Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) and Auriculotherapy
Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy is a highly effective approach to non-narcotic pain management. The Neurostimulator is a wearable device that is designed to administer continuous pulses of low-level electrical current through four seletively positioned needles in the ear.
The Neurostimulator is based on Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES). CES stimulates a number of neuro-chemical and physiological conditions that are known to relive pain and depression. Relief is generated by the release of endorphins, the body's natural opiates.
Conditions addressed by Neurostimulator include:
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Cancer pain
- Cervical & Lumbar Pain
- Craniofacial Pain & TMP
- IVF Oocyte Aspiration
- Neuropathic pain
- Shingles (VAV)
- Vascular insufficiency
- Wound care
- Smoking cessation and more
How is Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy administered?
The Neurostimulator provides continuous low-level electrical pulses at the ear upto seven days. The stimulation is applied at variable duty cycles. The patient may carefully shower during this time, taking care not to get the Neurostimulator wet. A new Neurostimulator is applied on a biweekly basis, by your physician, in the medical facility for the duration of the therapy. The number of treatments will very depending upon the condition being treated and will last for 5 to 6 treatments.
Is Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy safe and are there any side effects?
Neurostimulator pain relief treatment is designed to be minimally invasive and has virtually no side effects.
Are the Neurostimulator and the Ansiscope HRV Device FDA Cleared?
Both the Neurostimulator and ANSiscope HRV Device are FDA cleared.
Contraindications to Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy
- Patient with cardiac pacemaker or similar biomedical implants;
- During Pregnancy (unless medically advised);
- Patient with hemophilia;
- Patient with psoriasis vulgaris - the Neurostimulator treatment required constant skin contact;
- Patient with diminished mental capacity;
- Patient using other electrical stimulant devices - such as a spinal stimulator - can have the Neurostimulator treatment provided they can turn off all other electrical stimulant devices during the entire Neurostimulator treatment; and
- On anesthetized or desensitized skin
Your physician will determine if you are a candidate for Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy