Pail Relief, Boosted Metabolism, Oxygenation of the Cells, Improved Blood Circulation

Fibromyalgia Studied With PEMF Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields Therapy

Fibromyalgia Studied With PEMF Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields Therapy

Abstracts of scientific studies on the use of PEMF with Fibromyalgia

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial using a low-frequency magnetic field in the treatment of musculoskeletal chronic pain

Exposure to a specific pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) has been shown to produce analgesic (antinociceptive) effects in many organisms. In a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial,patients with either chronic generalized pain from fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic localized musculoskeletal or inflammatory pain were exposed to a PEMF (400 microT) through a portable device fitted to their head during twice-daily 40 min treatments over seven days. The effect of this PEMF on pain reduction was recorded using a visual analogue scale. A differential effect of PEMF over sham treatment was noticed in patients with FM, which approached statistical significance (P=0.06) despite low numbers (n=17); this effect was not evident in those without FM (P=0.93; n=15). PEMF may be a novel, safe and effective therapeutic tool for use in at least certain subsets of patients with chronic, nonmalignant pain. Clearly, however, a larger randomized, double-blind clinical trial with just FM patients is warranted.

Author: Thomas, A. W. and Graham, K. and Prato, F. S. and McKay, J. and Forster, P. M. and Moulin, D. E. and Chari, S.

Year: 2007


Comment:Thomas, Alex W Graham, Karissa Prato, Frank S McKay, Julia Forster, Patricia Morley Moulin, Dwight E Chari, Sesh Randomized Controlled Trial Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t Canada Pain research & management : the journal of the Canadian Pain Society = journal de la societe canadienne pour le traitement de la douleur Pain Res Manag. 2007 Winter;12(4):249-58.