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Hawaii Med J. 2007 Sep;66(9):232, 234.

The use of electronic biofeedback for the management of post-herpetic neuralgia--a report of 3 cases.

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Division of Ophthalmology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA.


The purpose of these case reports is to describe treatment of three consecutive patients with post-herpetic neuralgia using a bioelectronical device (SCENAR). The instrument is approved as a Class II device in the United States. The electrode of the device was stroked gently over the involved skin area for up to 15 minutes per session. No more than 5 sessions over a 3-week period was required. All patients experienced substantial relief of pain from the first treatment. One patient required only 1 treatment lasting 10 minutes. The other 2 patients required 4 to 5 treatments over a 3-week period. One patient required a treatment for skin itch after one year with a follow up period of 6 months to 24 months. An electronic biofeedback device (SCENAR) may be successfully utilized in the management of post-herpetic neuralgia.

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