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Fibromyalgia and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Therapy Cool - mdc

ARB Systems proyectos electrónicos SL, is a company dedicated to research and development of equipment especially for the medical sector, we have developed and manufactured a piece of equipment of bio-technology, Therapy Cool-mdc, (under development of clinical trials), for the treatment of patients with Fibromyalgia, through the application of successive and controlled phases of thermal contrasts, from the comfort of a stretcher where the patient has no contact with water.


We have performed a first Pilot Test with Fibromyalgia patients, in collaboration with the Asociación de Fibromialgia de Cataluña (Fibromyalgia Association of Catalonia), in which the first results have been very positive and extremely encouraging for patients, who already present a very important improvement since the first treatments in their quality of life ....


Basically the effect of Therapy Cool-mdc treatments on the patient is the contribution of a greater flow of blood and oxygenation to the whole organism, caused by the successive vasodilatation and vasoconstriction that produce the thermal contrasts; This stimulates the function of all organic systems, including the stimulation of the nervous system, which regulates the amount of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, adrenaline and serotonin.


By the pilot test we have been able to verify that 100% of the patients experience a sensation of extreme relaxation during the session and that after it they affirm to have more vitality and energy to realize the basic activities of daily living (BADL). In addition to the fact that they all have a better mental state, they describe that they have been able to carry out household tasks, (cleaning windows, etc.), which was previously impossible because of their condition...(must be considered that the pilot test consisted of only 8 treatments, two each week per patient for 4 weeks).

During the sessions, some patients report that they have stopped taking medication such as lyrica or diazepam.

The results after the test of the pilot test are more than positive in this sense, since these patients have been able to recover from their lack of spirit, of vitality and energy through the therapies of contrasts, and a small door has been opened to them, being able to enjoy again that feeling of autonomy already forgotten for many of them...


Fibromyalgia is a chronic and widespread disease, which today has no cure and is characterized by long-term pain in muscles and joints throughout the body. It is often accompanied by other symptoms such as sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression, dizziness, etc....


The diagnosis is basically clinical. There is no specific diagnostic test, however, it is important to perform some analytical tests to rule out other diseases, such as rheumatic diseases, arthritis or osteoporosis that have similar symptoms and require other treatments.


Its prevalence is around 5% of the Spanish population. They are polymedicated patients, with an average consumption of 6 drugs per patient, of which 42% seek complementary therapies, (according to a report of the European Institute of Health and Social Welfare).


Thermal contrast therapies are an alternative treatment to alleviate symptoms derived from fibromyalgia. Its use goes back hundreds of years, and is currently a specific rehabilitation treatment for muscle and osteoarticular recovery in traumatology, with the application of contrast baths in certain areas such as ankles, knees, elbows, etc...


The application of thermal contrast therapies at a general level, throughout the body, excluding treatments with hot springs in spas, was not possible until today. With Therapy Cool - mdc in Fibromyalgia treatments, the body is subjected to controlled thermal contrasts provoking a vascular gymnastics that brings innumerable benefits...

Therapeutically the heat calms and relaxes the body. It is through the action of the nervous reflexes how it can affect all the organs and systems of the organism. In these processes heat produces effects on the connective tissue, contributes to overcome joint stiffness and increase the extensibility of collagen tissues, relieves pain, decreases muscle spasm and contributes to the absorption of inflammatory infiltrate, edema and exudate. Acting in this way as anti-inflammatory, analgesic and muscle relaxant.

On the other hand, cold inhibits inflammation through vasoconstriction, reduces inflammatory agents and makes blood vessels permeable, reducing edema and reducing pain, tonifying and strengthening weakened muscles.


In conclusion, the combination of cold and heat causes an improvement in joint mobility, faster than with only heat, decreases inflammation and edema, decreases pain and allows a better mobility, exerting a relaxing effect on the skeletal muscles fighting the contracture and muscle fatigue.

The  most  significant  benefits  of  treatments  with  thermal  contrast  applications  in  these
patients are:
  • Improves    lymphatic    and    blood    circulation,   thanks    to    vasodilation    and

       vasoconstriction caused by thermal shock.


  • Increased tissue oxygenation level due to increased circulating blood flow 


  • It significantly improves cardiovascular functioning, because it forces the  heart  to

       pump faster  and  more  effectively,  so  that  blood  reaches  those  places  where

       there is vasoconstriction, thus helping to improve cardiovascular performance.

  • It stimulates the organs of digestion and excretion, improving the performance of the lungs and skin, which are responsible of exchanges with the outside.

  • It is an excellent de-stressant and antidepressant, has not only relaxing qualities, but also stimulants at various levels, both mental and physical.


  • It helps release substances called endorphins that give us a sense of well-being and help fight pain.

Objectives of the Pilot Test conducted by ARB Systems:
  • To improve the quality of life and health care of people suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, generating new knowledge in the field of natural care.


  • To demonstrate that thermal contrasts result in a higher quality of life, as well as reduction of drug consumption.


  • Demonstrate the efficacy of Therapy Cool - mdc thermal contrast therapies in reducing and even eliminating all or part of the symptoms derived from fibromyalgia.

Pilot Test Methodology 

It is a pilot test that has been tried to verify the effectiveness of thermal contrast therapies in terms of pain, insomnia, depression and other symptoms derived from fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

It is hypothesized that fibromyalgia is closely related to muscle tension, stress, depression, among other symptoms, with a significant psychological factor linked to the disease...

To carry out the pilot test, we contacted Asociación de  Fibromialgia  de  Cataluña (the Fibromyalgia Association of Catalonia), with whom we conducted this first trial.

Invest in the Therapy Cool - mdc  project

Therapy Cool-mdc is equipment, (under development of clinical trials), developed to provide a comfortable, simple and highly effective solution, both for the medical professional and for the patient, either in the treatment of diseases such as Fibromyalgia (5% of the population are diagnosed in Spain), and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as for the treatment of injuries, muscular pains, back pain, contractures, inflammation, rehabilitation treatments and physiotherapy, etc., in which contrast and cold applications have a very important restorative effect and act to significantly accelerate the patients' recovery processes, enabling them to quickly return to normal work or sports activity, with the consequent reduction of expenses that this implies, and the improvement in the quality of life of patients.





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