Percutaneous Idrotomia


Percutaneous idrotomia is a technique that is being developed in France, thanks to the experience and the study of one of the disciples of Dr. Pistor (the inventor of mesotherapy) and Dr. Guez.

In fact, idrotomia can be considered as an evolution of mesotherapy.


What is it about?

It consists of the injection of a physiological saline solution for intra-dermal or subcutaneous use. Within this solution, many substances may be added depending on the patient’s symptoms.


What is the purpose?

The purpose is to restore the pathological context, adding the necessary nutrients so that the cells (ill) will resume function and the pathology may be healed.

If you like metaphors, you could imagine a nice aquarium, with many colourful fish, plants and clear water. Consider the fish like the cells of our body and the water as oxygen. Think about what would happen if at some point, for a few weeks, the cleaner stops working. The water will become dirty, the fish will suffer, fall ill and die at some point. This is usually what happens to our cells during chronic diseases. With this technique, it is as if we went to change the water, creating a clean and healthy environment for the fishes; it is in such a way that the cells are able to feed efficiently and will be cured from the diseases that afflict them.


Why is physiological saline solution used?

With this technique, large quantities of saline water (50 to 300ml) are injected and reabsorbed completely in about 2-5 hours. The water has the purpose of detoxifying the extracellular matrix (the context in which the live cells and thanks to which it can feed), and allow the substances added to the solution to arrive at the pathological context, restoring it.


What is added to the saline solution?

Vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies and possibly medication based on the patient’s medical history are usually added to the saline solution.


What are the signs?

Since the purpose of the therapy is not only solve the patient’s symptoms, but to restore the normal function of the pathologic tissue, there are several indications:

  • Spinal disorders (hernias, protrusions, osteoarthritis, narrow lumbar canal)
  • Headache and migraine
  • Sinusitis
  • Shoulder disorders (degeneration and tendon injury, arthritis, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff etc.)
  • Hip disorders (arthrosis, coxalgie)
  • Disorders of the knee (osteoarthritis, injury, immobility / joint stiffness)
  • Pain in the ankle and foot
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Contractures and muscle strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Epicondylitis, epitrochleitis


How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions varies depending on the medical history, the duration and problems afflicting the patient. Good results against chronic illnesses are usually obtained after 4-5 sessions. In other cases, a single session may be enough. It is very variable.


Is the treatment painful?

Long needles of 4mm are used (needles by mesotherapy), and the therapy appears to be very well-tolerated.


Are there any side effects?

The therapy has no side effects that go beyond possible hematoma due to the puncture. Another effect that is often reported by patients is burning in the injection area (mainly due to magnesium), but it tends to fade quickly.

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