A true non-invasive neuropathic pain treatment

I have recently introduced the NMS460 into my pain management practice, and it allowed me to effectively treat patients with neuropathic pain, which is a notoriously difficult pain to treat. The NMS460 allows me to treat the nerve that supplies the area of pain without having to touch the area of pain. I have noticed that after 3 treatments, most patients have complete pain relief. Patients also seem to have improved function.

Phyllis Berger
South Africa

Medical Cases

I developed a really bad golfer’s elbow on my inside of my left arm, and I suppose favouring the injury I developed a tennis elbow on the outside of my right arm. It became really bad and affected both my golf and cycling. I then had surgery on my right arm. I naively thought that the arm would recover quickly after the operation, however, 6-8 weeks after the operation the pain was still there and the other arm was in agony.

I then started with treatment with the NMS460 with Phyllis Berger. Within a couple of days, Phyllis was able the put needles into the arms, which was unthought of on the first visit.

I am now fully recovered and are playing more golf than ever. The arm that did not have the operation recovered quicker than the arm that did have the operation – this means that I did not have to have the operation on that arm – a true vindication of the treatment applied.

Richard Pike
South Africa

Mariska Erasmus had a severe whiplash and secondary migraine after a motor vehicle accident in June 2011. The migraines were untreatable for a year. Mariska received treatment with the Stimpod NMS460in June 2012 and we received the letter below in July 2012.

Good day Corlius,

I first would like to thank you for your wonderful product the Stimpod NMS 460. You will not believe what my family and I went through in the past year.

Last year June I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a severe “whiplash”. I received physiotherapy daily and wore a neck brace for about a week. The headaches got worse and worse and my neurologist confirmed that I suffered from chronic migraines. There was not a pill on the market which I have not tried, and none of the tablets could relief my migraines. I spent most of the previous year more in doctor’s rooms and in hospitals than at home. All aside we heard about the Headache Clinic and hastily made an appointment. They also tried everything. I have had more than eighteen veins banded in my head, wore the PMA, as well as botox injections in my muscles.

My husband found out about the “miracle machine”(Stimpod NMS 460) which were used to treat my Migraines while admitted for my last incident at the Headache Clinic. It was amazing to have a very bad migraine vanish in under 5 minutes of treatment with the Stimpod NMS 460. The doctors were in despair after yet another week long headache event and admitted me in hospital. I hardly knew what was going on around me and slept for almost 3 days. We (the Doctors and me at the Headache Clinic), received the Stimpod NMS 460 in the afternoon and immediately tried the device. You won’t believe but in 5 minutes of treatment my migraine disappeared!!! And I was headache- free. No one could believe it and I was not sure how long the headache-free periods will remain. Well, the migraines have stayed away until yesterday, when I started feeling it, we once again used the Stimpod NMS 460 straight away and I was painless in minutes.

Thank you

Mariska Erasmus
South Africa

Miss N Opperman has been treated for her left Bell’s paralysis since 26 February 2010.

She has a history of recurrent episodes of Bell’s paralysis. The first episode occurred at 14 years of age. The second and third incident was in 2004 and 2008 respectively. The first incident affected the left side of her face and the last two times it occurred on the right side of her face. This time the facial nerve paralysis was on the left side. The last two times took approximately 6 weeks to recover.

When I saw the patient for her first consultation on 26th February 2010, the paralysis was about 2 days old and quite severe. On an Oxford muscle grading scale the muscles innervated by the facial nerve scored mostly zero (0/5) and only the orbicularis oris muscle did present with a flicker / muscle twitch (Oxford grade 1/5).

From the first consultation up to 25 March, the patient was seen for a total of 9 treatments. During these sessions, she was treated with ultrasound, laser, facial exercises and other electro-modalities to stimulate the facial muscles and nerve fibres.

On 25 March 2010, a neurologist, Dr PH Kritzinger, saw her. He did an EMG study. His findings reported that there was no conduction present in the left facial nerve and also found that there was active axon degeneration present in the facial muscles. He classified this as a demyelinating neuropathy.

In regards to further physiotherapy treatment, we introduced Xavant’s nerve stimulator to her treatment in May and since 13 May all other modalities were stopped and the patient’s treatment consisted solely out of nerve stimulation by the Stimpod NMS460. The patient took the device to stimulate the left facial nerve on her own once a day. She did a once-a-day treatment only because she preferred it and it fit with her busy schedule. Her sessions lasted between 5 and 10 minutes.

Since 13 May the patient’s progress has been measured purely subjectively. I contacted her telephonically every 3 weeks and since the above-mentioned date, she has also come to see me 3 times so I could evaluate her progress. She reported that the left side of her face felt much better every time after she used the device and there was visible improvement in the facial muscles function. Referring back to the Oxford muscle grading scale, most of the facial muscles scored a definite 3/5 and some muscles even a 3+ /5 and 4-/5 by the end of June. The only muscle that scored a 2/5 was the orbicularus oculi muscle as the left eye could not actively close completely.

The patient took photos to measure the progress. The first photo was taken on 1 May 2010 and the latest photo on 18 July 2010.

