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Codetron in rehabilitation of chronic pain patients
  1. Angelica Fargas-Babjak
  1. Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


    Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing methods which is used in traditional medicine. In modern medicine we are witnessing a renaissance of this ancient treatment applied mainly in the management of chronic pain, A number of modern technological changes are being applied to replace, or modify, the classical needle treatment. Among many of the modalities used at present are light, in the form of laser, and electrical stimulation, CODETRON TENS, the novel addition to Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), has been evaluated in a clinical trial, over a two year period, in a multidisciplinary pain clinic on patients who came for acupuncture therapy. Indications, effectiveness and experiences with this form of treatment are presented.

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