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About Microcurrent Therapy
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What is Microcurrent Therapy?


Microcurrent therapy, commonly referred as MENS (Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation), is extremely small pulsating currents of electricity. These currents are finely tuned to the level of the normal electrical exchanges which take place at body’s cellular level. These currents being more biologically compatible than any other electrical stimulation device, have the ability to penetrate the cell - as opposed to passing over the cell as other stimulation devices do. It works on ARNDT - SCHULTZ Law which states that : “Weak stimuli increases physiological activity and very strong stimuli inhibit or abolish activity.”


This subsensory current normalizes the ordinary activity taking place within the cell if it has been injured or otherwise compromised. The external addition of microcurrent will increase the production of ATP, protein synthesis, oxygenation, ion exchange, absorption of nutrients, elimination of waste products, and neutralizes the oscillating polarity of deficient cells. Homeostasis is restored. The biologically sensitive stimulation effect of microcurrent picks up where the body’s own electrical current fails, as the human body must adhere to the natural law of electricity which is : “ electricity must take path of least resistance.”. Therefore, its electrical current is destined to move around an injury or defect, rather than through it. By normalizing cell activity, inflammation is reduced while collagen producing cells are  increased. Healthy cell metabolism creates a healthy, pain free internal environment.





DOUBLE - BLIND STUDIES LERNER AND KIRSCH, on chronic and acute back pain show the overwhelming effect of MENS over other modalities. Internal exchanges within the body have been long understood by medical practitioners. Applying that knowledge has been slow in developing. Doctors and physical therapists all over the world have been using microcurrent to heal injured muscles, tendons, wounds and a myriad of injuries and ailments for the past fifteen years.

Your Body and Its Electrical Energy!

The world of advanced medical research has focused important efforts on the electrical nature of life. It is known that every living being consists of individual cells whose nuclei possess a positive electrical charge and a negative electrical charge in the surrounding membrane. These cells along with the body's nervous system function with their own direct (DC) current and pulse (DC) energy. Without this current and energy, life would not exist. Generally, pain commences when capillary pores dilate, admitting quantities of blood proteins into cellular areas. In turn, fluids and inflammation build up causing pain - the result of some cells being deprived of proper oxygen and nutrients, which then causes poor cellular function. With this in mind, medical and biological research has determined that the use of proper electrical energy can stimulate and enhance the circulatory system in addition to every cell in the human body. The use of Newcare Painmaster® MCT self -adhesive electro- patches, which emit small amounts of electrical energy, help your body to overcome pain significantly, relieving musculoskeletal discomfort. Microcurrent therapy aids the human body in creating the ideal environment for self-healing. It helps stimulate an electrical field at the cellular level to enhance circulation. Consequently, as the blood flows more actively through the pain area, it uses more oxygen and promotes a faster, more natural healing.

Sports Activities and Microcurrent Therapy


Microcurrent therapy has been widely used by health care professionals along with amateur and professional athletes and coaches to alleviate acute inflammatory symptoms. Reports in the media of complete pain relief subsequently appeared in such publications as Sports Illustrated, USA Today and Runner's World. Dating back to the 1984 Olympics, Joan Benoit (Samuelson), the world's former record holder in the woman's marathon, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery 17 days prior to her Olympic trials. Her trainer heard of a physician who used microcurrent therapy to help Mary Decker Slaney, another Olympic standout. The trainer started treatment on Joan less than one week before the trial when she was in considerable pain. Joan went on to "bring home the gold" for herself and the USA. Other stories about the use of microcurrent therapy have been reported: Joe Montana's football comeback after back surgery; Carl Lewis's remarkable track and field feats and more. All were due to safe, effective microcurrent therapy. Importantly, if pain persists, consult a physician promptly.


Safe for all Ages

In a recent clinical study of 269 patients with different musculoskeletal complaints, Painmaster® MCT Micro Current Therapy was applied under clinical conditions. It was one of a number of studies to which the product had been subjected. Patient ailments included such complaints as: muscle spasm of the back, (cervical, dorsal and lumbar spine); chronic nerve root irritation; headaches due to cervical spine in origin; arthritis of hip, knee and shoulder; and tennis elbow. In this study, 69. 1 % of all cases reported significant improvement in pain relief.


Comparison to TENS (Transcutanous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)





Strength of Current

Uses milliamps

Uses micro amps (1000 times weaker than TEN’s)

Pain Relief

Blocks transmission of pain carrying C nerve fibres

Stimulates the regeneration of damaged tissue


Effective in about 40 to 50% of cases

Preliminary observational data reveals it be effective in about 85 % of cases

Ease of Application

Requires co-ordination and dexterity to adjust dials.

Involves placing patches either side of treatment area

Side Effects

Some evidence that the relatively high output may cause cell electrolysis

Might cause a little redness where electrode patches were placed, disappears after 10 minutes


Causes discomfort in about one third of users

No discomfort


Causes mild tingling to throbbing

Below sensory threshold

Post Treatment

Once switched off, there are no residual benefits

Bioelectrical changes continue even after the MCT treatment stopped



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