DyAnsys offers specialty products that support unique and affordable approaches to Pain Managementand Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN).Each application involves the use of DyAnsys patented technology for Heart Rate Variability (HRV) called the ANSiscopeâ HRV Monitor. Considered more accurate and easier to use than other technologies, the ANSiscope provides feedback about your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in ways that allow your doctor to make better decisions about your treatment program. In addition, DyAnsys offers a line of EKGs that are more sensitive and affordable, providing doctors with better tools to assess your overall health.
It is estimated that one out of every three people suffer from chronic pain. While acute pain is a warning signal to stop something that is harmful to the body, in chronic pain, the alarm keeps sounding and producing pain long after the original cause is gone. This is probably due to a malfunction in the body’s central nervous system. While there are many medications and physical therapies that are used to treat the pain, they do not cure it and only mask the pain response.
Until recently, it has not been easy to measure this malfunction in the nervous system or effectively treat it to the point of cure. Now, for the first time, there is a new approach to pain management that is non-narcotic, with minimal side affects and is called the ANSiscope/P-STIM Solution.
The P-STIM is a unique combination of permanent acupuncture-like needles and electrical stimulation. When used in conjunction with the ANSiscope, it is possible to treat chronic pain and monitor patient improvements over time.
Point-stimulation Therapy (P-STIM): A Non-narcotic Approach to Pain Management
The P-STIM is a wearable device that is designed to administer continuous pulses of a low-level electrical current at the ear over several days. Electrical pulses are emitted through three selectively positioned acupuncture needles. With the help of reflex points on the ear, it is possible to exert a selective effect on organs or regions of pain.
The P-STIM is based on Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), which has been well researched since the 1950s. CES, combined with auricular acupuncture, has proved to stimulate a number of neuro-chemical and physiological conditions that are known to relieve chronic pain and depression. The key to this relief is the stimulation and release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates; these opiates assist with the increase in blood flow to affected tissues, resulting in the reduction of pain symptoms. This unique combination of permanent acupuncture-like needles and electrical stimulation has proved more effective at treatment, often eliminating or significantly reducing pain symptoms.
The P-STIM is FDA cleared, is minimally invasive, and has little to no side affects.
People with chronic pain may have a malfunction that skews their autonomic nervous system towards the sympathetic and creates overstimulation of the nerves as though the body were still under attack. Until recently, it has not been easy to measure the health of the autonomic nervous system and patient’s response to treatment, in a clinical setting.
Now, for the first time, the ANSiscope HRV Monitor provides an objective, scientific and easy way to monitor P-STIM treatment. Electrodes are placed on the patient’s inner wrists and ankles and results are obtained in under 15 minutes. Based on the ANSiscope results, it is possible to objectively monitor measure the health of the patient’s autonomic nervous system and improvements as a result of successful treatment.
Currently most doctors only know about peripheral neuropathy which is damage to the nerves serving the limbs, such as hands and feet. Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN) is damage to the nerves serving the internal organs and in its early stages, is not felt by the patient. While peripheral neuropathy is not life threatening, DAN is life threatening and can cause a silent heart attack; for example, a diabetic patient goes to sleep at night and does not wake up in the morning.
It is well known that the complications from diabetes are more dangerous than diabetes itself. Nerve damage complications are some of the most common complications of the disease.
DAN, which is hardly known but more deadly has no symptoms until it affects the internal organs (mostly the heart in 50-80% of the cases according to the World Health Organization or WHO). It may take 5 years after the onset of DAN for it to affect the end organs and demonstrate symptoms.
The ADA has recommended (since 2006) in its standards of Medical Care that Heart Rate Variability testing (which detects autonomic neuropathy) be performed on Type 2 Diabetic patients, immediately upon detection of diabetes and for type 1 diabetics, within 5 years of diagnosis.
Hundreds of doctors in India are using the ANSicopes for the detection of DAN and for the past three years, have measured more than 100,000 pateints. The Indian doctors have summarized their experiences and how they have successfully treated DAN in a booklet titled “Detection, Monitoring and Treatment of Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy”. Click here to get a copy of this booklet.
DyAnsys markets a line of EKG machines that are very affordable and designed for the doctor’s office and hospitals. These EKG machines are more sensitive than others on the market because they do not use excessive filtering techniques that could mask subtle problems with the heart. When the doctor receives a more accurate picture of how your heart functions, they will prescribe appropriate treatments that will improve your health.. Ask your doctor to get a free demo of the DyAnsys ECScope.
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) acts as a control system for the body, functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls the internal organs. The ANS affects heart rate, digestion, respiration rate, salivation, perspiration, pupil diameter, urination, and sexual arousal. Whereas most of its actions are involuntary, some, such as breathing, work in tandem with the conscious mind.
Your ANS has two parts
There are two parts, or branches, to the ANS: the sympathetic branch and the parasympathetic branch. Generally, the sympathetic branch is more in control when you are stressed, ill, or injured, while the parasympathetic branch is more in control when relaxing, sleeping, or recovering from an illness or injury. A balance between the two branches of the ANS is essential for good health. In fact, most illnesses and injuries result from an imbalance between these two branches. An imbalance in the ANS can tell a doctor many things about how healthy a person is as well as what can be done to keep that person as healthy as possible.
What is ANS monitoring?
ANS monitoring is a fast, noninvasive, and simple way to provide the doctor with information to help him or her determine the true health of an individual. Monitoring the ANS frequently - like blood pressure and heart rate - can help a doctor keep that person healthy. Information is collected from an easy, painless measurement that can be done in a doctor's office or in a hospital. The physician then interprets the results produced by the ANSiscope.
What is heart rate variability (HRV)?
Information about the ANS is deduced from changes in the heart rate and is called heart rate variability (HRV). It is a measure of the heart's ability to quickly respond to changes in the level of activity. Moderate variability is healthy. Too much, or too little, is unhealthy. ANS monitoring can provide a doctor with information that cannot be seen using other measures, e.g. on an EKG recording.
Are these measurements reimbursable?
Yes. Within the U.S., most major health insurance providers, such as Medicare, do provide reimbursement for HRV monitoring under the billing CPT Code 95921.