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Q Magnets: A Possible Magneto-Neuromodulation Therapy?

Neuromodulation therapies apply a therapeutic stimulus directly to the nervous system.

Ideally, neuromodulation techniques should be noninvasive, biocompatible, and spatially and temporally controllable.

Examples of magneto-neuromodulation are Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and possibly  Neuromagnetics.

Discovery of fibromyalgia biomarker offers hope of earlier diagnosis for sufferers


Fibromyalgia literally means ‘fibrous muscle tissue pain’, which is a pretty accurate description of the condition.

Also referred to as ‘Fibromyalgia Syndrome’, or by the abbreviations ‘FM’ or ‘FMS’, sufferers experience the following symptoms…

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries on the rise globally

footballer painIn the US around 100,000-200,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ruptures occur every year, although since these figures are provided by colleges and high schools in the US, they do not include injuries outside formalised sport and so the actual number may be even higher.

Here in Australia there has been a steep rise in ACL injuries over the past 15 years – a 70% hike, with a disproportionate number of these occurring in children under the age of 14.

You might think that ACL injury is more common in contact sports and caused by contact, but in fact most (~70%) occur in non-contact situations, when jumping or turning sharply. Sports that have higher rates of ACL injury include soccer, basketball, volleyball and skiing.

People’s sensitivity to magnetic fields could differ, new research shows

compassWe’ve known for some time that different people have different sensitivities to static magnetic fields.

There doesn’t appear to be an obvious reason as to who, why or where, but as a health practitioner, you place magnets on enough patients and the differences in sensitivity are obvious.

 

Clinical trial shows magnets provide pain relief from myofascial trigger points

The Physical Therapy department at Armstrong Atlantic State University conducted a Randomised Clinical Trial using static magnets on myofascial trigger point pain. The 2004 study was part of the student capstone project and supervised by professors of the physical therapy department. Although the study wasn’t published, the results were presented at the Bioelectromagnetics Society annual meeting.

 

A 1997 clinical trial by Vallbona, showed a significant benefit to patients suffering post-polio pain using a flexible rubber magnet with concentric rings in alternating poles. The study at Armstrong involved 30 patients and tested the same magnets as the Vallbona study, but on a more general population.

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