Many chronic painful conditions are serious and affect over 75 million people in this country today, women more than men. These conditions cause many symptoms including swelling, extreme pain, fatigue, burning, numbness, tingling, decrease in circulation to arms and legs, muscle spasms, decrease in range of motion of joints, shooting nerve pain, hypersensitivity reaction to touch, difficulty sleeping and anxiety.
BioElectric Medicine Applications
International Medical Clinics (IMC) is pleased to offer BioElectric Medicine, a comfortable, revolutionary new patented FDA approved Horizontal® Therapy that is proving to be an extremely effective treatment for many painful problems such as arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hands, hips, knees, feet and back pain often with or without dysfunction of a nerve that can cause muscle weakness, numbness or tingling radiating down from the spine. It is also excellent for many circulatory, nerve, muscle and tendon related conditions including diabetic peripheral neuropathy, decreased circulation caused by diabetes, carpel tunnel syndrome, chronic pain from old work injuries, automobile accidents or sports injuries, Achilles tendonitis, headaches, wound healing, failed previous bone, muscle or nerve surgeries, sleep disturbances and fibromyalgia. Actually, Horizontal® Therapy is often a viable alternative to using medications for chronic pain.
BioElectric Medicine Contradictions
Contraindications (when this therapy should not be used) to the use of this advanced electrotherapy include people who have: thrombophlebitis, cardiac pacemaker, certain parts of the body during pregnancy, acute bacterial or viral infection, or cancer.
Benefits of BioElectric Medicine
The lack of negative side effects experienced with this pleasant and safe treatment allows for high patient acceptance. The person experiencing this therapy for the first time will feel a slight tingling sensation on the part of the body treated (i.e. the shoulder or knee). Recent clinical studies demonstrate that Horizontal® Therapy may even be the only treatment for some painful medical conditions.
Technology Behind BioElectric Medicine
This innovative safe therapy is delivered by a sophisticated computerized system that operates at up to 20,000 Hz, and produces a wave form which is similar to the wave form used by the human brain to communicate with all cells.
BioElectric Medicine Conditions
Another feature of the technology that makes it so effective is its capability to treat cells in the body. With computer controlled electrical messages to the cells, it is possible to reestablish cell function in the body’s tissues and nerves. This is one of the reasons it is so effective with conditions such as arthritis, headaches, sprains, fractures, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, sciatica and fibromyalgia. The essence of health is properly functioning cells.
Horizontal® Therapy manages pain, in-part by closing down the cell’s ability to transmit pain signals to the brain by overloading the electrical circuits in the cells, and closing the cell’s pain gates. It equates to, blowing a fuse in your breaker box at home, the brain can’t receive the message and the pain is not felt.
Treating Shoulder Pain with BioElectric Medicine
There has indeed been many other electrotherapy units used before such as T.E.N.S. units, Russian Stim units, microcurrent units, and interferential units. All other units can not compare to the state of the art, sophisticated, computerized Horizontal® Therapy unit as they utilize much lower frequencies and lack the power to effectively treat neurogenic disorders, such as neuropathy, and carpal tunnel. This advanced form of electrotherapy incorporates all known delivery systems and mechanisms of action presently achievable with bioelectricity in the medical field and within the human body. This system includes over 100 preset programs and 20 individually customizable programs that treat specific painful problems as discussed above in this article.
Only this German engineered Horizontal® Therapy makes it possible to receive both types of electrotherapy (stimulatory effects which are bioelectric as well as non-stimulatory effects which are biochemical) in the same part of the body simultaneously. Stimulatory effects are created at low frequencies whereas non-stimulatory effects are created at medium frequencies. Horizontal® Therapy works with an alternating current keeping the intensity constant at all times and modulating the frequency between 4,400 Hz and 12,000 Hz. This simply cannot be accomplished by the older, less sophisticated electrotherapy modalities such as T.E.N.S. units and interferential units.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with BioElectric Medicine
The many physician specialists at IMC treating chronic pain state, that by blocking the pain signal and reestablishing cell function, they achieve two objectives. First, we eliminate the pain, and, second, we correct the cause of the problem. They also state that the results have been spectacular with many chronic pain conditions. Horizontal® Therapy is sometimes used with low dose Marcaine (long acting local anesthetic) injections to produce a more profound nerve block. Furthermore, IMC physicians said that they are often seeing the symptoms literally disappear or greatly reduced in patients diagnosed with chronic painful joint, muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve and other conditions. Patients also report that after their treatments, their sleep improves and they sleep more hours at a time and get up feeling rested. In some cases the patients are able to dramatically reduce or completely stop taking their pain medications and walk, work, play, drive, and enjoy more of their full potential in life.
Treating Foot Pain with BioElectric Medicine
It has been demonstrated that the use of this new form of electric current, defined as Horizontal® Therapy, helps restore the biochemical and bio electrical balance, improving the quality of life for elderly, middle aged and young patients, boosting their moods, relieving pain, and demonstrating effective action against osteoporosis by improving bone mass.
In summary, Horizontal® Therapy is the most advanced tool in the field of electromedicine and is a major state-of-the-art change in the use of electro therapy to treat acute, chronic and post-operative pain. Quite simply it combines all known forms of electromedical therapy into one device and goes well beyond it.