Friday, November 2, 2012

'Brain Scrambler' Aids Phantom Limb Pain

Walter Reed Army Medical Center  is now using Calmare Therapy as one of its methods used to eliminate phantom pain for amputees.

This therapy uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach. A 'no-pain' message is transmitted to the nerve via disposable surface electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient's pain. The perception of pain is cancelled when the no-pain message replaces that of pain, by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way.

Calmare Therapy Video