Thus, BSS studies are the basis for ORT. The essence of the method is seen in its name - osteoreflexotherapy (from Greek - osteon - bone; Latin - reflexus- reflection, Greek therapeia- treatment): by irritating osteoreceptors - the nerve impulses are transmitted through CNS to different body systems and organs, where they cause the response or reflexes. This is why ORT is called me method of physiological treatment, i.e. the treatment by means of bone reflexes and not by medicines.
When ORT is performed, locus dolens is irritated by puncturing the skin, subcutaneous tissues. periosteum, endosteum and the compact layer. However, the chief irritation is done by introducing 0.5-2.0 ml of (0.9% NaCl solution just into the bone marrow for 5-15 sec. or by applying the impulse of electric current, a laser beam, or by vibration.
ORT has been used in daily practice by doctors in Latvia for more than 40 years. Many people who have had changes in the skeletal bones and muscles (due to the skeletal overload, body aging, lone confinement to bed, or some other reasons, were suffering from day and nocturnal pains, pains while moving, restricted movements in joints, depressions, senestopathies, etc. impairments. Now they were given a chance to return back to their former jobs or to their favourite sports.
ORT helps restore the range of movements in the painful joint - to prevent the pain in the elbow, shoulder, knee, hip, foot etc. joints as well as the spine. It lessens or reduces the addiction to alcohol, tobacco, drugs; toxic substances; It lessens or prevents headaches and dizziness, neuralgic pains of trigeminal nerve; helps in healing poor regeneration of fractured bones; improves pathological depressions; in children it helps diminish and control near - sight - edness, bronchial asthma, stuttering, incontinence, etc. diseases and syndromes (G..Jankovskis. I.Beldava, A Mertens, M.Vitola, B.Livina, V.Logins, M.Kratina, G.Praulite, A.Apine, I.Puksta, I.Blumberga, I.Kalnciema, A.Plume, A.Glazitis, M.Dirina, A.Kuzmins, T.Juzakova, 1977-1992).
Various factors take place in achieving the ORT therapeutic effect. Their combination in various diseases may differ. Bone irritation is caused by:
1) cell regeneration of body systems.
2) bone mass increase by stimulating the osteoblast and hindering the osteoclast function:
3) changes of intraosseous pressure;
4) changes of rational blood circulation in major blood vessels and at the microcirculatory level - changes of venous backflow and arterial afflux in the bone;
5)changes in bone sensitivity;
6) neurochemical changes in the brain and evidently in the bone marrow, too.
All the above-mentioned changes, together with other changes as well may cause a longstanding after - effect.
Pārfrāzējot izcilā ārsta, zinātnieka un medicīnas vēsturnieka Paula Stradiņa teiktos vārdus par medicīnu, ORT dibinātājs profesors Gerge Jankovskis ORT ir salīdzinājis ar aicinājumu. zinātne un māksla, paziņojot, ka tā kļūst par fizioloģisku metodi slimību diagnosticēšanai, ārstēšanai un profilaksei 21. gadsimtā.