MAGNETOTHERAPY: a very old technique, but one that has been making the 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 the ancient Egyptians already knew and exploited the magnetic fields for curative purposes. What is certain is that in recent years there has been nothing but talk of the benefits of magnetotherapy.

But what does this physiotherapy practice consist of?
What are its areas of application?
Let us get to know it better.

As its 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, thus improving tissue oxygenation.
In practice, these effects result in analgesia, rreduction of inflammation and stimulation of oedema reabsorption. In addition, pulsed magnetic fields have a particular effect of stimulating the migration of calcium ions within bone tissue, which is able to induce consolidation of bone mass and favour so fracture repair.
Magnetotherapy therefore is effective in reducing pain, stimulates cell exchange, promotes tissue oxygenation and reduces healing time after fractures.

How magnetotherapy works

Having clarified that magnetotherapy uses electromagnetic fields to treat certain pathologies, let's try to understand how it works.This therapy makes use of a device consisting of a solenoid inside which an electromagnetic field of variable 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 is able to reproduce it, thus speeding up healing.The waves used in magnetotherapy are of the non-ionising and non-invasive type, do not present i.e. biological risk for the patient and for the practitioner applying the therapy as they are not absorbed by organs or tissues.
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Contraindications of magnetotherapy

Although magnetotherapy is a decidedly non-invasive type of treatment, then some particular 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 functioning and it is therefore better to avoid this type of therapy.
Finally, it is not appropriate to undergo magnetotherapy during pregnancy and lactation, but also in the presence of heart disease, tumours or hyperthyroidism.
In general, however, it can be said that themagnetotherapy is a safe treatment and that there are very few contraindications.


 

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