Microcurrent Therapy for pain is gaining in popularity and is seen as the way forward when it comes to pain of all kinds. As a Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome myself, this is a hugely interesting topic for me. My sister has EDS and I’ll be suggesting she reads this article. Her pain levels are off the scale much of the time so she needs all the help she can get. She’s actually just got hold of one of those lightweight wheelchairs for travel which helps with the mobility aspect so fingers crossed, microcurrent therapy can address her pain.
Anyway, I digress, read on to find out more…..
A device originally designed for injured horses uses microcurrent therapy to help promote fast healing in humans.
Arc4Health is the first microcurrent device that is portable, wearable and accessible to patients, allowing them to benefit from the therapy without having to stay in one place or go into hospital. It involves the passing of naturally occurring electrical currents into the body, by way of self-adhesive electrodes within an Arm Strap. This technology works systemically, at cellular level, so it doesn’t matter where the currents are introduced to the body, they go to wherever they are required. The patient activates the treatment, allowing a bio-electrical current to flow to the area of pain.
In our bodies, every cell communicates with all other cells by a series of tiny sequences of electrical current, which regulate the proper functioning of the body. When disease, injury or stress is present, these currents are compromised, resulting in the impairment of natural healing processes. Using Microcurrent Therapy the treatment kick-starts and accelerates many processes involved with correct cellular functioning, resulting in quicker healing.
Microcurrent Therapy for Pain
In a 2001 study that looked at 1,949 patients using Microcurrent Therapy for Pain management it found 93% claimed significant pain reduction, ranging from 81% in chronic regional pain syndrome patients to a high of 98% and 100% in those suffering from migraine headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome, respectively. All but 136 of those, reporting across all pain categories and who had at least three weeks’ experience of the device, stated that it had helped them significantly.
Microcurrent Therapy for Pain has been used in Europe and America over the last two decades and has been refined to such an extent, that the method is generally regarded as a safe, convenient, effective and drug-free solution to chronic pain, like backache, arthritis and sciatica. The Arc4Health device has developed from successful use of microcurrent technology with injured horses and trials using it proved effective in helping horses rehabilitate and return to competition, and to normal, everyday exercise.
Clive Dewing, an NHS GP in Hawkhurst and now Medical Consultant at Arc4Health says:
“I came across the device a couple of years ago when it was being developed and I saw it benefit someone who was willing to try it for chronic back pain. She had such immediate relief that I was intrigued. My brother then also tried it for arthritis in his ankle that he suffered greatly with and it soon helped with his mobility, pain and overall wellbeing. I decided to learn much more and saw that although there are several years of published peer-reviewed studies proving the benefits, only now are we taking advantage of it.
“I firmly believe that this could have a great impact on sufferers of several conditions and therefore have a significant impact on the NHS, which is burdened in pain management and expensive drug treatment. Proven safe and with no side effects like some drug therapy, I think Arc4health could be an excellent substitute in many cases. In terms of recovery, after certain operations it could be hugely beneficial and in-turn help free up beds in hospitals
Arc4Health is an easy to use pre-programmed unit that requires no clinical training or specialist knowledge. It promotes sustainable recovery from a range of injuries and conditions, in typically less than half the time. It is 100% natural, comfortable and wearable, letting you get on with your day!