Below are several informative pieces of literature and studies to help further your knowledge about the Electro-Acuscope/Myopulse Therapy System. To further your research, you can visit the link below to Elite Athletic Consultants where you will find more studies.
An Optimistic Outlook from a Life Threatening Injury
A video of this case can be found on the Equinessence youtube channel. A link to this video can be found on the Common Conditions page of this website.
In 1982 Ngok Cheng published, “The Effect of Electric Currents on ATP Generation, Protein Synthesis and Membrane Transport in Rat Skin in Clinical Orthopedics” (volume 171: pages 264-272). This study showed that microcurrent increased ATP production in rat skin by 500%. ATP is the chemical that the body uses for energy. The current also increased amino acid transport into the cell by 70% and waste product removal. The implications for human healing and repair are obvious. ATP production was increased as long as the current was below 500 microamps. When the authors increased the current to 1000 micro amps, or one milliamp, a current range delivered by TENS devices and other types of electrical stimulation therapies, the ATP production was actually reduced.
"Electrostimulation of the tissue resulted in remarkably increased ATP concentrations. With currents from 50μA to1000μA, the ATP levels were increased threefold to fivefold. With currents from 100μA to 500μA, the stimulatory effects were similar. With currents exceeding 1000μA, the ATP concentration leveled, and with 5000μA, they were even reduced slightly as compared with the non-treated controls."
Direct electric currents ranging from 10μA to 1000μA increase ATP concentrations in the tissue and stimulate amino acid incorporation into the proteins of rat skin. The amino acid transport through the cell membrane, followed by theα-aminoisobutyric aciduptake, is stimulated between 100μA and 750μA. The stimulatory effects on ATP production and on amino acid transport, apparently mediated by different mechanisms, contribute to the final increased protein synthesizing activity, DNA metabolism followed by thymidine incorporation remains unaffected during the course of current application. The effects on ATP production can be explained by proton movements on the basis of the chemiosmotic theory of Mitchell, while the transport functions are controlled by modifications in the electrical gradients across the membranes.
This study shows the importance and efficacy of microcurrent therapy.
ATP production is how our bodies produce energy. It is important in sports, and especially in equine sports therapy, that we are ensuring that equine athletes are able to optimize their body's own energy production, and not inhibiting it. When energy production and waste elimination are optimized within the body, that is where health and effective recovery (and ultimate performance) takes place.
Whenever there is high voltage used on equine athletes, it is predisposing the body to injury by decreasing the body's ability to produce its own natural energy. This inhibits the healing and recovery process. Anything that causes tetanic contraction (where the body involuntarily spasms or contracts) is considered high voltage, and is actively disrupting the body's ability to function in a normalized state.
Written by: Molly Wells
In Athletes Treated with the Myopulse (Impedance-Controlled Micro-Current Muscle Stim)
Jack Scott, Ph.D., and Robert Picker, M.D.
Both authors of this study were competitive track and field athletes in college (Stanford and Northwestern) approximately twenty years ago, and are still active in sports and physical fitness. Dr. Scott, for fifteen years, worked as a sport psychologist helping athletes to maximize their performance; and Dr. Picker, using a holistic, nutritional approach to medicine, has also helped athletes reach their maximum level of performance. Drs. Scott and Picker have a private practice together in Berkeley, California. The core of their practice revolves around their use of the Electro-Acuscope, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation instrument. They have had over 90% success rate using the Electro-Acuscope for problems ranging from headaches, asthma, menstrual cramps, chronic pain, tendonitis, and a wide assortment of athletic injuries.
Despite the extraordinary success the authors have had working with the Electro-Acuscope, they greeted with skepticism claims that the inventor of the Acuscope had developed a new ìnstrument, the Myopulse, which could significantly increase strength levels in athletes. The authors had heard all too many similar claims during their twenty-five years involvement in competitive athletics. However, when a ten-minute treatment with the Myopulse significantly improved a fifteen year old injury to Dr. Scott’s left quadricep, “the injured leg felt better than the good one”, the authors agreed to use the Myopulse on several athletes they were seeing in their private practice.
There is no doubt in the authors’ minds that the evidence is conclusively impressive. We (Drs. Scott and Picker) continue to use the Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse in combination in our practices. We continue to see consistent results in pain management and rehabilitation cases. We are convinced that a serious study in a more closely controlled clinical setting would even further support the claim that the Myopulse increases muscle strength in athletes. It is our expressed personal conviction that the Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse in combination with weight training can provide a safe, effective, noninvasive approach to rehabilitation and improvement of sports performance.
This study that was performed on human athletes is a great testament to the legitimacy of the Electro-Acuscope/Myopulse Therapy System.
In the equine performance industry, countless cases have shown improvement in the horse's strength and power after receiving sessions with the animal calibrated instruments. Equine athletes have been reported to have more propulsion, more power, increased strength, and improved control throughout their body. These reports also come with feedback that the horses feel more fluid, focused, and relaxed following their sessions.
Molly Wells is the only therapist in the world who has worked with professional athletes, and equine athletes to compare treatment responses between human and equine athletes. She designed her exclusive treatment program for professional sports through Elite Athletic Consultants, testing every proprietary protocol that she uses on MLB and NFL athletes on her equine clients. Human athletes are able to give verbal feedback, along with statistical monitoring. Equine athletes are equivalent to blind studies to watch how they respond to treatments without having outside or uncontrolled influences. When horses feel better, they perform better. It's their natural instinct for survival.
The conductive solution used in Acuscope and Myopulse Therapy is a very important factor for safe and effective treatments. Below is a scientific study that showed unapproved solutions can alter and spike the current only allowing it to be delivered into the outmost layer of dead skin cells, among other factors.
All information that is shared on this website has been independently researched and studied. To further your own knowledge, you can do further your research by visiting the FDA's website. Here you can learn about the approvals, regulations, and guidelines for the Acuscope and Myopulse instruments. Utilize the search engine to accelerate the process on the website.
There is further literature and information on the Elite Athletic Consultants website, the sports division of Molly Wells. You can click the link below to visit this website and learn about how this therapy system is currently used in professional sports. Here you can also find further studies on the "Literature" page, and expand your knowledge on microcurrent therapy.