Features and Benefits of Painmaster Micro Current Therapy
- No external power supply needed
- Indicator Light
- Reusable and disposable
- Can help speed the healing process
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Ability to treat multiple areas of pain
- Release muscle trigger points
- Improves soft tissue regeneration
The MCT patch adheres to the body around the affected area – delivers current through the skin.
- Can be removed and applied when needed. (see Painmaster Instructions)
- No side effects. Safe, easy to use.
- Power supply in Patch unit
- No external power supply needed-Up to 250 hours of use
Two self-adherent active electrode patches, linked by a wire, generate the current of 50µA (micro amperes). This current is about 5% of the commonly used factor of 1 mA (mille ampere) for electro therapy like TENS machines.
The treatment, however, lasts significantly longer than that of the higher current devices.
Crucial to treatment is the quantity of charge carriers Q (ions), which are being moved in the body tissues in the electrical field between the electrodes. The measure of the degree of stimulation is cumulative in accordance with the equation:
Q(carrier) = I (current) x t (time)
Q= 1mA x 0.5 hrs. = 0.5ma hrs.
Painmaster MCT Device
Q= 50 µA x 24 hrs. = 1.2mA hrs.
Comparison to TENs
(Transcutanous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
|TENs||Painmaster MCT Patch|
|Strength of Current||Uses Milliamps||Uses microamps
(1000 times weaker than TENs)
|Pain Relief||Blocks transmission of pain carrying C nerve fibres||Stimulates the regeneration of damaged tissue|
|Effectiveness||Effective in about 40 to 50% of cases||Preliminary observational data reveals that it be effective in about 85% of cases|
|Ease of application||Requires co-ordination and dexterity to adjust dials||Involves placing patches either side of treatment area|
|Side Effects||Some evidence that the relatively high output may cause cell electrolysis||Might cause a little redness where electrode patches were placed, disappears after 10 minutes|
|Experience||Causes discomfort in about one third of users||No discomfort|
|Sensation||Causes mild tingling to throbbing||Below sensory threshold|
|Post treatment||Once switched off, there are no residual benefits||Bioelectric changes continue even after the MCT treatment stopped|