Category Archives: PEMF Studies

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TENS PEMF therapy and Bacteria

The following studies represent some of the clinical evidence for the use of TENS PEMF therapy and Bacteria. Please note that these studies were not done on the Rife PEMF device, but rather represent studies including outputs which can be found on the various Rife Model MA devices.

For more information on TENS PEMF and bacteria, read PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions

TENS PEMF for Fatigue

Effects of 50 Hz Magnetic Fields on the Viability of Different Bacterial Strains The effect of a 50 Hz magnetic field on the growth of different bacterial strains was studied. We used bacteria with different cell shapes. We compared rod-shaped bacteria (E. coli, L. adecarboxylata) and spherical bacteria (S. aureus, P. denitrificans, S. paucimobilis, R. erythropolis). The growth curves of control and magnetic fields exposed samples were measured. The cylindrical coil induced magnetic fields with inductions up to 10 mT. Duration of exposure varied up to 24 min. Exposure took place at laboratory temperature (24–26°C) and the air ventilator maintained the temperature of sample. We observed the decrease of optical densities in exposed samples. The magnetic field effect was bigger for rod-like bacteria. 50Hz
Effect of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on bacterial membrane ELF-EMF caused changes in physicochemical properties of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Hyperpolarization was seen in S. aureus and EDTA-treated E. coli. Surface potential showed a positive shift in S. aureus contrariwise to the negative shift seen in EDTA-untreated E. coli. Respiratory activity increased in both bacteria. A slight decrease in growth was observed.  
The effects of different intensities, frequencies and exposure times of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli Magnetic intensity, frequency and exposure time of ELF-EMFs changed the characteristic responses for both microorganisms. Samples exposed to ELF-EMF showed a statistically significant decrease compared to their controls in colony forming capability, especially at long exposure times. An exposure to 4 mT–20 Hz ELF-EMF of 6 h produced maximum inhibition of CFU compared to their controls for both microorganisms (95.2% for S. aureus and 85% for E. coli).  
Effects of low-frequency magnetic fields on bacteria Escherichia coli We observed analogous effects in both experimental conditions. The growth curve of the exposed bacteria was lower than the control one. The ability of bacteria to form colonies decreased with increasing magnetic field intensity and with increasing time of exposure. The decrease in oxidoreductive activity with increasing time of exposure was observed, but the effect was due to a lower amount of bacteria surviving the exposure to the magnetic fields. The decrease in oxidoreductive activity and ability to form colonies were compared with the assumption that the effect of magnetic field is probably bactericidal.  
Effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on Helicobacter pylori biofilm.

 

The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) both on biofilm formation and on mature biofilm of Helicobacter pylori. Bacterial cultures and 2-day-old biofilm of H. pylori ATCC 43629 were exposed to ELF-EMF (50 Hz frequency-1 mT intensity) for 2 days to assess their effect on the cell adhesion and on the mature biofilm detachment, respectively. All the exposed cultures and the respective sham exposed controls were studied for: the cell viability status, the cell morphological analysis, the biofilm mass measurement, the genotypic profile, and the luxS and amiA gene expression. The ELF-EMF acted on the bacterial population during the biofilm formation displaying significant differences in cell viability, as well as, in morphotypes measured by the prevalence of spiral forms (58.41%) in respect to the controls (33.14%), whereas, on mature biofilm, no significant differences were found when compared to the controls. The measurement of biofilm cell mass was significantly reduced in exposed cultures in both examined experimental conditions. No changes in DNA patterns were recorded, whereas a modulation in amiA gene expression was detected. An exposure to ELF-EMF of H. pylori biofilm induces phenotypic changes on adhering bacteria and decreases the cell adhesion unbalancing the bacterial population therefore reducing the H. pylori capability to protect itself.  

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TENS PEMF therapy in the management of ADD and ADHD

The following studies represent the clinical evidence for the use of TENS PEMF therapy in the management of ADD and ADHD. Please note these studies were not done on the Rife PEMF device, but do represent outputs available on our devices.

