Friday, May 13, 2011
How does ETPS Work on Pain
Standard procedure for pain management has traditionally been medication, administered either orally or by injection. ( I have done all this and no relief very temporary) However, the use of medication can have undesirable results: Most medication is general or systemic, meaning it travels throughout the body and relies on the body's organs for transportation and elimination. Over time, medication can cause damage to those organs and may deteriorate vital tissue making the problem worse. Medication may cause drowsiness and impair normal function; it may also lead to chemical dependency. More importantly, pain medication does not address the root cause of pain; it only masks it for a short amount of time.
For these reasons, many people have turned to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM refers to any healing practice that falls outside of traditional medicine and includes but is not limited to: acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, meditation and eastern medicine. Reports show that between 34 and 40 percent of adults used some form of CAM last year alone.
The latest and perhaps greatest of these CAM practices is Electro-Therapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS). Developed by Bruce Hocking, D.Ac., M.D., M.A., ETPS Neuromechanical Therapy is the world's first integrative therapy developed exclusively to fight pain. ETPS therapy is based on sound medicine, firmly grounded in the concepts of acupuncture, modern neurology, microcurrent stimulation and myofascial release (muscular relaxation) techniques. ETPS is a non-invasive (no needles) therapy that applies concentrated, low frequency, DC stimulation to special combinations of acupuncture points, trigger points, and contracted motor bands. ETPS Therapy has been remarkably successful in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using ETPS that complete or substantial relief from pain may often occur in the first or second treatment.
” How does ETPS Work on Pain?
” The ETPS electrically locates and stimulates a specific series of treatment points (acupuncture, trigger and motor) which, historically, have been proven (read some of our testimonials) to help relieve chronic pain syndromes. After the ETPS unit has located each treatment point and you push the treatment button, what exactly does the unit do to your body to relieve pain? The following explanation should help to answer that question.(Also take a look at our FAQ’s)
“First, in acupuncture and trigger point therapy, the insertion of needles has been scientifically proven to stimulate the release of powerful internal opiates called endorphins. These natural pain relievers are secreted from the pituitary and are circulated throughout your body via your blood stream. Not only are endorphins the most powerful pain relievers known to mankind, they enhance the immune system, reduce stress and produce a feeling of euphoria (endorphins are your feel-good hormones).
Science has long known that a special form of low frequency DC electricalstimulation applied to these same points can reproduce the endorphin response just as in traditional needling.
>The ETPS is the ONLY hand held device on the market that duplicates these parameters. So the first reason why ETPS works so well for pain relief is that it taps into our body’s own internal pain relieving system, the endorphin response.
‘Secondly, the ETPS releases or relaxes contracted and spastic muscles. One approach to pain management, called the neuropathic pain model, suggests that tightened/contracted muscles cause mechanical/structural asymmetry and nerve entrapments throughout the body. This asymmetry not only strains the body’s movement and mechanics, but the resulting nerve entrapments place the pathways in a hypersensitive state, causing an amplification of pain response for the suffering person. The theory suggests this amplification of neural sensation, called “dennervation supersensitivity” accompanied with the subsequent muscle contraction(s), may now be the primary physiological basis of many chronic pain syndromes.
“Applying the ETPS to tightened and contracted muscles, or to treatment points which relate to them, “releases” the muscles and permits increased reinnervation of their neural pathways. This process allows the suffering person’s pain levels to be substantially decreased.
” In other words, by relaxing the muscles there is less pressure on the nerves which calms the nerve pathways, permitting greater range of motion and increased functionality. Also, by keeping the muscles soft and supple you guard yourself against further injury while at the same time maintaining optimal health of muscle tissue.
I suffer with Ostio Arthritis and until now nothing has helped me except changing my diet to whole foods and now ETPS. I had my first treatment 2 days ago and couldn't believe the results! I know that Sharene my massage therapists is an Angel sent for God to heal me with her amazing touch and ETPS. Truly if you can have this done near you try it .... It made a believer out of me and I know it will heal me and I thank God for showing me there is hope!
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