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What is bioelectric stimulation?

Specific bioelectric signals to control specific protein expressions on demand.

What is the mechanism of action of bioelectric stimulation?

In brief the bioelectric signals give instructions to the DNA and the membrane of cells to produce specific proteins and to undertake specific tasks on demand. Endogenous ion flows are key regulators of cell behavior. Not only do bioelectric cues provide information needed for the initial development of structures, they also enable the robust restoration of normal pattern after injury.

What does bioelectric stimulation do for enhancing milk production?
Bioelectric stimulation increases the release of milk production stimulation proteins such as IGF1, prolactin and oxytocin. 
 

Prolactin stimulates the production of breast milk and is necessary for normal milk production during breastfeeding.

Oxytocin is responsible for stimulation of milk ejection (milk letdown)

Several pituitary hormones seem to be involved in the formation of milk, so that it is customary to speak of a lactogenic (“milk-producing”) complex of hormones.  Pituitary hormones adrenocorticotropinthyrotropin, and growth hormone are known to support lactation in mammals.   Adrenal corticoids also appear to play an essential role in maintaining lactation.  All of which can be up-regulated or down-regulated on demand by the correctly applied bioelectric signal sequences. 
 1988 Jan;132(1):29-34.

Increased plasma levels of oxytocin in response to afferent electrical stimulation of the sciatic and vagal nerves and in response to touch and pinch in anaesthetized rats.

Abstract

This study was performed in order to investigate whether activation of sensory fibres within the sciatic and vagal nerves might influence the release of oxytocin. In anaesthetized rats the sciatic and vagal nerves were stimulated electrically in an afferent direction with a variety of stimuli. Rats were also stroked on their backs or nociception was inflicted by pinching a foot. Plasma oxytocin levels were measured with a highly sensitive radioimmunoassay in samples drawn from the carotid artery. Afferent electrical stimulations of both sciatic and vagal nerves at 5 V, 0.2-2 ms and 3-10 Hz caused immediate significant elevations of oxytocin levels. Thus, basal levels increased by 30-184%. Furthermore, in response to touch and nociceptive stimuli, oxytocin levels rose by 181% and 206%, respectively. These data indicate that oxytocin can be released by stimulation of peripheral nerves originating in the skin and/or muscle and in the gastrointestinal tract and thus these organs may be involved in the control of oxytocin secretion.
PMID:
3223304
DOI:
10.1111/j.1748-1716.1988.tb08294.x

Electrical breast stimulation. Oxytocin, prolactin and uterine response.

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