Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many pain sufferers elect surgical procedures, acupuncture, medications and even hypnosis to help alleviate their symptoms. One of the newest treatments for pain combines ancient Eastern medical philosophy with cutting-edge Western technology to help patients manage chronic pain conditions. The new handheld FDA-approved miHealth device can be used to treat a variety of aches and pains, ranging from sore shoulders and stiff necks to throbbing joints and menstrual cramps.
Traditional Chinese medicine views the human body as a complex network of energy and information fields, and optimal health is attained when these energy fields all function harmoniously. The miHealth device uses electric stimulation to reduce pain signals and improve the flow of energy in the body. By delivering mild electro impulses via the nervous system, the device targets cells that are energy-impaired and alerts the body to activate its self-healing process.
Board-certified periodontist Dr. Sanda Moldovan uses the device regularly to treat patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) — a chronic inflammation of the jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles. In addition, she recommends the miHealth for all types of pain.
“It works on all pain, because all pain is the same. It’s a disturbance in energy at an atomic level," she explains. "So, what it does – it just resets the whole energy field around the body.”