TENS PEMF therapy in the management of ADD and ADHD

For more information on ADHD and ADD, please read our article: TENS therapy for ADHD – ADHD Alternatives to medication

Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on cognition, behavior, and the rest-activity rhythm in children with ADHD Twenty-two children diagnosed with ADHD-CT received TENS treatment during 6 weeks, 2 times 30 min a day. Neuropsychological tests were administered to assess cognition, parent/teacher behavioral rating scales were used to measure behavior, and actigraphy was used to assess the rest-activity rhythm. TENS appeared to have a moderate beneficial influence on cognitive functions that load particularly on executive function. There was also improvement in behavior as measured by parent/teacher behavioral rating scales. Moreover, motor restlessness during sleep and motor activity during the day decreased by TENS. CONCLUSIONS: The effects of TENS in children with ADHD are modest but encouraging and warrant further research.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescents and young adults: a pilot study In 2012, Weaver et al. performed a pilot trial of 9 adolescents and young adults, age 15-20, using 10 Hz rTMS to the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex 97. Subjects underwent 10 sessions over two weeks and each subject was crossed-over to receive sham. The objective of the study was to assess safety and the conclusion was that this was that rTMS was safe in this cohort, but the study was underpowered to show efficacy. Although the authors reported an improvement in core ADHD symptoms in the treatment group the effect did not differ significantly from the sham condition. 10Hz
Positive effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on attention in ADHD Subjects: a randomized controlled pilot study. In 2010, Bloch et al. performed a double blind, randomized, sham controlled crossover pilot study with positive effects in 13 patients
Effectiveness of the repetitive Transcranical Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) of 1 Hz for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The purpose of our study is to verify the therapeutic effectiveness of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (low frequency (1Hz, 1200 stim/die for five days)), applied on the impending scalp additional motor area, in a subject affected by ADHD. Results show a significant improvement that lasted for at least 4 weeks. Placebo control did not show any improvement. 1Hz
Saftey of TMS TMS has been used in over 800 normal children and over 300 neurologically abnormal children, with a good tolerability and safety profile 105,106. No change in auditory function has been reported in the pediatric population to date 105. Single- or paired-pulse TMS has not been shown to cause seizures in children, including those with epilepsy or with conditions like cerebral palsy that are associated with increased risk of seizures 101,107-113. One case of rTMS-induced seizure was reported in an adolescent patient being treated for depression 114, though other risk factors for seizure were also present, including alcohol use the night before the induced seizure 95. In 2009, a consensus conference issued recommendations for the safe use TMS in the pediatric population. They concluded that single-pulse and paired-pulse TMS was safe for children two years and older. In the absence of an appreciable volume of data on the potential for adverse effects with rTMS, they recommended that children should not be used as subjects for rTMS without compelling clinical reasons, such as the treatment of particular psychiatric conditions
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Pediatric ADHD: A Review An ongoing study is investigating the use of tDCS in adult patients with ADHD, which uses anodal tDCS stimulation over the left dorsolateral preftonal cortex at 1 mA127. The aim of this parallel, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial is to study the modulation of inhibitory control in this population. While the results of tDCS in ADHD are not yet available there is a burgeoning literature suggesting that tDCS may be used to improve cognitive performance. These studies have shown that tDCS can improve behavioural inhibition, memory, and attention in healthy subjects 128,129, and these findings extend to clinical populations 127,130. There is reason to be optimistic that similar stimulation paradigms may have a beneficial effect for ADHD patients, though it will be critical that future studies be sufficiently powered and include a sham-controlled experimental design.
Transcranial direct current stimulation improves clinical symptoms in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the prefrontal cortex has repeatedly been shown to improve working memory. As patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are characterized by both underactivation of the prefrontal cortex and deficits in working memory that correlate with clinical symptoms, it is hypothesized that the modulation of prefrontal activity with tDCS in patients with ADHD increases performance in working memory and reduces symptoms of ADHD. To test this hypothesis, fifteen adolescents with ADHD (12-16 years old, three girls and 12 boys) were treated according to the randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled, crossover design with either 1 mA anodal tDCS over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex or with the sham protocol 5 days each with a 2 weeks pause between these conditions. Anodal tDCS caused a significant reduction in clinical symptoms of inattention and impulsivity in adolescents with ADHD compared to sham stimulation. The clinical effects were supported by a significant reduction in inattention and hyperactivity in a standardized working memory test (QbTest). The described effects were more pronounced 7 days after the end of stimulation, a fact which emphasizes the long-lasting clinical and neuropsychological changes after tDCS. This study provides the first evidence that tDCS may reduce symptoms of ADHD and improve neuropsychological functioning in adolescents and points on the potential of tDCS as a form of treatment for ADHD. 1 mA
Positive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation in adult patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - A pilot randomized controlled study. We performed a double-blind, sham-controlled randomized clinical trial in 17 patients with ADHD. The set up for tDCS was the following: 2mA/20min/day for 5 days with the anode over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and cathode over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. ADHD symptoms were measured by the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) and impairment with the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) in four different time points after stimulation. Participants achieved significant lower ASRS inattention and SDS scores after active tDCS in comparison with sham stimulation group. In addition, we detected a trend for a lower ASRS total score in the active tDCS group. Follow up data analysis revealed a positive interaction between time and treatment in both ASRS inattention, SDS and ASRS total scores. Short-term application of tDCS in adult patients with ADHD improved their symptoms, and this improvement persisted after the end of the stimulation. Future studies with larger sample sizes are needed. 2mA/20min/day

