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Aculife in a Therapeutic Practice – A Physiotherapist’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

I originally purchased Aculife for use in my private physiotherapist practice as a diagnostic and pain management tool.

Previous Treatments Used:

Although manual handling skills are at the heart of any physiotherapy practice, we also use ultrasound and interferential for treating a range of painful conditions. Aculife has proved to be another extremely useful therapy for both confirming diagnosis and treating patients.

Usage of Aculife:

  • Detection and confirmation of problems experienced by patients
  • Pain management for arthritis, rheumatism and fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck and shoulder strains

Results:

  • Aculife has a 100% success rate at detecting underlying conditions
  • Pain relief has been very successful in most cases and quite extraordinary in a small number of very difficult cases.
  • A small number of patients did not get any significant benefits.

Overall Comments:

Aculife is a relatively new technology and is not yet a mainstream therapy. It is approved in the EU as a Class IIa medical device and therefore has been tested for safe use by humans. I have used Aculife on a trial basis outside the parameters of normal treatment techniques for about a year, with patient consent, and I am very happy with the results.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Aculife is affordable and easy to use I would be happy to recommend it to my Chartered Physiotherapist colleagues and would encourage them to document the results.

N. Coen
Chartered Physiotherapist

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Tension and Headache – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

Frequent tense headaches, particularly after exercise or after drinking red wine.

Previous Treatments Used:

Usual analgesics such as Panadol and Ponstan.

Usage of Aculife:

  • Weekly checkups to see if it can detect health problems
  • Tend to just use it when having a headache or muscular pain

Results:

Generally brings down pain to an acceptable level. Sometimes gets rid of pain completely.

Overall Comments:

The machine has a similar effect as the tablets but without the side effects of taking medication such as stomach and liver problems.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Yes. In fact I have bought a number of Aculife machines and have sold them on to my friends.

M. O’Keeffe

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Neck and Back Pain – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

I have been attending a chronic pain management specialist for the past 5 years and I am also a member of the Chronic Pain Association. Medication has only given me temporary relief from chronic pain in my neck, shoulders, spine and lower back. My son bought the Aculife for me to try.

Previous Treatments Used:

Pain killers. Regular attendance with a chronic pain specialist.

Usage of Aculife:

I use the Aculife Magnetic Wave Therapist every day, 45 minutes in the morning and the same again at night time.

Results:

I am now pain free. Also, I have suffered from poor circulation in my hands and feet for many years, with them feeling cold most of the time. The Aculife has speeded up my circulation to such an extent that my hands and feet are now warm the whole time.

Overall Comments:

Wonderful. I bring it everywhere with me, particularly on holiday.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Yes

M. Murphy

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Knee and Leg Pain – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

To monitor my health and to treat a twisted knee

Previous Treatments Used:

None

Usage of Aculife:

  • Regular checkups for problems. I have learned more about the workings of my body from a couple of sessions with Aculife than previously learned from a lifetime of going to doctors.
  • Used it once per day to ease the pain in my twisted knee injury for a period of 2 weeks

Results:

At low power levels Aculife dulled the pain. At higher power levels it removed the pain completely. It also gave me much more flexibility in the joint.

Overall Comments:

Aculife lets you know when you need to see a doctor. Forewarned is forearmed.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Yes. I have done so.

K. Kinahan

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Back and Hip Pain – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for Purchasing Aculife:

Back and hip pain which prevented me from playing golf

Previous Treatments Used:

Mostly painkillers. A small amount of physiotherapy

Usage of Aculife

I had to give up playing golf because of the pain in my hips and back. After getting my Aculife, I used it for 30 minutes per day for 7 days. Now I use it daily.

Results:

The relief has been astonishing. I am now back playing 18 holes of golf twice or three times per week. It has really given me a new lease of life. I am past 80 years of age.

Overall Comments:

Every home should have one.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

I have done and many have bought their own Aculife

J. Long

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Facial Pain – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

Recommended by my daughter to assist with treating a damaged nerve in my face as a result of a bad fall.

Previous Treatments Used:

Traditional painkillers and more recently botox injections.

