Shocking therapy: uses of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in dermatology

Dermatol Clin. 1991 Jan;9(1):189-97.


The use of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation is new to dermatologists but has a long history. A list of published applications includes use in therapy for postherpetic neuralgia, increased peripheral circulation, itching, varicose ulcers, ischemic ulcers, diabetic neuropathy, leprous neuritis, would healing, increased survival of skin flaps, Raynaud's phenomenon, scleroderma, esophageal dysmotility, and glossodynia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases / therapy*
  • Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation*