Electro-Acuscope is a highly sophisticated electronic medical instrument, which is design to scan and treat many types of
pain. It is one of a class of electrical stimulators called T.E.N.S. (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.), which
uses electricity to treat pain by stimulating the nervous system of your body without puncturing the skin.
The Electro Acuscope system is the most technologically advanced and effective form
of T.E.N.S therapy available in health care today. The Acuscope has both diagnostic and therapeutic functions. It actually
provides feedback to the unit, which indicates the location of the aberration or pathological condition or area of pain. It
also tells the therapist when an area has been successfully treated.
NASA and the Sports World have long been aware of the benefits of applying electrical currents to the body
to heal or induce fast deep healing. In the late 1970s an advanced electromedicine device called the Electro-Acuscope / Myopulse
was introduced. Even though the FDA approved the medicine for humans since 1970, the medical profession has managed to downplay
and discourage the use of electricity or magnetism in healing.
many of the principles discovered through bio-electric research, the Acuscope was highlighted in Sports Illustrated when Terry
Bradshaw, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers used it to heal his throwing arm.
In the 1983 Football Season, Terry Bradshaw's right arm was so sore from off-season elbow surgery
and strained triceps that it was virtually useless. After one treatment, he had 60% relief from the pain and swelling. On
the next day he had received 80% relief. Ten days later, Bradshaw was able to play professional football again! Terry commented
on the Electro-Acuscope: It takes away the pain almost immediately. I mean it really works on the root of the pain I've had
four treatments as of this date and threw today with no pain -zero-no pain at all.
Not limited to football superstars, other athletes began using it. Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus
credited the Acuscope for extended his golfing career: I'm not sure how much longer I would have played golf if I hadn't started
on his program two years ago. I've gotten tremendous results. I had this excruciating pain in my elbow for well over year
and half, and they put me on the Acuscope and Myopulse for two three treatments and it was gone in a week.
The Electro-Acuscope was also used by the San Francisco 49'ers to accelerate the
healing of Joe Montana's post-surgical right elbow. He was back playing 4 weeks later, and took them to the Super Bowl that
year, and they won! It has also been widely used by the US Olympic Ski Team, the Shreveport Bone and Joint Clinic, Texas A
& M University, Louisiana State University, and many doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapist. Praised by professional
athletes for its fast healing ability, it is finally being acknowledged for its unique healing capabilities, and is now being
made available to the general public!
The unique feature
of the Acuscope which sets it apart from the other electrical stimulation devices is the microchip circuitry designed to monitor
the tissue places between the probes. Based on the information it gathers, the unit is programmed to calculate appropriate
corrective feedback modulated waveform variance, which are specific and unique to each tissue cellular type. Another electrical
stimulation units produce a fixed output according to preset specifications.
The Acuscope picks up abnormalities in nerve fiber impulses and modifies its infinitely variable "square
wave envelope" output appropriately, until normal waveform patters are conducted without resistance through the tissue.
The Acuscope reads neurological impedance along the current flow and can discriminate points of high or low resistance.
Incorporating advanced electronic technology; the Electro-Acuscope detects subtle
electrical blockages and imbalances in the painful areas of the body. This can be heard as a low pitched tone from the instrument's
biofeedback sound mechanisms, and as numbers shown on the lighted digital display which ranges from 1 to 100.
When the tissue of the painful area being treated has returned to its normal conductive
electrical state, the instrument gives a clear, high pitched tone and the lighted numbers on the instrument give a read out
consistently over 100. Most patients find it interesting to see and hear this process occur as they are being treated and
relief from pain generally occurs at this time or soon after.
Acuscope does not heal. It makes the body heal itself stimulating the supply of energy, which in turn, increases the flow
of blood and oxygen to the involved area. No drugs or needles are used in the treatment. It is effective in the treatment
of many types of tissue damage and is a particularly useful therapy for swelling, inflammation, and soreness. There is no
danger of over-treatment; the machine can not cause damage to the tissue.
The most conspicuous-contributing
factor of the system's effectiveness is the limited level of electricity generated by the system-measured in microamps (millionths
of an amp), an extremely tiny amount of current. It has been scientifically proven that this level of current produces the
most beneficial effect on the body's cells. Even some of the most conservative medical pain management facilities now accept
the concept of micro-current stimulation, because the validity of consistent results cannot be denied.
