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PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancer

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions

PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions may be a valuable adjunct to antibiotic therapy. According to a paper published in the South African Medical Journal in 2011, the incidence of drug resistant and multiple drug resistant conditions are increasing and placing a heavy burden on our health care system.[1] According to the report, “South Africa faces a quadruple burden of disease, as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, other infectious diseases, injuries, and non-communicable diseases.”

If a therapy like PEMF therapy can help to reduce the number of drug resistant cases or reduce the treatment duration it takes to treat these patients, then the addition of frequency therapy could have a material impact on the health care budget and it would have a huge impact on patient quality of life.

PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions

There is good scientific evidence that frequency therapy can impact the treatment of bacterial infections, particularly rod-shaped, gram positive bacteria.

There is also evidence that frequency therapy can improve the efficacy of antibiotics. This could mean that the addition of frequency therapy to current treatment options could result in a reduction in the treatment duration and necessary medication for the average drug resistant condition.

Frequency therapy is safe, non-invasive and cost-effective as a long-term treatment option.

The three main areas of interest which would need to be investigated further to assess PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions would include:

  1. The potential bactericidal effects of frequency therapy
  2. The addition of frequency as an adjuvant therapy to assess if frequency therapy can improve treatment outcomes or reduce treatment duration
  3. The safety, cost, implementation and monitoring of frequency therapy in drug resistant conditions.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Evidence that frequency therapy has bactericidal effects

There are several studies that indicate that the use of extremely low frequency, electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) can impact the growth rate and viability of various types of bacteria. Summaries of this type of research include the following studies.

Researchers studied the effects of 50Hz at 10mT on rod-shaped E. coli and L. adecarboxylata, as well as spherical shaped S. aureus, P. denitrificans, S. paucimobilis and R. erythropolis. Growth curves were measured in exposed and control samples and decreases in optical densities of the bacteria were observed for exposed samples. Researchers concluded that ELF-EMF reduced growth rate of the bacteria and the magnetic field effect was larger for rod shaped bacteria. [2]

In a study published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology, researchers studied the effects of ELF-EMF fields of less than 300Hz on the growth rate and morphological changes on 6 different strains of gram positive and gram-negative bacteria. Bacteria were exposed to 50Hz at 0.5mT and growth rates were determined by optical density measurements made every hour. The study concluded that ELF-EMF induced a decrease in growth rate and morphological changes for both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.[3]

The effects of different Hz values of ELF Pulsed electromagnetic fields (ELF-PEMF) were studied with regards to their effects on bacterial survival of E.Coli. The viability of E. coli was measured as colony-forming units (CFUs) before and after the exposures at frequencies between 2–500 Hz and magnetic flux densities between 2.5–5 mT. The study found that the maximum reduction in bacterial growth was observed with the exposures at 3 Hz and 0.5 mT. The maximum decrease in CFU was recorded for the exposure at 500 Hz and 2.5 mT, which corresponded to a relative decrease of 77.26% in the bacterial growth. The study concluded that the findings have direct implication for determining the optimal characteristics of the applied ELF PEMF for possible treatment of infected tissue and thus, wound healing promotion.[4]

In a study on the growth inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus induced by ELF-EMF fields, researchers exposed cultures of Staphylococcus aureus in fluid and gel‐like medium to a low‐frequency electromagnetic field, an electromagnetic field combined with an additional electric field, a sinusoidal electric field and a static electric field. Researchers recorded that Staphylococcus aureus concentrations in fluid medium could clearly be reduced under the influence of the four different applied fields within 24 h of experiment. The strongest effects were observed for the direct current electric field which could decrease CFU/ml of 37%, and the low‐frequency electromagnetic field with additional induced electric alternating field with a decrease of Staphylococci concentration by 36%.[5]

Studies have also been done on the effects of ELF-EMF and its ability to affect the biofilms of bacteria. One study on the effects of ELF-EMF fields on Helicobacter pylori biofilm found that exposure to 50 Hz frequency-1 mT intensity resulted in biofilm cell mass that was significantly reduced in exposed cultures. The study concluded that exposure to ELF-EMF of H. pylori biofilm induced phenotypic changes on adhering bacteria. It decreased the cell adhesion unbalancing the bacterial population, and it therefore reduced the bacteria’s capability to protect itself.[6]

In summary, the above studies all form a strong foundation for the belief that the addition of ELF-EMF therapy to drug resistant conditions could positively affect therapy outcomes due to the bactericidal effects of frequency therapy.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Frequency as an adjuvant therapy to improve treatment Outcomes

Frequency therapy has not only been studied for its bactericidal effects but has also been studied to enhance or improve antibiotic efficacy and has even been shown to help combat drug resistance in certain cases.

