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Key Concept: Gain

What is the Gain Spectrum?

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.

An Analogy to Aid Understanding

Turning up the Gain is like turning up the volume on the signal the Acuscope is receiving from the body. It makes the signal coming into the Acuscope stronger, so that the intelligent biofeedback programming can get a good idea of what is going on, and produce an accurate response for the depleted tissues.

Here’s an example: Imagine that the Acuscope is attempting to make contact with the tissues, but they are so depleted that they can barely whisper their response. Increasing the Gain is like handing the tissues a microphone and turning it up. All of a sudden the Acuscope can “hear” the tissue, figure out what to do, and can get it the help it so desperately needs.

This, you’ll now understand, is why we say that the digital display readout is RELATIVE to the Gain. You could, conceivably, dial the Gain WAY up, take a reading of very depleted tissue, and get a very high number in response. The Gain is high—so the tissue is holding a cranked-up microphone—and the Acuscope reports that the current is flowing well! But it isn’t.

It is the responsibility of the Operator to understand the Gain and take it into account when assessing the tissues between the probes. If the Gain must be increased dramatically to see high numbers in the digital display (or if the numbers are low even with the Gain turned up) then the tissue is very resistant or depleted. If the display shows high numbers when the gain is very low, then the tissue is conducting well.

Once you have adjusted the Gain just enough to get an idea what is going on in the tissues, then you can determine the proper frequencies to treat with. Once the tissue has had some treatment, you may be able to reduce the Gain and find that the tissue holds higher numbers—it is conducting much better than before! Without the Gain, we wouldn’t be able to get an accurate picture of the needs of depleted, resistant, or otherwise low-conducting tissue.

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