The modalities area applied primarily for pain relief, to improve soft tissue function
and increase range of motion. Numerous recent studies show that micro-current stimulation has a profoundly beneficial effect
on living tissue at the cellular level. Micro-amperage (below 1 milliamp) is the naturally occurring level of current generated
throughout the body. With this in mind, it is easy to understand why supplying the kind of current naturally occurring in
healthy tissue promotes regenerative metabolic activity.
The human body is made up of a vast
numbers of cells. In many ways, the cells of the human body act like tiny batteries, storing and releasing energy. Each cell
has a measurable electrical charge, which is unique and specific to that cellular type. There is a constant flow of energy
maintained between cells throughout the electricity of the body. When damage or trauma occurs, there is a disruption in the
production of this electricity and a measurable decrease in the flow of energy through the tissue involved. This condition
is generally accompanied by a sensation of pain in the area and usually results in the body's inability to readily heal itself.
During treatment, the Electo-Acuscope introduces mild electrical currents into the
cells of your body in order to return the tissue to a normal level of electrical activity. This process may be likened to
a "jump start" or "putting a charge" on the battery of a car. In this way, the instrument assists the
body in accelerating the natural self-healing processes.
addition to providing the body with beneficial electrical currents that create cellular harmony, the treatment causes that
body to produce its own natural pain reducing chemicals called "endorphins'-a product of balanced calcium ionic fields
around the cells. The immediate pain relieving results of an Acuscope treatment may therefore be considered an electro-chemical
response occurring in the involved area at a cellular level.
contrast to all other milli-amperage nerve stimulation devices (ordinary TENS) designed to bombard the tissue and block pain
signals from reaching the brain, the Acuscope generates only the level of current required to gently encourage nervefiber
to return to conduction of normal electrical impulses.
series of treatments have a cumulative effect unlike ordinary TENS devices which provide only temporary relief. The treatments
greatly reduce common pain and swelling, and increase range of motion limitations associated with many joint pathologies.
By definition, the cumulative effect means that each treatment of a given area will
take a shorter amount of time, and the pain relief which follows will last longer and longer. Unlike other forms of pain relief,
such as therapy with certain drugs, the body does not build up a tolerance to Acuscope treatments. In fact, just the opposite
Mild current electrical stimulation has
been proven harmonize the cells of the body to produce chemicals which are responsible for cellular energy production, and
may be thought of as the fuel which allows the cells to begin to repair themselves. As these chemical reactions build up,
the body's response to each treatment becomes stronger and stronger and the pain relief lasts longer. With each treatment
the tissues are able to repair themselves more completely, and in most cases, a series of treatments leads to permanent relief
and/or greatly diminished levels of pain.
Treatment is accomplished by the use of
various types of electrodes, which have been designed by a team of biomedical engineers. This variety in application allows
versatility in selecting the most appropriate and effective probe, plate or roller for the treatment. The probes (or electrodes)
and skin is generally moistened with one of two types of specially formulated wetting solution to enhance bioelectric conduction.
One formulation is open wounds and the other is for intact skin. Some patients with swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch
may experience some discomfort from the pressure of the probes. Most patients, however, feel only a gentle or firm pressure
at the points of contact, or the massaging effect of some of the larger, rounded probes. Contact pads may be taped in place
to provide extended stimulation to a specific area in need of prolonged treatment. Your hands, feet or other surfaces may
be placed in contact with the large brass plates; or you may be treated with a headband or ear clip set to produce overall
body relief or relaxation. Whichever attachment is used with the Electro-Acuscope, the experience of treatment is generally
quite comfortable, most often even enjoyable.
Usually, Acuscope and Myopulse treatments
are painless. A tiny pulse, vibration, or just a slight current slightly pricking the skin are what some patients report feeling.
During treatment, most patients feel nothing except relief and report only the sensations of general relaxation, warmth, or
an alternation, tingling pulse in the area being treated. If there is any discomfort what-so-ever, your doctor or therapist
can simply adjust the settings to your comfort.
are no true side effects; that is, there are no long-term side effects. Some temporary discomfort may be experienced after
the treatment. The possibilities include headache, nausea, and increased pain. Fortunately these side effects are rare and
usually occur, if at all, following the first one to three treatments only. Any change, including temporary increased discomfort,
is a good sign. It shows change is going on in your body. Almost everyone who feels some increases in pain immediately or
soon after the first treatment has a decreased long-term pain response.
Electro-Acuscope treatment as an alternative to traditional methods of treatment. It has worked for many
professional athletes, when all else had failed. It worked for Terry Bradshaw...and it may work on you too!