The EURO-LOOP

ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM

  • Available in two sizes: Ø 10 cm (4 in) and Ø 20 cm (7.5 in)
  • Excellent for multiple uses including chronic and degenerative conditions
  • Shuts itself off after each 15-minute treatment. No timer needed!
  • Able to choose how often to treat according to the recommended protocol
  • Offers approximately 200 treatments à 15 minutes
  • Non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment for pain and inflammation
  • Lightweight
  • Treats directly through wraps, dressings and casts
  • Easy to administer at home or in a clinical setting

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

By emitting bursts of microcurrent electricity, the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM creates a field which evenly penetrates both soft and hard body tissue around the target area. This electromagnetic field causes a chemical cascade, which activates the Nitric Oxide cycle. Nitric Oxide is a key molecule in healing for humans and animals. The compound is released when we exercise, and when we are injured, for the body to naturally repair itself.

The Euro-Loop increases Nitric Oxide production to help speed healing of soft and hard tissues–that includes skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs. The specific ratio of frequency to burst width used by the Euro-Loop has been found to be the most effective at delivering the amount of current that is similar to what is already used by the body. More is not always better, and too much Nitric Oxide production can actually slow healing. When choosing a PEMF device, it is good to know that more power is not correlated with faster healing.

In general, tPEMF™ can be used to speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain levels. For any kind of orthopedic injury or surgery, the Euro-Loop is a great tool to use in the recovery stage. The field penetrates fur, bandages, and casts to reach all the tissue in the target area.

The ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM can markedly increase blood flow and tissue oxygenation, which improves the overall tissue health and reduces pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen. We often hear reports from pet owners that their animal relaxes as soon as they start their treatments with the Euro-Loop. With the many healing benefits that the Euro-Loop offers, this is not surprising.

Some animals will notice the increased blood flow because with increased circulation there is often a warming or tingling sensation. This is subtle, however, and many animals won’t notice at all. There have been some reports of twitching as a physical reaction to the tPEMF™ therapy. This is very rare and is most likely to occur with animals that have had some type of long term degenerative or chronic condition. Their condition may have resulted in extreme ischemia — a decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels. If the area is ischemic, then the introduction of increased blood flow may cause a reaction in the body such as feeling of warmth, tingling and, in extreme cases, twitching.

As such, we generally recommend that you reduce the treatment duration to 5 minutes rather than 15. Continue at the reduced duration until the twitching is gone and the area has assimilated to the increased perfusion of blood.

One such case of twitching was the case of Lil BUB, a cat with osteopetrosis, an extremely rare inherited disorder where the bones harden. Her owner continued treatments despite the twitching, and over time, the twitching decreased and mobility increased.

Regardless of what is being treated, we recommend that you start with 3 to 4 15-minute treatments per day for acute and chronic or degenerative conditions.

For acute conditions (such as post-surgical treatment or recovery from a trauma), we recommend that you continue 3 to 4 treatments per day for the first week or so and then taper off for the next 7 to 10 days or until the condition is fully healed.

For chronic or degenerative conditions, we recommend that you continue with 3 to 4 treatments per day for 7 to 10 days and monitor the animal until you see improved mobility and less pain response. Again, you can taper down to 1 or 2 treatments per day or even 1-3 treatments per week. With some chronic and degenerative conditions, the patient may get to the point that they would only be treated as needed for pain, particularly if it is a condition that is prone to flare-ups.

Ultimately, you want to consider that the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM is catalyzing the anti-inflammatory cascade as well as accelerating the body’s own healing properties. We rely on veterinarians to assess the animal and to work with the pet owner on the best treatment protocols for each case.

For acute inflammation, you should see noticeable relief after the first or second treatment. With chronic or degenerative issues, you may not see notable results for 1 to 2 weeks. You’ll want to continue the treatments as recommended for continued long-term healing.

There are two ways to purchase the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM: 1) get one from your veterinarian or animal rehabilitation facility, or 2) purchase one direct from here on our website.

Assisi’s relationship with veterinary professionals is paramount to your pet’s health. Veterinarians are able to determine the severity of an issue and are generally able to pinpoint the specific area in the animal’s body that needs treatment. Veterinarians work with clients and their pets directly and advise them on the most effective treatment plans. Often the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM is a part of an integrated multi-modal treatment plan. Pet owners benefit from visiting their vets on a regular basis, getting assessments on their pet’s progress and up-to-date advice on continued treatment with the Euro-Loop. Pet owners have the advantage of monitoring their animals at home and determining with their vet the best course for long-term treatment.

If you purchase the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM direct from Ecuphar, the cost is 279,65 € excluding shipping.

The ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM offers a minimum of 200 15-minute treatments.

The life of the Euro-Loop depends on the battery. You’re likely to get more than the minimum number of treatments noted above if you allow the Euro-Loop to recharge for 2 hours after every 15-minute treatment. At this time, there is no way to recharge or replace the battery. One Euro-Loop can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months, depending on the condition being treated and the number of treatments required per day.

Most pet owner insurance will cover prescribed treatments. We recommend that you contact your insurance company for more information.

