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TENS PEMF for Fatigue

November – Fighting Fatigue

So many of us write off fatigue and the effects of fatigue, particularly at this time of year. After all, we will be going on vacation soon, so why worry about exhaustion now? The truth is that fatigue should be a red flag in terms of your health and if you have a Rife PEMF machine, then you should consider taking advantage of the available programs to support health and to help you fight off fatigue.

November is like running the last five kilometers of a marathon. The finish line is in sight; Christmas vacation is around the corner; you deserve a medal for your efforts throughout the year; and yet, after burning both ends of the candle for the past nine months, the finish line almost seems out of reach. That is why the November Rife Health Challenge is going to focus on fatigue and how you can use your Rife PEMF device to fight the effects of fatigue.

We urge you not to write off the fact that you are feeling fatigued. Although mainstream medicine sees fatigue as a symptom of a disease, the truth is that energy is one of the most direct signs of your state of health. If you have no energy, the body has no energy, and if your body has no energy then you cannot maintain a healthy state.

Start paying attention to how energetic you feel. When your energy levels are low, act. Don’t wait for the body to become ill to force you to rest. Rest, relaxation and sleep are all vital to give your body the time to heal and to allow your body to produce the energy you need to thrive.

PEMF and TENS therapy have been shown to support a healthy metabolism, to reduce fatigue and to improve overall health by supporting mechanisms like circulation and tissue oxygenation. These factors all contribute to improving your energy levels. The following programs can help you through these last few weeks before Christmas.

For the November Health Challenge commit to improving sleep and energy to fight fatigue.

  1. Run the Schumann program daily, last thing at night before bed using whole body treatment. Better still, use the Maxi MAT and run Schumann while you are sleeping. Improving the quality of sleep will go a long way to helping you reduce fatigue.
  2. Run circulation twice a week to improve overall energy levels. Circulation brings vital oxygen and nutrients to the tissues of the body. By providing these building blocks to your cells, your body will automatically have more energy.

Read our latest blog article for more information on how TENS and PEMF therapy boosts energy to reduce fatigue.

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Why Half of Our Clients are Healthy

Although the Rife UA offers programs for over 700 conditions, the majority of our customers have a Rife PEMF device, not to treat a specific condition, but rather to promote and maintain their overall health.

Other than supplements, there are few drugs and medications in the world that are aimed at promoting health rather than treating disease. The truth is that medication is not suitable for such purposes. In contrast, alternative health therapies like the Rife PEMF device and others can help to support your health, thereby preventing the conditions in the body that promote disease.

Here are the top reasons why our healthy clients have the Rife PEMF:

  • To combat the effects of stress and inflammation
  • To promote and ensure healthy sleep
  • To support healthy circulation
  • To improve energy levels and increase metabolism

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Stress and inflammation

We all know that stress can take a toll on our health but few people realize the underlying mechanisms that stress causes that do damage to the body. When you are stressed, the entire metabolism of your body changes. Your body goes into fight or flight mode, healing is switched off and so is the immune system, leaving you open to threat and disease. Stress is invariably accompanied by inflammation which actually damages the body. Where the inflammation occurs depends on each individual. Inflammation has been directly linked to cancer and many of the other modern diseases we face.

PEMF and Tens therapy has been used for decades to help to reduce anxiety and stress and to treat various forms of depression. Although chronic depression and anxiety are often long term conditions we all suffer from occasional bouts of stress or anxiety occasionally. Ignoring these periods can be extremely detrimental to your health.

Our healthy clients know that using the Rife PEMF during stressful periods helps them to reduce the stress and the effects of stress on the body, keeping them healthy and not only coping with what life throws at them but thriving.

Sleep

Sleep is crucial for maintaining good mental and physical health. Without sufficient quality sleep, your body cannot regenerate and your immune system cannot create the cells vital for protecting you. Stress and lack of sleep often go hand in hand and they are truly the Bonny and Clyde of ill-health.

TENS and PEMF can help you and your body get a good night’s rest by increasing sleep time and increasing sleep quality, which in turn improves quality of life. By promoting healthy sleep, you are promoting overall health.

Promoting healthy periods of sleep, particularly when you are stressed on struggling to sleep is a kay to supporting your overall health and our healthy clients all report using the sleep frequencies to support and improve their sleeping habits.

Circulation

Circulation is the key to a healthy body and a healthy life. Circulation is the process which provides your entire body with nutrients to thrive and it is the process which removes toxins from the entire system. Without healthy circulation tissues do not get the oxygen they need to survive.

Our modern, sedentary lifestyle has played a huge role in reducing circulation and causing ill-health. Exercise is the best way to help to improve circulation, but the Rife PEMF can also help to support and promote circulation, particularly for people who can’t move around a lot or who don’t necessarily have the time to do so every day.

