Electro Trigger Point Stimulation Therapy

Electro-Trigger Point Stimulation Therapy

The tissues of the human body are comprised of active chemicals, confined together by electromagnetic bonds. These chemicals are organized into different systems that have clear-cut structures. Furthermore, the tissues are gel matrices lined with water that behave as semiconductors, allowing electron flow to transmit information. Each body part is involved in and produces constant streams of information, transported through precise reverberating frequencies. The cells, tissues, and organs have their own unique and ideal frequency that synchronizes their activities, and later on relays the state of their activity to the nervous system.

Micro-currents aid in healing the body at the cellular level, impacting the parasympathetic system.

Injury or illnesses also have their own reverberating frequencies that impede the body’s ability to recuperate and go back to its normal function. The way these reverberating frequencies communicate can be very complex, but it is all influenced electrically. For instance, inflammation, pain, and over stretching of tissues introduce itself as an electromagnetic disruption. This disruption alters the normal functions in the body and nervous systems. These disruptions are neutralized by applying appropriate microcurrent stimulation.

This microcurrent stimulation hastens the healing process by gathering the body’s ATP (adenosine triphosphate) into the injured tissue. An electric current, ranging from 200 to 800 microamperes, targets the affected body tissue and causes ATP to gather into that tissue, thereby hastening the healing process.

Apart from ATP, calcium is also a very important ion in cell physiology, and is also affected by micro-current stimulation. This ion is one of the essential “internal messengers” of the body’s cells. These calcium ions, when converted to a calcium protein complex, are also essential in the secretion and recycling of ATP, and many other cell processes. Electrical stimulation triggers nerve impulses, thus causing calcium gates in the axon terminal to open. This results in an influx of calcium ions signaling the synaptic vesicles and presynaptic membranes to merge. The synaptic cleft then releases neurotransmitters, such as endorphins. These neurotransmitters transport information from the brain to the body and vice versa, regulating all body functioning.

Long term management of chronic pain seems elusive with single modality. Electro-Trigger Point Stimulation Therapy is the combination of microcurrent electrotherapy and ancient philosophy to obtain summative effect. It uses microcurrents to stimulate the acupoints to release natural pain killer chemicals, relieving chronic pain. It is being used to manage chronic joint, neck and back pain, sciatica, bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder and neuromyofascial pain.

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