Alpha-Stim® Medical Endorsements
In all honesty, I can only say that microcurrent
technology has revolutionized chronic pain treatment in our practice.
- Kathy Platoni, Psy.D.
As a clinical
psychologist, I have specialized in the treatment of both acute and chronic
pain for the last ten years. I was affiliated with the Chronic Pain Program
at Miami Valley Hospital and with the St. Elizabeth's Regional Pain Program
in Dayton, Ohio, for the past three years. One of our primary treatment
modalities has involved the use of microcurrent technology, both within the
confines of our pain program and at our private practice facility.
I have had the opportunity to introduce the Alpha-Stim 100 unit to my entire
caseload of chronic pain patients in our private practice and without
exception, each and every one of these patients has experienced tremendous
benefits from the use of this microcurrent device. In many cases, this has
involved a complete and total cessation of pain for the duration of a week
or more. At the very least, the remainder of these chronic pain patients
have experienced a very dramatic diminution of their chronic pain, also with
long-standing effects of one to two weeks. On a 0 to 10 pain rating index,
the majority of them have reported a decrease in subjective pain ratings of
6 to 7 points. I have used this unit with patients diagnosed with chronic
myofascial pain or fibromyalgia, severe neck and back injuries stemming from
multiple industrial accidents, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis,
post-hepatic neuralgia, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, permanent eye
injuries, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, vascur headaches, tension
headaches, and knee injuries. One of the most notable cases involves
treatment of a patient suffering from multiple back injuries, who had been
addicted to narcotic analgesics for a period of five years. With the use of
her Alpha-Stim 100 unit, she has remained medication-free for five weeks at
present, and without any withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. All of these
findings have been clearly documented in my patient records. In all honesty,
I can only say that microcurrent technology has revolutionized chronic pain
treatment in our practice.
In order to separate the use of the transcutaneous electrical nerve
stimulator (TENS) from the Alpha-Stim 100 unit, it is important to emphasize
that the TENS unit is a pain blocker that applies an electrical force, which
stimulates pain-suppressing nerve fibers to work against pain-carrying nerve
fibers. Microcurrent devices instead produce stimulation within painful
areas of the body, utilizing the very same electrical current maintained by
the body's cellular structure. This allows the body to re-adjust towards a
state of homeostasis of ten times, to a more normalized pain-free state,
with far greater longevity of healing effects than the TENS unit produces.
I would be more than glad to provide any additional documentation of the
benefits that my patients have received from the use of the Alpha-Stim 100
unit, myself included, and would encourage anyone who reads this letter to
contact me without hesitation. I can be reached at 937-291-2718.
Thank you very much for your attention to this matter.
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