A postmarket surveillance study on Electro-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator therapy

Bonello, R, Cohen, M, Reece, J, Aggarwal, A and Rigney, C 2014, 'A postmarket surveillance study on Electro-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator therapy', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2014, 341256, pp. 1-6.


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Title A postmarket surveillance study on Electro-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator therapy
Author(s) Bonello, R
Cohen, M
Reece, J
Aggarwal, A
Rigney, C
Year 2014
Journal name Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume number 2014
Article Number 341256
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract The Electro-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator (ENAR) device is a hand-held electrotherapy which is applied using energetic medicine principles and aspects of acupuncture theory. The aim of this paper is to report the findings of a postmarket survey of persons who have used the ENAR device. The conditions for which the therapy was used and its perceived effectiveness are discussed. A web-based survey of Australian recipients of ENAR therapy was completed by 481 respondents. Most (76%) used ENAR exclusively for pain relief for musculoskeletal disorders, especially back, shoulder, and neck pain; 8% used ENAR exclusively for nonmusculoskeletal disorders; while 16% used ENAR for both. Respondents reported a mean reduction in pain of 70% (t(423) = 38.73, ) and functional improvement of 62% (t(423) = 10.45, ) using 11-point numerical rating scales. Following ENAR treatment, medication reduction was reported by 91% of respondents. Most respondents reported high satisfaction following ENAR therapy, with between 15 and 20% achieving complete pain relief. The self-delivery of ENAR may, in part, account for the high level of satisfaction.
Subject Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) adult
aged
analgesia
arthritis
article
backache
electro neuro adaptive regulator device
electrostimulation therapy
female
fibromyalgia
functional status
human
major clinical study
male
musculoskeletal disease
neck pain
neurological therapeutic device
pain assessment
patient satisfaction
rating scale
retrospective study
shoulder pain
DOI - identifier 10.1155/2014/341256
Copyright notice Copyright © 2014 Rod P. Bonello et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
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