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AMwaves Wellness is pleased to announce the introduction of new equipment that will revolutionize your practice. It's the future of Physiotherapy.
It is a combination of
1) PEMF Therapy
2) HV Micro Currents Therapy
3) Far infrared Therapy .
What is PEMF Therapy
P.E.M.F stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields.It is a revolutionary , invisible & Non invasive therapy .It is a very efficient and simple therapy method,and is administered by influencing the patient either generally or locally with a magnetic field packed in impulse bundles. Invisible magnetic field lines permeate all cells in the body simultaneously, down to the cellular level, reaching parts of the body that cannot be influenced efficiently with other methods.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is based on decades of worldwide research carried out by well known scientists. The pulsating magnetic field has a high biological effectiveness. Benefits of PEMF therapy have been published in more than 10000 scientific papers & have been demonstrated through more than 2000 University level double-blind medical studies.
Millions of treatments have already been successfully done with PEMF systems in more than 80 countries worldwide and proved to be very effective in a wide range of conditions including Pain, Bone healing, Arthritis, Depression etc.
PEMF waves have the capacity of reaching into the body and healing an imbalance without touching anything. No other form of therapy achieves deep tissue treatment. It can be used even over Plaster cast since magnetic fields permeate all materials. It can also be used with plates & fixators because no damaging heat is produced in the implants.
PEMF therapy provides deep tissue penetration increasing inter-cellular fluids flow, reducing pain and inflammation, while accelerating tissue healing. This is the essence of energy medicine. These “waves” are the future medicine. It means that you will see magnetic fields as a form of energy medicine, being used more and more in the future to heal problems that medicines can’t or haven’t been able to do.
PEMF is not just another temporary solution that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It is unique because it energizes the cells to support the body’s natural healing process. As a result patients heal much better & faster.
A long clinical observation of PEMF therapy has proved that this kind of therapy has no side-effects practically with all diseases, successfully combines with traditional, surgical, physiotherapeutic, and other methods.
The US FDA accepted the use of PEMF devices in the healing of non-union bone fractures in 1979, urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation in 1998, and depression and anxiety in 2006. Israel has accepted the use of PEMF devices in for migraine headaches. Canada has accepted PEMF devices for several uses. The European Union has many acceptances for the use of PEMF therapy in many areas including healing and recovery from trauma degeneration and the treatment of the pain associated with these conditions.
How P.E.M.F therapy works :
PEMF's are extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields with a range from 0.25 Hz to 50 Hz.PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through tissue, whereby each magnetic pulse induces tiny electrical signals that stimulate and provide a virtual massage for the cells.
Mitochondria the "powerhouses" of the cell are able to absorb PEMF’s electromagnetic energy which then activates a series of reactions to increase and store more cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).By increasing energy available in this readily accessible form, PEMF electromagnetic energy is able to greatly stimulate the biological function of cells, tissue, and systems and even raise overall vital energy throughout the individual.
Overall Process :
Energy potentials absorbed by the body
Stimulates cells activities & metabolism
Increase blood circulation & oxygenation
Initiate Detoxification process
Promote muscle relaxation
Accelerate body’s self-healing mechanism
There are in excess of 10,000 published scientific papers about the effects of PEMF therapy.
PEMF has been proven to
- Repair damaged and diseased tissue
- Decreased pain
- Reduced inflammation, swelling, and irritation
- Increased range of motion
- Faster functional recovery
- Reduced muscle loss after surgery
- Increased tensile strength in ligaments
- Faster healing of skin wounds
- Enhanced capillary formation
- Acceleration of nerve regeneration
- Decreased tissue necrosis.
- Increase the cellular level of oxygen absorption up to 200%
- Enhance the synthesis of protein in the cells
- Improves circulation by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries
- Stimulates endorphins, serotonin, and the body’s natural healing process
- Works as a catalyst to increase bone density and muscle mass
- Energy to Cells
- Cell Hydration
- Bone Density
- Lean Muscle Mass
- Range of Motion
- Immune System
- Nerve and Muscle Response
PEMF Therapy and the physiotherapist
The therapeutic effect of the application of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) has at last received worldwide recognition, although for a long time many practitioners saw it only as an aid to fracture union. Research has now shown that it has the potential to improve a wide range of conditions, although few understood just how it achieved its effectiveness. Extensive research has since been carried out to determine the mechanism by which this occurs. For the physiotherapist, presented with a wide range of clinical problems, PEMF therapy is an invaluable aid to the clinic.
