Can an electrical current actually speed up the body’s ability to heal itself? Well, the German physiologist Emil Du Bois-Reymond first proposed this theory over 150 years ago, and emerging research is supporting his ideas. The makers of the LifeWave™ BST device claim to use these same principles to drastically improve healing of the most severe bed sores.
Leveraging the body’s natural healing powers:
After years of researching the neuropathophysiology of wound, LifeWave introduced an innovative electrical stimulation medical device. LifeWave™ BST (Bed Sore Treatment) is a sophisticated medical device designed to treat chronic wounds using unique technology that leverages the body’s natural healing powers by stimulating “life signs” that renew blood flow in order to induce local cell regeneration and wound healing.
LifeWave’s BST includes a device and a pair of electrodes that are placed directly on the skin surrounding the affective areas and are connected to the device. LifeWave BST delivers a unique patented waveform signal transmission that mimics the naturally occurring pulses of healing wounds (“normal wounds”) and creates an electric induction field around the hard-to-heal wound. This in turn accelerates the healing rate. The electric induction field facilitated by BST ensures therapeutic success for chronic wounds where deterioration of the tissue is so severe that the electric potential is cut off and as a result, no healing process is induced. As such, BST is positioned to treat severe stage II – IV wounds including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and venous ulcers.
The nervous system interprets the transmitted pulse from the damaged area and in turn, initiates healing activity to the necrotic tissue. The healing of the chronic wound is visible as the necrotic ulcer dissolves and new skin and muscle tissue are generated within the first days of treatment. The development of this patented device is predicated on the observation that the electrical impulses that were measured during the natural healing process of healing wounds are absent or weak when the body sustains chronic pressure ulcers.
Treatment with the LifeWave™ BST device is non-invasive, painless and efficient. Tried successfully in multi-center, controlled clinical trials, use of the LifeWave BST has effectively accelerated the closure and area reduction of non-healing pressure wounds stage 2 and 3 of 10cm2 or smaller among a significant number of patients.
BST device is designed for both hospitals oriented treatment as well as nursing homes treatments. The device includes a software and hardware system, and storage capabilities to document patients’ protocols and results.