Buzzy4Shots ... taking the sting out of shots
BUZZY is a small vibrating device designed to help block sharp pain and provide distraction during medical procedures.
A cooling pad (ice-wings) is placed behind Buzzy, and Buzzy is placed between the brain and the pain (usually on arms or hands). Turn Buzzy on and leave him in place during the procedure. Your attention is taken away from the needle and pain and focused on the cool, vibrating buzzy bee.
Buzzy confuses your body’s own nerves and distracts attention away from the pain, thereby dulling or eliminating sharp injection pain. In the same way that rubbing a bumped elbow helps, or cool running water soothes a burn.
The gate control theory is the basis for Buzzy. “Gate control” is the term used to describe pain relief by causing sensations other than pain, and then sending them down the same pathway where pain gets blocked at the “gate”. Sharp pain, itching, and burning are transmitted on the same nerve to a transmission system in the dorsal (sensory) horn of the spinal cord. Motion signals travel alongside pain fibers on Abeta nerves, as do temperature and pressure nerves (C fibers). A single summary signal is then transmitted up the spinal cord, thus excess vibration or cold can overwhelm or dilute the sharp pain from shots, itching, or burning from medications.
Buzzy is used in dozens of hospitals, healthcare facilities, general practices, clinics and in homes throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Our BUZZY Home-Use Basic Kit is perfect for children & adults:
- Who have frequent medical procedures
With medical conditions such as diabetes and blood disorders
Who are undertaking a series of medical procedures over an extended length of time
Who have a phobia of needles
Who wish to keep one in their medical/first aid kit ... for dealing with splinters, bee stings & other bumps, cuts & bruises
Our Buzzy Home-Use Basic Kit contains:
- Vibrating BUZZY Bee (single patient/family)
- 2 x reusable single-patient slip on Blue Gel Ice Wings (re-usable)
Pricing & Shipping
- Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars.
- We ship throughout Australia (3-5 working days) & New Zealand (2-3 working days)
- Standard shipping to main centres: $8.99
- FREE shipping on orders over $150