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MiS Micro-Stimulation®

Form of therapy: MiS Micro-Stimulation

There is constant progress in the world of medicine and nursing. One of the most remarkable breakthroughs in nursing in recent years is the MiS Micro-Stimulation® form of therapy. To better understand its importance, we must first understand the context.
Santiago Felipe Ramón y Cajal Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1906

The cooperation between body and mind
Traditional conceptions in nursing of the 20th century.

It was believed that...
  • the brain, once developed and mature, does not change further.
  • no new neurons and no new synapses are formed in the brain of an adult human.
  • there is a static and inflexible connection between the body and the brain.
These views strongly influenced the care practices and products of the last decades. But this notion has been disproved by countless studies in modern research.

Modern insights into the adaptability of the brain
Today people know:
  • Neuronal connections (synapses) change throughout life: daily, weekly & monthly.
  • Modern studies prove that all body regions are represented in the brain. This body image can change in the short term, adapt and react to physical changes.
  • Pain, however, can also have a significant impact on brain structure, leading to negative changes.
  • Lack of sensory information affects the regular body structure in the brain after only a few days and leads to effects in the normal movement process.
  • A healthy body image is the basis for an intact movement process.

Take a look at the following study:
Dynamics of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Adult Humans

The importance of body image
Insights into changeability and adaptability

The body image is of central importance for the mobility of every person. Especially for people in need of care, the preservation or stabilization of the body structure in the brain is extremely important. The normal body image acts as a basis for support, relief as well as sustainable healing in different indications. For example, when pain distorts body image, it inevitably leads to negative effects on motor function and well-being, which in turn impedes the recovery process. Therefore, it is crucial to stabilize the body image in the brain and return it to a healthy state.
Body regions in the brain – © Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc./Steven N. Kapusta

Body regions in the brain – © Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc./Steven N. Kapusta

MiS Micro-Stimulation: The solution to many problems

This is exactly where the principle of action of MiS Micro-Stimulation begins: Tiny movements of a person - even one's own breathing movement - are converted into microfine counter-movements and thus automatically provide the brain with urgently needed body information. MiS Micro-Stimulation combines the successful principles of various therapeutic approaches (Bobath, basal stimulation, kinesthetics, etc.).

This offers the following benefits:
  • Preservation of body perception: These microfine countermovements are detected by the body's sensors and transmitted to the brain to support the body image. Among other things, they promote the patient's own movement, improve blood circulation to the skin, relieve pain, prevent pressure ulcers and promote wound healing.
  • Restful sleep: Especially for people with mobility impairments, this has been shown to contribute to more restful sleep.

Before: Many wake-up phases during the night

After: With therapy mattresses incl. MiS Micro-Stimulation®, more sleep.

MiS Micro-Stimulation thus represents a paradigm shift in care or therapy and ensures that patients benefit from the latest findings in neuroscience. It is a great example of how modern medicine is constantly challenging and improving traditional practice.

MiS Micro-Stimulation Systems: A mattress alone can't do it!

In order to optimally implement the active principle of MiS Micro-Stimulation in a system, more than just a foam mattress is required. A high-tech underspringing made of glass fiber - which can absorb the patient's own micro-fine movements and convert them into counter-movements - is optimally combined with a mattress (special foam formulation) and adapted to the indication, size and weight of the patient. All aspects of the latest sleep and care research are taken into account. Thus, a MiS Micro-Stimulation system naturally includes the characteristics of an optimal bed climate, minimization of shear forces, optimal pressure relief and promotion of self-mobility.

Of course, there are also limits to micro-stimulation: even if it supports and promotes healing in many clinical pictures, in some indications it can only contribute to an improvement of the peripheral symptoms. But even in these cases - e.g. in dementia diseases - the improvement of the general condition, a possible reduction of medication and a clearly improved receptivity have been observed very successfully over years. It is not without reason that caregivers in many countries speak of "the miracle mattress" when they enthusiastically report their experiences in using MiS Micro stimulation systems.