SOME OF THE REPUTED BENEFITS OF
PULSE MAGNETIC THERAPY (PEMT)
FROM CLINICAL SOURCES
BY EDITOR © 2015
WE DO NOT ENDORSE NOR NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE FINDINGS AND OPINIONS OF THE LISTED SCIENCE STUDIES. WE PRESENT THESE ONLY AS A SAMPLING OF THE MOUNTAIN OF GROWING EVIDENCE INDICATIVE OF THE GENERAL EFFECTIVENESS OF PULSED MAGNETIC THERAPY APPLIED IN A MULTITUDE OF AREAS. WE REALIZE STUDY OF THE PROMISING FIELD IS YOUNG AND MANY MORE DISCOVERIES OF ITS EFFICACY REMAIN TO BE FOUND. THESE STUDIES ARE MEANT ONLY TO POINT THE WAY TO FURTHER EXPERIMENTATION WITH PEMT AS A POSSIBLE TREATMENT OR ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY IN CASES WHERE A SUPERVISING, QUALIFIED HEALER IS INVOLVED. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS AND DO NOT PRETEND TO PRESCRIBE PEMT FOR ANY SPECIFIC CONDITION.
IT SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND THAT EQUIPMENT (WAVE FORM PARAMETERS ETC.) AND TREATMENT PROTOCOLS VARY OVER A WIDE RANGE AND THESE DATA ARE MERELY INDICATIVE OF THE GREAT HEALING POTENTIAL OF MAGNETIC THERAPY PROPERLY APPLIED. WE BELIEVE OUR MACHINE IS CUTTING EDGE IN THIS REGARD. BUT, SINCE THE FIELD IS EXPERIMENTAL, WE CANNOT MAKE ANY SPECIFIC CLAIMS AS TO CURES. THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE IT IS EFFECTIVE IN ANY INDIVIDUAL CASE, IS TO TRY IT AND SEE. YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME TO CONTACT US WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WITH REFERENCE TO THE “NG-ULTRA MAGNETIC PULSER”.
THAT SAID, WE THINK THE POSITIVE EVIDENCE FOR THE EFFICACY OF PULSED MAGNETIC THERAPY IS OVER-WHELMING FROM MULTIPLE SCIENTIFIC SOURCES! (WHEN “PEMT” OR “PEMF” IS USED IT GENERALLY REFERS TO SOME FORM OF PULSED ELECTRO MAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PMT:
Pulsed magnetic fields enhance the rate of recovery of damaged nerve excitability
Consequently, characteristic findings in impulse conduction of recovered nerves under PMF indicate that the observed abnormalities in signaling or aberrant ion channel functions following injury may be restored by PMF application.
Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on articular hyaline cartilage: review of experimental and clinical studies:
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common disorder of the musculoskeletal system and is a consequence of mechanical and biological events that destabilize tissue homeostasis in articular joints. …..Therefore, there is a strong rationale supporting the in vivo use of biophysical stimulation with PEMFs for the treatment of OA. In the present paper some recent experimental in vitro and in vivo data on the effect of PEMFs on articular cartilage were reviewed. These data strongly support the clinical use of PEMFs in OA patients.
Therapeutic Efficacy of Right Prefrontal Slow Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Major Depression
Results All patients completed the first week of treatment and 67 completed the entire protocol. Patients who received rTMS had a significantly greater improvement in depression scores compared with those who received sham treatment. At the end of 2 weeks, 17 of 35 patients in the rTMS group, but only 8 of 32 in the sham-treated group, had an improvement of greater than 50% in their depression ratings.
Efficacy of Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain: a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study
In the present study, PEMT was found to reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower back pain.
Effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusion: Pulsed electromagnetic fields improve clinical scores and function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and should be considered as adjuvant therapies in their management. There is still equipoise of evidence for an effect on pain in the current literature.
A Randomized Double-Blind Prospective Study of the Efficacy of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields for Interbody Lumbar Fusions.
