Getting your APS Therapy machine working and earning

piggy bank…relieving pain and fatigue along the way. At www.painfreepotential.co.uk, we train, sell and hire, the pain relieving technology, APS Therapy. At the MS Therapy Centre in Bedford, where our story started, we run an APS Therapy clinic, which is free. But someone on a course recently worked out what our clinic, and any clinic, could be making.

At £10 per session, a 6 week course of APS Therapy costs the client just £180.

There are 250 working days in an average year in the UK, that’s 2,000 hour long sessions available per year; a potential earning of £20,000.

We have 3 machines, due to demand, and we are open and busy, 7 hours a day, 5 days a week.
We’ve been going nearly 3 years – we didn’t have 3 machines for the whole time, so just counting 2 years; at just £10 per session, we could have made £60,000.

Visit https://www.painfreepotential.co.uk/training-2/therapists/ to see how an APS Therapy machine can augment your business.

It’s a pretty small investment to buy your APS Therapy clinic machine.

and you, or your staff, don’t need a prior qualification in order to…

Learn how use APS Therapy machines 

It may not always be this way, but APS Therapy training workshops in the UK currently pack theory and practice into one day.
July 9th, September 10th, October 8th and November 19th are set, local/more on demand.
More about training

And come on board at an exciting time!

Summer newsletter belowPresenting  at CMSC Annual meeting 2016 in Washington DC recently was a great experience. You can see the poster as a PDF here. We are now submitting the paper to a peer reviewed medical journal, and will blog about CMSC onwww.mirandasmsblog.com very soon. Further prestigious events to come, as the 3 year data has been accepted at the European conference in September, ECTRIMS.

A team representing APS Therapy recently took part in a prestigious  ‘Hackathon’ in Amsterdam…this was a fantastic and stimulating event. Designs for the next model APS Therapy machine, with an app, communication features, and online community took seed and are in development!

more from the newsletter….

APS Therapy post Total Knee replacement

A total knee replacement (TKR) is a beautiful thing, and one of the wonders of modern medicine! But recovery can take a lot longer than many people anticipate, with pain, swelling, and limited range of movement persisting for months.  APS Therapy can speed recovery post TKR; here’s how.

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After the trauma of surgery, the body has several important processes to achieve in order for healing to occur: Blood clotting, or haemostasis, protection from infection, or inflammation, tissue growth, or proliferation, and tissue remodelling, or maturation.
Inflammation, protecting the body from infection, is vital stage – yet the swelling that it causes as immune cells flood the area, also causes increased pain, and prevents effective electrical nerve conduction through and oxygenation of the area. If the system is not able to shift and eliminate inflammatory substances effectively, the inflammatory phase can go on for too long, preventing the next stage of healing from taking place, and causing ongoing acute pain and swelling.
By conducting extra action potentials at up to 4 times the strength naturally produced by the body through the affected area using APS Therapy, the removal of inflammatory metabolites is speeded up, reducing pain and swelling, and encouraging de-escalation of inflammation. Circulation of blood and lymph is also boosted by the therapy, and boosted levels of ATP also contribute to the healing process.

Sharon struggled after knee surgery as she was unable to tolerate the analgesic medication, experienced unbearable pain especially in the evenings, and was unable to sleep properly due to pain.

“The APS Therapy has supported the management of my pain post knee and foot surgery. I was suffering from acute pain, especially at night and through regularly using the APS therapy I am experiencing much less troubled, pain enriched nights. My sleep is so much more continual and restful, as I wake now not from the pain, but from hearing my alarm J

I feel more able to function and lead a more positive life.
Thank you… for kindly supporting me to actively take control of my own pain management. I thoroughly believe anyone who needs to control their pain should try APS therapy, with an open and positive mind”
Sharon Davis, Teacher and cub leader, Bedfordshire.nail

Electrodes were applied initially:
Blacks top of spine, reds bottom of the spine,
Blacks on side of knee ( worst pain side), reds on opposite side
Blacks below knee, reds above
Blacks on feet, reds on hands

After the first week, spine treatment went to once a week and electrodes were applied straight to the knee.

