What experience is there with PEMF?
This technology has undergone many scientific clinical trials worldwide. Tens of thousands of patients have been treated successfully. Of the treated patients, a very high success rate is reported, creating a dramatic improvement in their quality of life.
What causes pain in joints?
Between our bones are cushions of cartilage, which prevent grinding of the bones. When the layers of cartilage wear out, the bones begin to grind against each other, causing extreme pain. Under normal circumstances, the body replaces cartilage under control of tiny electrical signals. These electrical signals are created inside our body. Due to diseases -e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, aging or injury- the normal replacement of cartilage is disturbed, causing pain and inflammation.
How does PEMF reduce pain in joints?
Pulsating electromagnetic fields influence cell behavior by inducing electrical changes around and within the cell. Improved blood supply increases the oxygen pressure, activating and regenerating cells. Increased calcium transport stimulates the repair and growth of cartilage while at the same time decreasing pain dramatically.
How does PEMF relief back pain?
PEMF has proven to be very effective including for osteoporosis treatment. Due to improved blood supply oxygen levels increase, activating and regenerating cells. Resulting in improved calcium transport and better absorption of calcium in the bones and simultaneously decreases pain dramatically. In addition increase of bone density, results in improved fracture healing and less risk of braking bones.
Why have osteoporosis patients often back pain?
Due to 'brittle' bones osteoporosis patients often suffer from very painful micro-fractures in the vertebrae of the spine. Already after a few weeks of Curatron treatments a high level of pain relief is obtained, which is explained by closing of these micro-fractures.
Will bone density increase?
A study at the Pacific Health Research Institute in Honolulu was designed to provide concrete data on the restoration of bone mass in post-menopausal females. Bone density rose with an average of 5.6%. At the university of Graz in Austria a similar study clearly showed an increase in bone density after one year of around 6%. These results make all the difference in functioning in good health or suffering with an increasing risk for spontaneous fractures. The proportionate increase in fracture risk is directly related to decreased bone density.
How can it assist in bone non-union and fracture healing?
PEMF has been proved to be very effective for healing of delayed bone non-union and for improved fracture healing. It has shown to be beneficial in case of problematic fractures and fractures with a large gap. Treatment can also be performed in case there are implants at site.
And sports injuries?
We clearly see a dramatic reduction in pain and inflammation in treatment for sports injuries. Swelling is reduced fast and PEMF stimulates the body to repair damaged tissue and speeds up the healing process.
What about wound healing & varicose veins?
Pulsing electromagnetic fields improve peripheral circulation and oxygenation. This causes better transport of nutrients and improves wound healing. In women with varicose veins fast pain relief is obtained and there is much less fatigue of the legs.
How long takes a session?
Lengths of the programs are between 20 and 30 minutes. After the session is finished the energy is automatically switched off and the system goes in "stand-by" mode (like on your TV set).
What are the side effects?
This is the beauty of PEMF: there are no side effects. Sometimes the patient might feel some tingling due to improved circulation but this is no contraindication. Some people have a nice warm and comfortable feeling during the therapy session. However, there may be side-effects if used during pregnancy and thus it should not be used in pregnant women.
How is the system beneficial for Health & Fitness?
The computer controlled parameter settings *with lower energy levels* contributes to optimal energy regulating and health enhancing effects in a natural way. Normalization of membrane potential and improved metabolism is obtained supplying to the cells the optimum amount of energy contributing to general fitness and strength. Protein synthesis is increased by improved regeneration and disposal of waste materials is stimulated and the natural immune system activated. The overall energy level improves, health is stabilized and fitness increases. It is an ideal way to maintain your own good health!
What is the difference between regular magnets and PEMF?
Our body's natural magnetic field is created by the flow of electrically charged ions in and out of cells and the transmission of electric impulses through cell membranes. Only Pulsing ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) force and not static magnets can influence on a cellular level. The magnetic strength value of static magnets (expressed in Gauss value) is not relevant at all, since the measured field strengths of permanent magnets range from 300 gauss to 16000 gauss at the surface, at 2 cm distance around 10 gauss and at 10 cm distance; absolutely nothing. In addition static magnets cannot create any electrical induction at all without being mechanically moved the whole time!
