HOW TO HEAL: Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy


Healing Time with BFST

The safest, most effective way to recover from most injuries is to use the body's natural healing process. However, simply letting your body heal on its own can take months, and leaves you vulnerable to re-injury. You can accelerate this process however by improving your blood flow, which will drasticly reduce the treatment time and risk of re-injury.

Many people perform physical activity to try and increase their circulation. However, this can be very dangerous as it opens you up to chronic re-injury. In order to recover, you need to be both at rest and increasing blood flow.

The best way to improve circulation while keeping you safe from re-injury is to use a Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™(BFST®) device. These devices are worn like wraps about the injured body part, and use EMR technology to increase circulation even at rest. BFST® wraps are able to reduce overall recovery time, enabling you to heal from your injury faster and more effeciently.

Healing Time with BFST

Benefits of using BFST®

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Healing Time with BFST

You are injured when the tissue in your body is damaged. Your body has the ability to heal itself, and if given time will fix the wound on its own. The body requires rest and cannot be stressed while it is in the process of recovery. However, most people do not have the time in their busy schedules to rest and let themselves heal for long periods of time.

The solution to this problem is to increase the flow of blood to the injured area. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to tissue that gives it the energy to repair damage. By improving circulation, you can bring more mending power to the injured area, decreasing the total treatment time.

Normally to increase your blood flow you need to exercise or other physical activity regularly. For someone who has been recently injured, though, this is dangerous! Re-injury is a very real problem, and if you re-injure yourself you are sent back to where you started.

Using a BFST®, however, has no risk of re-injury compared to physical activity and exercises. BFST® can be used as a safe, effective means of improving circulation, with no effort required. You can stay completely at rest while using the wrap.

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Healing Time with BFST

While some people may feel a warm sensation using the wrap, BFST® is not a heating pad, but something much better. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ medical devices emit penetrating stimulating energy into your injured tissue. The energy reaches deep under the skin to stimulate bloodflow at the source instead of just the surface like hot pads do. BFST® medical devices provide the superior healing power of Energy Web® technology, without getting hot like heating pads do.

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Each BFST® is enclosed in a soft Neoprene wrap, designed for a comfortable treatment experience. During treatments, the BFST® has a feeling of warmth; a feeling many enjoy while at the same time treating their injury in the best way possible. The shape of the wrap is far from generic; each wrap is crafted with a specific body part in mind for the best fit possible. The flexible design of BFST® wraps allows you to move the treatment area and not be inhibited by the wrap, so the things you want to do don't have to be put on hold during treatment.


Side Shoulder BFST® Wrap

Side Shoulder BFST® Wrap


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Not sure if this BFST is working as it should

Hello KingBrand,
I just started using the BFST Shoulder Wrap a few days ago, and I hope it helps heal my torn tendon. It is certainly too early to judge the effectiveness of BFST.
But, I noticed something peculiar as I?m operating the wrap, which raises some questions and concerns.
There is a very, very, low volume tone being generated from the actual ?diathermic? device that behaves in a peculiar fashion which I describe a few sentences later. I just want to know if this is normal. I?m actually surprised that I found no information about this peculiar sound anywhere on the internet or this forum. I?m a musician and a sound engineer? so maybe that is the reason I would notice such a thing.  Again? this is VERY low in volume, and it is really NOT bothersome at all. If anything, it just makes me curious.

Anyway, and more specifically, I believe I hear 4 distinct tones (possibly 5) that appear monophonically (never more than one note/tone at a time) in some kind of patterned sequence. My ears tell me they are very close to the following frequencies >110hz, 220hz, 440hz, and 880hz< which are essentially the musical note "A" split in octaves.
When I first power up the wrap, usually 2 notes tend to jump back and forth approx. every 3 to 5 seconds, between what I think are the 220hz and 440hz tones.  After several minutes, I may hear the tone jump to either the highest 880hz, or the lowest 110hz frequency, and hold for perhaps several minutes.  After that... the tones will engage in a variety of sequences until the end of the 20 minute session.
The pattern does seem different depending on the setting chosen.
Something concerns me? and makes me wonder if there is something wrong with the controller (the unit that has the of 3 setting buttons). When I have tried setting #3, there are at least a couple spans of time where I hear absolutely nothing for what seems to last a minute or more, compared to settings #1 or #2, in which I may notice a couple silent gaps that only last a few seconds.  I should also point out, although there seems to be a subtle ?healing? feeling that I experience? I do not feel or sense anything DIFFERENT between the 3 settings in my shoulder, which is not what I would expect.
Perhaps... this is an unusual request to explain some questions which perhaps only your engineers/R&D department can answer.  But, I would like to know that the controller is working properly between all 3 settings, and that these ?musical? tones are also a normal thing.

Oh BTW? I?m not crazy? my wife hears them as well! LOL

Re: Not sure if this BFST is working as it should

LOL, that's awesome Andy!  You are not crazy, some of the units do 'sing' a bit when they operate.  The shoulder one in particular get's noticed the most because it's so close to people's ears.  I'd say most people don't even notice.  Your highly tuned ear pays attention!

Yes, the device is much more sophisticated than just being on or off.  The BFST actively modulates the treatment to get the best results.  We don't really discuss the underlying operation too much because how works really isn't as important as what it does so we try to focus on the results rather than the method. 

I'm an electrical engineer who participated in the design and it's interesting to hear your sound engineer interpretation of what we are trying to achieve.  I like it!  From what you've described your device is functioning perfectly.  There are definitely modes where the sound is more or less noticeable and sometimes you can't hear it at all but it is still working.  And you are also correct that the audible sounds will not be the same 'song' for the 3 different settings.  Each setting is optimized for best results.  As you can tell, a 20 minute treatment goes through a fairly complex routine.  Over the years we've made many changes, constantly trying to improve the performance of the device.  Today's 'song' is the result of many years of R&D and it's the best tune we know for your shoulder today.

In terms of the feeling you get on the 3 settings, more is not necessarily better.  People often want to jump to level 3 when they get it thinking more is better.  But if the higher setting causes too much blood flow at the surface of your skin then that pooling blood actually forms a barrier to the energy getting to the underlying tissue.  We always recommend people use it on the lowest setting and only move up when they don't feel the warmth during treatment anymore and when after a 20 minute treatment their skin is not noticeably flushed.  As your body's blood flow improves in the treatment area, these things will diminish and you can move up another level.  Only people who use our products for a year or more and are relatively healthy are likely to use it on lvl 3.  When you jump to level 3 you're pumping up the volume but your body is responding by putting cottonballs in your ears (sending blood to the surface).

Your senses are not deceiving you, Andy.  It sounds like your Shoulder wrap is working properly and so is your body's response!

I hope you get better soon :)


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