What is Combined Electro Nutrient Therapy?
If you have been diagnosed with a neuropathy, this type of therapy is something you’ll definitely want to explore. Combined electro nutrient therapy (CET) is essentially a technique that uses local anesthetic blocks in conjunction with electric cell signaling treatment (EST). Together, they serve as a powerful tool to successfully treat neuropathies from any and all causes.
Taking a Quick Look at Neuropathy:
Neuropathy in the simplest terms is a pathologic process gone wrong. It can be caused by either disease or injury. Many patients suffer from peripheral neuropathy as it tends to progress as we get older. Adjacent nerve cells are subject to what’s known as the Kerbs Cycle (oxidative reductive metabolic system). When insufficient oxygen transport occurs, it stops the normal signals between these cells. Thus, it affects the four primary nerve fibers: A-delta, Afferent C, Efferent C, and A-beta, causing pain. When patients are diagnosed with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN), it usually serves as a wake up call for patients to seek medical care. CET provides a safe yet effective way to treat patients’ symptoms.
How does CET work?
CET is a simple two step process. Local anesthetics are used to block pain and nerve function specifically in the distal lower extremities. Next, electrical cell signaling therapy (EST) is given to both extremities. This creates a fantastic combination of cell membrane signaling, nerve stimulation, and timed muscle activation. As a result, a physiological environment that favors healing is born. CET allows for both regenerative and reparative physiologic mechanisms. If you happen to be allergic to bupivacaine, xylocaine can be used instead with no loss of efficiency.
Will CET Improve Numbness?
CET involves a lot more than just the blockage of sodium channels.
The 3 Major Keys to Success:
1. Increases blood flow and available oxygen.
2. Increases second messengers responsible for regulating tissue effects.
3. Promotes analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
In combination with EST, the neuropathy doesn’t stand a chance against treatment. Take a look at how EST influences the circulatory system. The 4 Simultaneous Parts of EST:
1. Provides slow frequency nerve stimulation
2. Low-frequency signal stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system to produce vasoconstriction.
3. Fast Stimulation signal frequency that produces vasodilation that exhausts synaptic neurotransmitters/
4. Fast non-stimulating frequency that inhibits action impulse capability of cell membrane.
Together, the local anesthetic and EST on a second-messenger molecule (cAMP) = activation of regenerative processes, thus, reversing neuropathy. CET allows for increased oxygen content that increases availability of nutrients and aids in waste elimination, leading to overall normalization of neurotransmitters.
Does Science back CET?
Absolutely! Although neuropathy is a multi symptom condition, the scientific results are optimistic. Researchers have used 3 different tests in their studies to determine if CET is effective, the NCV, Spf (A-delta) NCS, and ENFD Skin Biopsies. Overall, the studies found that between 80-85% of patients showed improvement with 75% of subjects advising major functional improvement.
Decreased vibration reflexes, protective sensation to pain, pressure, thermal simulation, and finally decreased proprioception were all reviewed. Hardly any patient reported any side effects in either feet or legs. Overall. CET has been proven to be an incredible overall therapy in combination with lifestyle changes.