New research shows that the pain signal may be simply an "electrical leak" from an ion channel. As previously written there is a connection between the opening and closing of ion channels and electrical polarity charges. The new finding by a team of scientists at KU Leuven indicates the actual pain message is electrical and is short circuited due to chemical changes in the ion channels. The ongoing research is showing the chemical and physical relationship of pain and electrical polarities.
Using the Infrex FRM or Infrex Plus machines it's important, in order to understand how we enhance recovery and/or improve athletic performance, to understand what are valence electrodes. It is these electrodes we affect to accelerate recovery from injury and also to possibly enhance total overall health by reducing the free radicals found in our body. It is also the increased quantity of free radicals produced by exercising that we want to minimize to protect overall long term health. The process of exercising produces more free radicals. It's that production and the destruction free radicals cause that possibly leads to the danger of the "weekend warrior" injuries and health deteoriation.
This video, by Tyler DeWitt, is a very good example of what is a valence electrode and how it fits in the periodic table.