(Almost) all about MET
MET, or Micro-Electric Therapy, refers to the use of microcurrent to treat the body. Typical situations where you might want to use MET are:
Chronic backache, arthritis or other chronic pains.
Acute pain due to a sprain, muscle tear, bone fracture, wound, etc.
Wound healing, whether an open wound, bruise, sprain, fracture, etc.
Refreshing of the whole body, e.g. after strenuous exercise or before a sports event.
By now, you are probably tired of all the TLAs (Three-Letter Acronyms). Sorry, but here’s one more: MET, short for Microcurrent Electrical Therapy. MET refers to the application of low-level electrical pulses to the body to achieve therapeutic outcomes. Technically, CES is also a form of MET, but the indications and proposed mechanism of action are different in the case of CES. As a result, MET is almost always used to refer to treatment of the body, not the brain.
The “micro” in “microcurrent” refers to current intensities that are mostly less than 1 milliAmp (or 1,000 uAmp, as it is displayed on your Elexoma‘s screen). These levels are in line with your body’s own electrical charge.
As with CES, MET can be applied either as Direct (monophasic) Current (DC) or as Alternating (biphasic) Current (AC). Your Elexoma Medic has no less than 7 preset MET programmes (more than any other microcurrent device on the planet). You will find details of each programme on Page 11 of your User’s manual. I won’t rehash page 11 here, but let me group the programmes together in terms of what to use when – that is all you REALLY need to know.
There are essentially two reasons why you would want to use MET: injury and pain. Under these two headings, there are a number of sub-headings:
1. Wound healing
1.1 Skin lesions (Acute / chronic)
1.2 Muscle injuries (Acute / chronic)
1.3 Nerve injuries (Acute / chronic)
2. Pain control
2.1 Acute pain
2.2 Chronic pain