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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.
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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.
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.
The 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.
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”
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
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! 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’
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 🙂
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