Autohemotherapy is not a true blood transfusion, although it does suggest a positive effect. It is used to combat many diseases, including those as serious as eczema and asthma. Scientific evidence of the effectiveness of the method does not exist, however, it is gaining popularity. Consider a blood transfusion from a vein into the buttock.
Why blood is transfused from a vein into the buttock?
Probably everyone heard the expression: "Treat like with similar." It perfectly describes the procedure of intramuscular injections of its own venous blood. It is called a blood transfusion from a vein into the buttock or autohemotherapy.
This procedure is widely used by European practitioners for the treatment of a large list of diseases. In our country, it has gained popularity in the field of cosmetic correction and as an immunomodulating therapeutic effect on the body.
The procedure is very simple and is an injection of the patient's blood taken from a vein in the elbow, into his gluteus muscle. Once in the muscle, the blood forms a hematoma, which is gradually absorbed by the body.
From a medical point of view, the intrinsic intramuscular blood induces an immune response, as if invading foreign microorganisms, and stimulates the body’s defenses. Therapy usually involves 12-15 injections for 10-14 days with a gradual increase in dose from 2 to 10 ml.
Usually, freshly collected blood is used for such injections, but there are variants of the procedure when it is subjected to pretreatment by chemical action, X-ray irradiation, freezing, ultraviolet, and ozone saturation.
Indications for autohemotherapy
It should be noted that autohemotherapy is not a regular procedure in the municipal institutions of insurance medicine. Let's say more: she is constantly criticized by the adherents of traditional medicine, because its results are very individual and there is no official evidence of the effectiveness of the procedure.
Nevertheless, in private medical practice, blood transfusion from a vein into the buttock is widely used and is quite popular in the treatment of such pathologies:
- immunologically "compromised" diseases;
- hormonal disorders during menopause;
- circulatory or blood disorders;
- chronic fatigue;
- hay fever and other allergic reactions;
- acute and chronic infections;
- to recover from a serious illness.
According to reviews, blood transfusion from a vein into the buttock contributes to:
- elimination of multiple suppurations in superficial soft tissues;
- normalization of metabolic processes in the body;
- strengthen the body's defenses;
- stimulate blood flow and lymph movement in the lymphatic vessels;
- normalization of the thyroid gland;
- detoxification and cleansing of the body;
- increase efficiency and vitality.
Autohemotherapy against acne
This procedure is very popular among people suffering from acne. The advantage of the technique is that it eliminates the use of antibiotics, traditionally used to treat problem skin.
The essence of the procedure lies in the fact that toxins and slags contained in the patient’s blood, which provoke skin diseases, when intramuscularly injected, stimulate the body’s immune response and, eventually, heal. In this case, the patient must still care for the skin with the use of hygiene products such as creams, lotions, masks and others.
An example of the effectiveness of blood transfusion from acne is shown in the photo before and after the procedure.
With the use of autohemotherapy techniques, about 80% of patients get rid of problem skin.
Contraindications and possible side effects
As a rule, the possible contraindications of a doctor or therapist are negotiated individually with the patient according to the results of the examination and the necessary examination. During the procedure, it is necessary to be cautious about coagulation disorders and the possible use of anticoagulants, such as Warfarin.
It is important that the treatment is carried out in accordance with the usual standards of hygiene and with a solid understanding of the correct injection technique. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in infection, abscess formation, or blood infection. Thus, a case was fixed in one of the private clinics where patients are infected with hepatitis due to non-compliance with sanitary norms.
No serious studies on the side effects of autohemotherapy have been conducted anywhere in the world. According to practitioners, patients who have undergone such a blood transfusion sometimes have a short-term fever. You may experience a feeling of flu that lasts for about two to three days.
Blood transfusion from a vein into the buttock is contraindicated in such cases as:
- severe heart rhythm disorders;
- acute myocardial infarction;
- mental disorders;
- breastfeeding period.
In order to avoid such manifestations as fever, inflammation of tissues at the injection site, muscle pain, it is necessary to introduce blood into the buttock in small volumes.
On the procedure itself, patient reviews are mostly positive:
- Elena: “I have suffered from problematic skin on my face since childhood, and last fall it became even more aggravated. I had deep acne on my cheeks and itching. I tried everything I could and went to a dermatologist where I was offered to undergo autohemotherapy. Procedure almost painless, and the result, as they say, on the face. See for yourself with the photo. "
Considering the fact of the scientific uncertainty of autohemotherapy, it is important to understand that this procedure is not suitable as the only form of treatment for severe acute or life-threatening diseases.