Equipulse and equistim

EquiPulse PEMF large loops for shoulders/back/hindquarters

EquiPulse PEMF for hooves

EquiStim TENS for tendons

EquiStim TENS for ligaments

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EquiPulse video

Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy has evolved over the last 15 years (has been around for over 50 total) to cover a vast array of injuries and also as a role in preventative therapy.  Its function is to create "percussive contractions" of the muscle body to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.    PEMFs have more impact in circumstances where there is imbalance in tissues or cells, ie, where there is pathology or chronic inflammation. In general, PEMF Therapy has been found to reduce chronic, damaging inflammation.

We use the Magnus Magnetica machine, or EquiPulse, to treat horses and dogs.  For more detailed information, you can click on this link to Magnus Magnetica, LLC.

PEMF explained in detail

magnus magnetica defines pulsed electromagnetics 

This information has been taken from the manufacturer of the unit Cold River uses:

Increased energy, improved performance & sense of well-being, our multi-powered PEMF technology creates a systemic response that charges the entire body. This results in many physiological and biological changes, not just the targeted ones, which show improvement.  PEMF can bring relief with no medication, often with immediate and lasting response: When blood oxygen is increased, the lymphatic system is activated and acupuncture points are stimulated resulting in a decrease in pain and inflammation and the acceleration of healing. As a result of a multi-powered PEMF treatment, cells will change some of the sodium back to potassium, which is documented in a U.S. Government study, thus a reduction in pain in minutes.

  1. The Electro-Magnetic Pulse causes the body to generate very tiny micro currents, and the energy tends to run through the neural pathways. This seems to swamp the C fibers from accessing the neural gates which allow the pain signal to stream to the brain resulting in less-signal and less pain perception.

  2. The EquiPulse and Delta Pulse, which are multi-powered PEMF devices, are particularly effective in relieving deep muscle soreness, because of their deep penetration. PEMF therapy is also very effective but gentle for an area which may be too sore to touch and manually massage.

  3. Decreased inflammation and increased range of motion: Inflammation is a necessary and beneficial process initiated by the body to repair cellular damage in tissues but it often persists longer than necessary, creating pain and limiting movement, sometimes developing into chronic inflammation, which can lead to the ongoing tissue damage found in diseases like tendinitis, arthritis or psoriasis. Chronic inflammation is also a cause of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, among many other disease conditions. It is interesting to note that normal cells are not usually impacted by magnetic fields. Compromised cells, called meta-stable cells, are more likely to be impacted. This means that PEMFs have more impact in circumstances where there is imbalance in tissues or cells, ie, where there is pathology or chronic inflammation. in general, PEMF Therapy has been found to reduce chronic, damaging inflammation.

  4. Enhanced muscle function includes endurance, strength, recovery and muscle energy production improvement. This allows muscles to work harder and longer, and recover more quickly from their work. Muscles that are contracted or in spasm are better able to relax, decreasing tension and reducing pain caused by spasm.

  5. Increased circulation: One of the most basic functions magnetic fields have in the body is to increase circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries. When a cell (such as a red blood cell) is injured or ill, it does not hold its ideal electrical charge. This causes red blood cells to "stick" together, reducing circulatory flow. When a magnetic field passes through the cell, the membrane becomes properly charged, allowing the cell to repel itself and keep separate from other cells, thereby increasing circulation. Blood vessels dilate improving the amount of blood flowing through the vessels and therefore increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues.

    • Poor circulation makes tissues unhealthy and prone to disease and breakdown. Improved circulation helps tissues receive the nutrition they need, while expelling the waste cells produce.

    • Good circulation helps tissue with healing and regeneration, reduces swelling and bruising.

  6. Improved blood oxygenation: PEMF therapy helps with the process of extracting oxygen out of the air we breathe and help it be transported into the circulation. The absorbed oxygen is then transported throughout the body where it is absorbed into individual cells. Our cells need oxygen for cell metabolism, the energy necessary to function properly. Proper blood-oxygen levels at the cell level allow this process to continue efficiently. Impaired cell metabolism can lead to decreased performance levels, injuries, illness, and chronic disease.

  7. Faster & healthier recovery from exercise or injury : PEMF Therapy stimulates cell metabolism, which helps the cell take in more oxygen and nutrients and improves the Lymphatic (Detox) system allowing the cell to easily rid itself of damaging toxins and cellular waste. This reduces pain, inflammation, buildup of lactic acid and improves the overall healing capabilities. PEMF regenerates damaged or diseased tissues. PEMF enhances the synthesis of proteins allowing the body to take full advantage of proteins.

  8. Accelerated bone mending and wound healing: PEMF treatments improve the quality of calcium produced and mend bones in one-third of the normal time. Did you know that PEMF has been FDA Registered to stimulate bone growth in non-healing bone fractures since the late 1970's? The skin of the bone seems to develop cells more like the DNA dictates. PEMFs work to repair bones, whether damaged by surgery, injury or disease and have been found to improve bone regeneration such as occurs with osteoporosis and osteopenia, among other bone destroying conditions. Because PEMF regenerates damaged tissue wounds generally heal much faster, in one-third to one-half the time with less scarring.

  9. Relaxation, stress reduction and deep tissue manipulation through muscle stimulation: There is an apparent relaxing of the vascular system within minutes of completing an EquiPulse or Delta Pulse PEMF session, which can drop blood pressure by twenty to thirty percent.

  10. Stress is responsible for at least 65% of our illnesses and accelerates aging. Magnetic Fields have many stress-reducing effects and help to erase the negative effect natural stresses have on our bodies.

People and other animals usually enjoy their PEMF treatments. People often compare their sessions to a "deep tissue massage"