Neen, the longest established and most trusted brand in this field, tell us that this is the most popular device in their range of Pelvic Floor Muscle Stimulators.
The Pericalm is one of a new breed of modern neuromuscular stimulators. It is a digital, dual channel unit designed for the treatment of Stress or Urge Urinary Incontinence or a combination of both.
Pericalm can also be used for a general pelvic floor workout (keeps your muscles in trim and helps to increase sexual sensitivity), for pain relief (including period pain) and it has three customisable programs so users can set their own parameters.
Pericalm has to be used in conjunction with either an (internal) Vaginal Electrode (Vaginal Probe), an (internal) Anal Electrode (Probe) or (external) skin electrodes. Neen do not include these in their standard package so your choice must be added or purchased separately.
The most common method of application is with a Vaginal Electrode. Stimulating your Pelvic Floor Muscles using skin electrodes can be frustratingly difficult!
The preset programmes are as follows:
"PR" for Pain Relief (standard TeNS programme)
"STR1" for Stress Incontinence
"STR2" an alternative for Stress Incontinence
"URG" for Urge Incontinence
"FURG" for Frequency / Urge Incontinence
"PFW" for general Pelvic Floor Workout and to help enhance (sexual) sensitivity.
"MEM1" a User customisable program.
"MEM2" a 2nd User customisable program.
"MEM3" a 3rd User customisable program.
Your Package includes:
1 x Pericalm Unit
2 x Lead Wires
1 x Battery (PP3)
1 x Instuction Manual
1 x Protective Storage Case
Remember - Neen's basic package doesn't include a Vaginal Probe. If you do not already have your own please choose one by ticking the appropriate box above.
- Dual channel
- 6 x pre set programmes
- 3 x customisable programmes
- Amplitude: 0 - 80mA
- Constant Current max output voltage 180 volts
- Waveform: Asymmetrical, rectangular bi-phasic with zero DC current.
- Selectable Pulse Width: 50 - 450uS
- Selectable Pulse Rate: 2 - 100 Hz
- Preset Treatment Time: 5 - 60 minutes
- Ramp-up Time: 0.3 - 9.9 seconds
- Weight: 125 grams with battery
- Size: 80 x 67 x 45 mm
- Includes Low battery Indicator
- Detects Open Circuit (resets channel to zero)
Can be used with external electrodes but this method is generally less effective.
The Importance, Advantages and Alternatives of Maintaining Your Pelvic Floor Health
A common and often immediate effect of damaged or out of condition Pelvic Floor Muscles is a significant reduction in sexual pleasure. Long term effects can be more serious and lead to embarrassing urinary incontinence which itself is a massive problem throughout the UK.
67% of female incontinence is caused through childbirth. Large babies and caesareans births cause even more damage to muscle fibres and sensory nerves. Restoring Pelvic Floor Muscle condition, and in some cases sensory nerve conduction to its former strength, can only be effectively achieved by EMG - Biofeedback and or Neuromuscular Stimulation. This form of treatment has no side effects and has a proven track record of significant success.
Incontinence comes in several forms :- Genuine Stress, Urge, Frequency, Weak Pelvic Muscle, Pain Syndrome, Lack Of Sensitivity, Pain or any combination of these conditions. They can all have a profound effect on your quality of life.
There are four alternatives to treating these conditions:
are taught and promoted in every maternity unit and they're the basic weapon of every continence clinic. Performed properly and regularly over a period of several weeks they can be effective. However it's surprisingly difficult to focus these exercises correctly. They're boring to do and most women simply give up trying long before any effect is achieved.
is the very last choice as this treatment is invasive, takes time to heal and more often than not creates other complications.
are expensive and often cause unwanted side effects. Some drugs are only effective while being taken.
EMG and STIM (electronic stimulation)
have no side effects, are easy to administer and have a very positive track record for improving continence and lack of sensitivity. (The latter cannot be helped by drugs). This form of treatment is used on a much higher and professional level in France, Finland, Norway, USA and Sweden. France, for instance, has over 4,000 specialised clinics focussing on Pelvic Floor recovery following childbirth.
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