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Effect of adjuvant frequency-specific microcurrents on pain and disability in patients treated with physical rehabilitation for neck and low back pain

Background: Acupuncture is frequently offered for wounded warriors as a component of an integrated approach to pain and associated symptoms, with increasing availability at military treatment facilities and Veterans Administration hospitals. While medications can be effective for many patients, acupuncture and microcurrent therapies address the growing need to offer non opiate, non pharmaceutical therapeutics in […]

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Mental Health, the Brain, and PTSD

The most important things to keep in mind when considering mental health, the brain and PTSD is that in the brain: 1. Everything is connected to everything else; 2. The system is designed to help you survive trauma and threat in a primitive world; and, 3. Nothing in the brain reacts well to inflammation

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Frequency-Specific Microcurrent as Adjunctive Therapy for Three Wounded Warriors

Background: Acupuncture is frequently offered for wounded warriors as a component of an integrated approach to pain and associated symptoms, with increasing availability at military treatment facilities and Veterans Administration hospitals. While medications can be effective for many patients, acupuncture and microcurrent therapies address the growing need to offer non opiate, non pharmaceutical therapeutics in […]

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The Use of Micro Current and Autocatalytic Silver Plated Nylon Dressings in Human Burn Patients: A Feasibility Study

The Use of Micro Current and Autocatalytic Silver Plated Nylon Dressings in Human Burn Patients

The Use of Micro Current and Autocatalytic Silver Plated Nylon Dressings in Human Burn Patients: A Feasibility Study R. Huckfeldt, M.D., D. Mikkelson, R.N., K. Larson, M.D. L. Hammond, O.T., B. Flick, M.D., C. McMakin, D.C. February 21, 2003 Proceedings of John Bowswick Burn and Wound Symposium in Maui, HI Background: The use of autocatalytic […]

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The Effects of Electric Currents on ATP Generation, Protein Synthesis, and Membrane Transport in Rat Skin

The Effects of Electric Currents on ATP Generation, Protein Synthesis, and Membrane Transport in Rat Skin

The Effects of Electric Currents on ATP Generation, Protein Synthesis, and Membrane Transport in Rat Skin NGOK CHENG, M.D., HARRY VAN HOOF, M.D., EMMANUEL BOCKX, M.D., MICHEL J. HOOGMARTENS, M.D.,* JOSEPH C. MULIER, M.D.,* WILLIAM DE LOECKER, M.D. FRANS J.DE DIJCKER, PH.D.,** WILLY M. SANSEN, PH.D.,** AND WILLIAM DE LOECKER, M.D. Some of the most […]

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The Effects of Electric Currents on ATP Generation, Protein Synthesis, and Membrane Transport in Rat Skin

Cytokine Changes with Microcurrent Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Cytokine Changes with Microcurrent Treatment of Fibromyalgia   Carolyn. R. McMakina,, Walter. M. Gregoryb , Terry M. Phillipsc a Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Clinic of Portland, 17214 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97230, USA b BNLI, University College London, 12042 13th Court, Portland, OR 97219, USA c UAIR, DBEPS, ORS, OD, Resource Chief, National Institutes […]

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent for Treatment of Longstanding Congenital Muscular Torticollis

Frequency-Specific Microcurrent for Treatment of Longstanding Congenital Muscular Torticollis Regina Thompson, PT, PCS; Sandra L. Kaplan, PT, DPT, PhD Therapy Services (Ms Thompson), Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences (Dr Kaplan), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey. Purpose: This case describes the […]

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent Resolves Chronic Pain and Adhesions After Ulnar Transposition Surgery

Frequency Specific Microcurrent Resolves Chronic Pain and Adhesions After Ulnar Transposition Surgery Jodie Adams1* and Carolyn McMakin2 1 New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 NE Glisan St, Portland Oregon, 97213, Portland 2 Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain clinic of Portland, Portland Summary Frequency specifi c microcurrent (FSM) has been used to treat myofascial pain syndrome [1,2] fi […]

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A pulsed DC electric field affects P2-purinergic receptor functions by altering the ATP levels in in vitro and in vivo systems

A Pulsed DC Electric Field Affects P2-Purinergic Receptor Functions by Altering the ATP Levels in Vitro and in Vivo Systems

A Pulsed DC Electric Field Affects P2-Purinergic Receptor Functions by Altering the ATP Levels in Vitro and in Vivo Systems J. C. Seegers,1 M.-L. Lottering,1 A. M. Joubert,1 F. Joubert,2 A. Koorts,1C. A. Engelbrecht,3 D. H. van Papendorp1 Departments of 1 Physiology and 2 Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; 3 Department of Physics, […]

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Activation of signal-transduction mechanisms may underlie the therapeutic effects of an applied electric field

Activation of Signal-Transduction Mechanisms May Underlie the Therapeutic Effects of an Applied Electric Field

Activation of Signal-Transduction Mechanisms May Underlie the Therapeutic Effects of an Applied Electric Field J. C. Seegers,1 C. A. Engelbrecht,2 D. H. van Papendorp1 1Departments of Physiology and 2Physics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa Summary Successful treatment of various medical complaints with an applied electric field has been reported over the years. The identities […]

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Microcurrent Treatment of Low Back Pain | Chronic Low Back Myofascial Pain | Lumbar Pain

CASE REVIEW: MICROCURRENT TREATMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN Microcurrent therapy: a novel treatment method for chronic low back myofascial pain Carolyn R. McMakin, M.A., D.C. Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Clinic of Portland, 17214 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97230, USA Received 3 November 2003; received in revised form 7 December 2003; accepted 14 December 2003 […]

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