” This therapy makes it possible to break the vicious circle of medical prescriptions , thus releasing the doctor from his possible role as an accomplice”
“Treating the withdrawal symptoms of drug addicts by Transcutaneous Electric Stimulation with an intermittent high-frequency current is a form of therapy which has moved away from the pharmacological to the biophysical domain. ”
— A Brief Summary of the Study —
Over a period of 10 years Dr. Limoge and his team treated 4 thousand heroin and morphine addicts in the Carreire Centre in Bordeaux, France. The addicts were young and reflected a representative cross section of drug addicts in France.
Because the results were so promising and in order to quantify the study, Dr. Limoge and his staff randomly selected 160 case files for analysis. The sample was composed of 75% men and 25% women.
5% of the patents were under 20. 75% were between 20-30. 15% between 30-40 and 5% were over 40.
To avoid any dispute about the objective assessment of the results they considered any patient who left the program before the 5th day as a failure; even though physical dependence disappeared within three or four days and withdrawal symptoms did not recur. With that criterion the success rate was 85% .
The results were so successful Dr. Limoge did a second study using 11 patients.The second study was a blind study with 2 groups of patients, one group of the patients using a placebo machine. The results with using the Limoge TCES were essentially the same as the previous study whereas there was essentially no success with the placebo. The second study also determined the time needed to achieve the best effects in reducing withdrawal symptoms.