You may learn more about tPEMF™ in three ways. First, a general overview of tPEMF and how it was developed can be found on our technology page. Second, we’ve created a document on the Euro-Loops mechanism of action, detailing the characteristics of the tPEMF signal and how it affects the body. Third, for a more in-depth, scientific perspective on cell signaling with PEMF devices, we offer this Powerpoint presentation from the inventor of the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM, Dr. Arthur A. Pilla. Dr. Pilla is a professor at the department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University and the department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

To understand detailed treatment recommendations, visit our Assisi Euro-Loop Clinical Use Guidedeveloped by a team of experienced veterinary clinicians, including Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC, Deirdre Chiaramonte, DVM, ACVIM, CCRT, CVA, CERP and Judy Korman, VMD, MBA.

The Guide is designed to answer questions you may have regarding the technology, the therapeutic benefits, and the therapeutic applications of the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM and our companion products. It offers over 40 step-by-step, illustrated protocols for applying the Euro-Loop to almost 300 inflammatory conditions affecting different parts of dogs’ and cats’ anatomy. The Guide is available exclusively to veterinary professionals on Assisi’s website or may be downloaded as an app on Apple and Android devices (search for “Assisi Loop Clinical Use Guide” in your app store). Each has a search feature to assist in selecting the protocol that applies to their patient’s condition, its severity (e.g. acute, chronic), and the part of their patient’s anatomy that needs treatment. Once found, the applicable protocol can be downloaded in PDF form as needed.

The Assisi fabulous customer service team is available to help you gain access to the guide and to answer questions you may have as you start working with it. 

Treatment depth is approximately 2/3 the diameter of the applicator extending out on either side. For the larger Euro-Loop, the treatment field extends approximately 4.5-5 inches out on either side of the 20 cm (7.5 inch) applicator; for the smaller Euro-Loop, the field extends 2.5-3 inches out on either side of the 10 cm (4 inch) applicator.

Absolutely. There are no contraindications with other modalities, and the Euro-Loop is actually a perfect take-home treatment for pet owners to continue healing between laser or acupuncture treatments. However, given that the Euro-Loop and other treatment modalities have different mechanisms of action, we recommend that you allow 2 hours between treatments to be certain that each treatment is able to operate at its fullest efficacy.

Yes. There are no magnetic induction effects from the Euro-Loop’s signal on veterinary surgical implants, which are made of non-magnetic materials, and the size of veterinary implants are not sufficient to significantly distract, weaken or otherwise adversely affect the therapeutic effect of the Euro-Loop’s signal.

The FDA recommends against using the human version of the Euro-Loop over tissue known to contain implanted electrical leads, such as pacemakers. As such, we recommend against applying the Euro-Loop to animals who have pacemakers. If you are a pet owner with a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, when holding and treating your animal with the Euro-Loop, you should position the Euro-Loop BELOW YOUR WAIST (if you have a pacemaker), or at least six inches away from the implanted device.

Unlike diathermy, targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF) has no contraindication for the treatment of patients with cancer or for post-cancer surgical healing. To the contrary, much of the human clinical trial work that has been done has been for post-mastectomy reconstruction patients. There is a misconception about angiogenesis and cancer, in part due to the development of ‘antiangiogenic’ therapies in oncology. tPEMF has a pro-angiogenic effect but this is different from the angiogenesis of tumors. The angiogenic activity is not normal in tumors as the blood vessels, called tortuous vessels, are poorly formed. tPEMF delivered via the ASSISI EURO-LOOPTM accelerates ongoing anti-inflammatory processes, one outcome of which is the healthy growth of new blood vessels and normal tissue regeneration. tPEMF has been used in peer-reviewed human clinical trials on patients undergoing reconstructive surgery post-cancer with no adverse effects of any kind (Rohde et al., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2012). FDA has reviewed these studies and the FDA clearance for the human product does not carry a contraindication for treating cancer sites.

Each veterinary professional will decide the best use of the Euro-Loop for their practice, but in our experience, most sell the Euro-Loop to clients. This is what sets the Euro-Loop apart from many of their other treatment options. Pet owners are able to treat their animals in the comfort of their own home between visits with their veterinary professional. Some veterinary professionals rent the Euro-Loop by the treatment or by the day. They may choose to send it home for acute conditions or to allow the pet owner time to evaluate the Euro-Loop. Many pet owners who are treating chronic conditions decide they want the Euro-Loop for long-term use. As such, we recommend that you credit any rental fees toward the purchase price of the Euro-Loop.

There is a medical and a regulatory basis for the Euro-Loop’s sealed case. As a condition for clearing the Euro-Loop as a medical device, the FDA required that it be able to deliver its patented, therapeutic waveform consistently over its entire design life of 200 treatments. Sealing all of its operating components inside the case—the applicator connections to the circuit board, signal generator, microprocessor, power supply and the battery—provided the FDA with the required assurance of signal integrity. Breaking the case seal for any reason renders the device non-compliant with the conditions of its 510(k) clearance.

You can take the Euro-Loop to any store that offers electronics recycling such as Staples or Office Max. This will allow for responsible disposal of the lithium batteries as well as the copper wire.

Assisi Animal Health guarantees the quality of its products. If you believe your Euro-Loop has a factory defect, please contact us. If the Euro-Loop is defective, we will gladly replace it at no cost.