It’s general knowledge among wound healing professionals worldwide that wounds and ulcers sometimes don’t heal naturally without medical intervention for a number of identified reasons. These include circulatory problems to, from and around the wound, infection, and nutritional deficiencies.
What remains mostly unknown, however, even to many experienced wound care professionals, is the bioelectric component involved in ALL wound healing. That’s a strange fact if you think about it, because the wound bioelectric component is as key and as scientifically established as every other aspect of wound healing that gets lots of attention. The explanation for this situation is that in our age of focus on molecules (including genetics and drug-based medicine), the body’s natural bioelectrics have been relegated to second place over the last few decades. But we are now seeing a renewed interest from the wound care community in the face of the global, chronic and non healing wound crisis. For anyone who wishes to dig deeply into this subject, here is an excellent review article. If you prefer to get a simple critical summary of the key information, please just read on for few lines.
All work in wound healing, as with most of the body’s processes, is done by cells. All types of cells are needed to repair injured tissues. Immune cells, waste scavenger cells, scaffolding producing cells, pigmentation producing cells, substrate making cells, to name a few. These cells have to physically get to the wound bed and all the way out to the edges of the wound; and they need a taxi ride to do so, called galvano-taxis, which is simply the transport of cells under the influence of an electric field.
Due to the chemical gradients naturally present through the skin layers, an electric field is produced the very second a wound is made. It’s one of Nature’s earliest repair and survival tricks. As a result, the wound electric field (WEF) produces the so-called [electric]-current-of-injury, which in wound healing refers to the stream of cells heading to the wound to do the healing work.
For many reasons, including systemic and local tissue changes, such as chemical imbalances and localized nutritional deficiencies, the WEF can sometimes be deficient or even absent, the cells can’t and don’t physically move and get to the wound or ulcer site, and so the injury does not heal.
The W250 machine and pad system takes care of this key issue in wound healing. If the WEF is not present, the W250 replaces it; if the WEF is deficient, the W250 supplements it. Whatever the mode of operation of the W250, the electric field it generates always matches your wound’s natural electric field, in polarity, strength, and shape. The W250 achieves this feat by constantly measuring a bioelectric quality of your wound and ulcer, and then scaling the electric field it generates to match the WEF that your body would ideally produce. The whole process is updated every few minutes to keep the WEF always at its optimum.
In the next blog, we will outline how the W250 deals with wound infection, even by antibiotic resistant bacteria, known as the ‘superbugs’.
Our product and technology is complex, however our website is not. We briefly explain the science behind the W250 in our How It Works page, and if you are seeking more information or advice, feel free to contact our friendly team.
The W250 is based on established medical science & research. More adventurous readers should go through our Research page. The development of the W250 is strongly data-based as well as being born out of extensive clinical experiences.