The word “electricity” comes from the word “ēlektron,” the Greek word for amber. Greek scientists found that when Amber, the fossilized resin of trees, was rubbed with another material, it created sparks of electricity. The capture or harnessing of these sparks led to the ability to utilize electricity in many applications, including the treatment of human disease conditions.
The earliest documented use of electricity to treat pain occurred around 63 ad. Scribonius Largus discovered that pain from gout could be relieved by contact with a torpedo fish and suggested that this treatment would be effective for generalized pain relief and treatment.
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
- Dorsal Column
- Human Disease Condition
- Direct Muscle Stimulation
- Contact Lead
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