FAQ for the Acuscope, Myopulse, and Neuroscope2023-11-10T19:29:43+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

The Technology

How long has the Acuscope been in use?2023-11-03T15:04:36+00:00

The Acuscope was first introduced in 1978.  Considered “ahead of its time,” it has evolved over the years to become even more advanced and sophisticated. It is still the only microcurrent system available with impedance-monitoring “intelligent circuitry” that bases its output on biofeedback received.

For a look back, click here to view a history of the models as they were introduced.

What is different about the newest generation T model Acuscope and Myopulse System?2023-11-03T15:11:06+00:00

The Acuscope was introduced in 1978 and the Myopulse in 1983.  Both have evolved over the years. The T Series, released in 2017, is the latest of this unique impedance-monitoring biotechnology.

What’s new:

The Acuscope 80T

  • Offers expanded programming, benefiting the Autonomic Nervous System in addition to the Central and Peripheral Nervous System.
  • The Gain Spectrum has been refined for greater accuracy.
  • Choice of Polarity is available for the first time as an Acuscope control.
  • The T model Acuscope has modified circuitry allowing for use in two locations at the same time; Mode-1 and Mode-2 operate on separate and independent circuits.

In both the Acuscope 80T and the new Myopulse 75T and 75TN modalities

  • Battery capacity is greater and stronger allowing for longer treatment time before requiring charging.
  • Microchip programming is advanced.
  • Biofeedback is acquired with greater precision.
  • Computerized analysis of cellular data is enhanced.
  • Resulting resolution is faster than ever.
  • Digital displays are backlit with a blue screen; easier to see the readouts.
  • Everyone loves the new blue LEDs (lights were red in previous models.)
Are these instruments FDA registered?2023-11-03T15:12:41+00:00

Yes. The Electro-Acuscope is FDA registered as a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation device. However, unlike ordinary TENS which serves to temporarily block pain signals with a blast of milli-amperage current, the highly sophisticated Acuscope helps to resolve underlying issues at a cellular level by communicating through biocompatible microcurrents. It is literally non-invasive and without discomfort to the patient during treatment. When resistance decreases, nerve cells become reactivated, nerve conductivity improves, tissue repairs, stress is reduced; results are consistently remarkable.

The Myopulse is FDA registered in the Electrical Muscle Stim device category. However, it is unlike familiar EMS that uses a strong milli-amperage current to cause muscle contraction, tetanizes the tissue uncomfortably, and eventually results in muscle fiber exhaustion.  In contrast, the Myopulse delivers imperceptible microcurrent in waveforms that match electrical fields naturally generated by connective tissue cells. Restoring normal electrical potentials to contractile cells produces immediate and obvious change in muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia. Tightness releases, swelling reduces, sprains resolve, ruptures and tears repair rapidly, blood flow improves, range of motion returns to joints. The treatment feels completely comfortable and relaxing.

Together, these units comprise a complete Neuromuscular Microcurrent Therapy System enabling doctors, nurses, physical therapists (and their well-trained biotechnicians) in every field of physical medicine to provide remarkable, non-invasive pain management and stress-relief therapy.

How is microcurrent different from common TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and EMS (Electrical Muscle Stim)?2023-11-03T15:15:50+00:00

Ordinary TENS devices, very popular in pain management today, send a blast of milli-Amperage electricity directly into the tissue in order to temporarily block pain signals from reaching the brain.  TENS modalities are basically used like an analgesic pain-suppressing medication.  However, the “Pain Gate” effect activated by strong current has been proven to inhibit mitochondrial production of ATP, the “fuel” required by every cell for cellular metabolism.  Common TENS does not contribute to tissue repair or to resolving the underlying cause of painful neuromuscular problems.  Read more in Microcurrent Research.

EMS devices similarly deliver intense, strong milliAmperage currents that can increase blood flow temporarily; however, the effect is designed to tetanize (contract/twitch) muscle and with prolonged use will eventually lead to muscle fatigue, cell exhaustion, and impaired blood circulation.

What is microcurrent and why does it help cause accelerated tissue repair?2024-01-07T15:29:16+00:00

Electricity is measured as Amperage—for example, if you plug a hair dryer into a wall outlet and switch it on, the outlet will generate 12 Amps. A TENS device for pain management generates milliAmps (mA); a milliAmp is one thousandth of an Amp (A or Ampere). Ordinary Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators generate milliAmperage current that is strong enough to block pain signals from registering in the brain (Melzach & Wall “Pain Gate Theory”).

In contrast, the minuscule amount of electricity generated by microcurrent biotechnology is measured in microAmps (µA). A microAmp is one thousandth of a milliAmp (one millionth of an Amp!) Microcurrent is a microscopic level of force, scientifically shown to be an exact match to natural biologic current. Microamperage is a measurement of the actual strength of the currents generated by living cells and it is microcurrents that are continuously moving through living tissue. Therapeutic biotechnology with this output is perfectly compatible with living bioelectricity, capable of naturally boosting cellular charge to a normal, optimal level . . . not overwhelming it!

When applied appropriately, microcurrent can produce a highly beneficial effect on the body’s cells. The gentle push it provides to resistant tissue can “jump-start” the batteries, restoring healthy conductivity, reviving and reactivating dormant, stagnant, sluggish cells that have become depleted by prolonged effort to self-repair.

Especially in areas damaged by injury and chronic overuse syndromes, the effect of microcurrent is the improvement of cellular metabolism resulting in the enhancement of the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms.

See the study by Ngok Cheng, et al under Microcurrent Research to understand how beneficial microcurrent stimulation below 600 µA can be. Including:

  • cell-membrane repolarization;
  • livelier intra/extra cell-membrane ion transport (e.g., better absorption of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium ions);
  • helping to flush out and eliminate metabolic waste;
  • a boost to collagen production and protein synthesis which is necessary for tissue self-repair;
  • and most notably, reactivating the mitochondria, thereby increasing ATP production (which milli-Amperage TENS units and milli-Amperage EMS Electrical Muscle Stimulation devices inhibit).

In short, as the influence of microcurrent naturally produces improved conductivity, and cellular metabolism is revived, restored bioelectricity levels allow the body to more effectively use proteins and other nutrients for cell growth and accelerated cellular repair work in all types of tissue.

What makes Acuscope and Myopulse microcurrent biotechnology unique?2023-11-03T15:20:57+00:00

Unlike all other microcurrent (and milli-Amperage) electrical stimulation devices, the Acuscope and Myopulse are not “blind output only.”  In contrast, the Acuscope and Myopulse perform an intelligent interaction utilizing sophisticated microchip circuity to acquire biofeedback input, analyze abnormalities, and deliver individualized output (“an infinitely variable waveform envelope”).

