TECHNOLOGY/SCIENCE 2018-02-15T18:39:32+00:00

ARPwave TECHNOLOGY/SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY/SCIENCE

The ARPwave Rx100 device is based on the following research and scientific theories:

Dr. Björn Nordenström’s extensive research and studies, including his book, “Biologically closed Electric Circuits”, compelling evidence that the human body is a biologically closed electrical system and when disease or injury occurs, there is a charge formed in the affected tissue.  For healing to occur, this charge has to be eliminated, either by the body or an outside source of electrical current.  The charge, if not dissipated, may form scar tissue leading to a permanent restricted range of motion.  ARP Manufacturing, LLC‘s waveform with a direct current component was developed to produce an electrotherapy modality that can penetrate tissue to dissipate the “charge of injury” causing little surface pain or damage through a controlled feedback mechanism.

In addition to Dr. Björn Nordesnström’s studies this “charge of injury” theory is also based on the work of Robert Becker, “The Body Electric“, and Nobel Laureates E. Nehr and B. Sakmann.  Becker determined that collagen becomes charged and forms scar tissue when physically abused, and Nehr and Sakmann demonstrated that cells communicate with each other electrically.  At injured sites, cells embedded in charged collagen have their communication disrupted, preventing the reduction of inflammation and edema.  ARP Manufacturing, LLC’s theory holds that introducing electrical current to dissipate the charge in injured collagen will assist in preventing the formation of scar tissue and reduce inflammation.  The application of electrical current is generally a more desirable approach than using steroids or other chemical agents.

Bradykinin Theory; Bradykinin is a highly potent chemical produced by the body as a result of tissue damage.  It is a major factor in developing the usual effects of trauma, such as; edema, pain, muscle spasms, etc.  When collagen is injured, it becomes charged and creates an environment that stimulates production of Bradykinin.  ARP Manufacturing, LLC’s theory is that introducing an electrical current deeply enough to eliminate the charge of injury will diminish the formation of Bradykinin and thus greatly reduce the effects of trauma.  Several other prominent researchers point to the fact that production of Kinins may be produced in the presence of a negative field.

ARP Manufacturing, LLC believes the unique patented mixing of specialized frequencies allows for ease of penetration to the area of injury.  The utilization of our waveform in combination with the affected body portion while in motion during treatments increases effectiveness.  This device utilizes a fluctuating direct current rather than alternating currents which most other modalities are using.  The direct current approach automatically dissipates a charge, as indicated by Nordenström.  The significance of direct current is that it neutralizes the “charge of injury” that the affected area of the of the body produces.  When the body is injured the result is a charged system; i.e., inflammation which in most cases creates pain, restricted motion, etc.

Feature

ARPwave Rx100

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Power Electrical Muscle Stimulation (PEMS)

Microcurrent Electrical Nerve Stimulation (MENS)

Interferential

Depth of Penetration

Complete

Shallow

Moderate

Moderate

Shallow to Moderate

Surface Pain

Minimal or None

Irritating

Irritating to Painful

None

Minimal or None

Trigger Point Location

Very Good

Fair

Good

Fair

Minimal or None

Rapid Results

Very Good

Poor

Fair

Fair

Good

Increased Range of Motion

Very Good

Minimal or None

Fair

Minimal or None

Good

Penetration Depth Enhanced with Motion

Very Good

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Conditioning

Very Good

None

Fair

None

Poor