Studies show that TENS therapy can improve blood flow by up to 35% thereby supporting healthy wound healing and circulation. These are by no means the only studies either.

Using the Rife PEMF device daily to promote healthy circulation can help to support your overall health, particularly when you are not able to get out of those all-important meetings. Our healthy clients also list circulation as a regular part of their health protocol.

Energy & Metabolism

The most profound benefit and reason why healthy people use the Rife PEMF device daily is because TENS and PEMF therapy directly supports healthy energy levels and metabolism. We tend to think of energy levels as a determination of how much we can do every day, and while that is important, we seldom think of energy levels in terms of health.

Every cell in your body produces energy for you. When the cells are low on energy, you are low on energy. When your cells don’t have enough energy your health is directly affected. This means when you feel your batteries are running low, you are actually on your way to ill-health.

TENS and PEMF have been shown to support metabolism and energy levels at cellular level. Not only can the Rife PEMF device supplement your energy levels, but it can do so at cellular level to help you achieve your maximum potential. In fact, TENS therapy is so effective at supporting energy levels that studies show TENS improves endurance, exercise and muscle strength in athletes.

Our healthy clients report that energy support is one of the programs they rely on for overall health.

Promote Your Health in just 2 hours a week

Many of our clients have asked us to help them to create a schedule for health. We have spoken to our clients and worked with the experts to prepare a monthly protocol for you that will help you to support and promote health in the long term.

The Rife Health Challenge will focus on different areas of health each month to help you to support your overall health. Take up the Rife Health Challenge and start treating yourself 2 hours a week and see what a difference your Rife can make to your health. Click here for the latest challenge

Rent your Rife PEMF Today for Overall Health

Most people spend more than the monthly cost of a Rife PEMF on supplements, not to mention medications. At R499 per month, the cost of purchasing your Rife device is negligible compared to the costs of future ill-health. If you want to know more about our purchase payment plan, contact us today.

 


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PEMF Therapy for Depression

PEMF Therapy for Depression

When it comes to depression, the truth is that the underlying causes of depression are about as varied as general medical conditions themselves. Most chronic conditions result in some form of depression. I mean, who can live with constant pain on a daily basis and not feel depressed in some way or another? That is why the studies on PEMF therapy for depression include studies on topics as diverse as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

This diversity is also the beauty of PEMF therapy for depression. Although not a cure all, PEMF therapy addresses some of the most common underlying causes of general chronic conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia and other long-term conditions. By addressing the underlying causes and addressing these conditions you can help to alleviate some of the depression. In other words, if you reduce the pain, you reduce the underlying cause of depression. Similarly, if you reduce the inflammation, you reduce one of the underlying cause of pain and swelling and this in turn helps to alleviate some of the depression.

I do not mean to imply that all cases of depression are linked to an underlying condition. Depression is often also the main chronic condition. In fact, chronic conditions and depression can lead to the chicken and the egg situation. Depression causes lack of sleep, fatigue and anxiety and this contributes to a lack of exercise and a loss of quality of life which in turn contributes to conditions like depression, arthritis, joint pain and other chronic conditions. Conditions like arthritis and joint pain can make exercise painful which in turn contributes to an increase in depression. So it can be really hard to isolate whether depression is at the heart of other chronic conditions or whether the chronic condition is the cause of depression.

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Luckily, unlike medication which is often only effective for a single of condition, PEMF therapy is proving effective for a variety of conditions including depression, arthritis, migraines, pain and inflammation.

How PEMF Therapy for Depression Works

In order to understand the effect of TENS and PEMF therapy for depression, you need to understand a little about how your brain and brain chemicals work. Your body and the environment are in a constant state of biofeedback. The environment, or your circumstances, interact with the body and the body in turn reacts to, and interacts with, your environment. In terms of emotion, your environment tells the brain what state it should be in and the brain in turn gives you a way to interpret your environment.

Think about a day that you had looked forward to for a long time. Your first date or a day you had a special evening planned. When you woke up and realized that the special day had arrived, you told you brain, it was going to be a great day. The brain in turn created all of the chemicals you need to enjoy the day. If you think back to that day, you will most likely find, the little things most likely bothered you less. The traffic was not as irritating, the waiter who spilled your water, was not as big a deal, and the day turned out to be a good day. Conversely, on a day you dreaded, the traffic was far worse, and everything went wrong.

Essentially, the state you are in affects your perception of your environment. It provides a “filter” that affects how you perceive the events around you. The state of mind you are in, is to a large degree, determined by the frequencies and chemicals manufactured by your brain. When the brain is in a relaxed state it produces lower frequencies, from 8 to 12 Hz for example, and it triggers the manufacture of compounds like serotonin and dopamine or the “feel good” chemicals. When your brain is in a stressed state, it causes chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol to be produced and it functions at higher frequencies.