A randomized double-blind prospective study of pulsed electromagnetic fields for lumbar interbody fusions was performed on 195 subjects. There were 98 subjects in the active group and 97 subjects in the placebo group. A brace containing equipment to induce an electromagnetic field was applied to patients undergoing interbody fusion in the active group, and a sham brace was used in the control group. In the active group there was a 92% success rate, while the control group had a 65% success rate (P > 0.005). The effectiveness of bone graft stimulation with the device is thus established.
Efficacy and Safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Acute Treatment of Major Depression: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial
Transcranial magnetic stimulation was effective in treating major depression with minimal side effects reported. It offers clinicians a novel alternative for the treatment of this disorder.
Evidence-Based Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Clinical Plastic Surgery
This review shows that plastic surgeons have at hand a powerful tool with no known side effects for the adjunctive, noninvasive, nonpharmacologic management of postoperative pain and edema. Given the recent rapid advances in development of portable and economical PEMF devices, what has been of most significance to the plastic surgeon is the laboratory and clinical confirmation of decreased pain and swelling following injury or surgery.
A portable pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) device to enhance healing of recalcitrant venous ulcers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Summary A prospective, randomized, double-bind, placebo-controlled multicentre study assessed the clinical efficacy and safety of pulsed electromagnetic limb ulcer therapy (PELUT) in the healing of recalcitrant, predominantly venous leg ulcers. The portable device was used at home for 3 h daily during this 8-week clinical trial as an adjunct to a wound dressing. Wound surface area, ulcer depth and pain intensity were assessed at weeks 0, 4 and 8. At week 8 the active group had a 47.7% decrease in wound surface area vs. a 42.3% increase for placebo (P<0.0002). Investigator's global evaluations indicated that 50% of the ulcers in the active group healed or markedly improved vs. 0% in the placebo group, and 0% of the active group worsened vs. 54% of the placebo group (P<0.001). Significant decreases in wound depth (P<0.04) and pain intensity (P<0.04) favouring the active group were seen. Patients whose ulcers improved significantly after 8 weeks were permitted to continue double-blind therapy for an additional 4 weeks. Elevan active and one placebo patient continued therapy until week 12, with the active treatment group continuing to show improvement. There were no reports of adverse events attributable to this device. We conclude that the PELUT device is a safe and effective adjunct to non-surgical therapy for recalcitrant venous leg ulcers.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Experimental Cutaneous Wound Healing in Rats
The results suggest a significant beneficial stimulation in the wound healing process in rats treated with PEMF, which could lead to the development of a practical tool for research and clinical use.
[Effects of pulsed magnetic field on insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in cerebrospinal fluid and effects of IGF-1 on functional recovery]
After a 14-day treatment, IGF-1 level in the CSF were significantly increased in the magnetic group in comparison with the level before the treatment and with those in the control group (P<0.05). IGF-1 in the CSF underwent no significant changes in the control group (P>0.05). The scores of BI increased significantly in both groups after the treatment (P<0.01), but the increment was more obvious in the magnetic therapy group (P<0.05). A significant positive correlation was found between IGF-1 level in the CSF and BI in these patients (r=0.283, P=0.022).
Noninvasive up-regulation of angiopoietin-2 and fibroblast growth factor-2 in bone marrow by pulsed electromagnetic field therapy
The angiogenesis-promoting function of PEMF may contribute to its mechanism to noninvasively accelerate bone fracture healing
Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on benign prostate hyperplasia
There was a statistically significant decrease before and after treatment of IPSS (P < 0.02), U/S prostate volume (P < 0.05), and urine residue (P < 0.05), as well as of mean urine flow rate (P < 0.05) in patients of the electromagnetic group, in contrast to the treatment group who had only improved IPSS (P < 0.05). There was also a significant improvement in clinical symptoms in patients of the electromagnetic group. Follow-up of the patients of this group for one year revealed that results obtained by EMFs treatment are still remaining.
Pulsed electromagnetic field at radiofrequencies may benefit patients with benign prostate hyperplasia treated by a non-invasive method.
randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials