Effects of Interferential Current in Cellular Systems

  • G. Knedlitschek
  • E. Gottwald
  • K. Weibezahn


Electrotherapy with so-called Interferential Current (IFC) represents a well established type of medical treatment of pain, chronic inflammations and various other diseases (1). IFC is a modulated wave form generated by superposition of 2 alternating currents with slightly different frequencies usually close to 4000 Hz. It is applied via skin electrodes and can readily penetrate into the body. Some of the beneficial effects of IFC are based on direct stimulation of excitable cells. Until now there is not enough knowledge about possibly diverse effects of IFC upon the various types of non-excitable cells in the body.


Myosin Heavy Chain Embryoid Body cAMP Concentration Interferential Field Intracellular cAMP Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Knedlitschek
    • 1
  • E. Gottwald
    • 1
  • K. Weibezahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre KarlsruheInstitute Of ToxicologyKarlsruheGermany

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