The Acuscope has a digital (number) display and auditory (sound) feedback that reveals to the operator exactly where inflammation is located (the nerve cells are excited and nerve endings highly activated, agitated). Heightened metabolic activity occurs where tissue cells are in an acute state.  And further, the readouts can show where surrounding tissue has become depleted and discharged (drained of energy/exhausted) from the workload!  The Acuscope is capable of sending in appropriate signals to boost where a recharge is required or disperse the congestion where there is swelling and inflammation.

The Myopulse reveals where connective tissue is abnormally tight, constricted, and/or injured; and can further show where muscle, tendon, ligament and/or fascia is becoming weaker and potentially atrophied; also, where there is scar tissue.  The Myopulse will then deliver treatment based on this biofeedback, in order to release constriction or boost the electrical potentials of “under-firing” contractile cells until they are back to normal strength and cellular capacitance (the ability of a cell to hold a charge) has been restored.  There is a cumulative effect over time. With persistence, strength and mobility return, even in severe cases.

As a bonus, unlike other types of electrical stim, Acuscope-Myopulse treatments are completely comfortable. No sensation is perceived other than the smooth rolling of a metal roller electrode massaging an area, or the slight pressure of a rounded probe tip gently applied to AcuPoints, Trigger Points and/or tender pain sites. Plate electrodes produce no uncomfortable sensations.  And while one may notice that change is occurring, there are no negative side-effects.

Why is this particular equipment considered the premier microcurrent system?2023-11-03T15:21:55+00:00

The Acuscope was the first microcurrent modality when it was introduced in 1978. It is the only “intelligent” impedance-monitoring, biofeedback-regulated, microamperage therapeutic technology available today. As stated previously, the Acuscope and Myopulse can deliver precision waveforms (appropriate current formation) based on biofeedback from the tissue being assessed and treated. No other device on the market derives feedback (input) from the microelectricity of the human body’s nerves and muscles; no other equipment is programmed to calculate an individualized corrective (output) that safely and effectively restores cellular capacitance.  All other electrical stimulation devices are blind output only. There is no other microcurrent device that gives the operator feedback upon which to formulate a treatment plan or objectively track patient progress.

What is the difference between the Acuscope and the Myopulse if they are both microcurrent devices?2023-11-15T03:21:50+00:00

Both units are Input/Output (I/O) devices. They differ in their programming in terms of biofeedback acquired from the tissue; and their waveform that delivers a corrective influence.


The Acuscope is programmed to “pick-up” biofeedback (Input) from nerves and generate microcurrent square wave (Output) which influences the nerves and improves the conduction of neurotransmitter signals along neural pathways throughout the Nervous System.


The Myopulse is programmed to acquire information (Input) about myofascial cellular activity and generate microcurrent sinusoidal (sine) waves (Output) which influence the electromagnetic fields generated by groups of contractile cells firing simultaneously.

The Acuscope treats the nerves and addresses neuropathy. The Myopulse restores connective tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament, and fascia) to a healthier condition (restored electrical potentials).

Based on the science of electrophysiology, these microamperage waveform configurations are identical to naturally occurring bioelectricity and can therefore produce a precise, corrective influence. When the correct Frequencies and waveforms of biologically compatible microcurrent are delivered into tissue in abnormal states of conductivity, changes occur, often immediately. It is evident from the resulting digital and auditory readouts that resolution and balance (homeostasis) is being restored. Tissue regeneration follows.

Acuscope (nerve) & Myopulse (muscular) devices are both used during the same treatment session for injury recovery and pain management. This therapy can accurately be called neuromuscular reeducation. Acuscope can help reeducate nerve cells to deliver their messages with improved conductivity and Myopulse can cause muscle and other connective tissues to release tightness and constriction, returning to normal strength and range of motion. All types of damaged cells appear to finish their incomplete self-repair jobs as a result of using both the Acuscope and Myopulse. In the process, acute pain subsides (often immediately) and old, chronic, lingering issues are frequently resolved. Nerves relax. Sleep improves. Smiles return. Outlook on the future brightens!

What is the Meaning of Impedance-Monitoring?2023-11-03T15:22:51+00:00

When injury to living tissue occurs, pain receptors and nerve endings disperse chemicals (such as histamine) into the damaged tissue.  Once these elements accumulate, congestion occurs and eventually resistance increases.  The bioelectricity takes the path of least resistance through the area and cellular metabolism is reduced.  This is called impedance since this causes impeded (blocked or reduced) conductivity.

The Acuscope and Myopulse are known as IM µA (Impedance Monitoring microAmperage) Biotechnology. Impedance-monitoring means that the degree of resistance is being continuously assessed (i.e., evaluating how “impeded” is the flow of currents being conducted through the tissue). All other microcurrent devices are “blind output” only and are therefore unresponsive to the particular needs of the cells, which are continuously changing as issues worsen or resolve over time.

How well the microcurrents move through the tissue located between any two electrode contact sites is being measured utilizing sophisticated nerve conduction (Acuscope) and muscle tissue (Myopulse) biofeedback monitoring. Through a relay of three uniquely programmed microchips, acquired input is used to configure the output, producing an individualized corrective influence that varies continuously during stimulation.

Here’s how it works:
Acuscope-Myopulse technology incorporates proprietary programming, computer circuitry in a three chip relay.

  • First, as the current moves in one direction (from the body into the instrument) information regarding impedance (resistance) is being monitored; multiple factors are picked up as biofeedback, acquired by the first microchip inside the instrument.
  • Next, this information is analyzed by the second microchip which runs comparisons to universal norms in order to evaluate discrepancies.
  • Then, this information is relayed to the third microchip which configures a corrective influence, delivered from the device into the body via bio-compatible microcurrent carrier waves.

Similarly, in both instruments the polarity of the probes contacting the skin reverses every two seconds.

As the push-pull of the Alternating Current (AC) continues to read-treat-read-treat, Input-Output continues, circulation increases, and conductivity improves, especially in tissue that was injured and still remains clogged with leftover debris. Eventually, cellular metabolism will return to normal, healthy levels and pain signals will subside. Resulting improvement can be observed in the digital display readouts and can be heard in the auditory tones. These are a direct reflection of Impedance-Monitoring.

The Acuscope and Myopulse are the only Impedance-Monitoring and self-adjusting (cybernetic) microcurrent modalities available for Physical Therapy in health-care today. No other electrical stimulation devices are capable of this type of processing.

