Chronic Pain & Neuropathy Auricular Neurostimulation Treatments

Auricular Electro Stimulation Therapy is a highly effective approach to non-narcotic pain management. The ANSiStim® is a wearable device that is designed to administer continuous pulses of low-level electrical current through three selectively positioned needles in the ear.

The ANSiStim® is based on Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES). CES stimulates a number of neuro-chemical and physiological conditions that are known to relieve pain and depression. Relief is generated by the release of endorphins, the body's natural opiates.
Conditions addressed:

~ Neuropathic pain including diabetic

~ Fibromylagia

~ Arthritis and Joint Pain

~ Cervical & Lumbar Pain

~ Sciatica

~ Shingles

~ Vascular Insufficiency

~ Craniofacial pain & TMP

~ Depression

~ Insomnia

~ Cancer Pain

~ Smoking Cessation & More

Contraindications Auricular Electro Stimulation Therapy:

1. Patient with cardiac pace make or similar biomedical implants;

2. During pregnancy (unless medically advised);

3. Patient with hemophillia;

4. Patient with psoriasis vulgaris - constant skin contact is required;

5. Patient with diminished mental capacity;

6. Patient using another electrical stimulation devices, i.e. spinal simulator;

7. On anesthetized or desensitized skin.

Our medical staff will determine if you are a good candidate for Auricular Electro Stimulation Therapy

How is Auricular Electro Stimulation Therapy administered?

The ANSiStirn® provides continuous low-level electrical pulses at the ear over four days. The stimulation is applied at a 3 hour interval over a

period of 96 hours. The patient may carefully shower during this time, taking care not to get the ANSiStim® wet. A new ANSiStim® is applied on a weekly basis, by your physician, in the medical facility for the duration of the therapy. The number of treatments will vary depending upon the condition being treated and can range from as few as 4 treatments to as many as 12 weekly placements.

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Pain Management with DyAnsys ANSiStim P-Stim Therapy

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It became apparent long ago that the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays an important role in pain modulation and perception. Chronic pain is likely due to a malfunction in the body's central nervous system. While there are many medications that may be used to treat pain, these methods may only mask the pain response.

Until recently, it has not been easy to measure this malfunction in the nervous system or effectively treat it while receiving comprehensive measurements.

DyAnsysys is proud to announce the ANSiscope® and ANSiStim™ solution, a non-narcotic treatment with minimal, if any, side effects.

The ANSiStim™ device allows a unique combination of permanent, very fine needles and electrical stimulation. When used in conjunction with the ANSiscope® device, it is possible to treat chronic pain and monitor patient improvements over time.

ANSiStim™ provides Point Stimulation (P-stim) therapy which is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body's impairment through stimulation of points on the ear. As a result, amelioration of pain and illness is achieved to be through the reticular formation and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

In early 1950s in France, Dr. Paul Nogier first developed auricular therapy. He discovered that specific points of the ear were related to a major organ in the body. As Dr. Nogier began mapping the system, he realized that the the ear resembles the human fetus in an upside-down position in that the points at the lower half of the fetus are relational to the top of the ear and vice versa. Dr. Nogier's research was later adopted by Chinese auricular therapy experts and it has been determined that the ear provides the largest surface skin area for accessing the key nerves in the body.

In summary, by combining cranial electrical stimulation (CES) technology with needles permanently positioned to the ear, the body's own endorphins are stimulated and released, allowing increased blood flow to affected tissues, and resulting in the reduction of pain symptoms.

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