Because of the love we have for our animals, our deepest hope is to make them feel better without causing pain in the process. Many people want to know what their animals feel when they are being treated with the Assisi Loop.


While there are many types of PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field) signals, Assisi’s low power PEMF signals are specifically targeted to produce maximum healing effects by mimicking the body’s own healing system without excess dosage flooding the tissues. The Assisi Loop improves circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by dilating the arteries and capillaries. This also reduces edema (swelling). The Loop stimulates healing by increasing nitric oxide (NO) production. This is essential to many body functions such as rebuilding of capillaries (angiogenesis) and controlling localized blood pressure (and therefore swelling). The proliferation of NO speeds along the recovery process by “supercharging” the system.


The Assisi Loop can markedly increase blood flow and tissue oxygenation, which improves the overall tissue health and reduces pain associated with a lack of sufficient oxygen. We often hear reports from pet owners that their animal relaxes as soon as they start their treatments with the Loop. With the many healing benefits that the 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 a 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. Learn more about her case and her significant improvements as a result of using the Assisi Loop on our BLOG.


The added benefit of using tPEMF is that pain medications can be greatly reduced or stopped altogether.  This is especially important for dogs who can be seriously injured by pain killers, and cats, who are even less tolerant of pain medication and can have kidney failure from small doses. When choosing a PEMF device, it is good to know that more power is not correlated with faster healing.