As mentioned, the brain and the environment are in a constant feedback situation. Your brain chemicals change depending on the environment and your perception of the environment changes depending on the chemicals in the brain. This means that, by changing the environment you can change the chemicals your body manufactures and this can in turn affect perception.

There are many theories about how TENS and PEMF therapy for depression work. Some theories suggest that PEMF and TENS affect the chemicals manufactured by the brain, which in turn affects brain function and therefore these therapies affect mood. Other theories, like the entrainment theory, suggest that you can affect brain function by introducing frequencies that support relaxation and a general feeling of contentment and that by introducing these frequencies, the brain manufactures chemicals that support these moods.

PEMF Therapy for Depression – The Research and Studies

Irrespective of how TENS and PEMF therapy for depression actually work, the fact is that the FDA has approved numerous TENS, PEMF and CES therapy devices for the treatment of anxiety and depression.

In a recent study published in the Journal of Practical Pain management, researchers compared the effects of CES therapy for depression with Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac. CES an acronym for cranial electrostimulation. The review compared the results from several studies done on these pharmaceuticals with the results of 8 studies done on CES therapy. The results were amazing.

CES therapy was two to three times more effective than all of the pharmaceuticals that were included as a part of the study for treating depression. The study also concluded that patients spent about half as much for the therapy with an average $600 dollars spent on CES therapy compared with over $1600 being spent on Prozac for example, in the first year. What the study does not take into account is that in the second year zero would be spent on CES therapy since the machine was already bought and paid for and patients would still spend $1600 on medication.

The Rife PEMF device provides 8 – 20Hz and the handheld cylinders can be used for treating the upper body and head area. You can rent or buy a model MA200 device and experience the effects of entrainment for yourself.


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TENS Therapy for Asthma

According to the Global Asthma Report published in 2014, South Africa has one of the leading mortality rates where it comes to asthma, in spite of the fact that asthma can be successfully managed and treated. The report stated that the majority of asthma deaths were due to inappropriate management of asthma due to an over-reliance on medication that provides relief, rather than strategies aimed at asthma prevention. TENS therapy for asthma has been shown to reduce inflammation and inflammatory markers, and has been shown to help to reduce the condition. This type of therapy could therefore be a valuable tool in the management and reduction of asthma.

TENS Therapy for Asthma

TENS Therapy for Asthma

TENS Therapy for Asthma – What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic long-term inflammatory disease of the respiratory system. Inflammatory markers therefore play a prominent role in the development and continuance of the condition. Cytokines and leukotrienes are compounds that are responsible for your body's inflammatory response.

When your body reacts to something, like an environmental allergen for example, then it produces inflammatory markers like cytokines which form part of your body’s protective system. In the case of asthma, these cytokines cause the tissues in the lungs to become inflamed. The inflammation then causes a restriction in the airways and this hinders your ability to breathe normally. A reduction in inflammation and your body’s inflammatory response can therefore be a valuable strategy in the prevention or reduction of the underlying causes of asthma. In fact, medications aimed at long term reduction and prevention of asthma are based on this principle.

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Studies show that cytokines like interleukin 1 play a very important role in the development of allergies and asthma. Some medications are even aimed at reducing these interleukins in order to treat and prevent asthma. But what many people don’t realize is that studies show that therapies like TENS therapy for asthma and PEMF therapies are also effective at reducing inflammation and the levels of inflammatory cytokines in the body.

In a study on the post-operative effects of PEMF, researchers found that patients who had received PEMF therapy after the operation had 275% less IL-1 beta concentrations than patients who had not received the therapy. Although the concentrations were measured in the wounds of the patients, there are numerous other studies that indicate the TENS and PEMF therapies may be effective at reducing inflammatory markers like interleukin in the body. Reduce the inflammation and you can effectively manage and even reduce conditions like asthma.

TENS Therapy for Asthma – The Research and Studies

The studies don’t only focus on the reduction of inflammation. There are also studies done specifically on the effect of TENS therapy for asthma.

In a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Respiratory Physiology, researchers found that TENS therapy reduced the decline of FEV1 in patients with asthma. FEV1 or forced expiratory volume is one of the most important measurements used to assess respiratory health. FEV1 is simply the amount of air you can exhale in one second. FEV1 values are measured and then converted into a percentage of normal based on each patient.

Exercise often leads to a reduced FEV1 in asthma patients since exercise often exacerbates asthma. By reducing the decline in FEV1 values, the study effectively illustrates the preventative action of TENS therapy in asthma patients.

