Magnetic therapy in medicine is known for over a thousand years. Only the second half of the 19th century brought the scientific research about high frequency electricity on the body.
Magnetic therapy can be divided into high frequency and low frequency therapy.
High frequency magnetic therapy
High frequency magnetic therapy is short wave impulse diathermia – signal lasts very shortly, around 65 µs (25-400 µs), and internal frequency is about 1800 cikla/s. Working frequency of the device is 5-800 Hz. The pause lasts 25-37 times more in order to eliminate the heat effect.
Low frequency magnetic therapy
Low frequency magnetic therapy has a clear impulse magnetic field and a frequency of 2 to 50 Hz. Maximum density of the magnetic field is up to 10 mT.
Magnetic field is created via intermolecular circular flow based on quick changes in electric field. It penetrates every cell of the body, magnifying energy metabolism measured in ATP, enhancing partial oxygen pressure and its utilization, and stabilizing K/Na pump.
SCALING THE ELECTROMAGNETIC THERAPY
Generally for high frequency devices we recommend lower frequencies (100-200 Hz) for acute cases and surface lesions, and higher frequencies (300-600 Hz) for chronic diseases. For low frequency devices we recommend intensity up to 3 mT and low frequency up to 6 Hz in acute cases, and in chronic cases intensity up to 6 mT and frequency up to 25-50 Hz is advised. Magnetic therapy treatment usually lasts 30 minutes per day, 10-20 times.
INDICATIONS FOR MAGNETIC THERAPY:
- diseases and injuries of the locomotor system
- inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases
- some respiratory (sinusitis) and urogenital (prostaatitis) system disorders
- Raynaud syndrome
- fresh wounds
- delayed bone splicing
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MAGNETIC THERAPY:
- acute and serious circulatory disorders
- diabetic angiopathy
- coronary insufficiency
- juvenile diabetes
- acute infections
- fungal diseases