Dear Dr. Herazy,
I am attempting to help my wife deal with her Dupuytren’s contracture. We are interested in the acupuncture approach, and our budget is limited, so to buy a Genesen pen set is a stretch. We have a piezo electric acupuncture device which we thought we would try first to see if it seems to be the right approach, and if we felt confident it would, then we would invest in the Genesen technology. MY QUESTION OF YOU IS WHETHER YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE US THE ACUPUNCTURE PROTOCAL SO WE COULD DO OUR TEST PROCEDURE FIRST. Thanks for considering this request. Barry Snyder
I applaud you for helping your wife deal with her Dupuytren contracture. Many men are not that way.
The piezo equipment you have produces a micro-burst of static electricity, which is directed into an acupuncture point by placing the tip of the device over the desired location. When the piezo device delivers this current it is felt as a very intense and brief electrical shock. I have practiced acupuncture for almost 40 years, and I have taught acupuncture on the post-graduate level, and I have never run across any professional who used piezo stimulation to seriously treat anyone. It can be done, I suppose it might do some good, but it was not thought of as a desired way to utilize acupuncture concepts.
The Genesen Acutouch instruments generate infrared energy, a flow of ionic energy, and magnetic energy, which are directed into a pair of acupuncture points by placing the pen tips over the desired location. When the Genesen pens deliver this trio of energy currents into the tissue there is usually no immediate sensation; it takes sometimes from five to 30 seconds to begin to feel the flow of energy with the Genesen pens. The sensation is most often felt as either warmth, pressure, light touch or tingling, or even like ants crawling or water flowing on the skin. More and more professional acupuncturists use the Genesen pens, not only in the U.S., but also in Asia and the rest of the world. Half of the people who purchase Genesen pens from Online Natural Healthcare LLC are acupuncturists. Twenty five years ago, before I heard of the Genesen equipment I used peizo stimulator on acupuncture points but stopped after a short while for lack of good clinical results.
The two devices deliver different types of energy and are not thought of in the same way in the acupuncture universe. For this reason your idea is interesting and commendable, but the two devices are not interchangeable in what they do and the expected therapeutic results would not be the same. The results earned by one — or the lack of results of one — would not indicate what would happen with the other.
If I gave to you the acupuncture protocol used for the Genesen Acutouch device, and you used it with your piezo device, the results or lack of results could not and should not be thought of as indicating what the Genesen Acutouch device could do for your wife. The instructions would be useless since the devices are not the same in any measurable way.
I can help you in another way. I can tell you that if your wife is to receive any therapeutic benefit from the piezo stimulators the technique is very simple. Merely place the piezo device near her palm nodule or cord and place your finger on a point on the opposite side of the same nodule or cord. Go around the periphery of the nodule or cord several times stimulating the pairs of points you select. Try that for a few weeks and see what happens. You might get lucky and make a few good things happen for her.
Lastly, after almost ten years experience with Dupuytren contracture, using just the piezo device alone will likely have limited results. You will find that it is necessary to combine this treatment or any external physical treatment with internal therapies (vitamin E, MSM, PABA, etc.) such as you find explained on the DCI website. You must use a large array of therapies in combination to have a good therapeutic effect on the Dupuytren nodules and cords.
Please let me know how it went for her. Good luck to both of you. TRH