P-STIM auricular point stimulation device
The P-STIM is a miniaturized device designed to administer auricular point stimulation treatment over several days. The advantage of using the ear for such treatment is that it offers numerous points for stimulation within a small area. Stimulation is performed by electrical pulses emitted through selectively positioned needles. The ANSiscope monitors the pain condition of the patient before, during and after the treatment.
Point stimulation by the P-STIM is mainly used to treat pain. Use of the device is recommended for pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative pain therapy as well as for the treatment of chronic pain. At the same time there would appear to be possibilities of using this concept in the future in the treatment of addiction and allergy and in special fields of anaesthesia.
P-STIM allows performing continuous point stimulation over a period of several days and offers the patient a high degree of comfort and mobility. An advantage over drug therapy is that the patient no longer suffers any of the possible side-effects of pain-killers such as impaired reactions. In other words, the patient can continue to lead his life as usual, without loss of quality.