Galvanic Stim PGS 123 (Analog)
Galvanic stimulation is most useful in acute injuries associated with major tissue trauma with bleeding or swelling. In contrast to TENS and IFC units, which apply alternating current, galvanic stimulators apply direct current. The PGS-123 Galvanic Stimulator – is a single channel device with two active leads and one dispersive single lead output. It has a negative (heat) or positive (ice) polarity switch to improve circulation or reduce inflammation. Direct current creates an electrical field over the treated area that, theoretically, changes blood flow. The positive pad behaves like ice, causing reduced circulation to the area under the pad and reduction in swelling. The negative pad behaves like heat, causing increased circulation, reportedly speeding healing. The Galvanic Stimulator (direct current) is the best modality for iontophoresis treatments. High-voltage pulsed galvanic stimulation (HVPGS) is gaining widespread use for wound healing, edema reduction and pain relief, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetic Foot are two major areas of use. Devices in this class are characterized by a unique twin- peak monophasic waveform with very short pulse duration (microseconds) and a therapeutic voltage greater than 100 volts. The combination of very short pulse duration and high peak current, yet low total current per second (microcurrent) allows relatively comfortable stimulation. Furthermore, this combination provides an efficient means of exciting sensory, motor and pain-conducting nerve fibers. Perceptual discrimination of those responses is relatively easy to achieve and thus its clinical versatility. Back Ground Skin offers a great amount of resistance to the flow of electrical current. When current is passed through a circuit that contains resistors, voltage drop occurs and energy is lost. This phenomenon occurs when traditional low voltage units are used in treatment. A high voltage device produces a spontaneous breakdown in skin resistance and HVPGS current passes through the skin with negligible thermal and electrochemical effects. The first high voltage stimulator was developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1945. By decreasing the pulse duration and increasing the voltage, the developers noted that deep tissues could be stimulated without producing tissue damage. The first published report (I 966) described its effectiveness in wound healing of animal limbs. High-Voltage Pulsed Galvanic Stimulation.
Comes with everything you need to get started:
- 1 pair of Lead Wires (these attach to the device on one end and the electrodes (or pads) on the other end
- 12 FREE re-usable premium SoftBlue electrodes (Pads)
- Instruction manual
- Industrial strength heavy duty 9V battery
- Belt clip
- Carrying case
- Channels: Single Channel.
- Output: 0-240V Max. (Single Channel, Load 500 Ohm) 0-350V Max. (Open Circuit).
- Wave Form: twin peak: Monophasic.
- Amplitude: Output Voltage: 0 - 60mA (or 0 - 30V) (through 500 ohms).
- Frequency: 2 to 100Hz.
- Low battery: Lower Battery Indication.
- Power Source: Yes with AC/DC wall adaptor rechargeable cell.
- Size: 60.5x24.5x98.5.
- Weight: 134 grams (including battery).
- Stimulation Mode: Synchronous or Alternation.