As early as 46 AD, pain has been relieved by using electricity. In the ancient world, live electric fish (e.g., the torpedo ray (Torpedo mamorata)), the electric or Nile cat fish (Malopterurus electricus), and the electrical eel (Gymnotus electricus) were applied to the tender part to cause numbness. In the mid-18th century the use of living organisms was discontinued.
A Brief History of Electromedicine
Electromedicine, the use of electricity to treat physical ailments, is considered one of the oldest and most documented sciences known. Medical professionals of ancient Greece learned that the electrical impulses emitted from electric eels in clinical foot baths relieved pain and produced a favorable influence on the blood circulation. Doctors Largus and Dioscorides (cc 46 AD) documented substantial therapeutic results with electrical currents in the management of pain from a variety of ailments.
In the 1700s, European physicians used controlled electrical currents from electrostatic generators almost exclusively for numerous medical problems involving pain and circulatory dysfunction. During that period, Benjamin Franklin also documented pain relief by using electrical currents for “frozen shoulder.”
Today electromedicine is recognized as a very safe, efficacious and certainly one of the most cost effective treatments of choice in 21st century that has ZERO side effects.
2007 July (USA) – After 4 years of development, Electromedical Technologies receives FDA clearance for the Wellness Pro®! This new generation bio electrotherapy device combines decades of research with new breakthrough technologies in the electromedical field. It is also the only unit of its kind on the market to go through the rigorous laboratory tests for safety, accuracy and precision, receiving ISO13485, CE0459, ETL, UL and IEC marks. The Wellness Pro® has “Deep Pulse IONTM” Technology, a large frequency range and unique features that show astonishing results with patient’s pain control issues; putting this device light years ahead of any other frequency unit on the market. The future of bio electro medicine begins.
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