The science behind APS Therapy

APS stands for Action Potential Simulation.

Action potential - passage of electrical energy along cells. Simulation - ‘ a copy’.

APS Therapy is a type of micro current therapy.  Micro current therapies transmit an electrical current through the human body, using electrodes to make contact with the skin, at biological frequencies. To compare, a TENS machine uses a current of thousandth of an amp, or 0.001. APS Therapy uses a current of 0.00 0001, or a millionth of an amp.

The APS therapy wave form is an exact copy of a copy action potentials, the body's own electrical signalling system, which is what makes it unique.

What is Action an Potential?

'The change in electrical potential associated with the passage of an impulse along the membrane of a muscle cell or nerve cell.

In the human body, action potentials occur in nerve cells, muscles cells and endocrine cells, and are also referred to as 'nerve impulses' or as the cell 'firing'.

In neurons, they play a central role in cell-to-cell communication. In other types of cells, their main function is to activate intracellular processes. In muscle cells, for example, an action potential is the first step in the chain of events leading to contraction.

How does Action Potential Simulation work to relieve pain?

APS Therapy works in a multi-faceted way. Applying waves of simulated, 'extra' action potentials enhances both intra- and extra-cellular communication. This allows the body to remove waste and the products of inflammation more effectively, resulting in reduced inflammation.

By enhancing communication, reducing inflammation and also by boosting levels of ATP, the body's own healing mechanisms are unimpaired and stimulated.

In cases of neuropathic pain, or improper nerve firing, such as restless leg syndrome, applying waves of correct action potential frequencies seems to reduce the improper nerve impulses, reducing or completely alleviating pain or symptoms.

Other neurohormonal effects are discussed in Sports

Sue Kemp

Pain Levels Are Considerably Reduced

" I have had my machine since 2008 and have found it of immense benefit before and after major spinal surgery. I now manage without a walking stick, and pain levels are considerably reduced." -Sue Kemp

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