PEMF for Osteoporosis?

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This is Pulsed Electromagentic Field treatment. It is usually a pad with coils imbedded that you sleep on, and a programming box sends a programmed series of magnetic pulses through your body. They are very low level, so no danger like from power lines. They are proven to accelerate bone fracture healing, so why not osteoporosis? It supposedly works, but I am not sure it is worth the price. Then again, We spend thousands of dollars total on our regular treatments. Maybe there is a reasonable priced system? Has anyone looked into this?
Thanks!
Mike

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Do you have any links we can go to and read more about this?

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Sounds like a heating pad.

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I saw on TV Dr. Oz and I heard it is very good. But it costs 3.000 dollars. And it is not for sleeping over it, you lay down on it 15 minutes. It is supposed to heal osteoporosis and other things but I cant afford the price. Its is good for all kinds of pain too.

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$3000? Sounds like a really expensive heating pad.

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Hi Nancy,
Yes, that is what I found! I haven't seen the Dr Oz video; they removed it from YouTube for copywrite reasons.
I have been researching for the past two days, and I found two systems that are affordable. This one looks best:
http://www.earthpulse.net/EP-buy.htm
http://www.earthpulse.net/
http://www.curatron.com/pdf/PEMF_therapy_for_Osteoporosis.pdf
http://research.jsc.nasa.gov/PDF/SLiSci-12.pdf
http://www.earthpulse.net/anti-aging.htm
http://www.earthpulse.net/warranty-disclaimer.htm

I just ordered one. If you order, give my email as a reference, and he will give you free shipping!
Thomas M Edmonds
mikedmonds@verizon.net

I will report as soon as it comes in. Should be 2 weeks (he's in Burmuda)

Best regards,
Mike

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Thank you for posting that!
Here is the Dr Oz article:
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/ask-your-doctor-about-pulsed-electromagnetic -field-therapy

I am impressed that the technology is FDA approved for fusing bones. Too bad the mats aren't FDA approved or made in the US. I don't know where they are made but I am not sure I would trust them depending on where they come from.

The article mentioned that it may work by increasing nitric oxide activity. "Nitric oxide" rings a bell- I recall reading about nitroglycerin for osteoporosis because it increases nitric oxide- I don't think the research ever panned out but nitric oxide has something to do with bone formation for sure.

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They are made in Israel and Germany.

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Hi osteomike,

the electromagnetic pad I knew is from curatrom, it costs 2.9995.00. Did you pay 600.00 osteomike? Let us know if you like and how it works.

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I dont like the idea of buying a pad pre owned. Cratron.com sells new but it is expensive. Here is the link: http://curatron.com/

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osteomike, the video of Earthpulse is of a Dog, I need to do research on that>

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DG,

Heh, I hope it isn't like the old electroshock therapy that was used decades ago on people that got depressed!!

Tom

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dexaguru, it is not a heating pad, it is electomagnetic therapy, it does not give shock either.

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The electromagnetic therapy that I heard about is not for sleeping on it, its for laying on it few minutes. Here is the video of Dr. Ozhttp://magnetictherapywerx.com/

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thanx!
another rat paper (there are a whole bunch of them)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12669302

I would buy one secondhand! I just checked Craigs list but no go.

Osteomike, it would be so GREAT if you could get your BMD measured before and after a year.

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Will do! I had my last one in Sept '11, so will redo sometime before the end of the year.
Kind regards!
Mike

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yippee I found one in Vancouver- only $1 a minute!

http://www.exhalestudio.com/programs/magnetic-mat/

I am going to try it for sure. The patient on the doctor Oz show said he felt improvement after the first session so I am very curious to see what it will do to me!

I also found this discussion on it at a physics form.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=211721

Their only beef that stands out to me is that the really low strength/ frequency devices would just mimic the earth's electromagnetic field and therefore not do much. One guy says that the experiments that did some good used strength's much higher than that of the earth's. My physics is way too rusty to say anything but it might be worthwhile to check the devices specifications? Compare the mat's strength to the FDA-approved knee brace.... if they operate at around the same order of magnitude, then it should be ok

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Hey everybody: here is the information from Dr. Oz about the PEMF devices where to buy or rent. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/ask-your-doctor-about-pulsed-electromagnetic -field-therapy

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Here is another link to PEMF devices:http://www.drpawluk.com/category/reviews/

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Nancy,

There have been therapy magnets with velcro on them to stick in one's clothing for years. There are also some that go inside your shoes. My wife's spine surgeon made us aware of them, and he used them himself. I imagine the electromagnetic system is a big step up from those.

Your links mentioned they also help edema. My wife suffers from edema in the legs, due to heart meds. I wonder how the mat works on that. I suppose you have to get up and run to the bathroom, as one does with the water pills? Thanks for the info.

Tom

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