The CROSSPUNCTURE® Therapy can be used for local points of pain, trigger points, tense muscles, painful joints, headaches, painful scars and many more indications. CROSSPUNCTURE® can also be used for an acupuncture-like treatment without the use of needles.

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Static charging by pulling tape off backing paper

How does the human body function?

Very small electrical impulses control a large number of functions and information processing in the human body. Whether muscular, fascial or neural functions or acupuncture points, the body frequently uses measurable electrical circuits and resistance. The skin is an important organ here. The largest human organ, equipped with a multitude of receptors and complexly connected to the inner organs and the brain, is able to forward pain and sensoric information. For many years medicine is taking advantage on the skin connections and it's functions, whether for diagnostics (ECG) or treatment (electro stimulation devices) purpose. The same applies to acupuncture. The exact location of the acupuncture points are found via their electrical charge.

Pulling off

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.

The fundamental component of the CROSSPUNCTURE® Therapy is CROSSTAPE®. The water-resistant CROSSTAPE® is 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.

KUMBRINK CROSSTAPE® attached to the fingertip

How does CROSSTAPE® work

KUMBRINK 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 CROSSPUNCTURE® Therapy. This means that the CROSSTAPE® has a surplus of electrical charge once pulled off the backing paper that cannot discharge by itself. Once the CROSSTAPE® 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.

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KUMBRINK CROSSTAPE® is attracted towards an acupuncture point

KUMBRINK CROSSTAPE® are available in the sizes S, M, L and XL. The size M is used most of the time. Size L, XL or several size M tapes can be used on larger areas of pain. When doing so, it is important to remember that CROSSTAPE® are not elastic and are unable to follow the skin when it is stretched. It is therefore preferable to use several size M-CROSSTAPE® 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, etc.