Medical articles of treatment with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Theraphy, PEMFT
They are numerous published papers on the use of PEMFT.
Below are medical studies and links to published medical documents on PEMFT, including articles from PubMed.
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Treatment with PEMFT of the following disorders / diseases can have good effect:Acne Asthma Alzheimer's Disease Bronchitis Diabetes All types of Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Against hair loss and baldness
Headache Prolaps Psoriasis Psychological disorders Rehabilitation after surgery Back pain Rheumatism
Spinal Cord Injuries Insomnia Stress Tumors Wound healing Bone fractures Exercise Injuries
Cancer Paralysis Nerve damages MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Parkinson's Disease Pains/ Swellings Dizziness
Poor blood circulation Strengthens the immune system Menstrual pain/ pain in menopause
R.A. Drolet: ‘Thumart Therapy: A non-Invasive Cell Regeneration Ion and Anti-
Inflammatory Therapy Using Electromagnetic Fields,’ Bioelectromagnetics
Society, 4th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. – The positive
anti-inflammatory, cell-regenerating, sedative and pain-relieving
effects of PEMF are described.
V.M. Bogoliubov, L.A. Skurikhina: ‘Thearpeutic Application of Constant and Low-
Frequency Electromagnetic Fields,’ Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult (2). –
Review of the possibilities of pert in treatment of a number of different
diseases. Positive results were found in treatment of a number of different diseases
including bronchial asthma.
R. Sandyk et al.: ‘Age-Related Disruption of Circadian Rhythms: Possible
Relationship to Memory Impairment and Implications for Therapy with Magnetic
Fields, ‘International Journal of Neuroscience, 59 (4), August 1991, pp. 259-262. –
The circadian rhythm seems to be causally related to memory loss in the elderly and possibly also to Alzheimer’s disease. PEMF can probably improve memory performance in elderly patients by resetting the biological clock.
V.M. Iurlov et al.: ‘The Efficacy of the Use of PEMF in Chronic Bronchitis,’ Voen Med The, 3, 1989, pp. 35-36. -This double blind, placebo-controlled study show that treatment with PEMF has a very good effect on patients suffering from chronic bronchitis. Treatment with the usual medications was continued during the study.
I.B. Kirillov et al.: ‘Magnetotherapy in the Comprehensive Treatment of Vascular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus,’ Klin Med, 74 (5), 1996, pp. 39-41. – In this study 320 diabetics were treated with PEMF, while 100 diabetics as a control group received only conservative therapy. These results show a positive effect, especially in the area of vascular complications, with 74% of the patients with PEMF achieving positive results but only 28% in the comparative group achieving these results.
M.I. Shved, A.P. Dudnik: ‘The Medical Effect of Magnetic-Laser Therapy in Patients with Diabetic Angiopathies of the Lower Extremities,’ Lik Sprava (10-12), October – December 1996, pp. 155-158. – This study investigates the effects of PEMF on vascular complication of diabetes patients. The results show a definite reduction in diabetes related complications.
All types of Arthritis, (revmatiodd arthritis) and Osteoarthritis:
Against hair loss and baldness:
J. Barovic, G. Fischer: “Increased Mobility and Pain Relief in Diseases of the Motor System Due to PEMF,” Maribor District Hospital and University of Graz. – A group of 25 male and female patients with prolapsed disk (diagnosed by myelography) was treated with PEMF in the period from February 1, 1995 through September 1, 1995. In addition to measuring the finger-to-floor distance, a ten-point pain scale was used. Highly significant positive results were obtained.
R. Castelpietra et al.: ‘Initial Experiences in the Treatment of Psoriasis with Pulsating Magnetic Fields,’ Ospedale die Bambini [Children's Hospital]. V. Buzzi, Milan. Minerva Med. - The therapeutic success of PEMF in psoriasis was investigated on 110 patients. The best results were achieved in the area of the head and hair (100%) good results, in the typical locations/joints: 73.7% in men and 75% in women. The best results were achieved by people in the 2nd, 5th and 6th decades of life. The prospects for success were better, the longer the disease had been in existence in a given patient. The results showed the best results when treatment was performed in the period of March/April. No side effects were reported.