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PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease – Research Updates

The aim of this article on PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease is provide a simple review of the studies on the effects of electrotherapy including the effects of PEMF TENS therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

PEMF TENS for Alzheimer’s disease

PEMF TENS for Alzheimer’s disease

This review contains 10 studies related to electrotherapy and the symptoms, progression and prognosis of Alzheimer disease. The review is not intended as an exhaustive list of studies in this area.

For an article on how PEMF TENS for Alzheimer disease can benefit patients, please feel free to read our article, “How PEMF therapy benefits Alzheimer disease.” For information on how HSV1 and the herpes virus can impact Alzheimer patients, please read our article: "PEMF TENS Alzheimer Update: The Alzheimer HSV1 link".

List of studies on PEMF TENS for Alzheimer Disease:

1.         Temporal cortex direct current stimulation enhances visual recognition in Alzheimer’s Disease Link The results showed a significant effect of stimulation condition on VRM (p = 0.0085), and post hoc analysis showed an improvement after temporal (p = 0.01) and prefrontal (p = 0.01) tDCS as compared with sham stimulation. There were no significant changes in attention as indexed by Stroop task performance. As far as is known, this is the first trial showing that tDCS can enhance a component of recognition memory 2 mA
2.         Prolonged visual memory enhancement after direct current stimulation in Alzheimer's disease Link After patients received tDCS, their performance in a visual recognition memory test significantly improved. We found a main effect of tDCS on memory performance, i.e., anodal stimulation improved it by 8.99% from baseline, whereas sham stimulation decreased it by 2.62%. tDCS failed to influence differentially general cognitive performance measures or a visual attention measure 2 mA intensity delivered for 30 minutes per day for 5 consecutive days.
3.         Transcranial direct current stimulation improves recognition memory in Alzheimer disease. Link Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) delivered over the temporoparietal areas can specifically affect a recognition memory performance in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Because tDCS is simple, safe and inexpensive, our finding prompts studies using repeated tDCS, in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions for treating patients with AD. Unkown
4.         tDCS alongside picture training improves naming scores in Anomic dementia Link Patients treated and giving training improved 10% and 7 % over patients given no training or treatment 10 sessions 2mA over 3 weeks
5.         rTMS as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Patients who received rTMS in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease showed noticeably stronger improvement during treatment sessions 20Hz 2 second intervals
6.         Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Cortical Neuronal Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease anodal tDCS benefits in AD patients during working memory tasks are supported by the modulation of cortical activity 1.5mA intensity for 15 min over bilateral TP areas
7.         At-home tDCS of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex improves visual short-term memory in mild vascular dementia. Link In patients with mild vascular dementia, anodal tDCS of the left DLPFC is able to produce additional effects to cognitive training on visual short-term memory, verbal working memory, and executive control. 2mA 20 minute sessions
8.         Alzheimer's disease: improvement of visual memory and visuoconstructive performance by treatment with picotesla range magnetic fields Link The report demonstrates, for the first time, that specific cognitive symptoms of AD are improved by treatment with EMF of a specific intensity and frequency. The rapid improvement in cognitive functions in response to EMF suggests that some of the mental deficits of AD are reversible being caused by a functional (i.e., synaptic transmission) rather than a structural (i.e., neuritic plaques) disruption of neuronal communication in the central nervous system. the range of 5Hz-8Hz
9.         Value and Efficacy of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Critical Review Since 2000 Link … “most of the studies reviewed reported a positive

Effect of tDCS in all these neurocognitive disorders”

Various
10.     Adjunctive treatment with high frequency repetitive

transcranial magnetic stimulation for the behavioral and

psychological symptoms of patients with Alzheimer’s disease:

a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study
Link

Conclusion: Compared to treatment of AD with low-dose antipsychotic medications alone, the combination

of low-dose antipsychotic medication with adjunctive treatment with high frequency rTMS can significantly

improve both cognitive functioning and the behavioral and psychological symptoms that often accompany

Alzheimer’s disease.

