Thermopulse is an electromedical shortwave diathermy device, which generates radiofrequency energy (high frequency in 27.12MHz) in the form of intentional electromagnetic radiation for the treatment of several pathologies. This type of therapeutic heating became popular, because the high frequency currents can penetrate deeper in the tissues, presenting a greater advantage when compared to other methods which heat the tissue in a more superficial manner.
The equipment must be used only under prescription and supervision of a licensed professional.
How it works
Shortwave diathermy generated by Thermopulse is carried out by the application of electromagnetic energy through the body tissues. The device consists of a sine wave generator circuit which produces a current with a frequency of 27.12 MHz and a resonant circuit which can be tuned exactly to the same frequency.
Thermopulse produces electric and magnetic fields, with oscillating high frequency currents, which are alternating fields that produce the electromagnetic filed, generating physiological and therapeutic benefits.
In these frequencies, the electromagnetic energy is converted into thermal energy by the induction of currents circulating in the insulating tissue. The heating effect produced by shortwave diathermy aids the healing process, transmitting deep heat into the tissue and resulting in numerous beneficial effects.
The mode of application may also be pulsed, that is, it allows the electromagnetic energy shots to be emitted at pre-programmed intervals of time, minimizing the thermal effect of pain and edema control and accelerating healing.