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Monday, July 15, 2013

Accupuncture meets Western Medicine for Lower Extremity Pain Management

How P-STIM Can Help With Foot and Ankle Pain
Foot and ankle pain can prevent you from carrying out normal daily activities. Anyone can suffer from foot pain but certain groups seem to be at an increased risk, including people who are on their feet for long periods of time, people who are overweight, physically active people, as well as middle aged men and women.
There are many ways to manage foot and ankle pain. More and more people experiencing pain have found out about P-STIM, a device that controls pain effectively.
P-STIM is the first and only FDA approved, microchip controlled appliance for treating acute and chronic pain. The device performs continuous point stimulation over several days. It is placed behind the ear with adhesive and generates low frequency electrical pulses transmitted to the peripheral nerve endings in the ear through electrode leads. The patient can continue with the normal daily tasks without any trouble.
P-STIM involves pulse stimulation. It usually involves administering small 1 hertz stimulation to the pain access points. P-STIM enhances the release of endorphins which are the natural pain reducing hormones in the body.
How does P-STIM actually work?
In chronic pain cases, the imbalances in the nervous system cause the pain to worsen over time. The stimulation from P-STIM corrects these imbalances in addition to endorphin release to decrease the pain.
Therapy with P-STIM can be used by itself or in combination with other therapies for foot and ankle pain. For acute and chronic pain, the P-STIM should always be used for 4 days of therapy.
The use of P-STIM has its advantages over other pain treatments. Daily activities can usually be carried on without restrictions. This is also a drug free therapy with none of the side effects of painkillers such as tolerance, liver damage, and other adverse reactions. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis with little or no complications at all. The P-STIM is tiny and lightweight and comfy enough to wear behind the ear. The device can easily be placed and can also be easily removed.




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