20Hz rTMS five days a week for four weeks

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TENS for Multiple Sclerosis

Although the underlying cause of this debilitating condition is still unknown, PEMF therapy and TENS for Multiple Sclerosis offer some hope for MS patients. Often dealing with the symptoms of the disease, there are many interesting studies that examine the use of electrotherapy for the management of various symptoms experienced by Multiple Sclerosis patients.

These studies deal with the effects of EMF therapy as well as TENS and tDCS. They address a diverse range of concerns for MS patients like myelin sheath repair, reduction in fatigue, decreases in pain, improvement of nerve reorganization and decreases in spasticity.

These symptoms can severely impair the quality of life of an MS patient, and electrotherapy in the form of TENS therapy for multiple sclerosis offers a non-pharmaceutical based, therapy alternative with virtually no reported adverse effects for this type therapy. TENS is even listed as one of the accepted therapies by the MS Trust in the UK and other MS organizations.

TENS for Multiple Sclerosis

Current Studies on TENS for Multiple Sclerosis include:

The parameters of these studies are not dissimilar to the outputs of the Rife Model MA device. Since the underlying cause of Multiple Sclerosis is not yet known, therapies aimed at improving the symptoms are currently a good indication of how to approach therapy in cases of MS.

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PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer

PEMF in cancer therapy – PEMF could be a promising modality

More and more studies are showing beneficial effects of PEMF in areas like oncology and the benefits of TENS and PEMF therapy in these areas are no longer limited to pain control and management. PEMF in cancer therapy may be a reality in the near future. There are also studies that PEMF can help to overcome some drug resistance in cancer. To read, PEMF THERAPY FOR DRUG RESISTANT CANCER, click here.

PEMF in Cancer therapy

PEMF therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation

A recent review published in Cancer Medicine investigates the use of PEMF in cancer therapy. It investigates PEMF therapy in vitro, in vivo and human clinical studies that have focused on PEMF in oncology and the study concludes that “studies show that PEMF therapy is safe and promising compared to other available cancer therapies. In the future, PEMFs could be used not only as primary therapy but also in combination with other common antineoplastic therapies.”

PEMF in Cancer Therapy - Cancer's included in the Review

Studies included in the review focused on breast cancer therapy, colon cancer, liver cancer and melanoma.

One of the studies on breast cancer cells found that treatment selectively caused MCF7 cells to commit suicide but did not affect MCF10 cells in other words it caused cancer cells to die but did not affect normal breast cells. Another study found that PEMF therapy in mice daily resulted in a 30% to 70% breast tumor reduction and PEMF therapy for 360 minutes daily suppressed tumor growth at week 4 of therapy.

In one of the clinical trials, PEMF therapy was offered to 28 patients with advanced cancer including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, glioblastoma and HCC carcinoma. None of the patients reported any side effects and four patients reported stable disease including a patient with thyroid cancer with biopsy-proven lung metastases, a patient diagnosed with mesothelioma metastatic to the abdomen, a patient with non-small-cell lung cancer and a patient with pancreatic cancer with biopsy-proven liver metastases.

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TENS for Eyes

TENS for Eyes – Macular Degeneration

A new study on the effect of TENS for eyes in the form of micro-current stimulation has been published in the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology in December 2015. TENS therapy for inflammation is starting to be accepted by mainstream medicine. TENS therapy is also being recognized for its benefits for circulation. TENS and PEMF therapy also offer other benefits like the promotion and support of wound healing and tissue regeneration. This study examines the effects of micro-current stimulation on age-related macular degeneration(AMD). Using plates placed over the eyes and applying micro-currents at various specific frequencies the study was aimed at working out if this form of therapy has any effect on dry and wet AMD.