How do the Acuscope and Myopulse provide operator feedback?2023-11-03T15:23:32+00:00

The Acuscope has a digital (number) display and produces auditory (sound) tones that allow for intelligent Operator control. An Acuscope Bio-Technician who is well-trained will know how to apply General Nervous System Well-Being Procedures, for example, by understanding that the readouts allow for detection of precise locations where highly conductive AcuPoints are located, these points are stimulated, acting like amplifiers of the neurotransmitters, boosting and balancing the varying degrees of resistance along neural pathways. The resulting sounds and numbers reflect the positive improvement in nerve conductivity.

In addition, the savvy Operator will be able to detect precisely where an acute (hot) tissue condition is located; and will know how to apply appropriate Frequencies that can help the instrument assess and evaluate the needs of the damaged tissue in its natural attempt to self-repair. By applying the correct Frequencies, swelling and inflammation can be diminished, and acute pain immediately reduced.

To further enhance the repair job, surrounding the acutely injured area, depleted zones can be located, and other Frequencies applied that serve to boost “exhausted” cells back up to a normal level of metabolic activity. The overall effect is to restore homeostasis (balance and equilibrium). This process requires an understanding of the feedback derived from the Acuscope while applying stimulation to the Nervous System in general; as well as specifically to the Nerve Endings in a particular involved area; and also, when addressing the trans-cranial transmissions of neurons (brainwaves).

The Myopulse also provides Operator feedback; however, of a different nature. It has a feature that can reveal where there is connective tissue specifically in a hyper-active condition (knots, spasms, pulls, sprains, strains and injury); where electrical potentials of groups of cells are excessively “over-firing”. It can also reveal where there is tissue damage that has remained unresolved over time, causing electrical potentials to become weak (“under-firing”); a tissue condition which will eventually cause disuse atrophy, cellular depletion, and chronic, prolonged pain syndromes. Understanding the biofeedback allows the Operator to apply appropriate treatment procedures, normalizing the “firing” potentials of groups of contractile cells, using the Myopulse.

The Training

Who may become an Acuscope and Myopulse operator? What license is needed to be able to treat others?2023-11-03T15:29:13+00:00

The requirement to be a provider of Acuscope and Myopulse treatments is a question of whether it is in within the scope of practice of your healthcare practitioner license to apply an electrical modality.

For example, if you are an MD (Medical Doctor), an RN (Registered Nurse), an RPT (Registered Physical Therapist), a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic), an LAc (Licensed Acupunturist) and in some states, an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), your license qualifies you to become an Acuscope Myopulse operator.

If you do not have a license, you might be a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) working under a nurse; or a PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant), working in a Physical Therapy Practice.  In a chiropractor’s office, you can become a trained employee who gives treatments to the patients in the clinic under the doctor’s supervision.

No one without a license or working under the license of a qualified healthcare practitioner is allowed to provide Acuscope and Myopulse treatments to others.

However, if you require treatment yourself and have the equipment in your own home, family members may assist in your treatment. A Doctor’s Prescription for “Microcurrent TENS and EMS” is required for purchase of a system.

In Professional Sports, it is often the Trainer who provides treatment for the players.

What training options are available?2023-11-03T15:42:18+00:00

See Training Options to get started, and Contact us if you have any questions at all.

What resources do you offer for training?2023-11-03T15:44:07+00:00

See Training to get started, and Contact us if you have any questions at all.

How long is the course of training?2023-11-03T15:45:54+00:00

Actually, that’s entirely up to you.  Some folks are busy and must fit study and practice time into an already full schedule.  Others dive in with immediate enthusiasm, watching all of the videos, reading through all of the notebooks, opening the Documents on their flash drive or on Google Drive on any device.  If you are motivated to make Acuscope and Myopulse Treatments part of your daily life, you will find the time.  I have a flexible schedule and can work with yours for our Zoom meetings.  You can be keeping your own batteries boosted (self-treatment) and actually helping others while you are learning to become a competent Operator of this wonderful and unique biotechnology.

Do I have to travel to you to train in person?2023-11-03T15:46:27+00:00

Nope.  Nor do I travel anymore to provide training.  The in-person training experience is an inefficient waste of time and energy and expense.  Especially when there is a better way.  Since the advent of Skype, now FaceTime or Zoom, we can connect again and again anytime, as much and as often as needed, without bothering with airports, rental cars, hotel food and the wasted personal energy expenditure.  Days of in-person training are less effective because of the wear-and-tear of travelling on the participants, making them less than sharp mentally.  And when there is much to learn, it’s hard to learn and retain it all in a short span of time.

Whereas when we connect live on Zoom, it is as if we are instantly in each other’s treatment space.  I can teach you techniques, watch you execute them, coach you while we talk.  Then, you can practice for a few days or a week until we meet again … and again, until you are fully trained.  I have found it to be the most ideal form of training.  If you do not already have an iPad, let us know and we will include one in your Training Package.

I received an amount of training when I bought my equipment, but it seemed limited. Can you customize a training program to fill in the gaps in my knowledge?2023-11-03T15:46:47+00:00

Yes.  That happens quite often.  Get in touch and we can come up with a program that takes your current level of expertise into consideration.  When you watch the videos, read and use our version of Acuscope and Myopulse Training Materials, a greater in-depth understanding will follow.  Meeting on Zoom, all questions can be answered, and we will be available indefinitely as new questions arise.

I am already treating people, but I want to take my work to the next level. Is there more to this technology than the basics I’ve learned?2023-11-03T15:47:16+00:00

If you haven’t learned at least 15 different General Peripheral Nervous System Treatment Techniques that have the goal of producing overall balanced conductivity and cellular charge …

If you aren’t absolutely clear as to how to elicit and interpret digital and auditory feedback upon which to base your Acuscope treatment of injured tissue or particular localized issues …

If you have one or both Myopulses and didn’t know that you have to activate the Pre-Treatment Cream CRM-PR16 prior to treating an area with a Roller or moving Y-Probe, and your just not really sure what Frequencies or Polarity to use for various conditions …

If you don’t understand the essential part that trans-cranial Acuscope treatment (for the Central Nervous System) plays in a program designed to restore mental and physical vitality; or how best to include the Ear Clips and Headband in your treatment program …

Then, there is a lot more to this technology than what you have learned so far.  Get in touch with us for access to a body of information, clarification, and personalized support that will satisfy your need to know and answer all of your questions.

I already use the Acuscope, but I don’t really understand it. Can you help with that?2023-11-03T15:48:04+00:00

Understanding is the key to optimizing results.  A few new insights might make all the difference in the outcomes achieved.  Sometimes one feature eludes your comprehension and that reduces the technology’s efficiency.  Get in touch.  We’ll delve into each component so you are clear and can derive the best results your equipment can provide.

