Stroke Rehabilitation using PEMF therapy
A stroke is usually a life changing event. Once you have a stroke you lose the motor, speech, and cognitive abilities. This is caused by damage to brain cells hence loss of functionality. Traditional therapies such as physiotherapy and speech therapy produce limited results. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT) is here to change that. It leads to faster and significant recovery.
Research on PEMF has come a long way. A lot of skepticism about its benefits caused research to be slow by pharmaceutical industry, but many scientists , doctors and universities have conducted extended research on it since last 3 decades. In 2013 scientific papers published results showing PEMF therapy had significant effects on brain functioning; this stimulated massive research in the field. As a result, PEMF therapy should be included for Ischemic or cerebral stroke rehabilitation. Speech therapy and physical therapy together with PEMF have been shown to produce better results too.
PEMF can be used as a tool for repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). The great news is that PEMF can be used long-term and is lower-power, so it’s safer and easier alternative to expensive TMS therapy.
TMS therapy involves exposing the part of the brain affected by the stroke with strong electromagnetic waves repeatedly. The exposures are, however, limited to less than three hours per session to avoid damaging normal brain cells. When starting the therapy intense sessions of two hours are done. As improvements begin to become apparent, sessions are reduced to just 20 minutes.
PEMF therapy on the other hand, is safer and can be done at home, while providing similar results long-term. For the best results, PEMF frequencies are tuned to delta-state to allow higher quality recovery using a process known as brainwave entrainment.
This article on Buzzfeed directly compares PEMF vs TMS vs DBS (Deep brain stimulation)
Benefits of PEMF therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation
With the benefits PEMF, it is surprising to know it is not yet widely used.
During research, it has been shown that it reduces brain cell damage and stroke disability by 90%. To attain this, however, Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy should be started immediately after the stroke.
Speech is usually the first to recover. This is due to the ability of the electromagnetic waves to stimulate neurons regeneration. With reinstated communication physical therapy gets easier. The patient is able to explain how he feels and what part of the body has more pain. This gives therapists ability to tailor physical therapy to suit the needs of the patient. Additionally, the patient’s quality of life increases as they feel more relaxed and less pain. They are able to communicate with friends and family who provide the much needed emotional support for even faster recovery.
Motor function is reinstated faster when using the therapy. This is achieved by exposing the opposite side of the brain in relation to the affected limbs to the waves. This is because the motor function is controlled by the opposite side of the brain. Physiotherapy and massage should be done after PEMF sessions for even faster recovery.
Chronic strokes are a problem for some individuals. PEMF’s neuroprotective role prevents such a condition. This means that parts of the brain not affected by stroke are resistant to it. One PEMF therapy user that beenusing his PEMF Device since 15 years, got his stroke at the age of 59. He believes that he would have his stroke earlier. He also said that he started using PEMF from day 3 of gaining consciousness and was able to completely recover his voice and vision (which were 100% gone) within a few months.
PEMF therapy attributed to overall calmness and brain cell stimulation that comes with the therapy. More info about PEMF therapy for stroke rehabilitation is presented on PEMFHealing.in
The good thing about PEMF is that it can be used at all stages of the disease. Improvement has been documented in strokes that occurred a long time ago usually five to ten years. Most of the other therapies do not work after two years. If you are just learning about this now and you have had a stroke, don’t worry it can still be effective.
Better yet, PEMF can be compared to the best medication. This is because it has no side effects at all. When properly administered; for the right time and using the proper frequencies, studies have not shown any harm related to it.
PEMF devices for Stroke Rehabilitation
Many brands of PEMF devices are available today. If you want to get your health back in shape after having an ischemic stroke, you should definitely get one of these.
Most well-known among them is the EarthPulse. EarthPulse provides PEMF devices at budgets that are affordable. They come with a full money-back guarantee, which is really sweet of them, as you can return the device if it fails to provide results. That doesn’t seem to be happening often, or they wouldn’t have such as offer. Their customer support is great and provides good information when asked about how to get the best results when using their PEMF therapy devices for Stroke rehabilitation.
Another up-coming brand is the FlexPulse. It is smaller and quite efficient too. It’s higher quality but slightly more expensive than the EarthPulse. It’s return policy charges a small re-stocking fee if you want to return it. FlexPulse also provides quite good customer support for users and ships worldwide. Both systems are easy to use and most effective with maximum amount of positive user feedback.
A stroke does not have to mean the end of normal life. With PEMF therapy you will be able to recover faster. You can get the therapy at a PEMF clinic in your town or purchase a PEMF device to be used at home. Work with it and your physiotherapist together!