TENS for Eyes

TENS for Eyes – Causes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Although the precise causes of AMD have yet to be identified, poor circulation or a decrease in circulation has been identified as a possible factor in the development of, and the progression of, age-related macular degeneration or AMD. Increasing the circulation can therefore be beneficial for those patients suffering from the condition.

Another factor that has been clearly identified as contributing factor to the condition is inflammation. TENS and PEMF are well known for their ability to reduce inflammation and they can therefore be valuable, non-invasive tools for supporting patients with macular degeneration.

TENS for Eyes – The study

Seventeen patients took part in this study. The age of the patients ranging between 67 and 95 years old. Each patient was selected based on their diagnosis of either wet or dry AMD by recognized eye clinics. 25 eyes in the study had been identified as being affected by dry AMD. 6 eyes in the study were identified as being affected by wet AMD.

Patients were given therapy once a week for thirty-five minutes using a specific range for frequencies. Each patient was monitored using Snellen Visual Acuity scales both before and after therapy.

The results of the study showed significant increases in visual acuity in both the dry and wet AMD eyes. With regards to the dry eye age-related macular degeneration, twice as many patients improved, and only slight deterioration was seen in the rest of the patients. Of these patients 52% of the patients improved with 26% showing decreased deterioration than would normally occur. In the wet eye group, five out of six eyes showed improvement and there was no deterioration.

The study concluded that the changes observed in the eyes were substantial and that further studies were warranted to determine the long term of effects of this type of treatment on AMD.

TENS for Eyes – A Non-invasive Approach

Since TENS and PEMF have relatively few adverse events and side-effects, and they are non-invasive therapies that one can use at home. These therapies may be worth trying for patients with AMD since there are few if any alternative therapies open to patients struggling with this condition at the moment.

 


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TENS Therapy for Asthma in Children

A study on TENS therapy for asthma in Children showed that children who were given TENS therapy for asthma, experienced improved quality of life of the children versus children who had not received therapy. The study revealed that eight weeks of acupuncture like TENS therapy also improved the children’s heart rate turbulence (HRT) measurements.

Childhood asthma can be a huge burden for a child to bear. Children with asthma often struggle to excel at sports and may even avoid exercise and physical activity to reduce their discomfort. Since exercise is a vital part of a healthy life, children who avoid exercise are more likely to develop diseases like obesity and other conditions related to a sedentary lifestyle.

Asthma is defined as a long term, chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory system. It is therefore no surprise that therapies that reduce inflammation can be useful in the management of treatment of the condition. TENS and PEMF therapy are well known for their ability to reduce inflammation and the therapy has little if any known side effects.

TENS Therapy for Asthma in Children

Although this study is the only one we are aware in the area of asthma in children, it is not the only study done on TENS therapy for asthma. Another study found that TENS therapy reduced the decline of Forced Expiratory Volumes during training and exercise and could therefore be useful for improving training for asthmatic individuals.

When you add to that, the benefits of TENS and PEMF for improving sports performance, then you have a powerful tool to help support your child growth and development.

TENS Therapy for Asthma in Children - The Non-Invasive Approach

Since TENS therapy for asthma in children is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to the condition, this type of therapy is appealing to an ever-growing number of parents as an addition to their other asthma management strategies.

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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.

TENS for Fatigue


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TENS PEMF for Fatigue

TENS and PEMF therapy boost energy to reduce fatigue

Fatigue is one of the first signs that your body needs help and yet most of us ignore this vital clue, with devastating health consequences. Stress and lack of sleep are currently the considered the demons of modern health and they have been recognized as the underlying cause of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and even diabetes. Both stress and lack of sleep are characterized by fatigue. TENS and PEMF therapy boost energy to reduce fatigue, but it is vital to acknowledge and recognize that you are fatigued.

TENS and PEMF therapy boost energy to reduce fatigueThe bottom line is that nothing in the universe can exist without energy. From the smallest nuclear particles to entire solar systems, without energy systems fail and your body is one of those systems. Each cell produces energy for you, and for its own health and survival. If you are low on energy, your cells are low on energy. If your cells are low on energy they cannot function properly and your body will suffer if you do not take steps to remedy the problem.

There are of course several ways to solve your energy crisis. Diet, sleep, healthy periods of rest and relaxation, all give your body the chance to heal and regenerate to allow it to produce the levels of energy you need. But diet and rest are not the only elements that provide energy to the body.

