Introduction




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HISTORY and BACKGROUND 

The ACUSCOPE is the original microcurrent Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation modality. It was first introduced in 1978, considered the category creator, and it is still the most advanced therapeutic biotechnology in its field. 

It is the only modality to combine bio-feedback Input with micro-Amperage Output. As an I/O device, it is programmed to acquire information from the tissue between the electrodes;  analyze the data for abnormalities; then configure and deliver a corrective influence in gentle, biologically compatible square waves of microcurrent electricity. By this process (which is completely comfortable), the Acuscope can help to restore healthier levels of conductivity throughout the Nervous System, boosting cellular metabolism, promoting regeneration of damaged nerve tissue, and resolving many stubborn pain and stress syndromes commonly seen today.  
The MYOPULSE was the original microcurrent Electrical Muscle Stimulation modality, introduced in 1983.   Similarly unique in its field, its micro-chips are programmed to pick up bio-feedback Input from the connective tissue, analyze it, and deliver its Output in pulse trains of bio-compatible sinusoidal microcurrent waveforms (also soothing and comfortable).  This read-treat process serves to help resolve issues in muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.  After an injury, tissue damage, surgery, unidentified pain, restricted  movement, joint inflammation, scarring, or from poor circulation, faster resolution and full recovery typically result from a series of treatments. 

THE PHOTO ABOVE SHOWS THREE UNITS IN THE COMPLETE CLINICAL SYSTEM. 
This is because there are two calibrations of the Myopulse:  one is programmed to treat the large body muscles; the other is calibrated to address small, superficial muscles, such as those of the head, neck, and face (also popular today for its remarkable aesthetic effects now being called the "Microcurrent Face Lift").

Acuscope used together with both Myopulses makes the combination a complete clinical neuro-muscular microcurrent therapy system.  In a practice dedicated to not just managing, but eliminating the cause of painful conditions, this biotechnology is essential and greatly appreciated by Patients. 


The Acuscope-Myopulse System uses a wide variety of unique Probes and Electrodes to: 

- treat acute pain as well as chronic pain problems; 

- reduce stress symptoms associated with physical and post-traumatic emotional disorders; 

provide beneficial pre-op preparation (tissue vitality/relaxation)  - and post-surgical rehabilitation (speedier tissue repair; reduced need for pain meds; minimized scar tissue); 

- address complaints typically caused by accidents and injury (old and recent);

- overcome repetitive motion and overuse syndromes.

In addition, over the past 40 years, this advanced and sophisticated biotechnology has shown significant improvement in many cases otherwise considered hopeless and irreversible, including paralysis and post-stroke.


CLICK HERE for a PRINTABLE BROCHURE - 
Tri-Fold Brochure introducing Acuscope-Myopulse Biotechnology.


CLICK HERE  to view PowerPoint Slide Show format (illustrated in-depth explanations).

CLICK HERE  to view PowerPoint Slide Show in PDF format .


CLICK HERE for a PDF Document showing the COMPLETE LINE OF INSTRUMENTS.     


We are excited to announce:
NEW!  Clinical Set Upgrade - 
released in April 2017




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Greetings to all who are interested in Acuscope-Myopulse Biotechnology!
  • This website is being continuously updated. 
      
  • Written and created by Jan Rossen Dacri, M.A.Edu.,
    Acuscope Trainer since 1979. 

  • It is designed to provide Healthcare Professionals with a better understanding of Acuscope-Myopulse Microcurrent Therapy and why it has been incorporated into every type of Medical and Physical Therapy practice as a complementary modality, enhancing the effectiveness of other procedures.

  • Bio-Technicians (Operators) of the equipment will find informative support materials in every section of this site.

  • It is also an educational website for Patients and Family of those being treated;
     
  • and for anyone who is interested in home-care and self-treatment.

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF ACUSCOPE BIOTECHNOLOGY.

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE (brief / illustrated) INTRO TO EACH OF THE INSTRUMENTS IN THE SYSTEM.

CLICK HERE for additional details regarding each piece of equipment in the Acuscope-Myopulse System.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING EQUIPMENTCLICK HERE.

FOR BASIC OR ADVANCED TRAINING, CLICK HERE.  

  • For detailed equipment specifications, see the Instruments section.
     
  • To learn about the extensive selection of probes and electrodes, and the variety of treatment options they provide, see Accessories.  This page also provides links to items you will need in an Acuscope Treatment room.