Purchasing Equipment

What is the Process for Making a Purchase?2023-11-02T13:53:54+00:00

Contact us to make all of the arrangements for purchasing equipment and providing training. We can advise on the best Accessory Package for your practice, then prepare and submit a purchase order to the manufacturer.  Your set of Training Materials will be sent to you immediately from Acuscope Technology & Training by USPS priority mail. A link to Google Drive provides immediate access to the videos and reading materials so you can begin preparing while you await the arrival of your system.  Note: If you are not a healthcare professional and will be using the equipment for personal use at home, a physician’s prescription is required.

Which piece of equipment is right for me? What is each one for?2023-11-03T15:00:27+00:00

Each modality is unique and that together the three modalities comprise a complete neuromuscular microcurrent therapy system. However, each unit and all Accessories may be purchased individually.

Contact us to discuss your circumstances and we can make recommendations that meet your individual needs.

What supplies do I need to set up a treatment room in my practice?2023-11-02T13:53:14+00:00

In addition to the equipment provided by the manufacturer, certain supplies are needed in a treatment room to comfortably and conveniently offer Acuscope and Myopulse treatments. See the Supplies section for a comprehensive list of recommended items.

What does “Supported Equipment Sales” mean?2023-11-02T13:55:07+00:00

A tool’s utility depends on the user’s expertise. Based on 45 years of training people to use this unique microcurrent therapy system with its biofeedback monitoring capability and wide variety of applications, it is clear to us that the well-trained operator will achieve optimal results.

Therefore, we are committed to fully supporting all equipment purchases in order to ensure the Acuscope and Myopulse can exceed expectations and maximize the benefits of your investment. See Training for details.

Do you handle Acuscope sales outside the United States?2023-11-02T13:55:56+00:00

Yes. The Acuscope and Myopulse have been used internationally for decades. We are available to arrange for purchasing and providing training for use in another country. Other than Canada, most countries require conversion to their particular type of electricity and appropriate charger modules are provided. Training materials are sent and Zoom or FaceTime training sessions are conducted as usual.

Are replacement parts and repairs available for the Acuscope?2023-11-02T13:57:39+00:00

The manufacturer, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, services all components of the Acuscope and Myopulse System. If necessary, which is not often the case, the equipment is shipped directly to the factory for repair and returned by UPS from one of the distributors. Be sure to fill out a Service Request Form and enclose it with any Instrument or Accessory being sent in for service. Contact us to request the form and instructions.

Is financing available for purchasing the equipment?2023-11-02T13:58:47+00:00

If you are a healthcare professional in business for a minimum of one year with reasonably good credit, there are a number of companies who will be happy to provide financing. Contact us for a quote to submit with your application.

Commonly-Asked by Patients

What is the Electro-Acuscope?2023-11-03T15:50:34+00:00

The Acuscope is a highly sophisticated electronic medical instrument which is designed to scan and treat many types of painful conditions.  It is one of a class of FDA approved devices called TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation).  TENS means that electricity is used to treat pain by stimulating the Nervous System of your body without puncturing the skin in any way.  However, unlike common milli-amperage TENS units which (much like pain medication) are designed to temporarily block the pain signals from registering in the brain, the Acuscope uses microamperage, a significantly milder level of electricity that helps tissue restore itself to a normal, healthy state. In fact, microamperage is often called “bio-identical electricity.”

Incorporating bio-feedback and computer chip circuitry, this unique technology is programmed to monitor your body’s bio-electricity and deliver exactly those currents that will correct and adjust nerve transmission until normal signals are moving smoothly through the Nervous System.  The Acuscope is the most technologically sophisticated, gentle and effective Electrical Nerve Stimulation available.

What is the Myopulse?2023-11-04T18:34:15+00:00

Companion instrument to the Acuscope, the Myopulse is microcurrent EMS (Electrical Muscle Stim) for treating painful syndromes in connective tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).  Unlike any other Electrical Stim modality, biofeedback from the tissue enables the Myopulse to “read” the electrical properties of contractile cells and send in corrective waveforms that reduce knots, spasms, tightness and tension; and help speed up the repair process where there are strains, sprains and tears.

Together the two pieces of equipment comprise a safe, non-invasive but comprehensive neuro-muscular microcurrent treatment system designed primarily for pain and stress management.

Who provides treatment with the Acuscope and Myopulse System?2023-11-03T15:51:39+00:00

This beneficial biotechnology is currently being used by professional athletic teams, sports medicine practices, hospitals, and by doctors, nurses, and therapists in healthcare facilities throughout the world.  According to widespread publicity, many outstanding athletes have been significantly helped by Electro-Acuscope treatments.  Joe Montana (49ers) and Terry Bradshaw (Steelers) are two of the first star football quarterbacks who claim that the Acuscope “kept them in the game;” and both (although their famous throwing arms were injured) went on to win Superbowls.

How long does a treatment take?2023-11-03T15:52:11+00:00

A treatment may take 30 minutes, one hour, or 90 minutes, depending on the extent of the problem(s) and the number of treatments you have already had.  For example, it takes longer to treat the shoulders, neck and back than to treat a smaller area such as a painful wrist or ankle.  Also, a full body well-being treatment may take longer during the first few sessions since your system may be in a generalized state of depleted energy.  After several treatments, less time is required to boost nerve transmission to a more highly conductive level and bring cells to “fully charged” capacity.

How long does the relief last?2024-07-02T19:18:48+00:00

The results are cumulative; that is, the benefits accumulate over time.  This is true both for pain relief as well as for returning to normal use and unrestricted range of motion.  Once this state is achieved during a series of treatments, the relief will last longer and longer with each additional treatment.

The goal, of course, is long term pain relief.  After a series of treatments, many people have permanent pain relief and never need another Electro-Acuscope/Myopulse treatment for the same condition.  For some, the relief is more temporary and a series of additional treatments is necessary.  Booster (maintenance) treatments for systemic well-being may be needed as often as weekly, or monthly to maintain full cellular charge. The readings (audio and digital feedback) will indicate to your doctor and/or Acuscope Practitioner the necessary course of therapy.

It is not uncommon that an old, chronic condition will be completely eliminated by Acuscope and Myopulse treatments.  At some future time, if reactivated by a new trauma, resolution occurs faster than during the initial course of therapy.  The reason for this is that these treatments cause the body to maintain a generally healthier state (more “fully charged”) and self-repair processes are more efficient. When treatments are given before and after a surgery, speedier recovery, less need for pain medication, less scarring of the incision site are typical results.