Y.L Arzumano: ‘An Overview of the Third Workshop ‘Use of Millimeter Wave in Medicine.’ Millimetrovie Volini v Bilogii I Medicine (3), 1994, pp. 104-107. – This review article emphasizes the excellent effect of PEMF on psoriasis.
M.E. O’Connor et al.: ‘The Magnetic Field Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Associated with Substance Abuse Withdrawal,’ The University of Tulsa, USA. – In this article, thirteen studies are analyzed statistically. The author’s emphasis the provability of the effect of the pulsed electromagnetic field (trans-cranial electromagnetic stimulation) in treatment of anxiety states and depression. Treatment of anxiety states in particular yielded definite positive results in comparison with the placebo group in both groups, namely in the patient group and in the group of medical advisors.
B.V. Morozov et al.: ‘Treatment of Neurotic Depression with the Help of Extremely High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields,’ Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova, 96 (6), 1996, pp. 28-31. – PEMF is a supportive form of therapy in patients suffering from depression. In 50% of mild to moderately mild cases of depression, a complete cure was achieved; some improvement in depression was achieved in another 40%.
M.R. Kirkcaldie et al.: ‘Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation as Therapy for Depression and Other Disorders,’ Aust N Z J Psychiatry, 31 (2) April 1997, pp. 264-272. – This scientific article investigates the use of PEMF in depression. High-frequency trans-cranial electromagnetic stimulation is an effective treatment for depression with a low incidence of side effects.
Rehabilitation after surgery:
D.V. M iasoedov et al.: ‘Experience with the Use of Resonance Therapy as a Modifying Factor in Ontological Therapy,’ Symposium with International Participation, May 10-13, 1989. – The results show the effects on patients treated with PEMF before and after surgery. It was found that 87% of the patients who had already been treated with PEMF before surgery profited from it, but 68% positive results were also obtained postoperatively.
JD. Foley-Nolan et al.: “Low Energy High Frequency Therapy for Persistent Neck Pain. Double blind Placebo-controlled Trial,” Bioelectromagnetics Society, 12th Annual, June 10-14, 1990, San Antonio, p. 73. – In this double blind, placebo-controlled study, the effects of low-energy pulsating electromagnetic electric fields on persistent back pain were investigated. Clearly positive results were demonstrated.
J. Jerabek: ‘PEMF in Czechoslovakia – A Review,” Rev Environ Health, April-June 1994, pp. 127-134. – In this article, the author describes the use of PEMF in Czechoslovakia. He reports that PEMF has been used successfully in his country for more than 10 years in treatment of rheumatism and ischemic diseases.
Spinal Cord Injuries:
E. V. Tkach et al.: ‘Characteristics of the Effect of a Constant Electromagnetic Field on Reparative Processes in Spinal Cord Injuries,’ Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr, 89 (5), 1989, pp. 41-44. – This study shows that pulsed electromagnetic fields are capable of significantly improving healing and the improvement tendency after spinal cord injuries.
Guilleminault, B. Pasche: ‘Clinical Effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy,’ Bioelectromagnetics Society, 15th Annual Meeting, June 13-17, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, p. 84. – This scientific report shows that low-frequency forms of electromagnetic energy are an effective form of treatment for chronic insomnia and can also be helpful in generalized anxiety states.
R. Hajdukovic et al.: ‘effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy on Sleep Structure, ‘First World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine’, June 14-19, 1992, Lake Buena Vista, FL, p. 92. – This double blind, placebo-controlled study indicates that low-energy PEMF can have an extremely positive effect on the sleep habits of patients with sleep disorders.
Higgs et al.: ‘Subjective and Objective Relaxation Effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy, ‘The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Centre, STRESS-MED’. 10/1 (5-13), 1994. -The effectiveness of PEMF in treatment of stress-related diseases is impressive. Findings include a drop in systolic blood pressure, a feeling of warmth and muscle relaxation. These results suggest that low energy PEMF are a new therapeutic option in the large field of stress reduction.
