What is the NIP Procedure™ device?
The NIP Procedure™ was formed from a combination of ancient medical wisdom along with today’s bright new technologies. This amazing medical breakthrough provides a non-drug treatment of acute and chronic pain with no side effects! Furthermore, the NIP Procedure™ increases circulation and oxygenation of the blood about 50-60% through vasodilation.
Professionals know, that “where is the blood-there is a life”, so the NIP Procedure™ is not only a painkiller, but it can also treat complex diseases, such as – gangrene and other acute and chronic pain like: lower back, neck, chest, back, stomach, knees, shoulders and postoperative pain.
Non Invasive Pain Procedure (NIP Procedure™) is certificated by F.D.A. and C.E. organizations!
The microchip device is placed behind the ear of the patient, the acupuncture in corresponding points and the pulses are transmitted through the stimulating needle. With the help of the NIP Procedure™, the patients are receiving continuous treatment for 4-5 days. Thanks to its tiny size and weight only 7 grams, the device does not limit the activity of the patient, because the power is supplied by battery.
Why the NIP Procedure™?
The Benefits & Advantages
The benefits of the NIP Procedure™ and its advantages in comparison to every other pain treatment method are:
- Percutaneously placed on an outpatient basis with little or no complication
- Non-drug treatment for pain with little or no side-effects
- Suitable for all ages and almost all physical conditions
- Pain reliever that doesn’t affect liver
- Self contained, miniaturized, battery-powered, providing continuous stimulation
- Consistent electrical current, via standardized microchip control
- Small, light and comfortable enough to wear behind the ear for 4 days
- Mobile, allowing patients to continue with most activity without restriction
- Light weight (7g), allowing a patient to enjoy normal daily activities
The device has passed all the quality checks it has been submitted to by various major testing, inspection, and certification organization and agencies, such as FDA, TUV, EOF etc.
The device is the first and only FDA approved continuous microchip controlled ambulatory device currently on the market to treat acute and chronic pain.
Pain treatment using the NIP Procedure™
Definition and medical treatment of pain
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person’s quality of life and general functioning.
Pain is usually controlled by the use of chemical substances in the form of pain-killing and anti-inflammatory drugs, which carry potential adverse risks in the way of side effects and addiction.
The role of endorphins in pain treatment
Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. Two of the most common factors that lead to the release of endorphins are stress and pain. When these factors are present, endorphins are released and react with opiate receptors in the brain to reduce the perception of pain.
This process is similar to how pain-killing drugs such as morphine and codeine work. However, in contrast to pain-killing or opiate drugs, the natural activation of opiate receptors by the body does not lead to addiction or dependence.
Endorphins are a natural analgesic (painkiller)
How does the NIP Procedure™ reduce pain?
Studies have shown that the NIP Procedure™ enhances the release of natural endorphins by activating cranial nerves that result in physiological changes in functional brain activities, which has been confirmed with MRI.
The NIP Procedure™ provides:
- A release of endogenous opioids and enkephalins, which controls pain
- An analgesic effect through the release of endorphins
- An interruption of “pain memory” (a major issue in chronic pain conditions)
- Control of local inflammation, which also reduces pain
Randomized double blind and controlled studies indicate that, after initial treatments, the majority of patients describe at least 50% reduction in pain and further accumulation of pain reduction in subsequent treatments. Some patients, having solely relied upon narcotic drug therapies, have been able to discontinue the use of these conventional medicines.
Similar techniques were employed by the US Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan in early 2009 and involve inserting very tiny semi-permanent needles into very specific acupoints in the skin on the ear to block pain signals from reaching the brain. This method can lessen the need for pain medications that may cause adverse or allergic reactions or addiction. A consultant for the Surgeon General of the Air Force notes that it is one of the fastest pain attenuators in existence and that the pain can be gone in five minutes.
The NIP Procedure™ is an effective, non drug pain treatment
The NIP Procedure™ offers a better quality of life
In many cases, the NIP Procedure™ not only significantly alleviates pain but also allows a considerably better quality of life. Studies (1, 2) have shown that the general health, sleep and activeness of the patient are substantially improved.
