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Double Blind PEMF European Studies on Multiple Modalities
by Gary Szasz  Certified AVT Therapist

With more and more negative information bombarding us daily about the side effects of even the most popular OTC and prescription medications, you may need to research and consider alternatives.  I have been using and studying PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field) technology for over one year and my story is on the Team Bio Page.

My issues were arthritis, bursitis, diabetic neuropathy and heart disease, what are yours?  Here is some comprehensive excerpts from published studies on hundreds of individuals participating in PEMF research.  All the www. PubMed.Gov links are enclosed. You will be amazed!


Alzheimer’s Disease
The report demonstrates, for the first time, that specific cognitive symptoms of AD are improved by treatment with EMF.   Click Here

Ankle Sprain
Acutely sprained ankles represent a frequent and common injury among active duty troops in training, and are a significant source of morbidity with respect to days lost to training. In a randomized, prospective, double blind study of 50 grade I and II (no gross instability) sprained ankles, a statistically significant decrease in edema was noted following one treatment with pulsed electro magnetic field (PEMF) therapy.   Click Here

Back Pain
Back pain is a very common conditions involving tremendous costs and extensive medical effort. A quick and effective reduction of symptoms, especially pain, is required. Magnetic fields appear to have a considerable and statistically significant potential for reducing pain in cases of lumbar radiculopathy and the whiplash syndrome. – Click Here


Back pain – lower back
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial studied the effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEMT) in patients with chronic lower back pain. PEMT produced significant pain reduction throughout the observation period compared with baseline values. - Journal of International Research Click Here 

We evaluate the efficacy and safety of therapeutic electromagnetic fields (TEMF) on chronic low back pain. There were no reported serious adverse events. This study demonstrates that TEMF may be an effective and safe modality for the treatment of chronic low back pain disorders. - Pain Practice   Click Here 

Bone density
To determine the effect of a 72 Hz pulsating electromagnetic field (PEMF) on bone density of the radii of osteoporosis-prone women, the nondominant forearms of 20 subjects were exposed to PEMF 10 h daily for a period of 12 weeks. The data suggest that properly applied PEMFs, if scaled for whole-body use, may have clinical application in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. - The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research   Click Here 


Cancer – breast tumors 
The study was concerned with effect of alternating magnetic field (AMF) on immunobiological characteristics of lymphocytes from patients with locally-advanced breast tumors. Patients received infusions of treated autoblood and changes in their immunological status were followed up. Stimulation of T-, B- and NK- cells was observed. Immuno-regulating effect was apparent when autoblood was treated with 50 H/25 mT1 and 100 H/50 mT1. - Volpr Onkol    Click Here 

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
A randomized controlled trial of the effects of a combination of static and dynamic magnetic fields on carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Cartilage Damage
Severe joint inflammation following trauma, arthroscopic surgery or infection can damage articular cartilage, thus every effort should be made to protect cartilage from the catabolic effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines and stimulate cartilage anabolic activities. Previous pre-clinical studies have shown that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) can protect articular cartilage from the catabolic effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and prevent its degeneration. The percentage of patients who used NSAIDs was 26% in the active group and 75% in the control group. At 3 years follow-up, the number of patients who completely recovered was higher in the active group compared to the control group. Click Here

Chronic pain

Exposure to a specific pulsed low-frequency magnetic field: a double-blind placebo-controlled study of effects on pain ratings in rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia patients.   Click Here 

Dental pain
Two hours of exposure to a weak, oscillating magnetic fields induced a significant decrease in three parameters (dental sensory and cutaneous pain and tolerance thresholds), whereas the other two parameters showed a similar tendency. When the same subjects were exposed to a sham treatment, only marginal, nonsignificant variations in all parameters were observed. These results represent the first piece of evidence that weak alterations of the magnetic field may induce hyperalgesia in humans. – Click Here   


Diabetic neuropathy/angipathy
Significant improvement of symptoms, and of all registered parameters of peripheral circulation was established after the therapy. High-frequency pulsating electromagnetic field is recommended for the treatment of diabetic angiopathy. Click Here  PMID: 7725151

This study demonstrates that pulsed electromagnetic fields are able to accelerate wound healing under diabetic and normal conditions by up-regulation of FGF-2-mediated angiogenesis. They also prevented tissue necrosis in response to a standardized ischemic insult, suggesting that noninvasive angiogenic stimulation by pulsed electromagnetic fields may be useful to prevent ulcer formation, necrosis, and amputation in diabetic patients. – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  Click Here

Diabetic Neuropathy

 Comparison of measurements at the 4-month follow-up with those at baseline revealed that a significant benefit persisted for all measures that showed an improvement at the end of treatment, with an additional improvement in quality of life (Short Form-36 questionnaire)No significant side effects were recorded during the study. Frequency-modulated electromagnetic neural stimulation (FREMS) is a safe and effective therapy for neuropathic pain in patients with diabetes and is able to modify some parameters of peripheral nerve function.   Click Here   

PEMF-CM at 10 Hz was found to have therapeutic efficacy, especially in the initial stages of DPN and in patients with diabetes mellitus for up to 10 years. - Click Here  

Endurance & Heart Rate Variability
Exposure to PEMF for 20 minutes resulted in more rapid recovery of heart rate variability, especially in the very low frequency range after physical strain.Short-term effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields after physical exercise are dependent on autonomic tone before exposure. Click Here

Erectile dysfunction 
Combined treatment with local negative pressure and pulsating magnetic field conducted in 116 patients with erectile dysfunction aged 20-60 years produced optimal treatment results. Recovery and improvement of the erectile function were achieved in 85.7% patients... Click Here  

Fibromyalgia
PEMF may be a novel, safe and effective therapeutic tool for use in at least certain subsets of patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain. - Click Here  

