Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulator (MENS)
A small electrical current can supercharge your healing – and you won’t feel a thing. The Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulator (MENS) can speed tissue healing while reducing pain. A very low-voltage microamperage current (millionths of an ampere) is applied to the skin and passed to the affected nerves or tissues to stimulate the body’s healing process. You won’t feel any pain from the electrical current.
HOW IT WORKS
Your body uses its own bioelectric frequencies when repairing and growing new cells. Tissue repair can be enhanced when a micro current similar to your body’s natural bioelectric current is applied. Research and clinical trials have shown that microcurrent therapy decreases swelling and speeds the healing of sprains, strains and fractures.
WHAT IT TREATS
MENS is a popular treatment for professional athletes because of its ability to reduce the recovery time of common sports injuries. Athletes have turned to MENS to heal sprains, strains, fractures, ligament injuries, ruptured tendons and bone bruising. It’s also an effective treatment for pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, neuropathy and shingles. Be sure to inform your doctor if you are using an alternative therapy.
WHERE TO GET IT
At South Jersey Holistic, you’ll receive an in-depth assessment to determine the remedies that will work best to support your overall health and well-being. This holistic assessment includes an evaluation any current illness, as well as medical history, diet, lifestyle and personality. Homeopathic remedies are tailored to each person based on the results.
SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION BLOCK
STOP THE PAIN WITH SPG
The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block is a well-established treatment for acute and chronic pain. It is effective in relieving of a wide variety of pain conditions ranging from headaches to low back pain.
The sphenopalatine ganglion is a collection of nerves located behind the nasal passages. Pain can be the result of the nerves being aggravated by trauma, infection or other causes. The SPG block is the application of a local anesthetic onto the SPG to stop the pain.
One or two cotton-tipped applicators, which are soaked in the local anesthetic medication, are gently inserted into the nostrils until the tips come into contact with the mucosa overlying the SPG. The applicators may be in place up to 30 minutes to create the block.
The SPG Block is effective in treating pain associated with, but not limited to:
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Low back pain
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