The study also found that patients who received TENS therapy for asthma may prolong exercise training and duration and that it may also allow for higher exercise intensity in these patients.

Another randomized controlled study done on patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease confirmed that TENS therapy for asthma increased FEV1 in patients with COPD.

TENS Therapy for Asthma – Quality of life

Although FEV1 is an important tool in the measurement of asthma, it is not the only consideration for asthma patients. In fact, I am sure that if asked, the effects of asthma on quality of life would rate far higher than an FEV1 value. In a study done on TENS therapy in children with asthma, researchers found that after eight weeks of treatment, quality of life as expressed by the pediatric asthma quality-of-life questionnaire was significantly improved in the children who received TENS therapy.

TENS therapy for Asthma – Summary of Benefits

The benefits of TENS and PEMF therapy extend far beyond FEV1 values. Here are just some of the benefits of using the Rife PEMF device to help you manage or control your asthma:

  • TENS PEMF therapy is non-invasive
  • TENS PEMF therapy has almost no side-effects
  • PEMF therapy can help to reduce the body's inflammatory response
  • A reduction in inflammation means an overall reduction in asthma
  • TENS and PEMF therapy are cost effective long-term solutions for health

TENS Therapy for Asthma – What to Expect

Most people who invest in a TENS or PEMF device, for some reason expect immediate, almost miraculous, results. They don’t however seem to expect the same from medication. The truth is that PEMF and TENS are highly effective at reducing inflammation and reducing the other symptoms associated with chronic conditions like asthma, but these devices are not miracle machines.

If you treat with asthma medication, you will treat asthma for life. If you treat asthma with TENS or PEMF, you will be treating asthma for life. The only difference between medication and TENS is that TENS has no side effects. You won’t have to keep paying for your Rife PEMF device year after year unlike medication, the cost of which keeps escalating every year.

You can therefore expect the following if you choose to treat your asthma with a Rife PEMF device:

  • A gradual reduction in inflammation
  • Which could lead to a gradual reduction in the asthma you are experiencing
  • Which could allow for a gradual increase in the amount of exercise you are able to do
  • Which could lead to an increase in health and quality of life.

Isn’t it time to add Rife PEMF therapy to your asthma prevention strategies? PEMF therapy is also effective for other chronic inflammatory conditions like allergies. Click here to read about PEMF for Sinusitis and allergies.


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PEMF Therapy for Dogs

PEMF Therapy for Dogs

If you have ever had a pet in pain, then you know as an owner how helpless it makes you feel. My cat has arthritis and my heart used to break when I watched her take our stairs, one at a time, in such an awkward manner. Although this article is about PEMF therapy for dogs, the information applies to all of your furry friends. I have been treating my cat for arthritis with my Rife PEMF and I can personally say that I am astounded by the difference in her.

Here is some of the information on how and why PEMF therapy for dogs and other animals offers an effective and affordable pain therapy alternative for your pets.

Why PEMF therapy for Dogs?

PEMF therapy has successfully been used for a variety of conditions in humans and these benefits seem to be available to your pets too. From PEMF therapy for arthritis, to TENS therapy for back pain, TENS and PEMF machines are becoming a very popular alternative for controlling pain and treating various conditions in humans and animals. The FDA has even cleared numerous PEMF and TENS devices for veterinary use.

To date, the studies on PEMF and TENS have found them to be safe and also relatively side-effect free. The same cannot always be said for medication. Although there are a number of drugs that can help to reduce pain in your pets, the cost of the drugs and their side-effects should not be overlooked. New warnings on NSAIDS for humans must alert us to the fact that drugs are not always as safe as they seem.

Medication comes with the extra complication of trying to ensure your pet gets its recommended daily dose of medication. If you have cats like mine, trying to get them to take tablets can be a life-threatening exercise for both the pet involved and the pet owner – namely me J.

TENS and PEMF therapy on the other hand is simple. I just place the PEMF MAT in my pet’s bed and start the device when I go to bed. My cat receives PEMF therapy while sleeping and I get to enjoy another scratch free day.

How PEMF Therapy for Dogs can be helpful

This type of therapy increases the amount of nitric oxide in the circulatory system. Nitric oxide supports the healing of tissues and bones and by supporting and promoting the healing process, the duration of pain is shortened.

PEMF also reduces inflammation which is one of the direct causes of pain. Inflammation is the process that causes injuries to swell, go red and feel painful. By reducing inflammation and the inflammatory response at the site of the injury, the intensity of the pain and the duration of the pain can be reduced.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy also improves circulation. Once again, circulation is a vital element for healing and by increasing circulation, you increase nutrients and oxygen provided to the area that needs to be healed. This in turn reduces the healing time and therefore the pain associated with the condition or injury.

