Gravitational therapy

Gravitational therapy

Gravitational therapy is an innovative and effective method for treating patients with cardiological, neurological and surgical profiles.

The mechanism of action of the method:

Gradual, back-and-forth change of the angle of impact of the force of gravity on the human body about the longitudinal and transverse axes with a frequency in the range of vasomotions.

Through regular exposure to angular oscillatory motion with a frequency close to the vasomotions, is “imposing” unworkable or redundant small blood vessels of the specified rhythm. This effect prevents the development of unwanted reflex reactions in the form of vasospasm. As a result, the number of functioning capillaries in the organs of the upper half of the body significantly increases, vasomotor function and tissue trophism improves.

During the session, there is an improvement in hemomicrocirculation of the upper half of the patient’s trunk, including the brain, heart and lungs, improvement of venous and lymphatic outflow of the lower half of the body, decompression of the vertebral column and abdominal organs, which increases the effectiveness of treatment of diseases.

Of particular importance is this therapeutic method acquired in the complex correction of microcirculation disorders in pathologies in the field of cardiology, diabetology and vascular surgery. In addition, the aging process of the human body is inextricably linked with progressive disorders of microcirculation of organs and tissues (microcirculatory course). In this regard, gravitational therapy technologies are of great interest for modern experimental and practical medicine.

The effects that determine the specifics of the therapeutic, physical factor, include a smooth redistribution of blood, body fluids, increased hydrostatic pressure in the vessels of the lower extremities,” soft ” increase in the load on the skeleton and internal structures of the body, changes in the functional state of mechanoreceptors, gravireceptors, stimulation of baroreceptors (synocarotide zone), deformation and displacement of organs and tissues.

In assessing the results of laser Doppler flowmetry, an increase in the proportion of nutritive blood flow (an increase in the number of functioning capillaries), the predominance of active mechanisms of regulation of microcirculation over the passive one was noted.

The method was integrated into the educational process of the Department of Physiotherapy and Balneology of Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (BelMAPO) in June 2018.

In practice, the effective implementation of the Gravitational therapy method is carried out using a medical device – “Inversion table for therapeutic intervention to the patient”


  • Systemic improvement of microcirculation “from feet to head” (increase in the number of functioning capillaries).
  • The increase in the amplitude vasomotions.
  • Increasing the volume rate of microcirculation.
  • Reduction of perivascular edema.
  • Reduction of the regular stagnation.

All data are confirmed by instrumental methods, such as: capillaroscopy and scleral biomicroscopy; laser Doppler flowmetry; ultrasound of blood vessels.