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Has anyone tried this machine? If so, does it work? Or is it just another way of delivering TENS?
Hello @richardfrancine, Welcome to Connect, an online community where patients and caregivers share their experiences, find support and exchange information with others. I used a Zopec DT-1200 tens unit years ago with not much success or help. I have no experience with the Rebuilder but I'm really skeptical of all the claims. It seems similar to what a lot of the neuropathy clinics offer for treatments that have you continually coming back for the next treatment. Hoping others can share their experience.
Have you done any research on the Rebuilder?
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Thank you very much for your feedback. No, I have not really done research on The Rebuilder, except to read the « benefits » the inventor ascribes to it. Today, out of desperation because he was in agony,(actually crying!) my husband accepted (he wouldn’t try it before) to finally give a try to Dr Ho’s circulation promoter that he had bought months ago. This is TENS therapy. Both his feet were on the foot pads and the relief was just about immediate. He had been writhing in pain all day – and I havn’t heard him complain once since. He did it again before going to bed. Hopefully, it will carry him through the night.
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I have tried it. It did not work for me. I have severe neuropathy pain in my feet, legs, hands, and arms that was caused by a failed cervical steroid injection. I tried it because a physical therapist claimed it worked for his other patients.
Sorry to hear it did not work for you. I do hope you find a solution that will work for you. Take care
I just answered your post, but then I was wondering whether you were saying that you tried THE REBUILDER or Dr Ho’s Circulation Promoter. (TENS therapy). My husband was in agony with peripheral neuropathy in his lower legs and feet and Dr Ho’s brought immediate relief. If that is the one you did not try it may be worth giving it a chance. All the best to you!
I tried the Rebuilder. Does your husband have neuropathy due to diabetes? Mine is from spinal damage, so I don't know if a circulation promoter would help. Thanks for the information, though.
What is this Dr. Ho Rebuilder?
It is a device that I saw advertised by a « Dr Phillips » , claiming that it will regenerate nerves – rather far-fetched – but my husband nevertheless spoke to his nephrologist about it. This doctor told him that THE REBUILDER was only another TENS machine, and at an outrageous price. Please don’t fall for this scam. It will not regenerate nerves.
He has neuropathy because of chronic kidney disease, and, yes, Dr Ho’s Circulation Promoter has been very helpful. Thanks for writing
Yes, this stuff is all a money maker for a scam artist who is taking advantage of people. They know people are desperate and in pain and are looking for a cure. There is none
I had a TENS device years ago and it didn't do much. Two years ago I got the REBUILDER and have used it on my feet (in water). I didn't use it for two weeks and I noticed my balance got somewhat worse and my balance got worse. My feet didn't feel the charge unless I turned it up to 8 which I was told not to go above 6. I put the patches for back on my back and couldn't even have it on 3. It does have more power over the non-prescription TENS machines. I am soaking my feet in water with the REBUILDER on now, even though I don't feel it on my feet, I will walk better and have more conficence than without it. Between that and exercising in the pool for 60 minutes, I feel more confident in my walk and balance. My suggestion is go without it for a while and see how you feel. If it worsens, get back on the REBUILDER!!
SCAM – SCAM – SCAM ALERT! There are entire industries devoted to taking advantage of desperate, medically challenged people. PLEASE, talk to your Dr., a person with a legit medical background when it comes to any therapy or med for Neuropathy. These blood suckers will say and do anything to get your $.
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