The science behind APS Therapy

APS Therapy is a type of electrotherapy, using a micro-current of electricity. Micro-current therapies transmit an electrical current through the human body, using electrodes to make contact with the skin, at biological frequencies. In other words, the same type of electrical signal that our bodies use naturally.

APS stands for Action Potential Simulation.

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

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

We are often asked if this is the same as TENS. The answer is no. To compare, a TENS machine uses a current of a thousandth of an amp, or 0.001, to creat a tingle that distracts from pain. APS Therapy uses a current of 0.00 0001, or a millionth of an amp., to get the cells firing more effectively, to address the underlying cause of pain, amongst other things.

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.'

The wave of electricity passing along cells, and referred to as a 'nerve signal'  'nerve firing' or 'cells firing' is an Action Potential.

This wave is used to transmit information, and to kick start almost all processes within the cells.

How does Action Potential Simulation Therapy work?

  • Applying waves of simulated, 'extra' action potentials enhances communication both inside and outside the cells. This assists the removal of waste products, which helps to reduce and resolve inflammation.
  • Production of ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, the body's energy transport molecule, is stimulated, and this helps both to kick start natural healing mechansims, and to increase energy levels.
  •  Waves of correct action potential frequencies seems to help reduce the improper nerve firing seen in some types of nerve pain, and in restless legs, reducing or completely alleviating pain or symptoms.
  •  The body's own painkilling chemicals, neurotransmitters and neurohormones are increased; namely leukine enkephalin and  melatonin; read about other effects in Sports

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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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