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Vol 2, No 3 (2003): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2003-05-29
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Application of electrotherapy for pain relief

Anna Pyszora, Jolanta Kujawa
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2003;2(3):167-174.

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Vol 2, No 3 (2003): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2003-05-29

Abstract

This article reviews the use of electrotherapy for pain relief. Authors present the basis of the successfull electrotherapy to treat many types of pain. In addition, the article described neurophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms by which non-pharmacological methods like: direct current stimulation (DCS), microcurrent electrical therapy (MET), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Bernard’s currents and interferential currents demonstrate their efficacy.

Abstract

This article reviews the use of electrotherapy for pain relief. Authors present the basis of the successfull electrotherapy to treat many types of pain. In addition, the article described neurophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms by which non-pharmacological methods like: direct current stimulation (DCS), microcurrent electrical therapy (MET), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Bernard’s currents and interferential currents demonstrate their efficacy.
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Keywords

electrotherapy; direct current; microcurrents; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; Bernard’s currents; interferential currents

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Title

Application of electrotherapy for pain relief

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 2, No 3 (2003): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

167-174

Published online

2003-05-29

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2003;2(3):167-174.

Keywords

electrotherapy
direct current
microcurrents
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Bernard’s currents
interferential currents

Authors

Anna Pyszora
Jolanta Kujawa

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