Dolphin Neurostim™ Device Features
The Dolphin Neurostim™ has several important device features that work to treat your pain.
- Metal Tip
The metal tip is roughly the same size as the tip of a ballpoint pen, and is rounded at the tip for a gentle application. When you treat yourself with the Dolphin Neurostim, press the metal tip gently against your skin to administer the microcurrent into your soft tissue.
- Treatment Button
When the treatment button is pressed, it emits the flow of DC microcurrent from the unit and through the metal tip.
- On/Off Switch and Intensity Dial
This feature serves dual purposes. First, the dial turns the unit off and on (indicated by the unit emitting a high pitched tone). Second, it increases or decreases the intensity of the microcurrent stimulation. For example: if you wanted to increase the intensity, you would scroll up (or forward), and if you wanted to decrease it, you would scroll down (or backward). Stimulation is largely a matter of personal comfort, but we recommend that you start low and increase as needed.
- Battery Test Button
The battery test button lets you know if your unit’s batter is working properly, or needs to be replaced. With unit on, press down on this button to get an indication of the battery strength. If the light does not illuminate brightly, then that means you need to replace the battery.
- Indicator Light
This light is activated when the Dolphin Neurostim™ unit is switched on and is used to indicate when you have found a treatment point. When you’re using the unit and the light flickers off, that means that a point has been located.
- Ground Plate
The Dolphin Neurostim™ produces electrical current and therefore, human skin must be touching ground plate, during point location and stimulation. The Dolphin Neurostim™ is designed to be held like a pen with thumb firmly placed on ground plate and index/middle finger wrapped around and gripping top of unit.
- Sensitivity Dial
The Sensitivity Dial assists in accurate point location. The Dolphin Neurostim™ locates trigger points by measuring changes in skin resistance, which is influenced by moisture. Normal skin should have the dial pointing upwards between 3-4 (12 o’clock).
- Polarity Switch (Tonify (+), Disperse (-), Biphasic (+/-))
The polarity switch is found at the bottom/back of unit. Negative (-) is like applying an ice pack, positive (+) is like applying a heat pack. The default setting is negative for most treatment points. Biphasic (+/-) is used for balancing the nervous system.
- Battery Compartment
The Dolphin Neurostim™ is optimally powered by Duracell 9V.