Thermal Accentuation

Capillary Microcirculation

The blood capillaries are where the important functions of the microcirculation take place: the exchange of material between circulation and cells. Capillaries are the smallest of the body’s blood vessels.

They are only one cell thick, and they are the sites of the transfer of oxygen and other nutrients from the bloodstream to other tissues in the body; they also collect carbon dioxide waste materials and fluids for return to the veins. It also serves to regulate blood flow and tissue perfusion thereby affecting blood pressure and responses to inflammation which can include edema (swelling).

Thermal Accentuation

A non-invasive technology warms blood passing through the palm of the hand, which then circulates throughout the entire body increasing core body temperature.

When core body temperature rises, pre-capillary arterioles dilate causing normally collapsed capillaries to open further improving microcirculation throughout the body. This allows excess heat to be dissipated by convection and radiation into the cooler ambient environment until the blood becomes cooler.

This technology affects the entire body, and therefore distant capillaries from this treatment will exhibit increased blood flow (microcirculation) after the treatment.