Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, as an innovation in medical sciences and is gaining popularity as a non-invasive treatment option for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is defined by the American chronic pain association as a persistent chronic body pain condition worsened by severe fatigue and difficulty sleeping.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million (2%) US adults. Females and arthritis patients also have higher chances of having fibromyalgia. The exact causes of fibromyalgia may vary and are not always known, making the condition difficult to treat. PEMF therapy via jade mats or blankets surely helps with fibromyalgia, let’s see how?
PEMF for Fibromyalgia
Low energy PEMF has been found to show promising effects in improving microcirculation, which is greatly beneficial for patients with fibromyalgia. PEMF addresses the disease and its symptoms effectively. It’s an amazing alternative to toxic medications and even surgery. Let us review some of the scientific researches done on how it works.
The mitochondria is known as the force to be reckoned with of the cell. Low energy production by mitochondria is a major cause of Fibromyalgia. As per studies, the fatigue experienced in fibro is mostly due to impaired circulation initiated by deficient NO (nitric oxide) levels in the blood. Low NO levels are a direct result of mitochondrial damagePEMF therapy has been found to be highly effective in providing mitochondrial repair and it improves the oxygen carrying capacity. On a cell level, PEMF has been found to decrease hypoxic harm.
Firstly, there have been not many investigations that have concentrated on the effect of PEMF on fibromyalgia specifically. A few investigations that were uncertain either utilized extremely low amplitudes (under 2 Gauss) (1) or exceptionally high frequencies like 3 KHz (2). Despite the fact that one study just attempted PEMF for 30 mins for 7 days, they actually inferred that PEMF treatment for fibromyalgia has some impact in decreasing pain.
In 2007, some Canadian scientists tried applying a 4 Guass for 30 min for 7 days and found it effective in relieving pain (3). The study used a wearable PEMF device that was applied to the head directly.
In 2009, a randomized double-blind sham-controlled clinical study was performed in Turkey to investigate the effects of applying PEMF for fibromyalgia. Low energy PEMFs were found to improve the symptoms of pain, fatigue, and overall quality of life in fibro patients in just 12 weeks. (4)
In 2013, a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted by Spanish institutions including Centro de Tecnología Biomédica. The study focused on the effects of low field magnetic stimulations on fibromyalgia. The results promoted PEMF as a safe and effective treatment for fibromyalgia and its associated symptoms. (5)
Fibromyalgia and its symptoms are difficult to get rid of easily. Even lifestyle changes and therapies remain ineffective most of the time, leaving medications with toxic side effects as the only option to treat the condition. PEMF jade mat triggers the natural healing mechanism of the body and promotes cell health and its functioning.
The above discussed studies clearly show the effectiveness of PEMF in improving the symptoms of fibromyalgia. PEMF jade mat can be considered a great restoration tool and should be certainly explored as a novel treatment option by pain clinics, rheumatologists, acupuncturists, occupational therapists, and pain medicine specialists.
Not only do they provide local relief from pain, but PEMF also targets the body’s whole neurological system and improves cell functioning due to its neuroprotective effects. Being portable, it can also be used at home and is helpful to almost anyone looking to get rid of pain and live a normal healthy life. In fact, applying daily being at home will increase the chances of permanent healing and better recovery.
- Multanen J, Häkkinen A, Heikkinen P, Kautiainen H, Mustalampi S, Ylinen J. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the treatment of pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled study. Bioelectromagnetics. 2018;39(5):405-413. doi:10.1002/bem.22127
- Shupak N, McKay J, Nielson W, Rollman G, Prato F, Thomas A. 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. Pain Res Manag. 2006;11(2):85-90. doi:10.1155/2006/842162
- Thomas A, Graham K, Prato F, et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a low-frequency magnetic field in the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain. Pain Res Manag. 2007;12(4):249-258. doi:10.1155/2007/626072
- Sutbeyaz S, Sezer N, Koseoglu F, Kibar S. Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical study. Clin J Pain. 2009;25(8):722-728. doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181a68a6c
- Maestú C, Blanco M, Nevado A, et al. Reduction of pain thresholds in fibromyalgia after very low-intensity magnetic stimulation: a double-blinded, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. Pain Res Manag. 2013;18(6):e101-6. doi:10.1155/2013/270183
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