F: Daudert, physician in Bad Aibiling at Rosenheim: Second International Congress for Energy Medicine in Seefeld 1998. People with the following criteria were used for this study: advanced cancer, people who had exhausted the usual resources of traditional medicine and people with greatly reduced immune competent cells (less than 50%). More than 300 patients with epithelial tumors were divided into two groups and treated one of the two groups additionally with PEMF. The treatment was otherwise identical for both groups (vitamin and mineral infusions, immune stimulation, oxygen flooding therapy). The treatment was administered for a period of two weeks with a repetition after three months. Blood tests, which were analysed by an independent clinical laboratory, yielded comparable values between the two groups. It was found that the buildup of the immune system could be significantly accelerated with PEMF.
Comorosan S, Vasilco R, Arghiropol M, Paslaru L, Jieanu V, Stelea Fundeni Hospital, Bucharest, Romania. Romania Journal of Physiol., 30 (1-2), 1993, pp. 41-45. The effect of PEMF on pressure ulcers has been studied on 20 elderly patients, hospitalized and bearing long-standing pressure ulcers. All were subjected to PEMF 1 -2 times daily parallel to conventional treatment. 5 control group patients underwent only conventional therapy, 5 others conventional + placebo PEMF treatment. After 2-weeks treatment, bulge healing rate was as follows: under PEMF 85% excellent and 15% very good healing; in the placebo group, 80% no improvement and 20% poor improvement; in the control group, 60% no improvement and 40% poor improvement. PEMF is strongly advised as a modern, uninvasive therapy of great efficiency.
A.V. Alekseenko et al.: ‘Use of PEMF Combined with Galvanization and Tissue Electrophoresis in the Treatment of Trophic Ulcers,’ Klein Khir (7-8), 1993, pp. 31-34. – PEMF was investigated on 86 patients with skin ulcers. On the basis of the study results, the author recommends the use of PEMF for skin ulcers on the lower extremities.
Stiller, Pak, Shupack, Thaler, Kenny, Jondreau; NY University Medical Centre, British Journal of Dermatology, 127 (2), 1992. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled multi-centre study assessed the clinical efficacy and safety of PEMF in the healing of recalcitrant, predominantly venous leg ulcers. For 8 weeks a portable device was used at home for 3 h daily as an adjunct to a wound dressing. Wound surface area, ulcer depth and pain intensity were assessed. 50% of the ulcers in the active group healed or markedly improved vs. 0% in the placebo group. 0% of the active group worsened vs. 54% of the placebo group (P < 0.001). PEMF is a safe and effective adjunct to non-surgical therapy for leg ulcers.
M. Quittan et al.: “A good indication for Pulsating Electromagnetic Field,” University Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, AKH Vienna, 1998, ÖZPMR. – The author analysed 22 randomized controlled double blind studies in conjunction with disturbed and normal bone healing. The result: with regard to bone healing, the efficacy of therapeutic pulsed magnetic field can be regarded as proven.
K.L. Grace et al.: “The Effects of PEMF on Fresh Fracture Healing: Osteochondral Repair in the Rate Femoral Groove,” Department of Orthopaedics, UMDS, London Orthopaedics, March 1998, 21 (3), pp. 297-302. – This study shows that PEMF causes an early vascular reaction in bone and wound healing and thus promote bone growth.
G. M. Pennington, D.L. Danley, M.H. Sumko, A. Bucknell, J.H. Nelson: “Pulsed Non-thermal, High-frequency Electromagnetic Energy (Diapulse) in the Treatment of Grade 1 and Grade 2 Ankle Sprains,” Mil. Med. 1993 Feb. 158 (2): 101-4, 1993. – This randomised double blind study shows that in first and second degree ankle injuries, the treatment time is significantly shortened under the influence of pulsating PEMF, pain and swelling are eliminated rapidly, so that resumption of training is possible.
