Posted: 11th October 2018 | Back to news feed
ArcEquine have created the world’s smallest microcurrent therapy device specifically for use with equines, to promote tissue repair and assist with pain management. Microcurrent therapy is a completely non-invasive and drug-free treatment used by leading riders and trainers around the world for the prevention and cure of equine sports injuries – and often they’d use the human version on themselves for the very same reasons.
All the cells in a horse’s body have natural electrical currents which stimulate metabolic activity, such as the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When an animal’s tissue (muscle, blood vessels, tendon, ligament, bone or skin) is damaged through injury, these microcurrents are disrupted and cells are left unable to function properly. The ArcEquine unit (£449.00 for the full kit) is an easy-to-use, portable and affordable device that uses minute electrical currents to mimic the activity seen in healthy tissue and promote the production of ATP. ATP is the energy component of the cells and is responsible for the flow of nutrients, and recent research has shown that microcurrent technology increases production of ATP by up 400%. By using the ArcEquine to introduce the correct sequences of microcurrent, the body's natural electric circuitry is replicated which kick-starts and accelerates normal cellular function. It is also used by professional riders, therapists and vets to prevent sports injuries occurring in the first place in horses in hard work – after all, prevention is always better than cure.
Recent clinical trials in human subjects (using the Arc4Health, the human sister-product to the ArcEquine) support the strong anecdotal evidence which shows time and time again that ArcEquine devices are highly effective in encouraging and accelerating tissue repair. The trials showed that microcurrent therapy was deemed to be effective (for 96% of the participants) in treating conditions including tennis elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, groin strain, and plantar fasciitis, as well as aiding recovery from total knee arthroplasty and lab induced inflammation.
The ArcEquine device is light and portable, and with ‘one-touch’ operation it doesn’t require any training for stable staff or owners before they can use it, making it perfect for use in a busy yard. The delivery unit is small enough to be secured to the horse’s leg using leg strap provided (and it can be any leg, not necessarily the one that is injured or nearest to an injury, as the microcurrents work systemically), and it is battery powered so there are no wires to get in the way.
There are a large selection of case studies on the ArcEquine website showing the diverse range of conditions that microcurrent therapy can be used to help with, as well as more information on the product and how to use it. Take a look here:https://www.arcequine.com/home/