Horizontal Therapy – A New Age in Electromedicine
Horizontal Therapy uses electrical impulses and multiple wavelengths frequency to stimulate cell functions. It provokes electrical and chemical cell activities simultaneously. It produces biochemical reactions that generate long term pain relieving effects and promotes healing.
Action potentials (electrical impulses) are produced in excitable cells (nerves and muscles) at a low frequency rhythm by “vertical” stimulation. The action potentials develop their therapeutic effect in accordance with the EDT concept and corresponding to their frequency.
Medium frequency oscillations at a constant amplitude produce a multitude of biochemical effects at the cell membrane and in the matrix, which can be used therapeutically.
In Horizontal® Therapy, the therapeutic effects of both groups – differentiated according to their frequency– are produced simultaneously both on the surface as well as in the depth of the tissue. Horizontal®Therapy has been patented for HAKO-MED in many countries of the world. The fundamental idea of Horizontal®Therapy is the insight that electrical changes in living tissue always run parallel to biochemical changes and vice versa. Electrical properties of substances found in organisms form the basis for their biochemical properties in metabolism.
Horizontal®Therapy supports the natural processes in biological tissue, where bioelectrical and biochemical processes are simultaneously promoted. Horizontal®Therapy has, as expected, been very successfully tried and tested for symptoms such as osteoarthritis, wound healing, migraine, osteoporosis (pain!), and for radicular syndromes etc.
Horizontal Therapy stimulates peripheral nerves for the purpose of providing pain relief and to stimulate motor nerves for the purpose of providing muscle re-education.
- Chronic pain conditions
- Treatment of post-traumatic pain syndromes
- Management and symptomatic relief of chronic (long-term) pain
- Treatment in the management of post-surgical pain problems
- Relaxation of muscles spasms
- Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy
- Muscle re-education
- Increasing local blood circulation
- Immediate post surgical stimulation of the calf muscles to prevent phlebothrombosis
- Maintaining and Increasing Range of Motion