The Method of Dynamic Electrical Neurostimulation (DENS)
The DENAS dynamic electrical neurostimulation devices use a method of the same name.
Dynamic electrical neurostimulation (DENS, DENS-therapy) - a medical technology using the weak impulse current in biologically active zones and spots in order to achieve specific therapeutic effects. DENS combines principles of physiotherapy and reflexology.
D - Dynamic electrical neurostimulation. The crucial difference between DENS and other physiotherapy methods is the absence of dependence on its effects. This is made possible by a special impulse which keeps changing its shape during the device application on various areas of the skin. Hence the term «dynamic»; in modern physiotherapy textbooks the DENS method is called «the biological DENS». Thanks to this dynamic oddity the DENS device can be used in the long term which is very important when it comes to chronic pain, rehabilitation and when permanently supported treatment is needed.
E - Electric neurostimulation. The therapeutic factor in the DENAS devices is weak low-frequency impulse current. The specificity of such currents lies in the fact that they have physiological, i.e. to the organism «understandable» parameters (intensity of the current, power, stimulation frequency, impulse shape), i.e. they cannot have a harmful effect. Impulse currents are very well tolerated by people of different ages (painlessly and comfortably), they may be prescribed for serious diseases. This means that they are suitable both for use in medical facilities, as well as at home.
N - Neurostimulation. The place of stimulation by the DENS device is the skin, more precisely certain areas of the skin which contain a huge number of nerve endings. Our whole organism is «projected» on our skin due to the special construction of the nervous system. Stimulating the nerve endings (skin receptors) enables us to regulate the function of the internal organs. Therefore there is a possibility to eliminate pain and inflammation, alleviate swelling and adjust vascular tonus without medication.
S - Stimulation. Stimulation (from the word «stimulus» - the working factor) in physiotherapy and reflexotherapy is the very fact of working with human skin (using a special needle, finger, laser, magnet etc.). In our case we perform electrical neurostimulation, i.e. stimulation through electrical impulses in order to achieve various therapeutic effects.
The dynamic electrical neurostimulation can be used as an independent method of treatment for allergic reactions to pharmacotherapy and in case of contraindications to the use of other methods. The DENAS devices are used as a part of complex therapy in order to enhance the effect and shorten the treatment time.
The devices for dynamic electrical neurostimulation are used to achieve an anaesthetic, spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and generally strengthening effect in various diseases and syndromes.
The most important characteristics of the dynamic electrical neurostimulation
Physiological parameters of the stimulation. DENS has no side effects and does not cause new diseases.
The human body does not become dependent on its therapeutic effects. This is the main advantage over other physiotherapeutic methods which allow for long-term treatments (e.g. rehabilitation following strokes and injuries).
Wide range of indications for use with a very small number of contraindications.
Possibility of efficient use by doctors of various specialities, as well as by patients themselves at home.
Natural and full adherence to the principle of treating not a disease but a patient with a whole complex of his/her problems.
There is no age limit.