Resolution of soft tissue injuries
Over the past few years, research has shown that its effectiveness is at the cellular level. One significant outcome of this is the effect it has on soft tissue injuries. As early as 1940 it was suggested that magnetic fields might influence membrane permeability. It has since been established that magnetic fields can influence ATP (Adenosine Tri-phosphate) production; increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients via the vascular system; improve the removal of waste via the lymphatic system; and help to re-balance the distribution of ions across the cell membrane.
Healthy cells in tissue have a membrane potential difference between the inner and outer membrane. This causes a steady flow of ions through its pores. In a damaged cell the potential is raised and an increased and increased sodium inflow occurs. As a result, interstitial fluid is attracted to the area, resulting in swelling and oedema.
The application of PEMF to damaged cells accelerates the re-establishment of normal potentials (Sansaverino) increasing the rate of healing and reducing swelling. This can help to disperse bruising also.
Pulsed magnetic field therapy has been shown to bring about a reduction of pain, which again is due to action at the cellular level. Pain is transmitted as an electric signal, which encounters gaps at intervals along its path. The signal is transferred in the form of a chemical signal across the synaptic gap and this is detected by receptors on the post-synaptic membrane. A charge of about -70mV exists across the inner and outer membranes, but when a pain signal arrives it raises this to +30mV. This action causes channels to open in the membrane, triggering the release of a chemical transmitter and allowing ions to flow into the synaptic gap. The cell then re-polarizes to its previous resting level.
Research by Warnke suggests that PEMF Therapy affects the quiescent potential of the membrane, lowering it to a hyper-polarized level of -90mV. Transmission is effectively blocked since the pain signal is unable to raise the potential to the level required to trigger the release of the chemical transmitter.
Effects on fracture repair
Acceptance of magnetic fields in medicine came about foremost in the field of orthopedics. Low frequency and low intensity fields have been used extensively for the treatment of non-union fractures. By 1979 this method was approved in the USA as a safe and effective treatment for non-union fractures; for failed arthroses; and for congenital pseudo-arthroses. According to Bassett this method has been used by more than 6,000 surgeons.
The success rate was over 80% for tibial lesions. No patient suffered complications and biological side effects included improved healing and increased neural function. In-depth research carried out to investigate this, shows that magnetic fields influence the process of bone formation in the intercellular medium. Madronero showed that bone healing was promoted by means of the influence of the magnetic field on the crystal formation of calcium salts.
The value of pulsed magnetic field therapy has been shown to cover a wide range of conditions, with well-documented trials carried out by hospitals, rheumatologists and physiotherapists. For example, the department of rheumatology at Addenbrookes Hospital carried out investigations into the use of PMFT for the treatment of persistent rotator cuff tendinitis. The treatment was applied to patients who had symptoms refractory to steroid injection and other conventional treatments. At the end of the trial, 65% of these were symptom free, with 18% of the remainder being greatly improved.
Lau (School of Medicine, Loma University, USA) reported on the application of PEMF Therapy to the problems of diabetic retinopathy. Patients were treated over a 6-week period, 76% of the patients had a reduction in the level of numbness and tingling. All patients had a reduction of pain, with 66% reporting that they were totally pain-free. Many research studies, including Lau, reported on the application of PEMF Therapy for conditions such as sports injuries and for patients with joint and spinal problems. Although these are too numerous to mention individually, in almost every instance there was a reduction, if not complete resolution of symptoms. Soft tissue injuries and joint pains tended to be resolved within 5 days of treatment. Patients with cervical problems and low back pain were also successfully treated, whereas previous treatment with ice, traction and other therapies had been unsuccessful. In yet another trial, the effect of applying PEMF to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis was investigated (Geseo) 70% of sufferers had a reduction of weakness, pain and spasticity, with 50% reporting improvement of their bladder incontinence. Through the evaluation of hundreds of research papers, a number of points have been established regarding PEMF: The field must be pulsed, with low frequency to achieve the best effect.
Different conditions require different frequency programs. For example, 5Hz causes vasoconstriction whilst 10Hz and above causes vasodilatation. Biological effectiveness is achieved in just 10 minutes for most injuries, so that long treatment sessions are not required. When used at the correct level there are no recorded side effects.
NASA and PEMF
NASA has been testing the effect of PEMF as a countermeasure for bone loss and muscular degeneration encountered by astronauts on long space missions.
