The areas of the body that should be stimulated for pain relief can be easily identified with a digital point locator/stimulator. The body has points of most conductance to electrical currents and these points are often incorrectly referred to as "acupuncture points" but that is not what they are. These are physical spots on the skin that change their resistance due to injury or pain. The digital readout on the Point Locator Stimulator also allows one to correctly calculate if the stimulation therapy has altered the point located and indicated for stimulation.
Physically when a patient locates a point of less resistance, ie. conversely more conductance, by watching the digital readout and by the audible sounds from the machine, that is indicative of where to press the top button and stimulate that point. The patient literally feels the stimulation at that point versus not feeling it at all if not on a point. This identification process is crucial for correct pain stimulation as well as for rehabilitation following injuries such as acl or mcl repair surgery using the Infrex FRM. As the short stimulation period ( usually 30 seconds ) is done the underlying point becomes more resistant which is measurable using the device. The sensory input from the stimulation is felt generally throughout the areas of pain. After identifying numerous points, stimulating, then the pain subsides.
Point locator/stimulation is also used to define areas to place tens electrodes for maximal relief. The medfaxx acupuncture type digital point locator stimulator can be operated with one hand so a patient can self treat without assistance or supervision. For product information.