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PEMF for Multiple Sclerosis – The Protocol

There are a number of interesting studies that deal with the use of TENS and PEMF for Multiple Sclerosis patients. These studies deal with the effects of EMF therapy as well as TENS and tDCS. 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 the best indication of how to approach therapy in cases of MS. To read more about PEMF and TENS for Multiple Sclerosis, click here.

PEMF for Multiple Sclerosis

TENS and PEMF for Multiple sclerosis studies on MS include:

TENS therapy is even listed as one of the accepted therapies by the MSTrust in the UK.

The following protocol takes into account some of the studies on Multiple Sclerosis and is based on practical usage by practitioners using the Model MA for multiple sclerosis. The protocol is merely an idea of what programs could be beneficial for this condition.

Please consider using the suggesting programs and creating your own protocol that suits your patients or your own lifestyle needs. Some programs may provide more relief than others. Please feel free to adjust the protocol for these circumstances.

PEMF for Multiple sclerosis - The Protocol

Multiple Sclerosis – At least 3 to 6 times a week
Circulation – Three times a week
Inflammation – Three times a week
Nerve and nervous disorders  – Three times a week
Relaxation and Meditation – Twice a week – to promote muscle relaxation
Detox and Lymph drainage – At least once a week
Sleep/Schumann – Every night to support healing and sleep
Pain frequencies as necessary to manage specific types of pain

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 Multiple Sclerosis

Inflammation
Circulation

Nerve and nervous disorders

Multiple Sclerosis

Nerve and nervous disorders
Multiple Sclerosis

Inflammation

Circulation

Nerve and nervous disorders

Circulation

 

Inflammation

Multiple Sclerosis

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 for prostate – Prostate protocols for the MA200

PEMF for prostate can be very beneficial. Promoting prostate health in men is vital. Unlike anti-inflammatories, you can use your Rife PEMF device prophylactically to prevent conditions in the future. With prostate conditions on the rise, continuous use of your Rife PEMF device can help you to decrease your risks of developing future complications.

Symptoms of Prostate complications to watch for include:

  • weak urine flow
  • needing to urinate more often, particularly at night
  • a feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly
  • difficulty starting to urinate
  • dribbling urine
  • needing to rush to the toilet - you may occasionally leak urine before you get there
  • blood in your urine

If you experience these symptoms, you need to speak to your physician. Once properly diagnosed you can use the protocols below. There are two different protocols depending on whether you are using your Rife PEMF for prophylactic purposes to help to support current and future prostate health or whether you are using your device to address current prostate complaints like prostatitis and BPH.

PEMF for prostate - for supporting prostate health:

Once a week first Week – use circulation to promote health circulation to the area

Once a week second Week – Use inflammation to reduce inflammation in the area

Once a week third Week – Use Prostate General

Once a week fourth Week – Use Prostatitis program

Once every three months – Prostate General for 5 consecutive days

 

PEMF for prostate - for Prostatitis, BPH and other prostate related complaints:

Day 1: Prostate General + Circulation
Day 2: Prostatitis + Inflammation
Day 3: Urinary Tract Infection + Detox

Repeat

Electrode Placement:

To obtain the best results from your Rife PEMF device, the electrodes must be placed as close to the affected area – in this case the prostate. There are a few options with regards to the electrodes and accessories you can use.

Two cylinders – place one cylinder between the buttocks cheeks below the anus and place the other cylinder just above the prostate area

One Cylinder, one body pad – place one cylinder between the buttocks cheeks below the anus and place the body pad just above the prostate area

Two body pads – Sit on one of the body pads – placing the pad below the buttocks and place the other body pad over the pelvic area.

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

For more information on PEMF for prostate health please read our PEMF therapy for Prostate article


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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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TEMS therapy for COPD

Exercise is vital for rehabilitation and recovery in most conditions and in patients who struggle to breathe this component of rehabilitation can pose a huge challenge. TEMS therapy for COPD could aid in recovery by improving muscle strength, performance and the ability to exercise.

Study on TEMS therapy for COPD

A study published in Thorax in 2002 showed that transcustaneous electrical muscle stimulation in patients with COPD helped to improve muscle strength, muscle mass and performance. These improvements could support improved rehabilitation in these patients. The therapy was well tolerated in most patients with less than a 5% drop-out rate in the study.

Improvements noted included quadriceps strength improvement of 20% versus 7% in the untreated group, hamstring strength improvement of 13% versus 4.7% in the untreated group and this resulted in a 36% improvement in the shuttle walk test in the treated group versus a 1.6% improvement in the untreated group.

The study concluded that use of TEMS in peripheral muscles of patients could be a useful adjunctive treatment for patients suffering from COPD.

TENS and PEMF therapy can also be useful in reducing pain and inflammation and TENS therapy in particular has been found to support arthritis and osteoarthritis patients. TENS and PEMF therapy can also be useful for reducing inflammation.

To read the summary of the study on TEMS therapy for COPD, click here.