Usage of Aculife:

  • As I am in my late 70’s, my daughter gave me assistance with learning how to use the machine.
  • I initially treated the facial twitch caused by damage as a result of the fall and I found it improved noticeably
  • I didn’t tell my daughter at the time but I had become extremely concerned about a chronic headache that had lasted for days which was out of character – I rarely suffer from any kind of headache

Results:

Improvement in the twitching nerve and complete eradication of the chronic headache

Overall Comments:

Felt a huge relief from the headache as she thought something very serious was occurring and was impressed at the speed and simplicity of the treatment with no side effects as might occur with pain killers.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Definitely

D. Allen

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Neck and Shoulder Pain – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

I twisted my neck in work and slipped a disc, causing severe pain. My physiotherapist recommended that I use Aculife as part of my treatment

Previous Treatments Used:

13 prescription painkillers per day to numb the pain.

Usage of Aculife:

Using a combination of physiotherapy and the Aculife machine each day I gradually reduced the painkillers to 6 per day after a fortnight and then down to none at all. A half hour session on Aculife gives me pain relief for 24 to 48 hours.

Results:

Extremely effective.

Overall Comments:
I was so impressed that I appeared on national television to talk about it. Also, my husband, who suffers from migraine was able to get significant pain relief in just 10 minutes using Aculife

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Yes

B. Mulally

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Gout – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

Recommended by a friend

Previous Treatments Used:

Drugs – Diclofenac

Usage of Aculife

At 6.30 this morning my right knee was stiff when I went in to see the little boy. Usual time, usual routine. The only difference this morning was that my right felt stiff. I’d probably been lying awkwardly in bed. At least that is always what I think before I realise that the advent of gout has again arrived. No beers or spicy food for a good few days; just a sunny game of golf the other day that can occasionally cause me to dehydrate.

It comes on quickly. The initial couple of hours really could be just a slight twist of the joint. Then the pain arrives: come 10 AM I’m an hour into work and having sat at the table for an hour or so I find that my right knee has completely seized up. The leg is stuck momentarily at right angles and it takes the best part of a minute to get my toes onto the ground. During that time the pain from the gout in the joint is incredible and it feels like the joint just no longer works. Its hard to walk – but it does get slightly easier when I move as opposed to sit and let the joint seize up again.

And so its time to take Diclofenac: it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory that the GP prescribed me about 18 months ago after I’d suffered with gout for about 5 years in total. I take 3 tablets a day and its usually gone in 24-48 hours. Though the last time I had it a few weeks ago (in my big toe joint) it hung around for about 5 days with niggling shooting pains and the time spent in sandals given that my foot no longer fitted into a lace-up shoe.

I took another tablet at 12.30 with lunch while pouring about 4 pints of water inside me to try to compensate for what may be dehydration and the build up of uric acid crystals in my bloodstream. I’ve no idea if this works but you do pick up various things off the web and various people who have similar ailments – all of which build up your natural response routine whenever it kicks in. After lunch though, the pain is nearing unbearable proportions. My knee has swollen and it no longer just hurts when I try to move – it also hurts when I keep still, which is one of the worse things about gout in that you simply can not get away from the pain. With my second tablet of the day its time to try to relax and not worry about the constant sweating that is a result of the burning, searing pain in the knee joint. I tell my wife that I can’t help out with some household chores – I really can not move yet alone walk.

And so I sit down at 2.30 PM with the Aculife. I’d used it before for various shoulder and muscle aches as a result from exercise, work and throwing a two-year old about the house – it seems to work but you never really know if you would have bounced back to normal under your own steam by the following morning anyway. I spent 15 minutes trying to detect the acupoints on the palm highlighted in the manual for gout. Each of the points for blood sugar, cholesterol, endocrine, lymph and kidneys gave an above-usual tingle on the detect mode. I marked points in turn on my hand using a ballpoint pen and then set about each of the points in turn on relieve mode. 6 points marked on my hand, 5 minutes on relieve mode for each. The sensation in the ear acupoints was quite unusual as well – more so than I’d felt previously when using the Aculife. The tingling in the ear was probably more intense than the sensation in the hand.

