The PStim is a miniaturized device designed to administer auriculo point stimulation treatment over several days. The advantage of using the ear for such treatment is that it offers numerous points for stimulation within a small area. Stimulation is performed by electrical pulses emitted through selectively positioned needles. 100 people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States The recent statistical analysis shows that 38,329 people died from a drug overdose in the United States in 2010, up from 37,004 deaths in 2009. This continues the steady rise in overdose deaths seen over the past 11 years, starting with 16,849 deaths in 1999. Overdose deaths involving opioid analgesics have shown a similar increase. Opiate related deatsh number of deaths increased to 15,597 in 2009 and 16,651 in 2010.
Point stimulation by the P-STIM is mainly used to treat all kinds of pain. Use of the device is recommended for pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative pain therapy as well as for the treatment of chronic pain to reduce addicion. At the same time there would appear to be possibilities of using this concept in the future in the treatment of addiction and allergy and in special fields of anaesthesia.
P-STIM allows to perform continuous point stimulation over a period of several days and offers the patient a high degree of comfort and mobility. An advantage over drug therapy is that the patient no longer suffers any of the possible side-effects of pain-killers such as impaired reactions. In other words, the patient can continue to lead his life as usual, without loss of quality life
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