TEMS therapy for COPD


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TENS therapy for Inflammation

If you suffer from chronic inflammation, then TENS therapy for inflammation may offer a drug free alternative to help reduce chronic inflammation. Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting itself from damage and harm and it is therefore a vital part of the healing process. And yet, inflammation is being blamed as the underlying cause of many of the diseases we face these days, so how does the healing process go wrong? Why are so many people suffering from conditions that are caused by inflammation? What can be done to help to reduce inflammation without compromising the body’s ability to heal? The answer to many of these questions can be found in understanding why inflammation can be so detrimental.

TENS therapy for InflammationTENS Therapy for Inflammation – Conditions

Inflammation has been linked to joint pain, back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, auto-immune disorders, lupus, allergies, Crohns disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, heart attacks, strokes, memory loss and even premature aging.

TENS therapy for InflammationAs mentioned above however, inflammation is vital for healing, so why is the healing process damaging your body? The simple answer is that the environment we live in, the stress of modern life and the modern diet have created a situation that places your body under constant threat. Your body is therefore constantly producing inflammation to protect and heal the body.

Inflammation results is an area of the body becoming red, swollen and painful. Chronic inflammation and inflammation that affects the body internally may not exhibit any symptoms until it is too late. It is therefore vital to ensure you keep inflammation under control.

TENS therapy for Inflammation – A potential answer

The problem with inflammation and particularly chronic forms of inflammation, is that the process often becomes a vicious cycle. Inflammation helps the body to eliminate the bacteria, toxins and damaged tissue from any area but this process can actually lead to the area becoming damaged and this is how inflammation becomes the underlying cause for more inflammation.

There are two forms of inflammation – acute inflammation and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation occurs suddenly as a result of damage or a threat – like an injury or an attack by viruses or bacteria like when you get the flu. This inflammation is resolved as soon as the body is healed or the threat is removed.

Chronic inflammation on the other hand is a constant low grade response to a constant threat to your body. This type of inflammation is dangerous because chronic inflammation damages the body leading to further inflammation. This is the type of inflammation that we need to guard against.

But how do we reduce chronic inflammation? Although it sounds simple enough to change what we eat, changing the air we breathe, the water we d
rink and elements like stress, can be impossible to change and once you suffer from chronic or low grade inflammation, it can be extremely hard to reverse the cycle.

You could use medications like NSAIDS or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but they come with their own set of side-effects and disadvantages which often make them unsuitable for long-term use. That is where PEMF and TENS therapy for inflammation could offer a safe alternative for the long term reduction and control of inflammation.

TENS therapy for Inflammation – The research

TENS and PEMF therapy have been available for the last three decades and the FDA have approved numerous devices for use in pain and other inflammatory conditions. Although these therapies are a fairly new addition to mainstream medicine, there are more and more studies on these technologies which are showing that both TENS and PEMF may have an important role to play in the reduction of both pain and inflammation.

TENS therapy for InflammationOne study showed that exposure to PEMF therapy` at 5.1 Hz and 7.8 Hz led to a decrease of 37% in the production of TNF-α, one of the compounds responsible for inflammation. Decreasing the compounds that promote inflammation can obviously be helpful for controlling chronic inflammation.

A study on TENS therapy for wound healing also showed that TENs therapy led to a decrease in the amount of TNF-α as well as two other compounds that are responsible for producing the inflammatory response. This study showed that TENS therapy at 2Hz shortened the wound heling process and the study concluded that the therapy did so by inhibiting the inflammation phase of the wound healing process.

Finally, in a study done on breast reduction patients, PEMF therapy reduced the amounts of IL-1 in the wound exudates of the patients. After one hour, IL-1 levels were 275% lower than the untreated group. The treated group also had a 57% decrease in average pain scores at one hour after treatment and a 300% decrease at 5 hours after treatment compared with the untreated group.

The studies mentioned are just a few of the current studies showing that TENS and PEMF therapy can have a role to play in reducing inflammation and other studies on PEMF and TENS therapy for inflammation have also shown that these therapies have very few side-effects and they are safe for long term use.

TENS therapy for Inflammation – The therapy

So what should you look for if you want to add TENS or PEMF therapy to your current inflammation protocol? The first thing you should do is consult your physician about these types of therapies to see if they are suitable to add to your current treatment protocol. You should also ensure you invest in a device which has been legally licensed as a medical device.

Some unethical device manufacturers in South Africa market devices that are not legally licensed and could be dangerous. Every device should have their South African license number displayed on the device. Do not be fooled by manufacturers who tell you they conform to international standards and therefore do not need a license. Your health is in their hands.

Finally, add TENS therapy for inflammation to your daily treatment regimen. The inflammation program on the MA200 runs for just 24 minutes a day and you can use the cylinders or body pads for the session making it a simple addition to your daily routine. Or join our monthly health challenge and get the most out of your MA200 device.


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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.

For our Rife PEMF protocols for prostate health and condition management click here.

 


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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.

TENS therapy for Lower Back Pain

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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TENS PEMF therapy for Arthritis

TENS PEMF therapy for Arthritis

If you have ever struggled with the knee and joint pain associated with arthritis, then you have first-hand experience of how debilitating this condition can be. Constant aches and joint pain can prevent you from getting the exercise you need to stay healthy, and can even prevent you from enjoying the simplest things in life. Although drugs like NSAIDS can provide some relief, they are not without their risks and side-effects and with everyone watching their monthly budget, they can be expensive too. TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis provides a viable therapy alternative.

