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The Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System: An Introduction
The Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System is a highly sophisticated electronic medical instrument that has been very successful when applied to a wide range of neuromuscular conditions commonly affecting equine athletes. The Acuscope uses electricity to treat pain by stimulating the nervous system without puncturing the skin. The Myopulse, a companion instrument to the Acuscope, gently stimulates muscles, tendons and ligaments, reducing spasm, inflammation and strengthening tissue damaged by traumatic injury. Over the last decade, the Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System has been used extensively in the treatment of horses.
What kind of horses benefit from this therapy?
All equine athletes participating in every area of competition can potentially benefit from this therapy. Some common disciplines include:

Barrel Racing
Ride & Tie

In each of these fields, injury frequently occurs. Injury can result in an inability to perform competitively. Acute conditions often become chronic conditions if not handled immediately.
Who uses this therapy?
Electro-Acuscope Myopulse therapy is currently being used by veterinarians, certified equine and animal therapists, sports medicine practitioners, hospitals, professional athletic teams and thousands of private, human physicians. Visit to learn about the Acuscope and its uses in human medicine.
How does it work?
The Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System reduces pain and increases range of motion. This form of therapy does not heal anything, but rather initiates the healing process by increasing normality in the soft tissue so the body can heal itself faster. Reported case studies show increases in healing time by as much as 50%
How much electricity does the Acuscope produce?
The amount of electricity produced by the Acuscope is measured in microamps (millionths of an amp), an extremely tiny amount of current in comparison to the amount of electricity flowing from a wall socket. It has been scientifically proven that this level of current produces the most beneficial effect on the body's cells.
How many treatments will my horse need?
The number of treatments will depend on the severity and extent of the condition, as well as the body's ability to heal itself. Age, general state of health, habits and even state of mind may influence the length of time required for complete recovery.

Somewhere between 5 and 15 treatments is the normal average. A more severe injury such as a bowed tendon, for example, may take up to 30 or 40 treatments with an additional 60 day lay up before resuming to work. The Acuscope has a cumulative effect on the body.

The pain relief that follows each treatment will last longer and longer as each successive treatment will require a shorter amount of time to be effective. This means that the soft tissue is improving so the brain can kick in and finish the healing process.

A more in depth explanation is available on the designmed web site.

What kind of injuries can be treated using this therapy?
Equine conditions most commonly treated with Electro Acuscope Myopulse Therapy:
A. Inflammatory Conditions:

Bruising of muscle or fascia
Arthritis (acute & chronic)
Torn muscles, tendons, ligaments
Laminitis (Founder)
Deep tissue infection
Capped joint

B. Soft tissue surrounding bone problems (microfractures, fractures, breaks, and deteriorating bone conditions)

C. Pain and inflammation associated with bony growth

D. Trauma of the skin:
Cuts Infections Abrasions Post-injection tissue reactions Wounds Abscesses Incisions

E. Old injury syndromes; chronic conditions:

Necrosis Fibrous scar tissue Fluid-filled sac

F. Muscle atrophy

G. Nerve paralysis

H. Other equine-specific conditions:

Sand crack
Contracted heel
Cracked heel (Mud Fever, Scratches)
Loose stifle
Stocking up
Constriction of annular ligament
Whistling & roaring
Wobbler's syndrome
Seedy toe
Tying up (Azoturia)

Acuscope Myopulse versus use of other forms of therapy
A note about using other forms of therapy: Horses should not engage in other modalities within a 24-hour window, as they may compromise treatments.

Chiropractors: Electro-Acuscope/Myopulse treatments have been effective before and after chiropractic treatments. Therapy seems to help improve the soft tissue so it can better hold the adjustment.

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