When physiotherapist Jim Lamers (of Essendon, Australia) developed a small, battery operated TENS machine, daily drug-free pain management and injury repair became a practical reality.
BioStim is shorthand for biological stimulation, meaning stimulation of sensory nerves, motor nerves and cell membranes.
One form of BioStim Therapy is known as TENS therapy - standing for Transcutaneous (or across the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
>> Electrical stimulation of sensory nerves is used for pain modulation; using Gate Control and pain inhibiting mechanisms
>> Electrical stimulation of motor nerves is used for muscle contraction and release; both voluntary and involuntary muscles may be strengthened this way and the neural pathways are re-educated in the process.
>> Electrical stimulation of cell membranes is used to shorten the time of soft tissue injury repair by improving circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients, and removing damaged cells and excess fluid.
These are all techniques used by physiotherapists, sports medicine practitioners and pain specialists. Clinic based therapy is worthwhile and effective, however, it is necessarily limited to a 20 or 30 minute session, once or twice a week.