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1. AU1985046031 - Method of treatment with transcranially applied electrical signals

Office Australia
Application Number 46031/85
Application Date 02.07.1985
Publication Number 1985046031
Publication Date 21.04.1988
Publication Kind A
IPC
A61N 1/32
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
CPC
A61N 1/328
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
328for improving the appearance of the skin, e.g. facial toning or wrinkle treatment
Applicants Zion Educational Foundation
Inventors Capel, Ifor D.
Agents Spruson & Ferguson
Title
(EN) Method of treatment with transcranially applied electrical signals
Abstract
(EN)
A method of applying an electrical signal transcranially includes the steps of generating a series of signal trains and applying the signal trains across the head of a subject, wherein each of the trains comprises a number of pulses and is separated from other trains by off periods, during which the signal is not applied. The signal trains are of such short duration that substantially no nerves within the subject's brain that receive the signal trains are demyelinized. In certain embodiments, the signal trains and the off periods are of irregular duration such that the activation of nerves of the brain by a signal is of a substantially continuous rate as the application of the signal train proceeds. The invention also includes particular characteristics of signals used to treat respective afflictions, including drug addictions and habituations, appetite disturbances, stress, insomnia and pain.