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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

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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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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.

To read the review on PEMF in cancer therapy, click here.


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Rife Health Challenge Autumn

By far the greatest advantage of owing your own Rife Model MA200 is the fact that programs on the device can be used prophylactically to help to support the body in preventing conditions rather than waiting for them to occur.

Autumn officially began on the 20th of March, and as the seasons change, a lot of us often experience an increase in conditions like colds and flu. For those who suffer from these seasonal conditions, now is the time to add programs like cold and flu, bronchitis and sinusitis to your weekly Rife protocol, using them throughout April and May to help your body to fight off these conditions before they start.

Rife Health Challenge

There are several programs on your Model MA200 that can help to prepare the body to fight off seasonal conditions. These programs include the Sleep or Schumann program, the cold and flu program, the sinusitis program and of course immune system stimulation.

Unlike when you are treating a condition, using the rife prophylactically does not require you to use your machine daily, but rather once or twice a week. So, to create a program for autumn, you can easily add one or two programs each weekend or fit them into your current Rife protocol.

Here are some of benefits of adding these conditions to your autumn rife protocol.

Sleep

Sleep is a vital part of treating any condition because the immune system and the body’s healing mechanisms are most active at night. That is why we suggest you use the Sleep or Schumann programs on a regular basis or every night with the Maxi MAT which allows you to treat yourself while you are sleeping. To boost the immune system add sleep to your regular protocol and especially as we move into autumn.

Cold and Flu

Depending on you, adding cold and flu to your weekly protocol can help to reduce the chances that you will develop flu this winter. Killing off pathogens and keeping them under control is the key to using your Rife machine prophylactically. If you suffer from other winter conditions then replace cold and flu with the relevant condition like bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis etc.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis and a post nasal drip can often be the catalyst for developing other related conditions during seasonal changes. If you suffer from a post-nasal drip or sinusitis then adding this program to your Autumn protocol can help to reduce the likelihood of developing bronchitis or other chest related infections in the coming months

Immune System Stimulation

Finally, immune system stimulation is a must to help to keep your immune system in the position to fight off colds and flu. Adding immune system stimulation to your autumn protocol and even better to your monthly general rife protocol is a great way to keep your body in top fighting condition.

Autumn Rife Protocol

Over the next five weeks you could use the following protocol, or design your own around your particular needs:

Sleep program – daily or at least 3 times a week to support the natural immune system

Cold and Flu – Run once a week

Sinusitis – Run twice a week

Immune System Stimulation – 3 times a week

Here is an example protocol to follow until winter starts. The purple section is overnight treatment, yellow is daily treatment. Feel free to use this protocol to create your own or adjust it as necessary depending on your lifestyle and requirements.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
#78 Immune system stimulation #206 Sinusitis #89 Cold in head and chest #78 Immune system stimulation #206 Sinusitis #78 Immune system stimulation
#203 Schumann #203 Schumann #203 Schumann #203 Schumann #203 Schumann #203 Schumann

 

 

 


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TENS PEMF for Fatigue

November – Fighting Fatigue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Why Half of Our Clients are Healthy

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

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

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

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

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Stress and inflammation

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

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

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

Sleep

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

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

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

Circulation

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

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

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

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

Energy & Metabolism

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

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

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

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

Promote Your Health in just 2 hours a week

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

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

Rent your Rife PEMF Today for Overall Health

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

 


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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 Depression

PEMF Therapy for Depression

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

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

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

PEMF Therapy for Depression

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

How PEMF Therapy for Depression Works

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

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

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

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

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

PEMF Therapy for Depression – The Research and Studies

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

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

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

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


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PEMF therapy for migraines

PEMF therapy for Migraines

PEMF Therapy for Migraines

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

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

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

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

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

Other PEMF therapy for Migraine Studies

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

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

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

How PEMF Therapy for Migraines can Help

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

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

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

PEMF Therapy for Migraines and Neurochemical Effects

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

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

PEMF Therapy for Migraines and Electrophysiological Effects

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

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

PEMF Therapy for Migraines and Cardiovascular Effects

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

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

PEMF Therapy for Migraines – Conclusion

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

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

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

Sources and Studies for PEMF therapy for Migraines:

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

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

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

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


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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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