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Studies on Muscle Inflammation, Joint Inflammation Treatment & Muscle Pain

When it comes to natural pain relief from chronic joint pain and muscle pain, animal studies are the gold standard for efficacy because, unlike humans, animals don't have preconceived notions on healing. In a controlled study using 20 standard-bred horses, those treated with the Equitonic (the equine equivalent of the Infratonic) showed a significant drop in the level of diagnostic muscle enzymes, which indicate accelerated muscle healing. The treated group showed a steady and marked improvement in the reduction of pain, reduction of inflammation and accelerated healing while the control group's health declined in those same categories. In addition, the horses treated with the Equitonic ran an average of six lengths faster after only six weeks.

Most agree that animal studies provide a dependable research because people vary so much in diet, lifestyle and genetic makeup and condition. Take a look at three of our controlled studies on horses.

Muscle-Healing Study
The controlled studies reported here were conducted in 2000 with genetically similar standard-bred horses being fed the same diet and undergoing the same training programs (daily training and weekly racing) to test the effects of this therapy. One of the studies tested healing of muscle inflammation damage by monitoring enzyme levels in the blood. CPK and AST are two muscle enzymes that are elevated in tissue that has been injured or subjected to trauma. Ten horses were treated with one of the signals included in the 8000 and ten served as the control group, receiving no treatment.

This graph shows that the ten treated horses improved to normal during the study while the control group worsened.

Results: In addition to reduced muscle inflammation indicating healing, and reduced swelling after workouts, the treated horses ran an average of six lengths faster after six weeks of treatment.

Hock Inflammation Study
In 2000, CHI Institute conducted a study on ten standard-bred horses, with the aim to study joint inflammation in a controlled environment. The horses were on a regular workout schedule training for races, and all developed inflammation (heat and swelling) in their hocks (ankles) from the regular pounding and shock. Inflammation from repeated pounding is an excellent example of how mechanical shock can induce cellular trauma, abnormal response and pain.

On ten horses, one hock was treated while the other served as a control. After 20 minutes, the treated hocks dropped more than 3°C. This photo shows a typical result, with the treated hock on the left, and the red shows abnormal inflammation.

After two 20-minute treatments, 12 hours apart, even after 100 hours, the treated hocks (below left) remained substantially cooler than the control hocks. This is a dramatic demonstration of the effectiveness of the Infratonic 8000 to reduce joint inflammation.

What we learned: Constant pounding, or any kind of abuse-- be it mechanical, electrical, chemical or emotional-- can cause cellular trauma. This stalls healing, and cells start producing inflammatory chemicals, which cause pain, or other abnormal activity, which further interferes with the healing process and increases pain.

In this case, instead of producing Hyaluronic Acid (HA), the main ingredient of the synovial fluid that lubricates the joints, the traumatized synovial lining in the joints produces inflammatory chemicals which break down the HA, resulting in "dry hocks"-- joints that are poorly lubricated.

Injections of HA into the hocks of horses has been common therapy for sore and inflamed joints for decades, and in recent years, have been used by doctors for pain relief in patients. They use either animal derived HA or synthetic substitutes for arthritis and degenerative joint conditions, for several hundred dollars per injection.

Hyaluronic Acid Production Study
Controlled studies, again with standard-bred horses, showed that production of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) increased with Infratonic Therapy.

In 2000, ten horses were treated with the Calm signal on one hock, and the other hock remained untreated, serving as a control.

This graph shows that while the HA concentration continued to decline in untreated hocks, it increased steadily in the hocks treated with the Infratonic 8000. In addition, the quality and quantity of synovial fluid improved significantly.

Performance Improvements in Race Horses
While it is impressive that horses in the muscle-healing study showed increased training speeds by six lengths, it is important to know whether there were actual performance improvements in races.

Horses across the country have been making stunning recoveries from injury and winning races. In fact, three of the last seven Kentucky Derby winners have been regular users of the Equitonic.

Monarchos wins the 2001 Kentucky Derby, in the second fastest time ever. His trainers used Infratonic Therapy daily before the race.

Whether for fast, long-lasting muscle pain relief, accelerated recovery or enhanced performance, or joint pain relief, the technology behind the Infratonic 8000 is proven not only by this controlled research, but more importantly, by thousands of users who achieve remarkable pain relief and accelerated recovery. This includes sports professionals who have made comebacks from potentially career-ending injuries, to suburban warriors who mowed too much lawn or vacuumed three flights of stairs without limbering up first.

"The Infratonic machine is a miracle for helping relieve severe pain..."

"I was literally bedridden and almost out of it with severe pain for two weeks... The Infratonic machine is a miracle for helping relieve severe pain. I don't know what I have done without it both during this extremely painful bout of a sciatica-like condition, and previously for months on end with the severe and debilitating pain of Lyme disease." - Lynn, Corona CA
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