What will the treatment feel like?2023-11-03T15:53:29+00:00

The Acuscope delivers a level of electricity that is below the threshold of perception.  In other words, you most likely will only feel the smooth metal probes and/or plates touching your skin.  Some patients will feel a tiny pulse, vibration, or an occasional gentle prickling sensation.  Have no concern.  If there is ANY discomfort whatsoever, simply mention it to your Acuscope Operator and the settings will be reduced to insure your comfort.  It is not best for you to “grin and bear it.”   In fact, it is not necessary to feel the current at all.

During treatment, it is most likely that you will feel nothing but relief.  Many people fall sleep during certain types of treatment procedures.  Most patients report only the sensations of general relaxation, warmth and soothing release in the area being treated.

What will touch my skin during treatment?2023-11-03T15:53:57+00:00

The points of contact with the body are generally moistened with a specially formulated (Electrolyte) wetting solution or cream.  The probes have rounded metal tips that are applied in a gentle pressure-point massaging fashion on the skin; the electrode plates are held in place with light adhesive tape; the rollers slide easily over muscles and around curves.

Some patients with swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch may experience some discomfort from the pressure of the probes; but heavy pressure is unnecessary. Your hands, feet or other surfaces may be placed on large brass plates; or you may have a relaxation treatment using ear-clips or a headband set.  Whichever attachment or set of probes is used with the Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse, the experience of treatment is generally quite comfortable, most often deeply relaxing and enjoyable.

Are there any side effects from the treatments?2023-11-03T15:54:44+00:00

There are no true side effects; that is, there are no long-term side effects.  Occasionally, some temporary discomfort may be experienced after the first or first few treatments.  The possibilities include headache and/or slight nausea if you have tissue toxicity.  It will quickly subside, do not be concerned.  In an injured area, you may possibly experience increased pain levels at first until the condition begins to resolve.  Fortunately, these side effects are rare and usually occur, if at all, following only the first one to three treatments, while your body is adjusting to an increased level of cellular self-repair activity.

GOOD NEWS!  Any change, including temporary increased discomfort is a good sign.  It shows that change is happening (and you must admit you could use a change!)  Almost everyone who feels some increase in discomfort immediately or soon after the first treatment or two has very good long-term pain-relief response.  For most people, the “side effects” are simply feeling better and better in various ways after each treatment.

How long does it take for the treatment to begin to work and how many treatments will I need?2023-11-04T18:33:36+00:00

Often a patient will feel immediate results during or within several hours after the first treatment.  A single treatment is commonly followed by hours of relief.  Occasionally the relief from a single treatment is permanent; however, this is quite uncommon.

Usually, a series of sessions (seven to eleven) is necessary to complete the job of achieving lasting results.  BE PATIENT.  The body in its infinite wisdom knows how to repair itself; the cells are naturally programmed to fix and replace themselves.  The Acuscope helps nerve cells and the Myopulse helps muscle and other connective tissue cells to do the self-repair job faster and more efficiently.

After your first treatment, when your body has used up the increased supply of energy, the pain (and/or limited range of motion) may return; usually it comes back to a lesser degree.  If the second treatment is administered soon thereafter, it is likely that the second treatment will produce more dramatic relief and the results will last even longer.  Preferably the first three treatments are three days in a row.

Occasionally no relief occurs before the 3rd or 4th treatment; then significant changes begin to be perceived.  Rarely it may take five to ten treatments to produce noticeable results. Fortunately, in these cases, when the breakthrough takes place, it is quite dramatic!

The average patient with severe chronic or very acute pain usually requires a series of eleven treatments over a four week period in order to obtain lasting or permanent relief.  It is recommended that you complete your entire series of treatments prescribed by your doctor to ensure that your body will be able to repair itself completely.

If I have tried many other forms of therapy with little lasting relief, can Acuscope treatments help me?2023-11-03T15:55:41+00:00

Probably!  The Acuscope System delivers a different type of treatment than any other form of pain management.  Many patients are treated with this system after many other methods have failed. It is very often effective where nothing else has been able to help before.

My pain seems to be stress related. Can the Electro-Acuscope help me?2023-11-03T15:56:01+00:00

Yes!  This therapy is renowned as highly effective stress management, especially when combined with Healthy Lifestyle Habits.  It can relax the nerves and give relief to muscles, improve circulation, and help you learn how to release tension.  If you are under excessive stress or your pain is obviously stress-related, your Biotechnician will apply general systemic well-being procedures, as well as the Relaxation Mode with the Ear Clips or Head Band, in addition to treating directly on the site(s) of pain with the Acuscope and/or using the Myopulse, over muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

Does this program work for everyone?2023-11-03T15:56:31+00:00

Most doctors and therapists experienced in its use report that it helps a very high percentage of their patients.

Is there anyone who should not be treated?2023-11-03T15:56:52+00:00

Almost anyone can be safely treated under a doctor’s supervision.  Pregnant women should be treated ONLY in their Gynecologist’s office.  People prone to seizures should not be treated unless they are under medical supervision of a neurologist or other brain specialist. No one with a Pacemaker for heart arrhythmia should have these treatments as the currents may interfere with the implanted device.  Patients with Cancer or any extremely serious or life-threatening illness should only be treated under their doctor’s direct supervision. The Electro-Acuscope System is primarily used for neuro-muscular therapy, chronic and acute pain and inflammation after injury, pre-and post-surgery, and related stress management.

Is the treatment very expensive?2023-11-03T15:57:19+00:00

No.  Compared to the cost of other pain management programs such as medications taken indefinitely and/or surgery, it is quite reasonable.

During my treatment, I noticed the various sounds and the numbers on the display. What do they mean?2023-11-03T15:57:42+00:00

Incorporating the most advanced biofeedback technology into its circuitry, the Acuscope and Myopulse are capable of detecting subtle electrical blockages and imbalances in the painful areas of the body.

Blocked and/or low conductivity may be heard as a low pitched tone from the Acuscope’s auditory (sound) feedback, and is seen as corresponding numbers reading low on the lighted number display which ranges from 1 to 100+.  When the Timer is set at 12 seconds, after 12 seconds of treatment, the instrument reverts back to “readout mode” and reveals the results of that particular stimulation.

When the tissue of a chronic painful area has been restored to a highly conductive electrical level, the lighted numbers on the Acuscope’s face give a readout 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 results simultaneously.  As nerve conductivity improves, the numbers read higher and higher and the audio feedback becomes a clearer, higher-pitched tone.  If you didn’t notice this before, ask your BioTechnician to show you during your next treatment.

The Myopulse also reflects similar beneficial changes during treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia as a normal, healthy state returns to the connective tissue. If you listen carefully and watch the LED feedback, you will notice these improvements occur.

