New Possibilities In Electroceuticals

One of the most important changes in the way that doctors are able to assist patients is in the options of treatments available. In the past, doctors typically relied on medications or surgical methods to treat illness and disease or to manage chronic types of health conditions.

While these types of options are still valid and may be the best choices for the given condition and patient, electroceuticals service now offer a third option. These are small electronic components or devices that are implanted into a patient to assist the body in self-regulation of systems. In the past, these devices have been used for control of electrical impulses, as in controlling the heart or in assisting with hearing, but today they are being researched and tested for the treatment of psychiatric, neurological and even immune system disorders.

How They Work

All electroceuticals are designed to be highly targeted and pinpoint the specific area of stimulation or electronic signals in the body. This is very different from a medication that not only impacts a specific symptom, but that also causes a wide range of side effects, which can be extremely challenging for the patient.

The small device, some which are as small as a grain of rice, is implanted on the specific nerve to provide the monitoring and adjustment of the electronic signals to a particular body organ or system. The benefit of the device is that this is a “smart” system, learning the body patterns, and also sensing irregularities. When these irregularities occur in the signal, the electroceuticals make the necessary adjustments to prevent any disruption in normal functioning.

The result for the patient is the elimination of the symptoms. Current research into using these implants for depression, stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s as well as for a range of sleep disorders, is extremely positive. As they are implanted, there is no need for the patient to follow a medication routine or to have to worry about side-effects that may limit their desire to stay on the treatment routine.

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