Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) is a contemporary form of electroacupuncture guided by principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology that has been shown to have immediate efficacy for reducing pain younger patients with low back pain (1)
One of the originators of PENS treatments, Dr. William Craig, preferred to use neuroanatomical references to guide his applications of needle electroacupuncture stimulation, rather than acupuncture point theory or classical acupuncture.
PENS is therefore often referenced to an alternate description and theory of application, that of neuroanatomy. There also may be insurance coding that specifically refers to PENS, not electroacupuncture.
In practice, and from an instrumentation and electronics standpoint, the normal PENS device is essentially identical to electroacupuncture devices. There may however, as is typical in bioengineering, be some overlap and lack of consistency in terminology, and FDA classifications.
Pantheon Research PENS devices were designed and built in close consultation with Dr. William Craig, and the 9c3i device specifically was created with his specifications for the “ideal PENS” device.
This machine incorporates the unique capability of having three separate modules or frequency sections, in operation simultaneously, thus allowing three separate frequency protocols to be administered to the patient for pain treatments[JH1] at one time.
This was according to Dr. Craig’s specifications. He has stated: “The Pantheon machines are the best PENS devices on the market”. Following his research, he concluded that multiple frequencies introduced at the same time, were best for chronic and acute pain conditions.
Our 9c3i was built on this conceptual foundation.
The Pantheon Research PENS devices, the 12c.Pro and the 9c3i are built to all the exacting standards of our 4c.Pro and 8c.Pro electroacupuncture equipment, namely:
As far as patient treatment is concerned, you can expect to give your patients the best treatment available in the market today:
Here’s where our PENS machines can help in your clinic or practice:
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