  • Read case reports from practitioners and testimonials from patients in all types of practices around the country (and around the world) in Case Reports & Testimonials.
      
  • You will find photo-illustrated examples of the instruments being used with a variety of accessories, in Treatment Procedures.

  • If you are already an Acuscope/Myopulse practitioner, or you are considering becoming one, and would like to know about educational opportunities, see Training for your options.

  • Patients seeking information about this technology, please read Patient Information.

  • To see a sample handout brochure from an existing practice, CLICK HERE

  • If you have further questions after reading the Introduction below and the Q & A section, feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email.  

  • CLICK HERE if you would like to train with Jan Dacri live, one-on-one, or in a group, on Skype or FaceTime. 
Using the Acuscope since it was first released 40 years ago, personally instructed and coached by the Inventor/Manufacturer, I've trained healthcare practitioners in every field (and many individuals who own their own system for personal use at home) to understand and operate the Acuscope and Myopulse.  I look forward to hearing from you and helping you by phone, text, email, with Video training, Operations Manuals, and Treatment Procedure Guides, and Live on Skype or FaceTime.

Jan Rossen Dacri
Phone or Text:  702-376-4727
eMail:   jandacri@gmail.com

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Are you looking for an Acuscope and/or Myopulse to add microcurrent therapy to your professional practice, or for personal use?  

SALES:  We can assist you in the purchase and help you to select the model(s) and Accessories you will need.  

TRAINING:  We can provide you with the finest, most highly acclaimed Acuscope Training Program available today.  (Referrals upon request.) 

The Training Program includes:
  • Printed Operations Manual (detailed explanations/photo-illustrated); 
  • Step-by-Step Treatment Procedures Guides;
  • Videos; 
  •  FaceTime or Skype Sessions - live coaching by Jan Rossen Dacri, Acuscope Trainer since 1979.  

    Plus readily available on-going support thereafter!  
    Call or text today:  702-376-4727 
    Email:  jandacri@gmail.com 

    Feel free to contact us if you have previously purchased equipment and feel the need for better understanding and/or additional training.  

    Or, if you need any Accessories, feel free to call or email to order.
    (You may wish to request a photo-illustrated Accessory Price List.)

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WHY ARE THERE SEPARATE INSTRUMENTS?   

As explained above, the Acuscope and two Myopulses used together offer a complete microcurrent nerve and muscle (neuromuscular) stimulation system.

The Electro-Acuscope is categorized as a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation device.  However, unlike ordinary TENS which only serves to temporarily block pain signals with a blast of milli-amperage current, the highly sophisticated Acuscope helps to resolve underlying issues at a cellular level with biologically compatible microcurrents.  It is literally non-invasive and without discomfort to the patient during treatment.  When resistance decreases, nerve cells re-awaken and regenerate, nerve conductivity improves, tissue repairs, stress is reduced.  Results in addressing the Peripheral and Central Nervous System are consistently remarkable.  Benefits to the Autonomic Nervous System are now greater using the new Acuscope Model 80T.

The Myopulse falls into the category of an Electrical Muscle Stim device.   However, it is unlike familiar EMS that uses a strong milli-amperage current to cause muscle contraction, tetanizes the tissue uncomfortably, and while initially increasing blood flow to the area, will eventually result in muscle fiber exhaustion.  The Myopulse, in contrast, delivers imperceptible microcurrent in waveforms that are an identical match to electrical signals generated by connective tissue cells.  Restoring normal electrical potentials to contractile cells produces immediate and obvious change in muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia.  Tightness releases, swelling reduces, sprains resolve, tears and ruptures repair more rapidly, range of motion returns to joints.  The Body calibrated Myopulse is programmed to assess and address the large connective tissue structures; while the Head-Neck-Face calibrated Myopulse is programmed to assess and address the smaller, delicate, more superficial muscles and the skin. Using the Head-Neck-Face calibrated Myopulse can produce rejuvenation to the facial features, contours and skin that are unsurpassed by any other non-invasive modality.


HERE ARE A FEW KEY CONCEPTS TO BEGIN WITH: 

BIO-ELECTRICITY

Microcurrent biotechnology grew out of the field of science called electrophysiology, the study of the electrical properties of cells.   Not as popular as chemistry which has resulted in the explosion in pharmacology, biophysicists nevertheless recognize that living bodies are electrically wired; that cells generate electricity referred to as "bio-electricity." 

