Using the Rhythm Touch 2-Way Electrical Muscle Stimulator for Fibromyalgia Relief
The Rhythm Touch 2-Way Electrical Massager can bring rapid relief from pain for those who suffer with Fibromyalgia. By increasing the circulation in the area where the pads are placed, it helps restore the electrical balance of the area and draws blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the area. This helps the body rid the area of toxins that naturally build up in the muscle fibers. The Rhythm Touch is perfect for for temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in lower back due to strain from exercise or normal household and work activities. With regular usage, you should find increasing relief in a number of ways: better sleep, looser muscles, and more energy have all been experienced by users.
Read more about using an electrical muscle stimulator for reducing Fibromyalgia pain at MyFibro.com
Suggested Use of the Rhythm Touch 2-Way* for Relief of Muscle Pain
For best results drink water before, during, and after using the Rhythm Touch 2-Way.
- Label each tender point from most painful to least painful.
- Place pads on tender points you have labeled 1, start the Rhythm Touch unit on massage and gently increase strength, never going past a comfortable level. Massage on the area for 2sessions or 30 minutes.
- Move pads to tender points you have labeled 2, start the unit on massage, strength on 0, gently increase strength to a comfortable level. Massage the area for 1 session or 15 minutes.
- Move pads to tender point you have labeled 4, start the unit on massage, strength on 0, gently increase strength to comfortable level. Massage the area for 1 session or 15 minutes.
- Continue the same pattern as long as you like. The last pad placement for the day should be the Gluteal area (where a man wears his belt). Start the unit on massage, strength on 0; gently increase strength to a comfortable level. Massage the area for 2 sessions or 30 minutes, the last 15 minutes while in bed. At this point sleep should be very close. If during the night you are awakened, turn unit back on and press massage.
Download a larger Fibromyalgia tender points chart from the manuals page for Fibromyalgia relief.
*The Rhythm Touch is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease and / or any other medical condition.
Efficacy of the use of two simultaneously TENS devices for fibromyalgia pain.
– Source: Rheumatology International, February 20, 2013
by G. R. Auretti, E.F. Chubaci, and A.L. Mattos
Fibromyalgia is characterized by a range of symptoms that include muscle pain, fatigue and sleep disorders. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an established method for pain relief. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the use of two simultaneously new TENS devices for fibromyalgia pain. After Ethics approval and informed consent, 39 patients were prospectively divided into three groups to evaluate TENS device, applied simultaneously in each patient: (1) at the lower back (perpendicular to the vertebrae canal, at the level of the 5th lumbar vertebrae) and (2) centrally above and below the space between the C7 and T1 spinous processes. The devices were applied for 20 min at 12-h interval during 7 consecutive days. For the placebo group (PG), the devices did not transmitted electrical stimulus. The single-TENS group (STG) (n = 13) had one active and one placebo TENS. The DTG applied both active TENS devices at the low back and cervical areas. Diclofenac was used as rescue analgesic. The efficacy measures were pain relief, reduction in use of daily analgesic tablets, quality of sleep and fatigue. The evaluation within groups revealed that patients from DPG refereed no pain relief when compared to their previous VAS pain score (8 cm, p > 0.05), while patients from the STG refereed improvement of 2.5 cm in the pain VAS (previous 8.5 cm compared to 6 cm after treatment) (p < 0.05), and the DPG refereed daily maintained reduction of 4 cm in the VAS pain (previous 8.5-4.3 cm) (p < 0.02). Concurrent daily consumption of analgesic tablets was reduced in both STG (p < 0.05) and DTG (p < 0.02). Comparison among groups revealed that analgesia, as well as quality of sleep and disposition, was DTG > STG > PG (p < 0.05). Participants subjectively found the active device useful. While the application of a single active TENS improved pain relief in fibromyalgia pain, pain and fatigue were further improved when two active devices were simultaneously applied at the low back and cervical area, with no side effects.