A Literature Review on the Clinical Application of Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation(MENS) : articles published for recent 10 years

미세전류치료의 최근 임상연구논문 고찰

  • Ryu, Ji-Mi (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Soo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Kyoung-Seok (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Chung, Seok-Hee (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 류지미 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김성수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김경석 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정석희 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2008.09.08
  • Accepted : 2008.10.08
  • Published : 2008.10.31
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Abstract

Objectives : MENS was used for wound healing and pain relief using bioelectric property. There are many articles on in vivo and clinical research. This article reviews articles on MENS published for recent 10 years to consider effectiveness of MENS and other fields to applicate MENS. Articles were collected from MAR, 2008 to JUN, 2008. Methods : We searched Pubmed, KSI, KERIS, KMBASE, and National assembly library using "Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation" and classified the articles into subsets of foreign, Korean and wound healing, pain, relief, and increasing the range of movement(ROM). Also we evaluated their values according to the Jadad scale. Results : A total of 18 articles (Foreign-9, Korean-9) reconfirmed that MENS reduces pain, increases wound healing, ROM, and strength of muscle. In addition, MENS has effect on stress-hormone and various pain like low back pain, acute lateral epicondylitis, and plantar fascitis. And there are various styles developed. However, there is no standard protocol so the user is usually in trouble at clinic. Conclusions : MENS may be have application to various pain diseases, and further studies analysing its effectiveness are needed.