Your body is an electrical system. Your cells use electrical potential to produce energy. Your muscles use electrical energy to contract and relax. Your brain uses electrical energy to transmit thoughts, to retrieve memories and to allow you to function both mentally and physically. In fact, every organ in the body relies on electrical energy to function. TENS and PEMF therapy boost energy to reduce fatigue by supplying energy directly to the cells and to the body.

TENS and PEMF therapy boost energy to reduce fatigue – The Research

Although the production of energy is an exceedingly complex subject and far beyond the scope of this article, put simply, your cells manufacture energy by creating situations that produce electricity or electrical potential. Your cells, for example, use different compounds like salt to create an electrical potential between the cell and the surrounding area.

Salt is essentially a positive sodium and a negative chloride atom. A positive charge on one side of the cell membrane and a negative charge on the other side of a membrane creates an electrical potential that produces electrical energy and this is one of the energy sources your cells use to function.

There are hundreds if not thousands of compounds involved in producing energy and by measuring the compounds that play a role in the production of energy you can see if certain types of therapies affect the energy of cells.

Research on TENS and PEMF therapy have shown that this type of therapy affects energy levels at cellular level. A study published over 25 years ago showed that electrical stimulation of muscle at 10Hz for extended periods of time increased the activity of one of certain compounds by three-fold. The enzyme that it increased is called cytochrome-c-oxidase, a compound that plays a vital role in allowing your cells to produce energy.

You may not have heard of cytochrome-c-oxidase but you have probably come across glucose and you probably also know that glucose is inextricably linked to energy production. In another study on electrical stimulation at 10Hz, researches used brain imaging to show that stimulation at 10Hz increased glucose metabolism in the brain. In other words, it increased the amount of energy the brain cells produced.

Although compounds like glucose and cytochrome-c-oxidase can indicate an increase in energy, measurement of these compounds is not the only way to determine if PEMF and TENS increase energy. People are more than capable of determining whether a certain type of therapy has increased their energy levels.

There are in fact numerous studies that show that patients had an increase in energy and a decrease in fatigue levels after PEMF or electrical therapies like TENS.

In a double-placebo controlled trial done on patients suffering from MS induced fatigue, researchers found that PEMF therapy resulted in improvements in fatigue and in improvements in the patients’ overall quality of life. TENS therapy was shown to reduce fatigue, clot formation and pain in patients with dysmenorrhea. In this study said:

“Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation alone provided good to excellent subjective pain relief in 42.4% of subjects, compared with 3.2% with placebo TENS, and significantly reduced diarrhea, menstrual flow, clot formation, and fatigue compared with placebo TENS.”

TENS and PEMF have been successfully used in MS, Fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhea and a host of other conditions. There are even studies on healthy individuals showing that TENS and PEMF therapy can improve energy levels and overall athletic performance. In fact, numerous athletes are turning to PEMF for sport training and improvement.

TENS and PEMF therapy boost energy to reduce fatigue – Simple energy

The beauty of PEMF and TENS therapy is that it provides a safe, affordable and simple way to provide the body with additional energy. It has also been shown to improve circulation and that leads to higher oxygenation of the tissues which ultimately leads to a healthier you. Practitioners also use TENS therapy for inflammation. Since inflammation, stress and lack of sleep often go hand in hand, TENS and PEMF therapy could be a valuable tool in reducing the three major risks to overall health.

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TENS PEMF Therapy for Prostate

In this stressful world, sleep is vital to allow your body to regenerate and heal. When sleep is reduced by stress, there is a double effect on your body: Lack of sleep and stress increase inflammation and your body has less time to heal. An enlarged prostate not only interrupts sleep but can be uncomfortable and even debilitating. Although surgery is the preferred option for reducing BPH, there are other non-invasive alternatives like TENS PEMF therapy for prostate that can offer you symptomatic and long term relief for this condition.

An enlarged prostate is a common complaint for men as they get older with 60% of men over the age of sixty diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. In fact, most men will face a diagnosis of enlarged prostate at some point in their lifetime, and for most individuals the condition can severely interfere with their quality of life.

