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Racing, Harness and Barrel Racing, Roping, Reining and Cutting, Jumping, Dressage, Show Horses, Eventing, Cross- Country, Endurance, and Trail Riding are just some of the many competitions we love to participate in with our equine athletes. Unfortunately in each of these equine fields, injuries occur quite frequently. Without proper treatment, seemingly minor problems may become seriously large issues. Acute conditions often become chronic problems if not handled immediately. The Electro-Acuscope/Myopulse System has been used extensively in the treatment of the equine species. It has also been successfully applied to a wide range or neuro- muscular conditions commonly effecting equine athletes.
The following are just SOME of the conditions treated successfully. Commonly Conditions treated with the Acuscope/Myopulse:
What is the Electro-Acuscope/Myopulse therapy system?
The Electro- Acuscope is a highly sophisticated electronic medical instrument which is designed to scan and treat many types of painful conditions. It is one of the class of electrical stimulators called TENS ( Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). TENS means that the instrument uses electricity to reduce pain by stimulating the nervous system of the body without puncturing the skin in any way. The Myopulse, companion instrument to the Acuscope, gently stimulates the muscles, tendons and ligaments, reducing spasm and inflammation, and strengthens tissue that has been damaged by traumatic injury. Together they comprise the most technologically advanced and effective electronic physical therapy equipment available in health care today.
How do these instruments work?
The Acuscope and Myopulse establish a two-way communication between their own circuitry and the electrical signals from the area of the patient's body being treated. Using biofeedback technology, they measure such things as tissue conductivity and cell capacitance ( the capacity of cells to hold an electrical charge). Generally, tissue conductance is very low in an area of chronic pain and abnormally high in areas of inflammation. In order to correct abnormalities, the treatment introduces gentle currents in waveforms similar to the body's own electrical signals. The Acuscope is programmed to generate the current pulse which damaged nerve tissue requires in order to return to a normal, pain free state. The Myopulse sends corrective signals specific to muscle and other connective , contractile tissue so that the cells can being the work of self-repair.
How much electricity does the Acuscope or Myopulse produce?
The amount of electricity produced by these instruments is measured in micro-amps (millionths of an amp), an extremely tiny amount of current that is equivalent to what the body produces naturally. It has been scientifically proven that this low level of current produces the most beneficial effect on the body's cells. Both instruments produce electrical signals in patterns similar to and compatible with that which is produced by the body's own normal, healthy cells, the level of energy which is constantly flowing through every living person and animal.
May I Have an in-depth explanation of how the Electro-Acuscope reduces pain?
Every living body is made up of a vast number of cells which store and release energy. Each cell has a measurable electrical charge and therefore there is a constant energy flow maintained between cells throughout the electrical circuitry of the body.
When damage or trauma occurs, there is a disruption in the production of electricity and a measurable decrease in the flow of energy through the tissues involved. This condition is called electrical resistance and is generally accompanied by a sensation of pain in the area.
How long does a treatment take?
Each treatment will differentiate, anywhere from 20 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the extent of the problem and the number of treatments the patient has already had.
How many treatments will a patient need?
The pain relief that follows each treatment of a given area will last longer, and longer, and each successive treatment will require a shorter amount of time to be effective.
The number of treatments required will depend on the severity and extent of the condition as was as the body's ability to heal itself. Age, general state of health, habits, and even state of mind may influence the length of time required for complete recovery. Somewhere between five and fifteen treatments is the normal average.
Unlike other forms of pain relief, such as therapy with certain drugs or higher amperage electrical stimulators, the body does not build up a tolerance to the Acuscope/Myopulse treatments. Both with many pain medications and most hi-amp devices, prolonged use requires higher and higher doses of medications or increased time and amounts of electricity to achieve the desired pain reduction effect. With Electro- Acuscope/Myopulse treatments, sessions of shorter and shorter duration produce more dramatic and longer lasting effects, until treatment is no longer required. By definition, this is called the “ cumulative” effect.
Why are the results from an Acuscope treatment cumulative?
Mild electrical stimulation, ideally at the level of 500uA (micro-amps) or less, has been proven to cause the cells of the body to increase production of the chemical ATP which responsible for cellular energy production. It has also been shown to increase protein synthesis, the building blocks of tissue, which allows the cells to begin to repair themselves. This low level of current is known to improve certain cellular functions which pump ions ( such as sodium, calcium, potassium, etc.) into the cells, and to increase the transport of waste products out of the cells, thereby assisting in the flushing of toxins out of the tissue.
As these chemical reactions build up with each treatment, the tissue is able to repair itself more completely. The “charge” on the tissue begins to hold and its ability to generate its own normal energy is restored. In most cases of neuro-muscular pathology, a series of treatments leads to permanent relief.
What do the sounds and numbers mean that a produced by the instruments?
The sounds and numbers of these instruments are part of there Biofeedback system . There are three components to the Biofeedback system (Biofeedback Loop, Cybernetic Technology, and Infinitely variable wave form). This is what separates the Acuscope and Myopulse from any other therapy systems, the instruments adjust according to the level of cell current in the area that is being treated.
Biofeedback Loop gives a digital read out with normal or abnormal readings during the treatment. The instruments will only input the amount of current that is needed at that time of the treatment, this process occurs every 5 milliseconds. It takes 2.5 milliseconds to monitor the area, and 2.5 milliseconds to treat the area.
Cybernetic Technology is the computer circuitry found in the instruments. Its where the instruments can monitor the cells, gather information and formulate an individual therapy treatment for each patient. The computer circuitry is pre-programmed with all the normals for cellular functions and structures in animals.
The Infinitely Variable Wave Form constantly changes while its treating,these instruments are not a fixed out-put. A fixed out-put will treat even if its not needed, Non-fixed out-put will not over stimulate the cells it only inputs what is needed in the cells. It will only continue to monitor the cells after they have received what was needed.