The Electro-Acuscope is an Electro-therapeutic instrument that acts upon subcutaneous tissue to reduce pain and inflammation. It will also improve blood flow in circulatory-impaired tissues. Sol Wellness Center in Burbank CA uses this instrument in the treatment of a variety of conditions.
Many types of tissue cells have membranes that are voltage-sensitive, and Electro-therapeutic currents can increase the entrance of substances such as calcium ions, which turn on repair mechanisms within those cells. The Electro-Acuscope monitors the electrical conductivity and impedance of the tissue, and also computes important electrical characteristics of the tissue from the current and voltage pulses themselves. Using this information, it adjusts the shape of those current and voltage pulses in order to optimize treatment effectiveness.
The Myopulse instrument is designed to treat connective tissue associated primarily with muscle. The amplitutde of the current and voltage pulses continuously varies within a "sinusoidal modulation envelope." It is well established that the membrane of each muscle fiber contains voltage-controlled calcium ion channels.
Much of the effectiveness of the Myopulse instrument appears to be due to modest increases in internal calcium which, though inadequate to cause muscle contraction, could still result in increased ATP and protein synthesis in order to prevent atrophy, accelerate repair and alleviate pain. Since the current and voltage pulses have constantly varying amplitudes over the 4 second period of each modulation envelope cycle, since impulses will be optimal for each portion of the three-dimensional current field (even to considerable depth into the tissue). Some of the current pulses will have an initial current overshoot portion that can open higher threshold ion channels especially in regions of the current field that are closer to the electrodes. In addition to monitoring the current waveform of each pulse, the Myopulse instrument has special current and voltage monitoring impulses to provide tissue impedance information.