Curatron 2000 HT Q & A
What is the pedigree of the Curatron 2000 HT?
The Curatron 2000HT comes from a family of pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEMF) machines. The family includes these members:
What experience is there with PEMF?
This technology has undergone many scientific clinical trials worldwide. Tens of thousands of people have been treated successfully. Of the treated people, a very high success rate is reported, creating a dramatic improvement in their quality of life.
What is the difference between the Curatron 2000 HT and other systems?
There are several other systems on the market but none that we have found offer any true measurable benefit. The power delivered by the Curatron 2000 HT is 100 to 300 times higher than QRS, Bemer and Magnapro systems. See our comparison chart <Check Out The Family>
What makes the Curatron 2000 HT different from the others in the Curatron 2000 family?
The Curatron 2000HT is a hybrid. It offers the power and capability of many of the the others in the family while also providing five programs for well being and general health. We recommend the Curatron 2000 HT for general use. You’ll love it!
What causes pain in joints?
Between our bones are cushions of cartilage, which prevent grinding of the bones. When the layers of cartilage wear out, the bones begin to grind against each other, causing extreme pain. Under normal circumstances, the body replaces cartilage under control of tiny electrical signals. These electrical signals are created inside our body. Because of diseases -e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, aging or injury- the normal replacement of cartilage is disturbed, causing pain and inflammation.
How does PEMF reduce pain in joints?
Pulsating electromagnetic fields influence cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells. Increased calcium transport stimulates the repair and growth of cartilage while at the same time decreasing pain dramatically.
How does PEMF relieve back pain?
PEMF has proven to be very effective including for osteoporosis treatment. Because of improved blood supply oxygen levels increase, activating and regenerating cells. Resulting in improved calcium transport and better absorption of calcium in the bones and simultaneously decreases pain dramatically. In addition increase of bone density, results in improved fracture healing and less risk of breaking bones.
Why do osteoporosis patients often have back pain?
Because of “brittle’ bones osteoporosis patients often suffer from very painful micro-fractures in the vertebrae of the spine. Already after a few weeks of Curatron treatments a high level of pain relief is obtained, which is explained by closing of these micro-fractures.
And sports injuries?
We clearly see a dramatic reduction in pain and inflammation in treatment for sports injuries. Swelling is reduced fast and PEMF stimulates the body to repair damaged tissue and speeds up the healing process.
What are the side effects?
This is the beauty of PEMF: there are essentially no side effects. Sometimes the patient might feel some tingling because of improved circulation but this is not a contraindication. Some people have a nice warm and comfortable feeling during the therapy session.
How is the system beneficial for Health & Fitness?
The computer controlled parameter settings *with lower energy levels* contribute to optimal energy regulating and health enhancing effects in a natural way. Normalization of membrane potential and improved metabolism is obtained supplying to the cells the optimum amount of energy contributing to general fitness and strength. Protein synthesis is increased by improved regeneration and disposal of waste materials is stimulated and the natural immune system activated. The overall energy level improves, health is stabilized and fitness increases. It is an ideal way to maintain your own good health!
What is the difference between permanent (static) magnets and PEMF?
Our body’s natural magnetic field is created by the flow of electrically charged ions in and out of cells and the transmission of electric impulses through cell membranes. Only Pulsing ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) force and not static magnets can influence on a cellular level. The magnetic strength value of static magnets (expressed in Gauss value) is not relevant at all, since the measured field strengths of permanent magnets range from 300 gauss to 16000 gauss at the surface, at 2 cm distance around 10 gauss and at 10 cm distance absolutely nothing. In addition static magnets cannot create any electrical induction at all without being mechanically moved the whole time!
What is Electromagnetism?
The interaction of electrical and magnetic effect is known as electromagnetism. Electromagnetism is one of the most important concepts in physical science. An electromagnet consists of a piece of soft iron with electrical wire wrapped around it. When an electric current flows through the wire, it produces a magnetic field around the wire and the iron is magnetized. The greater the current, the stronger the magnetic field. By coiling up the wire many times, the magnetic field produced can be made even stronger.
Electricity within the human body?
It is long known that there is electricity in our bodies: electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG). In 1956 the piezoelectric effect in bone was discovered by Fukada and Yasuda; a physicist and an orthopaedic surgeon in Japan. The combined effects of electric and magnetic force explain that pulsing electromagnetic fields induce electrical changes on a cellular level within the body and cell metabolism is influenced.
PEMF influences oxygen levels within cells?
This can only be accomplished when the pulsing electromagnetic fields penetrate sufficiently deep within the human body. The electrical influence and increase of the membrane cell potential, causes an increase in oxygenation, which in turn increase the supply of nutrients. This results in disposal of waste products from the cells and cell detoxification.
How do I know that the effect will be real?
Most scientific clinical studies clearly show that in order to obtain clinical relevant results the minimum pulsing field strength must be at least 3-5 milli Tesla (30 to 50 gauss). In order to generate piezoelectricity inside bone and cells the field strength must exceed 10 milli Tesla (100 gauss). There are different variations of large and expensive coil systems mounted on arms or beds, but none of these systems is able to generate energies higher than 100 gauss.
Flat treatment pads versus bulky body coils?
Additional disadvantage of large coil systems is that the magnetic field is very localized and mainly within the coil area only and not suitable for full body energizing. Many manufacturers use the latter method because of technological difficulties and complications in manufacturing and controlling high-density electrical currents within flat surface coils. Also creating stable and effective electromagnetic fields exceeding by far the 10 milli Tesla (100 gauss) level seems to be problematic for other manufacturers…!
