CES and pain

CES and Pain

Now, let us get back to plain and simple CES.
Programme 1 on the Elexoma device is the classical CES programme. With the intensity somewhere between 200 uAmp and 550 uAmp (the maximum) you really don’t need more CES in a 24 hour period than the preset 25 minutes.

CES and Pain
Even if you bought the Elexoma for use on your body (such as for chronic pain), I recommend that you use the CES function, too. Why? Studies have shown a 92% increase in endorphins in the CSF.

Endorphins are the body’s own pain-killers and the CSF (cerebro-spinal fluid) is the fluid that cushions the brain and spinal cord. Such an increase thus indicates that the production of endorphins in the brain has nearly doubled. As a result, pain perception virtually halves.

Pain is a complex phenomenon and it has a large central (brain) component. Pain is not just caused by an injury, but also by the way the brain interprets pain signals coming from the injury site. If the brain is chock-full of endorphins, it will ignore much of the pain impulses coming from the injury site.

Please note what this means: It does NOT mean that the cause of the pain has been addressed, only that the pain itself has been subdued. In other words, CES treatment for pain is symptomatic, not curative. OK, painkillers do the same – they relieve the sensation of pain without addressing the cause of the pain.

The difference is that painkillers have other side effects, some of them delaying wound healing. Other effects could even be fatal (such as stomach ulcers or blood dysfunctions). CES has none of these side effects, so you get the benefits without the damages of painkillers.

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