As promised I’m updating on the progress of Leroy’s pressure sores with using the Assisi Loop.
We have been dealing with this pressure sore for a good 2 months now with no improvement. It never got any worse but it never got any better.
Then we started using the Assisi Loop and within about a week we started to see a noticeable change in the pressure sore.
So what exactly is the Assisi Loop?
The loop is a medical device that uses tPEMF technology that helps reduce pain and inflammation.
tPEMF = targeted pulsed electromagnetic field
There is no actual magnet in the loop but it creates a magnetic field by running electricity through a circle made of conductive metal……hence the loop.
The pulse, or drop and surge in frequency creates an electro-magnetic field and causes a small amount of electricity to flow through all of the tissues penetrating the field creating a healing effect.
Let’s break it down and get to the part that excites me.
The electrical field produced by the loop causes micro current to flow in the tissue, which affects a set of biological processes which cause the increased production of Nitric Oxide, a key chemical in the healing process. More specifically, the eletro-magnetic field created by the Assisi™ Portable causes Calcium to bond to another molecule, Calmodulin, (CaM) a calcium-binding messenger protein which is part of the anti-inflammatory cascade. CaM is also active in other potentially therapeutic biological cascades.
The bonding of Calcium to the CaM molecule that triggers the cascade of healing effects occurs when a small amount of electrical stimulation reaches intracellular tissue where the reaction takes place.
The specific ratio of frequency to burst width is what makes the Assisi Loop so effective in triggering this cascade. By using low power frequencies similar to what the body itself runs in, the Assisi Loop produces maximum healing effects without excess energy or electricity flooding the tissues.
Holy cool, right?
So currently I’m using the loop in the wound healing area but it can also be used to treat osteoarthritis which I will be getting a loop to test this on Sherman next month.
I’ve been doing my research on this and I found the loop being used on a cat with IBD, a dog with degenerative myleopathy, a dog recovering from a partial rear leg amputation, a cat being treated for arthritis, a dog being treated for IVDD, a dog being treated for a torn tendon, a horse for a large wound, a cat being treated for Feline Idiopathic Cystitis, a kitten for a front leg amputation and the list goes on and on. You can check more pets that have used the loop on the Assisi Facebook Page
But did you see the IBD reference? Yep. That really interests me.
So I know I could talk all day about this until I’m blue in the face but what you guys really want to see is what Leroy’s pressure sore looks like 2 weeks after using the loop and I promise I’m going to show you right after my public service announcement.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
O.k. everything I’m going to say right now is coming from me, a non veterinarian professional, and it is solely my opinion only.
For the skeptics: The loop is not a cure-all product. The Assisi Loop is a medical product that helps in the inflammation process. In most cases the Loop is probably used along side other treatment plans.
For instance, if I used the Loop to help treat Leroy’s IBD, I would use it in conjunction with his already established treatment plan.
If I used the Loop to help with Sherman’s arthritis I would use it in conjunction with his joint supplements.
I would assume that the pets that are using the Loop to help recover from an amputation are also using other treatments which is why the Assisi Loop can only be obtained with a prescription from a veterinarian.
The Assisi Loop is a product that allows pet owners to continue treatment on their pets in the convenience of their own home.
Alright, now that I have that off my chest-here’s what you’ve been waiting for.
As I hope you can see there is marked improvement.
I’ve been using the loop for almost 3 weeks now and the other treatment is the bandage and triple antibiotic ointment as needed.
I used the loop for 3 times a day, for 15 minutes, the first 2 weeks because of the severity of it and now I’m using it twice a day.
The sore still needs more healing but it is not as opened or inflamed as it was. The sore appears to be healing from the top down.
Do I honestly think it’s working?
Yes. Leroy has had this pressure for a little over 2 months now and it has not gotten any better. By now it should look like what his right pressure sore looks like which is this:
That’s a big difference.
So the plan is too continue to use the Assisi Loop for a few more weeks and see where we stand.
I’ll definitely update again and I will be using the loop on Sherman’s bum knee in the upcoming months so I know a lot of you will be interested in that.
Here’s some more info on the loop:
- The Assisi Loop-150 costs $269 if purchased directly and includes shipping and handling.
- The Assisi Loop-150 offers a minimum of (150) 15 minute sessions.
- The Loop is not rechargeable. After the battery dies a new loop must be purchased. The used Loop can be recycled at an electronics recycling station at a local office supply store.
- The Loop Shuts itself off after 15 minutes.
- The Loop treats directly through casts, dressings and wraps.
- Treatment depth is about 2/3 diameter of the applicator, extending out on either side.
- The Loop is an integral part of a complete healing program and can used with laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and pain and inflammation medications.
- Most pet insurances will cover the cost of treatments but you should check with them first as this can vary
- The Assisi Loop is available through some veterinarians or directly through Assisi Health Animal Health with a prescription.
- The staff at Assisi Animal Health are extremely helpful. They have been more then accommodating to me and all my questions 🙂
Disclosure-I was sent an Assisi Loop from Assisi Animal Health (with a prescription from Leroy’s vet) at no charge in return for my honest review of this product. All opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine only.