History of high frequency current

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WINBACK energy (high frequency current) is popular with thousands of patients and top level sports people due to its therapeutic benefits, and has become famous worldwide with more than 2,500 centres taking up the technology in 3 years.

WINBACK energy is a high frequency current oscillating between 300 kHz and 1 MHz. It accelerates “the natural regeneration” of organic tissue. Its low intensity means the energy is completely non-invasive and 100% natural for the human body.

High frequency current has more than demonstrated its effectiveness in the domains of orthopaedic surgery, cosmetic medicine and more recently in the field of rehabilitation. Studies conducted over the last thirty years have shown that its therapeutic effects naturally stimulate tissue regeneration and reduce pain.

C. Gabriel’s research team highlighted the permeability of cell membranes at frequencies of 300 kHz – 1 MHz by analysing several types of biological tissues in their study entitled “The dielectric properties of biological tissues”. Membrane polarization can no longer occur thanks to the use of WINBACK energy, as it facilitates intra- and extra-cellular exchange.

The theoretical aspects and major conclusions of this research have been mentioned in several scientific studies: Arsonval 1890 – Rudolf Hober 1910 – Schwan and Schwan 1957 – Foster 1980 – Stuchly and Stuchly 1980 – Pethig 1984 – Pethig and Kell 1987 – Foster and Schwan 1989 – C. Gabriel 1996. This community of researchers was interested in the cellular properties of biological tissues and the dielectric phenomena that were produced under high frequency current. In the majority of these studies, researchers agree that cellular responses are a function of the frequency and the type of biological tissue.

SOME KEY DATES:

1890

The researcher who first drew attention to this type of current was Jacques Arsène d’Arsonval, a famous French doctor who was also a physicist and inventor. In 1890, d’Arsonval discovered the benefits of plasma membrane permeability by increasing the frequency to over 100 kHz.

1920

In the 1920s, along with other researchers and doctors, he developed the first capacitive and resistive system with electrodes.

1939

In 1939, work by William Beaumont explored its applications in more depth. Work on diathermy with capacitive and resistive methods was undertaken using the first physiotherapy equipment by William Beaumont, American doctor and medical physicist. Frequencies of around 500 kHz.

1950

In the 1950s, high frequency current started to be used in surgery for electrocauterisation. The considerable increase in healing after the use of an electronic scalpel encouraged cosmetic surgeons to take an interest in the application of this energy, and to use it in developing electrodes (e.g. Multipolar MIX) and exploring frequencies (1 MHz). The electrode previously held by the therapist could then therefore become mobile.

1985

High frequency current with multipolar electrodes developed for use in cosmetic medicine. Frequency 1 MHz.

1995

It was only in 1995, in Italy, that medical lecturers studied the use of this energy to develop functional rehabilitation procedures with non-invasive mobile electrodes, using the work of d’Arsonval and Beaumont. The term TECAR (Capacitive and Resistive Electrical Transfer) was first used in Italy. New scientific studies were published in Italy. Frequencies of 500 kHz and 650 kHz. The effects of diathermy were the main focus.

2013

In 2013, the WINBACK team developed physiotherapy protocols using a new generation of devices that were more intuitive, more adaptable and more effective… The WINBACK energy was born.
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