Microcurrent therapy is a new treatment option for patients who suffer from conditions that are very difficult to treat. At Indy Vital we have the most modern equipment for the treatment of neuropathy and muscle pain using a microcurrent called Hako-Med.
Hako-Med can be used to treat fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain.
We also use microcurrent therapy for patients with severe muscle tension. Usually, patients are unaware of the tiny electric current that is delivered while receiving the therapy. That is because Microcurrent Therapy is painless!
Microcurrent Therapy Benefits
- Treatment is painless and non-invasive
- Improves muscle relaxation in tense areas
- Improves range of motion of large joints
- Helps improve circulation of affected areas
Microcurrent Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Is horizontal therapy (microcurrent therapy) safe?
The therapy is extremely safe. There are specific cautions including the use in patients with a pacemaker. In this case, the therapy is contraindicated. When the patient has an underlying cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat, the treatment is also contraindicated. The microcurrent electrode can’t be applied to areas where there is a local infection or an open wound.
Is Haku-Med FDA clear?
What is the difference between Haku-Med and a TENS unit?
The Hako-Med device is much more sophisticated equipment and employs a much smaller amount of current than a TENS unit. This equipment also delivers therapy that has long-lasting benefits with the ability of not only providing analgesia to patients with neuropathy but also promoting nerve healing. The use of the Hako-Med has been extensively studied in the United States and abroad and is known to cause beneficial biological effects at the cellular level, such as the increment of one’s chemical messengers.
Microcurrent Therapy Side Effects
There are specific cautions including the use in patients with a pacemaker. In this case, the therapy is contraindicated. When the patient has an underlying cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat, the treatment is also contraindicated. The microcurrent electrode can’t be applied to areas where there is a local infection or an open wound.
Microcurrent Therapy for Pain Management
Microcurrent therapy is a very effective way to treat pain primarily when pain is associated with neuropathy or nerve damage. The science behind microcurrent therapy is that when a small amount of electricity, for example, 500 microamperes are applied to the skin by using electrode patches, the electric stimulation will penetrate cells that respond by releasing adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This effect will activate central pain modulatory mechanisms that cause the pain sensation to stop. It is not addictive and has no known intolerance. Adverse effects are minor and self-limiting, primarily consisting of skin irritation at the electrode patch site. This therapy may be used alone or in combination with hypnosis and relaxation practices. In general, we recommend the use of microcurrent therapy three times a week for a period of 6 weeks. After the initial induction therapy for six weeks, the patient may use the treatment as needed.
Conditions We Treat
Microcurrent therapy will assist with relieving pain in nerves, joints, muscles, and tendons.
Microcurrent therapy will help with widespread pain, which is a symptom most common with those suffering from fibromyalgia.
Muscle & Joint Pain and Inflammation
Microcurrent therapy can benefit patients by improving cellular metabolism of injured tissues and relieving pain in nerves, joints, and muscles.
After a few sessions, a patient suffering from Plantar Fasciitis will see pain subside.
Microcurrent therapy will help puffiness or swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues.
Microcurrent therapy helps pain in the back associated with sciatica.
Radiculopathy, or “pinched nerve”, can be treated with multiple sessions of microcurrent therapy.
General post-operative pain can be treated and or managed with microcurrent therapy.
Migraines, cluster, tension, hypnic, and other headaches are all treated with microcurrent therapy treatments.