NASA's Long Association with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Which was PROVEN by NASA to be the most effective for healing, regeneration and pain relief
It is well established that NASA (as well as the Russian Space Program) have long recognized the critical importance of maintaining the health of astronauts in space, using PEMF. In 2009, NASA was awarded a US patent - US 7,601,114 B2 - for their research on PEMF. As an adjunct to the NASA tissue repair patent, pulsed magnetic fields were also used to stimulate the growth of stem cells.
NASA discovered that the benefits of low frequency, low intensity, rapidly varying PEMF includes better healing and regeneration of damaged or diseased tissue, greater cell longevity, accelerated cell growth, improved cellular voltage (mainly observed in nerve cells), upregulation of genes related to collagen production, cell restoration and growth
This study is a landmark in proving the efficacy of PEMF therapy on human cells for healing, growth and regeneration, specifically human nerve cells. These findings confirm that the human body needs frequencies and intensities close to what the earth provides, along with a rapidly varying waveform.
High Voltage Micro currents
Micro currents of the high electric potential indirectly affects the minerals in the blood by forming a thick layer of negative ions around the conductor. This action normalizes the blood pH buffing.
The proteins, fats, carbohydrates and other types of nourishment in the form of food liquids are absorbed inside the body and converted into acids. These acids badly damage the arteries and internal organs; therefore, it is important to regulate the blood pH level to keep it in an alkaline state.
With negative electric potential, the amount of calcium and sodium ions increases in the serum that makes the blood become base. Potassium from the serum entering the cell Increases cell vitality.
With an alkaline pH, the cells are separated, the free membrane surface is increased thus oxygen exchange is boosted.
Overall benefits: -
- The movement of electrolytes becomes normal
- The autonomic nervous system stabilizes quickly
- The supply of body fluids in injured location becomes harmonious
- Increase in calcium and calcium ions in the blood
- Changes acidified blood to base
- Stimulates sensory receptors
- Generates active electrical potential in the nerve fibers
- Stimulates the hypothalamus and the hypophysis
- Activate and maximize the efficiency of healing hormone secretion, the immune system and the autonomous nervous system
Far infra-Red waves (FIR)
Since ancient times, people have believed that exposure to sunshine can maintain and even enhance health.Far Infrared light is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum & can be experienced as heat.Heat potentials has long been used as a remedy for muscle stiffness, aches and pains.
FIR resonance helps to remove toxins, breaks down cellulite, which are often at the core of many health problems. It also helps further to stimulate enzyme activity & metabolism process of acquiring nutrients from the blood and excreting waste out of the body.
When arteries become thickened and roughened by deposits of fat, fibrin, calcium and cellular debris, it lessens the arteries ability to expand and contract, and slows the blood movement through narrowed channels. These conditions make it easier for blood clots to form, blocking the arteries and stopping blood flow completely.
FIR heat has a vasodilatation effect, which expands the capillaries. This helps to stimulate increased blood flow & initiates the process to dissolve hidden toxins.
Excess FAT is also a root cause for many diseases. Excessive Fat around cells acts as insulator and hampers electric functionality of the cells. FIR heat is capable of penetrating deep into the human body. It gently elevates the body’s surface temperature to 43°C where body’s subcutaneous FAT melts off like butter & is removed from the body.
Far Infrared technology is generating outstanding results and is rapidly gaining worldwide recognition and acclaim: The benefits of FIR technology are truly phenomenal beyond the initial feelings of well being and relaxation.
The following information has been summarized from Chapter 9 of Therapeutic Heat and Cold, Fourth Edition, Editors Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin, or concluded from data gathered there. Generally it is accepted that FIR heat produces the following desirable therapeutic effects:
1. Infrared heat increases the extensibility of collagen tissues.
Tissues heated to 45 degrees Celsius and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about0.5 to 0.9 percent that persists after the stretch is removed. This does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures.
Therefore 20 stretching sessions can produce a 10 to 18percentage increase in length of tissues heated and stretched. Stretching of tissue in the presence of heat would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, fasciae, and synoviurn that have become scarred, thickened, or contracted. Such stretching at 45 degrees Celsius caused much less weakening in stretched tissues for a given elongation than a similar elongation produced at normal tissue temperatures.
