"Bioelectronic Medicine Modifies Chronic Diseases With Doses Of Electricity" (MedTech Insight 2017)
Neurostimulation devices have been making a difference in the lives of patients for decades, when they entered common use for pain, epilepsy and other chronic conditions. These devices serve an important role, deliver- ing drugs or electric signals to mask pain or disrupt seizure patterns. However, they typically address symptoms and aren't usually able to address the underlying disease. Building on this foundation and converging with advances in bioengineering, immunology, neuroscience and understanding of disease mechanisms is the emerging field of bioelectronic medicine.