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External Counterpulsation (ECP) is a non- surgical outpatient procedure. The basic principle of ECP Therapy involves increasing the amount of blood returning to the heart from the pumping of the legs, which helps supply more oxygen to its starved areas. With more oxygen available, the heart can function much more efficiently and in turn reduce chest pain.

How long does ECP Therapy take?

Once the guest undergoes a full body assessment, our in-house physicians analyze the assessment reports and create a full-course of ECP Treatment. ECP Therapy uniquely crafted for every guest, since no two guests are the same. For a standard guest, the full course includes five hours of ECP treatment in a week. This is divided into one to two hours sessions for seven weeks. The full course is on an average 35 hours of ECP Therapy treatment.

What Happens During ECP Treatment?

Unlike surgeries and other complex methods, ECP therapy is comfortable and uncomplicated. We have guests that respond that ECP therapy is as pain free as a massage. During the treatment, the guest rests on a comfortable ECP machine, designed like a bed. Our trained nurses or ECP therapists, wraps cuffs (similar to blood pressure cuffs) around calves, thighs, and hips. The cuffs are connected through hoses to the bed. ECG sensors are placed on the chest to measure the heart rate. Once the procedure starts, the guest experiences mild pressure in the areas of the cuffs, moving from calves to the hips. Inflation builds up pressure at the calves and deflation releases it. Each sequence of inflation and deflation of the cuffs are synchronized with the guest’s heart beat.

During the treatment, the guest can relax, rest, watch tv, listen to music, or even check his social media feeds. It is that simple. Each treatment lasts for an hour and the full course requires about 35 hours, i.e., seven weeks. However, we have experienced guests taking ten week courses due to the drastic improvement they observe in their overall health and lifestyle.

Step-by-Step Process of ECP Therapy

Take a look at the step-by-step process of ECP Therapy below!

How Does One Respond to ECP Treatment?

Every individual is unique and treated with special care, 98% of the guests respond that ECP Therapy is life-changing. The treatment evidently improves heart functions by improving the blood flow and decreases the stress and load on the heart. ECP therapy increases the pressure in the arteries of limbs to result in the reduction of arterial stiffness. Studies also suggest that they found increase in levels of angiogenesis, meaning, formation of new blood vessels ensuring long-term benefits and affects.

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