Gastroduodenitis Studied With PEMF ElectroMagnetic Therapy
This controlled study examined the effects of sinusoidally modulated currents (100 Hz) coupled with conventional therapy in children suffering from chronic gastroduodenitis. Children received 8-10 exposures lasting between 6 and 10 minutes. Results showed that the treatment reduced inflammation in 72 percent of patients relative to just a 45-percent rate among controls. About 77 percent of treatment patients experienced elimination of gastro-esophageal and duodenogastral refluxes, compared to 29 percent of controls.
O.V. Bukanovich, et al., “Sinusoidally-Modulated Currents in the Therapy of Chronic Gastroduodenitis in Children,” Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult, 2, 1996, . 22-26.
This article reviews the use of magneto therapy in Czechoslovakia. Noting that this modality has been used for more than a decade, the author states that magneto therapy has been shown to be effective in treating rheumatic diseases, sinusitis, enuresis, and ischemic disorders of the 7 findings have also been shown with respect to multiple sclerosis and degenerative diseases of the retina.
J. Jerabek, “Pulsed Magneto therapy in Czechoslovakia–A Review,” Rev Environ Health, 10(2), April-June 1994, . 127-134.
This review article claims that over a quarter of a million patients worldwide with chronically ununited fractures have experienced beneficial results from treatment with pulsed electromagnetic fields. In addition, the author cites studies pointing to the treatment’s efficacy with respect to other conditions such as nerve regeneration; wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
C.A. Bassett, “Beneficial Effects of Electromagnetic Fields,” Journal of Cell Biochem, 51(4), April 1993, p. 387-393.
This review article notes that low-intensity millimeter waves have been used for treating a wide variety of medical conditions in the former Soviet Union since 1977, with more than a million patients treated and more than a thousand treatment centers in existence. This therapy has been approved for widespread use the Russian Ministry of Health, and over 300 scientific publications have described its effects. A typical course of treatment involves 10-15 daily exposures ranging from 15 to 60 minutes each.
A.G. Pakhomov, “Millimeter Wave Medicine in Russia: A Review of Literature,” Infrared Lasers and Millimeter Waves Workshop: The Links Between Microwaves and Laser Optics, January 21-22, 1997, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.
This review article notes that low-frequency electromagnetic therapy has been used for a variety of purposes. Those specifically identified the author include cell growth promotion, pain reduction, improved blood circulation, bone repair, increased wound healing, sedative effects, enhanced sleep, and arthritic relief.
R.A. Drolet, “Rhumart Therapy: A Non-invasive Cell Regeneration Ion and Anti- Inflammatory Therapy Using LF-EM Fields,” Bioelectromagnetics Society, 4th Annual Meeting, 28 June-2 July 1982, Los Angeles, CA, p.45.
This review article notes that treatment with an “Infita” apparatus, used to deliver low-frequency magnetic fields, has been shown to improve general hemodynamics and microcirculation in addition to exhibiting anti-inflammatory, sedative, and analgesic effects in Olympic-level Russian athletes.
A. Zaslavskii, et al., “A Low-frequency Impulse Apparatus for Physical Therapy’Infita’,” Med Tehk, 5, 1994, p.39-41.
This review article cites studies pointing to the efficacy of low-frequency magnetic fields in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including burns, arthritis, fractures, arterial aneurysms, PMS, phantom pain, tuberculosis, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, bronchial asthma, and ulcerated varicose veins, among others.
V.M. Bogoliubov & L.A. Skurikhina, “Therapeutic Application of Constant and Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields,” Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult, (2), 1979, p. 65-72.
This study examined the effects of extremely low frequency magnetic fields in the treatment of a group of 650 patients suffering from a host of various diseases. Treatment consisted 15-25 minute daily exposures 5 days per week over a total of 20-25 days. Most patients experienced improvements after 2-3 exposures. Marked improvements were seen with respect to analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and immune-enhancing effects.
V.I. Kovalchuk, et al., “Use of Extremely-Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields in Clinical Practice,” Fizicheskaia Meditzina, 4(1-2), 1994, p. 87
This review article on the use of pulsed magneto therapy in Czechoslovakia points to its efficacy across a variety of conditions, including joint problems, enuresis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
J. Jerabek, “Pulsed Magneto therapy in Czechoslovakia: A Review,” First World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 14-19 June 1992, Lake Buena Vista, FL, p. 81.