.Experiments cited clearly showed low-force stretching could produce significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises. This is safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
2. Infrared heat decreases joint stiffness.
There was a 20 percent decrease in rheumatoid finger joint stiffness at 45 degrees Celsius as compared with 33 degrees Celsius, which correlated perfectly to both subjective and objective observation of stiffness. Speculation has it that any stiffened joint and thickened connective tissues may respond in a similar fashion.
3. Infrared heat relieves muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms have long been observed to be reduced through the use of heat, be they secondary to underlying skeletal, joint, or neuropathological conditions. This result is possibly produced by the combined effect of heat on both primary and secondary afferent nerves from spindle cells and from its effects on Golgi tendon organs. The results produced demonstrated their peak effect within the therapeutic temperature range obtainable with radiant heat.
4. Infrared heat treatment leads to pain relief.
Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary spasms. Pain is also at times related to ischemia (lack of blood supply) due to tension or spasm that can be improved by the hyperemia that heat induced vasodilatation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves.
Heat may lead to both increased endorphin production and a shutting down of the so-called "spinal gate" of Melzack and Wall, each of which can reduce pain. Localized infrared therapy using lamps tuned is used for the treatment and relief of pain by several physiotherapists & medical institutes.
5. Infrared heat increases blood flow
Heating one area of the body produces reflex-modulated vasodilators in distant-body areas, even in the absence of a change in core body temperature. Heat one extremity and the contra lateral extremity also dilates; heat a forearm and both lower extremities dilate; heat the front of the trunk and the hand dilates.
Heating muscles produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Temperature elevation also produces an increased blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries,arterioles, and venules, probably through direct action on their smooth muscles. The release of bradykinin, released as a consequence of sweat-gland activity, also produces increased blood flow and vasodilatation.
Whole-body hyperthermia, with a consequent core temperature elevation, further induces vasodilatation via a hypothalamic-induced decrease in sympathetic tone on the arteriovenous anastomoses.
6. Toxic Cleansing With Far Infrared (FIR) Waves
"One of the reasons FIR has beneficial a result in a variety of illnesses is the ability of FIR waves to remove toxins, which are often at the core of many health problems. Toxins that cannot be removed immediately after they enter the body are encapsulated by clusters of water. Blood circulation becomes blocked and the cellular energy impaired where these toxins accumulate. However, when a FIR wave is applied to water molecules containing toxins, the water begins to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds of the atoms that are holding together the molecules of water. As the breakdown of the water molecules occurs, encapsulated gases and other toxic materials are released.
How FIR therapy works
- FIR waves reach into cells and create water molecule resonance.
- The waves then produce atomic molecule resonance.
- Energy conversion occurs through absorption.
- It enters through the subcutaneous cell layer.
- Temperature is elevated.
- Capillary dilation takes place.
- Stagnant blood and congested toxins are excreted.
- Cells are activated.
- Organ cells are repaired and protected.
Therapeutic Effects of Far Infrared Heat
- Increases blood flow by promoting dilation of the micro-circulatory system of capillaries.
- Improves lymph flow and assists in the reduction of swelling and inflammation.
- Reduces muscle spasms as muscle fibers are heated.
- Removes toxins and promotes the killing of bacteria and virus.
- Stimulates enzyme activity and metabolism.
- Reduces soreness through direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and peripheral nerves.
- Regenerates damaged tissue.
- Strengthening and rejuvenating healthy cells.
- Promotes the adhesion and osmosis of water molecules across the cellular membrane.
- Attracts calcium ions to the cellular membrane.
- Reduces acidity.
- Stimulates white blood cell production & Enhances the immune system
- Balancing and stimulating the Autonomic Nervous System.
Far infrared & Health conditions
Psoriasis and other skin conditions: According to many forms of holistic medicine, psoriasis and many other skin disorders actually originate in the liver. When certain toxins are ingested, the liver does not have the ability to break down, metabolize and excrete the toxins. The toxins are sent to the skin for elimination via sweat.
When the toxins hit the cells just below the skin, the body overproduces skin cells by a factor of 10,000. The toxins come out on the dead skin cells. By sweating regularly and profusely, the toxins are eliminated via the sweat and sebaceous glands as opposed to through the shedding of skin. The dramatic increase in circulation to the skin that comes with infrared waves is also a major factor in toning, tightening and rejuvenating the skin.