The miniaturization of the device and the weight of just 7 grams allow easy portability and mobility. Patients remain independent throughout the entire therapy and are able to continue with their individual everyday life. Sports and other leisure activities can be pursued after doctor consultation.
Patients can carry on with their everyday lives
Due to the fact that acute and chronic pain sufferers have different needs, the NIP Procedure™ can be customized for individual patients. The initial application is designed to immediately mitigate pain and provide early relief. Additional treatments are then adapted toward addressing each patient’s needs. The NIP Procedure™ was created for patients who suffer from chronic pain including upper and lower back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, cervical/neck pain, joint pain, cancer pain and migraines. Patients with post-operative pain have also benefited from reduced pain and less narcotic consumption and side effects. It is recommended that therapies be applied for up to nine weeks, as each treatment provides accumulated pain relief.
List of Indications:
- Back Pain
- Sciatic Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Headache – Migraine, Tension, Cluster, etc.
- Post-Operative Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports Injuries
- And many other indications
- The NIP Procedure™ relieves both acute and chronic pain
Although NIP Procedure™ pain relief treatment is designed to be minimally invasive with virtually no side effects, it is necessary to note advised contraindications where a physician would determine the feasibility of application and continued usage.
- Certain heart conditions may prevent usage – no clinical data available
- Recent organ transplants
- History of seizures
- Haemophilia Psoriasis vulgaris (an intact skin surface is required for use of the NIP Procedure™)
Absolute Contraindications are:
- Anti-coagulant therapy
- Recent transplant
- Site infection
Relative Contraindications are:
- Contact dermatitis to adhesives (latex allergy)
- The occurrence of an MI (Myocardial infraction) within the last 6 months
All indications are up to the discretion of the physician in charge and it is the responsibility of the supervising physician to review the patient’s condition before treatment.
The NIP Procedure™ has virtually no side effects and thus very few contraindications
Frequently asked questions about the NIP Procedure™
Q. How long does each treatment last?
A. Each treatment cycle lasts for 4 days, and then the device is removed and discarded.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. Each patient is different. Your health care professional will discuss your progress with you and determine the optimum number of treatments based on your symptoms.
Q. What will I feel during the treatment?
A. You will feel a mild tapping or pulsing at the treatment points. The intensity depends on the patient. It is generally very mild and will diminish over the 4 days of treatment. Many patients feel a sense of euphoria and relaxation during the first few treatments while others may not.
Q. Will I get an electrical shock if the device gets wet?
A. Certainly not. If the device gets wet, it will simply stop functioning. If this happens, you should return to your care professional for a replacement device as soon as possible.
Q. Can the device be re-used and how do I dispose of it?
A. The device used is a single use disposable medical device. Ask your health care professional to assist you with the proper removal and disposal procedures.
Q. How long will I feel the effects after I take off the device?
A. Understanding that every patient reacts differently, it is not uncommon for the effects to last for months or years and in some cases much longer given the normal course of treatment is followed. If or when pain does return the next course of treatment is normally an abbreviated one.
Further information for clinicians
We are dedicated to supporting practitioners across a multidisciplinary platform of pain management. We offer on-site training for new practitioners. Join with other practitioners across the nation who are enjoying the satisfaction of helping those who suffer from chronic pain by adding this fantastic adjunctive treatment. Imagine your most challenging patients and then imagine being able to offer them a non-pharmaceutical alternative.
The NIP Procedure™ will effectively:
- Reduce localized inflammation and swelling
- Reduce narcotic consumption
- Increase vascular perfusion
- Promote wound healing
- Promote healthful sleep
- arthroscopic surgeries
- facet joint injections
- trigger point injections
- TMJ surgeries
- cervical pain
- low back pain
- arthritis pain/ inflammation
- TMD pain
- migraine headache
- pain related sleep disorders
- post motor vehicle accident soft tissue injuries
- diabetic neuropathy
- trigeminal neuralgia
- Bell’s Palsy
- chemotherapy induced neuralgia
- physical therapy
- chiropractic manipulation
The NIP Procedure™, when used in conjunction with other treatments, often results in increased symptom reduction.
The NIP Procedure™ will help what you do… Work better.