Microcurrent Electro Therapy (MET)
Microcurrent Electro Therapy (MET) can be used with the DAVID Delight Pro and Alert Pro light and sound with CES mind machines and the Oasis Pro CES system manufactured by Mindalive, Inc. for Mindmachines.com.
MET has many applications, including relief from joint pain, tendonitis and muscle fatigue. The MET Kit is inexpensive, easy to use and can be used separately or as an adjunct to clinical treatment at home by those in need of physical pain relief. Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch, Ph.D., wrote an excellent tutorial on Microcurrent Electrical Therapy that should be considered a must read by anyone interested in incorporating MET into their pain-relief regiment.
The MET Kit comes with electrode cable with snaps, thirty adhesive patches (that connect to the electrode cable) and retails for less than $50. Extra adhesive patches are available separately for under $25.
Although electro-type medicine has been around for over a thousand years, developments in electronics and new research has seen this technology grow at a terrific rate. Microcurrent Electro Therapy (MET) is very different from the more traditional TENS because MET produces its benefits in part on a cellular level. MET has longer lasting effects than TENS. MET is also referred to as Micro-TENS.
The idea behind MET is based, in part, on Arndt’s Law. Arndt’s Law states that weak stimuli excite physiological activity, whereas medium-strength stimuli will encourage it and strong stimuli will suppress it.
Micro-TENS and MET are meant to be used directly along a muscle to break down knots and fatigue in muscle. It is a slow frequency (like CES), but the pulses are short. The standard protocol has been to use a fixed frequency of 0.5 Hz. However, Heffernan (1997) found that randomized stimulation from 0.5-3 Hz produced superior results. The Oasis Pro uses dual-randomized low-frequency stimulation, as does the Delight Pro and Alert Pro systems. When MET is delivered at around 500 micro-amps in the 0.5 to 3 Hz range it appears to be most effective for treating physical pain.