Electrotherapy

Can Electricity Spark New Therapies?

For centuries people have been experimenting with using electricity for therapeutic purposes. You may remember from a previous blog – The TENS Commandments – that the ancient Greeks and Romans were aware of the benefits of electrotherapy for pain relief during childbirth and in other situations. The trouble is, the only means that they had […]

By Joanna | Electrotherapy
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The TENS commandments

Since the first modern, patient-wearable TENS machine was patented in the United States in 1974, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation has been a hugely popular way of reducing pain in a variety of circumstances. Yet, although the concept seems relatively new, the idea of using electrical stimulation to control pain has actually been around for at […]

By Joanna | Electrotherapy
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Look away now … this may hurt a lot!

How many of us decide not to look when we go for a blood test… afterall, looking at the needle is just going to make us feel worse, isnʼt it? And we donʼt want to go all queasy and whimper with pain do we? We tell our children to ʻlook awayʼ, and use all sorts […]

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Light at the End of the Pain Tunnel?

We’ve become very familiar with the word ‘Laser’ .. but what does it actually mean?  It stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’ which is a bit of a mouthfull!  What it means, though, is that we are able to direct light rays of a particular wavelength into an intense focused beam…so intense […]

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