V.A. Lebennikov et al.: ‘First Experience in Using a PEMF in Treating Cancer Patient.’ – This study investigated the effects of a whole-body treatment with PEMF in patients who had cancer and had to have surgery. It found a definite improvement in the immune system and in the postoperative recovery phase.
J. Walker et al.: ‘Enhancement of Functional Recovery Following a Crush Lesion to the Rat Sciatic Nerve by Exposure to Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields,’ Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, Lexington. Exp Neurol, 1994 February, 125 (2): 302:5. – This study showed that pulsating electromagnetic fields are capable of improving regeneration of the nerve axon by 22%. This study confirms that PEMF is an appropriate method for functional recovery after a nerve injury. R.A. Zienowicz et al.: ‘A Multivariate Approach to the Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Transection Injury: the role of electromagnetic field therapy,’ University of Massachusetts Medical School, Berkshire Medical Centre, Pittsfield, Plast Reconstr Surg 1991 January, 87 (1): 122-9. – In this study, various combinations with PEMF were investigated. The results were so impressive that the author concluded that PEMF should be included in the fixed treatment programs after nerve injuries and surgery.
O. Vassilenko, N.F. Vassilenko: ‘Use of Extremely High Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation for Treating Peripheral Neuritis,’ Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 8-13 June 1997, Bologna, Italy. – Patients suffering from peripheral neuritis received electromagnetic therapy on acupuncture points. In 87% of the case, this treatment yielded a complete recovery of the patients.
F.M. Longo et al.: ‘PEMF Influences NGF Activity and Levels Following Sciatic Nerve Transection,’ Journal of Neuroscience Research, 55, pp. 230-237, 1999. - The nerve growth factor (NGF) is stimulated by PEMF.
C.A Bassett: ‘Beneficial Effects of Electro Magnetic Fields,’ Journal of Cell Biochem, 51 (4), April 1993. - Bassett describes the clinical benefits of PEMF in various diseases and emphasizes the positive effect on nerve regeneration in particular.
Ito, C.A Bassett: ‘Effect of Weak, Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields on Neural Regeneration in the Rat,’ Clin ORthop (181), December 1983, pp. 283-290. – This controlled study reports on the use of pulsating electro magnetic fields in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries and shows that PEMF has proven to be a suitable means of supportive therapy.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis):
R. Sandyk: 1994 and 1997, reported on the treatment of various syndromes in conjunction with multiple sclerosis. Improvement of speech and language disorders, reading problems, chronic ataxia (movement disorders), the acute Parkinsonism syndrome, trembling, word flow, visual memory, disturbances in sensitivity and motor action have been documented in various case reports published in the well known journal International Journal of Neurosci. Low frequency, pulsating magnetic fields with extremely low intensities (picostesla) led to definite improvements.
Sieron et al.: ‘PEMF in the Complex Treatment of Neurological Diseases,’European Bioelectromagnetics Association, 3rd International Congress, 29 February – 3 March 1996, Nancy, France. – The results of this double blind, placebo-controlled study shows that treatment with pulsed electromagnetic fields has positive clinical effects on patients with multiple sclerosis.
Bardasano et al.: ‘Extracranial Device for Noninvasive Neurological Treatments with PEMF, ‘Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 1997, Bologna, Italy. -This study shows that the use of pulsed electromagnetic fields in the Pikotesla range yielded a definite clinical improvement in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
M.S. George et al.: ‘Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation: A neuro-psychiatric Tool for the 21st Century,’ Journal of Neuropsychiatry Clin neurosci, 8 (4), Fall 1996, pp. 373-382. -Trans-crainal magnetic stimulation leads to definite improvements in symptoms of Parkinsonian patients, especially depression.
R.A. Drolet: ‘Rhumart Therapy: A Noninvasive Cell Regeneration Ion and Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Using LF-EM Fields,’ Bioelectromagnetics Society, 4th Annual Meeting. - A variety of applications of PEMF were listed in several international studies. The pain-relieving effects, improved circulation in the skin, improved wound healing and the soothing effect are especially important.
