The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine
Online ISSN : 1884-3697
Print ISSN : 0029-0343
ISSN-L : 0029-0343
Research for Carbon Dioxide Bathing
II. An increase of Dermal Blood Flow by the CO2 Preparation
Hidenori YOROZUYuichiro KUBOYasuteru EGUCHITomoji KOHMOTOMitsuru SUNAKAWAYoshiaki KOMOTO
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1984 Volume 47 Issue 3-4 Pages 130-136


Increase in dermal blood flow by the artificial CO2-bathing was confirmed by means of a Thermocouple flow meter and by a Laser doppler velocimeter.
The artificial CO2-bath was prepared with 50g tablet, made from sodium bicarbonate and succinic acid, putting simply in plain water at 38°C.
Dermal blood flow was increased nearly 5-fold by the simple bathing, and was further enhanced 1.3-fold by the artificial CO2-bathing.
It has been definitely shown by the artificial CO2-bathing that an increase in oral, finger tip, and forehead temperature and transepidermal water loss is significant compared to the plain bathing, so that the thermal effect equivalent to carbon-dioxated spring will be obtained.

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