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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use microcurrent? Why is it an important type of therapy?
Microcurrent therapy has many benefits and is an excellent foundation for other types of therapies. Here are some examples of the benefits of treating with microcurrent:

  • Improved circulation and dilated blood vessels
  • Increased amount of red blood cells.
  • Tendon and ligament recovery time is reduced by 50%.
  • Nerve repair and healing without scar tissue.
  • Stimulating lymph circulation.
  • Elimination of wastes and toxins.
  • Increased ATP* production up to 500% (ATP=adenosine triphosphate)
  • Increased excretion of fluids through the kidneys.
  • Lengthening the connective tissue, reducing or preventing formation of adhesion and reducing the danger of fibrosis.
  • Improved circulation and nutrition to joints.
  • Learn more about microcurrent.

*ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) represents cells' energy. Stored ATP provides the energy needed for essentially all physiological mechanisms that require energy.

When is it beneficial to treat my body – or my patients’ bodies – with microcurrent?
Microcurrent can be used to aid many types of conditions. It provides pain relief and helps speed up recovery time from injuries and after surgery. Microcurrent therapy is also beneficial for general maintenance and relieving sore or achy muscles.

Is microcurrent FDA approved?
Yes, it is put in the same class (family) as TENS instruments. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, which means electrical stimula- tion applied to the body that goes through the skin.

How do microamperes differ from milliamperes?
Microcurrent devices use microamperes, which are 1000 times lower than mil- liamperes. Below is a chart demonstrating several different levels of amperes.
An ampere (as well as microamperes and millliamperes) is a measurement term for a constant electric current.

Amperes Scale
Amp
A
1 ampere
stuns human nerve sheath
Milli
mA
1,000/1 ampere
stuns human nerve sheath
Micro
uA
1,000,000/1 ampere
just above human range
Nano
(millimicro)
nA
1,000/1 micro
human body range
Pico
(micromicro)
pA
1012/1 micro
human body range

Is training required to use Avazzia BEST devices?
The Avazzia devices are generally simple to use, the basic steps can be summarized as follows:

  1. Power on the device
  2. Place on the skin and find a comfortable power setting
  3. Select the output mode
  4. Apply for 10 to 20 minutes

However, training is still available – and recommended – because through training you are able to learn safe and effective applications. The Avazzia Owner’s Manual and the Matrix Instruction Manual provide basic use instruction and protocols on how to use the device. By taking training courses you can learn more about the application of BEST devices for specific conditions. Example applications and conditions that training might help with are chronic, intractable pain, pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, inflammation, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, joint pain.

For best results, attend training and education.

Why do BEST devices have four modes to choose from if the settings are essentially automatic?
Even though the different settings are relatively automatic, each mode has different microamps and frequency parameters. Therefore there is user control because each mode is ideal for treating different conditions. For example, the Med-Best's Massage mode gently soothes sore muscles, releases spasms, and improves tissue tone. It is still using the biofeedback operation but unlike the Relax mode, the information is not reported back in visual and audio tones.

If these devices are safe and simple to use, then why is a prescription required?
The FDA limits distribution of these pain-relieving devices in part to encourage those suffering with undiagnosed pain to seek professional medical attention for their own safety.

Consider for example that ‘pain’ is recognized and reacted to by the body. So if someone twists a knee or injures a tendon, and needs to stay off of it to allow for heeling, then pain is a natural self-protective reminder to reduce stress, protect and support the injured area.

Addressing pain from migraines or headaches are applications not cleared by the FDA. Consider the importance of determining the root cause of the pain from migraines or headaches if there is an undiagnosed tumor that couldn’t be diagnosed and identified without proper medical attention such as MRIs or other examinations.

Pain from cancer and cancer-related therapies is another type of condition where professional medical advice is required. Cancer, chemotherapy and radiation are dangerous and life-threatening. Seek medical advice to avoid worsening the condition.

Avazzia, per US FDA regulation, requires a prescription before purchasing professional-use devices and advises that individuals, users, and patients seek medical attention for serious or chronic undiagnosed pain.

How long do the batteries last?
The BEST units use two AA batteries, and they last a surprisingly long time. Users have reported that the batteries last anywhere from six months to a little over a year before they have to be replaced. This is significantly longer than any other microcurrent unit on the market, which is an indicator of the Avazzia units' high-quality engineering.

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Common Terms

ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate): ATP is a dynamic reservoir of energy in our body that supplies cells with energy to complete essential bodily functions. Microcurrent has a cumulative effect on ATP levels.

Acupoint: A pressure point stimulated in acupressure, acupuncture, or with microcurrent probes.

Amplitude: The level or intensity of electrical current flow. Also refers to the amount of current used.

Biofeedback: The body’s response to a stimulus (such as microcurrent) and the technology’s ability to detect, measure, and analyze information, then respond to the body.

Biphasic/Alternating Current: An electrical current that reverses direction at regular intervals.

Channel: One output that has a positive and a negative side.

Electrode: A conductor through which electricity enters or leaves an object - i.e. the pads, wraps, rollers, probes, et cetera that are made of materials that allow electrical current to pass through them.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration): The overseeing body of all medical, therapeutic, and cosmetic devices in the United States. The FDA clears devices based on clinical trials proving effectiveness and safety.

Frequency (Hertz): Represents the repetition of waveforms.

GSR: Galvanic skin response - refers to a microcurrent device’s ability to use current to gather information through the skin. BEST devices’ biofeedback is a form of advanced GSR.

Microampere (uA): Very low level of electrical current, only 1 millionth of an ampere. The same level of electrical current that living cells generate. Current level used by microcurrent units.

Milliampere (mA): Electrical current that is 1/1000th of an ampere, which is a significantly higher level than microamperes. Used by most TENS units to block pain signals to the brain.

Polarity Control: This refers to the direction the current flows, and if a device has polarity control then the options are positive, negative, and biphasic (or alternating). Both positive and negative polarity flow in just one direction, while biphasic has an equal amount of positive and negative current (flows in both directions).

TENS: Stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, meaning electrical stimulation that goes through the skin.

Voltage: Electrical pressure, such as the force that causes current to flow through an electrical conductor. Microcurrent devices use low voltage compared to most units in the TENS class.

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