What can I do to help get the best results?2023-11-04T18:32:38+00:00

Be sure to increase your intake of pure, clean water to flush out the by-products of enhanced cellular metabolism.  This is a healthy habit in general and especially advisable during your course of Acuscope and Myopulse Sessions. TAKE SIPS OF WATER CONTINUOUSLY THROUGHOUT EACH DAY.

Pay close attention.  In the first few hours after a treatment, do not overuse the area being treated.  Allow the benefits to “absorb” and take complete effect.  For example, if your damaged knee has just been treated and it suddenly feels great, don’t go right out jogging!

Prior to treatments, shower and arrive clean.  Do not apply oils, lotions, or creams to your skin within 3 hours prior to your treatments, or it will “cloud the readings,” interfering with the biofeedback the instruments must use to analyze the condition of your cells.

Do not submerge your body in water for at least 4 to 5 hours after your treatments.  In other words, no bathtub, hot tub, swimming pool, or ocean swimming.  It changes the bio-electricity and will dissipate the benefits of the microcurrent applications.

Be sure to eat healthy, nutritious meals.  When the Acuscope and Myopulse improve cell metabolism, it is important that vital nutrients be available for hungry (starving) cells to absorb!

If you feel like taking a nap in the afternoon, or going to bed early, be sure to do so!  At first you may be more tired than usual.  This is the wisdom of your body knowing that while we are sleeping, the regeneration (repair work) gets done most efficiently.

Do not go to sleep at night with a “full stomach.”  Be sure you eat early enough to have completely digested the evening meal, or your body will be directing energy to your digestive tract rather than to the job of regenerating tissue that has been treated, where your pain is located.

Pay attention to what you say when you talk to yourself and/or other people about how you are doing.  Be sure that your Self-Talk is optimistic.  Make a positive interpretation of everything that happens.  For example, if you are feeling pain, say “That’s my cells doing a repair job right now!”  And visualize yourself (and all your body parts) full of energy and vitality!

Treatment Procedures

Are the Acuscope and Myopulse used exclusively for treating injuries?2023-11-03T17:46:51+00:00

No, these devices offer extensive benefits that go beyond pain management and hastening tissue recovery after injury.  They provide:

  • Enhanced well-being: By positively affecting the Peripheral, Central, and Autonomic Nervous Systems (PNS, CNS, and ANS), they promote general systemic well-being.
  • Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES): This induces a calm mental state, soothes nerves, and enhances sleep quality.
  • Physiological benefits to the brain: The Acuscope can reactivate dormant neurons, leading to improvements in brain tissue health.
  • Enhanced physical capabilities: By targeting areas with tight or weak/atrophied muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, they can increase strength and improve range of motion.
  • Boosted athletic performance: Through a series of conditioning treatments including all FOUR PARTS of a Complete Treatment, these devices contribute to better athletic performance over time.
  • Rejuvenation: Particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing the effects of stress and aging, these treatments offer surprising and pleasing rejuvenation effects.
  • Mental benefits: Beyond stress relief, they lead to a clearer mind and stronger memory.

Additionally, when all four parts of a complete treatment are applied over time, they hold great promise for addressing serious neuromuscular conditions, which are increasingly diagnosed today.

What is the benefit of using the Ear Clips or the Head Band?2023-11-03T17:46:43+00:00

Pain management and stress relief go hand-in-hand. The Acuscope is sometimes used briefly at the beginning, and most often for a longer duration at the end of a treatment session, for a period of rejuvenating relaxation. The gentle transcranial influence of using the Ear Clips or Headband synchronizes brainwaves to a steady Alpha frequency pattern (8 or 10 Hz). Patients often fall asleep or simply become very calm and at ease, experiencing deep relaxation. Over a series of treatments, the nervous system can be reconditioned to sustain this regenerative state of mind and body, making it valuable for sports performance, post-traumatic stress, injury repair and post-operative recovery.

How many treatments are required to achieve lasting results?2023-11-03T16:33:08+00:00

Generally, 3 to 11 treatments are required for full resolution of most common neuromuscular pain complaints.

Pain relief is usually immediate to some degree; however, a series of treatments is most often necessary to produce long-lasting and/or permanent results. A well-trained bio-technician will observe the feedback to monitor progress and determine an efficient course of therapy.

When a “healing crisis” is the only way to “kick-start” the tissue back into active repair mode, discomfort may follow the first one to three treatments; however, this reaction will subside.  The effects accumulate as the body absorbs the benefits of each successive treatment. It is most effective to have a few treatments days in a row at first to quickly initiate the cumulative effect of the cells “holding a charge” and then begin to spread out the treatments until the pain is gone and vitality has returned.

Is there a treatment protocol that would boost energy and alertness similar to coffee?2023-11-03T17:46:24+00:00

Yes, definitely. Once the cumulative effect is implemented by overcoming general systemic lethargy over a period of time using the Acuscope and Myopulse systemically, then the boost from Ear Clips or Head Band treatments are immediately conspicuous.

At first, most people are unbelievably depleted and that has to be handled. Until the peripheral nervous system can freely conduct nerve messages relaying all the way from the brain to the toes without abnormal and uneven resistance throughout the system, we can’t expect the trans-cranial application to completely clear out the “brain fog.” Once people have had a thorough “overhaul” with a clinical Acuscope & Myopulse series of treatments (all FOUR PARTS, a minimum of eleven sessions), the follow-through you’re looking for is using the Neuroscope at home. 12.8 Hz is its highest setting. I call it “Crystal Clarity.” :-) Better than an afternoon cup of coffee!!!

How is the Neuroscope used during a clinical office treatment? Is it used differently at home?2023-11-03T17:45:20+00:00

The Neuroscope offers Frequencies that are not available when using the Acuscope.  For Relaxation Purposes, the Acuscope has 8 Hz and 10 Hz within the Alpha Frequency Range (7-13 cps) which we use for clinical trans-cranial applications.  The Neuroscope has 12.8 Hz available for even greater mental clarity at the “top” of the Alpha Range.

The Neuroscope also has 4.6 Hz which is within Theta Range (4 – 7 cps), close to the deepest end; and at home can be used for help falling asleep.  We would not be having anyone taking a 90 minute to two-hour nap in the office!  And that is what  should follow using the Neuroscope on 4.6 Hz.  A complete sleep cycle; or a full night’s sleep; or as many hours into the night until one wakes up.  At which point, the Neuroscope is turned off and the Accessory is removed; and the points of contact are cleaned off with a hot, wet wash cloth.

