posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 03:41 AM
Great article and good replies. Thanks for the article
I heard something similar to this a long time ago and remember experimenting with running cold water over my wrists and hands after exercising - it
did seem to make a difference in how quickly I cooled down.
I think it's interesting that mammals have a 'radiator' in a particular part of the body:
Heller and Grahn discovered that bears and, in fact, nearly all mammals have built-in radiators: hairless areas of the body that feature
extensive networks of veins very close to the surface of the skin.
Rabbits have them in their ears, rats have them in their tails, dogs have them in their tongues. Heat transfer with the environment overwhelmingly
occurs on these relatively small patches of skin."
So cool (hur) that they've worked out how to use a vacuum system to target these areas and keep them within the vasoconstriction threshold. Also
great that they can raise body temperature to normal levels far more rapidly than other techniques - that could save a lot of lives.
Current research is showing that inflammatory processes in the body are contributing factors to all kinds of degenerative conditions - Alzheimer's in
particular comes to mind - I wonder if devices like this could help stop decline and aid recovery for nervous system damage?
New hypothesis emphasizes the value of anti-inflammatory approaches to prevent Alzheimer's disease
Herrup believes three three key steps that are needed for an individual to progress from this natural path to the full spectrum of Alzheimer-s
clinical symptoms: an initiating injury that is probably vascular in nature; an inflammatory response that is both chronic and unique to Alzheimer-s;
and a cellular change of state, a one-way cell biological door that permanently alters the physiology of neurons and several other cell types in the
Alzheimer-s disease brain.
"The initiating injury might trigger a protective response in the brain cells," Herrup said. "But the real problem is that in the elderly the response
doesn't know when to quit. It continues even after the injury itself subsides. In the end, the real damage is done by the persistence of the response
and not by the injury, itself."
MysterX makes a really good point too - designer temperature profiles to fight different diseases might be a great medical tool for aiding and
suppressing the body's natural responses.
Originally posted by MysterX
The high temperature is the body's immune response to a virus or infection...the heat is what helps to kill the virus in the body...unfortunately, it
can also harm the body too.
So yeah, i can see this technique being handy medically to regulate temperature, for cases where a virus or other pathogen over stimulates the cyto
immune response, so we can maintain a high - but not TOO high a temperature
edit on 3-4-2013 by yampa because: (no reason given)