Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: April 21, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Whenever I post about the Assisi Loop or Assisi Therapy Pad, I occasionally get the question “why can’t I just buy any PEMF device on Amazon, and for a lot less money, too?”
The simple answer is: you get what you pay for.
What is targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy?
The Assisi Loop uses tPEMF, which was first studied in the 1970s and is FDA-cleared for use in humans, uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms to help relieve pain and swelling.
How the Assisi Loop Works
The Assisi Loop, created by Assisi Animal Health, is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive device provides targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF™). tPEMF, which was first studied in the 1970s and is FDA-cleared for use in humans, uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms to help relieve pain and swelling. This therapy can benefits cats with pain associated with arthritis, pancreatitis, wounds, or post-surgical swelling as well as many inflammatory conditions. The Loop is well tolerated by most cats. In fact, many cats really enjoy receiving Loop treatments. Because the Loop stimulates the body’s own healing process, rather than introducing a new substance (like a medication), even a sensitive cat body can handle it easily.
Results from PEMF devices vary widely
There are many factors that influence effectiveness of a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy device, including variations in waveform, as well as recommended treatment regimens. Each variation can yield wildly different results when it comes to the strength, efficacy, and safety of a PEMF device.
Obviously, our cats can’t tell us exactly how they feel after a Loop session, but the results are visible to countless pet parents who have used the Loop over the years.
Targeted PEMF (tPMF) vs. PEMF
One of the key differences between OTC PEMF devices and the Assisi Loop is that the Loop is a targeted PEMF device, meaning the waveform is specifically designed to efficiently deliver energy to tissues and modulate biological processes. Less effective, generic technologies are not targeted, meaning they were not specifically designed to evoke specific biological effects. In addition, these generic PEMF options are not backed by peer-reviewed research, while the success of Assisi Loop Therapy has been well-documented in both human and veterinary medicine.
Backed by scientific research
A two-year double blind study at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine looked at using the Loop as part of pre-to-post-operative treatment to reduce pain and accelerate recovery in dogs undergoing spinal surgery. The results of this study undeniably show the Loop’s ability not only to reduce pain, but also to help the injured nerve tissue recover faster.
For more information about how the Assisi Loop or the Assisi Loop Lounge could help your cat, visit http://www.assisianimalhealth.com or contact Assisi Animal Health at [email protected], 866-830-7342.
Photo provided by Assisi Animal Health, used with permission
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.