Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 01, 2009 -- Well in Health, a complimentary health clinic, has acquired the Algonix non-invasive pain relief system, to help patients with a range of painful conditions and is of particular interest to those people who need treatment but are adverse to other treatments such as Acupuncture. It's amazing how many people are scared of needles and therefore don't seek acupuncture treatment. Currently the government health advisory board NICE recommends acupuncture for the treatment of persistent non-specific back pain, so this is a real effective alternative.
The impact on society of lower back pain is highlighted by a Government review in 1998. This review identified that 40% of adults had suffered back pain lasting more than one day in the previous 12 months Back pain is the leading cause of sickness absence from work in this country - an estimated 11 million working days a year are lost due to this painful and often disabling condition.
Medilab, the German manufactures of the Algonix system have extensively tested the equipment in Europe, but it has only just come to Britain. It is an innovative medical device that takes a new approach to helping tissue repair and give pain relief by 'speaking the body's own language' through a sophisticated computer programme that has taken 30 years to perfect. Using state-of the-art micro-current technology, painless measurements are taken at a cellular level and instructions are sent back to the cell to stimulate repair - all happening in real time. Micro-current technology, which this system is based on, is being studied at Hertfordshire University by Professor Tim Watson and courses are run on how it works and its applications.
At Well in Health Clinic, Les Huyton the Licensed Acupuncturist stated "I want to help change people's lives by helping relieve pain and restore, as best as possible, a level of normal physical activity to those people whose lives have become limited".