MPS Therapy - Integrative Pain Management

Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS and fight chronic pain.

How Does it Work?

The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to therapeutically active points (acupuncture & trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine.

MPS has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach that complete or substantial relief (60-85%+) from pain
often occurs within 1-3 applications.

Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. MPS protocols may be quickly individualized to any patient’s needs and applied within 3-20 minutes. MPS Therapy is reported to be significantly more effective than many other therapies offered on the marketplace, often providing the only “breakthrough” many pain patients have ever experienced.

MPS Therapy has also been proven highly effective in the area of scar and adhesion treatment.

 

​How Does Electrotherapy Actually Relieve Pain?

From a biomedical prospective, all cellular activity stems from the phenomenon of electrical charge, and all healing requires a change in cellular electrical activity for success. When a muscle or tissue is injured, the injury alters the bio-electrical state of the cells, called “the current of injury.” These electrically imbalanced cells disrupt the cellular exchange process (metabolism) and negatively influence the autonomic nervous system, causing sympathetic upregulation and imbalances of the autonomic nervous system. Cellular “current of injuries” lead to loss of ATP, muscle tonicity/spasm, and chronic pain.

Therefore, to understand how electrotherapy relieves pain is to understand how electrotherapy influences imbalances of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). There are two key branches of the ANS: parasympathetic (rest and healing) and sympathetic (flight/fight/stress). It is the sympathetic system in flight/fight phase that appears to causes most health problems in humans. During SNS flight/fight phase, hormones are released and blood moves from organs to muscles to prepare for engagement. Originally designed for short-term survival, in modern society long-term nervous system stress combined with trauma often produce a lengthened and elevated state of sympathetic upregulation, resulting in chronic pain and disease. Physical traumas to the body, such as surgical scars and injuries, misalignments of the sacrum, jaw, spine, tight muscles, and blocked energetics accumulatively upregulate the SNS. One key theory in managing chronic pain and improving functionality is to learn how to deregulate the sympathetic nervous system using electrotherapy.

 

PAIN

Acute or Inflammatory Pain

Pain that lasts for hours, days or sometimes weeks is referred as acute pain. Most acute pain resolves itself within 7-10 days. Acute pain usually warns the patient about tissue damage, inflammation, an initial disease process or a surgical procedure [3]. It has been reported that acute pain is not being addressed adequately due to poor pain assessment and the lack of pain information [4].

Chronic or Neuropathic Pain

Pain which lasts for months, years and even for an entire life-time is referred to as chronic pain. Chronic neuropathic pain worsens with time and accompanies many common diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, AIDS, and fibromyalgia [3]. It may also accompany unhealed lesions or injuries of the body. Chronic neuropathic pain is a result of functional alterations of the autonomic nervous system. Chronic neuropathic pain requires physical input, such a microcurrent or acupuncture, in order to alter or change the nervous system into regulation. About half of the United States population suffers from chronic pain [5].

The State of Pain Management in Modern Medicine

The fact that pain is so subjective makes it difficult to measure, and difficult to teach. It is a well-known fact that the subject of pain management is not instructed in medical or therapy schools, further complicating and confusing the pain patient who cannot receive proper diagnosis or treatments because the professionals are unqualified and possess the wrong tools and skills. Therefore, in order to cope with biological, psychological and social pain factors it requires a huge multidisciplinary team approach including government agencies, health-care providers, non-government organizations (NGOs), educators, professional bodies, pain advocacy groups and support groups to manage.

References:

International Association for the Study of Pain. (1979). Pain terms: a list with definitions and notes on usage. Recommended by the IASP Subcommittee on Taxonomy. Pain, 6(3), 249.
Dworkin, R.H., Jensen, M.P., Gammaitoni, A.R., Olaleye, D.O., Galer, B.S. (2007). Symptom profiles differ in patients with neuropathic versus non-neuropathic pain. The Journal of Pain, 8(2), 118-126.
Fink, R. (2000). Pain assessment: the cornerstone to optimal pain management. Proceedings, 13(3), 236-239.
Ferrell, B.R., Dean, G.E., Grant, M., Coluzzi, P. (1995). An institutional commitment to pain management. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 13(9), 2158-2165.
Benjamin, R.M. (2010). Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Public Health Challenge. Public Health Reports, 125(5), 626-627.

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