Combined Electrochemical Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a medical condition that develops when the peripheral nerves are damaged. The peripheral nervous system is the communication network that connects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to every other part of the body. Approximately 20 million people in the United States have some type of peripheral neuropathy.
What is combined electrochemical treatment?
Combined electrochemical treatment (CET) involves the use of local anesthetic blocks alongside electric cell signaling treatment (EST). The local anesthetic works to block pain signals and other nerve functioning experienced in the distal lower extremities. EST is then delivered via a device to the lower extremities, which reduces inflammation with the use of carefully regulated electrical currents. This increases blood flow and available oxygen to promote healing and analgesia in the body.
How it works
Combined electrochemical treatment works by promoting the increase of blood flow. Increased blood flow raises available oxygen content, boosts the availability of nutrients, smooths the elimination of waste, and normalizes neural transmitters. This can allow for the regeneration of damaged or destroyed nerves, a reduction in pain levels, and restored functionality. CET also resets hyperalgesia (pain sensitivity) mechanisms.
According to studies, CET is both safe and effective as a treatment option for all types of neuropathy. Reversal of the neuropathic process has been observed and documented through the data gathered. In one study, a 100% increase in nerve density and 90% decrease in pain scores was observed in five out of six patients. Additional studies, such as double-blind studies, are needed to ensure complete research.
The exact point at which neuropathy becomes irreversible is undetermined. Combined electrochemical treatment seems to be a promising treatment option for peripheral neuropathy. Early intervention is critically important in the treatment of neuropathy, supplemented with proper nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes.