HOCATT: Frequency Specific Micro-Currents
Electrotherapy (and the use of electrotherapy machines) is an FDA approved therapy that can be applied in a variety of treatment modalities and includes the use of electrical machines such as the deep mind stimulators that are used for the neurological diseases. This term also has been applied to the use of electric currents to speed up wound healing. In addition, the term called “electrotherapy” and also “electromagnetic therapy” can also be applied to ranges of alternative devices used in the medical field and treatments. The two most common modalities used for electrotherapy are Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and iontophoresis.
The TENS units are usually used to reduce pain by stimulating proprioception nerve threads to block or slow the broadcast of pain indicators. Iontophoresis is defined as the movement of ions through biological material under the influence of an electric current. It is transdermal electrotherapy which uses a drug-carrying electrode that delivers direct waves to the affected area to deliver the medication deeper into the tissue. The drug’s ionic charge allows stimulation healing.
Electro Frequency Therapy is one of the most widely researched and published therapies in the world. This therapy has delivered a drug-free, non-invasive and non-addictive solution to a sizeable number of health issues. It can even be used to simulate exercise, thus providing passive exercise to those unable to perform the activities needed to provide the benefits of exercise (the elderly, weak, ill, quadriplegic). The calorie burning effect of the passive exercise is an added benefit even to the healthy!
Radio frequencies transformed into electrical impulses can be tuned to reverberate at the frequency that matches resonance that will produce the desired results. This includes frequencies in-tune with precise pathogens, viral agents, fungi, and bacteria to find and eliminate them. The therapy addresses issues from pain and nervous system therapy to mental and physical performance enhancement treatments. The possibilities and benefits are endless and the results are often immediate. Every day new systems are developed to improve the delivery of thousands of different frequencies; each frequency having its own special and unique benefit to a certain part of the human body. All therapeutic effects that can be produced in the tissue by electric current can be divided into two main groups: stimulating effects and healing effects.
These are induced by repeated depolarization and repolarization of excitable cells (nerve or muscle action impulses). All currents that are able to depolarize and repolarize excitable cells can therefore produce stimulating effects. These are low-frequency currents, such as faradic, neo faradic, didynamic, high voltage, triangular, and ultra-stimulating currents, as well as amplitude-modulated middle frequency currents such as interferential currents or amplitude-modulated middle-frequency currents applied via two electrodes.
The following effects are stimulating effects:
Muscle stimulation-skeletal muscles and smooth muscles
Acceleration of reinnervation
Challenge of metabolism
Activation of lipolysis
Influence on blood flow and lymph transport
Activation of metabolism
The following are healing effects:
Anti-inflammatory Influence on blood flow and lymph transport
Acceleration of regeneration
Activation of Metabolism through temporary cAMP formation
The use of the electrotherapy stimulating effects and the healing effects in the Gastro-intestinal tract and the Urogenital system provides for stimulation or inhibition depending on the frequency.
These are produced in excitable and non excitable cells by: the shaking effect (using middle frequency current); sustained depolarization (using middle frequency current); transport of electric charge carriers (using direct effect); heat generation (using high frequency current).
Gastro-intestinal tract Stimulating effects:
Activation of the muscle pump
Vasoconstriction of blood and lymph vessels (sympathetic stimulation)
Vasodilatation of blood and lymph vessels (sympathetic fatigue)
Activation of lipolysis.
Gastro-intestinal tract healing effects:
Vasoconstriction of blood and lymph vessels (sustained depolarization)
Facilitation of metabolism
Facilitation of diffusion process
Activation of metabolism (due to increase of cAMP formation)
Dilution of pain mediators.
Stimulation of tissue metabolism.
Stimulation of local blood flow
Improvement of the exchange between the intra-capillary and extra- capillary fluids
Improvement of absorption in the tissue.
Activation of metabolism:
Release of noradrenaline from sympathetic nerve-endings resulting in a reaction of noradrenaline with receptors on the cell membrane. This triggers cAMP formation from ATP.
Electrotherapy is known for the treatment of pain associated with fractures, post-operative incisions, tendinitis or arthritic inflammation, muscle weakness or loss and depression. Pain sensation could be reduced in many cases by stimulation of primary afferent nerve fibers. Afferent fibers can be activated by electrical stimulation or by natural stimuli such as vibration. In pain management treatment through electrotherapy, four effects are known. Two are produced through depolarization and repolarization (stimulating effects). One is produced through the shaking effect and one through sustained depolarization (healing effects).
Stimulating effects include:
Release of endorphins in the CNS
Healing Effect include:
Pain fiber block
Disruption of pain mediators
Pain relieving effects during and immediately after the treatment:
Counter irritation and pain fiber block are pain-relieving effects produced during the treatment.
Longer lasting pain relieving effects:
Endorphin release in the central nervous system and the disruption of pain mediators make sure that the pain relief lasts for a longer period.
In addition there are frequencies that can eliminate or correct other conditions that may be responsible for producing pain. These mechanisms include edema reduction, stimulation of metabolism and blood flow, as well as accelerating regeneration.
Effects on Skeletal muscles include:
Effects on Smooth (vascular) muscles:
Vasoconstriction via stimulation of sympathetic nerve fibers
Vasodilatation via block of fibers of sympathetic nervous system
Vasodilatation via sustained depolarization of the vascular muscles
The American Physical Therapy Association recognizes the using of Electrotherapy in these ways:
Treating neuromuscular dysfunction
Improves local blood flowing
Improves the motor control
Improves the strength
Retards muscle atrophy
Improvement range of joint movement
Restorations of integrity of your dermal and connective tissues
Enhances the microcirculation & protein synthesis which heals wounds
Improvement joint mobility range
Induction repeated stretching the shortened, contracted soft tissues
Peripheral flowing of blood
Induces lymphatic, venous, and arterial flow
Chronic and acute edema
Affecting the blood vessels absorptivity
Increases the mobility of blood cells, lymphatic flow and proteins
Accelerates the absorption rate
Implanted cardiac pacemaker
Acute local bacterial inflammatory process Tetany.
Sever types of arterial occlusive disease
Injuries of muscles, bones, tendons, joints
Fresh wound and hematoma
Abdominal area in pregnancy
Carotid sinus area