Spark Systems

[su_box title=”Spark vs the Curatron – Read Carefully” box_color=”#ff0708″ title_color=”#FFFF33″]The Curatron works at a cellular level and over time in most cases it provides a long lasting benefit to the patient whereas the spark machines provide quicker relief but its effects are seldom as long lasting as those of the Curatron.[/su_box]

Photo taken from an article in the Seattle Times.

Photo taken from an article in the Seattle Times. Please click on the photo to read the article.

Spark systems as they are called in the industry are very, very different from conventional and accepted PEMF systems and techniques. Spark systems are a conundrum. The system creates an enormous voltage spike of perhaps up to 30 to 40 kV (30, 000 to 40,000 Volts) These are lethal voltages if they were not contained. Clinicians should check cables and connectors each time they are used as damaged insulation around one of the applicator wires could be extremely dangerous.

Spark systems generate an uncontrolled energy pulse at perhaps 2 or more Tesla. These pulses are extremely short, perhaps only a few micro-seconds up to about one millisecond. Keep in mind that even if the pulse is 2 Tesla and it’s only there for 1/1000 of a second then the average energy is 2/1000 of a Tesla, that’s only 0.002 Tesla or 2 Milli Tesla. 2 mT is only 20 Gauss and the lowest energy pulse from a Curatron, is 70 Gauss for the C-2000-HT home system. The 3D Clinical system with its butterfly coil can provide 1600 Gauss or 80 times more than the Spark system.

Do not confuse Peak Power with Average Power.

For example, the PEMF 4000 Spark machine does have a peak power higher than that of the Curatron. It’s average sustained power is perhaps less than 50 Gauss. Measurements on other similar machines show that average power is very low, as calculated above. We acknowledge that the Spark type machines do have very high peak power which serves to cause the patient’s muscles to contract very quickly and if overdone, produce some significant pain.

The Curatron works at a cellular level and over time in most cases it provides a long lasting benefit to the patient whereas the spark machines provide quicker relief but its effects are seldom as long lasting as those of the Curatron.

Hummers and Ringers

I read an article the other day that really was full of errors. The writer used the term resonant electromagnetic devices and pulsed electromagnetic devices. I have no idea where the term ‘resonant’ comes from, the Curatron 2000 family of products create energy waves that are far from resonant. The Curatron can generate waves between 1 Hz and 50 Hz (A Hz or Hertz is a ‘Cycle per Second’ and these signals do not resonate.

I guess ‘hummer’ and ‘ringer’ are descriptive terms defining the two technologies. The Curatron hums along at frequencies up to 50 Hz and the spark machines creates a ring like a hammer striking a bell to make a sound that decays over time. The difference with a true ringer is that a bell does vibrate essentially at its fundamental frequency and some harmonics (multiples of the fundamental) and our bodies do not.

Examples of Spark Machines are:

  • PEMF 100 or PEMF 120
  • PEMF 4000
  • PEMF 8000
  • Magna Charge MG 33
  • PAP-IMI
  • There are several others and each does offer quick, sometimes painful relief but the results of the treatment are seldom long lasting. Slow but sure wins everytime.

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