AcuScen (Adaptive Compact Universal Self-Correcting Electro Neuro-Stimulator) starts to generate electric impulses as soon as it touches the skin. These pulses closely resemble the natural impulses of the neural cells.
The device continuously analyses the skin conductivity / resistance (impedance) between the central and peripheral electrodes and adapts its signal to the body’s response. This biofeedback is what distinguishes the AcuScen from other electrotherapy devices such as TENS. (This effectively makes it a type of SCENAR device, which is one of several technologies incorporated into the NES miHealth, which can also be used as follows in addition to its other features.)
The body effectively controls the work of the device through changes in the impedance, so no two pulses are the same. This prevents development of any tolerance to the influence.
AcuScen weighs around 200 grams and its ergonomic shape makes it comfortable to hold. It operates from two rechargeable AA batteries and has two built-in electrodes.
AcuScen Effect AcuScen is a tool for treating acute pain or other disorders or symptoms of recent origin. It may provide fast and even permanent pain relief, especially in acute cases.
Chronic conditions, developing from internal causes, are usually slower to respond and disappear gradually. The treatment of such conditions generally requires more skill from the user.
The AcuScen aims to sedate / reinforce / harmonize while decreasing the local variations in the skin impedance, which is in close correlation with the state of the relevant tissues and organs. The AcuScen signal stimulates the body’s own electrical currents, which in turn trigger chemical reactions at the cellular level.
The AcuScen acts on the body’s self-healing mechanisms and that is why it is effective for a wide variety of disorders.
Preparing for Treatment Before treatment, the output energy is always adjusted while placing the AcuScen device on the skin. The tingling sensation should be felt clearly, but remain comfortable. It is possible to change the device output over a wide range. Besides the energy, other signal parameters such as modulation, frequency, damping, and depth can be adjusted.
Dose To calculate Dose, the device must be held stationary at the given point - the simplest way of applying the AcuScen. Once the body stops reacting to the stimulus at the given spot, the device signals the “Dose” or the end of treatment. The device is moved to the adjacent area until the next Dose signal and so on, until all problems or the painful area is covered.
Subjective Method The user may choose to override the automatic Dose calculation and to move the AcuScen device over the area, looking for other signs of the treatment progress.
One of the signs to look out for is the stickiness of the AcuScen device to the skin in places where the problem area is. An almost magnetic pull points to the area upon which to concentrate the treatment.
Once such an area is identified, it can be treated stationary in Auto mode (whereas user is waiting for the Dose) or in “Double Var” mode – another effective mode which allows deep-tissue penetration.
Objective Method The AcuScen Scan mode available on the professional model AcuScen Pro+ allows for precise locating of the problem area and the monitoring of the treatment progress.
Handling of the AcuScen Device The handling of the AcuScen device is simple and the operating manual (DVD is also supplied) is often enough to get great results, especially for quick pain relief in acute cases.
However, in the hands of the experienced user, AcuScen can be a powerful tool indeed. It is used professionally by trained practitioners for treatment of many conditions.
Therefore, at least 1-2 days of training is recommended. If the device is to be used professionally, regular training updates and lots of hands-on practice is recommended.