I know enough to know that there's always more to know. That's why when I take continuing education courses, I always try to find things that can really help my patients. One of the courses I recently took involved learning more about a technology called microcurrent point stimulation made by a company called Dolphin Neurostim.
These hand-held devices give off DC microcurrent and are applied to various points on the body to help with a variety of conditions, especially PAIN.
Dolphin runs at a low frequency that is close to the current that the human body creates and uses. Studies have shown that after Dolphin Neurostim is used on a person, he/she experiences an increase in parasympathetic nervous system activity. So what? Well parasympathetic nervous system activity is the "rest and digest" part of the nervous system. Sympathetic nervous system activity is associated with increased stress and pain.
I first used this device on myself, of course, and have started using it at the office with great results. Patients tell me they feel less pain and feel more relaxed. Others declare they feel "even better."
Scars are another thing that the Dolphin can be used on. When you have a scar on the body, the body forms adhesions that the restrict motion of the soft tissue and joints, leading to lack of mobility and eventually pain. The pain may happen near the site of the scar or even at a place on the body far away from the scar. That's another blog entry really, but I recommend that you read a book called Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers to really understand this concept if you are interested in learning more.
You might say, oh it's a TENS unit. IT IS NOT! TENS units act at a very high frequency. They "trick" the brain into thinking there is no pain for a short period of time, but they don't relax the nervous system. In fact, they aggravate it and ultimately make the pain cycle worse. TENS units don't fix anything. The Dolphin, on the other hand, addresses the root causes of the problem.
Tight muscles? Trigger points? Tight fascia? All of these things can be helped by Dolphin. The list is too long to include everything Dolphin can be used for. But consider the following to give you a general idea:
Contact my office if you would like this therapy. Existing patients feel free to ask if it might be something to help you. 727-509-3760 or email@example.com
When I heard that there were insoles and socks that would affect the brain I immediately threw up a critical nay. But then I saw imaging using qEEG technology, like I use in the office, showing changes in the brain after people wore the socks made by a company named Voxx.
I was still doubtful, so I tried them out myself. I also tried out insoles you put in your shoes using the same technology. Lo and behold, I noticed a change. I was standing up straighter. I was more balanced, especially when going to the gym. I couldn't believe how stable I felt doing squats. I then had a exacting person put them on and they noticed a difference too, especially with stability. Now I wear them every day.
Voxx was originally designed to enhance athletic performance. Studies showed that golfers and runners had significant improvement in their performance wearing Voxx insoles.
Stability and balance are important for people of all ages. But in the older population a fall can have very adverse outcomes if a person, for example, breaks a hip or fractures a bone elsewhere in the body.
Other people have reported reduction in foot, low back and neck pain as well as increased range of motion using the Voxx products.
It would appear that these socks and insoles are sending therapeutic messages into the central nervous system. This in turn results in the positive experiences people are seeing with balance as well as pain, range of motion and overall performance.
Would you like more stability when you move? Would you like less pain? Are you an athlete who would like to perform better? Voxx might be for you.
Stop by my office to learn more and see if Voxx is right for you. I'll even give you a FREE test to see if Voxx is right for you. You can learn more as well as order socks or insoles here:
I'm a Chiropractic Physician, Psychotherapist and researcher. I'm interested in helping people live their lives to their full potential. That could be simply without pain. Or it could be without more complicated physical or mental health problems. Or it could be getting help in making changes in their life so that they can achieve their dreams.