There are 4 buttons that control the device:
1. Power ON/OFF button
2. PLUS (+) button to increase intensity
3. MINUS (–) button to decrease intensity
4. PAUSE button to pause treatment
See User’s Manual for Detailed Instructions
Clean your skin with a damp washcloth in the location the electrodes are to be placed.
Plug ELECTRODE CONNECTORS into blue LEADWIRE CABLE CONNECTORS. Either electrode can be attached to either blue leadwire cable.
Place electrodes on body. At least one ROUND electrode must be placed over the pain site. See and follow Electrode Placement Examples below.
Orient LEVER on cable CONNECTOR so it is aligned with its mating keyhole inside the CABLE RECEPTOR in the device. GENTLY slide cable CONNECTOR into CABLE RECEPTACLE so it clicks in place.
Press Power Button to turn unit on. Start up screen should read 0.0%.
Start treatment by pressing the PLUS (+) button.
Continue to press the PLUS (+) button throughout the treatment so that a steady strong but comfortable tingling and pressure sensation is felt under the electrode(s) covering the pain site(s).
Unit turns off automatically at end of 30 minute treatment.
Plug AC Charger into AC RECEPTACLE and other end into a standard wall outlet to recharge the battery. Unit provides up to 4 treatments on a single charge.
See User’s Manual for detailed instructions.
BioWaveHOME electrode placements are different from conventional electrical stimulation. The mixing of the patented therapeutic signals occurs in a 3.5-inch hemishpere, not along the surface of the skin between the electrodes. As a result, electrodes need to be placed directly over locations of pain, or one electrode over a single location of pain and a second over a comfortable location to recieve stimulation – typically over a bony prominence near the treatment site.
The BioWaveHOME Pain Therapy System can be used with 3 different sized sets of BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes to focus the active electrical fields to different parts of the body:
Pain conditions treated with E-set Electrodes include:
Scroll down to see photos of Electrode Placement Examples for pain presenting in different parts of the body.
Note: BioWave is not intended to treat any of the conditions provided as examples, only the associated, symptomatic pain.
BioWaveHOME may be used with BioWave Percutaneous Electrodes as well. For protocols and placement instructions involving BioWave Percutaneous Electrodes, see the BioWaveHOME User’s Manual and the BioWavePENS Quick Reference Guide.
Position of the body during treatment is important. Generally, the tissue being treated should be a little taut or in a stretch position. Generally, sitting in a supported position in a chair, couch, or bed is best for most treatment locations on the body. See User’s Manual for more detailed information on optimal Body Position for different treatment locations.
The sensation from the treatment is a deep smooth tingling and pressure sensation as the muscle is held in tension in the volume of tissue being treated. Motion may cause a stonger or weaker sensation and will cause the location of the internal electrical field to shift slightly. Shifting of the electrical field is most prevalent when treating the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, and feet.
The goal is to gently move the joint at the location to shift the sensation caused by the electrical field so that it focuses directly onto and encompasses the primary location of pain. This is a fine tuning of the treatment that will provide the best treatment results.
1. Pads must not touch each other when the unit is turned on – one inch is the minimum spacing.
2. Pads are reusable but must be tacky to the touch. If not, please use a new set of pads.
3. Pads can typically be reused 8-10 times.
2 Locations of Pain
Back Pain in Two Locations
(e.g. Bilateral Low Back Pain)
Low Back Pain on One Side of Spine (e.g. Unilateral Pain)
Low Back Pain Focused Over a Facet Joint
Low Back Pain Focused Over the Spine
Radiating Back Pain – One Pad Over Origin of Pain, One Pad Over First Pain Site Closest to Origin (Pads Must be on Skin)
Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain; Pain from Interstitial Cystitis
Back Pain Over Large Area
(e.g. Rotational Strain)
Hip Pain in One Location
Rib or Oblique Pain in One Location
Groin Pain in One Location
Quadriceps Pain in One Location
Quadriceps Pain Over Large Area
Hamstring Pain in One Location
Hamstring Pain Over Large Area
Pain Throughout Entire Knee
(e.g. OA or Total Knee Replacement)
Pain Towards the Front of the
Knee (e.g. ACL Sprain)
Pain Above Knee
(e.g. Quadriceps Tendinitis)
Pain Below Kneecap
(e.g. Patellar Tendinitis)
Pain in Inside of Knee
(e.g. Bursitis, OA, MCL Sprain)
Pain in Outside of Knee
(e.g. Bursitis, OA, LCL Sprain)
Pain in Back Side of Knee
(e.g. PCL Sprain)
Pain in Illiotibial (IT) Band in One Location
Pain in Illiotibial (IT) Band in Two Locations
Pain in Shin Over Large Area
Calf Pain in One Location
(e.g. Gastrocnemius Strain)
Calf Pain – Round Pad is Over Pain Site, Rectangular Pad is Angled Across Knee
Foot or Ankle Pain in Two
Locations, High Ankle Sprain
Lateral Low Ankle or Foot Pain in One Location
Achilles Tendinitis (Primary Pain
in Achilles Tendon)
(Primary Pain in Heel)
Achilles Tendinitis (Pain in Heel
and Achilles Tendon)
Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy
(Tibial Nerve Stimulation)
Foot Pain Beneath Ankle on
Inside of Heel in One Location
Pain in Top of Foot (e.g. Metatarsal or Neuroma Pain)
Pain in Toe Joint (e.g. Turf Toe
or Phalange Pain)
Radiating Neck or Cervical Pain
Neck or Cervical Pain in Two Locations
Bilateral Neck or Cervical Pain
Neck or Cervical Pain in Multiple Discs
Temporomandibular Joint Pain or Pain Along Trigeminal Nerve
Shoulder Pain Throughout the Joint or Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder Pain in Two Locations
Pain at Top or Throughout Shoulder (e.g. AC Sprain or Frozen Shoulder )
Pain in Front of Shoulder
(e.g. Biceps Tendinitis)
Pain in Back of Shoulder
(e.g. Infraspinatus Strain)
Pain in Edge of Shoulder
(e.g. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis)
Trapezius Pain in One Location
(under small round pad)
Trap Pain in Two Locations
(e.g. Bilateral Trapezius Pain)
Pain in Outside of Elbow
(e.g. Lateral Epicondylitis)
Pain in Inside of Elbow
(e.g. Medial Epicondylitis)
Pain Behind Elbow
(e.g. Triceps Tendinitis)
Pain in Back of Wrist (e.g.
Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)
Pain in Front of Wrist (e.g.
Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)
Thumb Pain (e.g. Thumb or UCL Sprain)
Pain in Finger Joints (e.g. Metacarpal Phalangeal Joints)
Electrodes MAY BE PLACED directly over or in the proximity of implanted metal hardware including total joint replacements, rods, plates, screws, anchors and pins. See User’s Manual for more information.
ELECTRODES (PADS) MUST NEVER TOUCH EACH OTHER DURING THE TREATMENT