Ah! TENS gets in the game

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Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:14 am

http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+ ... 54530.html

Only nine subjects in this investigation - I hope they try to replicate this with a larger group. Dr Winkleman was the lead. The problem, I think, is that there is little profit to any group conducting these types of studies. This was for a new type of wearable device - hence the investigation. Maybe since the results were positive (2/3 were helped), maybe they will do a true study
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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby sleepdancer2 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:29 am

Thanks for posting this. I just sent them a message asking them to consider testing their product's effectiveness for PLMD.
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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby crazy joe » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:49 pm

I had them for 2 weeks then return them..... Had sleep apnea problems too so I may try them again since i have a apap machine.....

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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:31 am

Did you have this machine? I've used a regular TENS - it hasn't helped me with RLS so far - but placement, I think, is likely very important and most of us are just guessing.
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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby badnights » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:22 am

I wish the article had addressed the questions of placement of electrodes, and frequency and pattern of signal. We'll have to keep an eye out for Winkelman's paper when it's published.
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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby badnights » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:24 am

Moderator note: This topic has been moved to the Physical Treatments forum
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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:27 pm

badnights wrote:I wish the article had addressed the questions of placement of electrodes, and frequency and pattern of signal. We'll have to keep an eye out for Winkelman's paper when it's published.


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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby Norm » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:37 pm

Electric current is very effective for reliably desensitizing the nerves associated with RLS. I and many other RLS patients are proof of this. However, the real difficulty is getting the electric current to go where it need to go. This is the challenge and the reason why TENS is very often a hit a miss proposition. Not only is the placement of the electrode pads critical, the varying impedance of the tissues within the body effect the path of the vast majority of the electrical current flow. If this path does not pass through the specific nerves associated with RLS symptoms for a particular patient, the results are negative.

Anyone who has tried TENS for RLS with positive results should continue, by all means, The problem is that what will work for one may not work for another due to the factors mentioned above.

I have seen unpublished patient statistical information on patients using the CP Relief Wand for RLS under the RLS protocol described for that device which is published on their website. Approximately 50-60% of patients with RLS below the knee, and who are unable to take RLS drugs due to side effects, have had very positive and reliable results with this patented advanced neuro stimulation medical device. The patients who can effectively control their RLS with this device generally possess good manual dexterity and are easy learners. They also have severe RLS symptoms. The reason this device works reliably is that it has a patented applicator head which focuses the specially modulated electric current directly through the symptomatic nerve.

There is a lot to be learned regarding TENS and RLS but very few medical experts have the background or motivation to understand the methods used and the actual flow of electricity through the body. More research on this will lead to a better understanding for all.

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Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Postby crazy joe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:31 am

I did have it and may get one again...It actually felt like I went to sleep with it... very nice...


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