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Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMF)
Medicine, both human and animal, is changing from being biomolecular to bioenergetic in nature. For close to 100 years our greatest quantum physicists have been telling us that despite how our reality appears to the five senses we and our pets our not really solid chunks of matter. They tell us that the atoms and electrons that make up our body and the physical world we live in are not small solid particles but are. more accurately, condensed area of energetic frequencies. We are not material beings we are energetic or frequency beings. Given this energetic context for reality we must ask ourselves what then is meant by the terms “health” and “disease”. If we consider health from this energetic view point we can better understand how health can be restored using energetic frequency devices that interact with our body’s own energetic frequencies and return us to a more balanced harmonic state. Woodside Animal Clinic uses a number of these energetic devices to help restore the health of our patients. Amongst these devices are: Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy, Bio-modulator and Bio-transducer Therapy, Electro Crystal Rebalancing, Infra-tonic therapy, and Cold Laser therapy. In the following paragraphs I will discuss I will limit my discussion to only Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMFT).
Magnetic Field Therapy has been widely applied in European countries since the 1960’s. There are presently at least 250 clinics in Europe and a few in Canada that employ “Pulsed Magnetic Therapy” PMFT. In the early 1990’s Dr. D.H. Trock, M.D. head of the department of Rheumatology at Yale University conducted randomized, double blind placebo controlled studies on the use of PMFT as an approach to treating arthritis. He found that this therapy significantly took away the pain and improved function in the majority of patients studied. These studies were published in the Journal of Rheumatology in 1993 and 1994. In more recent years, Dr. C. Hershler, M.D., a Canadian physician conducted a similar study looking at the effect the effect of PMFT on soft tissue injuries. He found that 80% of the time the subjects expose PMFT obtained relief of pain an improved function.
Pulsating Magnetic Therapy is very safe. The strength of the magnetic field is very small. It is about 1000th of the field a patient is exposed to when undergoing an MRI. When exposed to a pulsed magnetic field it is important to know that every cell in the body is affected. Each of our cell is like a tiny battery that generates an electric field with a resting cell membrane potential of 80 millivolts. Cells that become injured have an altered membrane potential. Passing a series of magnetic pulses through the body produces an alteration in the tiny electric voltages at the cellular level. Ions (charged particles present within and around the cell will move in the rhythm of the pulsating magnetic field passing through them. When a particular polarity or direction in the magnetic field is achieved around cells a number a number of key events occur:
In Europe over 25 years experience has shown that many different conditions can be treated with this therapy. Amongst these are:
Because pulsed magnetic therapy is a painless and so easy to use and because the pet experience very little if any stress, Dr. Simon does not hesitate to use this form of therapy on all types of animal. The patient feels nothing at all during therapy but the pet parent can feel the pulsation of the field if they are given a small magnetic to hold in their hand. Because pulsed magnetic waves pass all the way through the patients body this therapy can be used to treat internal organ disease as well as musculoskeletal conditions. PMFT is ideal for very small or hard to handle pets because they can be treated while still in their cage or while wrapped in a towel or blanket. Each therapy session takes approximately a half hour and is commonly repeated on a weekly basis while the pet parent sits close by and reads a book or magazine. Dr. Simon has used pulsed magnetic therapy to treat a great variety of conditions but inparticularly intervertebral disk conditions, Wobblers, hip dystplasia, degenerative neurological problems and post operative rehabilitation. Because PMFT can. in most instances, be applied to the body as a whole it is extremely valuable when treating vague pain that can not always be localized to a particular joint, a specific area along the spine, or even a region of the body. Finally, there are very few contraindications or dangers using PMFT although pet parents with pace makers should not be present during therapy. It is also not recommended to be used on cancer patients.