If I sound like I work for the place, I promise that I do not - I've just been extremely impressed with what it has done for Roxy.
The Assisi loop is an "FDA-cleared Non-Pharmaceutical Anti-Inflammatory Device." When we first got it for Roxy, she wasn't necessarily in a bad place, but a place where she needed a little assistance to get from one laser appointment to the next. Back then, she was getting "looped" once every other day or so.
The first week of April, she had a complete collapse, could not stand, could not walk; we honestly thought it was the end. I carried her into the vet the next day and somehow, they were able to get her back to "okay" with some seriously amazing acupuncture. That said, to get her to back to "good," we were going to the vet 2x a week and looping 2x a day. We also increased her gabapentin to 3x a day. She was a little out of sorts on the extra gaba, but it helped get her to where she is now.
We are still doing the loop, 2x a day, and going to the vet "as needed" for laser and acupuncture. She's back down to gaba 2x a day.
So, back to when we started the loop. They did her first treatment in the office to see how it would work for her (before we bought a loop for at-home use). Unfortunately, we were leaving to go on vacation the next day and my mom was moving in to take are of the dogs. I didn't tell her about the loop treatment, what it might do, etc., because I wanted her honest opinion of how Roxy did throughout the week. Without my even asking, she reported that Roxy was much more energetic at the beginning of the week, she was running and playing with Dexter and by the end of the week, she pretty much just wanted to be on the couch. That was enough to convince me to buy the loop for more frequent treatments.
When you put the loop on, you push the button and it will run for 15 minutes - the dog can be doing anything while this is going on - Roxy is usually on the couch or in bed. We have had times where the loop will prompt a bowel movement, so we do try to do the loop after she's gone, so she won't have to go outside right after starting the loop (we don't send her outside with it). The lights will flash while it's running, then stop when the 15 minutes are up. I believe you can use the loop up to 4x a day and each loop has (approximately) 150 sessions. We bought our first one on 11/11/16 and just purchased our second on 6/9/17. Obviously, we are going to use this one up quicker than the first, but it works so well for Roxy, that I think it's definitely worth it. Oh, and while the majority of her treatments are around her neck, our vet showed us how we can put it on other parts of her body if she's looking like something else might be bothering her.
This is the Assisi Loop webpage: Assisi Animal Health
This is a picture of Roxy during one of her first, at-home, loop treatments:
If I didn't cover what you want to know, or you think of any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.