MAGNETOTHERAPY: a very old technique, but one that has been making headlines more and more in recent years: magnetotherapy harnesses the benefits of magnetic fields for curative and rehabilitative purposes. Let's find out what it is, how it works, and the results of magnetotherapy in physiotherapy.
What is the magnetotherapy
Some say that already the ancient Egyptians knew and exploited the magnetic fields for healing purposes. What is certain is that in recent years there is nothing but talk about the benefits Of magnetotherapy.
But what does this physiotherapy practice consist of?
What are its areas of application?
Let's get to know her better.
As the name already suggests, magnetotherapy uses the electromagnetic pulses In order to help in the treatment of various symptoms related to inflammatory states or to bone diseases. Pulsed magnetic fields interact with cellular structures, promoting the recovery of physiological conditions. In addition, magnetotherapy Stimulates blood circulation, thereby improving tissue oxygenation.
In practice, these effects result in analgesia, rIduction of inflammation and stimulation of edema reabsorption. In addition, pulsed magnetic fields have a special effect of stimulating the migration of calcium ions within bone tissue, which is able to induce the consolidation of bone mass and foster so the repair of fractures.
Magnetotherapy therefore is effective in reducing pain, stimulates cell exchange, promotes tissue oxygenation and reduces healing time following fractures.
How magnetotherapy works
Having clarified that magnetotherapy uses electromagnetic fields to treat certain diseases, let's try to understand how it works.This therapy makes use of a device consisting of a solenoid, within which an electromagnetic field of varying frequency is generated: from a few hertz to a few thousand. The frequencies used depend on the disorder to be treated. Our cells are able to generate an electromagnetic field in response to a mechanical stimulus-this ability is called piezoelectricity, and magnetotherapy can reproduce it, thus speeding healing.The waves used in magnetotherapy are of the non-ionizing and non-invasive type, do not present i.e. biohazard for the patient and for the practitioner applying the therapy since they are not absorbed by organs or tissues.
The most modern MAGNETOTHERAPY APPARATORS have features that are highly valued by patients: can in fact be used from the comfort of home thanks to the possibility of rental. Of course, this does not mean that one can disregard the supervision of a professional in toto: the expertise of an expert in the field is necessary to set up therapy according to the needs of those who are to be treated.
M.I.A. MEDICAL ITALY rents magnetotherapy equipment to conduct sessions at home with the assistance of a professional who installs it. This is the real revolution for those who need therapy.
Contraindications of magnetotherapy
Although magnetotherapy is a decidedly non-invasive type of treatment, then some special cases, its application is not recommended. In fact, if you have pacemakers or other devices inserted into your body, the electromagnetic waves could interfere with their operation and it is therefore best to avoid this type of therapy.
Finally, it is not appropriate to undergo magnetotherapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and also in the presence of heart disease, tumors, or hyperthyroidism.
In general, however, it can be said that themagnetotherapy is a safe treatment And that there are very few contraindications.