TENS and PEMF are also effective at providing drug free pain relief. In fact, many devices are now prescribed by medical practitioners and vets specifically for pain relief where other therapy options are not available or where other types of therapy have been ineffective.

Human studies and PEMF Therapy for Dogs

Sadly, studies on the reduction of pain by PEMF therapy for dogs are lacking, but there is probably a very reasonable explanation. We may feel a telepathic bond with our dogs, but trying to determine a reduction of pain on a clinical basis may prove a little difficult when you have to rely on the dog’s perception of pain, and their ability to rate their pain on a scale of one to ten, not to mention the fact they would also have to tell you about it. But that doesn’t mean there are no studies at all.

PEMF Therapy for DogsStudies on dogs are limited to prostate conditions and osteoarthritis and pain but these studies have shown how effective PEMF therapy for dogs can be. There are also studies on PEMF therapy for pain in humans, and these studies have shown that PEMF therapy is an effective alternative for pain management. And then there are our clients, like this delightful Boerboel who is enjoying his weekly Rife PEMF therapy.

In fact, we have had so many Rife PEMF owners tell us that they sometimes have to fight their pets for a chance on the Rife PEMF machine, that we have launched a PEMF MAT specifically for pets. The MAT makes it even easier to treat your cat or dog with PEMF therapy. My cats love the MAT and they literally jostle for position when we run the arthritis and pain frequencies.

PEMF Therapy for Dogs – other Conditions

The benefits of TENS and PEMF therapy for dogs are not only limited to pain control for your pet either. PEMF and TENS therapy can be effective as an adjunctive therapy or an alternative therapy for:

Dogs don’t suffer from some of the conditions above but they do suffer from conditions like arthritis and improving circulation and health can only be good for your pet.

The Rife Model MA200 offers over 200 programs that you can use to keep your family, and your furry family, healthy at the same time. The Rife PEMF for PETs comes with a large mat and two smaller mats to help you to treat your cats and dogs to provide a healthier life for your pets.

Treatment is simple. Just place the mat in your pet’s normal bedding, or any convenient location where your pet will be happy to sleep. Set the program you want to use to run for a longer period of time. If you start the treatment late in the evening it can run overnight, providing your pet with the healing benefits of PEMF therapy.

To rent your Rife PEMF Pet today, email us at info@pemf.co.za or call us at 082 882 0640

 


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TENS Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Let’s face it – chronic lower back pain is no joke, and when studies reveal effective strategies for reducing or managing this type of condition, then it may be worth investigating like when the International Journal of Surgical Technology undertook an analysis of TENS therapy for lower back pain in 2016 and found that TENS therapy resulted in less back pain for the patients who took part in the study. The research also found that TENS therapy reduced the medication used by these patients. This study shows that there are numerous benefits for choosing TENS and PEMF therapy as one of your pain management strategies.

TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain

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According to research, TENS therapy may provide a safe alternative to lower back pain therapy because studies have shown that, unlike the medications and anti-inflammatories normally prescribed for chronic lower back, TENS therapy is not addictive and has no side effects.

Only last year, the FDA strengthened its warning about the use of NSAIDS for pain, stating that the use of NSAIDS can potentially cause heart attacks or strokes or increase your risks of these conditions by up to 50%. If you are constantly reaching for those over the counter medications that contain ibuprofen and diclofenac, then it may be time to consider investing in your own TENS machine to help reduce your risks and side-effects, and to save you some money at the same time.

In fact, many practitioners are now starting to accept TENS therapy as a viable therapy option where medications are no longer effective and some practitioners even prescribe TENS therapy as an additional therapy along with conventional medication.

Studies published in 2015 also found that TENS therapy for lower back pain was not only useful for reducing pain, but also had an impact on a patient’s wallet. Sadly, it is often the cost of treatment rather than the efficacy that begins to convince medical regulators to consider alternatives and in this case, TENS therapy is consistently being shown to be both effective in terms of the therapy and cost-effective in terms of savings on medication. TENS therapy reduces the number of visits needed to refill prescriptions. When the cost of lower back pain care averages $30 billion a year, cost savings begin to become extremely important to the medical administration.

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In a study published by the same journal in 2015, a study of 22 913 patients’ records revealed that TENS therapy for lower back pain resulted in significantly fewer patients needing opioids a year after the study began. The study found that TENS patients used fewer medicines and had fewer patient events and this led to significant savings on a per patient basis. The study concluded by recommending physicians “be more aggressive in treating” chronic lower back pain patients with TENS therapy.

