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A postmarket surveillance study on electro-neuro-adaptive-regulator therapy

Bonello, R.P., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Aggarwal, A. and Rigney, C. (2014) A postmarket surveillance study on electro-neuro-adaptive-regulator therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014 .

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The Electro-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator (ENAR) device is a hand-held electrotherapy which is applied using energetic medicine principles and aspects of acupuncture theory. The aim of this paper is to report the findings of a postmarket survey of persons who have used the ENAR device. The conditions for which the therapy was used and its perceived effectiveness are discussed. A web-based survey of Australian recipients of ENAR therapy was completed by 481 respondents. Most (76%) used ENAR exclusively for pain relief for musculoskeletal disorders, especially back, shoulder, and neck pain; 8% used ENAR exclusively for nonmusculoskeletal disorders; while 16% used ENAR for both. Respondents reported a mean reduction in pain of 70% (t(423) = 38.73, P < .001) and functional improvement of 62% (t(423) = 10.45, P < .001) using 11-point numerical rating scales. Following ENAR treatment, medication reduction was reported by 91% of respondents. Most respondents reported high satisfaction following ENAR therapy, with between 15 and 20% achieving complete pain relief. The self-delivery of ENAR may, in part, account for the high level of satisfaction.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Health Professions
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Copyright: © 2014 Rod P. Bonello et al.
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