What is Electromagnetism?
The interaction of electrical and magnetic effect is known as electromagnetism. Electromagnetism is one of the most important concepts in physical science. An electromagnet consists of a piece of soft iron with electrical wire wrapped around it. When an electric current flows through the wire, it produces a magnetic field around the wire and the iron is magnetized. The greater the current, the stronger the magnetic field. By coiling up the wire many times, the magnetic field produced can be made even stronger.
What has Lorenz force to do with PEMF?
Electrical current in a coil causes a magnetic field. The magnetic field curls around electric wire in which the current flows. Electricity and magnetism are interrelated in many ways. They are manifestations of the same fundamental physical concepts. Maxwell equations show the relation between the electricity and magnetism. The combined effects of electrical and magnetic fields, is called Lorenz force. As result of induced Lorenz force pulsing electromagnetism will produce electricity in cells and this is the basis for Pulsing Electromagnetic Field Therapy.
Electricity within the human body?
It is long known that there is electricity in our bodies: electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG). In 1956 the piezoelectric effect in bone was discovered by Fukada and Yasuda; a physicist and an orthopaedic surgeon in Japan. The combined effects of electric and magnetic force explain that pulsing electromagnetic fields induce electrical changes on a cellular level within the body and cell metabolism is influenced.
PEMF influences oxygen levels within cells?
This can only be accomplished when the pulsing electromagnetic fields penetrate sufficiently deep within the human body. The electrical influence and increase of the membrane cell potential, causes an increase in oxygenation, which in turn increase the supply of nutrients. This results in disposal of waste products from the cells and cell detoxification.
How do I know that the effect will be real and not just placebo?
Most scientific clinical studies clearly show that in order to obtain clinical relevant results the minimum pulsing field strength must be at least 3-5 milli Tesla (30 to 50 Gauss). In order to generate piezoelectricity inside bone and cells the field strength must exceed 10 milli Tesla (100 gauss). There are different variations of large and expensive coil systems mounted on arms or beds, but none of these systems is able to generate energies higher than 100 gauss.
Flat treatment pads versus bulky body coils?
Additional disadvantage of large coil systems is that the magnetic field is very localized and mainly within the coil area only and not suitable for full body energizing. Many manufacturers use the latter method due to technological difficulties and complications in manufacturing and controlling high-density electrical currents within flat surface coils. Also creating stable and effective electromagnetic fields exceeding by far the 10 milli Tesla (100 gauss) level seems to be problematic for other manufacturers.
Do energy levels above 10 milli Tesla always work?
NO! The speed of change of the electromagnetic field induced into the body is very important to obtain the maximum possible force and thus penetration inside the body. This speed of magnetic induction is one of the most important parameters for obtaining nice and clear pictures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines in hospitals, to obtain high speed tilting of hydrogen atoms in the body. These atoms emit the radio frequency signals, which are measured by the MRI coils and used to create the diagnostic picture. This explanation also clearly shows that a static magnetic field cannot generate any piezoelectric effect inside the body since there is no speed of change component when applying a permanent magnet.
And what about energy levels under 0.1 milli Tesla?
There are systems, which generate less than 0.1 milli Tesla (1 Gauss), which is much less than the normal background magnetic field in any regular household (fridge, TV etc.). There cannot be expected anything by the use of such a device, except for a placebo effect.
Does the PEMF penetrate the whole body?
Absolutely. The combination of the generated energy level and the speed of change of the pulses guarantee full body penetration, under condition that the minimum amount of energy generated is also sufficient.
Can I actually feel the electromagnetic pulses?
Just take the supplied test magnet in your own hand and feel the pulses! Maximum energy setting with the coil electrode even enables you to feel the pulses at a distance of over 40" (1 meter) or at the other side of your body!
What about battery powered systems?