In fact, there seems to be an explosion of the use of TENS therapy for lower back pain over the last year or two. Here are just three of the studies done on this type of condition:

  • Tens therapy and Interferential Current therapy were both effective for lower back pain.
  • Electrical and magnetic therapies showed potential as a tool for pain management in chronic spinal cord injuries.
  • Tens patients required less medication, had fewer hospital visits, required less diagnostic imaging like x-rays and scans and even required less back surgery.

Circulation as a benefit of PEMF and TENS therapy for lower back pain

TENS Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Introducing the 3 in 1 Brace from Rife PEMF

Any injury, and indeed overall health, depends on a healthy circulatory system. Circulation plays a pivotal due role in the healing of injuries in that it provides vital nutrients to the site of injury and it plays a role in removing the waste products from the site of injury to support healing.

A paper published in 2012 reviewed numerous studies on TENS and the effects of TENS therapy on wound healing. Although the overall conclusions of the review were inclusive due to insufficient data, the review stated that the clinical studies on wound healing were conclusive, showing benefits of 60% reduction in wound size, increases in blood flow of up to 35% in ulcers, and faster healing rates. TENS therapy and the increase in blood flow even decreased the numbers of re-amputations in patients with diabetes.

An improvement in circulation is therefore essential for overall health and also plays a role in healing, which in turn will help to reduce the amount of pain in the long term.

Additional Benefits of TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain

As mentioned above, the benefits of TENS therapy for lower back pain don’t only involve pain relief either. There are indirect benefits to you in terms of the cost of therapy, the savings as a result of a decrease in medication and decreased visits to the doctor, and then there are the unseen benefits like avoiding the risks and dangers associated with medications which may lead to increased risks of heart attacks and strokes.

In fact, one study conducted based on patient interviews found that the indirect benefits of TENS therapy for chronic lower back pain included enhanced physical function, an enhanced ability to get enough rest, and other physiological benefits too.

TENS Therapy for Lower Back Pain – The Alternatives

TENS therapy is not the only drug-free therapy for addressing lower back pain. Support and compression therapy (using back braces, and hot and cold therapy) have also traditionally been used to help to treat this type of condition.

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Advantages of the 3 in 1 Back Brace from Rife PEMF

A back brace can help to improve posture which can help to prevent back strain and lower back pain and the brace provides comfort in terms of warmth which can help to improve circulation and reduce pain.

Hot and cold therapy for strain, sprains and injuries has been around for centuries and this type of therapy is still a viable option for direct pain management.

Alternating hot and cold therapy at the site where you are injured can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation to support pain reduction.Introducing the TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain 3 in 1 Back Brace.

At Rife PEMF we constantly strive to bring you the latest in pain management therapy. The new three in one back brace offers three therapy options in a simple, convenient back brace that makes treatment easy and that provides support throughout the day.The 3 in 1 back brace provides:

  1. Compression and support for the lower back.
  2. Hot and Cold Gel pads for use in hot and cold therapy or hot therapy.
  3. Built-in magnetic PEMF electrodes to provide top quality PEMF and TENS therapy.

For more information on the 3 in 1 back brace, or to buy your back therapy brace, click here.

 


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PEMF therapy for migraines

PEMF therapy for Migraines

PEMF Therapy for Migraines

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical trials in December 2015 has confirmed the benefits of PEMF therapy for migraines in terms of the treatment of the migraine itself as well as in terms of treating migraines prophylactically.

This study is merely one of many studies that shed light on the fact that PEMF therapy for migraines can be beneficial for both addressing the pain and symptoms associated with migraines, as well as providing prophylactic benefits in terms of reducing the occurrence, frequency and duration of headaches and migraines.

PEMF therapy for migrainesMigraines and headaches tend to be both acute and chronic conditions, and they take a huge toll on your work and your family life. The work hours lost due to migraines for migraine sufferers is considerable, not to mention time lost with family. Reducing migraine frequency from an average of ten days to three may not sound like a lot but over the course of a lifetime, that works out to far too much time lost which you could have spent appreciating your loved one.  This aspect was taken into account in the new clinical trial on PEMF therapy for migraines.

This study used a PEMF device producing a frequency of 10Hz at intensities of between 4 and five micro-Tesla and treatment sessions of six sessions a week. Patients received PEMF therapy three times a week. Therapy three times a week seems to pale in comparison to losing previous time with your loved ones on a regular basis.

According to the study, results reported included average days lost to migraine that decreased from 9.78 to 3 in the treatment group. In other words, patients who received regular therapy reduced the frequency of their migraines by more than two thirds! Work hours lost dropped from 40.8 to 7.4 in the treatment group or less than a quarter of the hours previously lost due to migraines.

Other PEMF therapy for Migraine Studies

As mentioned, this study is one of many studies on PEMF therapy for migraines and headaches.