I got myself off the sofa at about 3.30 PM and made my way out into the garden. Pottered around, painfully at first and then of course it does get a little easier. The work phone started ringing and before I really knew it I was back on the laptop and back onto e-mail. Come 4.30 I got up to answer the door. The pain in the knee had subsided to the point where it was barely noticeable; it was still there and a little uncomfortable but nonetheless considerably better. Within minutes the pain had all but disappeared. My wife looked at me thinking that I’d been lying about my earlier condition, but in all honesty the pain has all but gone.

Its now 5.45 and I’ve just got up from the table where I’ve again been working for the past hour. I feel as though I could dash down to the corner shop without any problem whatsoever. I can feel the fact that I’ve had gout today. At the extremity of the joint’s movement I feel a very slight something – not pain, just maybe a tiny little stiffness.

Now gout used to take about 2 weeks to ease completely before I started taking the tablets. With the tablets it’s usually gone in a day or two. It can still linger for days afterwards. Never has it just gone in a matter of hours. Gout comes on very quickly – in a matter of hours it can be unbearable from a standing start usually first thing in the morning. But I have never known it to go this fast.

It could be that this time around that was just the way it was going to be. It could be that it was a mild case. From the way it felt mid-afternoon I thought it was going to be a bad one. I’d already tentatively cancelled an appointment for tomorrow AM because I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it. It could be that the tablets came good this time. It may be that it will return tomorrow. What I can’t dispute is that within 2 hours of using Aculife I was able to walk unhindered and unconcerned about the house and garden, go upstairs, do stuff and not worry about the pain I’d experienced just earlier.

Ask other people how quickly gout comes on – and then how quickly it can go.

Results:

Wonderful results within hours. See story above.

Overall Comments:

I’ve much to learn with Aculife – but it is extremely interesting and I’m getting more curious about it all the time.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Already have done

D. Johnson
Published with the kind permission of AculifeUK.com

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Headaches – Aculife User’s Experience

Reason for purchasing Aculife:

I purchased the product to help reduce the pressure around my head from the build up of fluid. This build is caused from lack of drainage points around my head because of bone misalignment due to an accident.

Previous Treatments Used:

Cranial osteopathy

Usage of Aculife

As and when needed

Results:

Instant, which can last up to a week

Overall Comments:

Superb, wish I had known about it sooner

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Already have done

G. Clement

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Chronic Facial Pain – Aculife User’s Comment

The following is an unedited commentary from someone talking about their personal experience of dealing with chronic face pain using medication followed by switching to Aculife as a pain management tool.

“The beneficial impact Aculife has had on my life is little short of miraculous.  As a consequence of facial surgery I have chronic acute neuropathic pain. It affects the left side of my face from mid chin across the jaw, cheek area, ear region, both superficially and deeply. The nature of the pain has varied from an unbearable sensation like a broad iron band being tightened round my skull in the manner of  a medieval torture machine to a numb feeling in my upper and lower lips.”

“I have been attending a pain specialist, in whom I continue to have total confidence, since 2005 and my medical  treatment has been heavy duty medication to numb and hopefully realign brain pain sensors plus very heavy duty pain medication as complement.  As a result of the medication there has been a reduction in my brain function, something that I have been aware of to a certain extent in that for example, I lost a lot of my vocabulary and had trouble remembering things. Even with all the medication I would still get a lot of what’s known as breakthrough pain and, of course, there could be side effects to the drugs like stomach upsets.”

“I started to use Aculife in late January 2012 and within weeks I was weaned from medication.  Since then I have taken about 6 single pain killer tablets in total instead of renewing a major prescription every six or so weeks. My brain capacity feels restored and my overall energy is higher.  I started with treatment based on the hand map but now I’m using the handsfree kit. I’m not pain free but by comparison to the way I was, my overall sense of well-being makes it almost  as good as. The days between treatments without tablets or treatment are just so liberating.  God blessed that day in January I bumped into Niall Strickland.”

EF.

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