Deidré Müller
South Africa

I had a severe hand injury two years ago, crushing my hand with a compactor machine. There was not much left of my hand, but the surgeons managed to put it back together again, and I was left with a hand with limited mobility and severe pain.

I started treatment with the NMS460. Initially, the pain increased, but when the pain relaxed, I realised that the sensitivity was returning to the hand. I had another treatment and again there was a significant improvement.

Ellis Sher
South Africa

I suffered an injury to my right shoulder on October 2013, which was diagnosed in December 2013, by my orthopaedic surgeon after completing scans and x-rays with a swollen bursa/ rotator cuff injury. I was referred to Deirdré Birkill to start immediately with a physiotherapy recovery program.

After 3 months of weekly physiotherapy and specific exercises related to strengthening the affected area, the process was slow yet gradual.

In month 3, I was introduced to the “electrical miracle machine” – well I’m sure there is a proper technical product name for it, but this was the term I gave to it, as a result of the miraculous progress my injury underwent. From the very first application/interaction with the machine, I felt instant relieve in my shoulder.

Before, the simplest everyday task such as getting dressing was very difficult and painful for me. The very next day after the first session with the machine there was greater movement in my shoulder and the pain had subsided considerably. In the interim, I have undergone two more sessions with this machine over an interval of 2 weeks in between each and it is unreal how quickly my injury is healing.

Yes, the physiotherapy assisted in the process and alleviated muscular pains and stiffness, however, I doubt if the accelerated progress would have been achieved had I not had the electronic therapy. Clearly, my nerves/muscles reacted positively to the electronic pulses and therefore I am able to continue on the fast(er) road to recovery.

Maria Simitopoulos
South Africa

I had severe back pain that made my days very difficult. I then started with my NMS460 treatment.

I could not get off the bed after the first session, and to be honest didn’t have much faith. After the third treatment, my pain has come right down to 2/10 and I am functioning. What was going to be an operation 5 months ago, I am nowhere near that now.

Gail Kennedy
South Africa

I had a debilitating tennis elbow injury – to such an extent that I could not pick up a cup of coffee. I underwent surgery and was then referred for pain management treatment 2 weeks post surgery. I was then treated with the NMS460, and after the 3rd treatment, I had no neural pain left.

Avril Samuels
South Africa

I am 67 years old. Over 20 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. No treatments seemed to work, and all the joints in my body slowly deteriorated. For the last 20 years I have had been unable to close my hands fully.

I then tried a treatment with the NMS460 machine. The treatment consisted of two and a half minutes each, at fairly low intensity, on two acupressure points on the front and two on the back of the wrist.

It was truly a remarkable result.

Roger Mathews

The nerves in both my feet were severely affected after I underwent a bunionectomy. The pain was excruciating, resulting in no sleep at night. I went back to my surgeon several times and was eventually referred for pain management treatment.

My treatment with the NMS460 started, and each time I came it became a little bit better. Eventually, I could wear my high heel boots again. After 3 treatments, my pain was down to 0/10 on the VAS. After a total of 6 treatments, I was discharged with zero pain and still have no pain today.

Cecilia Fremy
South Africa

Veterinary Cases

Female Caracal

A female caracal was referred to me, collapsed in October 2014, because of my experience with rehabilitating wildlife. Blood smear showed no abnormalities, she had a slight increase in rectal temp (39) and was just lying on the table. The bladder was distended but could be expressed. Decreased neurological reflexes in the hind quarters although she could feel superficial and deep pain. She wasn’t skinny but weighed only 1kg. No appetite, no vomiting, slightly loose stool, mucus membranes normal colour, habitus depressed. Radiographs showed severe osteopenia and we found it difficult to see the vertebral column properly, although we could see a pathological fracture on the femur. A diagnosis of nutritional hyperparathyroidism was made. She had been fed chicken hearts only.

Radiographs showed severe osteopenia and we found it difficult to see the vertebral column properly, although we could see a pathological fracture on the femur. A diagnosis of nutritional hyperparathyroidism was made. She had been fed chicken hearts only.

She was put on a drip, covering antibiotics and we started with handfeeding and supplements of felivit and predator powder. We had to express her bladder twice daily, gave light massages and kept her in a confined space to prevent further pathological fractures. She was confined for at least 6 weeks to prevent further fractures and give the bones time to absorb calcium. She was taken outside in a pet carrier three times a day for ten minutes at a time, to get some sun exposure to help with Vit D activation and calcium absorption. After approximately 3 days she started eating and we could remove the drip. She was changed over to chicken with the supplements. At the end of the second week, she had control of her bladder and we could stop expressing. During the whole time, she had normal rectal control.