Inflammation
It is well known that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can induce repair of non-healing bone fractures. It is generally believed that non-invasive, EMF therapy might have a broad, albeit currently unrecognized clinical potential. Since T cells are key modulators of inflammation, the development of EMF based therapeutic devices to regulate their activity can be expected to provide important tools to treat numerous human inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and arthritis. Click Here 

Knee pain
Low-amplitude, extremely low frequency magnetic fields are safe and effective for treating patients with chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Reduction in pain after a treatment session was significantly greater in the magnetic field-on group (46%) compared to the magnetic field-off group (8%). - Click Here  

Knee arthritis
In patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee, PMF treatment can reduce impairment in activities of daily life and improve knee function. – Click Here 

Lumbar fusion
Successful fusion underlies a good clinical outcome in patients with discogenic low back pain. -   Click Here 

Migraine/Headaches
In the active-treatment group, all assessed criteria were significantly improved at the end of the migraine/headache study. 76% of active-treatment patients experienced clear or very clear relief of their complaints.  Click Here
​In conclusion,
exposure to pulsing electromagnetic fields for at least 3 weeks is an effective, short-term intervention for migraine, but not tension headaches.  Click Here

Multiple Sclerosis
Evidence from this randomized, double-bind, placebo controlled trial is consistent with results from smaller studies suggesting that exposure to pulsing, weak electromagnetic fields can alleviate symptoms of MS. -   Click Here

There is evidence that pulsing electromagnetic fields may improve fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis. - Click Here 

We performed a double-blind study to measure the clinical and subclinical effects of an alternative medicine magnetic device on disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS). there was a significant improvement in the performance scale (PS) combined rating for bladder control, cognitive function, fatigue level, mobility, spasticity, and vision (active group -3.83 +/- 1.08, p < 0.005; placebo group -0.17 +/- 1.07, change in PS scale).   Click Here   

Neck pain
Patients' with chronic neck pain preferences were for pulsed electro magnetic field (PEMF). At 6 months, in the PEMF group, 33 patients were improved, 5 not improved and 4 lost to follow-up. In the spa therapy group, 24 patients were improved, 14 not improved and 6 lost to follow-up, for significantly greater improvement in the PEMF than spa therapy group (p=0.02). Significant improvement was seen in both groups in terms of pain score,  Click Here

Osteoarthritis

The decreased pain and improved functional performance of treated patients suggests that this configuration of PEMF has potential as an effective method of improving symptoms in patients with OA. This method warrants further clinical investigation. - Journal of Rheumatology  Click Here 


Osteoporosis
Low-frequency PEMFs relieves the pain of primary osteoporosis quickly and efficiently, enhances bone formation and increases BMD of secondary osteoporosis.   Click Here 

Parkinson’s disease 

The study demonstrates that in Parkinsonian patients extracerebral application of these EMFs rapidly increases in amplitude of the VEP response and, by inference, cerebral dopamine levels presumably by increasing dopamine release. - International Journal of Neuroscience Click Here 

Pelvic pain
Unusually effective and long-lasting relief of pelvic pain of gynecological origin has been obtained consistently by short exposures of affected areas to the application of a magnetic induction device producing short, sharp, magnetic-field pulses... Click Here 

Rotator cuff tendonitis
The value of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) for the treatment of persistent rotator cuff tendonitis was tested in a double-blind controlled study in 29 patients whose symptoms were refractory to steroid injection and other conventional conservative measures. At the end of the study 19 (65%) of the 29 patients were symptom-less and 5 others much improved. PEMF therapy may thus be useful in the treatment of severe and persistent rotator cuff and possibly other chronic tendon lesions. - Click Here

Sacral pain
This pilot study indicates that magnetic stimulation of the sacral nerve roots may be a promising therapeutic modality for pain relief..... Click Here  

Spinal cord injury
The use of oscillating field stimulator treatment in patients with spinal cord injury is safe, reliable, and easy. Compared with the outcomes obtained in compliant National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study III plegic patients, the results of the present study indicate efficacy, and the FDA has given permission for enrollment of 10 additional patients. - Journal of Neurosurgery: Click Here 

Stroke
During the twelve months of follow-up, effect of low frequency magnetic field on the course of patient rehabilitation following ischemic stroke was evaluated on in-patient (acute and subacute period of the stroke) and outpatient (chronic period) basis. The results obtained indicate beneficial effects of groups of patients. - Click Here  

Tinnitus
At the end of one week of treatment, each patient noted whether their tinnitus had completely disappeared, was improved, unchanged or made worse by the treatment. 45% of the patients who completed the trial were improved by the active device, but only 9% by placebo). We suggest that electromagnetic stimulation may be an effective treatment in some tinnitus sufferers. - Click Here  

TMJ
The experimental group showed a significant increase in mouth opening ...right lateral movement ... and left lateral movement ...  No side effects were reported during the treatment and the two week follow-up. These results suggest strongly that PEMF is a safe and effective treatment for TMJ ... Click Here PMID: 14964334

Wounds
Treatment for wounds included two modalities: standard medication and alternating or pulsating magnetic field. Magnetic therapy proved highly effective: wound healing was 3-3.5 times faster while duration of treatment--2-3 times shorter than in standard procedure. Clinically-verified partial adhesion-related intestinal obstruction was eliminated by magnetic procedure in 18 children... Click Here 

Pulsed radio frequency energy treatment with basic wound care, if administered early in the course of pressure ulcer therapy, might avoid the lengthy hospitalizations and repeated surgical procedures necessary for treatment of uncontrolled ulcers, reducing the overall cost of treatment and improving the quality of life for chronically ill or injured patients. - Click Here





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