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TENS PEMF therapy in the management of Asthma and COPD

The following studies represent some of the clinical evidence for the use of TENS PEMF therapy in the management of Asthma and COPD.

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.


Asthma and COPD

Randomized controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation(TEMS) in patients with chronic COPD TEMS improved quadriceps strength (20% vs 8%), hamstring strength (13% vs 4.7%), and resulted in better performance in shuttle walk test (36% vs 1.6%) 50Hz – 20mins each limb, 3 days a week for 6 six weeks
Effects of PEMF on interleukin-1 beta and postoperative pain: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot study in breast reduction patients. Mean IL-1 beta concentration in the wound exudates of treated patients was 275 percent lower (p < 0.001). Pulsed electromagnetic fields produced a 57 percent decrease in mean pain scores at 1 hour (p < 0.01) and a 300 percent decrease at 5 hours (p < 0.001), persisting to 48 hours postoperatively in the active versus the control group, along with a concomitant 2.2-fold reduction in narcotic use in active patients (p = 0.002). Unknown
Effect of TENS and AcuTens on Airway Obstructive Diseases Forced expiratory volume in treatment group increased by 13.1% and decreased in the sham group. Tens Group also increased performance in 6-minute walk test versus a decrease in the sham group. Significant increase in beta-endorphin levels in TENS group versus a decrease in the sham group. TENS has an immediate and cumulative effect on CPD and asthma. http://ira.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/10397/2703 2Hz Pulse
Effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on children with asthma The pediatric asthma quality-of-life questionnaire activities of the experimental group improved significantly more than those of the control group. Unknown
AcuTENS on post exercise lung volume in subjects with Asthma – Randomized controlled study Expiratory lung volume increased in treatment group versus decreasing in sham groups and this increase became more marked 20, 40 and 60 minutes after treatment 2Hz

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