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Frequently asked questions about Interactive neurostimulation (INS)

Is it safe?

Yes. Worldwide studies have shown both therapies to be totally safe. INS is one of the most thoroughly researched of all complementary therapies and is suitable for people of all ages. INS, in a very sophisticated way, uses weak impulses that mimic the signals already running through your nervous system.

Unlike many other pain treatments where the body’s natural pain response is blocked or manipulated, INS is gentle, non-invasive, non-damaging, and non- addictive. It works together in partnership with the body. While the INS therapist uses his or her skills and knowledge to choose settings, techniques and treatment areas, the INS device’s signals are constantly modified by the body’s responses.

After more than 20 years of daily use by thousands of practitioners there are no reports of unwanted side effects. There may occasionally be an initial 24-48 hour healing reaction but even this is a positive sign that the condition’s dynamic is changing.

Does it hurt?

No. The impulses are usually felt as a gentle tingling sensation on the skin. The signal may feel stronger as we find points of origin, but the overall feeling is soothing. Most people report less pain, and feel relaxed and energised after their treatment.

Can everyone be treated?

The one universal exclusion is those fitted with cardiac pacemakers and other electrically-controlled implants. Other than this, the treatment is suitable for all ages as it is non-invasive, painless and safe. Babies, children and the elderly can be treated.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the severity of the condition and how long the problem has been present. Quite often relief is felt after 1-3 treatments but complex long-standing conditions may require more. The average number of treatments for a chronic problem is between 6 and 10 but can vary greatly. For acute problems, 2-3 treatments may be sufficient. If there is absolutely no change after 3 sessions then I would suggest that treatment is stopped.

In order to give the body enough information to start the healing process, I need to give the first few treatments quite close together (usually 2-3 in the first week). Following this initial period, treatments can be given on a twice weekly or weekly basis.

How long is each treatment?

An average consultation and treatment lasts 60 minutes but can be shorter, especially with children.

Can I continue with other treatments and medications?

Yes. Other therapies or conventional medication can be used at the same time.

Is there anything I need to do before or after treatment?

Alcohol and recreational drugs block the brain’s ability to process information, so it is best to not use them in significant quantities for 24 hours before and after the INS treatment. It is also best not to eat a large meal for two hours before or after. Due to the way that INS works with the skin, it is advisable to clean off any make-up or face/body creams, and to not bathe or shower for two hours before or after treatment.