Frequently Asked Questions

Product Overview
The ActiPatch® medical device provides advanced long-lasting chronic pain relief using Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy and works great for back pain, knee pain, muscle & joint pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains and more. ActiPatch® is drug and ingredient-free so is safe for continuous use and can be used while taking any other medication. Unlike a TENS machine, you will not feel heat or vibration. In fact, ActiPatch® is completely sensation free, so the only thing you are going to feel is better.

How does the ActiPatch® product work?
Chronic pain results from central sensitization, which causes the nervous system to develop a persistent state of high reactivity. This serves to amplify and maintain the pain even after the initial injury has healed.

Therefore, chronic pain is often poorly correlated to the degree of peripheral tissue injury. ActiPatch’s electromagnetic signal pulses 1,000 times per second to stimulate neuromodulation of the afferent nerves to dampen the brains perception of pain.

The ActiPatch® pulsed signal rate prevents adaption to allow long-term use. ActiPatch® therapy extended pain relief improves sleep, physical activity and overall quality of life. ActiPatch® relieves chronic and acute pain due to muscle and joint soreness, strains and sprains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more.

Is the ActiPatch® similar to TENS technology?
The ActiPatch® and TENS technology provide different clinical applications. ActiPatch® repairs and regenerates damaged cells by reducing pain and inflammation and accelerating blood flow. Whereas, TENS is only blocking pain signals and has no healing effect. The major difference between the two is that a TENS unit is a short term solution that “turns off” the pain signal but cannot perform the function of repairing damaged tissue like ActiPatch. ActiPatch® is lightweight, discreet and sensation free. This mobile pain relief technology can be easily integrated into your daily activity routine making it easy to move freely without any inconvenience ActiPatch® provides 720 hours of long lasting, safe and effective pain relief. The ActiPatch® is 100% safe to use and has no side effects.

Products available for pain relief
The ActiPatch® Back, Knee, Muscle & Joint and Wrist products last for 720 hours, and can be turned on and off as needed.

The ActiPatch® Back Pain product includes a reusable back wrap and works great for lower back pain, backaches, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains and general back pain.

The ActiPatch® Knee Pain product includes a reusable knee wrap and works great for arthritis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, runner’s or jumper’s knee, strains, sprains and general knee pain.

The ActiPatch® Muscle & Joint Pain product includes medical adhesives and works great for muscle & joint soreness, strains & sprains, neck & shoulder pain, hip pain, carpal tunnel, sprained ankle, fibromyalgia, arthritis, postoperative recovery and so much more.

Product application & placement
The ActiPatch® device module only houses the battery and can be placed in any direction. The therapeutic area is within the loop of the ActiPatch® device. The loop area should be placed directly over the source of the pain. For maximum pain relief, wear continuously in one area until pain diminishes.

It is not necessary to use the attachments included with the ActiPatch products. If you find it more comfortable, you can use any type of wraps, plasters, bandages or clothing to hold the ActiPatch in place.

Keeping the device in place
It is not necessary to use the attachments included with the ActiPatch products. If you find it more comfortable, you can use any type of wraps, plasters, bandages or clothing to hold the ActiPatch in place.

Treating multiple areas
You can wear more than one ActiPatch® medical device at a time just as long as the devices are not overlapping. These devices are effective in treating all musculoskeletal pain. You can use any medical grade adhesive or wrap to adhere the device to the area in pain.

How Close to the Body to Wear ActiPatch
The ActiPatch® should be placed as close to the skin as possible. The therapy will also be effective through light clothing. If the medical adhesive strips are too harsh for your skin, apply the device over spandex type or tight fitted clothing. Use medical tape or wrap to adhere the device to the clothing over the source of the pain.

What you will feel when using ActiPatch The ActiPatch® device is sensation and odor free and you will not feel the low level energy that is gently pulsed into the cells to restore damaged tissue. ActiPatch® has no ingredients, is non-medicated and can be combined with other medications. Unlike a TENS machine, you will not feel heat or vibration, in fact, ActiPatch is completely sensation free – so the only thing you are going to feel, is better.

How long until you feel pain relief
Depending on the severity of the injury, patient pain levels can begin to subside after only 2-3 hours of wearing the ActiPatch® device and will continue to decrease as long as the device is being used continuously or between 8-24 hours per day. However, in some instances it could take longer for the therapy to take effect. From an ActiPatch® consumer survey, participants showed increased pain relief and effectiveness from wearing the device for a longer period of time.

How Long Does ActiPatch Last
The ActiPatch® Back, Knee, Muscle & Joint and Wrist products last for 720 hours, and can be turned on and off as needed.

Safety
The ActiPatch® is drug free and has no side effects. These devices can be worn by diabetics, arthritics, the elderly and bedridden. The technology has been used for decades in hospitals to help patients recover faster from common pain ailments. Over 1 million products have sold worldwide with no adverse effects.

The Radiofrequency field strength is too low for any significant heating from implanted metal so it is safe for all metal implants. There is no concern for pacemakers as they have built in RF protection. Though as a precaution, we don’t recommend using directly over the pacemaker.

The ActiPatch® has not been clinically evaluated for pregnancy; therefore, we cannot recommend its use.

Use with Pacemakers & Metal Implants
The Radiofrequency field strength is too low for any significant heating from implanted metal so it is safe for all metal implants. There is no concern for pacemakers as they have built in RF protection. Though as a precaution, we don’t recommend using directly over the pacemaker.