TENS PEMF Therapy for Prostate

BPH is caused by an enlarged prostate gland. This gland surrounds the urethra and as it increases in size, it begins to restrict or even block the urethra, making urination difficult. The symptoms of BPH reflect this, namely:

  • An urgent need to urinate which can often result in interrupted sleep
  • Hesitation before urine begins to flow
  • Straining to urinate
  • A sense that the bladder is full
  • Leakage or dribbling after urination

Although an enlarged prostate has been indicated as the cause, the underlying cause of why the prostate becomes enlarged has yet to be definitively identified. Doctors are however in agreement that lack of circulation and inflammation play a pivotal role in the enlargement process. Since TENS PEMF therapy for prostate can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation and address other symptoms like pain and even sleep, this type of therapy is a logical choice where it comes to addressing BPH.

TENS PEMF therapy for prostate- Pain

Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation therapy or TENS has been used for decades for various forms of pain relief and is now widely accepted as safe and effective for severe forms of pain like labor pain. There are even studies that show that TENS is more effective than analgesics in addressing chronic pelvic pain and prostatitis.

In recent years, various studies on TENS PEMF therapy for prostate have come to light. In 2008, a study compared TENS and analgesics for the treatment of chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. This study found that TENS therapy was not only effective for the treatment of chronic pain and prostatitis but in fact outperformed the other therapies by a significant margin.

The results of study were as follows:

This study used 60Hz and 100Hz and treatment was done 5 days a week for four weeks.

But TENS and PEMF therapy don’t only address the pain associated with the condition. There are also studies which show that PEMF therapy can be very effective in reducing inflammation.

TENS PEMF therapy for prostate – Inflammation

It is the inflammation associated with BPH that accounts for some of the enlargement of the prostate and consequently some of the symptoms like reduced prostate volume, reduced urine flow and increased urine residue. Studies show that both chronic and acute inflammation can play a role in the proliferation of prostatic tissue and that the oxidative stress caused by inflammation can lead to tissue damage within the prostate gland which results in hyperplastic growth. Reducing inflammation can therefore be supportive in addressing these symptoms and the condition in general and may even play a role in preventing the condition.

The problem with prevention however, is that most anti-inflammatories cannot be taken on a long term basis. TENS PEMF therapy for prostate is however different. TENS therapy and PEMF therapy have been shown to be both safe and effective in the long term and these therapies can be used prophylactically too.

In 2011 a study on pulsed electromagnetic therapy for benign prostate hyperplasia published in the International Journal of Nephrology, TENS PEMF therapy for prostate was shown to be an extremely effective, non-invasive therapy alternative for BPH.

The study included 22 patients who were suffering from BPH and who were given placebo or electromagnetic therapy. The group who received PEMF therapy at radiofrequencies had reduced prostate volume, reduced urine residue, and improved urine flow rate. The PEMF group also had improved IPSS scores International Prostate Symptom Score.

These are by no means the only studies on TENS PEMF therapy for prostate either. In 2011, a canine study on BPH revealed that PEMF therapy reduced prostatic volume by 57%. The study concluded that the efficacy of PEMF on BPH in dogs was suggestive that this type of therapy would be suitable for humans and that reduction of blood supply may be a factor in the underlying causes of BPH.

TENS PEMF therapy for prostate – Circulation

As with any condition, circulation is a vital part of supporting the healing process and in fact supporting health in general. Although TENS PEMF studies focusing on circulation in BPH are lacking, there are an abundance of studies on TENS and PEMF therapy where it comes to promoting circulation.

The most recent study on the effects of PEMF on circulation was published in the Journal of Bioelectromagnetics focusing on individuals with diabetes mellitus. This study used ultrasound biomicroscopy to observe the effects of pulsed electromagnetic therapy on blood flow and circulation. The researchers concluded that PEMF therapy could increase blood flow velocity in even the smallest veins in people with or without diabetes mellitus.

TENS PEMF therapy for prostate studies and research

While TENS is effective for the pain associated with chronic prostatitis and other pelvic conditions like BPH, PEMF therapy has also been shown to be effective at managing these conditions. PEMF therapy can improve circulation and it has been shown to reduce inflammation. TENS and PEMF have even been shown to help to reduce stress and anxiety, and to improve overall quality of life.

When you combine the benefits of PEMF therapy with TENS therapy thereby addressing the symptoms as well as some of the underlying causes of the condition then you have a powerful combination for treating BPH and other prostate conditions. When you consider that TENS PEMF therapy can be used prophylactically, then you have to wonder why more physicians aren’t telling their male patients about TENS PEMF therapy for prostate health.

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