Solio brings combo therapy device for pain relief to market

July 31, 2019
The pain relief device, which can be used at home, combines radio frequency, infrared technologies, and low-level laser therapy.

Solio (Tel Aviv, Israel) has released its Alfa Plus device, which provides relief from chronic pain in addition to pain from trauma, sports injury, and menstruation, commercially. The device, which can be used at home, combines radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) technologies, and low-level laser therapy (LLLT).

Placed directly on the site of pain, four RF diodes noninvasively penetrate the skin with deep heating. This increases blood circulation and accelerates tissue regeneration, while reducing inflammation, muscle aches, stiffness, and pain. In addition, it uses dual optical energy in the IR and red spectrum for treating skin pain and stiffness; bipolar RF energy for deep penetration technology that reaches muscles and joints, increasing blood circulation, treating pain, and muscle spasms; and LLLT to treat skin tissues. 

"The effect is comparable to trigger-point therapy, but with the advantage of deep heat, as Alfa Plus stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms," explains Shahak "Chuck" Cohen, founder of Solio. "By increasing the blood circulation, both oxygen and nutrients are drawn to the affected area. Essentially, Alfa Plus gently but effectively coaxes the body into healing itself." 

A soon-to-be-published clinical study from Israel studied Alfa Plus together with trigger-point treatment in over 100 patients, with 90 reporting significant reduction in their lower-back pain. And most patients prefer nonpharmaceutical approaches to pain relief, as reported by cosmetic and medical dermatologist, Dr. Judith Hellman, professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY). 

How long the Alfa Plus needs to be used varies from user to user. For menstrual pain, Alfa Plus advises 15- to 20-minute treatment sessions. For chronic pain, the device should be used twice a day for the first few days before scaling back to once a day for two to three months, and finally, no more than four times a week to avoid overstimulation. 

The company plans to continue expanding its therapeutic line into the American market. 

For more information, please visit

About the Author

BioOptics World Editors

We edited the content of this article, which was contributed by outside sources, to fit our style and substance requirements. (Editor’s Note: BioOptics World has folded as a brand and is now part of Laser Focus World, effective in 2022.)

Sponsored Recommendations

Request a quote: Micro 3D Printed Part or microArch micro-precision 3D printers

April 11, 2024
See the results for yourself! We'll print a benchmark part so that you can assess our quality. Just send us your file and we'll get to work.

Request a free Micro 3D Printed sample part

April 11, 2024
The best way to understand the part quality we can achieve is by seeing it first-hand. Request a free 3D printed high-precision sample part.

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

Precision Motion Control for Sample Manipulation in Ultra-High Resolution Tomography

April 10, 2024
Learn the critical items that designers and engineers must consider when attempting to achieve reliable ultra-high resolution tomography results here!

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!