The CROSSPUNCTURE ® Therapy can be used for local points of pain, trigger points, tense muscles, painful joints, headaches, painful scars and many more indications. CROSSPUNCTURE ® can also be used for an acupuncture-like treatment without the use of needles.
How does the human body function?
Very small electrical impulses control a large number of functions and information processing in the human body. Whether muscular, fascial or neural functions or acupuncture points, the body frequently uses measurable electrical circuits and resistance. The skin is an important organ here. The largest human organ, equipped with a multitude of receptors and complexly connected to the inner organs and the brain, is able to farther transmit information, pain and perceptive input. Whether for diagnostics (ECG) or treatment (electrostimulation devices), the medical field has already been taking advantage of how the skin functions and its connections for many years now. The same applies to acupuncture, where the exact location of the acupuncture points to be treated are found via their electrical charge.
Injuries, diseases, scars and tense muscles – all of these affect the body’s electrical conduction system and result in dysfunction and pain being transmitted to the brain.
The fundamental component of the CROSSPUNCTURE ® Therapy is CROSSTAPE ®. The water-resistant CROSSTAPE ®’s are free of medication and active ingredients. The tapes are applied directly over points of pain, muscular trigger points and acupuncture points. Depending on the stresses applied (such as showering, swimming, sport or work), they can adhere to the skin for a period up to several days.
How does CROSSTAPE ® work
KUMBRINK CROSSTAPE ® is made of dual mixed fibres and is attached to a specially coated backing paper. When pulled off the backing paper, the CROSSTAPE ®’s are charged up electrostatically so that they are suitable for CROSSPUNCTURE ® Therapy. This means that the CROSSTAPE ® has a surplus of electrical charge once pulled off the backing paper that cannot discharge by itself. Once the CROSSTAPE ® has been charged in this manner, it is applied to the skin to stimulate the areas of pain and acupuncture points where it slowly releases its electrical charge.
KUMBRINK-CROSSTAPE ® are available in the sizes M, L and XL via OrthoCanada.com. The size M is used most of the time. Size L, XL or several size M tapes can be used on larger areas of pain. When doing so, it is important to remember that CROSSTAPE ®’s are not elastic and are unable to follow the skin when it is stretched. It is therefore preferable to use several size M-CROSSTAPE ® on areas where the skin is subject to strong stretching. The larger tapes are suitable for parts of the body less subject to stretch, such as the outer surfaces of the thigh and shoulder or the shin, etc.