Over the coming blogs we will be taking a closer look at PEMF therapy and its benefits in greater detail, together with advice on how this can be successfully applied to a number of conditions. As primary healthcare practitioners, with over 30,000 combined clinical hours between us, we have extensive knowledge and experience of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders and have greatly enjoyed combining this expertise with our passion for PEMF therapy and the iMRS 2000 system. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and insights over the coming weeks. To get things started, we focus today on a crucially important subject; natural pain relief. We hope you find this useful.
In the UK we have an increasing dependence on painkillers, so much so that it is being described as a public health disaster in plain sight. Over the past decade prescriptions for opioid painkillers such as Co-codamol and Tramadol have risen by an alarming 400% in the UK. In 2012, ten million people were prescribed an opioid painkiller, which was more than double the next nearest EU country. Research has also shown that one in three 18-24 year old now take painkillers every single day, often at the slightest sign of pain. Yet, if we dare to read them, the list of possible side effects is enough to put most people off for life.
The most common side-effects of taking opioid analgesics for example include nausea and vomiting, constipation and a dry mouth. Larger doses can produce muscle rigidity, hypotension, and respiratory depression. Other common side-effects can include palpitations, bradycardia, tachycardia, oedema, vertigo, hallucinations, mood changes, confusion, sleep disturbances, and headache. The list goes on…
So, with the ever increasing evidence of the potential for great harm that this presents, and without provisions for regular monitoring, it is hardly surprising that more and more people are looking for much safer, longer term alternatives to provide relief from pain. One of these alternatives is low frequency and intensity PEMF therapy. To help demonstrate the potential of this natural approach, we will take a look at Natasza’s story.
The iMRS system uses very low intensity and frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology, which targets the cells within the body and can help to improve the way they function. PEMF therapy has been repeatedly shown to stimulate the production of endogenous opiates, otherwise known as endorphins, and the body’s own painkiller is remarkably effective, as strong as 10mg of Morphine!
Research on mice has demonstrated just how important magnetic fields are to the ability to tolerate pain, and to produce endorphins. When placed in a zero field environment, subjects were found to be significantly more sensitive to pain than other mice of the same species subjected to the earth’s normal magnetic field. Similar effects are seen in astronauts when they leave the earth’s atmosphere. But PEMF therapy does more than this, helping to also address the cause of pain by promoting increased tissue repair, reducing inflammation and relaxing associated muscular tension. The pain relieving effects are body wide, and reproducible on a daily basis.
Daily use of low frequency and intensity PEMF technology can help to stimulate the body’s own pain relieving ability. Completely safe to use, it can also work to complement other natural approaches to pain relief such as manual therapy, exercise and appropriate supplementation. For further details of the natural pain relieving potential of low frequency and intensity PEMF therapy please visit www.emppad.com.