INFORMATION REQUIRED BEFORE COMMENCING USE OF THE DENAS/DiaDENS
1. Information for the Patient
- Each patient should know that as long as he is alive, he is capable of fighting any disease himself.
- The patient should understand his problem and have the desire to cope with it. Remember! No one is able to solve your problem but you!
- Having understood the problem the patient himself should substantiate the symptoms of his disease or condition, with specific answers to the following questions:
- what is the nature of your complaints (painful sensation, skin manifestations, affected muscle tone, pathologic discharge, worsening of hearing or eyesight, etc.);
- what local area is affected (which part of the head, stomach, etc.);
- during which period of the day, or following what activities, does the intensity of the complaint change (e.g. disappear, become stronger or weaker);
- what is the degree of severity of the complaint, and what alters it;
- how does the nature and localization of the complaint change during treatment (disappearance of pain, sensation of inner warmth, fornication, etc.).
- It is very important to determine the one complaint which causes the most trouble. Which complaint is the one which will motivate you to use begin using the device?
- In the course of treatment, the localization and nature of complaints will change, even within the space of several minutes or during a session. This indicates that the self-regulating abilities of the body are recovering.
- It is possible that complaints may temporarily intensify. Do not be concerned at this, but continue to use the device in the correct manner to treat the main current compliant. This is a good indicator of the body’s ability to actively fight disease. The body itself indicates where additional help is needed.
- It is very important to record the dynamics (development or change) of complaints and share your observations with the operator.
- Though circumstances for each individual may vary, it is possible that with correct treatment, your complaints may disappear permanently.
2. Reminder to Operator
- In order to upgrade qualifications, improve skills and achieve maximum efficiency in use of DENS therapy devices, it is recommended to regularly attend special training courses conducted by employees of the DENAS MS Corporation.
- Prior to commencing any session, prepare the electrodes of the device according to the instructions provided.
- It is essential that proper sanitary and hygienic requirements are adhered to (wash hands, equipment, etc.).
- Whilst applying the device, only treat skin that is bare and dry (exceptions are possible, for example, treating a drowned person).
- Apply the electrodes onto the skin evenly, firmly and without pressure. The central and at least one of the side electrodes should be in continual contact with the skin surface.
- Remember that each patient has his own threshold of sensitivity.
- For efficient treatment with the device, adhere to the principle that selecting a minimum number of treatment zones is usually sufficient.
3. Device’s Modes of Operation
There are two modes of operation of the DENS-therapy device, which should be combined and alternated
While operating under this mode, due to the availability of “biological” feedback the body itself regulates the required duration of device performance.
A visible and audible signal is then produced upon completion of the required exposure.
While operating under the Dosed mode, the device electrodes should be applied on the required zone of (only dry) skin. Electrodes should be applied to the next zone only after the ‘completion’ signal is produced. Electrodes must not be moved along the skin while operating under the dosed mode (otherwise the bio-feedback signal will be incorrect).
The Dosed mode is applied in order to reveal trigger (starting, pathogenic) zones and zones of asymmetry. Use it at the skin location of the paired organ, or any part of the body, for complaints that have an as yet unknown (non-localized) corresponding skin area.
Under the Constant mode, the devices function as transcutaneous electric neurostimulators (CHENS).
The duration of the sessions should be determined by an operator in compliance with the technique described in the current manual.
Whilst operating under the Constant mode, electrodes of the device can be rearranged as well as moved along the skin surface with a speed of 1-2 cm per second (scanning).
The Constant mode is suitable for localized complaints, for emergency aid, for therapeutic purposes and for treatment of (especially Dose mode-revealed) trigger zones and zones of asymmetry.
When using the device to treat the same skin zone with different modes, always perform in this order: first the Dosed mode, followed by the Constant mode.
4. Level of Energy Influence of Device
Minimum Energy Level
When electrodes are applied to the skin, the patient will not experience any subjective sensations (pain, pricking). This level is primarily used for operation under the Dosed mode and for treating children.
Comfortable Energy Level
When electrodes are applied to the skin, the patient experiences slight non-irritating pricking. This level can be used with Dosed mode operation, treating teenagers and adults, for emergency aid, for therapeutic purposes and for treating revealed trigger zones and zones of asymmetry.
Maximum Energy Level
When electrodes are applied to the skin, the patient experiences pricked pain as from a low electric discharge, which may be accompanied by spontaneous contraction of muscles located near the electrodes. This level is suitable for use when higher pain levels are present, for emergency aid, or when the patient is unconscious.
Important! It should be noted that:
- the DENAS device at startup always defaults to the minimum energy level; and
- the DENAS device has an LED scale indicating the power level, which can be used to assist the patient in comparing the degree of sensations experienced.