Note:  one can fall asleep with the Headband on and set the Timer for 15 minutes, which should be enough time to drift off. The unit stops treating; however, it stays ON.  Because it has a NiCad battery, the Neuroscope can remain on for hours without issue.  We use it until the Low Battery light goes on which might be 30+ treatment sessions.  Unlike the Acuscope which has a Lead Acid battery that must be put back on charge immediately after use to not compromise the battery.

It also offers 0.5 Hz and 8.2 Hz which can be used for relaxation and chronic pain.  The Cup Electrodes are included in Accessory Package for Chronic Pain Management and AcuPoint Meridian applications.

What else should a person do to derive the most benefit from treatment?2023-11-03T17:46:31+00:00

The Acuscope will help to straighten out your wiring, reactivate your depleted, sluggish nerves. It will happen much faster if you combine treatment with a healthy lifestyle.

The Seven Essential Habits:

  1. Breathing practices. (Maximize Oxygen intake and circulation).
  2. Hydration by water. (Dehydration is deadly!)
  3. Nutrition. (Natural nutrients and Sunshine.)
  4. Body Exercise. (Including stretching/balancing, weight resistance, and cardio. According to your current condition/ability.)
  5. Mind Exercise. (Including visualization and recall exercises.)
  6. Rest, Relax, Recharge. (Power naps in the afternoon. Good sleep at night.)
  7. Self-Talk. (Mental dialog with yourself that serves to maintain calm nerves at all times.)

Advanced Understanding

What happens on a cellular level when tissue is injured?2023-11-04T18:31:06+00:00

The Biochemistry of Injury:

Following injury, damaged cells in injured tissue immediately “amp up” as they kick into action, initiating multiple self-repair mechanisms.

They begin discharging certain bio-chemical substances, (such as arachidonic acid, a component of the phospholipid structure of the cell membrane itself) from wounds into their immediate surroundings. From this, prostaglandins are synthesized, triggering a cascade of reactions resulting in the release of histamines and bradykinins (amino acids) – which can stimulate pain receptors as well as partake in the inflammatory response.

Blood flows into the area. Fluids accumulate; swelling occurs. Heat rises. Redness appears. In time, if the cells are unable to complete their repair job, these substances remain in the tissue and are responsible for infections, plus lingering (chronic) inflammation, producing a persistent painful sensation and associated pathological conditions.

The Bioelectricity of Injury:

When acute cellular repair work is underway, while chemicals, such as histamine, etc., are building up in the tissue surrounding an injury, there is an initial spike in electrical activity in all involved cells; and increased conductivity of currents, because fluids are being produced and carried to the site and fluids are highly conductive (like electricity through water).

After a time, cellular energy production slows down, eventually becoming depleted, especially if the system is weak and tired in general. As circulation decreases, remaining substances clog the tissue, producing a measurable decrease in electrical conductivity (an increase in tissue resistance).

These differences in the bio-electricity are measurable using sensitive monitoring devices.

Here are familiar ways we measure bio-electricity:

  • brainwaves move across the brain (EEG)
  • skin resistance (GSR)
  • heart activity (EKG)
  • muscle tissue conductance (EMG)

It is evident that every cell in the body generates tiny electrical currents. These well-known biofeedback devices can tell us about the bio-electricity of our heart, brain, skin, and muscles. When electrical currents are blocked in the brain or heart, fatal results can follow.

Nerve conduction biofeedback is not as well-known. Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) are measurements of the electrical activity of nerve cells, or neurons, which are highly excitable. When stimulated, they produce tiny traveling waves of electricity – nerve signals, or impulses. These pass along to other neurons, eliciting similar responses from them. Thus, miniscule waves of bio-electricity are propelled along linear nerve pathways (relaying their “spark” from neuron to neuron), throughout the Nervous System.

Advanced Biotechnology:

The Acuscope has built-in nerve monitoring capability. Its biofeedback component “picks up” the micro-electrical signals being generated by nerve signal conduction, miniscule currents moving through tissue.

A number display reveals to the Operator exactly where tissue inflammation is located (the nerve cells are hyper-excited and nerve endings highly activated); and further shows where surrounding tissue has become depleted and discharged (sluggish, drained of “energy”/exhausted).

The Acuscope can then send in a signal to boost where a re-charge is required and/or to disperse the congestion where there is (or has been) inflammation. When the correct Frequencies of biologically-compatible microcurrents are applied to tissue in abnormal states of conductivity, homeostasis (balance) returns; the cells can finally finish their incomplete self-repair jobs, pain subsides, and old, lingering issues become resolved and disappear.

This end-result may take time, a series of treatments over days, weeks, or months (in severe conditions); however, it is a natural, non-invasive solution, frequently producing accelerated tissue repair, and is frequently responsible for resolution which may never have otherwise occurred.

The Myopulse is also monitoring biofeedback: the ability of contractile cells to do their work is measurable in terms of cellular electrical potentials (the amount of electrical charge required for a cell to produce an action e.g., its potential to fire). Over-firing muscle cells will eventually lead to tightness, knots, spasms, and can also result from pulls, sprains, strains and/or painful repetitive use syndromes. Under-firing muscle cells are evident in aging, atrophied, and weak connective tissue as well as in old injury comprised of cells which have never completely finished repairing themselves.

If the Acuscope “knows what to do,” why is probe placement so important?2023-11-03T16:44:26+00:00

The Acuscope is indeed programmed to “know what to do” when it communicates with the cells, acquiring biofeedback and delivering a “corrective influence.”

The responsibility of an Operator, a Biotechnician, is to place the probes in appropriate positions that allow the technology to most efficiently communicate with the biology.

The nature of polarized electricity is that it flows away from the (+) positive charge; and towards the (-) negative charge. Pos pushes; Neg pulls.

Using the Acuscope and Myopulse probes and electrodes we establish two points of contact at a time.  This establishes a closed circuit.

WHILE IN READOUT MODE:  Between stimulations, the Active Electrode is in Negative polarity, the Reference is in Positive.  This causes the current to move only in one direction, a Direct Current moving from the body into the instrument.  During this time, the Acuscope is measuring the degree of resistance to a gentle, continuous force of about 3 or 4 µA’s (microamps) and simultaneously revealing the results to the Operator (and Patient if they are interested) by showing numbers on the digital display.

DURING TREATMENT:  As soon as a treatment cycle is initiated, the equipment is programmed to switch the polarity of the electrodes and continue to do so every two seconds during treatment.  This causes the current to flow first in one direction, then in the opposite direction.  The microcurrents travel in-and-out/back-and-forth in both directions through the tissue, between the two electrode contact sites. This is known as an Alternating Current.

