A magnetotherapy treatment stimulates tissue regeneration by delivering a low-intensity and low-frequency pulsed magnetic field induced by a current flowing through a coil, an electromagnetic energy form. Magnetotherapy consists of reorganizing an area in a state of assumed magnetic disorder, which is the fundamental principle by which the therapeutic effects are believed to occur. Furthermore, PEMF therapy stimulates the body’s natural organic defenses and the reparative processes of tissues.
Magnetic fields provide a therapeutic effect on the body through two main mechanisms:
-Stimulatory of tissue repair processes
-Anti-inflammatory and anti-oedematous
Membranes are like tiny batteries, and their voltage can be measured. Nerve cells have a 90 millivolt potential difference between their inner core and outer membrane, while other cells have a 70 millivolt potential difference. The body feels the effects of electrical tension loss in cells through inflammation, joint pain, and a tendency to heal wounds slowly.
If these cells become ill due to infection, trauma, or any other cause, their energy reserves are depleted, so an unhealthy cell will only, at best, have a voltage of 50-55 millivolts. Necrosis or cell death occurs when this voltage falls below 30 millivolts. By using magnetotherapy, the cells that are deficient in electrical energy can be recharged and regenerated.
Applications of magnetotherapy
Magnetotherapy is widely used to treat musculoskeletal disorders, which are particularly effective when treating posttraumatic symptoms. This therapy, which can reduce healing time significantly, can benefit all types of traumatic events, from small sprains to fractures. Magnetotherapy has also improved bone healing processes and shortened recovery times for patients with bone pathologies.
Magnetotherapy is a first-choice therapeutic method for inflammatory, traumatic or degenerative diseases of the osseous and musculotendinous system, using low-frequency magnetic fields.
Impact on bones
Magnet fields stimulate osteogenesis, blood flow (hypervascularization), and bone strength.
Anti-aging action on tissue
-Improvement in the connective tissue and metabolism of skin
Effects on the peripheral nervous systems
-Hyperpolarization and membrane stabilization of the sodium-potassium pump
-Cell membrane ionic exchanges increase
-Physical and mental performance improved
-Effects of analgesia
-Improvements in the midbrain, the hypothalamus, the reticular formation, adrenals, the spleen, and the liver.
-Sodium-potassium pump effect
-Alteration in membrane permeability
-Muscle spasm resolution
-Potential imbalances between unhealthy and damaged cell membranes are normalized (there are numerous causes of imbalances between the two).
-Acceleration of soft tissue healing processes
For purported health benefits, permanent magnets’ weak magnetic fields are applied to the body. On Healthyline.com, magnets are oriented in different ways to produce different effects.
Magnetic jewelry, bracelets, ankle, knee, and back straps; shoe insoles; mattresses; mats; blankets (blankets with magnets woven into them); magnetic creams; magnetic supplements; plasters/paste magnetized water are available. In general, patients apply on their own.
Electromagnetic therapy, another alternative medicine practice, is similar to this in that it uses weak electromagnetic fields also, but one generated by a source of electric or magnetic current.
It claims to be a relatively safe, non-invasive, 100% natural, and drug-free method. Magnets are claimed to work fast by some manufacturers and even come with warranties on Healthyline.com. A huge number of improvements have been reported in back pain with the use of these products. Magnets have yet to be proven effective, and therefore, few doctors of medicine (MDs) know to prescribe them for spinal disorders.
Considering any new treatment requires discussion with specialists who can present the case for the therapy and those who are against it so that you have a balanced perspective upon which to base your decision.