In another double blind placebo controlled study, 42 subjects were treated with PEMF therapy for one hour a day, 5 days a week for two weeks. Seventy-three percent of the patients who received treatment reported a substantial reduction in headaches, with 45% reporting a good decrease and 14% reporting an excellent decrease in the migraines suffered.

A review of PEMF therapy for migraines published in 2007 by the Journal of Applied Psychophysiology Biofeedback Journal analyzed the results of 9 studies and found at PEMF therapy for the treatment of migraines and headaches merited further investigation. Since then studies have continued to show the benefits of PEMF and TENs therapy for headaches and migraines.

How PEMF Therapy for Migraines can Help

Sadly, despite mounting evidence that PEMF therapy benefits migraines and headaches, exactly how TENS therapy and PEMF therapy helps migraines and the underlying mechanisms of the treatment have yet to be identified. PEMF studies have however shown that magnetic fields produce certain clinical and physiological effects.[1]

Researchers speculate that PEMF therapy could benefit migraine patients in several ways:

  1. Through neurochemical pathways – in other words via the neurons of the nervous system
  2. Through electrophysiological pathways – in other words interaction with the motor cortical elements of the brain; and or
  3. Through cardiovascular pathways – by affecting the circulatory systems and blood flow.

PEMF Therapy for Migraines and Neurochemical Effects

This would certainly not be the first study to point out that PEMF therapy affects the nerves and the nervous system. In fact, there are numerous PEMF studies that show benefits for nervous system support and in some cases nerve regeneration using PEMF and or magnetic therapy.[2]

Many of the theories on migraines also include neurochemical explanations of what causes migraines. Since PEMF and TENS therapy can influence and affect the nervous system, it seems obvious that this may account for some of the benefits obtained from PEMF therapy.

PEMF Therapy for Migraines and Electrophysiological Effects

Similarly, PEMF therapy has been used for various conditions related to the cortex and the brain. PEMF therapy has been recognized as a possible therapy for depression[3] and researchers have found that frequencies like 1Hz and 20Hz may help to regulate motor cortex activity.

According to research, migraine sufferers often exhibit abnormal cortical excitability, particularly before a migraine attacks so by regulating this activity, researchers speculate that PEMF may benefit migraine patients.

PEMF Therapy for Migraines and Cardiovascular Effects

TENS therapy and PEMF has also been approved for increasing circulation and blood flow and there are also new studies suggesting PEMF therapy benefits the heart rate and blood pressure.[4] A new TENS healthcare glove has just been released to help monitor and then treat patients suffering from high blood pressure. Studies have also been done on healthy individuals that have shown the effects of treatment on blood pressure and heart rate.

Since abnormal blood flow is often seen as one of the underlying causes of migraine, being able to regulate healthy blood flow to the brain may therefore possibly alleviate the symptoms of migraine. Studies on how PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer’s disease also suggest PEMF therapy can benefit this particular area of the body.

PEMF Therapy for Migraines – Conclusion

You don’t have to understand exactly how something works to benefit from the therapy. We all drive cars and yet most of us have no idea how the engine works and we all switch on the electricity at home with similar levels of expertise in electrical engineering. We don’t need to know how a microwave works to warm up our food.

The bottom line for most of us is that studies continue to show, time and again, that drugless therapies like TENS and PEMF have the power to help reduce some of the pain and discomfort we experience as a result of migraines and headaches without side-effects.

Although most of the studies differ in their methodology, approach and even in their application, according to the Review, there were no adverse events reported amongst all of the participants of these studies. With all of the warnings about drugs and side-effects, a therapy that offers potential benefit without potential side-effects should surely be one of the first therapies that a physician tries.

Sources and Studies for PEMF therapy for Migraines:

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17975726

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1493213; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2029930

[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25241755

[4] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hfm.20361/abstract


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Frequency Therapy Course

Introducing our comprehensive Frequency Therapy Course

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If you have ever wondered what frequency therapy is about, how to get the most out of your Rife machine or frequency therapy device, then this course will be a valuable introduction to frequency therapy for you.

It covers the general technology and how to use frequency therapy to promote health rather than just to fight disease.

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PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease patients

How PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease

Mary Comer said, “We are really a composite of our life experiences – memory layered upon memory and Alzheimer’s steals that away.” Although PEMF is certainly not a cure and many studies still need to be done, PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease patients by improving circulation, improving sleep and improving oxygenation and these three aspects can help to support the aging brain.

There is nothing quite as frightening as losing your life or your loved one, one memory at a time. Although not a miracle cure, there have been some positive results in studies on PEMF and Alzheimer’s disease for supporting and improving memory, and improving cognitive function.

