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1. (WO2014197863) MODIFYING HUMIDITY AND CONVECTION TO GLABROUS TISSUE TO CONTROL METABOLISM

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/197863    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041409
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 07 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61G 10/02
A61F 7/00
A61H 7/00
Applicants: CORE THERMAL, INC.
Inventors: SWYER, Mark
Title: MODIFYING HUMIDITY AND CONVECTION TO GLABROUS TISSUE TO CONTROL METABOLISM
Abstract:
Systems and methods for affecting metabolism, such as the treatment of metabolic syndrome are disclosed. A method for treating metabolic syndrome can include one or more of the steps including identifying a region of the patient comprising glabrous tissue; positioning the region of the patient comprising glabrous tissue into an enclosed chamber; adjusting the relative humidity of the enclosed chamber sufficient to create a physiologic metabolic effect; and activating a convection fan within the chamber to promote heat transfer from the glabrous tissue. The method need not involve altering the temperature within the enclosed chamber.