If you have ever had physical therapy, you may be familiar with TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation), an external device that reduces pain by applying low voltage of electricity and low dosage through small electrodes placed over the skin. For example, TENS units deliver 1 to 250 pulses per second, and delivers about 25 Ma dosage.
Similar to a TENS unit in delivering stimulation, Electroanalgesic treatments also use high electrical energy 8,300 to 10,000 pulses per second (frequencies) and also high dosage of energy (as high as 100Ma) to block pain. Due to lowered skin resistance, this electrical energy is delivered deeper into the patient’s tissue to block pain signals.
Rather than stimulate the nerves like a TENS unit, higher frequency energy and higher dosage of energy can reduce the ability of the affected nerves to transmit pain signals and, at the same time, promote healing. It’s like a nerve block with electrical energy instead of an injection (such as an epidural). With the correct dosage and electrodes, Electroanaglesia (EA) can safely and effectively decrease pain intensity, providing patients with an improved quality of life.
Hospitals, Universities & Medical Centers have been utilizing Electroanalgesia (EA) Technology to treat pain patients:
- Columbia University, New York, NY
- The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
- Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
- Charles R. Drew Univ. of Medicine &Science, LA, CA