from autohemotherapy.
This method is aimed at stimulating the body's immune forces, as well as starting metabolic processes. Therefore, it is often used to get rid of pustular rashes on the skin. In this case, autohemotherapy really works.
In addition, autohemotherapy can be used as an auxiliary method of treatment for the following disorders:
- Inflammatory processes of the respiratory system with a chronic course.
- Inflammation in the female genital area.
- Skin inflammatory reactions.
- Decreased immunity against the background of an injury, after surgery, after exposure to radiation, etc.
- Juvenile acne, skin abscesses, skin rashes caused by hormonal changes.
- Trophic ulcers on the background of diabetes mellitus.
- Herpetic infection.
- Increased immunity during menopause.
Autohemotherapy is a kind of immunocorrector that allows you to increase the body's defenses. However, it is not always possible to predict how the immune system will react to such stimulation. To assess the likely effect of the procedure, it is necessary to conduct an immunological study in advance, and only after that decide on autohemotherapy.
How is the procedure
During the first procedure, no more than 1 ml of a person's own blood is injected under the skin. Gradually, its amount is increased, bringing the volume to 10 ml, and then these volumes gradually begin to decrease. However, subcutaneous injection of blood is associated with the risk of developing an inflammatory reaction, in which the body temperature rises, chills and muscle pain appear.
2 ml of blood can be injected into the gluteus muscle, which is taken from a human vein. The injection is placed in the upper-outer quadrant of the buttock.
The procedure is repeated after 1-2 days, but the amount of blood is increased to 4 ml. During the third injection, which is also performed after 1–2 days, the blood volumes are adjusted to 6 ml.
The subsequent scheme of the procedure:
- The fourth injection is 8 ml of blood.
- The fifth injection is 10 ml of blood.
- Sixth injection of 10 ml of blood.
- The seventh injection - 8 ml of blood and so on, to decrease according to the proposed scheme.
During the procedure, it is imperative to comply with all conditions of sterility. Autohemotherapy involves the implementation of two injections - one intravenous, when blood is taken, and the second intramuscular, when it is injected into the human body. Therefore, if the procedure is carried out not in a hospital, but at home, which is highly undesirable, it is important to pay sufficient attention to compliance with all standards of sterility.
An example of treatment results: before and after autohemotherapy for acne:
Varieties of autohemotherapy
Autohemotherapy, like any method of treatment, is constantly developing and improving.
Modern medicine offers such options for its implementation as:
Hemopuncture. In this case, blood is taken from a vein from a patient and in small doses it is injected into painful points throughout the body. For this purpose, both pure blood and blood enriched with homeopathic remedies can be used. This treatment method was developed by the Belgian homeopath Jan Kerschot.
Step autohemotherapy. This method involves the introduction of blood that has been enriched with homeopathic remedies. They also previously tried to inject antibiotics into the venous blood, but this procedure was quickly abandoned. The stepwise autohemotherapy was developed by the homeopathist Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg. He was a hereditary homeopath and took over his father's business. Also, Hans-Heinrich had experience of communicating with the founder of autohemotherapy - August Bier, from whom he improved his knowledge.
Using autologous blood for treatment. This method involves performing certain manipulations with the blood before reintroducing it to the patient. Blood can be frozen, ozonized, treated with ultraviolet and X-rays. However, in order to perform such a procedure, not only special equipment is required, but also medical knowledge.
Combination of autohemotherapy with ozone therapy. In this case, the procedure is carried out according to the classical scheme, but ozone - O3 (triatomic oxygen) is added to the blood. This procedure is called a small ozoneautohemotherapy. There is also a great ozoneautohemotherapy. In this case, 150 ml of blood is taken from the vein, enriched with ozone and injected back into the vein. It is believed that this procedure allows you to quickly get rid of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Combination of autohemotherapy and hirudotherapy. In this case, the patient is placed on problem areas of the body of leeches, and then his own venous blood is injected there.
All of the listed procedures are unacceptable to be performed at home. They have a wider list of indications and contraindications compared to classical autohemotherapy. You also need to take into account that autohemotherapy is an alternative method of treatment that has not been studied and tested in detail by official medicine. Therefore, before deciding on it, you should get medical advice.
The cost of the procedure varies depending on where it will be performed. So, in modern Moscow medical centers, the price can reach 28 thousand rubles for a course of autohemotherapy, consisting of 10 procedures. Far from the capital of Russia, in “simpler” institutions, the cost of a course treatment can reach 6-7 thousand rubles. A single injection of your own blood costs from 400 to 1000 rubles per injection.
The author of the article: Shutov Maxim Evgenievich | Hematologist
Education: In 2013 he graduated from the Kursk State Medical University and received a diploma "General Medicine". After 2 years, completed residency in the specialty "Oncology". In 2016 completed postgraduate studies at the National Medical and Surgical Center named after N. I. Pirogov.