Spring Draw!

It’s time for the Easter Competition! If you know anyone who has pain, insomnia or fatigue, and who’d like to try an effective drug-free option for a free 6 week home trial, please Share!

APS Therapy works directly on a cellular level – headaches, arthritis, tennis elbow, sports injury, arthritis, shoulder pain – the list goes on, read people’s stories here.
To enter the draw, Like & Share our Facebook page and this post , or follow & RT on Twitter , and message your name. ( or get a friend to do so and send your name!) We’ll draw the raffle on Sunday 30th April, and one lucky winner will get shipped an Action Potential Simulation Therapy machine to use at home for 6 weeks, with full teaching over Skype or Facetime, and email/ phone support throughout. See www.painfreepotential.co.uk to learn all about APS Therapy and how it helps for less pain, more energy, faster recovery!

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New packages for practitioners

Learn to zap pain with Action Potential Simulation Therapy; 10% off the new machine & training Clinic Package

With an Action Potential Simulation Therapy machine, you can get unexpectedly good results for people with pain, injury, fatigue or sleep problems; see Testimonials and Research.

APS Therapy can enhance your results and your business in many ways –

We’ve just launched our ‘Clinic Package’, which includes:

  • APS therapy clinic machine, mark 1.4, with 10 sets of PALS Platinum blue electrodes and 1 set water electrodes, headclips, applicator & gel.
  • Full day training workshop for up to 10 people, at your base, or in Bedford if preferred, with electrodes for each attendee; any spare sets go into your pack.
  • Mentoring, marking of case studies, certification, registration of up to 10 staff, and ongoing support & guidance for as long as you need, with free attendance at further workshops for further staff / refreshers.

The price of the clinic package is £2000; 10% off gives you a saving of £200 for orders made in March and April 2017!

Call 01908 799870 to discuss or arrange presentation

 

Presenting our research at the MS Trust annual conference in November
New learner Vicky tries out APS Therapy for headaches on a training day at Joseph’s Court Wellness Centre, Colchester
Dates for training for Individual Practitioners are out, with 10% off your machine & training package, for workshops booked in March & May!

March 25th       May 6th        June 17th        July 15th

Training days are interactive, informative and informal; give us a call or email to discuss or book on 01908 799870

Spring Newsletter for APS Therapists

Happy Spring!

The newsletter for APS Therapists will be coming out soon, with stories and experiences from all kinds of conditions, including post-surgical, back pain, injuries, fractures and painful conditions. In the meantime,a growing number of MS Therapy Centres across the UK have been taking on APS Therapy, I thought you might like to see theirs. All the best for Less pain, More energy, & Faster healing for you and your clients!

Spasms, Botox and APS Therapy
APS Therapy assists in the removal of waste products from the body. We recently had a report from a client that the botox injections he has in his legs for spasticity, which normally lasted him well for 3 months, were becoming ineffective much faster – probably due to the APS Therapy doing what it says it will. We have a client who uses it for Bell’s Palsy and still successfully uses APS on the rest of his body, and someone who has not noticed any problem with her bladder botox when using APS for leg pain, but we now avoid treating any area that a person is successfully using Botox on.
Having said that, we’ve now had many people who use it for painful feet & legs, report that their spasms are also alleviated by the treatment, so in cases of painful or annoying intermittent spasms, it’s worth trialling a course of treatment. It’s included in my latest MS blog; Natural treatments for MS spasms, which includes a rough & ready video showing one of our users discussing this effect.
If you’d like to find out more about using APS Therapy at your centre, but are based at a distance, we can arrange a  webinar presentation or visit. Regular info sessions and training also take place at the Bedford MS Therapy Centre.
Call 01908 799870 and we’ll call you back.
Fatigue, post-relapse blues and APS 
During our first 18 months of getting good results for pain, we noticed that some people also had a significant improvement in energy levels/reduction in fatigue. We have now made treatment available for people with fatigue, and for those who have had a relapse, or are just generally struggling with malaise.We offer no guarantee, but have had some really powerful success stories, from young people struggling with severe post-relapse fatigue, to people who’ve had MS a very long time. We are now using the ‘Modified fatigue Impact Scale’ or MFIS as an outcome measure for people using APS for fatigue. You can access it here, from page 47 of thisdownloadTestimonials can be seen here, & include this from Maggie, who’s had MS for over 20 years:
“Pain during day virtually gone. Pain at night much reduced – now only troubling between 6-8am.Energy levels greatly improved. Much more stamina…

I can move around with ease and no longer have to plan everything I need to do. I can walk around the centre without a stick.

