INDIBA Science

Radiofrequency is classified as electrotherapy and devices normally work with currents in a range from 30.000 Hz to 30 MHz. Radiofrequency has been traditionally used to increase local tissue temperature and generate heat.

Radiofrequency therapy is widely used to treat many conditions such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Skin flaccidity
  • Muscle contractures
  • Fat deposits
  • Rehabilitation

The effects of treatment depend on the temperature reached, as well as the time that the temperature is maintained in the treated area.

What makes INDIBA® different and unique is the fixed frequency of 448 kHz. Studies have proven that at 448 kHz INDIBA® can stimulate stem cell proliferation (2, 3), inhibit fat deposits (4) and be able to stimulate chondrocytes (cells involved in cartilage formation) to increase cartilage proliferation (3) in vitro studies.

These properties turn INDIBA® into a vital technology for:

  • Tissue regeneration
  • Fat deposit control
  • Cellulite improvement
  • Pre and post surgery treatment
  • Wound healing

INDIBA® treatments have previously been known under other names, such as TEC or TECAR and some people even refer to our technology as tecar therapy. We have also introduced the concept of Proionic System.

INDIBA® research and use is not limited to humans and can also be used for animal applications to improve performance, prevent injury and speed rehabilitation.

We are still far from discovering all the different health benefits that a 448 kHz current can offer in treatments. Ongoing studies continuously take place and the following Universities have produced Thesis and Minor Thesis on INDIBA® technologies:

  • European University Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • Hertfordshire University (Hatfield, United Kingdom)
  • Konkuk University (Seoul, Korea)
  • Oxford University (Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Sapienza Universitá di Roma (Rome, Italy)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (Elche, Spain)
  • Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)
  • Universidad de Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain)
  • Universidad FASTA (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Bari, Italy)
  • Università degli studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy)
  • Università degli Studi di Padova (Padova, Italy)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Spain)
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Reus, Spain)
  • University of Western Greece (Patra, Greece)
  1. Roschmann P. Radiofrequency penetration and absorption in the human body: limitations to high-field whole-body nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Med Phys. 1987;14(6):922-31.
  2. Hernández-Bule ML, Paino CL, Trillo MA, Ubeda A. Electric stimulation at 448 kHz promotes proliferation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2014;34(5):1741-55.
  3. Hernández-Bule ML, Trillo MA, Martínez-García MÁ, Abilahoud C, Úbeda A. Chondrogenic differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells by radiofrequency electric stimulation. Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 2017;7(12):10.
  4. Hernández-Bule ML, Martinez-Botas J, Trillo MA, Paino CL, Ubeda A. Antiadipogenic effects of subthermal electric stimulation at 448 kHz on differentiating human mesenchymal stem cells. Mol Med Rep. 2016;13(5):3895-903.