Microcurrent therapeutic technique for treatment of radiation toxicity

Microcurrent therapeutic technique for treatment of radiation toxicity

The present technique provides a method of remediating the toxicities associated with radiation therapy. A conductive gel is applied to the affected bodily area. A sinusoidally pulsed biphasic DC current is then applied to the affected bodily area using at least one electrode. The electrode is manipulated using active tactile manipulation by for a predetermined time and the frequency of the sinusoidally pulsed biphasic DC current is decreased during the course of the treatment. The method also includes applying a spiked pulsed biphasic DC current to the affected bodily area using at least one electrode. This electrode is also manipulated using active tactile manipulation by for a predetermined time and the frequency of the spiked pulsed biphasic DC current is also decreased during the course of the treatment.
Inventors: 

Sandra

Funder

Arlene

Lennox

Patent Number: 
6,115,637
Patent Issue Date: 
September 5, 2000
Region
Midwest
State: 
Illinois
Phone: 
630-840-3000
Email: 
fermilab@fnal.gov
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