Weight Issues : Weight loss from perspiration is quickly regained. However, being in a hyperthermic state due to the increased core body temperature increases blood circulation, especially to the capillaries, converts fat and increases heart rate. It is possible to burn 300 - 600 calories in a single session. Some proponents claim that a 30-minute session is equivalent to jogging or rowing for thirty minutes.The removal of heavy metals that were contributing to metabolic imbalance and weight gain can also improve the basal metabolic rate and normalize body weight. The decrease of toxins stored in the subcutaneous fat goes a long way towards increasing a feeling of lightness in the body and willingness to exercise. Also increasing circulation and oxygenation to the glands improves their health and their ability to keep the body balanced.
Heart Disease: Studies done at the Mayo Clinic in the 1990's were performed on 37 congestive heart failure patients. All 37 displayed improvement and some even got off their medications after 6 weeks of low heat infrared therapy.
Arthritis: FAR infrared waves heat penetrates deeply into the joints and muscles to break up lactic acid deposits and to increase circulation to the joint capsules, which accelerates soft tissue repair and increases the suppleness, flexibility and pliability of the connective tissue.
Fibromyalgia (chronic pain disorder): Many holistic doctors and more and more traditional medical doctors are beginning to believe that these types of patients have a very large toxic burden. It is also the case that for many of them, the liver (the major detoxification organ) and the kidneys (the major organ of filtration and excretion) are not functioning optimally. Oftentimes when their toxic load begins to lighten up, many of their symptoms begin to decrease. The infrared heat is invaluable for accelerating heavy metal and petrochemical excretion.
Overall benefits of the combination
This the first opportunity we have had to apply all the 3 therapies i.e. PEMF + High voltage Micro currents + FIR in a single device.
1. Increased Cell Membrane Voltage activates the sodium/potassium pump allowing :
- Regeneration of cellular energy and increased body energy.
- Improvement of oxygen, Vitality and Cell Function.
- Activates Oxidoreductase enzymes to change acid to alkaline.
2. Improvement of Blood Circulation due to Vasodilatation allowing:
- Capillaries to receive more oxygen (up to 30% by study – Pargon 1967, Peraira 1967)
- Reduction of blood flow resistance returning to the heart.
- Can lower Blood Pressure.
- Can increase Detoxification.
- Improved Nutrient Supply and improved Nutrient Supplement utilization.
- Accelerate Healing of wounds.
- Increased performance in Sports Competition.
- Clearer Mental Performance, Focus, & Concentration.
3. Release of Calcium: (a messenger substance) by:
- Increasing metabolism.
- Reduction of Vascular Function.
- Balances Cortisol and Adrenalin - relieving stress.
- Regulates the Adrenalin receptors from becoming Adrenalin Resistant.
- Activates the Insulin Receptors (balances insulin better).
- Improves the Nerve Function in Balance.
- Activates Macrophages and T Cell (Study Carson 1990).
- Helps Back, Muscle, & Spinal Column Therapy.
4. Triggers the Spleen and Bone Marrow to Increase Calcium by:
- Helps to have stronger Bones & Eliminates Osteoporosis.
- As we get older, the bones resist PTH from the parathyroid gland (Thyroid) to make more bone-forming cells. Negative fields increase this function
5. Shortens recovery & repair time for Athletes, & Disability by:
- Strengthening muscles, bones, tendons, & ligaments.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Great for Rheumatism, Arthritis, Bruises, Fractures, Muscle & Nerve Tension.
- Reduces Risk of Injury and regeneration of injured cells.
6. Pain Relief by:
- Interrupting transmission of Pain stimulus to the brain.
- Relieves Muscle Tension, leg cramps. Spasms.
7. Improves the Function of the Stomach and Intestines through:
- Regulation of Plexus Myenterium by increasing Digestion activity.
- Increase in Metabolism.
- Increased Weight loss and building Muscle Mass.
8. Increases Collagen by:
- Stimulating the Fibroblasts.
- Increases the activity of connective tissue cells.
- Increases Nerve & Skin regeneration
Device Features :
- Small & Easy to Use “Plug & Play ” Portable Device
- Latest Digital Technology.
- No Electrodes , Stickers or Probes
- Quad coil applicator for effective & easy therapy dose
- 24 fundamental healing frequencies preset programs
- 9 levels of dose durations
- Works over Clothing - Whole body benefits
- Simple non-invasive 20 minute session.
- Physician assistants can administer the therapies
- Hands free – No manual operation
- Session ends automatically with an audible beep
- Safe & Drug Free