Bruises (contusions) are caused by bleeding in the tissues, ( hematoma), due to the capillaries being damaged and blood seeping into the surrounding tissues beneath the skin (subcutaneous). Bruises can also involve muscles and bones.
Capillaries are the tiny blood vessels (micro vessels) which are fed by the arteries when they branch into the arterioles, where oxygen, water, other nutrients are deposited and carbon dioxide and waste are picked up from the tissue and then drained by the venules into the veins. Bruises can be painful, because as the blood builds up it can cause pressure ion the nerve endings.
Wounds occur when the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) and the underlying area of the skin (dermis) are ruptured, cut, or punctured. Grazes (abrasions) are breaks to the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) where the underlying skin remains intact. Puncture wounds are caused when an object cuts the skin into the underlying tissue. Lacerations are irregular tears caused by blunt trauma and often are accompanied by bruises (contusions). Incisions are “clean” cuts into the wound made by sharp objects (clean in this case refers to the type of incision, not the state of the wound).
The skin acts as a protective barrier against infection and foreign objects outside of the body. When it is broken one of the key concerns is contamination of the blood and tissues by foreign bodies. Often puncture wounds, lacerations, and incisions require stitches or skin closures to hold the skin together and assist in preventing more foreign substances from entering the wound, helping with healing and rebuilding of tissue.
Built in Repair Mechanisms for Wounds and Bruises
When a bruise or wound occurs, the lining of the capillaries (called endothelium) release the hormone called endothelin which promotes the narrowing of the blood vessels to restrict the flow of blood (vascoconstriction) and prevent bleeding. Platelets are then released to plug the damaged areas and glycoproteins work to coagulate the blood and stop the bleeding (hemostasis), by forming a clot which seals the hole until the tissue can be repaired and restored to normal function. Wounds will also have inflammation. It is during inflammation that the dead cells, bacteria, foreign substances and disease causing substances (pathogens) are removed by the white blood cells engulfing them, breaking them down for removal by the blood. This process is called phagocytosis. It is also during this time that cell division occurs to regrow tissue, leading to the proliferation phase. New blood vessels are formed (a process called angiogenesis). Tissues are formed (fibroplasia/fibroblasts) and refined, and the building blocks which are no longer necessary are removed.
PEMF - healing bruises and wounds – it is all in the blood
One of the great factors in healing is the ability of the blood to bring the necessary healing agents, nutrients, oxygen and water to the damaged area.
Scientists examining blood cells during live cell analysis have observed a phenomenon called the Rouleaux effect which restricts the efficiency of the blood in healing, as it reduces surface area and prevents blood cells passing through the capillaries. Blood that cannot pass through the capillaries cannot absorb or dispel toxins or carbon dioxide, neither can it absorb and dispel nutrients or oxygen. This issue is exacerbated in a bruised area, as the blood cannot bring the necessary agents to promote healing, nor remove the damaged material.
PEMF positively charge the cells and removes the Rouleaux effect and increases the blood cells’ surface areas, allowing the blood to operate at optimum efficiency delivering oxygen, nutrients, water and healing agents while removing damaged and dead cells. Healing is dramatically improved and its time frame decreased. PEMF facilitates recovery without causing negative side effects. At the same time, nerve damage can be recuperated and pain can be alleviated through the stimulation of the body’s natural pain inhibitors, without synthetic pain killers, which have dangerous side effects.
The Curatron PC and 3D have preprogrammed settings for contusions (bruising) built right into the software. The XP and XPSE treat bruising under the preprogrammed wellness and wound healing settings. All systems have built in protocols for pain therapy.