Researchers studied the effect of electromagnetic augmentation of two types of antibiotics in reducing infections of orthopedic implants. They grew five-day biofilms of Staphylococcus epidermidis on the tips of stainless-steel pegs. The pegs were exposed for 12 hours to varying concentrations of gentamicin or vancomycin in microtiter trays at 37 degrees and to pulsed electromagnetic fields. The study found that PEMF’s increased the effects of gentamicin. In three of five experiments there was reduction of at least 50% in the minimum biofilm inhibitory concentration. In a fourth experiment there was a two-log difference in colony count at 160 mg/l of gentamicin.[7]

Augmentation of antibiotic activity of gentamicin was also studied in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus. Four separate experimental setups were used to expose bacterial cultures of Staphylococcus aureus both in Mueller-Hinton broth (MHB) and on Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA), in the presence of gentamicin. In MHB each of the four fields applied showed a significant growth reduction of planktonically grown Staphylococcus aureus in the presence of gentamicin between 32% and 91% within 24 h of the experiment. The best results were obtained by a direct current EF, decreasing colony-forming units (CFU)/ml more than 91%. The study concluded that the application of electromagnetic fields in implant and bone infections could offer new perspectives in antibiotic treatment and antimicrobial chemotherapy.[8]

In another study, researchers studied the potential drug resistance modification effects of PEMF stimulation in multidrug resistant mouse osteosarcoma. PEMF stimulation reversed doxorubicin resistance. The concluded that PEMFs reversed the doxorubicin resistance of the MOS/ADR1 cells by inhibiting P-gp function. The results suggested that PEMFs may be useful as a local treatment for MDR osteosarcoma.[9]

Finally, researchers explored the effects of pre-exposure to 50Hz to help to reduce resistance to 5-fluorouracil to enhance efficacy of the drug. The study explored the combined effect of 50 Hz-EMFs and 5-FU in the treatment of breast cancer. Researchers found that pre-exposure to 50 Hz-EMFs enhanced the antiproliferative effect of 5-FU in breast cancer cell line MCF-7 in a dose-dependent manner but did not affect normal human breast epithelial cell lines. They concluded that the enhanced cytotoxic activity of 5-FU on MCF7 cells through promoting entry into the S phase of the cell cycle via exposure to 50 Hz-EMFs, may provide a novel method of cancer treatment based on the combinatorial use of 50 Hz-EMFs and chemotherapy.[10]

The above studies indicated that ELF-EMFs and frequency therapy could potentially offer a novel approach to combatting drug resistant drug resistant conditions through the addition of frequency therapy as an adjuvant therapy in conjunction with conventional medication.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Safety, cost, implementation and monitoring of frequency therapy in drug resistant conditions

Naturally, before any therapy could be considered as an adjuvant therapy for any condition, it is imperative to examine the safety aspects of the proposed therapy.

Frequency therapy in the form of ELF-EMF, TENS and PEMF have been studied across a wide range of conditions for decades. There are even studies indicating that PEMF therapy for drug resistant cancers may be a viable option. For more information on that read “Pemf therapy for drug resistant cancer.”

These studies provide us with some information on the safety concerns and considerations for PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions. Studies we have gathered over the years indicate that PEMF and frequency therapy have an exemplary safety profile with thousands of studies concluding no adverse effects from the therapy and minimal side effects associated with this type of treatment.

Dr Pawluk, an authority on PEMF therapy had the following remarks regarding the safety of PEMF therapy:

“There are only a few FDA-approved PEMF systems on the market. The primary mandate of the FDA is to ensure safety – even before proving efficacy of treatment. So keeping that in mind, we can examine the treatment parameters for one such FDA-approved PEMF system, the NeuroStar. This system (which uses the acronym TMS – transcranial magnetic stimulation – instead of PEMF) is indicated for Major Depressive Disorder and is an extremely high intensity system with stimulation aimed directly at the brain. NeuroStar systems produce intensities comparable to those of an MRI machine. …. Average treatment sessions last for 45 minutes. In NeuroStar clinical trials, more than 10,000 treatments were administered with no occurrence of adverse side effects.

So, this is extremely high intensity PEMF therapy applied directly to the head, and it is proven to be safe. These intensities are much higher than those of most commercially-available PEMF systems.”

With regards to seizures, Dr Pawluk states that:

“As long as I’ve been working with PEMFs there has always been a concern that PEMFs may cause seizures. There is now a fairly large body of research regarding the use of PEMFs of different intensities and the potential association with seizures. Evidence indicates that PEMFs are very unlikely to cause seizures. This is comes from research studies using high-intensity PEMF systems, which have the highest concern for generating seizure activity. In fact, studies that not only are PEMFs not at all likely to induce a seizure, they are capable of providing benefit to epileptic patients”[11]

Considering the safety profile of ELF-EMF therapy, the other considerations that need to be taken into account include the cost, implementation and monitoring of PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Cost and implementation of PEMF therapy

The current Rife PEMF Model MA200 can be used for the preliminary investigations to determine if this type of therapy can provide the benefits outlined above of reduced treatment duration and combatting drug resistance.

