field therapy (PEMF / rTMS) research on stroke proved pulsed
electromagnetic fields applied as repetitive transcranial
magnetic stimulation (rTMS) improve cell survival after ischemic
shock. Early studies showed 90% reduced ischemic damage and
subsequently up to 90% reduced disability immediately following
stroke event. Thankfully, research in this field has surged in
2013. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy / rTMS works so good
protecting against (and recovering from stroke disability) that
like heart defibrillators, this simple technology should be made
available in the home for those at risk for stroke. ARM
YOURSELF, BECAUSE YOUR DOCTOR SURE ISN'T GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT
IT. If you've already had a stroke, we offer this information
important information to help you get back on your feet as
quickly and effortlessly as is possible.
magnetic stimulation (rTMS / TMS) is a head-centric, very strong
but of short exposure pulsed electromagnetic field
therapy. Research on human subjects repeatedly shows
strong motor and cognitive rehabilitative effects in stroke
participants w/ no adverse side effects. We have many satisfied
clients and contend you can do this better at home with
nightlong sessions than inconvenient & expensive ones. Those
pulsed electromagnetic field / rTMS studies that fail are
red-herring studies designed poorly to reveal no effect or
'reviews' by someone with ulterior motives. Beware the so called
rTMS and pulsed
electromagnetic field studies even 5-10 years post stroke show
measurable improvement and we have seen very satisfactory
effects in these people as well. Based on available research
(see below stroke pulsed electromagnetic field
bibliography) PEMF therapy / rTMS used for stroke in
concert with standard rehabilitative stroke therapy will result
in SUBSTANTIALLY improved outcome over standard rehabilitative
In unrelated studies,
pulsed electromagnetic field therapies have shown clear
neuroprotective and regenerative effects. Ask yourself why
you've never known about it until now...your tax dollars and big
pharma at work.
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RESULTS: Active rTMS resulted in a significant improvement of the motor function performance in the affected hand that lasted for 2 weeks. These effects were not observed in the sham rTMS group (affected and unaffected hand). Furthermore, this increased dose of rTMS is not associated with cognitive adverse effects and/or epileptogenic activity
Therapeutic trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation after acute ischemic stroke.
Khedr EM, Ahmed MA, Fathy N, Rothwell JC. Department of Neurology, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.
Disability scales at the end of the last rTMS session, and 10 days later showed that real rTMS improved patients' scores more than sham.
Improving disability in stroke with RTMS.
Lancet Neurol. 2005 Aug;4(8):454-5. No abstract available (huh?...i wonder what this showed they don't want you to read)
PMID: 16033688 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Semin Speech Lang. 2004 May;25(2):181-91.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a complementary treatment for aphasia.
Following 10 rTMS treatments, significant improvement in naming pictures was observed. This form of rTMS may provide a novel, complementary treatment for aphasia.
Clin Neurophysiol. 2004 May;115(5):1044-51.
Induction of long-term plasticity in human swallowing motor cortex following repetitive cortical stimulation.
SIGNIFICANCE: This might be a useful approach in the motor rehabilitation of dysphagic stroke patients who have damage to sensory projections to the swallowing cortex.
Biol Psychiatry. 2004 Feb 15;55(4):398-405.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as treatment of poststroke depression: a preliminary study.
BACKGROUND: Depression has a significant impact on poststroke recovery and mortality. There are a proportion of patients with poststroke depression (PSD) who do not respond to antidepressants. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) might be a safe and effective alternative in these refractory cases.
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, these preliminary findings suggest that rTMS may be an effective and safe treatment alternative for patients with refractory depression and stroke.
Bioelectromagnetics. 1994;15(3):205-16. Related Articles, Links
Protection against focal cerebral ischemia following exposure to a pulsed electromagnetic field.
Grant G, Cadossi R, Steinberg G.
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, California 94305.
There is evidence that electromagnetic stimulation may accelerate the healing of tissue damage following ischemia. We undertook this study to investigate the effects of low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) exposure on cerebral injury in a rabbit model of transient focal ischemia (2 h occlusion followed by 4 h of reperfusion). PEMF exposure (280 V, 75 Hz, IGEA Stimulator) was initiated 10 min after the onset of ischemia and continued throughout reperfusion (six exposed, six controls). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histology were used to measure the degree of ischemic injury. Exposure to pulsed electromagnetic field attenuated cortical ischemia edema on MRI at the most anterior coronal level by 65% (P < 0.001). On histologic examination, PEMF exposure reduced ischemic neuronal damage in this same cortical area by 69% (P < 0.01) and by 43% (P < 0.05) in the striatum. Preliminary data suggest that exposure to a PEMF of short duration may have implications for the treatment of acute stroke.
J Cell Biochem. 1993 Apr;51(4):387-93. Related Articles, Links
Beneficial effects of electromagnetic fields.
Bioelectric Research Center, Columbia University, Riverdale, New York 10463.
Selective control of cell function by applying specifically configured, weak, time-varying magnetic fields has added a new, exciting dimension to biology and medicine. Field parameters for therapeutic, pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMFs) were designed to induce voltages similar to those produced, normally, during dynamic mechanical deformation of connective tissues. As a result, a wide variety of challenging musculoskeletal disorders have been treated successfully over the past two decades. More than a quarter million patients with chronically ununited fractures have benefitted, worldwide, from this surgically non-invasive method, without risk, discomfort, or the high costs of operative repair. Many of the athermal bioresponses, at the cellular and subcellular levels, have been identified and found appropriate to correct or modify the pathologic processes for which PEMFs have been used. Not only is efficacy supported by these basic studies but by a number of double-blind trials. As understanding of mechanisms expands, specific requirements for field energetics are being defined and the range of treatable ills broadened. These include nerve regeneration, wound healing, graft behavior, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia (heart attack and stroke), among other conditions. Preliminary data even suggest possible benefits in controlling malignancy.
Basset pre-dates R.O. Becker's use of electricity to heal bone.
stroke and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy / rTMS