  • While the Active electrode has negative (-) polarity, biofeedback is being acquired (pulled in and picked up) by the instrument; the Reference electrode having positive (+) polarity, it is pushing the current toward the Active.
  • When the Active electrode has positive (+) polarity, a micro-amperage force is pushing the current out from the instrument and into the tissue; the Reference electrode having negative (-) polarity, it is pulling the current towards itself.

In order to facilitate successful treatment, one must understand that the programming of the Acuscope is according to the way our body’s bioelectricity moves naturally.  Neurotransmitters deliver messages from the brain toward the toes.  When the biofeedback from the body is being received by the brain, it is moving in the opposite direction, from the toes up toward the brain.

Much like the brain/body communication process, the Acuscope sends and receives.  Thus, probe and electrode positioning is an important factor.  The Active Electrode (any single tip Trigger Probe or electrode plugged into the red ring jack) should be placed closer to the brain; with the Reference further toward the toes so that the current is moving from Active towards the Reference when the Acuscope is sending; and back up toward the brain from Reference towards Active when the Acuscope is receiving biofeedback.

During the two-second phase when microcurrent carrier waves collect feedback from the tissue, the Active electrode serves as the pick-up point.  This location is also where the wave enters and permeates the tissue to deliver the “corrective influence” transmitting the signal into and through the body.  The operator, understanding this fundamental aspect, strategically positions and repositions the Active and Reference electrodes on the body. This meticulous placement ensures optimal performance, allowing the instrument to execute its programmed functions effectively.

How should Active and Reference Electrodes be placed when treating the back?2023-11-15T03:00:01+00:00

When addressing the back, the Active probe tip should be touching or closer to the nerve root emerging out from between the vertebrae of the Spine; the reference tip should be placed laterally out … horizontal… or further towards the end of the extremity.  For example:

  • From the Sacrum / Lower Lumbar, the spinal nerve roots relay signals down into the legs. Thus, the Active electrode is placed near the Spine; the Reference electrode is placed further down the same-side leg, anywhere, all the way to the tips of the toes.
  • From the mid-Thoracic Vertebrae, the currents move outward from the Spine and horizontally along the rib cage on the same side. Place Active at the Spinal Nerve Root and Reference further out to that side.
  • From the uppermost Thoracic vertebrae, the currents move down the arms, all the way to the fingertips. The probes/electrodes are placed accordingly:  Active at the Spine; Reference toward the fingers.
  • From the neck spinal nerve roots, Active at Cervical Nerve Roots; Reference placed on same side out into the head, face (and brain).

A proficient and knowledgeable operator enables the Acuscope to accurately ‘tap into the wiring’ by recognizing the natural flow of currents within the nervous system. It’s crucial to understand that these currents have a specific directionality. Trying to force them upstream when delivering a message is contrary to their natural flow. Instead, the operator must facilitate the movement of current in both directions, following its natural course.

Once you understand this, you can better assist the Acuscope in doing best “what it knows how to do.”

How is Intensity determined?2024-07-02T19:28:20+00:00

Regarding the force that pushes the carrier waves, the operator must determine the Intensity (µA) that is appropriate for the patient and the particular area where the probes are being placed. For torso and legs, we can use up to 600 µA; for the head, neck, and face, we use no higher than 200 µA.  Unlike the large structures of the torso and extremities, the head requires less of a push because it is more densely packed with nerve tissue and has more delicate, superficial connective tissue. Low Intensity, a gentle push, is often all it takes to reestablish increased cellular activity levels.

In any case, if any electrical sensation is perceived, we lower the Intensity to sub-perception threshold.

Probes and electrodes also vary the requirement.  The smaller the electrode skin contact surface, the more focused and concentrated the current; i.e., the Narrow Tip or Auricular Probe is more likely to produce electrical stinging because it is funneling all the current into a tiny entrance.  Whereas, the Mini Plates, Large Plates, Roller Electrodes disperse the current, spreading it out across a broad surface which offers less resistance. Thus, we generally use lower Intensity when using Tips, especially on the head, neck and face.

What is the function of the Gain?2023-11-03T16:46:21+00:00

While the Acuscope’s Frequency and Intensity settings control the delivery of the treatment carrier waves, the Gain Spectrum presets the monitoring level, “fine-tuning” the biofeedback for accuracy and precision.  The “optic eye” of the Gain Spectrum is how the circuitry “looks” at the tissue.  Sensitively adjusting the Gain to where the focus is within range allows the instrument to “see” cellular issues more clearly.

The Gain required to produce auditory and corresponding numerical readouts is telling us just how impeded is the flow of current moving through the tissue between the electrodes.  The higher the Gain setting necessary, the more resistance there is.  As the Gain is changed, the viewing window is being adjusted.  As the treatment improves tissue conductivity, the Gain can be lowered.

The choice of frequencies to be applied is determined by the needs of the tissue currently between the electrodes. Adjusting the Gain, we look at the numbers and listen to the corresponding sounds. Interpreting the feedback, we can apply appropriate frequencies to optimize outcomes.  The resolution capability is in the programming. We can either assist or compromise its perception by our utilization of the Gain.

How does the choice of Positive or Negative Polarity affect the Treatment?2023-11-03T16:46:52+00:00

The Acuscope is primarily used in ALT (Alternating) for the majority of neurological issues.  Nerve conduction, nerve cell function, and neuromuscular pain conditions are primarily addressed with Alternating Polarity.

POS (Positive) Polarity – In cases of wounds, especially where there may be a degree of infection (redness, swelling, seeping, etc.), choosing to apply the all Positive envelope will serve to bring more White Blood Cells to the area. White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders. White blood cells fight infections from bacteria, viruses, fungi. and other pathogens (organisms that cause infection).  Thus, this added feature of the latest model Acuscope 80T provides additional valuable clinical applications.

NEG (Negative) Polarity – In cases of neglected trauma (old chronic unresolved painful injury) we can now opt to use the all Negative envelope.  It is used when you want to “awaken” the structures from dormancy where deep tissue is degenerating.  “Bring it back to life.”  Although choosing Negative Polarity does not actually cause the current to penetrate deeper; rather, the reverberation of the all Negative envelope keeps the waveform in the lower formation so it continuously “vibrates” the structures requiring reawakening to increased metabolic activity. Much like deep bass in music sounding from a good stereo makes your chest vibrate, bony structures respond especially well to this lower portion of the carrier wave.  Although you are not actually treating the bone itself, the continuous lower reverberation can stimulate and reactivate the periosteum (the tough, fibrous skin surrounding bone), resolving issues and contributing to bone regeneration.  In addition, staying in the negative envelope releases more lactic acid and further purges heavy metal toxins from the cells.

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