FAQ

Tennant Biomodulator® Plus & Pro

What is a Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS?

The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS is a medical device developed by Jerry Tennant, MD after years of clinical research using biofeedback technology, and energetic medical devices.  The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS has patent-pending frequencies not found on any other biofeedback technology device except for the Tennant Biomodulator® PRO.

Richard Kratz, MD describes his experiences with the device as “highly effective therapy that provides non-invasive contact with the skin.  The device sends microcurrent signals to the brain by way of the nerves to stimulate the brain to activate the body’s own self-healing resources.”

What is a Tennant Biomodulator® PRO?

The Tennant Biomodulator® PRO is Dr. Tennant’s newest professional unit. it has additional advanced modes and a digital display shows biofeedback information.

What is the difference between the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and Tennant Biomodulator® PRO?

The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS is Dr. Tennant’s original unit with 4 modes and is very user friendly. The Tennant Biomodulator® PRO is Dr. Tennant’s newest unit, it has additional advanced modes and a digital display shows biofeedback information.  Both devices can be used for Professional or Home Use.

Does the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and PRO have FDA Approval / Acceptance?

The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS  and PRO are listed with the FDA as a biofeedback-controlled electro-stimulator.  They are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration, under 21 CFR 882.5890, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator for pain relief, Product Code GZJ, Class II medical device.  Indications for use: for symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain, and adjunctive treatment in the management of post-surgical and post-traumatic pain.

How do they work?

Tennant BioModulator® devices contain unique frequency sets created by Dr. Jerry Tennant to produce microcurrent electrical impulses, which are transmitted by electrodes in the device through the skin to interface with the body’s internal peripheral nervous system for the purpose of therapeutic intervention.

 

System feedback is the system’s (in this case, the body’s) response to the stimulus, and the technology’s ability to detect, measure, analyze and respond to the body. With each response, the electrical properties of the tissue change. The device detects the change and responds, resulting in the very next signal being modified.

Biodfeedback vs.TENS

What is the Relationship between Biofeedback and Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and PRO?

Biofeedback, as defined by the National Library of Medicine MedLine database, is a process that uses instrumentation to give a person immediate and continuous signals of change in his bodily functions of which he is usually unaware.  Biofeedback treatment with the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and PRO is non-invasive.  These devices provide a welcome complement to allopathic medicine and leaves the mind alert.   People treated with these devices usually report a pleasant, relaxed feeling of well being.

What is the difference between a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) and the Tennant Biomodulator® technology?

The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, more commonly referred to as a TENS unit is an electronic medical device that produces electrical signals used to stimulate nerves through unbroken skin. The TENS units are bombardment devices; meaning they are not capable of “knowing” or delivering the exact current that the cell(s) need.  The Biomodulator has the capability of delivering current “frequency” to the cell(s) by first measuring the tissue through biofeedback.  When current is introduced to a cell, if it is off even a millionth of an amp, can be the difference between the cells utilizing it or not.

Biomodulator Therapy

What Does the Tennant Biomodulator® Therapy Feel Like?

As the device moves over the surface of the skin, the patient feels a tingling prickly sensation.   Patients usually report that they experience an immediate reduction in pain and feel “energized” after a therapy session.

What are the Benefits of Tennant Biomodulator® Therapy?

*Benefits include:

  • Gentle
  • Easy to use
  • Drug-free and non-invasive therapy
  • Positive effects may appear after the first session
  • May be used together with a standard drug or surgical treatment (adjunctive therapy)
  • Helps decrease use of large doses of drugs
  • Can help several conditions at the same time

The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS offers a non-invasive, drug-free alternative, integrative or adjunctive medical treatment.  It is painless.  Treatment is conducted by placing the device directly on the skin or by using accessory electrodes that are available for purchase.®

* The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA.

How Does the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and PRO Deliver Therapy?

*The effects may include:

  • Therapeutic and revitalizing effects may appear after the first session
  • Achieved effects have shown to be long-lasting
  • Improvement of general condition
  • Relief and management of chronic, intractable pain
  • Adjunctive treatment in the management of post-surgical and post-traumatic pain

* The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Is it Safe?

Yes – The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and PRO have shown little to no side effects.  Training will provide you with the opportunity to receive maximum benefits.  DO NOT use on a person with a pace maker or other electronic implants. See Safety Precautions.

Biomodulator Practitioners

Why is the Tennant Biomodulation™Therapy not used by doctors as a general practice of medicine?

