NeuroTrac® TENS and AcuStim

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  • Suitable for all types of pain relief
  • Digital Dual Channel
  • 12 Built in TENS programmes for ease of use
  • 4 AcuStim Acupuncture programmes
  • 2 Customisable constant mode programmes
  • 1 Customisiable Acupuncture programme
  • Ability to lock the unit
  • Records time in use and average current
  • User friendly
  • Compact, light and reliable

Video Tutorials

 

Here is our regular TENS product explained, with some helpful hints: what to do if the output current does not increase, how to extend the use of dried electrodes etc. We recommend to watch it before your first experience with TENS or any NeuroTrac stimulator. This move might give you some new ideas if you are an experienced user as well.

What is an Acupuncture Point

An acupuncture point is a minute area on the skin surface where the skin has a lower electrical resistance to that of the surrounding area of skin. This area of lowered electrical resistance provides the point at which acupuncture using needles or electrical stimulation takes place. The AcuProbe wand will detect the exact area of each acupuncture point with accuracy.

Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that a channel of energy flow forms lines of MERIDIANS which join each of the acupuncture points. There are twelve main meridians on each side of the body, and another two in the midline, front and back. All of these meridians connect with one another and each one has an association with a body organ or system. This meridian system explains why a point may be treated at one extremity of the meridian, for example on the foot, to treat a problem in the area of the back or head.

When there is no illness, energy flows un-interrupted through this meridian pathway. When there is an interruption to this energy flow, such as decreases in energy flow in one or more acupuncture points, this either slows down or speeds up the energy flow, and gives a stop-start effect. There is no mystery to acupuncture once this system of energy balance is understood. It requires a knowledge and above all experience to know where this particular imbalance occurs for a given illness. The AcuStim Probe will help in locating the acupuncture point and treating the imbalance to bring back the normal energy flow.

TENS & Acupuncture

When using TENS with pain management the surface skin electrodes are placed on the skin, which forms part of the electridcal circuit with the skin. The skin itself creates the highest electrical resistance in the circuit. The user, therefore, may judge that acupuncture points may offer an electrical opening on the peripheral nervous system which, in turn has effects on the central nervous system. The AcuProbe can also be used to locate acupuncture points for the accurate placement of surface skin electrodes as an alternative to dermatome points. One should try different electrode placements to find the most effective point for pain relief.

Before using this equipment we recommend you seek advice from your Physiotherapist or Doctor.

Conventional TENS or Normal Mode
This mode enables the user to select any rate between 2 Hz - 200 Hz and a pulse width between 50 µS - 300 µS. This is the most frequently used of the three modes. The most common selection is 80 Hz with a 200 µS pulse width.

Burst Mode
This mode is comparable to the low rate TENS technique except that each low rate pulse is substituted for by a short BURST of 9 pulses (200 µS) at 150 Hz. It is a combination of conventional and low rate TENS. The burst mode is often referred to as acupuncture like TENS.

Modulation Mode
This mode is designed to help prevent nerve accommodation that some patient's experience. It is achieved by continuously cycling the pulse width and rate.

AcuStim Probe
The .NeuroTrac™ TENS and AcuStim unit can be easily changed from a Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulator to a versatile surface AcuPuncture Stimulator by attaching the AcuStim Probe to the connector in the top of the TENS unit.

Protocols Author Download
General Pain Relief with TENS Dr. Deirdre M. Walsh Phil, B. Physio, PgCUT, MISCP, MCSP Co-ordinator, Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group
  • Combined TENS and AcuStim Surface AcuPuncture Stimulator
  • Locates Acupuncture points for TENS electrode placement or Acupuncture Stimulation
  • 12 Built in programmes including Burst, Modulated and Conventional TENS programmes
  • 4 AcuSatim Acupuncture programmes
  • 2 Customisable constant mode programmes
  • 1 Customisable AcuPuncture programme
  • LCD displays Intensity, Rate, Pulse Width, Time and programme Mode
  • Time setting 4 hours for built in programmes or up to 12 hours for custom programmes
  • Constant Current (extends battery life)
  • Range: Rate: 2 Hz - 200 Hz, Pulse Width: 50 µS to 300 µS
  • Lock mode function for recording time in use and locking the units parameters
  • Automatic switch off after 4 minutes if unit is not in use
  • User friendly
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