Research Posts

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) does not appear to be helped by static magnetic field therapy, but probably by PEMF…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is something very familiar to athletes or anyone embarking on a fitness campaign unaccustomed to strenuous exercise. There have been two studies looking at the effects of static magnetic field (SMF) therapy on DOMS and three with pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Looking at this research provides a valuable lesson in how varying the type of field and strength and duration of treatment will determine whether or not there is a benefit to the patient.

The first study by Reeser (See REF 1 below) looked at 23 non-active subjects who were randomly assigned to an active or placebo group. After exhaustive arm exercises, a relatively weak 350Gauss (35 mTesla) multipolar magnet (Bioflex) was applied around the elbow for just 45 minutes per day for 5 consecutive days. There were no noticeable differences in outcome measures between the two groups.

One could say, “of course there would be no difference”. The magnet used in the Reeser study was too weak AND should have been used all day in order to provide a therapeutic benefit.

Static Magnetic Fields May Have an Anti-inflammatory Effect at The Cellular Level.

 

This in-vitro (cell study) experiment demonstrated convincing evidence that exposure to a strong, inhomogeneous static magnetic field (iSMF) for up to 24 hrs has a significant inhibitory effect on the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α from macrophages as compared to negative, untreated control. There is also evidence that low-dose naloxone with morphine has a similar effect of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines (Lin, et al. 2010).  This suggests that the action of iSMF-exposure may be similar to that of serum morphine.

 

Concentration of Interleuken-6 released from macrophages

Concentration of Interleuken-6 released from macrophages

Pain Relief From Minor Aches and Pains and Getting Back to Your Sport Sooner…

Using magnets for pain to reduce the growing burden of pain.

Recently The Lancet published the most comprehensive review of disabilities caused by disease. As the population ages, the years lived with a disability is increasing, which is simply stating the obvious for anyone over 40.

In the top 10 of the diseases that cause disability (as opposed to death), measured in years lived with a disability were…

1.  Low Back Pain
4.  Neck Pain
5.  Other Musculoskeletal Disorders and
8.  Migraines

Illustrating magnetic field lines and depth of penetration for magnetic therapy.

Magnetic Field Therapy is a complete mystery to some. Adding to this is the invisible nature of magnetic fields and their poor understanding. As the prominent researcher in the field, Dr Janos Laszlo PhD observed…

Magnetic field therapy is a lot like sport. Few have adequate knowledge about it, while many have opinion or prejudice.

 

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