Electro-therapy for healing humans has been around for a very long time, as Hippocrates himself was reported to submerge pain patients into barrels of water with electrical eels for therapeutic purposes.
The flow of electrons is called a current, and there are two general types of current. Direct Current is more or less even flow in one direction (MPS). Alternating Current (AC) is the back and forth flow of currents which powers most of our household appliances and traditional TENS (Transcutaneous Electro Nerve Stimulator) devices. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, the bible of E–Stim, states “DC current heals, AC current inhibits.”
Microcurrent electrical Nerve stimulation (MENS) applies extremely small microcurrent (less than 1 milliamperage) electrical impulses to nerves using either pads or point stimulation. Microcurrent units have been clinically proven to closely approximate the body’s naturally occurring bio-electric currents, producing electrical currents just above the levels of the electrical exchanges of the cellular level in the human body. The theory behind microcurrent therapy is that by introducing micro impulses into the body it restores cellular balance of positive and negative electrons, positively influencing the autonomic nervous system accelerating our bodies own healing mechanisms.