Weinberger et al.: “Treatment of Experimental Inflammatory Synovitis with Continuous Magnetic Field,” 1st Journal of Med Sci, 32(12), December 1996, pp. 1197-1201. – This study investigates the effects of PEMF on inflammation of the joint capsule in rats. The result shows a definite anti-inflammatory effect of PEMF. A.A. Pilla: “State of the Art in Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapeutics: soft Tissue Applications,” Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, June 8-13, 1997, Bologna, Italy. – This study provides information on the positive influence on pain and swelling in the area of the joints and bursa using PEMF.
M.J. McLean et al.: “Treatment of Wrist Pain in the Workplace with a Static Magnetic Device – Interim Report of a Clinical Trial,” Second World Congress for Electricity and magnetism in biology and Medicine, June 8-23, 1997, Bologna, Italy. – This double blind, placebo-controlled study investigates the effects of PEMF in carpal tunnel syndrome. The results show a definite improvement in pain without any side effects.
F. Sartucci et al.: “Human Exposure to Pulsating Electromagnetic Fields Produces Changes in Pain Perception and Pain-related Somatosensory Evoked Potentials,” Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 8-13 June 1997, Bologna, Italy. – This double blind placebo-controlled study investigates the effects of low intensity pulsating magnetic fields on pain patients. A definite reduction in the perception of pain. Measurements have shown that fewer pain stimuli are relayed to the brain.
R.A. Drolet: ‘Thumart Therapy: A non-Invasive Cell Regeneration Ion and Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Using Electromagnetic Fields,’ Bioelectromagnetics Society, 4th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. – The positive anti-inflammatory, cell-regenerating, sedative and pain-relieving effects of PEMF are described.
V.I. Kovalchuk, et al., ‘Use of Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields in Clinical Practice,’ Fizicheskaia Medtizina, 4 (1-2), 1994, p. 87. – The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of PEMF are emphasized.
S.G. Ivanov: ‘The Comparative Efficacy of Non-drug and Drug Methods of Treating Hypertension,’ Ter Arkh, 1993 – This double blind, placebo-controlled study reports on successful treatment of dizziness caused mainly by hypertension with PEMF.
Poor blood circulation:
Y.B. Kirillov et al.: “Magnetotherapy in Obliterating Vascular Diseases of the Lower Extremities,” Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult (3), May-June 1992, pp. 14-17. – In this study the authors report on the positive results of PEMF in patients with occlusive diseases of the smallest arteries. This positive effect is especially marked in pre-gangrene patients. The success rate is 75-82%.
N. Haimovici: “PEMF in Clinic and Research,” Herder Clinic, Bremen, Therapiewoche [Therapy week], 31, 1981 pp. 7317-7330. – Of the 2081 patients treated with low-frequency pulsating magnetic fields in this clinic and as outpatients, 253 cases involved arterial and venous circulation disorders. These tests yielded positive results.
Strengthens the immune system:
M.R. Scarfi et al.: ‘Exposure to 100Hz Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Increases Micronucleus Frequency and Cell Proliferation in Human Lymphocytes,’ Bioelectrochem. – Bioenerg. 43/1 (77-81) 1997. – The experimental research on which this article is based shows the increased lymphocyte activity in fighting off infections and also proves at the same time that there is no genetic damage.
M. B. Mritskhulava et al.: ‘The Action of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on the Antiviral Protection of Cells,’ Vopr-Kurortol-Fizioter Lec Fiz Kult. 1991 September – October (5): 3-5. – This study investigates and documents the virus-protective effect of the magnetic fields.
Menstrual pain/ pain in menopause:
W.A. Jorgensen et al.: ‘Electrochemical Therapy of Pelvic Pain: Effects of PEMF on Tissue Trauma,’ European Journal of Surgery. Supplement (574) 1994, p. 83-86. – This study performed in one of the largest pain Centers in the world investigated the effect of PEMF on patients with pain in the gynecological area due to a wide variety of causes. Most of these women were suffering from dysmenorrheal, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, as well as infections of the lower urinary tract. 90% of the patients experienced a big improvement to complete freedom from pain, usually without additional medication.