What is Bioelectronics
Advanced TENS / Microcurrent treatments
Medical science has advanced tremendously over recent years, reaching a point where for many patients and conditions, the current standard of care is at a good level. Over the past two decades, technology has advanced so much further in an attempt to address remaining unmet patient needs.
“Bioelectronics was defined as ‘the use of biological materials and biological architectures for information processing systems and new devices‘. Bioelectronics, specifically bio-molecular electronics, were described as ‘the research and development of bio-inspired inorganic and organic materials and of bio-inspired hardware architectures for the implementation of new information processing systems, sensors and actuators, and for molecular manufacturing down to the atomic scale’.” (Purdue University)
What is bioelectrical stimulation and how does it work?
Bio-electrical stimulation is a safe nontoxic pain management therapy that has the potential to stimulate the body’s innate abilities. It also can be used as an adjunctive treatment of post-surgical or post-traumatic acute pain as well as a relief of chronic and intractable pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is one of the most popular types of pain therapy treatment within the physiotherapy community. It is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. “A TENS machine consists of a small device operated by a battery that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes, which are placed on the surface of the skin.” ( NHS)
Looking into the future the development of bioelectronics could play a substantial role over the next two decades of progress in healthcare. Experts are discovering what electricity can do in our bodies just as in the network of nature.