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fibromyalgia therapy


fibromyalgia OVERVIEW

Fibromyalgia is chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, fatigue, and other symptoms. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain than people who don't have it. This is called abnormal pain perception processing.  The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Researchers think that certain things might contribute to its cause stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents, repetitive injuries or illnesses such as viral infections.


Low frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) can provide noninvasive, safe and easy to apply method to treat fibromyalgia and PEMF has a long term record of safety.  Low-energy pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy has been suggested as a promising therapy to increase microcirculation, which is of great concern in patients with fibromyalgia. This study evaluated the effectiveness of PEMF therapy on the treatment of fibromyalgia. A group of 108 women with fibromyalgia were allocated to a 12-week treatment period with an active Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation (BEMER) device and a similar treatment period with an inactive device.  Each patient received active and sham treatments in a random order. Pain and stiffness were assessed on a visual analog scale (VAS, scale 0–100 mm), and functional status was assessed by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ).


Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical study
ST Sutbeyaz, N Sezer, F Koseoglu… - The Clinical journal of …, 2009 -

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the treatment of pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled study
J Multanen, A Häkkinen, P Heikkinen… - …, 2018 - Wiley Online Library

Effects of physical-agent pain relief modalities for fibromyalgia patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Y Honda, J Sakamoto, Y Hamaue… - Pain Research & …, 2018 -



To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy for women with fibromyalgia (FM). Fifty-six women with FM, aged 18 to 60 years, were randomly assigned to either PEMF or sham therapy. Both the PEMF group (n=28) and the sham group (n=28) participated in therapy, 30 minutes per session, twice a day for 3 weeks. Treatment outcomes were assessed by the fibromyalgia Impact questionnaire (FIQ), visual analog scale (VAS), patient global assessment of response to therapy, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Short-Form 36 health survey (SF-36), after treatment (at 4 wk) and follow-up (at 12 wk).  The PEMF group showed significant improvements in FIQ, VAS pain, BDI score, and SF-36 scale in all domains at the end of therapy. These improvements in FIQ, VAS pain, and SF-36 pain score during follow-up.

B Hatef, L Simorgh, F Rahimi, M Togha - International Journal, 2016 -


How often should you repeat this therapy? The fibromyalgia therapy program at Recharge requires a once per week visit to the club for 90 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 4-7 weeks clients should see a noticeable improvement



 How much does this service cost?  The cost for this plan is $99 per month.  There are no contracts or long term commitments.  To get started you will need to purchase a Recharge Health Plan



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