By DR. ROBERT LUPO, D.C.
There is an Amazing New FDA Approved Treatment Device Using the Ancient Chinese Art of Auriculotherapy
Narcotics are finally being recognized for what they are … ADDICTIVE! They cause damage to the brain pain pathways and a whole host of other complications. But a reliable non-narcotic treatment option is now available.
The PENS Primary Pain Relief Device provides an excellent pain relief treatment for patients suffering from most types of pain. It is an FDA approved device covered by Medicare, Tri-Care and Commercial insurances. This device can improve overall clinical outcomes and pain management by harnessing the power of the body’s own built in endorphin (or pain management) system and turning the volume way up. The system works by performing cranial electro-stimulation by passing minute electrical impulses via the auricular cranial nerves to the brain. The idea of electricity-induced analgesia dates back to the Greek scholar, Socrates, who noticed the numbing effects of standing in pools of water on a beach that contained electric eels. The first verifiable documentation of a neurostimulation/manipulation device in practice was discovered by French physician Dr. Paul Nogier. Nogier noticed a small scar on the external ear of many of his patients. He found out the scar was from a treatment for sciatica involving the cauterization of the auricular antihelix by a lay practitioner living in Marseille France named Mrs. Barrin. His patients were unanimous in stating that the treatment was successful, and the pain was relieved within hours, even minutes after the cauterization procedure. Mrs. Barrin, it turns out learned the procedure from her father who intern learned it from a Chinese Mandarin.
The electrodes are placed with the help of a Primary Relief Locator system to find the best Aural stimulation point based on where the patient has been experiencing pain. We go through a testing procedure to determine the device is working properly before application. The placement of the device takes about 10 minutes. Patients continually wear the light, unobtrusive device for 7 days while they go about their regular activities.
The core of the treatment solution is the Primary Relief Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, it’s a small device worn behind the ear to administer continuous pulses of low level electrical current to nerve endings in the ear. These pulses travel through the nerve tracks into the central lobe of the brain causing the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates. These opiates travel through the bloodstream and inhibit pain throughout the body. The reduction in pain increases circulation and causes relaxation. The neurostimulator is FDA approved.
The PENS device is mainly used to treat pain and is recommended for pre-operative, post-operative, intraoperative pain as well as a treatment for chronic pain. These conditions include::
• Arthritis and joint pain
• Cancer pain
• Cervical and lumbar pain
• Craniofacial pain and TMJ
• Neuropathic Pain
• Vascular Insufficiency
• Wound Care
Neurostimulation 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 4 selectively positioned points 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 relieve pain and depression. Relief is generated by release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.
For more information about PENS technology and to find out of you are a candidate for this new treatment, contact us at (813) 978-0020.
Physical Medicine Center, Inc.
14522 University Point Place
North Tampa, Florida 33613
DO YOU SUFFER WITH CHRONIC PAIN? MIGRAINE? NEUROPATHIC PAIN? TIRED Of USING OPIOIDS?
By DR. ROBERT LUPO, D.C.