Description of Radio Electric Asymmetric Conveyor (REAC) technology
The radio electric fields interact with all the structures that contain electrical charges, such as the human body, and induce currents in them.
These currents vary according to the molecular characteristics of the tissues.
The REAC technology - basic knowledge
The REAC technology generates a radioelectric emission of very low intensity. The peculiarity of REAC technology is not the emission itself, but the particular physic link between the device and the patient’s body.
The “Asymmetric Conveyer Probe” (ACP) represents this link. This is the absolute innovation of REAC technology (internationally patented)1,2.
Why is REAC an asymmetric technology?
A normal electric circuit has two physical poles: one positive and one negative (symmetrical circuit); in the REAC technology, there is only one single physical pole (asymmetrical circuit). This pole becomes the attractor (Asymmetric Conveyer) for the currents induced in the body by the radio electric emission.
This scheme has been developed for a specific purpose: to create an asymmetric circuit for better interact with the asymmetric mechanism underlying the cell polarity3, in order to optimize its functions. In fact, REAC technology is able to modulate the current flows existing both at cellular and body level, when these are altered.
Why does REAC use low power emissions?
Another peculiarity of REAC Technology is the low power level used in radio electric emission. This is necessary to induce current flows of intensity comparable with those of cell polarity. Higher power levels would disturb the adjustment mechanisms of cell polarity. Dysregulation of cell polarity can cause developmental disorders.
Why does REAC use specific frequencies?
The REAC technology is independent of the radio frequency emission used. REAC devices use only two frequencies (2.4 and 5.8 GHz). These two frequencies were chosen for two reasons. First of all, these are the most widely used and permitted at the international level. Secondly, based on our clinical and scientific experience, the 2.4 GHz frequency was chosen to better interact with tissues and cell cultures4-15, while the 5.8 GHz frequency was chosen to better interact with the nervous system16-37.
Why does treatment duration vary?
When functional modulation effects are needed, we use short duration treatments; when we want to induce developmental changes, this process of induction has to be accompanied every step of the way throughout its development. Therefore, long duration treatments are required.
Cell polarity is implicated in cellular differentiation, proliferation and morphogenesis. Cell polarity relies on the asymmetric organization of cellular components and structures, and the establishment and maintenance of cell polarity involves many processes including signaling cascades, membrane trafficking events and cytoskeletal dynamics, all of which need to be coordinated in a highly regulated manner38.
Purpose of REAC technology
The purpose of REAC technology is to optimize the ions fluxes at the molecular level, and concentrate all the micro currents produced by these ions fluxes in points or specific areas of the body, in order to optimize the electrogenic and electrometabolic activity of cells and tissues (cell polarity).
All that induces remarkable biological effects at many scales, from gene modulations6,7,9,10,12-14 up to functional global remodeling8,16,17.
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