The body produces electrical energy to regulate everything from a heartbeat to the way our brains process things. And electromedicine has been used to treat conditions since the first century AD when Roman physicians utilized electric eels to treat conditions like gout. However, like many things about our body it has taken a long time to truly understand how manipulating or enhancing that electrical energy within the human body can assist in the health and well being of that person. Dr. Hansjurgens was a leading researcher in the field of electrotherapy and came to some unique conclusions on how electricity affects the body differently.
In fact Dr. Hansjurgens realized early on that there were some limitations in interferential treatments being used because they focused on just stimulation of the area being treated. As he studied and applied his theories to different cases he discovered that he could classify the electrotherapy treatments into two classes:
- Stimulatory which increases and decreases intensity over low frequencies (1-1000hz) which is used for treating atrophy, muscle rehab & strengthening, knee joint disorders and spasms
- Multi-Facilitory which keeps the intensity constant at a higher frequency (1000-100000 hz) which can be used for treating chronic polyarthritis, neuralgia, neuroma, inflamations, sciatica, severe pain and wounds.
This realization led him to create a new technology that treated patients at both the Stimulatory and Multi-Facilitory level and he called this new treatment protocol Horizontal Therapy. Through multiple clinical studies Horizontal Therapy has become the Gold Standard in electrotherapy treatment. By delivering these two classes of treatments to patients not only can clinicians treat the specific condition at the point of the pain but also at the biochemical level to enhance the healing properties of the human body to help provide long term results.