If you are a medical professional, the
ReBuilder™ may be a new concept for you. Recent research
has shown that many cases of neuropathy are related to a
deficiency of available oxygen, either chronic or acute.
Without the proper oxygen levels, the peripheral nerves
have reduced their metabolic rate to compensate. This is
accomplished by a physical atrophying of the nerve cell,
causing it to shrink. This shrinking enlarges the
synaptic junction between the axons of one cell and the
dendrites of the next. As the synapse gets bigger, it is
harder for a normal intensity electrical nerve impulse
to jump across this gap. Another issue is when the nerve
cell shrinks the myelin sheath also contracts. The normal
alternating polarization of the sheath is cancelled,
which slows down the signal and provides an electrical
resistance to the flow of the nerve signal.
The ReBuilder™ is designed to jump
this gap, waking up the dormant nerve cell, relaxing the
shrinking nerve cell thereby restoring the normal
plus/minus polarity along the nerve axons and dendrites,
and re-setting the set points for sensitivity.
This phenomenon of shrinking can occur
when the patient suffers from chronic sleep apnea,
excess levels of glucose displacing the oxygen, free
radicals adhering to the Oxygen thus making the oxygen
metabolically unavailable, or peripheral artery or
Secondary damage resulting from
diabetic ischemia in the microvascular portions of the
skin, chemical damage from Agent Orange, chemotherapy,
trauma, over control of blood pressure causing low
pressure in the extremities, anti-cholesterol meds like
statins etching away the myelin sheath of nerve tissue,
and the normal side effects of pain meds like Neurontin,
Cymbalta, oxycodine, oxycontin,and percocet that
purposefully ablate nerve function, can all result in
the symptoms of neuropathy.
Therefore, what is needed is a way to
stimulate the nerves to re-awaken, a way to re-educate
the nerve paths for these newly awakened nerves and a
way to cause angiogenesis in the periphery to support
the added burden of the metabolic needs of these newly
ReBuilder™ is your answer.
The ReBuilder™ is a combination of
TENS and EMS technology with a unique twist.
Rather than use the usual waveform of
TENS that overrides the nerve signal we used
sophisticated equipment to measure the unique waveform
of a healthy peripheral signal and used this waveform
amplified many times. Then we added the EMS signal to
passively exercise the calf muscles to stimulate the
venous muscle pump to increase local blood flow.
For enhanced patient compliance, we
used a warm water footbath to deliver the signal across
the entire surface of the foot for comfort, simplicity
and to cause vasodilator of the capillaries of the skin
to infuse the area with freshly oxygenated blood.
Recently we added other optional
methods of application such as a heated massage boot to
add the extra stimulation of vibration and heat and to
enable the patient to elevate his feet. For those
patients suffering from the sensation of burning feet,
we added conductive socks and gloves which when
dampened, evaporate and cool the surface temperature of
the skin 10 degrees F.
For a more technical and detailed
explanation of the ReBuilder™ including the
electro-medical specifications, set points, wave
propagation analysis etc, please read Dr. Phillips'
Electro-physiology of the ReBuilder™".