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Biomodulator: State-of-the-Art Acupuncture

William Maxfield, M.D. By Wednesday, 10 September 2014 04:51 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Acupuncture, a procedure in which thin needles are inserted at strategic points in the body to direct the flow of energy, has been utilized for several thousand years with good clinical results — though it’s effectiveness is not usually appreciated.
When a needle is placed at an acupuncture point, it serves as an antenna that changes the electrical potential in the area. The acupuncturist who places the needle is a larger antenna, further altering the electrical potential. Based on prior data and current research, acupuncture is an effective method of treatment.
The Biomodulator is a small device about the size of a television remote control that utilizes biofeedback to relieve pain, relax muscle spasms, and prevent muscle atrophy, among other therapies.
In my opinion, the Biomodulator is an updated acupuncture technique which has the ability to change the electrical potential at strategic body points with sensitivity set according to the individual patient. This technique has been very effective in treating joint strains, soft tissue injury, arthritis, sciatica, and many other conditions. With the proper setting, the Biomodulator even has the ability to inhibit bacterial growth.
The concept for the Biomodulator originated in the Russian space program. The Russians were looking to develop a small unit that could treat multiple conditions in astronauts who were making long voyages in space. The original model of was called a Synergy Unit and was made available by Dr. Jerry Tennant in this country. I learned of the Synergy Unit while attending a meeting a number of years ago where Dr. Tennant was talking about his Synergy Unit and I was presenting a paper on hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
At that time, my wife had recently been in a rear-end collision and was suffering significant pain in her neck when she tried to turn it. After Jerry’s presentation, we met and talked. He gave my wife one treatment with the Synergy Unit, and it markedly decreased her pain.
A little later, my wife tripped over one of our dogs, resulting in a severe case of sciatica (pain, numbness, or tingling in the leg caused by injury to the sciatic nerve) that required her to use crutches. The neurologist who saw her said that she would need six weeks of physical therapy and would probably have to undergo surgery to repair the problem. 
Once again we made arrangements to have my wife treated with Dr. Tennant’s Synergy Unit (predecessor of the Biomodulator). After just two treatments, my wife was off her crutches. With six treatments, her sciatica was completely gone. We were so impressed with the results that we bought a Synergy Unit of our own.  
The Biomodulator is an update of the Synergy Unit, with more options and better control of the electrical impulses that are used to treat different problems. Based on available data, the Biomodulator has been very effective. Certainly in my own use of the predecessor, the Synergy unit, I found it extremely useful for treating joint and back pain. 

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Acupuncture, a procedure in which thin needles are inserted at strategic points in the body to direct the flow of energy, has been utilized for several thousand years with good clinical results.
pain, sciatica, acupuncture, Biomodulator
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 04:51 PM
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