What's the deal with micro-current therapy?
A funny thing happened recently. Well, not funny-funny, but kinda funny...
We recently acquired the New Zealand rights to the Nurokor range of MedSafe approved medical devices. These are EMS, TENS, and micro-current devices to aid repair, recovery, and performance. I had been slowly sifting through the research (which is quite impressive!) on the effects of electrical current therapies and in among researching recovery from joint injury, wouldn't ya know it, I sustained a Grade V AC joint separation at Jiu Jitsu!
So, not only have I been delving into the research, I've been, by necessity, applying the therapy myself!
How does microcurrent help?
Micro-current therapy involves applying a sub-perceptual dose of electrical current to an injured area.
The research suggests that micro-current therapy can:
- Can improve the healing rate of injured tissue
- Improve bone healing rates
- Improve healing time for ligament and tendon injury
- Improve skin-wound healing time
- Reduce pain after injury
How I'm using microcurrent
I'm using the Nurokor MiTouch device (the BIG DADDY) on my injured shoulder using the 'Pain Plus' setting for around 10-20 min and then switching immediately to the Micro-current setting fro an additional 20 min, around 2 times per day.
Note: The MiBody device is also effective
What have I noticed?
Using the device seems to my reduce pain and improve mobility on the days I use it vs those I don't, and based on the research, it's probably doing more than just that and is working away 'behind the scenes' to speed tissue repair.
What else am I doing?
Along with the Nurokor device, I am using the following shake 2 x daily (along with Physio and rehab work):