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What Are the Side Effects of Bioelectric Therapy?

In rare cases, skin irritation and redness can occur under the electrodes during bioelectric therapy.

How Often Should I Get Bioelectric Therapy?

The number of bioelectric therapy sessions required depends on each person's condition and response to treatment. One bioelectric therapy session does not usually result in pain relief. Therapy usually begins with about five sessions in one week, followed by three treatments per week. A normal course of treatment includes 16 to 20 treatments.

How Do I Prepare for Bioelectric Therapy?

If you are taking insulin or blood-thinning medications, your doctor may give you specific instructions to follow before getting bioelectric therapy.

You may be asked to fast before the procedure, and you may need to make arrangements for someone to drive you home after treatment.

 

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on March 21, 2014
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