Biocompatible waveforms and frequencies are based on the scientific fact that every cell in the body generates electrical currents which are measurable. We are quite familiar with some of these biofeedback devices:
  • brain (EEG),
     

  • skin (GSR),
     
  • heart (EKG)  (See Photo Right)
     
  • and muscles (EMG)




    Most people are unfamiliar with the electricity of the nerves which is commonly measured by neurologists in a Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) or Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test when there is pain.
The biofeedback acquired by the Acuscope is information regarding the electrical activity of nerve endings and nerve conductivity; this data reveals the underlying condition of the tissue. Where there is inflammation, tissue is in an acute state of self-repair, cellular activity is heightened, fluids cause increased conductivity. Where there is a chronic condition caused by past injury, especially in scar tissue, cellular electrical activity is minimal.

EEG stands for electroencephalography, which is the act of measuring electrical activity on the skin of the scalp, in order to record the electrical activity of brainwaves caused by firing of neurons in the brain. Typically, a band of frequencies is recorded and analyzed, because the frequencies within these bands are associated with particular brain states. 

Accessories: Head Band (Photo Right) shows the Operator applying Electrode contacts at Temporal Lobes. 




Table 1. Typical analyzed EEG frequency bands. Source: Conorrus Somanno
 


Applying gentle microcurrent trans-cranially (across the brain), Acuscope treatment at 8 or 10 Hz (Frequency setting) generates brainwave frequencies within the Alpha Range; thus, a state of relaxation is experienced. Deep relaxation is known to be highly therapeutic and is therefore recommended for persons with painful physical issues. With persistent repetition, Alpha Brainwave Therapy can produce the ability to relax at will as needed. Valuable for Pre-Op preparation and Post-Op recovery. Results of this Acuscope Therapy Procedure over a series of treatments include reduced stress, better sleep, a more cheerful outlook.


MICROCURRENT

The miniscule amount of electricity generated by the Acuscope and Myopulse is measured in micro-amps (ten-thousandths of a milli-amp). MicroAmperage (μA) IS the level of current generated by living cells. Microcurrents are continuously moving through living tissue. Microcurrent biotechnology generates the level of electricity scientifically proven to match and therefore produce the most beneficial effect on the body’s cells.   

See the study by Ngok Cheng, et al (in the Research & Studies section) to understand how microcurrent causes enhanced cellular metabolism:  

  • increases ATP production (which milli-amperage stimulation reduces); 
  • improves intra/extra cell-membrane transport by cell membrane repolarization; 
  • helps to flush out metabolic wastes and bring in bio-available nutrients by reactivating the ion exchange process;
  • results in a boost to collagen and elastin production and protein synthesis which are necessary for tissue building and self-repair;
  • etc.
Our health depends upon the ability of currents to move freely throughout the body and brain.  When electrical currents are blocked in the heart, brain, and/or peripheral nerves, fatal results can follow.  The gentle push provided by biocompatible micro-amperage currents restores conductivity.  

It serves to reactivate weak or dormant Mitochondria in the cells, stimulating greater production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which is the “reservoir of energy” for the tissue, the "fuel" for cellular metabolism.  ATP is involved in virtually every activity of the cell including nerve transmission, muscle contraction and protein synthesis.  ATP is the fuel the cells require for self-repair and new cell growth. Microcurrent treatment naturally accelerates these processes, thereby assisting the body in restoring normal, healthy tissue.


IMPEDANCE-MONITORING BIO-FEEDBACK REGULATED THERAPEUTIC TECHNOLOGY

Biofeedback monitoring capability is built into the Acuscope and Myopulse instruments and through a relay of programmed microchips, this feedback is immediately used to configure minute doses of current highly beneficial to the cells.  While both Acuscope & Myopulse are Input/Output devices, biofeedback input from the nerves regulates squarewave output to the Nervous System using the Acuscope;  biofeedback input from the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia regulates sinusoidal output to the connective tissue using the Myopulse.  The Body calibrated Myopulse addresses the large connective tissue structures; while the Head-Neck-Face calibrated Myopulse is programmed to assess and address the smaller and more superficial muscles, delicate connective tissue and skin.

The Acuscope-Myopulse System is the only self-adjusting (cybernetic) microcurrent equipment available in health-care today.  

