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Microcurrent therapeutic technique for treatment of radiation toxicity

United States Patent

6,115,637
September 5, 2000
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The present technique provides a method of remediating the toxicities associated with radiation therapy. A conductive gel is applied to the affected bodily area. A sinusoidally pulsed biphasic DC current is then applied to the affected bodily area using at least one electrode. The electrode is manipulated using active tactile manipulation by for a predetermined time and the frequency of the sinusoidally pulsed biphasic DC current is decreased during the course of the treatment. The method also includes applying a spiked pulsed biphasic DC current to the affected bodily area using at least one electrode. This electrode is also manipulated using active tactile manipulation by for a predetermined time and the frequency of the spiked pulsed biphasic DC current is also decreased during the course of the treatment.
Lennox; Arlene (Elburn, IL), Funder; Sandra (Crown Point, IL)
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC)
09/ 218,759
December 22, 1998
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-76CH03000 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.