The following are some frequently asked questions regarding electromedical treatment. Patients should note that there are noticeable differences between home-based and clinical electromedical products. These differences can have an effect on the level of efficacy obtained. Hako-Med systems in particular can only be purchased and prescribed by a licensed physician. Please consult your physician if you are interested in experiencing an electromedical treatment.
Q: I notice my skin is reddened under where the electrode was placed. Is this
A: No. With proper dosage, there is occasionally a reactive hyperemia (increased blood
flow to the area). This will disappear in a short time. If you experience a burning
sensation, consult with your physician.
Q: My Hako-Med electromedical treatment was combined with the
device. I felt like I was getting an additional massage, but it left some red rings on my
skin under the vacuum electrodes. Is the suction harmful?
A: No. With some skin types, a suction induced redness might be produced but this is
temporary and will disappear shortly. The redness indicates an increase of blood flow to
the area. Not only does this vacuum massage sensation feel good, but it produces a rapid
increase in blood circulation under the electrode area. This enhances the ability of the
treatment to enter the body.
Q: How many treatments are necessary for good results?
A: Electromedical treatment regimens are like drug treatment regimens - normally
requiring 8-15 treatments (depending on the individual and the medical condition).
Typically, the physician will ask you to receive treatment daily for the first 3-5
treatments, then 3 times per week for the next 2 or 3 weeks. Treatment time varies from
30 to 60 minutes.
Q: Hako-Med electromedical treatments relieved my chronic migraine pain in 3
treatments, yet my doctor wants me to get 10-15 total treatments. Is this really
A: Prescribed regimens are usually based on research documentation and published
medical reports. These documents recommend what is necessary for long-lasting
results. It should be discussed with your doctor, but a complete electromedical regimen
increases chances for an optimal result.
Q: I dont seem to be getting any long-lasting pain relief after 5 treatments,
should I continue treatment?
A: This may be a sign that a change in treatment protocol is needed. Remember that
electromedical treatment success is not guaranteed. Approximately 25% of patients may
claim they received little or no long-lasting results. For this reason, other treatment
options should be explored. It should be considered that treatment success can sometimes
be much more subtle than other therapeutic methods.
Q: Are there any side effects from the Hako-Med electromedical treatment?
A: Typically there are minimal to no side effects. Depending on the individual patient
and their medical condition, some side effects might include: relaxed or fatigued
sensation with a desire to sleep, increased energy with difficulty falling asleep,
occasional mild headache, increased bowel or bladder activity, and pain having moved to a
new location. Most of these side effects have to do with changes (improvement) in blood
circulation. Always advise your doctor of any changes or abnormalities you experience from