Electroceuticals Medicines that affect the neural circuits of the organs are known as electroceuticals. These medications are a precise kind of treatment because, in contrast to conventional medications, they specifically target individual neuronal electrical circuits in the cells.
They are therefore viewed as an alternative to pharmaceutical drug-based treatments.
Neuroscience, electronics, bioengineering, and molecular drugs are used in electroceuticals to control biological functions in the human body.
They are used to treat a variety of illnesses, including epilepsy, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular problems.
What are examples of electroceuticals?
Electroceuticals refer to a class of medical devices that use electrical impulses to stimulate, modulate, or block neural signals in the body. Examples of electroceuticals include:
- Deep brain stimulation devices, used to treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor by stimulating specific regions of the brain.
- Spinal cord stimulation devices, used to relieve chronic pain by sending electrical signals to the spinal cord.
- Cochlear implants, which use electrical stimulation to help people with severe hearing loss hear sounds.
- Cardiac pacemakers, which use electrical impulses to regulate the heartbeat.
- Vagus nerve stimulation devices, used to treat epilepsy and depression by stimulating the vagus nerve.
- Retinal implants, which use electrical stimulation to help people with certain types of blindness see.
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) devices, used to treat pain by sending electrical signals through the skin to nerves.
There are also ongoing research and development efforts to explore the potential of electroceuticals in the treatment of other medical conditions, including diabetes, asthma, and gastrointestinal disorders.