Interference

Pain relief that goes deeper into the tissue


Description of method

The basic idea of interference is that you use two different mid-frequency alternating currents (1001–10,000 Hz) in the painful area. Where the two mid-frequency currents meet, a current is created that has a lower frequency (1–1,000 Hz) or beats per second (bps). The advantage of mid-frequency currents is that they pass through the tissue more easily and deeply than low-frequency current, which gives somatosensory and motor nerve stimulation. By blocking pain impulses (the Gate Control theory) and releasing endorphins, interference currents ease both acute and long-term pain conditions. Interference can also be used to generate muscle contractions, which can be used for training the perineal muscles and reducing edemas. Examples of common indications for interference treatment are neck, back, shoulder, trigger point, elbow and knee pain.