The vibrating chair:http://www.meridianinstitute.com/eamt/files/kellogg/ch9.htmlquote: 3.3.1 Pain DisordersThere have been reports of the effective use of VA therapy with colic pains, bowel problems, fibromyalgia, migraine and headache, low back pain, menstrual pain, dysmenorrhoea, pre-menstrual tension, neck and shoulder pains, polyarthritis, and rheumatism.
quote: The Vibrating Chair. - Figs. 115 and 116 represent a vibrating chair which I devised in 1883, and have since had in constant use at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. The usual rate of vibration which I employ is sixty per second. A person needs to experience but a single application to become convinced of the powerful physiological effects which may be produced by mechanical vibration. When seated in the chair, strong vibratory movements are experienced, in which the whole body takes part. The greatest amount of force is applied to the lower portion of the trunk. The vibratory impulses communicated are felt powerfully in the lower bowel, and have a decided stimulating effect upon the rectum.
AbstractWith the development and the miniaturization of microprocessors, the possibility of designing implantable real-time electronic devices for recreation of impaired gastrointestinal motility looks more realistic than ever. In this paper, a solution for the design of portable microprocessor-based stimulator is proposed, which can be regarded as a preliminary version of an implantable stimulator
]This is sort of true. Medtronic may have something in their research labs, but at present they aren't marketing it, only the Enterra device, which doesn't affect motility. Presumably, their next-generation device will. We should know more soon. Stay tuned.It's in the hands of Medtronic USA now