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1) What is ActiPatch®?
The ActiPatch® medical device provides advanced long-lasting chronic pain relief using Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy and works great for back pain, knee pain, muscle & joint pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains and more. ActiPatch® is drug and ingredient-free so is safe for continuous use and can be used while taking any other medication. Unlike a TENS machine, you will not feel heat or vibration. In fact, ActiPatch® is completely sensation free, so the only thing you are going to feel is better.
2) How does the ActiPatch® product work?
Chronic pain results from central sensitization, which causes the nervous system to develop a persistent state of high reactivity. This serves to amplify and maintain the pain even after the initial injury has healed.
Therefore, chronic pain is often poorly correlated to the degree of peripheral tissue injury. ActiPatch’s electromagnetic signal pulses 1,000 times per second to stimulate neuromodulation of the afferent nerves to dampen the brains perception of pain.
The ActiPatch® pulsed signal rate prevents adaption to allow long-term use. ActiPatch® therapy extended pain relief improves sleep, physical activity and overall quality of life. ActiPatch® relieves chronic and acute pain due to muscle and joint soreness, strains and sprains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more.
3) Is ActiPatch® safe?
The ActiPatch® is drug free and has no side effects. These devices can be worn by diabetics, arthritics, the elderly and bedridden. The technology has been used for decades in hospitals to help patients recover faster from common pain ailments. Over 1 million products have sold worldwide with no adverse effects. The Radiofrequency field strength is too low for any significant heating from implanted metal so it is safe for all metal implants. There is no concern for pacemakers as they have built in RF protection. Though as a precaution, we don’t recommend using directly over the pacemaker. The ActiPatch® has not been clinically evaluated for pregnancy; therefore, we cannot recommend its use.
4) Is the ActiPatch® similar to TENS technology?
The ActiPatch® and TENS technology provide different clinical applications. ActiPatch® repairs and regenerates damaged cells by reducing pain and inflammation and accelerating blood flow. Whereas, TENS is only blocking pain signals and has no healing effect. The major difference between the two is that a TENS unit is a short term solution that “turns off” the pain signal but cannot perform the function of repairing damaged tissue like ActiPatch®. ActiPatch® is lightweight, discreet and sensation free. This mobile pain relief technology can be easily integrated into your daily activity routine making it easy to move freely without any inconvenience ActiPatch® provides 720 hours of long lasting, safe and effective pain relief. The ActiPatch® is 100% safe to use and has no side effects.
5) What ActiPatch® products available for pain relief?
The ActiPatch® Back, Knee, Muscle & Joint and Wrist products last for 720 hours, and can be turned on and off as needed. The ActiPatch® Back Pain product includes a reusable back wrap and works great for lower back pain, backaches, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains and general back pain. The ActiPatch® Knee Pain product includes a reusable knee wrap and works great for arthritis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, runner’s or jumper’s knee, strains, sprains and general knee pain. The ActiPatch® Muscle & Joint Pain product includes medical adhesives and works great for muscle & joint soreness, strains & sprains, neck & shoulder pain, hip pain, carpal tunnel, sprained ankle, fibromyalgia, arthritis, postoperative recovery and so much more.
6) ActiPatch® activation & usage duration.
Remove the white tab from the ActiPatch® device. Squeeze the silver button for at least three seconds to activate. A small LED light on the module confirms that the device is on and working. The 30-Day full products have a green LED light and can be turned on and off as needed. The ActiPatch® device module only houses the battery and can be placed in any direction. The therapeutic area is within the loop of the device. The loop area should be placed directly over the source of the pain. For maximum pain relief, wear continuously in one area until pain diminishes. This mobile pain relief technology can be easily integrated into your daily activity routine making it easy to move freely without any inconvenience.
7) ActiPatch® product application & placement.
The ActiPatch® device module only houses the battery and can be placed in any direction. The therapeutic area is within the loop of the ActiPatch® device. The loop area should be placed directly over the source of the pain. For maximum pain relief, wear continuously in one area until pain diminishes.
8) Keeping the ActiPatch® device in place.
9) Treating multiple areas with ActiPatch®.
You can wear more than one ActiPatch® medical device at a time just as long as the devices are not overlapping. These devices are effective in treating all musculoskeletal pain. You can use any medical grade adhesive or wrap to adhere the device to the area in pain.
10) How close to the body should I wear ActiPatch®?
The ActiPatch® should be placed as close to the skin as possible. The therapy will also be effective through light clothing. If the medical adhesive strips are too harsh for your skin, apply the device over spandex type or tight fitted clothing. Use medical tape or wrap to adhere the device to the clothing over the source of the pain.
11) What will I feel when using ActiPatch®?
The ActiPatch® device is sensation and odor free and you will not feel the low level energy that is gently pulsed into the cells. ActiPatch® has no ingredients, is non-medicated and can be combined with other medications. Unlike a TENS machine, you will not feel heat or vibration, in fact, ActiPatch is completely sensation free - so the only thing you are going to feel, is better.
12) How long until I feel pain relief from using ActiPatch®?
Depending on the severity of the injury, patient pain levels can begin to subside after only 2-3 hours of wearing the ActiPatch® device and will continue to decrease as long as the device is being used continuously or between 8-24 hours per day. However, in some instances it could take longer for the therapy to take effect. From an ActiPatch® consumer survey, participants showed increased pain relief and effectiveness from wearing the device for a longer period of time.
13) Can ActiPatch® be used with Pacemakers & Metal Implants?
The Radiofrequency field strength is too low for any significant heating from implanted metal so it is safe for all metal implants. There is no concern for pacemakers as they have built in RF protection. Though as a precaution, we don’t recommend using directly over the pacemaker.
14) Can I wear the ActiPatch® when I bathe?
No. The ActiPatch® should be removed while bathing and reapplied when finished. The device is water resistant and should not be submerged.
15) Can pregnant women use the device?
Our products have not been clinically evaluated for pregnancy; therefore, we cannot recommend its use.
16) Can I replace the ActiPatch® battery?
No. The ActiPatch® is a disposable medical device and should be discarded when the battery life has ended. Engineers determined that the device is no longer able to give an optimal treatment after 720 hours of use because continued bodily movement causes wear on the internal components. For this reason, the device needs to be discarded after the 720 hour run time. The ActiPatch® can be disposed of in ordinary trash.
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