Intermittent hypoxic training as an effective method of activation therapy
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This article considers possibilities of achieving the most effective therapeutic effect of intermittent hypoxia training (IHT) by initiating an activation and training reaction. Thanks to IHT the body builds an anti-stress type adaptation which increases the body’s nonspecific resistance to the development of diseases. It works through a variable functional load which includes a mechanism for optimizing mitochondrial respiration and is a trigger for synchronizing the performance of the nervous, immune and hormonal systems. Some biochemical data presented in the article demonstrate the effects of moderate hypoxia. In addition, laboratory and hardware methods of diagnosing for the selection of individual IHT regimes are proposed. IHT is used to great effect in training of astronauts, pilots, athletes and in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, trophic ulcers, diseases of the cardiovascular system, the central nervous system and oncological disorders as well as for rejuvenation purposes.
Tamara Voronina, Nikolay Grechko, Alla I. Shikhlyarova, Natalia Bobkova. Intermittent hypoxic training as an effective method of activation therapy. Cardiometry; No.10 May 2017; p.93–99; DOI:10.12710/cardiometry.2017.9399; Available from: www.cardiometry.net/no10-may-2017/intermittent-hypoxic-training