Do energy levels above 10 milli Tesla always work?
NO! The speed of change of the electromagnetic field induced into the body is very important to obtain the maximum possible force and thus penetration inside the body. This speed of magnetic induction is one of the most important parameters for obtaining nice and clear pictures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines in hospitals, to obtain high speed “tilting” of hydrogen atoms in the body. These atoms emit the radio frequency signals, which are measured by the MRI coils and used to create the diagnostic picture. This explanation also clearly shows that a static magnetic field cannot generate any piezoelectric effect inside the body since there is no speed of change component when applying a permanent magnet…!
And what about energy levels under 0.1 milli Tesla?
There are systems, which generate less than 0.1 milli Tesla (1 Gauss), which is much less than the normal “background” magnetic field in any regular household (fridge, TV etc.). There cannot be expected anything by the use of such a device, except for a placebo effect.
Does the PEMF penetrate the whole body?
Absolutely. The combination of the generated energy level and the speed of change of the pulses guarantee full body penetration, under condition that the minimum amount of energy generated is also sufficient.
Can I actually feel the electromagnetic pulses?
We include a small test magnet for you to take in your hand and feel the pulses. Just take the supplied test magnet in your own hand and feel the pulses!
What about battery powered systems?
Battery powered equipment generate very short square, triangle or exponential pulses. In addition they are unable to generate the necessary high energy, electromagnetic fields simultaneously at each individual coil, otherwise the battery would be exhausted in a very short time. These systems will not induce any sufficient energy transfer into the body in order to obtain any realistic electron movement. The minuscule amounts of generated energy will not create any relevant or beneficial piezoelectric effect inside cells.
Which pulse form is the best?
All kinds of combination pulse forms have been tried and clinical studies support the use of pure sinusoidal waveform as basic carrier frequency, which is modulated with the pulsing frequencies. This warrants the necessary energy transfer during the pulse time into the body, if combined with sufficient speed of magnetic induction.
What about the range of pulsing frequencies?
The available pulsing frequencies of the PEMF system should cover a wide range in order to have available the best therapeutic possibilities for the various different applications. For treatment of diseases the range should be 1-50 Hz (above 50 Hz there is no more relevant therapeutic effect) and for health and fitness 1-22 Hz.
What about using a fixed pulsing frequency?
When sitting in a plane we experience noise made by the motors of the plane. After a short while we do hardly notice this noise anymore. This is because of the ability of our body to “adapt” to surrounding disturbances and thus “cancelling out” this noise. The same holds true for magnetic fields, which pulse the whole time with the same frequency and intensity. These pulses are a “disturbance” for the body and it will adapt to the used pulsing frequency after just a few minutes and the effect will become close to nil (is this the reason why some manufacturers call for the use of “just 8 minutes”?) By automatically changing the used pulsing frequencies every couple of minutes this adaptation effect is avoided and effective therapy is thus obtained for the whole therapy session.
Why do I need more than one program?
There is no human being exactly like the other and we are all unique with unique differences. This means that it is impossible to know in advance if the same treatment parameters will work for all people the same way! In order to be sure that we will get the best possible effects we need different program possibilities, hence the choice out of two groups of five different master programs for the Curatron 2000 HT. See our specifications page for a list of the programs.
What can I expect?
There are hundreds of studies, which show a wide variety of applications of pulsing electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Many studies confirm that if some basic rules are being observed, with respect to the applied therapy parameters and the use of correct equipment, the benefits for the patient are substantial. Overall success rate for this form of therapy varies between 50 and 80 %. Evaluation of more than 3000 patients at a large university hospital using Curatron systems has shown an overall success rate of 87%!
How do I know that more oxygen is distributed through my body?
Evaluation has been done by means of thermography (measuring the heat coming from a body made by means of infrared technology). We can clearly see the differences between a temperature scan before and after PEMF treatment. The differences in color distribution clearly show an increased perfusion and thus increase of oxygen supply.
Other systems have more knobs, so they are better?
On the contrary, our engineers and programmers suffered many sleepless nights in order to reduce any control function, which might confuse the user. This lead to the development of completely automatic programs controlled by the built-in computer system. The system is extremely easy to use and has only 4 controls: start, stop, pause and program number.
On what voltage and frequency works the system?
The Curatron 2000HT is factory set for either 115V / 60 Hz or for 230V / 50 Hz. You can order a unit with a switch to allow use worldwide. This must be ordered with the initial order.
How much does the unit weigh and is it portable?
The weight of the unit is only ~ 5.5 lbs or ~ 2.5 kg and is very portable.
What is so unique about the Curatron systems?
Our highly qualified engineers and medical team succeeded in combining all technological advantages and state-of-the-art ultra modern electronic hardware with super reliable software. Our efforts really lead to ‘the best money can buy’!
Why are your prices so reasonable?
It is our strategy not to overcharge customers. We keep our overhead as low as possible and are satisfied with sufficient margin to warrant further R&D and excellent after sales service.
What do you have to say about the competition?
Nothing. Just try yourself to get straightforward answers on your questions from them. Compare technical data like energy levels, pulse forms, frequencies, automatic programs, applicators, etc. etc. …..if you are able to get this information….
Why are the Curatron systems the best PEMF systems?
Well, if you have read the whole FAQ section you now understand why! Still more questions? Do not hesitate to contact us!