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Electronic Stimulation

Soothing Electro Medical Therapy

Peripheral nerve and Spinal cord stimulation has been used since 1965 to treat chronic and intractable pain. Since then there has been significant physiologic research and advances in technology.

Utilizing surface electrodes and computer -driven eletroceutical medical systems, pain and fatigue was markedly reduced in 3 out of 4 fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. Tender points were also reduced in number and intensity. Sleep improved in quality and duration. Successful outcome was obvious by the third treatment. A total of 12 treatments over 6 weeks produces the maximum effect which persists without further maintenance treatments.

Hako-Med is the most advance tool in the field of bioelectric medicine.

Fountain Valley Physical Medicine uses an internationally patented technology, known as Hako-Med, for pain relief. Hako-Med is the most advance tool in the field of bioelectric medicine. For example, it has been proven to eliminate over 80% of pain in osteoarthritis. Hako-med essentially works by using a combination of AM and FM radio wave frequencies, which neutralize pain and stimulate repair by resonating with the area of injury.

Hako-Med is Safe, Effective and No Negative Side Effects

This non-invasive modality is safe, effective, and easy to use and has no negative side effects. Whereas a typical TENS unit creates a distraction from pain, Hako-Med actually increases energy in the body to promote healing and recovery from injury. This sophisticated technology, developed with German engineering, allows the physician the choice of 200 pre-programmed protocols or the ability to develop customized protocols based on specific patient parameters.

Uses for Hako-Med

Clinical indications and usages of Hako-Med include chronic pain, muscular dysfunction (e.g., atrophy, range of motion limitations, spasms, weakness, etc.), peripheral nerve pain, poor circulation, post-traumatic injuries, and post-surgical pain and prevention of thrombophlebitis. Hako-Med can be used in conjunction with, in alternation to, or independently from any other therapy.

A typical treatment session can last anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. When used alone, the recommended protocol for Hako-Med is three times weekly for 4 to 8 weeks. However, when used in combination with other therapies, Hako-Med works synergistically to accelerate the healing response and reduce recovery time.

Question and Answer

The following are some frequently asked questions regarding electromedical treatment. Patients should note that there are noticeable differences between home-based and clinical electromedical products. These differences can have an effect on the level of efficacy obtained. Hako-Med systems in particular can only be purchased and prescribed by a licensed physician. Please consult your physician if you are interested in experiencing an electromedical treatment.

Q: I notice my skin is reddened under where the electrode was placed. Is this dangerous?

A: No. With proper dosage, there is occasionally a reactive hyperemia (increased blood flow to the area). This will disappear in a short time. If you experience a burning sensation, consult with your physician.

Q: My Hako-Med electromedical treatment was combined with the VasoPulse vasopneumatic device. I felt like I was getting an additional massage, but it left some red rings on my skin under the vacuum electrodes. Is the suction harmful?

A: No. With some skin types, a suction induced redness might be produced but this is temporary and will disappear shortly. The redness indicates an increase of blood flow to the area. Not only does this vacuum massage sensation feel good, but it produces a rapid increase in blood circulation under the electrode area. This enhances the ability of the treatment to enter the body.

Q: How many treatments are necessary for good results?

A: Electromedical treatment regimens are like drug treatment regimens – normally requiring 8-15 treatments (depending on the individual and the medical condition). Typically, the physician will ask you to receive treatment daily for the first 3-5 treatments, then 3 times per week for the next 2 or 3 weeks. Treatment time varies from 10-15 minutes.

Q: Hako-Med electromedical treatments relieved my chronic migraine pain in 3 treatments, yet my doctor wants me to get 10-15 total treatments. Is this really necessary?

A: Prescribed regimens are usually based on research documentation and published medical reports. These documents recommend what is necessary for long-lasting results. It should be discussed with your doctor, but a complete electromedical regimen increases chances for an optimal result.

Q: Are there any side effects from the Hako-Med electromedical treatment?

A: Typically there are minimal to no side effects. Depending on the individual patient and their medical condition, some side effects might include: relaxed or fatigued sensation with a desire to sleep, increased energy with difficulty falling asleep, occasional mild headache, increased bowel or bladder activity, and pain having moved to a new location. Most of these side effects have to do with changes (improvement) in blood circulation. Always advise your doctor of any changes or abnormalities you experience from electromedical treatment.