Bonesmart.org is a useful forum for people post knee replacement, and NHS choices explains the basics.

This and more Testimonials on the website.

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Press release: Two British nurses trial effective non-drug pain relieving treatment APS Therapy in MS

We’ve recently been asked for a press release. Here it is!

Two MS Specialist Nurses from an MS Therapy Centre in Bedford, UK, have been trialling a drug-free microcurrent machine, APS Therapy, to treat pain in MS with very positive, and surprisingly wide ranging effects.
emma matthews (2)Miranda Olding with APS Therapy

The treatment, Action Potential Simulation Therapy, or APS Therapy, uses a copy of the body’s own electrical signals – the ‘action potentials’ that travel along nerve fibres, to enhance communication between the cells, using an APS Therapy machine.

“The results we’re seeing, are, firstly,  pain relief, in over 3/4s of the people with MS who have been treated over the past 3 years at the clinic. This is really significant, especially as the type of neuropathic, or nerve pain, that many people with MS experience, is very difficult to treat, and there are so many problems with side effects from the medication.

“I started off being most excited by the pain relief, and helping people to reduce and in some cases withdraw from medications they’re taking for pain, and of course I still am.

But recently, I’ve been most excited by the other improvements that some people get – we had a lot of people reporting improvements in energy, with reduced fatigue, better sleep quality, feeling less stiffness and spasm, and often, really improved wellbeing, when they used the machines for pain, and so in the past year we’ve begun to try using the machines specifically for these problems, and had some lovely results.” says Miranda.

APS Therapy machines

TCMSChe nurses, Queen’s Nurse Emma Matthews from Northampton, and Miranda Olding from Bedford, cannot share the data results of their report on the first two years of treatment with APS Therapy until it’s been presented at the CMSC conference in Maryland, which they are travelling to in June. They also aim to present their 3rd year results at other clinical conferences during the year.


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The mode of action of APS Therapy is to enhance cellular communication by sending replicated action potentials, which are up to 4 times stronger than the naturally occurring signals, through the body, between electrodes attached to the skin.

This assists the removal of waste and inflammatory products, which can reduce localised pain and swelling.  The production of ATP ( adenosine triphosphate) is boosted by the therapy, which results for some people in increased energy levels, and also stimulates natural healing mechanisms. Other neuro-hormones that encourage healing and endogenous pain relief are also boosted, and some neuropathic pain seem to respond very well to the application of this correct, rather than disordered, nerve signal.

Results for people with MS can be very wide-ranging. This report came from Maggie, who has had MS for over 20 years, on her 4th week into the treatment. ( She has retained all these benefits)nail

‘Notes on progress of the fourth week”

maggie does APS Therapy (2)

˜Sleep improvements maintained although still wake frequently. 

˜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 now easily get up from a chair even one without arms! 

˜I can lower myself gently down instead of flinging myself down.

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

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

˜The ‘electric shock’ feelings I was experiencing in the head have been getting less in frequency.

˜The physio that I do in the group and in the pool have got better.

˜I can stay on a gym ball for the whole session and the physio has noticed as improvement in my posture and walking.

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

Not everyone who tries APS Therapy experiences these type of benefits, but the team are having enough similar reports to merit offering APS Therapy as a trial treatment for people with MS who are struggling with fatigue as well as solely for pain, and to be excited by the potential applications of APS Therapy in people with MS.

Miranda Olding now splits her time between working as an MS Specialist Nurse, and working on introducing APS Therapy in the UK, both teaching and training and collecting data, and running a business where people can train, or rent or buy APS Therapy machines with one to one support over Skype, Facetime or Webex. You can find out more at www.painfreepotential.co.uk 

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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 🙂