AcuPen - Monday, 9 February 2010
This is part of a series of video-clips. For the full story go to my personal website: myscirecovery.com.
I thought it worth popping in a very short clip showing the AcuPen. This is also a part of what we do, and have been doing since the beginning. Hratch uses electric pad and this AcuPen (non-penetrating electrical stimulus) to stimulate the muscles and get them to work.
He does this all over my feet, up the legs, my back and hips. Using the pen he can also see what nerves are active. The nerves have gone from virtually no reaction to a lot, and I have changed from not feeling a thing to knowing much more where he is poking and prodding and awareness of different sensations - this can be a tingling, pressure, awareness of discomfort, movement, whatever.
He is using them to stimulate the muscles, and we can see the improvements as the muscles start to react.
It's not really a spectator sport and both patience and attention to detail are required!