Possibly. The Acuscope and Myopulse deliver a different type of treatment than any other form of pain management. It is very often effective where nothing else has been able to help in the past.
Yes. The therapy is also used for stress management. It can relax the muscles, the nerves, and improve circulation. If you are under excessive stress or your pain is stress-related, your doctor or therapist may apply the relaxation mode in addition to treating directly on the site of pain.
No, however most doctors and therapists experienced in its use report that it helps a very high percentage of their patients.
Under FDA regulations there are two contraindications for use of electrical stimulation. Patients wearing demand-type pacemakers should not be treated. Pregnant patients should not be treated.
No. Compared to the cost of other pain management programs such as drugs taken over a long period of time and / or surgery, it is quite reasonable.
Incorporating the most advanced electronic technology, the Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse are capable of detecting subtle electrical blockages and imbalances in the areas of the body. This may be heard as a low- pitched tone from the instrument’s biofeedback sound mechanism, and seen as a digital reading which ranges from 1 to 100. When the tissues of the painful area being treated and have returned to a highly conductive electrical state, the instrument gives a clear, high pitched tone and the lighted numbers on the instrument face give a read-out consistently over 100.
The amount of electricity produced by the Acuscope and Myopulse is measured in micro-amps (millionths of an amp), an extremely tiny amount of current in comparison to the amount of electricity flowing from a wall socket. It has been scientifically proven that this level of current produces the most beneficial effect on the body’s cells. An Acuscope treatment introduces a gentle, battery generated electrical stimulation in patterns similar to and compatible with that which is constantly flowing through every living person and animal.
By definition, the cumulative effect means that each treatment of a given area will take a shorter amount of time and the pain relief which follows will last longer and longer. Unlike other forms of pain relief, such as therapy with certain drugs, the body does not build up a tolerance to Acuscope treatments. In fact, just the opposite effect occurs. Mild electrical stimulation has been proven (Cheng, 1982) to stimulate the cells of the body to produce chemicals which are responsible for cellular energy production and may be thought of as the fuel which allows the cells to begin to repair themselves. As these chemical reactions build up, the body’s response to each treatment becomes stronger and stronger and the pain relief lasts longer. With each treatment the tissues are able to repair themselves more completely. In most cases, a series of treatments leads to permanent relief or to a greatly diminished level of pain.
There are various theories as to why an initial increase in discomfort within 24 hours following the treatment may be experienced. One explanation is that the increased range of motion (sometimes barely noticeable) which often results from an Acuscope and Myopulse treatment will allow you to use muscles, which have been unused for some time. The pain, which can result, is similar to the effect of over-exercising normal muscles and feeling sore afterwards.
Therefore, what you may feel is the return of your pain with an additional temporary muscle soreness. Other theories have been postulated as to why it may hurt more initially. If this happens to you, and you are curious, do not be concerned. Ask the doctor or therapist for his or her opinion as to why this has occurred. And remember the effect is temporary. Relief will follow.
Attention should also be directed on the Acuscope’s capacity to manage stress-related imbalances. By placing special electrodes on the ear lobes or the frontal bone of the head, the instrument, when set at the appropriate frequencies, will induce a relaxed concentration in the client within 20 minutes. This procedure, also known as “Electro-Sleep” or “cranial electric stimulation” or CES has been applied successfully by medical specialists ranging from dentists to psychiatrists.