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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06
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Management of ischemic pain with action potential simulation - a case report

Anette Spitz-Meyer, Zbigniew Zylicz
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):23-26.

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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06

Abstract

Ischaemic pain belongs amongst the most difficult to treat pains in palliative care. The pain is frequently severe and resistant to available analgesics. Treatment of this condition is difficult especially when the condition is inoperable. We describe a patient with severe ischaemic pain in the lower leg due to previous vascular problems and superimposed deep venous thrombosis who responded well to action potential simulation (APS), a therapy using microcurrents which resemble the body’s own biocurrents. This technology is frequently used by complementary therapists but is still barely known to evidence-based medicine.

Abstract

Ischaemic pain belongs amongst the most difficult to treat pains in palliative care. The pain is frequently severe and resistant to available analgesics. Treatment of this condition is difficult especially when the condition is inoperable. We describe a patient with severe ischaemic pain in the lower leg due to previous vascular problems and superimposed deep venous thrombosis who responded well to action potential simulation (APS), a therapy using microcurrents which resemble the body’s own biocurrents. This technology is frequently used by complementary therapists but is still barely known to evidence-based medicine.
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Keywords

limb ischaemia; iscaemic pain; arterial emboli; opioids; micro electro therapy; action potential simulation

About this article
Title

Management of ischemic pain with action potential simulation - a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2009)

Pages

23-26

Published online

2009-02-06

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):23-26.

Keywords

limb ischaemia
iscaemic pain
arterial emboli
opioids
micro electro therapy
action potential simulation

Authors

Anette Spitz-Meyer
Zbigniew Zylicz

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