Battery powered equipment generate very short square, triangle or exponential pulses. In addition they are unable to generate the necessary high energy, electromagnetic fields simultaneously at each individual coil, otherwise the battery would be exhausted in a very short time. These systems will not induce any sufficient energy transfer into the body in order to obtain any realistic electron movement. The minuscule amounts of generated energy will not create any relevant or beneficial piezoelectric effect inside cells.
Which pulse form is the best?
All kinds of combination pulse forms have been tried and clinical studies support the use of pure sinusoidal waveform as basic carrier frequency, which is modulated with the pulsing frequencies. This warrants the necessary energy transfer during the pulse time into the body, if combined with sufficient speed of magnetic induction.
What about the range of pulsing frequencies?
The available pulsing frequencies of the PEMF system should cover a wide range in order to have available the best therapeutic possibilities for the various different applications. For treatment of diseases the range should be 1-50 Hz (above 50 Hz there is no more relevant therapeutic effect) and for health and fitness 1-22 Hz.
What about using a fixed pulsing frequency?
When sitting in a plane we experience noise made by the motors of the plane. After a short while we do hardly notice this noise anymore. This is due to the ability of our body to adapt to surrounding disturbances and thus cancelling out this noise. The same holds true for magnetic fields, which pulse the whole time with the same frequency and intensity. These pulses are a disturbance for the body and it will adapt to the used pulsing frequency after just a few minutes and the effect will become close to nil (this the reason why some manufacturers call for the use of just 8 minutes) By automatically changing the used pulsing frequencies every couple of minutes this adaptation effect is avoided and effective therapy is thus obtained for the whole therapy session.
Why do I need more than one program?
There is no human being exactly like the other and we are all unique with unique differences. This means that it is impossible to know in advance if the same treatment parameters will work for all people the same way! In order to be sure that we will get the best possible effects we need different program possibilities, hence the choice out of 10 different Master programs for the Curatron systems!
What can I expect?
There are hundreds of studies, which show a wide variety of applications of pulsing electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Many studies confirm that if some basic rules are being observed, with respect to the applied therapy parameters and the use of correct equipment, the benefits for the patient are substantial. Overall success rate for this form of therapy varies between 50 and 80 %. Evaluation of more than 3000 patients at a large university hospital using Curatron systems has shown an overall success rate of 87% !
How do I know that more oxygen is distributed through my body?
Evaluation has been done by means of thermography (measuring the heat coming from a body made by means of infrared technology). We can clearly see the differences between a temperature scan before and after PEMF treatment. The differences in color distribution clearly show an increased perfusion and thus increase of oxygen supply.
Other systems have many more knobs, so they are better?
On the contrary, our engineers and programmers suffered many sleepless nights in order to reduce any control function, which might confuse the user. This lead to the development of completely automatic programs controlled by the built-in computer system. The system is extremely easy to use and has only 4 controls: start, stop, pause and program number.
Do I need a PC or laptop-computer to run the Curatron 2000PC or 3D systems?
The Curatron is a completely autonomous system, which runs without laptop or PC. It contains already 10 Master programs (each divided again into sub-programs) which run completely automatic. If you would like to compile your own programs you will need a PC or Laptop, which is then connected to the unit.
On what voltage and frequency works the system?
The Curatron is factory set for either 115V / 60 Hz or for 230V / 50 Hz.
How much does the unit weigh and is it portable?
The weight of the unit is only ~ 5.5 lbs or ~ 2.5 kg and is very much portable.
What is so unique about the Curatron systems?
Our highly qualified engineers and medical team succeeded in combining all technological advantages and state-of-the-art ultra modern electronic hardware with super reliable software. Our efforts really lead to 'the best money can buy'!
Why are your prices so reasonable?
It is our strategy not to overcharge customers. We keep our overhead as low as possible and are satisfied with sufficient margin to warrant further R&D and excellent after sales service.
What do you have to say about the competition?
Nothing. Just try yourself to get straightforward answers on your questions from them. Compare technical data like energy levels, pulse forms, frequencies, automatic programs, applicators, etc. etc.
Why are the Curatron systems the best PEMF systems?
Well, if you have read the whole FAQ section you now understand why! Still more questions? Do not hesitate to contact us!
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