Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Cancer and Pain

An FDA-Approved Cancer Treatment

Novocure™ has a new FDA-approved weapon (NovoTTF-100A System™) for patients and physicians in the battle against cancer (specifically for treating recurrent brain tumors). Microcurrent therapy is a novel anti-mitotic treatment that has been shown to slow or reverse tumor progression by inducing cell death in certain solid tumors. Their microcurrent device will be available for prescription use in the U.S. initially through several noted brain cancer research centers.

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy has been used to treat almost every conceivable human illness or malady, including many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or psoriasis and you don’t have to wait for the FDA to approve this treatment for your kind of cancer. All you have to do is choose among the many options in terms of equipment.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT), also called pulsed magnetic therapy, pulse magnetotherapy, or PEMF, is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, congenital pseudarthrosis and depression. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair.

Many studies have also demonstrated the effectiveness of PEMF in healing soft-tissue wounds, suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain and increase range of motion. The value of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has been shown to cover a wide range of conditions, with well-documented trials carried out by hospitals, rheumatologists, physiotherapists and neurologists. In years past this has been a very expensive form of therapy using sophisticated equipment, but that has all changed.

Frequency specific pulsed electro-magnetic fields (PEMF) are the most effective and cost-efficient option for the widest range of human and veterinary disorders regardless of etiology. PEMF therapy does not treat medical conditions; instead it up-regulates the body’s functions and optimizes the body’s ability to heal itself.

PEMF provides stunning regenerative effects because these magnetic fields result in cells generating so much naturally derived energy that they are able to heal themselves. A magnetic switch turbocharges cellular energy production and reduces oxidative stress .

Dr. William Pawluk. MD, MSc, is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced medical doctors in the field of pulsed electromagnetic therapy and has written extensively about it. He also has a company that sells several products that he claims promote healing with this technology. He says:

Magnetic fields also affect the charge of the cell membrane, which allows membrane channels to open up. These channels are like the doors and windows of a house. By opening cell channels, nutrients are better able to enter the cell, and waste is more easily eliminated from the cell. This helps to rebalance and restore optimum cell function. If you restore enough cells, they will all work more efficiently. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, and those tissues come together to make organs. So, by restoring or maintaining cellular function, you will, in turn, restore or maintain organ function, allowing the entire body to function better. We all know that the body ages over time. Maintaining the function of every individual cell at an optimal level every day is an important part of slowing aging.

Cellular “injury,” the state of a cell when it is not healthy, leads to disease conditions. Magnetic fields protect against cell injury by improving circulation, repair processes and energy, and increasing special stress proteins in the cells. These proteins are used to prevent cell breakdown and wear and tear as well as help speed recovery from injury. Magnetic fields balance cells, tissues and bodily functions at very fundamental levels, even before damage and problems become obvious to you.”

Dr. Pawluk sells 12 different units on his site starting at $350 and up to about $4,000 dollars for professional models. In this essay I am presenting the lower end of the price range. In another chapter I will introduce top-of-the-line equipment that starts at $3,000 and climbs quickly up to $25,000. All of this equipment is helpful and if one is faced with dire medical circumstances and can afford it, it would be wise to investigate this area of medicine.

Low Price Low Power

Though it

is a low powered unit the ActiPatch is a drug-free micro medical device that uses pulsed shortwave therapy to reduce pain and inflammation. Previously, this safe and effective therapy was only available in clinics and hospitals. This new micro device provides extended duration treatment that metabolically stimulates the injured cells to push them through the inflammation and pain phase of healing. The ActiPatch is extremely safe and comfortable to wear. The low-level current that is gently pulsed into damaged tissue is not discernible, even though the device is continuously working to speed up the natural healing process.

A major benefit of the ActiPatch (or any device utilizing microcurrent or PEMF technology) is that it is completely drug-free. Any pain reliever, whether prescribed or over-the-counter, has potential side effects and potential negative impact on a person’s life performance. Pain relievers may cause complications with other medications or worsen a user’s other conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, because they affect the whole body, not just the targeted injured areas.

One of the best things about this device is its price. For only $30 one literally gets 720 hours of pain-relieving, inflammation-reducing therapy by a real medical device. That’s the price for most of the world, but for Americans I am sorry to say it’s not available except for similar products sold to surgeons, the prices for consumers start at over $200 for very similar devices to this 30 dollar patch.

One promising lower cost but higher powered units is this PainSolv machine for $200 dollars. This technology enables patients to administer their own treatment and that has to be one of most important healthcare strategies. More and more patients are looking to non-pharmacological pain management techniques to aid their recovery experience. Pulsing electromagnetic field therapy does not interact with medications but will act in synergy with natural substances that are also life-giving instead of life-destroying, which most pharmaceuticals are, especially those designed for inflammation and pain.

Doctors commonly prescribe medications to help patients manage their discomfort and swelling, but common painkillers have unpleasant side effects such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, confusion, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms.

The ActiPatch is designed to be applied to and treat the immediate area that is injured or swollen. Because there are no known side effects and the patch itself has a low profile once applied, it won’t interfere with your daily life while providing pain relief. Since the ActiPatch is most effective on soft tissue injuries, it is ideal for treatment of common injuries. People suffering from sore backs, sore shoulders, or tennis/ golfer’s elbow will all experience relief with this technology.

Most approaches to pain do not provide continuous therapy to solve inflammation. This type of technology offers a unique mechanism that shuts down the body’s inflammatory response, pushes tissues into a reparative phase through increasing the blood flow, and through signaling the cells to re-communicate and regroup.

This anti-aging and recovery device masquerades as a pulsed electromagnetic sleep machine. It is my latest acquisition and quite possibly the best investment I’ve ever made in my health. It isn’t as expensive as the full body mat systems (that start at around $3000) but is far more powerful. Despite its small size, it provides a wonderful full body treatment through your mattress while it promotes deeper sleep. The beautiful thing about the system is the convenience. You get all the benefit of other full body systems without having to interrupt your daytime schedule. All you do is put the coil(s) under your mattress oriented to any particularly troublesome areas, choose the program, set your timer and quite literally, the system “tunes" your brain rhythm to deep sleep while it works on every cell of your body. For rheumatic type issues, you can apply the magnet at full strength all night directly to the area. They’re base unit is just $699 and they’ll ship anywhere in the world. It’s so small you can put it in a standard briefcase.

Most approaches to pain do not provide continuous therapy to solve inflammation. This type of technology offers a unique mechanism that works over longer duration (all night long, every night) that speeds the inflammatory response, naturally promotes tissue regeneration, gradually reduces, then eradicates the cause of the inflammation. Oriented to bladder or prostate during the night through your mattress will stop (or cut in

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