Doctors and medical science normally pay attention to the chemical aspect of the body; therefore, they primarily use surgery and drug therapy as their method of treatment.

Which office do I go through to make an appointment with Dr. Tennant, Senergy Medical Group or the Tennant Institute?

Senergy Medical Group is the exclusive distributor for the Tennant Biomodulators and other products recommended by Dr. Tennant. Senergy can only provide information about these products. Senergy is not a medical office and cannot provide any medical advice or diagnosis.

To make an appointment with Dr. Tennant, please contact his office at Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine at 972-580-1156. Dr. Tennant’s office is located next door to Senergy Medical Group as a convenience to his patients who wish to purchase his recommended products.

My chiropractor uses an electrical stimulation device on me, isn’t that the same thing.?

No – The Biomodulator has the capability of delivering current “frequency” to the cell(s) by first measuring the tissue through biofeedback.  When current is introduced to a cell, even if it is off even a millionth of an amp, will mean the difference between the cell utilizing it or not.  Most other devices are bombardment devices; meaning they are not capable of “knowing” or delivering the exact current that the cell(s) need.

 

Purchase & Insurance Coverage

Can I purchase a Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS or Tennant Biomodulator® PRO for my personal use?

 Yes – The FDA requires a written prescription by a licensed health care practitioner.

Since the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and PRO are prescription devices will insurance pay for it?

Perhaps – If you have been seeing a doctor that has been treating you for pain and that doctor writes you a prescription for pain and provides a letter of medical necessity, your insurance company may pay for it.  Medicare does not pay for these devices.

What is the insurance stance on the Tennant BioModulator® & BioTransducer®?

The Tennant Biomodulator is a Class II Medical Device.  It is FDA accepted as a TENS device for pain and requires a prescription from a licensed medical professional.  Although classified as a TENS, it uses a very different technology to address pain.  While a standard TENS device masks the pain signal from the nerves to the brain and can actually inhibit the healing process, the Biomodulator uses microcurrent technology in a unique way that engages the body’s natural resources to assist the processes of pain management and rehabilitation, breaking the “pain cycle.”  The Biomodulator therapy stimulates the body at the cellular level, restoring cellular metabolic activity in the area of treatment.

Although a prescription device for pain, Senergy Medical Group does not contract with any insurance carrier and would be considered “out-of-network” by your health plan.  In some instances, depending on whether your health insurance provides “out-of-network” coverage or a “flex-out” plan, they may cover a portion of your purchase.  Senergy Medical Group is a “sole-source provider” (meaning we are the exclusive distributor of the Biomodulator).  In some instances, the insurance company may consider reimbursement as if we are “in-network”.   Be sure to ask the insurance company about this.

Please note that Senergy does not file insurance paperwork or accept insurance assignments.  You will have to initiate the pre–authorization process and submit your own claim.  While some people have been successful in receiving some reimbursement for their device, it is rare. A TENS device is considered to be Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and may have different coverage under your insurance policy.

Your health insurance policy is a contract between your employer and the insurance company and terms of coverage and reimbursement are part of the contract.  It is up to you to speak with your insurance company and find out what coverage is provided.  You do however have the right to appeal any decision that is made by the insurance company, in the event of a denial of benefits.  If this happens, you may wish to speak with a case manager, usually a nurse.  They can gather additional information and present to a medical review board.  Usually, once your appeal has gone through the various appeal layers, the final decision is made by the Medical Director.

The process can take 30 to 45 days and sometimes longer and requires persistent follow-up with your insurance company.  Please note that your insurance company will not even consider reimbursement for anything other than a pain diagnosis.  Most people choose to purchase their device regardless of whether insurance will reimburse.

To better assist you in communicating with your insurance company, we have prepared some information that may be helpful to you attached in the Insurance Information PDF which you may print for your use or you may contact us for further information.

Device Training

What training is available for the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS and Tennant Biomodulator® PRO?

When you purchase the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS  or  PRO you will receive educational materials such as; QuickStart Guide, DVD and a copy of  Dr. Tennant’s book, “Healing Is Voltage”.  You will also have the opportunity to come to one of Dr. Tennant’s “health conference – training courses”.  Senergy Medical Group and Dr. Tennant also offer advanced courses.

Will I be able to use the Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS effectively if I can’t come to a training course?

Yes – The Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS is a very user friendly device and Senergy Medical Group provides ongoing support and training materials.