Understanding what is occurring biologically during this modality of treatment.
Utilizing direct pinpoint micro-current and the correct Hz rate that cells in the body mimic to a specific "zone" on the body. We are triggering an action potential in the profile-nerve. (Synaptic transmission during MC stimulation can be either electrical or chemical - In some cases, both at the same time.) This stimulation to the synapse by afferent neurons carry sensory impulses to the CNS (Central Nervous System). Which then stimulate efferent neurons to carry information away from the CNS to effector organs. The efferent neurons are also connected to a single large axon which forms neuromuscular junctions with effector organs. Dendrites then receive chemical signals from other neurons, converted into electrical impulses that get transmitted toward the cell body (Sonoma) That is responsible to maintain the cell and keep the neurons functional. This in a nut shell is a form of depolarization of improperly functioning cells (Polarized Cells). This stimulation may also "perhaps" up-regulate the bodies mechanosensing processes. (No hard scientific data available to state that in absolute confidence) Considering the treatment can be effective in both organ malfunctions in the body and muscular related issues
This therapy is a method which has been successfully used in various fields of medicine, and varies different types of practitioners, especially in the treatment of chronic pain relief. Whether you are looking for rapid pain relief, addiction recovery, stress management or health improvement, these forms of therapy have helped individuals achieve these results for decades.
Point stimulation has shown to have local and global effects. The local effect is provoking an inflammatory response. The inflammatory response is itself both a local and global reaction by the body to the stimulation on immune system function; including an increase in the WBC activity and Neurohumoral responses. Global effects of stimulus travel from the Mechanoreceptors, which report pain, pressure, vibration, and chemical changes in tissue, through peripheral nerves, up the spinal cord, through the brain stem, to the brain cortex, and back to localized brain centers such as the thalamus and hypothalamus. This demonstrates that stimulation of "points" or "zones" initiates a series of events controlled by the higher brain centers. Some of these physiological responses are specific to a localized area, and others are more universal and affect the body's tissues and systems overall.
Utilizing imaging techniques and laboratory analysis to study the effects of stimulation of points/zones on the CNS (central nervous system) investigators have found that:
Mechanoreceptors, and Nociceptors are stimulated by these points/zones.
It facilitates an electrical discharge from Mechanoreceptors and Nociceptors. This electrical discharge is the energy some in certain practices refer to as "chi".
It has both segmental and non-segmental effects on the nervous system.
It plays a role in the pain inhibitory mechanism, understandable by researching the Gate Control Theory (Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall) and the later work of Pomeranz.
It stimulates the immune system and cellular responses.
It stimulates neurohumoral responses, including the endorphin response. These nuerohumoral responses affect the body globally, via the hormones of the hypothalamus, and the anterior and posterior pituitary glands.
Can initiate a localized inflammatory response with it's known cascade of inflammatory/anti-inflammatory reactions.
Results in cortical responses.
Stimulation induces survival related mechanisms related to the amygdala and other limbic structures of the brain.
How does stimulation to reflex area "zones" of the body help treat certain conditions?
This therapy is a technique of stimulating points on the skin of the body, hands, feet or auricle (external ear) to treat pain and medical conditions of the body. Practitioners all over the world use similar therapy modalities to treat pain, addictions and internal disorders with excellent results. Wether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, AcuMyo-therapy is often effective where other treatments may have failed to help. Best of all, with the utilization of technology at Neuromuscular Wellness it is completely safe. We utilize only non-invasive methods and it is virtually free of side effects.
How it is possible to help treat physiological disorders by stimulation on say a ear alone?
What you may find fascinating is the fact that there are no direct nerve connections between the ear and the rest of the body. The nerves from the ear however, connect to reflex centers in the brain, which send neurological reflex messages to the spinal cord and then to nerves connecting to the corresponding part of the body. Imagine your brain as a computer. Inside this computer is a map of the entire body. This map is projected onto your ear through the reflex centers of your brain (The Nervous System). Finding the points on the map is like using a computer’s keyboard or mouse to gain entrance into the system. With auricular therapy we can energetically treat a number of painful conditions through the “brain’s computer.” The reticular formation of the brain stem collects information from the entire body, and sends it to the ear. This is why the outer ear (the auricle) reflects everything going on in the body, and what the brain is trying to do to deal with it.
Some scientists say that pain relief from auricular therapy comes from the release of endorphins into the blood. Endorphins are your body’s natural pain relieving chemicals. They are created by your brain, but they are similar in chemistry to opiate drugs, like morphine. Proof of this mechanism has come in the form of fascinating experiments, which revealed that drugs, that block the effects of opiate drugs, also block the pain relieving effects of auricular, hand or feet stimulation. Referred to by us as (distal treatment). Modern science revealed through technology such as Function MRI (fMRI) that ear stimulation alone triggered an effect in areas of the brain, specific to the corresponding "zone" on the ear.
What can AcuMyo-therapy help treat?
AcuMyo-therapy is most commonly used for pain control, addictions and cravings control, weight loss, and help with mental or emotional problems. Point "zones" and protocols exist for the treatment of several internal disorders as well. Because AcuMyo-therapy can address any part of the body, nearly any problem can be treated as either a primary or complimentary form of care.
Some conditions you may not be aware can be treated with AcuMyo-therapy include:
- Diabetes Type I & II
- Bladder control
- Drug addiction
- Knee pain
- Smoking withdrawal
- Blood Pressure
- Vision problems
- Weight control