The stainless-steel cylinders that are provided with the device make implementation of the therapy simple and they provide the opportunity to sterilize equipment between patients, to reduce the chances of cross-contamination.

The Model MA200 can be rented for R499 per month, making it a cost-effective addition to therapy.

PEMF therapy for Drug Resistant Conditions – Conclusion

Frequency therapy has been shown to offer bactericidal effects, it has also been shown to help enhance antibiotic efficacy, and it has been shown to combat drug resistance. PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions could therefore be helpful as an additional therapy option.

South Africa has been shown to take the lead in drug resistant conditions therapy by implementing mass roll out of bedaquiline to help combat drug resistant TB. The addition of frequency therapy to the drug resistant conditions treatment regimen may also be a world-first if it is shown to improve the treatment outcomes of drug resistant conditions.

The technology is locally owned, developed and produced providing South Africa with a huge potential advantage in the fight against multidrug resistant drug resistant conditions and potentially allowing South Africa to be a true leader in the fight against drug resistant conditions locally and perhaps even globally.

If investigations are successful, PEMF therapy for drug resistant conditions could be a reality in the near future.

[1] http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/5102/3367

[2] https://doi.org/10.1080/15368370500379715

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21401315

[4] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09205071.2014.974684?scroll=top&needAccess=true

[5] https://doi.org/10.1002/bem.20479

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=20033173

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12793569

[8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21437921

[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11299755

[10] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29617363

[11] https://www.drpawluk.com/education/pemf-information/pemf-safety/


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PEMF for Osteoarthritis – Protocol for the MA200

PEMF for Osteoarthritis - Rife MA200 Protocol

Arthritis and osteoarthritis requires a long term treatment protocol to reduce or slow the degeneration associated with this type of condition. It also requires daily supplementation or diet that provides the nutrients required to support health joint and bone growth. Some of these nutrients include calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and collagen or gelatin as a collagen source. It is important to speak to your practitioner for support on which supplements are best for your situation. PEMF for osteoarthritis can be a valuable adjunctive therapy program to help to reduce inflammation and pain.

pemf for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can be treated topically – in other words using the body pads as close to the affected area as possible if it only occurs in a small area or for systemic arthritis treat as a whole body treatment using a body pad under the foot and cylinder in the hand for full body treatment or all 4 if you have extension cables.

PEMF for Osteoarthritis - suggested Programs

Osteoarthritis – At least 3 to 4 times a week until the condition is under control using full body treatment. Thereafter at least once a week
Circulation – Three times a week using full body treatment
Inflammation – Three times a week using full body treatment
Bone Trauma – Once a week using full body treatment
Wound healing – once a week using full body treatment
Detox and Lymph drainage – At least once a week using full body treatment
Sleep/Schumann – Every night to support healing and sleep using the large MAT
Pain frequencies as necessary to manage specific types of pain

PEMF for Osteoarthritis - Example Protocol

Create a schedule that suits your lifestyle using longer programs on the days you have more time and shorter ones on busier days.

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Daytime Osteoarthritis
Inflammation
Circulation

Wound healing

Bone Trauma

Bone Trauma

Osteoarthritis

Inflammation

Circulation

Bone Trauma

Circulation

 

Inflammation

Osteoarthritis

Detox and Lymph drainage

Overnight Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann Schumann
Additional – if necessary Pain Pain Pain Pain Pain Pain Pain

 

 


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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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PEMF Osteoarthritis Studies – Rife Review South Africa

PEMF Osteoarthritis and Post-Operative Pain

The research with Pulsed Electro- Magnetic frequency is escalating at a dizzy rate. Twenty years ago it was looked upon as a waste of time, but now it seems as if every branch of medicine is jumping with joy at the results in their respective areas.

a021762a-daaa-43c7-a7e7-83266f9245d8A study on PEMF Osteoarthritis , a condition that has potentially  devastating effects in the elderly, shows statistically increasing beneficial effects on bone mineral density when PEMF was tested over a period of 12 weeks.

Once again please notice that the treatment is constant over an extended period for best results, too often results are expected too soon. We have numerous clients in South Africa using PEMF for osteoarthritis and joint pain, and many of them have seen excellent results.

Rent your PEMF Osteoarthritis device in South Africa.

To Rent your Rife PEMF device now in South Africa, email us.

Plastic Surgeons have found that PEMF is a powerful tool with no known side effects for the management of post operative pain and oedema. It is also interesting that the research is so far in the ELF or extra low frequency range. It baffles me why, when the body’s own frequencies are in this range, there are people trying to convince others that their illegal, unlicensed instruments, functioning in the Ultra High Range are the ones that should be preferred! When in doubt contact Mr. Johan Uys at the Radiation Dept.on Tel. No.021-9461581.

If there is anything that I am able to help you with, feel free to call me.

Happy Rifing.

George
082-882-0640


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