ArcEquine is a remarkably small device that is wearable, drug free and non-invasive. It works by automatically generating a complex series of microcurrents with a simple, one finger operation. In fact, it delivers over 4.6 million permutations within a single treatment programme.
When an injury occurs, the body’s natural electrical frequencies can be disrupted, reducing the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) within the damaged cells. ATP is the energy providing molecule required for all metabolic cellular processes – and is essential for pain management and tissue repair. When tissue is repaired, inflammation is reduced. And inflammation is how the body perceives pain.
The application of Microcurrent Therapy aims to support the body’s natural repair process and to help it trigger the production of ATP. Simply put, the sooner the body can start a repair, the sooner it can finish. When an injury is repaired faster, there is less chance of recurrence as, due to working with softer tissue, the repair can be stronger.
We’d love to say our microcurrent devices are the most effective in the world, but in truth, the body is the most complex, amazing and effective microcurrent device ever created. It just sometimes needs a helping hand.
WHAT IS MICROCURRENT THERPY?
Therapy introduces very low-level electrical currents into your body through 2 electrode pads applied to the skin. What is a microcurrent we hear you ask? At its simplest, a microcurrent is an electrical current measured in millionths of an amp or µA. It’s perfectly safe and can’t be felt, in the same way you can’t feel your body’s own natural bio-currents because they are similar in strength.Research has demonstrated that microcurrent can help the body reduce inflammation and its associated pain while increasing its own natural tissue repair and regeneration mechanisms. This can result in accelerated tissue repair and healing rates.
How is this possible? The aim of Microcurrent therapy is to help the body increase the production of ATP within the cells. The more ATP available to our cells, the better their capability to move essential substances in and out, while simultaneously boosting the body’s absorption of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) which are an essential component of tissue repair.
WHAT IS ATP?
Apart from being a killer word in Scrabble, ATP is Adenosine Triphosphate. This is the molecule used by all living cells to provide a constant supply of energy which enables them to carry out all necessary cellular functions. ATP is formed from an Adenosine molecule with three phosphate molecules bonded to it, hence the ‘tri’ in the name.The energy stored in ATP is released when the bond holding the third phosphate molecule to the rest of the ATP molecule is broken. The product of this process is Adenosine DiPhosphate (ADP) and a separate phosphate molecule (Pi).
During cellular respiration, the bond between this phosphate and the ADP is re-made, thus reforming a molecule of ATP. In this way, ATP in our cells is constantly being broken down and re-formed in order to provide them with an unending energy source.
MICROCURRENT VS TENS?
There is no such thing as Microcurrent versus TENS as they are so different except for the fact that they both use electricity, but then again, so does a toaster. Microcurrent speaks an entirely different language to the body because it uses a current 1,000 times lower, which is why you can’t feel our devices.TENS blocks pain, that’s all it does. TENS does not treat.
That’s not to say they aren’t effective, as anyone in considerable pain will tell you, but take a TENS machine off and the pain returns as the same underlying issue causing the pain remains. In fact, in a race against pain, a TENS machine would no doubt be faster than Microcurrent.
This is not how Microcurrent deals with pain. Microcurrent aims to help the body repair tissue where inflammation is based, and inflammation is how the body perceives pain. As an injury is repaired, pain subsides due to the injury getting better, not a temporary block.
HOW TO USE?
Turn it on, pick a programme, press play – done. For us, what an ArcEquine does isn’t the most impressive part. It was the years of inventive development and research, producing the 120 prototypes to test and refine it and the massive investment needed to make something so complicated so simple. ArcEquine is wearable treatment. On one hand it’s the same size as a small disposable device, yet can be charged and is far more sophisticated and capable. On the other hand it has the ability of a heavy tabletop machine, yet requires no specialist training and is portable.
It’s the very best of both worlds, without compromise. Packing all of that into something barely larger than a credit card was quite a task. Not that you’ll ever notice. Which is precisely the point.