Microcurrent and Electric Stimulation

“A microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulator or MENS (also micro-amperage electrical neuromuscular stimulator) is a device used to send weak electrical signals into the body. Such devices apply extremely small (less than 1 microampere).” (wiki)

Electric Stimulation is Used for the following:

  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Tendinitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Reduction of Scar Tissue

How Does Electric Stimulation Work?

  • Stimulation of the motor nerves produce a muscle contraction (to build strength)
  • Pumping action of the muscles improves circulation (promotes healing)
  • Stimulation of sensory afferents produce an analgesic response (decreasing pain threshold).

Who Should Not Use or Have Electrical Stimulation Applied

  • People with cardiac pacemakers
  • People with metal implants
  • Same as with other modalities: poor circulation, hemorrhagic conditions, inflammation, infection, cancer, poor cognition, or used over the anterior neck.

How Noblesville Massage Therapy Utilizes Electric Stimulation

  • MPS is used to manage trigger points. It is pain less, quick, and most often beneficial.