INTRODUCING ACTION POTENTIAL CURRENTS
Updated 2016 (122 pages)
The eBook - Introducing Action Potential Currents also relates to treatment with any other type or configuration of a modified direct current therapy. Direct current that is non-modified is extremely uncomfortable and often painful and may be used to introduce a substance into the body and is known as iontophoresis. However if this current is interrupted it is able to stimulate a motor nerve to produce a muscle contraction and is known as faradism.
Since the 1980’s direct current has been modified in a continuous form to produce currents with a short direct current component and a longer exponential decay – this allows the current to be tolerated for a greater duration and this may produce depolarization and then repolarization of the underlying tissues. The effects of this may be profound in many conditions such as in reducing local oedema and inflammation and increasing circulation. This assists in wound healing, bruising and contusions, inflammatory bone disease and bruising and may even expedite fracture healing.
The eBook - Introducing Action Potential Currents will explain the mechanism, physiology, uses and placements of electrodes in many different conditions that modified direct current therapy has been shown to be highly effective.
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