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What Is The ReBuilder?
The ReBuilder is a proven and doctor recommended electronic pain treatment. The ReBuilder is fully registered with the FDA under the 510K system for the treatment of chronic pain of peripheral nerves in the hands or feet.
It consists of a small, hand held, battery powered stimulator that sends a comfortable electronic pulse/signal to your feet and legs that can get your nerves functioning again.
You can think of it like a heart pacemaker that restores and improves heart function: the ReBuilder restores, stabilizes, and rebuilds the nerves in your extremities. It also increases blood supply to your calf muscles.
Before each impulse is sent, the ReBuilder analyzes the waveform of your nerves, determines any abnormalities, creates the unique waveform of the healing signal necessary, administers that signal to both feet simultaneously, and then re-evaluates the result.
This process happens 7.83 times every second. Each successive signal is constantly being adjusted to conform to what your peripheral nerves need in real time.
The ReBuilder can also treat the painful symptoms of arthritis, MS, and other forms of chronic pain.
The ReBuilder is the solution for all types of neuropathy and chronic pain.
The ReBuilder Helps to Eliminate:
Edema (swollen feet)
Burning Pain Sensation of walking on broken glass
Shooting Pains in hands and/or feet
Need for Pain Medications
Here is how the ReBuilder works:
When first turning the ReBuilder on, it sets its output parameters for your physical mass by measuring the electrical analog and digital impedance of your body. It knows if it is treating a 125 lb woman or a 350 lb man. This is a unique safety feature of the ReBuilder. No other unit offers this level of safety.
The ReBuilder then sends out a "test" signal that represents the most common waveform for healthy peripheral nerves. (Diagram # 1) This signal goes from one foot, up the leg to the nerve roots in your back, down the other leg, to the other foot.
It then waits for an echo -like response from this initial signal. This phenomenon is similar to the patella reflex when your doctor hits just below your kneecap with a little rubber hammer and your leg kicks out.
When this initial signal reaches the other foot, an automatic response sends a signal back to the ReBuilder. (See the illustration of these signals going back and forth above.)
The ReBuilder analyzes this returned signal in a split second and analyzes for returning waveform for aberrations. (Diagram #2)
Just as a Cardiologist can take one look at the shape of the signal displayed on the EKG monitor above the patients bed in the hospital and diagnose what is wrong with the heart, we have been able to identify that the peripheral nerves have a very particular shape to its waveform, and we can diagnose the nature of the problem from analyzing that waveform. This feature is built into the ReBuilder and processed by its internal microprocessor.
Abnormalities in the shape of the waveform on the way up indicates issues with numbness; the shape of the top of the waveform indicates the ability of the nerve to deliver the signal long enough for the brain to receive it all; abnormalities in the downward slope of the waveform indicates pain, and the shape of the refractory period below the baseline (as the nerve cell repolarizes itself) indicates the ability of the nerve pathway to prepare for the next signal.
The ReBuilder then creates a compensating waveform (similar to the Bose headphones that cancel out the background noise on airplanes). Where there is too much energy displayed, the ReBuilder adapts the treating waveform to reduce that energy. Where the waveform indicates too little energy, it increases the energy in that area. This process goes on 7.83 times every second, sending a signal, analyzing the returning signal, creating a compensating signal, and sending this new signal.
The reason for the 7.83 Hz frequency is that it takes time for the nerve cell to re-polarize (or reset) itself between its transmission of nerve signals. Minerals have to squeeze through little holes in the cell wall, and then return. This takes time. We have found that if we slow down the treatment to 7.83 times per second, it gives the nerves time to re-polarize and get ready for the next signal.
A common TENS signal uses an unnatural, uncontrolled, simple signal 90 to 100 times per second precisely to stop the nerve from operating. This may temporarily give some pain relief, but can cause more numbness, and can permanently damage the nerve cell possibly resulting in permanent paralysis.
In effect, the ReBuilder acts like a pacemaker works for your heart's electrical signals. If the pacemaker does not send exactly the right signal, then the four chambers of the heart may not pump in the right order and if the signal is too fast or too slow, the heart stops. So, too, the ReBuilder's precisely controlled waveform coaxes your nerves to transmit their signals in the proper order.
Although essentially similar to TENS relative to the FDA's regulations, the ReBuilder's signals are vastly more controlled and precise.
You can think of the ReBuilder as a pacemaker for your nerves.
The following illustrations are an artist's depiction of the waveforms of peripheral nerves and are simplified for educational purposes.
Diagram # 1, a normal waveform.
Diagram #2, an abnormal waveform.
Diagram #3, the darker line illustrating the compensating waveform.
One interesting, beneficial side effect of the ReBuilder.
When used at bedtime, most patients report that they can sleep better.
They also report a gently "lifting of the fog" that can clear their mind and improve their memory.
They also report a lessening of pain from other causes like arthritis, sprains, headaches, etc for a few hours.
The ReBuilder's signals, (as they cross the synaptic junctions in the nerve roots of the lower back to get from one leg to the other), create a small electromagnetic field that is sensed by the nerves in your central nervous system (spine) and a signal is uploaded to the brain to let it know what is happening in the lumbar area. The brain then releases endorphins, internal pain relievers that travel via the blood stream to all parts of the body, and these endorphins temporarily relieve pains in other parts of the body and helps improve your mood. These endorphin modulated benefits are palliative, and only last for about 4 hours, but can offer additional welcome relief.
The ReBuilder is truly a medical marvel!
To determine if the Rebuilder Peripheral Nerve Therapy may be of benefit in your case call our office at 925-829-8484 and ask for our Free Consultation.