I can stand long enough to do some housework and get myself some lunch.

Mood- has elevated to new heights. I am delighted with the transformation – I feel I am getting me back.”

Presenting research
We’re very proud to be presenting results from our first 2 years of APS therapy at the Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre, at the Consortium of MS Centres Annual Meeting in Maryland, USA, in June. Results were remarkable consistent with the first year’s data, showing 78% of people having a good response to treatment. We’d like to invite all centres now using APS Therapy to consent your patients to use their data in research, and keep outcomes measures. I hope that one day we may be able to get funding and put together a large, multicentre study, but in the meantime, all results are gratifying and interesting; please do get in touch to share your data.
Also excited to be taking part in the ‘MS Hackathon‘, a Dutch event where software designers, engineers and medical innovators are invited to spend 36 hours focussing their skills on innovating for MS, to design an app, software, to make life easier or solve some part of the problem of MS. We’re aiming to design an app to make the use of APS Therapy even more effective in MS. It’s a competition, so wish us luck, but whatever the outcome, we should come out with something exciting that can be used by our patients in the future. All the best, Miranda & team. 🙂

Bacteria and Digestion –  intimately linked to all aspects of our health

Did you know that you don’t have to have digestive symptoms to be suffering from ‘dysbiosis’ or wrong bacteria in the gut? It might be easy to think of this as something that’s just a minor inconvenience. However – gut problems are not just miserable & uncomfortable,they can even be one of the roots of painful conditions and auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. In fact  Hippocrates, the ‘Father of modern medicine’ is quoted as saying that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. So let’s take a look at this one aspect of gut health;  & how it affects us. The gut is basically a long tube, that travels from the mouth to the anus, with many shapes & sizes along the way, to accommodate the different stages of digestion! I’ve discussed constipation, diet and stool health, and the link between auto-immune disease and food intolerances before in my MS blog, www.mirandasmsblog.com , but today I’m thinking about the tiny beings who live with us, lovingly help to keep us healthy but also depend on us too for their existence  – Bacteria! bacteria          From the 1600s, and the invention of the first microscope, we have known about the existence of our internal bacteria, but up until quite recently, the focus for medicine has been more about the ‘war on germs’, and the eradication of infectious disease. We now understand that our gut is home to approximately 100 trillion micro-organisms. Did you know that: Bacterial cells outnumber our human cells to the extent that you could say that we are actually only 10% human, and 90% bacterial? Or that three pounds of your body weight is bacteria? 75% of our immune system is comprised of intestinal bacteria –  and it also helps to regulate metabolism, digestion and the absorption of nutrients from food. The health of our gut depends on this intestinal ‘flora’ being in balance, and gut health is critical to overall health, with poor gut health implicated in a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, autism spectrum disorder and even depression. So what can disrupt the healthy bacteria in the gut?  Top of the list is

  • Antibiotics – life saving but also seriously disrupt the ‘biome’

Amongst others,

  • Steroids and other medications like birth control and non- steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods
  • Diets low in ‘fermentable fibres’ – food for the good bacteria
  • Chronic stress          &          Chronic infections

What can we do to help repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria? And what to do if suffering from ‘digestive discomfort!’?

  • Eat plenty of fermentable fibers (sweet potato, Jerusalem artichoke, yams, dandelion greens, leeks, onion, garlic, or bananas) or take a pro-biotic ( good bacteria) capsule that includes Pre-biotics ( food for the good bacteria)
  • Eat fermented foods like kefir, live yogurt, sauerkraut, kim chi, – traditionally most societies do, but we’ve forgotten to!
  • and/or take a high-quality, MULTI-STRAIN PRO-BIOTIC ( good bacteria) capsule daily – Bio-Kult is a good one, many others too
  • Keep your diet as close to whole foods as possible
  • Learn how to manage stress healthily

Taking regular probiotics  helps to re-establish the strength of our gut and digestion, reducing the incidence of food intolerances, and allowing the body to free up more of its energy for healing painful conditions. It  has also been found to help prevent recurrent infections like urine infections, and increase our ability to fight off the bad bacteria. The cheapest dairy-free way to get good bacteria into your diet is by making your own sauerkraut – It’s super easy to make – just get a head of organic cabbage, chop it up, punch it in a bowl, sprinkle salt on it, let it sit for half an hour, then put it in jars with a bit of salt water and let it sit on your kichen top for a week. There’s loads of instructions on the internet, but that’s about the size of it. Then use it like pickle.  Til next time 🙂