Blood Chemistry Analysis Representing Evidence of the Effectiveness
of the Use of the CHI Equisonic QGM on Standardbred Horses

Ronald J. Riegel D.V.M.

***These graphs summarize the changes in concentration of the diagnostic enzymes CPK and AST in standardbred horses over six weeks treated 45 minutes per day.

(CPK (CK): creatine phosphokinase
AST: aspartate amino transferase)

***vSummary: This study utilizing standardbred horses was highly controlled, with all horses eating the same food, utilizing the same workouts day after day, and cared for by the same trainers. Except for CPK and AST, all horses had normal bloodwork throughout the study. 9 of 10 control horses showed worsening race times and blood work and 4 of the 10 became lame and dropped out part way through the study. Average CPK levels for the control group went up from 665 to 857 (normal is 150-450). Meanwhile 10 of 10 treated horses showed decrease in CPK, averaging 557 down to 404. Also, all 10 horses showed decreases in AST, averaging 444 down to 352. The treated horses also showed improvements in rate of recovery after races, attitude, and performance, shaving 1.65 seconds off their time over six weeks, enough to make the difference between last and first place in many close races.


Scientific Evidence Reveals the Effectiveness of
Infrasonic Sound Waves Upon the Standardbred Racehorse

*** Evaluations involving thermography, blood chemistry levels and training times support the effectiveness of the Equisonic QGM therapeutic treatment device. A two part controlled study involving groups of ten standardbred racehorses in each group first determined the proper treatment protocol and then evaluated its effectiveness upon racing standardbreds.

*** The Equisonic QGM unit emits sound waves in the 7.35 - 13.85 Hz ranges in a chaotic fashion which are a form of deep penetrating energy and function as a type of acoustic acupuncture. When applied properly, these sound waves provide an effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.

Initial Thermogram shows inflammation (orange) in both hocks of a typical standardbred racehorse before QGM treatment.
Treated . . . . . . . Control

***In the first trial, various protocols were used to determine the effectiveness of infrasound upon the hock of the standardbred racehorse. Finally, a treatment regime that utilized the acupuncture points for the hock and direct treatment of the hock itself showed profound results and were selected. The right hock and the right side of the horse were used whereas the left side was used as a control. With only one treatment of 40-45 minutes with the animals still in training, substantial decreases in thermal gradients were observed which did not start to return to their pre-treatment state until 96 hours post treatment in all ten animals.

30 minutes after QGM treatment of 12 acupoints, the treated hock dropped more than 3 degrees Celsius (the black indicates temperature dropped off the scale).
Treated . . . . . . . . Control

*** Utilizing this treatment protocol, a second clinical trail was then established utilizing two groups of ten standardbreds, in active training. The first group was utilized as a control and the second group was treated with the Equisonic QGM. The treatment group received a bilateral treatment involving the standard twelve acupuncture points for the hocks that occur over the entire body. This entire procedure was accomplished in approximately one hour of time. Blood samples were taken initially, immediately after treatment, one, four, six, 12, 24, and 48 hours post treatment, and then twice per week for six weeks. A complete blood count and serum chemistry evaluation was done on each sample.

72 hours after treatment the 3 degree Celsius drop remains, and the control hock also shows a decrease. Trainers reported greater strength in the treated side of all 10 horses.
Treated . . . . . . . Control

*** This second clinical trial revealed a significant drop in both the AST (Aspartate Amino Transferase) and CPK (Creatine Phosphokinase) levels within the serum in all ten horses in the treated group, and an increase in these measures in the control group. Both of these enzymes are indicators of inflammation within the muscle tissues and their reduction reveals a healing or anti-inflammatory effect taking place within these tissues. The blood evaluations did not reveal any negative side effects from this treatment. A graph of these results is attached.

*** The most significant finding of all was that all horses in the treatment group were pacing faster, with an average decrease of 1.65 seconds. These animals recovered faster, had a better appetite and were healthier in appearance than those in the control group which, in contrast, had an increase in training time of 4.07 seconds. Four of the animals within the control group had to be pulled from training due to various musculoskeletal problems during the study.

*** Scientific evidence is now available to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Equisonic QGM infrasonic therapy unit. Thermographic, serological and athletic evidence all provide conclusive evidence as to the effectiveness of this unit. A proven economical therapeutic device is now available that will provide both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects upon the equine athlete.

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Dr. Ronald J. Riegel, DVM is the author of the award winning "Illustrated Atlas of Clinical Equine Anatomy."