Similarly in both instruments, two electrode contacts are placed on the body in locations appropriate to the issue.  The polarity of the electrodes reverses every two seconds; i.e., when one is positive (+) the other is negative (-); then, they switch; this occurs continuously during treatment producing the following effect:

  • INPUT - As the current moves in one direction (from the body into the Acuscope), information is being "picked up."   Utilizing Impedance Monitoring (IM) advanced nerve conduction biofeedback acquisition, proprietary programmed computerized circuitry first "reads" the condition of the cells located between the electrode contact sites.  

  • ANALYSIS - Once biofeedback information is acquired, it is analyzed (comparative analysis) by the next micro-chip processor. 
     
  • OUTPUT - Then, the results are the foundation of a precision-calculated corrective influence.  This Output is delivered into the cells via bio-compatible microcurrent carrier waves (Squarewaves) moving in the other direction, from the instrument out to the tissue.

    The result is decreased resistance / improved conductivity.  As circulation of bio-electricity increases; nerve signals return to a normal, healthy level.  Improvement is objectively observable  in "real time" as the Acuscope's digital display readouts and can be heard in the corresponding auditory tones.  

 A  similar process occurs using the Myopulse; however, the biofeedback is acquired directly from the connective tissue (muscles, tendon, ligament, fascia); then, analyzed by micro-chips programmed with the properties of myofascial cells; and a corrective influence is delivered via microcurrent sine (sinusoidal/sloping) carrier waves.  The result is a measurable increase in cellular capacitance (the capacity to hold a charge) and improved electrical potentials of contractile cells.  The benefits include

  • accelerated tissue repair, 
  • improved circulation, 
  • prevention or retardation of tissue atrophy, 
  • relaxation of muscle spasm, 
  • increasing local blood circulation, 
  • muscle re-education (strength and muscle tone) 
  • as well as increased range of motion.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK

A digital (number) display and auditory (sound) tones allow for intelligent operator control.  An Acuscope Bio-Technician who is well-trained will be able to detect precisely where an acute (hot) damaged tissue condition is located and will know how to apply appropriate frequencies that can give a boost to help the body in its natural automatic attempt to self-repair.  During and after treatment, swelling and inflammation are visibly diminished and acute pain immediately reduced.  To further the repair job, surrounding the damaged area, depleted tissue can be located and boosted back up to a normal level of cellular activity; thereby restoring homeostasis (balance).  

This process requires an understanding of the feedback (readouts and sounds) derived from stimulation to the Nervous System in general as well as specifically to the Nerve Endings in any particular painful area; and how to place the probes and electrodes to derive this response.  And it requires an understanding of the correct applications of appropriate Frequencies to remedy the condition according to the feedback received.

See examples of Treatment Procedures for a look at the Probes and Electrodes used in a variety of therapeutic approaches.  

See opportunities for
in-depth Training in understanding and operating the Acuscope-Myopulse System.

THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT

Acuscope and Myopulse treatments cause beneficial change in living tissue at a cellular level.  Between treatments, this subtle energetic adjustment is absorbed and utilized by the body.  Each successive treatment further boosts cellular capacitance until it can reach and hold a “full charge” (like a trillion tiny rechargeable electrolytic batteries being put on a biological charger).  To achieve this result requires a series of treatments over days, weeks, or months if necessary in severe cases.  

Unlike an injection or oral medication, this biotechnology is enhancing the cells’ ability to self-repair by natural, non-invasive means.  This may take time and persistence; but the end results are lasting with no negative side-effects. Recovery frequently occurs which was deemed impossible.  


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
















   
If/when the patient also acquires healthy lifestyle habits, recovery/wellness is more quickly achieved.  

The Acuscope and Myopulse will boost cellular metabolism.  

If the body and brain are:
  • Oxygenated, 
  • Hydrated, 
  • Nourished with blood circulating bio-available Nutrients, 
  • Exercise is a daily routine (Balanced Stretching; Weight Resistance; Safe Cardio)
  • Rest-Relax-Recharge regularly by taking afternoon "Power Naps;" good sleep occurs nightly,
  • and self-talk is optimistic

    . . . speedy recovery is more likely.  

You may wish to recommend that your patients learn The Seven Essential Habits of Health.  Visit this educational and informative website: 

www.the7essential-health-habits.com

Consider suggesting that your Patients do this also; and take the advice they will find there . . . recommendations you would like to give everyone personally (if there was time) and would strongly encourage them to follow.


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