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease

PEMF therapy uses pulsed electromagnetic frequencies administered to the body via accessories. In the case of the Rife PEMF for example, you have access to magnetic cylinders and body pads that can be used for treatment. It is a non-invasive therapy that offer general and specific health benefits PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease that may be helpful for supporting the health of Alzheimer’s patients too.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds, someone in the USA develops Alzheimer’s. These statistics are not very far removed from Alzheimer’s in South Africa. The Alzheimer’s Association also points out that increased circulation increases oxygenation to the brain, which can be helpful in supporting brain health. Although there does not seem to be a cure on the horizon, there are various other factors that can help to support individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and some factors can even help to slow the progression of the disease.

The factors that have been identified that can be beneficial for Alzheimer’s patients include:

  • Increased circulation to the brain
  • Increased oxygenation to the brain
  • Improved quality of sleep

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease – Improved Circulation and Oxygenation

Improved circulation can make a difference in brain function and increased circulation can help to support brain health. In fact, most Alzheimer’s organizations recommend that the cessation of smoking can have immediate benefits in terms of brain function and health for Alzheimer’s patients because of improved circulation and oxygenation. Improving circulation can therefore be highly beneficial for brain health and for Alzheimer’s patients.

There are numerous studies on the benefits of PEMF for circulation. In a study published in 2009, researchers evaluated the efficacy of PEMF on diabetic polyneuropathy. This study is interesting because it not only dealt with increased circulation but also showed that PEMF slowed the progression of neuropathy. Neuropathy is a disease where the peripheral nerves degenerate. This may hold additional implications for Alzheimer’s patients.

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease - Improving Sleep

In a study on sleep and Alzheimer’s, researchers studied the effects of sleep on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Most of the studies before this study focused on the effects on Alzheimer’s disease on sleep, but the researchers for this study surmised that sleep could be akin to the chicken and egg situation and they wondered whether disrupted sleep could impact on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers found that quality sleep played a vital role in allowing the brain to rid itself of the garbage proteins that accumulated during the day and that disrupted sleep increased the garbage and therefore exacerbated the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Essentially their research showed that disrupted sleep could exacerbate Alzheimer’s, which in turn could disrupt sleep.

In a study on impulse magnetic field therapy and insomnia, researchers found that seventy percent of the patients who received treatment experienced substantial relief from their insomnia-related complaints versus two percent of the placebo group.

PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease - Specific Studies on PEMF and Alzheimer’s

Since PEMF has been shown to be beneficial for increasing microcirculation and for supporting oxygenation, as well as promoting cellular metabolism and improving sleep, it should not be surprising that PEMF may be helpful in supporting brain health in Alzheimer’s patients.

There are two specific studies dealing with the use of frequency therapy and Alzheimer’s disease.

The first study on the benefits of PEMF therapy for Alzheimer’s disease studied the effects of PEMF on visual memory and Visuoperceptual function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Frequencies ranging between 5Hz and 8Hz were used in the study and the study found that the application of these frequencies in two Alzheimer’s patients improved both visual memory as well as Visuoperceptual function. The researcher suggested that this indicated that improvements in other cognitive functions like short term memory, spatial orientation, judgement, reasoning, social interaction and mood could also improve.

The second study on Benefits of PEMF therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease focused on the disorganization of circadian rhythms in Alzheimer’s patients. These rhythms are integrally linked to healthy sleep patterns and this study therefore ties in to sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies on animals have shown a link between disrupted circadian rhythms to the loss of memory and cognitive processes. Alzheimer’s patients often have severely disrupted sleep patterns and circadian rhythms. The researchers theorized that magnetic therapy may help to support healthy circadian rhythms because magnetic fields may help to organize these rhythms. They also emphasized that magnetic shielding may lead to disorganization of them contributing to the progression of the disease.

General PEMF Therapy Benefits - Alzheimer’s Patients

Although there are only two studies to date on Alzheimer’s disease and PEMF therapy, any individual can benefit from PEMF therapy and that includes patients dealing with cognitive impairment or a loss of cognitive function.

One of the biggest benefits of Rife PEMF therapy in South Africa, is that the model MA can be used in the comfort of your own home. When dealing with an Alzheimer’s patient, this means less disruption for the patient. Whether you are using the Rife PEMF model MA for pain, improved health, or for specific conditions, you can expect to experience improvements in overall health for you and your family.

With our rent to buy option and our long term purchase options, you can rent an MA and see for yourself what benefits the Rife PEMF model MA has for you and your family. PEMF therapy can also be used safely to help support the aging brain to reduce general cognitive decline. To rent or buy your Rife PEMF in South Africa, feel free to contact us for more information.


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