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The Equi-Stim Leg Saver is available for services for your horse with the recommendation of your veterinarian.
The Equi-Stim Leg Saver treatment system provides a non-invasive therapy protocol that accelerates a healthier recovery from injuries. Through micro-stimulation, small micro-currents are applied to the areas of injury or soreness which cause them to heal better and faster than non-treated injuries and alternative traditional procedures. This ensures your horse a faster recovery to performance based productivity.
Every cell in the body functions on the basis of electricity. Each cell has an electrical membrane potential. As the electrical potential shifts, the membrane de-polarizes. It is this electrical energy shift that is responsible for the entry of the nutrients into the cell and likewise provides the means of removing the metabolic waste from the cell. The magnitude of the currents at cell membranes (existing for the purpose of transmitting information and material to and from cells) are very small. They range from within a few hundred millionths of an ampere (microamps). In the case of some cells the current is measured in billionths of an ampere range (picoamps). Thus, in the case of a mammalian body's use of electricity, we find that "less in more".
Higher levels of current may have some beneficial effects but may be deleterious. For example, milli-amperage (thousandth's of an ampere) may help control pain but may delay actual healing. All cells when damaged through trauma, toxicity etc, change their electro-vibratory rates. The ability of the cell membrane to act as a transfer mechanism for nutrients and waste products then changes for the worse. Cells cease to function at a normal level. To state it metaphorically, each cell acts like a tiny battery. Damage can be likened to a weak battery that can not power the unit.
Application of minute amounts of current through sick and injured cell areas stimulates the cells to function again in a normal manner. When damaged or weak cells are momentarily electrically stimulated, cellular function commences and healing and regeneration are stimulated. That is balance/homeostasis.
Tiny structures in each cell produce the fuel that the body runs on. That fuel is called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Cells that are toxic or otherwise injured produce very little ATP. One of the most important values of micro-current applied to the tissues is that the cells stimulated produce increased amounts of ATP. Another known valuable effect of appropriately applied micro-current is an ability to increase micro-circulation (a proliferation of tiny blood vessels). Increased circulation bathes the cells in more oxygen and nutrients.
HOW DOES THE EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER WORK?
When stress, damage or trauma occurs, there is a disruption in the electrical capacity of the cells in the tissue. This results in both pain and the body's inability to completely repair itself and usually requires long periods of rest and inactivity. This is where the Equi-Stim Leg Saver is used to stimulate the cellular activity and accelerate the healing process by improving blood circulation and normalizing the electric circuitry in the nerves and muscles of the damaged tissue.
HOW IS THIS TREATMENT SYSTEM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SIMILAR MICRO-CURRENT EQUIPMENT?
The Equi-Stim Leg Saver is smaller, more versatile and was designed to be used on horses. It requires no electrical outlet and can be used almost anywhere. One fascinating difference is the Equi-Stim Leg Saver has the ability to stimulate Ting Points which open up meridians associated with certain injuries. These points are on the front and rear feet just above the coronet band. For example, when a horse "tyes's up" this system is able to treat the source which is the liver thereby reducing enzyme levels as much as 85% in one treatment. This is not theory but has been proven with blood tests. This is just one example of how stimulating these points can do amazing things for our horses.
IS IT LIKE THE OLD "TEN'S UNIT'S"?
No. The Equi-Stim Leg Saver produces micro-current or micro-amperage. "Ten's units" do not penetrate cells however micro-current does. This is very important for long-term healing effects.
IS THIS THE SAME AS SHOCK WAVE OR "THUMPING"?
Not at all. Shock Wave introduces a trauma or concussion in an attempt to stimulate healing. The Equi-Stim Leg Saver uses micro-current which accelerates healing and does NOT create more trauma.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE AND HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Obviously it depends on the situation and the severity of any given injury. In the case of muscle and body soreness, typically one to three treatments will be long lasting. In the case of ligaments, tendons and fractures, it is a case of rehabilitation and therefore it could take five or more treatments. The one thing to keep in mind is that this system is used to maintain as well as rehabilitate new injuries, chronic injuries and more serious problems. Long story short, the Equi-Stim Leg Saver system will decrease the healing time and minimize down time.
The Equi-Stim Leg Saver is a wonderful maintenance and rehabilitation tool that uses a fluctuating micro-current as it source. Used in conjunction with your veterinarian's diagnosis you will be able to decrease healing time dramatically. The Equi-Stim Leg Saver has proven protocols that treat the affected area and has the ability to stimulate Ting Points associated with the area of injury or soreness as well. It is very compact and easy to use.