She was taken outside in a pet carrier three times a day for ten minutes at a time, to get some sun exposure to help with Vit D activation and calcium absorption. After approximately 3 days she started eating and we could remove the drip. She was changed over to chicken with the supplements. At the end of the second week, she had control of her bladder and we could stop expressing. During the whole time, she had normal rectal control. Further treatment mainly consisted of a controlled diet and cage rest with short exposures to sunlight daily. She picked up weight and hit the 2kg mark. All went well until the 25th of

Further treatment mainly consisted of a controlled diet and cage rest with short exposures to sunlight daily. She picked up weight and hit the 2kg mark. All went well until the 25th of November, when I found her curled up in a ball, hissing and spitting. I picked her up and immediately felt the distended bladder. She couldn’t stand and seemed to have had a relapse. I expressed the bladder and phoned Onderstepoort to arrange a CT scan. She had multiple costal fractures, humerus fracture, femur fracture and deformities of the sternal vertebrae as well as step formation in the cervical area and a 40% narrowing of the spinal canal in the T11 area although no physical pressure on the spinal cord.

Due to the osteopenia, we consulted a specialist and decided against any surgery and because there was no pressure on the spinal cord, we opted for conservative treatment. We increased the calcium supplementation, suspecting that it wasn’t enough due to her growing so fast and already having a deficiency meaning that we had to give maintenance, growth plus extra to compensate for the initial shortage.

We also started using Stimpod every second day to stimulate the nerves to the back legs and cause muscle contraction as there was a lot of muscle atrophy. We decided on every second day because she had to be tranquilised for each session, which we thought risky on a daily basis.

After about a week of nerve stimulation and muscle contraction she started getting up on her back legs when eating. After another week we started using the Holistic hindquarter harness and took her out for short walks three times a day of 3-5 minutes each. After a month she was moved to the rehabilitation centre because she needed more space. Although she walks with a swagger, she can move around normally and has returned quality of life.

Dr Schouwstra
Aran Veterinary Clinic

South Africa

Female Dachshund – Paralysis of hind legs wit no bowel or bladder Control

Sniffies came into our practice in August 2014; she had a prolapsed disc and was therefore paralyzed in hind legs.

She was full of energy and life even though she was unable to use her hind legs. Due to financial reasons of Sniffies’ owners opted for cortisone treatment and cage rest but it did not help Sniffies. Her only option was surgery. Her owners could not afford the surgery and asked that Sniffies be euthanized. I could not see such a beautiful Dachshund, still so full of life, be euthanized. So I contacted Dachshund rescue for help. They managed to raise the funds needed for her surgery. So 2 weeks after being with us I drove Sniffies to Krugersdorp where she was operated on. Sniffies still sensed deep pain, so there was a very good chance that she could walk again. Her surgery was a success and she remained at Krugersdorp Vet for 3 weeks receiving cage rest. Dachshund rescue could not find her a home so I offered to provide her with a foster home. She stayed with me and my family for 2 months. But when she arrived at our house I could see that she was still unsteady on her feet, and when she urinated she left a trail behind her, she had no bladder control. Dachshund rescue managed to find her a home but after only a month the lady brought her back to me saying she cannot cope with Sniffies difficulty to control her bowel movements often leaving surprises for her in her bed. Sniffies came back to live with us in January 2015.

I contacted the vet who have performed her operation and asked if there is anything that can be done to improve Sniffies strength in her hind legs. He said that if it hasn’t improved by now then it never will and there is no treatment that can help her.

I was sad for Sniffies, I knew that she must obviously have some nerve damage and that is what is causing her hind legs to be weak and her uncontrollable bowel and bladder. When Antoinette from Xavant, arrived at our practice and told us about the Pulse therapy (Non-Invasive Radio Frequency) I knew that this was an answer from God. There has been a major improvement with Sniffies since we started treatment on the 31st of January 2015 up to now March 2015. Before the treatment, she could not lift her tail up and was very unsteady on her hind legs and had impaired bladder and bowel control. Now she can lift her tail up and wag it and is a lot steadier on her hind legs. It’s not every day that an animal gets a second chance at a better life. Sniffies not only got a second chance at a better life but got 4 chances. I am very grateful for the treatment you gave Sniffies.

Candise du Plessis
South Africa


Treatment of Sniffies with the Stimpod NMS 460 consisted of the following:

  • Sniffies had 3 to 5 treatments per week since the 31st of January up to now the 7th of March 2015
  • Initially we stimulated her Spinal Nerves from the Thoracic area where we had good nerve responses all the way down to her tail, sessions were 20 to 30 minutes each
  • She initially had a rolling motion when walking in her hind legs due to the Spinal Nerve damage in that area, she could not pick up her tail, dragged her hind feet and did not have control over her bowel or bladder
  • We continued stimulating her Spinal Nerves from the Thoracic area till her tail for the first week
  • After the first week, we concentrated on the Lumbar and the Sacral Nerves bilateral to the Spine mostly as well as the Sciatic Nerve in buttock area
  • After 2 weeks she had a bowel action when we stimulated her in the Sacral and Sciatic area
  • The rolling motion in her hind legs has disappeared, she is walking on her feet and not dragging them anymore, she lifts up her tail and last week I saw her squatting x3 when urinating just after the treatments, which means that she has bladder control again
  • She goes for daily long walks to strengthen her leg and back muscles

Treatment was completed on the 13th of March 2015

We are glad we could assist in the quality of life which Sniffies has gained due to the treatment with the Stimpod NMS 460.

Antoinette van Vuuren – Xavant