Vice President of Product Development at BioElectronics Corporation, Sree Koneru, PhD, reported on new understanding of pain management techniques at the Australian Pain Society in Sydney (April 10, 2018)
He spoke about advances in pain management and recent clinical studies using the human version of HealFast Therapy called ActiPatch Therapy. The device used in the studies is identical to the HealFast Therapy PetPatch Loop.
How HealFast Therapy Stops Pain and Speeds Healing
HealFast Therapy is a bio-electroceutical treatment that uses shortwave radio waves to create an imperceptible electrical field in the body’s tissues. It generates a regular pulsing action that modulates sensory nerves to reduce pain. At the same time it starts a cascade effect that influences motor nerves to stimulate blood flow in the treatment area.
What Does It Do?
HealFast Therapy uses modulated radio frequency (RF) to induce a low frequency electric field in the tissue. Because HealFast Therapy is placed right on the skin, we are able to use a lower energy field than traditional machines. HealFast Therapy units emit a 27.1 MHz RF shortwave modulated at 1 KHz using 100 microsecond pulses. The RF waves create an induced electrical field in the damaged tissue in an eddy pattern which restores the normal cell metabolism. This innovative therapy packs the healing of PEMF into a low power wearable and affordable patch. There is no sensation from the treatment and it is safe.
The HealFast battery life allows for multiple treatments up to a total of 720 hours in all models except the Quick Relief Loop. The Quick Relief Loop was designed for treating acute problems like sprains or surgical incisions and therefore runs continuously with no off switch for a week by which time, the problem is resolved.
How To Use
The patch or loop has to be positioned over the injured tissue. No skin prep is required, no actual skin contact is required, and in cases of wounds or incisions the unit will work through sterile dressings or bandages. We recommend a minimum of six hours of treatment per day for chronic issues, but the unit may be left on continuously without risk. Six hours of HealFast treatment delivers the equivalent of 20 minutes of treatment by the high voltage, high frequency, expensive PEMF coil machines used in clinics. Another advantage of HealFast is that once the unit is positioned - the animal can be allowed to move freely.
Some Technical Specifications
The peak power density is 73 microwatts per square centimeter. The healing field is generated from a 3 volt battery. The 1 KHz modulation constitutes the physiologically active component of the signal, which exerts the electromechanical force on the cell population. Recent measurements indicate that less than 1% of the treatment energy is responsible for cell synchronization. The magnitude of the induced 1 KHz electric field in the tissue during HealFast Therapy treatment is on the order of 100 μV/cm at the skin level. The area of effective treatment of an HealFast device mirrors the size and shape of the area of the patch and antenna as shown in the diagrams with the particular products.
Sree Koneru, Ph.D. (right) is the VP Product Development at BioElectronics Corporation. He is developing new products for additional indications for BioElectronics breakthrough technology.