When it comes to learning and applying Scar Release Therapy, it’s vital that we practitioners understand the role that electrical devices plays in the treatment process.
I receive emails from all over the world from people who are suffering in chronic pain and disease. Some ask me questions and some just want to hear from someone who can give them hope. The electrical device that is used for the scar release matters. It matters more than anyone realizes until they understand how electricity impacts the body – including our scars!
This explanation can get very scientific but I am going to make it simple. There are two kinds of electrical current: Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC). The difference between the two is that (AC) can kill cellular tissue and (DC) heals cellular tissue. There is a difference in intensity or amperage of electricity which is known as microcurrent (MC) under 1000MC/1 MA, and milliamperage (MA) which is 1000 MA and over. Research has proven that higher milliamperage inhibits healing of the nervous system and lower microcurrent increases the healing of the nervous system.
This means one heals and one does not. I am going to take that further and say that one heals and one harms the nervous system. This is what I have seen time and time again on the Autonomic Nervous System test when electricity is applied therapeutically.
The Dolphin Neurostim that I use in MPS Therapy and Scar Release Theraoy is what I get such great outcomes with in regards to pain management, the functionality of the body, and the improvements of the nervous system. It’s a direct current microcurrent device, which means that, unlike a standard TENS device, it increases healing and decreases any damage done to the body.
If you are going to purchase an electrical modality for use, or if your therapist wants to treat you with an electrically modality your new response based off of this information should be, “only if it is a direct current and microcurrent device!”
Kelly Armstrong, OT/R, MPP