Finding cost effective therapies that can support joint health and that can reduce pain is crucial for ensuring your future joint health. Knee and joint arthritis becomes a vicious cycle because the more pain you experience, the less you move around and the less you move around, the worse the condition becomes.

TENS PEMF therapy for ArthritisMost medical practitioners and physiotherapists now accept the benefits of TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis. Studies on TENS and PEMF for pain have been available for decades and more and more practitioners are now prescribing TENS and PEMF devices as adjunct therapy for treating the pain and discomfort experienced with arthritis. But what can you expect from TENS PEMF therapy for Arthritis? Can TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis really help you?

Here are some of the reasons why TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis can be beneficial for you:

  1. TENS PEMF therapy reduces inflammation
  2. TENS PEMF therapy improves circulation
  3. TENS PEMF therapy reduces pain

Inflammation – the underlying mechanisms in arthritis

Inflammation is the main reason for why your joints swell up and feel painful. Most people are aware of the swelling and pain that goes along with arthritis, but what you may not realize is that inflammation is not only a symptom of arthritis, but may also be one of the underlying causes of the condition too.

As you age, the wear and tear on joint tissue causes minor injuries to your joints. Your body is therefore constantly needing to heal these minor wounds. Inflammation is a natural process that occurs when tissue or joints are injured. Your body produces inflammatory compounds to assist the healing process. It produces chemicals which help to break down damaged or injured tissue so that the damaged tissues and cells can be safely removed from the site of the injury.

A little inflammation is therefore vital for healing, but when inflammation persists the compounds associated with inflammation can actually begin to break down healthy joint tissue. This is when the healing mechanism of the body can become the Jekyll and Hyde of your healing process.

When your joints are constantly injured, the body keeps producing inflammation and the inflammation becomes of the cause of injury, leading to a vicious cycle of injury and inflammation. Reducing inflammation can be extremely beneficial in reducing not only the pain and swelling of arthritis, but also in breaking the cycle of injury and inflammation.

TENS PEMF therapy for Arthritis – The studies

There are literally hundreds of studies that indicate the effectiveness of both TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis and both TENS and PEMF devices are widely used for the treatment of knee and joint pain.

Although the exact underlying mechanisms have yet to be determined, other studies indicate that TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis play an important role in the regulation of the inflammatory processes of the body and it could be this regulation of inflammation that could possibly account for the benefits of the TENS and PEMF therapy for arthritis patients.

One study showed that PEMF therapy reduced the amount of IL1 beta by up to 275% in patients who had recently received breast surgery. This dramatic reduction in the compounds that are responsible for causing inflammation would certainly reduce the amount of inflammation at the site of the therapy.

In terms of inflammation, another study showed that PEMF therapy increased the anti-inflammatory effects of adenosine. Increasing the effects of anti-inflammatory compounds in the body would naturally reduce inflammation at a site – in this case the site of the arthritis assuming you are applying PEMF and TENS to the site directly. This study concludes that PEMF may therefore be beneficial for the therapy of inflammatory bone and joint disorders.

The combination of reducing inflammatory compounds and increasing anti-inflammatory compounds could be a powerful combination against inflammation and a powerful link against the underlying causes of arthritis. Studies on PEMF and TENS in the therapy of arthritis may certainly be proof of that.

In a double blind study entitled, “Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for knee osteoarthritis,” researchers concluded that knee TENS therapy significantly improved knee stiffness and provided pain relief for patients who received the therapy versus patients who received the placebo. By reducing pain and stiffness you eliminate one part of the problem because with less pain you are more likely to move around, which means exercise can support your ability to heal.

Finally, in a study on PEMF on early knee osteoarthritis, the beneficial effects of PEMF therapy were not only fast acting but these benefits continued at the one and two year follow up periods after treatment. The researchers in this study reasoned that the continued benefit was perhaps due in part to the anti-inflammatory effects of PEMF therapy.

TENS PEMF therapy for Arthritis – Circulation

When you add the benefits of TENS PEMF therapy for arthritis for improving circulation, then you can understand why TENS PEMF therapy is gaining ground as a non-invasive, drugless therapy that can be used in the treatment of arthritis.

TENS PEMF Therapy for Arthritis – What you can expect

Based on our experience with TENS and PEMF therapy for arthritis, patients who use the RIFE PEMF do experience a reduction in pain and an increase in flexibility and movement. Our TENS PEMF device is simple to use at home and is also painless.

Although TENS PEMF therapy can help to reduce the inflammation and pain, it will not add the nutrients you need to build new healthy joints. It will also not take a walk for you or get you the exercise you need to support joint health. Sadly, these therapy elements are up to you.

There are however so many supplements specifically designed for joint health and arthritis that finding the right supplement for you should be fairly easy. As far as the walks are concerned, reducing your pain will give you the will to get out there and enjoy life.

 

 


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