SOURCE: HealthSonix, Inc.

March 19, 2007 09:17 ET

Scientists Say Nerves Use Sound, Not Electricity; New Theory on HealthSonix Mode of Action

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- HealthSonix, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HSXI) (FRANKFURT: H7S) -- A study published by the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, concludes with a revolutionary new theory claiming that nerves do not transmit impulses through electricity -- but transmit them with sound pulses.

The Study on the thermodynamics of general anesthesia has led Thomas Heimburg, a biophysicist and associate professor, and Andrew Jackson, an expert in theoretical physics -- both at Copenhagen University -- to observe that "the physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must produce heat as they travel along the nerve, but experiments find that no such heat is produced. Sound propagation is a much more likely explanation."

"We are very excited and interested to learn more about this research from Copenhagen University," said Dr. David Venturi, Medical Director of HealthSonix Inc. "It may help HealthSonix define new applications for our medical technology and eventually allow us to better understand the mechanism of action of our enSonix low frequency sound pulses."

HealthSonix theorizes its proprietary medical technology, which applies sound pulses to the human body, stimulates sensory and mechanoreceptors to initiate nerve impulses which dominate the nerve transmission pathways and therefore inhibit nociceptive pain signals from reaching the brain.

This theory is based on the widely accepted Gate Control Theory of Pain, which states that as the larger, faster sensory and mechanoreceptive fibers are stimulated, there is less ability for pain messages from the slower unmyelinated C fibers to reach the gate at the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Heat, cold, sound, and pressure are some of the stimuli known to initiate nerve impulses from mechanoreceptors.

"It could very well be that enSonix pulses are activating nerve conduction through soliton propagation," added Dr. Venturi.

Soliton is a self-reinforcing solitary wave, a wave packet or pulse that maintains its shape while it travels at constant speed; solitons are caused by a delicate balance between nonlinear and dispersive effects in the medium. "Dispersive effects" refer to a relationship between the frequency and the speed of waves in the medium.

HealthSonix, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HSXI) (FRANKFURT: H7S) is a publicly traded medical technology company. The Company's core offerings are based on proprietary, patent pending medical technologies that use sound pulses to administer sub-sensory micro vibration to the human body. Precisely formatted low frequency sound pressure waves are 80% effective in treating the pain of many diseases, particularly arthritis. All treatments and products are safe, non-invasive and have no known side effects.

More information regarding HealthSonix and its products and services can be found at: or by calling the company at 1-877-622-2121.

Note: A number of statements contained in this report are forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of products and technologies, competitive market conditions, successful integration of acquisitions, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors not set forth herein. The actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties.

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