One of the most important aspects of treating any disease is to reduce inflammation. Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the initial response of the body to an insult-either a toxin, infection or injury. This stimulus causes the area of the body to produce an increase in plasma and leukocytes to fight this attack. This initial reaction then produces pain, swelling and redness. As the inflammation progresses, the local vascular and immune system participates in this process. Prolonged inflammation, known as chronic inflammation, leads to a progressive shift in the type of cells which are present at the site of inflammation. If the inflammation persists then chronic tissue changes take place which lead to the death of the cell and results in scar tissue. Quick and gentle elimination of the inflammation is the best way to prevent the chronic changes. Many allopathic (traditional) treatments use suppressive treatments which do not treat the underlying cause but simple reduce the swelling. These treatments are non homeopathic and go against natural laws of healing.
Microcurrent can be very valuable in reducing inflammation and at the same time, microcurrent stimulates cellular activity and regeneration. I would like to share with you several articles that support this.
The first article is “Anti-inflammatory effects of interferential frequency- specific applied microcurrent”. This was an animal study measuring the effects of microcurrent in reducing swelling of mice ears after an application of arachidonic acid. This study demonstrated that when frequency specific frequencies were used there was a 70% reduction in ear swelling.
The second article is “Cytokine changes with microcurrent treatment of fibromyalgia associated with cervical spine trauma”. In this study, 49 patients with fibromyalgia were treated with microcurrent.
Five patients did not tolerate the treatment. The remaining 49 patients reported reduction in pain on a 10-point scale of 7.3 to 1.3 with the first treatment. Thirty-one patients reported symptomatic relief from fibromyalgia following an average of eight treatments. Interleukin levels were all reduced from 330 to 80pg/ml (this was a measure of reduction in the inflammatory response). During the same time period, beta-endorphin and cortisol both increased from an average of 8.2 to 71.1pg/ml (factors necessary to help the body to heal.)