ex (ABPI), is affected it could lead to osteoporosis. It also helps to assess the functioning of the circulatory system.
Ashok Gupta, vascular surgeon at Escorts Hospital, said abnormal values of ABPI indicate insufficient blood flow that could cause slow degeneration of the tissues, ageing and disorders, or, in extreme cases, life threatening conditions such as gangrene leading to amputations.
Arguing in favour of ABPI, Gupta said: "Blood pressure is measured only on one arm. ABPI is computed by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and arm on both sides of the body."
"Blood pressure readings only indicate cardiac risk, but ABPI indicates blood flow disorders through the overall condition of arteries and veins of the limbs. It is a much more advanced technique for predicting and controlling diseases, disorders and degeneration," he added.
The therapy is available in a clinic that Kashyap has set up in south Delhi, called CirQcare. The cost of 12 sittings is around Rs.6,000.
According to Yadav, 15 sittings of 30 minutes each could relieve ankle injury up to 90 percent.
Ravi Sawhney, an advisor at Kashyap's CirQcare clinic, said they were organising camps to create awareness about the treatment. "Scores of people are visiting us for the therapy, but the word needs to be spread. We are now giving a free ABPI check up to tell patients about the benefit," he said.
Neena Paul, a patient at the clinic, said: "I have tried many treatments and therapies for my shoulder pain, but did not get much relief. I have taken 10 sittings of this therapy and am feeling much better."
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