Gravitational therapy

Gravitational therapy

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

The new method has acquired special importance in the sustainable improvement of blood microcirculation. As the microvasculature is the place where the transport function of the cardiovascular system is eventually implemented and the transcapillary exchange is ensured, which creates the necessary hemostatic cutting of tissue, the correction of microcirculatory disturbances is extremely important in pathology of almost any kind, especially in cardiology, diabetology, pulmonology, and vascular surgery.

In addition, the aging process of the human body is inextricably linked with the progressive disorders of organ and tissue microcirculation. In this regard, the gravitational therapy technologies that have appeared in recent years are of interest to practical and experimental medicine.

The current physical factor of this method is modified (increased or decreased) gravity. Depending on the course of action in relation to the vertical axis of the body, longitudinal and transverse smooth loads are distinguished. The primary effects determining the specificity of the therapeutic and physical factor include redistribution of blood, body fluids, increased hydrostatic pressure in the vessels of the lower extremities, a “smooth” increase in the load on the skeleton and internal body structures, change in the functional state of mechanoreceptors, gravireceptors, stimulation of (carotid sinus) baroreceptors, deformation and displacement of organs and tissues.

When evaluating the results of Laser Doppler Flowmetry, there was an increase in the percentage of nutritional blood flow (an increase in the number of functioning capillaries), the predominance of active regulating mechanisms of microcirculation over the passive one.

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”


  • direct impact on the process of improving blood circulation (microcirculation);
  • systemic impact on the whole body (from foot to legs), including internal organs;
  • high efficiency and long-lasting effect;
  • minimal contraindications.