Ozokerite is a natural mineral substance, a hydrocarbon belonging to the group of petroleum origin.
It is widely used in physiotherapy as warming compresses in diseases of the musculoskeletal system, as well as in chronic inflammatory diseases.
Feature of the procedure
The melted ozokerite is poured on the oilcloth in metal cuvettes with a depth of 5 cm. The dimensions of the cuvette correspond to the overlapping area of ozokerite. Cooling down in a cuvette, ozocerite turns into a cake 4-5 cm thick. A flat cake with a temperature of 50-60 ° С is removed from the cuvette together with oilcloth and placed on the skin, a padded jacket or wrapped with a blanket is placed over the oilcloth.
Procedures ozokeritotherapy lasting 20-30 minutes every other day or daily. In the course of 10-12 procedures. After the procedure, you should rest for at least 30-40 minutes.
Indications for use
Ozokeritotherapy is effectively used for osteo-muscular and nervous system disorders, as well as collagenosis: scleroderma, dermatomyositis.
Ozokeritotherapy is contraindicated in various febrile conditions, neoplasms, blood diseases, diseases of the cardiovascular system, general atherosclerosis, epilepsy, pregnancy, acute inflammatory processes, sexually transmitted diseases and the acute stage of exacerbation of all diseases.