Research shows that magnetic fields extend in all directions from all living organisms. The body recognizes this natural form of energy and uses it for tissue repair and to inhibit pain message transmission. With that in mind, the expanding field of Magnetic Therapy seeks to explain the benefits of applying magnetic stimulation to specific areas--using either permanent magnets or devices that produce an electomagnetic field.
Studies on the therapeutic effects of magnets date back to 1938, when an electromagnet suppressed or removed pain from the skin of human patients. Recently, the use of magnetic fields has expanded to include nerve regeneration, wound healing, skin graft integrity and other conditions that are thought of as appropriate to photon therapy. Data on these uses is preliminary but intriguing.
Field experience suggests that magnetic therapy affects mood, behavior and memory; increases blood flow to the applied area; provides pain relief in local and generalized areas; and aids bone repair.
Conditions that respond well to magnetic therapy include:
We have become very exicted about the therapy tool called Pulsed Signal Therapy. This non-invasive device, documented by scientific study, restores the physiological signals lost when the microenvironment of the cartilage extracellular matrix becomes imbalanced. It has been shown that exposure to low frequency pulsed magnetic fields (PEMF) promotes chondrogenic differentiation and synthesis of the proteins of the cartilage extracellular matrix. Pulsed electromagnetic fields have a large number of well-documented effects, which include gene over-expression leading to the synthesis of aggrecan and type II collagen. Pulsed Signal Therapy represents an evolution of the pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF): both methods employ rectangular signals, but unlike PEMF, where the signals are equal, the stimuli of PST are of varying intensity and duration. In this way, the pulsed signal, supported by the magnetic field, is transmitted to the chondrocytes of the damaged tissue and recognized as a quasi-biological signal, able to reactivate the process of regeneration of the extracellular matrix. Pulsed Signal Therapy is applicable to bone, cartilage and soft tissues and is without known side effects. In our experience, PST has proven to be a successful method to relieve pain and improve movement following injury or surgery.
Several interesting studies are presented here concerning the research of Plused Signal Therapy: