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Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy--Safe for animals with cancer

Dec 30, 2013

Many people have asked us if Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy is safe for animals with cancer.  The answer is YES!  Assisi Animal Health is a leading innovator in targeted Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (tPEMF) for animals, offering a non-invasive, non-pharmacological therapy for treatment of chronic and acute inflammatory conditions of the body.

What are the contraindications for the Assisi Loop?

Assisi Loop tPEMF DogUnlike diathermy which offers high-frequency electromagnetic currents, tPEMF has no contraindication for the treatment of patients with cancer or for post-cancer surgical healing.  To the contrary, much of the human clinical trial work that has been done has been for post-mastectomy reconstruction patients. *

While not a contraindication as recognized by the FDA, we recommend against using the Assisi Loop over the tumor site of hemangiosarcoma out of abundance of precaution. 

But tPEMF has a pro-angiogenic effect. How is this different from the angiogenesis of tumors?

There is a misconception about angiogenesis and cancer, in part due to the development of 'anti-angiogenic' therapies in oncology. The angiogenic activity is not normal in tumors as the blood vessels, called tortuous vessels, are poorly formed.  tPEMF delivered via the Assisi Loop accelerates ongoing anti-inflammatory processes, one outcome of which is the healthy growth of new blood vessels and normal tissue regeneration.

What is the evidence that I can use this safely with cancer patients?

Ivivi Health Sciences, the company that developed the same microcurrent for humans, has tested the technology in a brain cancer model in rats and found no changes relative to tumor growth in treated animals.  tPEMF has been used in human clinical trials on patients getting reconstructive surgery post-cancer with no adverse effects of any kind. Additionally, the FDA-clearance for Ivivi's human product does not carry a contraindication for treating cancer sites.

* The only contraindication for Assisi's Loop is that it cannot be used over implanted systems that include leads - most commonly pacemakers, defibrillators and implanted nerve stimulators.

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