Kumbrink Crosspuncture Therapy
Crosspuncture Therapy uses Crosstape to stimulate selected acupuncture points, enabling an acupuncture-like treatment without the use of needles. It can be used for local points of pain, trigger points, tense muscles, painful joints, headaches, painful scars and many more indications.
In the human body, very small electrical impulses control a large number of functions and information processing. Whether muscular, fascial or neural functions or acupuncture points, the body frequently uses measurable electrical circuits and resistance. The skin is equipped with a multitude of receptors and complexly connected to the inner organs and the brain and is able to forward pain and sensoric information. For many years, medicine has been taking advantage on the skin connections and its functions, whether for diagnostics or for treatment purposes.
The same concept applies to acupuncture. The exact location of the acupuncture points 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.
How Does Crosstape Work?
The fundamental component of the Crosspuncture Therapy is the Crosstape. It is water-resistant and free of medication and active ingredients. The tapes are applied directly over points of pain, muscular trigger points and acupuncture points. Depending on the usage (such as showering, swimming, sport or work), they can stick to the skin for a period up to several days.
Crosstape is made of dual mixed fibres and is attached to a specially coated backing paper. When pulled off the backing paper, the Crosstape is charged up electrostatically so that it's suitable for the therapy.
This means that the Crosstape has a surplus of electrical charge once pulled off the backing paper that cannot discharge by itself. Once it has been charged in this manner, it is applied to the skin to stimulate acupuncture points and the areas of pain where it slowly releases its electrical charge.
Crosstapes are available in small, medium, large and x-large sizes. The medium size is used most of the time. Sizes large, x-large or several medium-sized tapes can be used on larger areas of pain. When doing so, it is important to remember that Crosstapes are not elastic and are unable to follow the skin when it is stretched.
It is therefore preferable to use several medium-sized tapes 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.