How It Works
Your body naturally has magnetic and electric fields. All your molecules have a small amount of magnetic energy in them. The thought behind magnetic field therapy is that certain problems happen because your magnetic fields are out of balance. If you put a magnetic field near your body, it’s believed things will go back to normal.
Ions like calcium and potassium help your cells send signals. In tests, scientists have seen magnets change how these ions act.
What It’s Used For
Scientists have specifically studied its use for:
Rate of injury healing
Bone healing and density
Pain is a message from our body. The tissue cries out for energy flow, in the form of magnetic fields. The reason that Pulsed Magnetic Field (PMF) therapy works so effectively is because it supports the metabolism and increases the blood flow throughout the whole body. Red blood cells pass through capillaries supplying oxygen to the surrounding tissues. Blood flow is increased through the pulsating electromagnetic field. The exchange of oxygen is extremely fast in the basic tissues. Here the oxygen partial pressure rises by 400 – 800% therefore all cells breath and function better and better.
Magnetic field therapy works in the cell and supports the functioning of inner regulation mechanisms while enhancing the self-healing capacity. The action of magnetic field therapy may be summarized in three main effects:
- In creased blood circulation Thermo-graphic measuring charts show the increase of circulation under a magnetic field. This leads to a better nutrition and rejuvenation of cells
- Improved oxygen supply
The PEMF ensures increased oxygen extraction (de-oxygenation) and enriches the tissue with oxygen.
- Enhanced Metabolism
PEMF enhances both anabolism and catabolism.
Mas Mat Treatments
Here at Massage & Kinesiology, we offer patients the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of PMEF therapy by using the Mas Mat. This non-invasive, relaxing therapy involves the patient lying in a low-lit room, on a memory-foam mat which contains magnets. The mat is very comfortable, pillows are supplied and a blanket is offered should the patient need it.
The mat is then programmed, using individual protocols based on the patient’s treatment plan. There is no heat involved in this treatment. Patients find this 30-minute session to be a time to rest and relax, while allowing their bodies to receive the benefits of this unique treatment.
The therapeutic frequency of PEMFs look a lot like the frequencies you encounter in nature, so your body knows how to deal with it. Most PEMF treatments and maintenance will fall in the 5-30 Hz range, which is less than you get from a thunderstorm.
What science says about PEMF therapy
Here’s what scientists were able to demonstrate about PEMF therapy so far:
- PEMF measurably reduced pain and swelling following plastic surgery
- A sizeable body of research shows that PEMF helps slow-healing tibial fractures fuse
- A small study demonstrated that PEMF therapy reduces pain from chronic pain conditions and fibromyalgia
- Animal studies show the potential of PEMF therapy in regenerating nerve fibers in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, which is promising for the future of regenerative medicine
- In cell cultures, PEMF treatment seemed to activate lysozyme, which is a major step in the bone regeneration process.
- Treatment with PEMF improved osteoarthritis by keeping cartilage from breaking down
- PEMF impacted the growth of bone cells in cell cultures, which formed bone tissue in lab tests
- In a small study, people with rotator cuff injuries went through PEMF therapy, and all participants had either reduced or eliminated symptoms.
- Just one month of PEMF treatment improved pain and functional performance in arthritis patients
- PEMF therapy helped regenerate the liver faster in rats who had part of the liver removed
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