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One Solution for Multiple Conditions – INDIBA® Active Cell Therapy

Dr. Chiam Tut Fu

Medical Director, Consultant Sports Medicine Physician at Thomson Wellth Clinic

MBBS (Singapore), MSS (Sports Medicine), MMed (Occupational Medicine), GD (Occupational Medicine)

Dr. Chiam Tut Fu specialises in the management of musculoskeletal pain due to sports injuries or age-related degenerative and orthopaedic conditions and myofascial causes like trigger points. He also has a special interest in weight management and smoking cessation.

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INDIBA Active Cell Therapy (INDIBA) is a ‘state of the art’ electromagnetic (EMF) therapy that has undergone years of rigorous scientific testing and clinical trials. INDIBA is a well-proven and versatile therapy used in the successful treatment of sports injuries, and degenerative conditions, and in resolving skin (aesthetics) problems, including the reduction of excess fat.

We are electrical beings – so why not an electrical solution, that works

The body’s cells, veins and tissues have electrical properties that enable our bio-systems to react to electric and electromagnetic fields. Our entire nervous system works on electrical impulses and wounds naturally generate weak electrical currents in the regeneration of new cells. The vast potential for EF (electromagnetic frequency) on cell biology has long been recognized in extensive studies (McCraig et al, 2005).

A leading therapy in sports injuries

INDIA Active Cell Therapy represents the most effective solution of its kind with a long track record of success. In sports medicine alone, world No.1 tennis champion Rafael Nadal, five-time ITU Triathlon World champion Francisco Javier Gómez Noya and renowned football club Barcelona, national teams and federations including China are among those who use INDIBA products. The treatment has prolonged the career lifespan of many professional athletes with remarkable recoveries from serious injuries.

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy – an international award winner!

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy has been awarded many accolades for innovative medical excellence – such as a Gold Medal in Switzerland at the Geneva International Show of New Technologies and Innovations. INDIBA uses electrical stimulation (capacitive resistive therapy) at a frequency of 448 kHz which is found to induce optimal healing (Hernandez-Bule et al, 2014). Among the advantages for patients treated with INDIBA are shorter recovery periods, reduced healing time (immediate results are commonplace), and stable healing patterns (due to its deep stimulation of cells and the intrinsic self-healing capacity of the body’s tissues). The system works by raising the temperature of cells to increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients in regeneration of tissues. INDIBA Active Cell Therapy is entirely painless and non-invasive.

The evidence is there…

There is substantial clinical evidence to support the use of electromagnetic stimulation in the regeneration of traumatic, or degenerative tissue lesions and in aesthetic medicine (Hernandez-Bule et al, 2014). Electromagnetic therapy (EMF) is widely used to promote bone formation, cartilage regeneration and has countless other musculoskeletal applications such as bone fracture healing.

It is also successfully used in cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders through modification of stem cell differentiation (renewal of cells).

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy is at the cutting edge of EMF – and provides breakthrough technology for multiple clinical conditions and injuries – most of which respond well to its unique ‘active cell therapy’.

Faster recovery and shorter rehabilitation times with INDIBA Active Cell Therapy

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy is especially affective on acute soft tissue injuries. Patients undergoing EMF treatment experience shorter recovery and rehabilitation times than with other therapies (Gardner et al, 1999).

This makes INDIBA a perfect solution for active people that need to be back in the game as soon as possible. It is used extensively in both the treatment of sports injuries and in wide-ranging age-related degenerative conditions. These include dislocations, muscular tears, ankle injuries, scars and wounds, muscular strain, alleviation of pain, knee ligament injuries, cervical pathology, lumbago, sciatica, elbows and tendon injuries, low limb injuries, arthritis, shoulders and neural injuries.

What’s the treatment and healing process?

INDIBA Active Cell therapy produces three main healing pathways i) induces a ‘chronic pro-inflammatory’ to ‘anti-inflammatory’ (studies over several decades provide a close association between inflammation and chronic illnesses, including, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease) (Cardamone et al, 2012). ii) Stimulates the formation of new blood vessels iii) stimulates the production of collagen.

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy works by inducing temperature rises in targeted areas. INDIBA is particularly successful in treating injuries and wounds that do not respond to other treatment. The energy delivered increases blood flow, reduces oedema (fluid between tissues) and improves the elasticity of damaged tissues (Costin et al, 2012).

When delivering treatment, two electrodes are placed on the body. One is active and managed by the therapist, the other is passive, and remains in the same place throughout the treatment. A stimulating electrical current is applied through the electrodes to enable healing energy to be delivered to the target area. The process takes around 45 minutes and the only sensation is a warm comfortable feeling. INDIBA therapy is most efficient when applied for short duration sessions daily (when appropriate it may also be complemented by other therapies).

Improved circulation and vasodilation with INDIBA Active Cell Therapy

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy improves circulation in the *extracellular matrix (helps to generate new blood vessels during the healing process). At the same time it improves vasodilation (widens blood vessels) and increases blood flow. This reduces vascular resistance which in turn lowers blood pressure. The remedial affects will help healthy individuals reach higher levels of fitness, and can reduce arterial hypertension in those with high blood pressure. The improvements in systemic vascular tone, lipid metabolism, and coronary circulation make it a useful treatment for people with hypertension and ischemic heart disease (Pawluck, 2012).

The importance of cultivating Adult Stems Cells

Adult stem cells are responsible for the renewal of old and damaged cells and are vital to proper organ function (Maziarz et al, 2016). Aberrant stem cells are associated with ageing and chronic diseases (Bardin n.d). Electromagnetic therapy is scientifically proven to induce ‘adult stem cell’ proliferation. These cells are very important as they are responsible for homeostasis (a stable environment) and to promote cell regeneration.

Ageing and elastin production

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy increases the production of elastin which slows down as we age. Elastin is the main protein found in connective tissues throughout the body. Problems that can be caused by an elastin deficiency, are increased fragility of bones, joint stiffness and osteoarthritis, skin problems, severe kidney damage, progressive myopia and deformity of limbs.

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy in Aesthetics, Fat reduction and Body contouring

INDIBA Active Cell Therapy is well proven in skin tissue engineering. As we age conditions such as sagging crinkly skin become apparent and are due primarily to loss of Collagen. Restoring the quality of our skin becomes more important in slowing down the natural ageing process.

Due to ageing or inactivity (and menopause in women) there is often an increase of fat resulting from increased body weight. This causes the enlargement of adipocytes (insulating layer of fat) leading to a deterioration of the dermal layer of skin and sagging. This can raise problems in other areas i.e. sagging of upper eyelids induces forehead wrinkling (due to increased muscle contractions to improve vision by lifting the eyelids). Therefore, elimination of sagging is an important target of INDIBA Cell Therapy when improving facial morphological changes associated with ageing,

During treatment INDIBA induces three important benefits i) bio-stimulation (activation of the metabolism, collagen and fibroblasts), microcirculation (an increase of metabolism, blood flow and drainage), hyper-activation (tissue detoxification, fat removal and collagen regeneration). There is an improvement in oxygen flow, deep fat cells lose volume and toxins are eliminated, liquid retention is reduced.

The electromagnetic energy of INDIBA is delivered deep into the dermis and sub-dermis layers without damaging the surface layer of skin. Immediate skin tightening is achieved through the contraction of collagen fibers. Following initial treatment, patients can immediately see results with facial lines less visible. The face feels lifted and firmer, with a healthy glow. Following successive treatments, the skin begins to produce more collagen and younger-looking skin becomes more enduring. Optimal results are seen after several months as collagen regenerates and remodels itself. INDIBA is an extremely safe and non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation.

The energies produced by INDIBA Active Cell Therapy deliver a thermal, stimulating lipolysis (fat reduction); Stubborn fatty deposits are contoured to reshape the area. In the process, triglycerides are converted into glycerol and free fatty acids, which are removed from the cell and naturally excreted without disrupting normal cellular function. Unlike cosmetic surgery
for unwanted fat, there is no breaking of the skin.


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Cardamone, M. Dafne, Anna Krones, Bogdan Tanasa, Havilah Taylor, Laura Ricci, Kenneth A. Ohgi, Christopher K. Glass, Michael G. Rosenfeld, and Valentina Perissi. 2012. “A Protective Strategy against Hyperinflammatory Responses Requiring the Nontranscriptional Actions of GPS2.” Molecular Cell 46 (1): 91-104.

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Reduced arterial vasodilation in response to hypoxia impairs cerebral and peripheral oxygen delivery in hypertensive men
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Immune-Modulating Perspectives for Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Innate Immunity
Front. Public Health, 26 March 2018 |

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