Over the coming blogs we will be taking a closer look at PEMF therapy and its benefits in greater detail, together with advice on how this can be successfully applied to a number of conditions. As primary healthcare practitioners, with over 30,000 combined clinical hours between us, we have extensive knowledge and experience of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders and have greatly enjoyed combining this expertise with our passion for PEMF therapy and the iMRS 2000 system. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and insights over the coming weeks. To get things started, we focus today on a crucially important subject; natural pain relief. We hope you find this useful.

In the UK we have an increasing dependence on painkillers, so much so that it is being described as a public health disaster in plain sight. Over the past decade prescriptions for opioid painkillers such as Co-codamol and Tramadol have risen by an alarming 400% in the UK. In 2012, ten million people were prescribed an opioid painkiller, which was more than double the next nearest EU country. Research has also shown that one in three 18-24 year old now take painkillers every single day, often at the slightest sign of pain. Yet, if we dare to read them, the list of possible side effects is enough to put most people off for life.

The most common side-effects of taking opioid analgesics for example include nausea and vomiting, constipation and a dry mouth. Larger doses can produce muscle rigidity, hypotension, and respiratory depression. Other common side-effects can include palpitations, bradycardia, tachycardia, oedema, vertigo, hallucinations, mood changes, confusion, sleep disturbances, and headache. The list goes on…

So, with the ever increasing evidence of the potential for great harm that this presents, and without provisions for regular monitoring, it is hardly surprising that more and more people are looking for much safer, longer term alternatives to provide relief from pain. One of these alternatives is low frequency and intensity PEMF therapy. To help demonstrate the potential of this natural approach, we will take a look at Natasza’s story.

Natasza’s story:

Natasza Telfer“In 2006 I was blown up whilst serving with the Army in Iraq. My legs and hips were severely injured. Despite years stuck in a wheelchair I can walk with crutches now but take an absolutely ridiculous amount of pain medication, with the main one being 80 times more potent than morphine going continually into my body, and a mass of pills at stupid strengths. Even still, I live every day in excruciating pain and everything I do makes it worse. I have tried everything for just a few seconds of relief but have had no luck. I also weight lift but between that and my crutches, my back and hands can really suffer as they can’t rest. I would do anything for just a little relief.

I am part of a dragon boat racing team which is made up of all injured serving or ex servicemen and women. We race against the able bodied teams in the national league and are aiming for the Invictus Games next year as well as international competition. It is a very very physically demanding sport that uses your whole body when paddling, unlike how you would row in a much more static position. The problem for us as a team is recovery. It takes a lot longer for us to recover and we can really really suffer after training and racing (although that would never stop us). Most of us suffer from PTSD and the mental effects of living with chronic pain, a large number of us also have physical injuries of varying extents and types.

I started using the EMPpad iMRS in September 2016, first thing in the morning and again before bed at night. Within the first few weeks I noticed my pain levels starting to reduce and become easier to manage. As a result of this I was even able to go horse riding for the first time since my injury! In addition to this I also noticed improvement in my sleep, which is something that has been disrupted for a long time.

Last month the EMPpad helped me to achieve something I have wanted to do for 9 years and that is march with my regiment in the Cenotaph parade on Remembrance Sunday. This year I did it, which included 3 hours standing on parade before even starting the 2-3km marching where I had to keep in time, step and stride with everyone else. I have attached a photo of me after the parade – wobbly but incredibly happy.

I love it, and once again will take the opportunity to thank you for the EMPpad trial”.

Natasza Telfer, UK

The iMRS system uses very low intensity and frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology, which targets the cells within the body and can help to improve the way they function. PEMF therapy has been repeatedly shown to stimulate the production of endogenous opiates, otherwise known as endorphins, and the body’s own painkiller is remarkably effective, as strong as 10mg of Morphine!

Research on mice has demonstrated just how important magnetic fields are to the ability to tolerate pain, and to produce endorphins. When placed in a zero field environment, subjects were found to be significantly more sensitive to pain than other mice of the same species subjected to the earth’s normal magnetic field. Similar effects are seen in astronauts when they leave the earth’s atmosphere. But PEMF therapy does more than this, helping to also address the cause of pain by promoting increased tissue repair, reducing inflammation and relaxing associated muscular tension. The pain relieving effects are body wide, and reproducible on a daily basis.

Daily use of low frequency and intensity PEMF technology can help to stimulate the body’s own pain relieving ability. Completely safe to use, it can also work to complement other natural approaches to pain relief such as manual therapy, exercise and appropriate supplementation. For further details of the natural pain relieving potential of low frequency and intensity PEMF therapy please visit www.emppad.com.


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