Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

06/16/2017 04:16 am ET Updated Jun 16, 2017

Something that will make a huge difference to those with Parkinson’s Disease, Magnetic Stimulation therapy more accurately known as Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy has been under continuous research worldwide since more than three decades.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (Magnetic Stimulation Therapy) for Parkinson’s Disease
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (Magnetic Stimulation Therapy) for Parkinson’s Disease

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is noninvasive and painless, it uses a device to generate electromagnetic fields to heal broken bones, heal chronic wounds, treat depression as well as control and manage degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

How PEMF Therapy works

All the cells in the body produce electromagnetic fields and communicate with each other via electromagnetic frequencies. Disruption of this electromagnetic energy of the cells leads to impairment of cellular metabolism and interruption of cellular communication which results into disease. Various Magnetic Stimulation Therapy devices produce electromagnetic fields of different waveform, frequency and amplitude depending on their intended use. This electromagnetic field is delivered to the cells where it stimulates chemical and electrical processes in the cells and hence restores health. The magnetic energy produced can be little or strong. Low energy is used in promoting cellular health and bone healing. High energy is used in recovery of trauma, post surgery procedures and for improvement of degenerative diseases.

PEMF Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

PEMF therapy works well for Parkinson's disease, which is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by difficulty in walking, slow movement and rigidity of limbs. Cognitive, behavioral and emotional problems develop as the disease progresses. It is caused by death of dopamine generating cells leading to motor problems.

Conventional treatment for Parkinson’s Disease involves use of drugs to stimulate dopamine receptors. However, these drugs have adverse side effects such as psychosis, accumulation of fluid around the heart, Fibrotic reactions among others. Besides, they become ineffective with time.

PEMF Therapy for Parkinsons has proved to be a safe alternative by reversing the damage on neurons and neural receptors. Neurons are electrically stimulated cells that transmit information through electrical and chemical signals leading to smooth execution of motor and sensory functions.

PEMF devices pass an electromagnetic stimulation that has a particular frequency through the neurons and brain cells, thereby restoring them to their normal functioning frequency by making them perform more efficiently.

A significant electromagnetic force is employed to penetrate deep into the skull and stimulate the brain tissue to function efficiently. There is increased ATP in the brain and endocrine tissues after Magnetic Stimulation therapy or PEMF which increases their function. Also, PEMF therapy treats Depression which is a major cause of Parkinson's disease (approximately 40%).

Advantages of Magnetic Stimulation therapy over other methods in treatment of Parkinson's disease:

- It is safe with no adverse side effects

- Leads to increased intelligence

- Boosts mental clarity and improves the thinking process

- Helps achieve deep sleep

- Has anti-depression effects

Benefits of PEMF therapy include:

- Management of post surgical pain and oedema

- Treatment of bone fractures and chronic wounds

- Improves energy and circulation

- Regulation of blood pressure and cholesterol levels

- Facilitates vasodilation

- Alleviation of pain and inflammation

PEMF therapy has recently gained popularity and now PEMF devices are easily available online. They have become even simpler to use, with the EarthPulse showcasing measured effects of PEMF therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.


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